Chesapeake Blue (Chesapeake Bay Saga Series #4)

Chesapeake Blue (Chesapeake Bay Saga Series #4)

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by Nora Roberts
     
 

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Seth Quinn is finally home.

It's been a long journey. After a harrowing boyhood with his drug-addicted mother, he'd been taken in by the Quinn family, growing up with three older brothers who'd watched over him with love.

Now a grown man returning from Europe as a successful painter, Seth is

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The #1 New York Times bestseller is now in paperback!
Seth Quinn is finally home.

It's been a long journey. After a harrowing boyhood with his drug-addicted mother, he'd been taken in by the Quinn family, growing up with three older brothers who'd watched over him with love.

Now a grown man returning from Europe as a successful painter, Seth is settling down on Maryland's Eastern Shore, surrounded once again by Cam, Ethan, and Phil, their wives and children, all the blessed chaos of the extended Quinn clan. Finally, he's back in the little blue-and-white house where there's always a boat at the dock, a rocker on the porch, and a dog in the yard.

Still, a lot has changed in St. Christopher since he's been gone-and the most intriguing change of all is the presence of Dru Whitcomb Banks. A city girl who's opened a florist shop in this seaside town, she craves independence and the challenge of establishing herself without the influence of her wealthy connections. In Seth, she sees another kind of challenge-a challenge that she can't resist.

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“Roberts…delivers…luscious prose.”—The Boston Globe
Library Journal
This is the fourth book in the Quinn family series that began with Sea Swept. Seth, the youngest, was ten through the original trilogy. Nearly two decades have passed, and the boy is now a man. A very successful artist, steeped in the romance of Europe, he returns home trying to outrun his past. Complementing Seth is Druscilla, who comes with the kind of family ties that bind and gag. She is a good foil for Seth as both struggle to balance feelings about family, albeit from different angles. James Daniels does an adequate job of bringing the series to its climax, but he has trouble getting the tenor of the characters: Seth is too breezy, and Ethan is too slow. But he catches Dru in all her uptight, buttoned-down glory. Nevertheless, expect high circulation; a necessary purchase by all public libraries.-Jodi L. Israel, MLS, Jamaica Plain, MA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515136265
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/27/2004
Series:
Chesapeake Bay Saga Series, #4
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
227,557
Product dimensions:
6.88(w) x 4.22(h) x 1.03(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Seth Quinn is finally home.

It's been a long journey. After a harrowing boyhood with his drug-addicted mother, he'd been taken in by the Quinn family, growing up with three older brothers who'd watched over him with love.

Now a grown man returning from Europe as a successful painter, Seth is settling down on Maryland's Eastern Shore, surrounded once again by Cam, Ethan, and Phil, their wives and children, all the blessed chaos of the extended Quinn clan. Finally, he's back in the little blue-and-white house where there's always a boat at the dock, a rocker on the porch, and a dog in the yard.

Still, a lot has changed in St. Christopher since he's been gone-and the most intriguing change of all is the presence of Dru Whitcomb Banks. A city girl who's opened a florist shop in this seaside town, she craves independence and the challenge of establishing herself without the influence of her wealthy connections. In Seth, she sees another kind of challenge-a challenge that she can't resist.

But storms are brewing that are about to put their relationship to the test. Dru's past has made her sensitive to deception-and slow to trust. And Seth's past has made him a target of blackmail-as a secret he's kept hidden for years threatens to explode, destroying his new life and his new love. . . .

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“Roberts…delivers…luscious prose.”—The Boston Globe

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Keedysville, Maryland
Date of Birth:
1950
Place of Birth:
Silver Spring, Maryland
Website:
http://www.noraroberts.com/

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Chesapeake Blue (Quinn Brothers Series #4) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 282 reviews.
Stevie_Jo More than 1 year ago
Even though I've read this book before, I did go into it like I had never read it at all. Most of that was because I felt like this book (much like the one immediately before it) was slightly forgetful. Seth was and is still easy for me to forget because he is such a smoothly blended combination of his brothers that I feel as though I've read this story before. I know that the point needed to be stressed that he was accepted as a Quinn and therefore took on the Quinn attributes, but I think it lost a bit of the boy that I loved in the previous trilogy. In fact, his attitude was so like Cam's and the way he handled the various situations thrown his way was so like Ethan, that I thought I was repeating their stories. Of course, his high-class taste was from Phillip. Still, I didn't really get to see the vulnerability of the boy from before. I'm disappointed that he grew into too proud of a man to let himself get that way. Even Cam showed how vulnerable he was at one point and it was beautiful. Dru was also forgetful to me. More so than Seth. She seemed a lot like Sybill in that her money made her whiney and timid. Not my kind of female character, especially for someone so manly and tough like Seth. But I will admit that the way Gloria was handled at the end was very good. It made up for the anticlimactic ending of Phillip's story. I enjoyed the realistic approach. Gloria goes to jail and Seth realizes that she will probably get released and continue to haunt him. That leaves the ending open and raw instead of wrapping it up in a shiny package with a fluffy ribbon included. I know I had a lot of negative criticism for this one, but it was still quite good through it all. I just wish I could have seen more Seth and less of his brothers in him. But that's all in the eyes of the beholder. Either way I look at it, it was a good, solid quality ending to the series. One that I would recommend for a good trip into the male mind for a change.
sallymel More than 1 year ago
This is the fourth in the series of the Chesapeake Bay saga and I couldn't wait until it was published. The entire series is great. It was especially wonderful to read about how the boy Seth became a successful man after his terrible youth as well as his brothers. I even cried a bit reading them. I love almost all of Nora Roberts books that deal with relationships and love, especially if they have a happy ending. Her description of the Chesapeake Bay area makes me want to visit there. I gave this series to my daughter-in-law and she loved them as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another beautifully written novel by Nora Roberts. The Chesapeake Bay Saga Series is another amazing series.
redbaronMP More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended. Loved the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have now completed Chesapeake Bay saga and enjoyed every page. Just keep the tissues handy for the tears of joy and tears of sadness. It's an emotional roller coaster ride.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nora Roberts is one of the best!
ukali More than 1 year ago
This series of four separate stories of the Quinn brothers and their growing families were a pleasure to read.As with most Nora Roberts novels, they are all can't put down books, that leaves you rushing to B & N for the next installment. Fortunately for me, they were available and I did not have to wait for Ms Roberts to finish writing them.Keep up the wonderful story telling.
Sue5 12 months ago
A falling in love story intermingles with family dynamics.
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MichaelTravisJasper More than 1 year ago
This novel is the exciting conclusion to the four part Quinn series. In this last novel, little Seth is all grown up. Like his older brothers, he falls in love with an interesting woman while pursuing his career passions and trying to elude the cruelty that still haunts him from the past. The growing Quinn family fills out the story, and all readers that have made it this far will be pleased and entertained. Michael Travis Jasper, Author of the Novel “To Be Chosen”
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34Cat More than 1 year ago
I've read this series before - I have it in paperback. The whole series is great, one of Nora Roberts' best. This is the fourth and last book in the series; they're all good!
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Goto res 4 of first love
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Always love Nora Roberts always look forward to her new books.
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Out of all of the Nora Roberts "series" books that I have read so far, this Chesapeake Bay Saga Series has been my favorite!
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