Chesapeake Series Boxed Set

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents her breathtaking Chesapeake Series—SEA SWEPT, RISING TIDES, INNER HARBOR, and CHESAPEAKE BLUE presented together in one set for the first time.

SEA SWEPT

When Cameron Quinn receives word that his father has been in a terrible car accident and is near death, Cam returns home. Along with his two adopted brothers, Ethan and Phillip, Cam promises his dying father to raise a boy Ray had...

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Overview

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents her breathtaking Chesapeake Series—SEA SWEPT, RISING TIDES, INNER HARBOR, and CHESAPEAKE BLUE presented together in one set for the first time.

SEA SWEPT

When Cameron Quinn receives word that his father has been in a terrible car accident and is near death, Cam returns home. Along with his two adopted brothers, Ethan and Phillip, Cam promises his dying father to raise a boy Ray had taken in just prior to his accident. Assuming that Seth, like Cam, Ethan and Phillip before him, is simply a troubled boy off the streets, Cam is shocked and outraged by persistent rumors that Seth is Ray's natural son, conceived in an affair with one of his college students. Determined to fight the rumors and clear their father's name, the Quinns commit themselves to making Seth a permanent part of the Quinn family. Before the adoption can proceed, however, the Quinns must prove themselves to be fit guardians, and convince Seth's case worker, Anna Spinelli, that the Quinn brothers can form the proper environment to raise Seth. Complications arise when Cam finds himself increasingly attracted to Anna, and a relationship develops between the two. Always the footloose adventurer, Cam must now decide if he has the ability to stay permanently in Maryland and help raise Seth, and commit himself to his family and to Anna, or if his old lifestyle would always call to him.

RISING TIDES

Ethan Quinn is a waterman. He wasn't born to the tradition, but has embraced it. He's a quiet man whose heart runs as deep as the waters he loves. But now he faces more than the challenge of making his living on the Bay or struggling to make the fledgeling boat-building business he and his brothers began a success.

There's a young boy who needs him, and a woman and child he loves but never believed he could have. To shape his life around them, Ethan must face his own dark past, and accept not only who he is, but what he hopes to become.

INNER HARBOR

Phillip Quinn valued his fast-paced and successful life in Baltimore, but he knew that for Seth's sake, he, like his brothers, would have to make compromises on his bachelor lifestyle. Dr. Sybill Griffin was a renowned sociologist, in town ostensibly to study small town life, but in reality she had a different agenda: to study the Quinns, and how they were treating little Seth. Attracted from the first to the reserved doctor, Phillip was determined to discover her secrets, but when the truth comes out, the power of their passion may not be enough to overcome the truth about her betrayal. The Quinns will have to pull together as a family, once and for all, to protect and care for Seth as they promised her father, and Sybill will learn that sometimes a tie without blood is just as strong as a tie of blood.

CHESAPEAKE BLUE

Seth Quinn is finally home.

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

Now, a grown man returning from Europe as a successful painter, Seth is settling down on Maryland's Easter Shore, surrounded by Cam, Ethan, and Phillip once again, and their wives and kids, 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780515137774
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/2004
  • Series: Chesapeake Bay Saga Series
  • Edition description: 4 Book Set
  • Sales rank: 115,587
  • Product dimensions: 4.46 (w) x 6.78 (h) x 3.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts
One of the most prolific and popular writers in the world, Nora Roberts (who also writes as her edgier alter-ego J. D. Robb) publishes multiple books a year. Not that it’s enough for her fans, who tear through her unconventional romances. With her trademark mix of fantasy, mystery, and romance, Roberts has created her own genre -- and romance fans are grateful for it!

Biography

Not only has Nora Roberts written more bestsellers than anyone else in the world (according to Publishers Weekly), she’s also created a hybrid genre of her own: the futuristic detective romance. And that’s on top of mastering every subgenre in the romance pie: the family saga, the historical, the suspense novel. But this most prolific and versatile of authors might never have tapped into her native talent if it hadn't been for one fateful snowstorm.

As her fans well know, in 1979 a blizzard trapped Roberts at home for a week with two bored little kids and a dwindling supply of chocolate. To maintain her sanity, Roberts started scribbling a story -- a romance novel like the Harlequin paperbacks she'd recently begun reading. The resulting manuscript was rejected by Harlequin, but that didn't matter to Roberts. She was hooked on writing. Several rejected manuscripts later, her first book was accepted for publication by Silhouette.

For several years, Roberts wrote category romances for Silhouette -- short books written to the publisher's specifications for length, subject matter and style, and marketed as part of a series of similar books. Roberts has said she never found the form restrictive. "If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations," she explained. "If this doesn't suit you, you shouldn't write it. I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure."

Roberts never violated the reader's expectations, but she did show a gift for bringing something fresh to the romance formula. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred (1981), had as its heroine a strong-willed horse groom, in contrast to the fluttering young nurses and secretaries who populated most romances at the time. But Roberts's books didn't make significant waves until 1985, when she published Playing the Odds, which introduced the MacGregor clan. It was the first bestseller of many.

Roberts soon made a name for herself as a writer of spellbinding multigenerational sagas, creating families like the Scottish MacGregors, the Irish Donovans and the Ukrainian Stanislaskis. She also began working on romantic suspense novels, in which the love story unfolds beneath a looming threat of violence or disaster. She grew so prolific that she outstripped her publishers' ability to print and market Nora Roberts books, so she created an alter ego, J.D. Robb. Under the pseudonym, she began writing romantic detective novels set in the future. By then, millions of readers had discovered what Publishers Weekly called her "immeasurable diversity and talent."

Although the style and substance of her books has grown, Roberts remains loyal to the genre that launched her career. As she says, "The romance novel at its core celebrates that rush of emotions you have when you are falling in love, and it's a lovely thing to relive those feelings through a book."

Good To Know

Roberts still lives in the same Maryland house she occupied when she first started writing -- though her carpenter husband has built on some additions. She and her husband also own Turn the Page Bookstore Café in Boonsboro, Maryland. When Roberts isn't busy writing, she likes to drop by the store, which specializes in Civil War titles as well as autographed copies of her own books.

Roberts sued fellow writer Janet Dailey in 1997, accusing her of plagiarizing numerous passages of her work over a period of years. Dailey paid a settlement and publicly apologized, blaming stress and a psychological disorder for her misconduct.

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    1. Also Known As:
      J. D. Robb; Sarah Hardesty; Jill March; Eleanor Marie Robertson (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Keedysville, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      1950
    2. Place of Birth:
      Silver Spring, Maryland

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2009

    Chesapeake Series

    Wonderful books, this is the second time I've read them, I loved the characters and premis of the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2007

    Great Series!

    I had already read (sometime ago) the last book of this series, but decided that I wanted to know more about the characters. All four books are very good reads. It's fun to read about guys (brothers) who turn horrible adversity into sucessful lives!

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