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Nora Roberts Chesapeake Bay Saga 1-4 [NOOK Book]

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Welcome to Nora Roberts’s captivating saga about the lives and loves of four brothers on the windswept shores of the Chesapeake Bay…

Sea Swept
Cameron Quinn is coming home to say goodbye to the only ...
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Nora Roberts Chesapeake Bay Saga 1-4

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Overview

Welcome to Nora Roberts’s captivating saga about the lives and loves of four brothers on the windswept shores of the Chesapeake Bay…

Sea Swept
Cameron Quinn is coming home to say goodbye to the only father he ever loved. And he’ll have to put his fast-paced life on hold to care for the last lost boy Ray Quinn hoped to save…

Rising Tides
Though not born to the tradition of a waterman, Ethan Quinn has embraced the life. But now, he must face his own dark past to accept not only who he is but what he hopes to become…

Inner Harbor
As Phillip Quinn struggles to draw his new brother into his life, he must deal with a beautiful woman who has secrets that will affect them all—a woman who needs both his trust and his heart…

Chesapeake Blue
When world-renowned artist Seth Quinn returns to his home on Maryland’s eastern shore, he finds the woman of his dreams. But someone from his past is determined to destroy his newfound happiness…
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101531303
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Series: Chesapeake Bay Saga Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 142
  • Sales rank: 20,590
  • File size: 2 MB

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.

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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  • Posted May 24, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    I love these books!

    This is typical Nora Roberts. Meaning...Excellent!
    The people are real. You wish you lived in this town and
    had them as your friends. Very enjoyable...of course!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Bad deal!

    Why so much? It costs less to buy individually. And, 2 other popular e-book sites have this series listed for $28.99 !

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2013

    Wow, what a deal....all four for 31.99, I think I'd rather buy t

    Wow, what a deal....all four for 31.99, I think I'd rather buy them individually for 5.99 each. Great books, bad deal.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2012

    a Must Read!

    Nora Roberts strikes again with this saga of a family brought together by the death of the man who made them his sons. Engrossing from the first book to the last.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2013

    Great series

    I loved this series. I did not want it to end!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2014

    Men's Hearts

    This is by far one of Nora Roberts best series. The best depiction and insight about how men can love well, when the right woman loves them back. Showing all of the brothers faults, strengths, weaknesses and their own brand of crazy funny. All the brothers compliment each other and the women who love them all make them even better. Easy to read and hard to put down. This bundle was worth every penny!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    Awesome Series however come on B&N we're not morons. Much better deal if purchased individually. Smh

    This series is by far my all time favorite. It's Nora at her VERY best. The characters are well developed, the storyline compelling & the writing inspirational. There is action, romance & love scenes that are steamy without being superfluous or trashy. I laughed, I cried & above all I both rooted for & fell in love with the entire Quinn Clan, so much so I had to purchase the Nook version since I had pretty much wore out my books. I HIGHLY recommend this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    A favorite

    Good for multiole reads

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

    Amazing read

    Wonderfully written

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  • Posted January 15, 2014

    I have been a long time lover of Nora Roberts' books. I have rec

    I have been a long time lover of Nora Roberts' books. I have recently completed this series, and was enamored by the four brothers' characterizations. They were very detailed, and believable. Even though, as young boys, they came from hardened environments, because of the love of the Quinns, the brothers were able to develop into their own unique beings. As a social worker, caring about my clients, I particularly enjoyed the independent, feisty, and loving spirit of Anna! This is a well-written series, keeping my interest. It is a book series that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys family drama!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    Great books

    Truly enjoyed reading this series of books by Nora Roberta. The stories flow and merge in an interesting way. The characters are very different individuals who come together to form a loving family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    Love the Series!

    Best of all of the series written by Nora Roberts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    APP

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