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First in The New York Times bestselling trilogy of the lives and loves of three brothers on the windswept shores of the Chesapeake Bay.
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Nora Roberts is a consummate storyteller. After more than a hundred novels, her talent shines like new in SEA SWEPT, the first novel in a trilogy. Set on Maryland's eastern shore, SEA SWEPT is a story of both the transforming power of commitment and all-conquering love in all its forms.

When the novel opens, Cameron Quinn is about to pop the cork on a bottle of expensive champagne with beautiful and vapid supermodel Martine in the south of France. Cam is a world-class sailor who wins regattas around the globe. But when he and Martine retire to his suite for some shallow passion, there's a message waiting for him. Cam's father, Ray "the Mighty" Quinn, is in the hospital. Cam's brothers Phillip and Ethan want him to come home immediately. Abandoning the high life, Cam takes off for the simpler terrain of Maryland. His father lies dying in the hospital, the victim of a car wreck that might have been caused by reckless driving or might have been a suicide attempt. Regardless of the cause, there's a further wrinkle in Cam and his brothers' lives in the form of young Seth DeLauter.

Apparently, Ray Quinn had taken Seth in because the boy had been in a bad situation with his mother. This makes sense to the brothers Quinn, since each of them had been plucked from terrible circumstance by Ray and his late wife, Stella.

Cam's childhood had been a canvas of terror at the hands of an abusive father, and Cam had taken to the road and to stealing to protect himself. Ray and Stella took him in and gave him shelter, love, and security. Although the scars occasionally show, Cam isforeverindebted to the memory of his adoptive mother, and to his now-dying adoptive father, for having literally saved his life. Each brother has a different but ultimately similar experience with the Quinns. So it seems to them that young Seth is in the same boat.

When their father dies, Cam and his brothers learn something further about Seth's background, mainly through rumor and innuendo. There's a hint of scandal to their father's past. He had been a college professor, and a female student had accused him of having taken advantage of her several years' earlier. Seth may, in fact, be the result of this brief and unhappy union. Cam discovers that Seth's mother, a prostitute in the city, had been blackmailing Ray Quinn as he attempted to adopt the boy who might be his son. The night of Ray's car crash, he was returning from a trip to see Seth's mother. He had apparently paid an enormous sum of money to buy his son back from the woman.

Although this incident tarnishes the memory of their father, the brothers Quinn are determined to maintain a home for Seth. They see too much of themselves in him. But this is just the beginning of their story together as they return to their family homestead — for each has a life beyond their family and must give it up and adapt to the new circumstance of raising a child together.

Enter social worker Anna Spinelli, an attractive, smart young woman who only wants what is best for Seth, and who feels that the household the three brothers put together may not be the best situation for him. Although the sparks fly between her and Cam, she knows her job. Seth may have to be turned over to a foster home.

As Cam and his brothers learn to put Seth first, they discover love, family, and yes, even romance. SEA SWEPT is primarily Cam's novel, though — the story of his journey to discover the strength and vision that had lain dormant within him for too long.

It is no wonder that Nora Roberts's fiction is often compared to that of Sidney Sheldon and other mainstream novelists, but I'll go one further:

She's better.

SEA SWEPT is a true delight. I laughed out loud in some parts, and I worked to hold back the tears in others. These are real people dealing intelligently with genuine problems. Each character is complex and fascinating, even the supposed bad guys. Although Roberts can bring a woman like Anna Spinelli to life, what impresses me most is how well she writes about men. The Quinn brothers are tough, rude, smart, and sexy, but always very human and extremely vulnerable at their best. I can't wait for the rest of the trilogy about these brothers and their adventures in building a solid and heartfelt life.

—Jessi Rose Lucas

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Roberts's Dream trilogy involved three women living in a palatial Big Sur mansion. This, the first volume of the Quinn Brothers trilogy, revolves around a trio of strapping, lusty guys in a comfortable home on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Cameron Quinnthe eldest of three abused boys adopted by Ray and Stella Quinnis an adventurer who likes fast boats, fast cars and undemanding women. After Ray is injured in a car accident, Cam flies to his father's deathbed where he promises to look after 10-year-old Seth, for whom Ray has just started adoption proceedings. Anna Spinelli, Seth's social worker, is taken with both Cam's incomparable body and his big heart. Anna brings her own history of abuse to steamy encounters and the reader knows that Cam's pedal-to-the-metal days are numbered. Roberts is one of the great propagandists for family values, home, hearth and children, making them goals that are rewarding and desirable. (Jan.)
Jessi Rose Lucas

Nora Roberts is a consummate storyteller. After more than a hundred novels, her talent shines like new in Sea Swept, the first novel in a trilogy. Set on Maryland's eastern shore Sea Swept, is a story of both the transforming power of commitment and all-conquering love in all its forms.

When the novel opens, Cameron Quinn is about to pop the cork on a bottle of expensive champagne with beautiful and vapid supermodel Martine in the south of France. Cam is a world-class sailor who wins regattas around the globe. But when he and Martine retire to his suite for some shallow passion, there's a message waiting for him. Cam's father, Ray "the Mighty" Quinn, is in the hospital. Cam's brothers Phillip and Ethan want him to come home immediately. Abandoning the high life, Cam takes off for the simpler terrain of Maryland. His father lies dying in the hospital, the victim of a car wreck that might have been caused by reckless driving or might have been a suicide attempt. Regardless of the cause, there's a further wrinkle in Cam and his brothers' lives in the form of young Seth DeLauter.

Apparently, Ray Quinn had taken Seth in because the boy had been in a bad situation with his mother. This makes sense to the brothers Quinn, since each of them had been plucked from terrible circumstance by Ray and his late wife, Stella.

Cam's childhood had been a canvas of terror at the hands of an abusive father, and Cam had taken to the road and to stealing to protect himself. Ray and Stella took him in and gave him shelter, love, and security. Although the scars occasionally show, Cam is forever indebted to the memory of his adoptive mother, and to his now-dying adoptive father, for having literally saved his life. Each brother has a different but ultimately similar experience with the Quinns. So it seems to them that young Seth is in the same boat.

When their father dies, Cam and his brothers learn something further about Seth's background, mainly through rumor and innuendo. There's a hint of scandal to their father's past. He had been a college professor, and a female student had accused him of having taken advantage of her several years' earlier. Seth may, in fact, be the result of this brief and unhappy union. Cam discovers that Seth's mother, a prostitute in the city, had been blackmailing Ray Quinn as he attempted to adopt the boy who might be his son. The night of Ray's car crash, he was returning from a trip to see Seth's mother. He had apparently paid an enormous sum of money to buy his son back from the woman.

Although this incident tarnishes the memory of their father, the brothers Quinn are determined to maintain a home for Seth. They see too much of themselves in him. But this is just the beginning of their story together as they return to their family homestead -- for each has a life beyond their family and must give it up and adapt to the new circumstance of raising a child together.

Enter social worker Anna Spinelli, an attractive, smart young woman who only wants what is best for Seth, and who feels that the household the three brothers put together may not be the best situation for him. Although the sparks fly between her and Cam, she knows her job. Seth may have to be turned over to a foster home.

As Cam and his brothers learn to put Seth first, they discover love, family, and yes, even romance. Sea Swept, is primarily Cam's novel, though -- the story of his journey to discover the strength and vision that had lain dormant within him for too long.

It is no wonder that Nora Roberts's fiction is often compared to that of Sidney Sheldon and other mainstream novelists, but I'll go one further:

She's better.

Sea Swept, is a true delight. I laughed out loud in some parts, and I worked to hold back the tears in others. These are real people dealing intelligently with genuine problems. Each character is complex and fascinating, even the supposed bad guys. Although Roberts can bring a woman like Anna Spinelli to life, what impresses me most is how well she writes about men. The Quinn brothers are tough, rude, smart, and sexy, but always very human and extremely vulnerable at their best. I can't wait for the rest of the trilogy about these brothers and their adventures in building a solid and heartfelt life.
— Jessi Rose Lucas, barnesandnoble.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593357924
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 2/25/2005
  • Series: Chesapeake Bay Saga Series , #1
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts
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

Interviews & Essays

On Thursday, December 4, barnesandnoble.com welcomed Nora Roberts, author of SEA SWEPT.


VogelBN: Welcome, Ms. Roberts. We are so pleased to have you with us tonight at BN!!

Nora Roberts: Wonderful to be here. Thanks for having me.



VogelBN: The audience is brimming with questions, and eager to chat with you....

Nora Roberts:



Question: Can you give us a few hints about the next book in the SEA SWEPT rilogy?

Nora Roberts: The second book, RISING TIDES, will be out in July... It centers on Ethan, who's a waterman, and continues the story of the three brothers and Seth. We'll see more of where Seth came from, more interaction with the brothers. More romance.



Question: I'm from the Maryland shore, and the setting of SEA SWEPT was really familiar; was it based on a real town?

Nora Roberts: No, not really. I did a kind of blend of several towns on the Eastern Shore and made up my own. But I tried to be as authentic as possible.



Question: How do you change your pace/style between your more traditional romance titles and the J. D. Robb series? The J. D. series is very dark, gritty, and extremely sexually charged. Is it a difficult transition for you?

Nora Roberts: Not at all. I love doing them! I have such fun with the futuristic stuff and really, really enjoy exploring Eve and Roarke's relationship, as well as murdering people in gruesome manners. LOL. Terrific fun for me.



Question: The holidays are here once again! I'm curious, if you were to have five characters over to your home with your family -- who would you pick and why?

Nora Roberts: Wow. Tough one. Eve and Roarke, I suppose, as I spend so much time with them. Then it's tough. Maybe the MacKade brothers. After all, they're local boys. LOL.



Question: Aside from your own fabulous books of love, what's your all-time favorite love story?

Nora Roberts: Another hard one. I'm a huge fan of Mary Stewart's, so right off I'll say something like MY BROTHER MICHAEL. I love that book...but I really enjoy so many, it's a tough call.



Question: Hi, Nora!! I love all of your books!! Are you going to keep writing for Silhouette?

Nora Roberts: Absolutely. As long as I have ideas that fit the category framework, I'll keep writing them. I love doing category. I really appreciate the form.



Question: Do you think that romance is dying in the world we live in?

Nora Roberts: Oh no. I think romance never goes out of fashion, it's fluid. It changes to fit the needs of men and women as society changes, but it never goes away.



Question: Does your husband sell Janet Dailey's books in his bookstore? NoraR

Nora Roberts: No, he doesn't. I guess that's sort of a given.



Question: You've accomplished so much since 1981 with the debut of your first book. If you could, is there anything you'd like to do again differently?

Nora Roberts: Hmmm. I'd be more patient with my children when they were growing up.... But I must've done okay. They're great young men. I'd have started writing sooner. So many stories, so little time. LOL.



Question: Are there any Web sites about you and your work that you endorse? Is there a Nora Roberts fan club we can write to?

Nora Roberts: Actually, I have a Web page, and I'm pretty sure the URL is http://www.lightst.com/nora. As for a fan club, there is a marvelous group of ladies online. A couple of boards you might enjoy. On The Book Report and The Romance Realm.



Question: What is your background as a writer? With so many writers' groups and graduate programs -- are they a necessary background for success? NoraR

Nora Roberts: I don't have any background, if you mean education and such as a writer. Unless being Irish counts. We're born storytellers. I think you have to have a love of stories, of the written word. Otherwise how can you write? You have to have a good handle on English. But formal college, classes and so forth, not necessarily. You can be taught the nuts and bolts, but not the core of storytelling. You just have it.



Question: How many books do you write in a year? How long did it take you to complete SEA SWEPT?

Nora Roberts: I have no idea. Absolutely none. I never keep track of that sort of thing. It's a game I play with myself. Being obsessive/compulsive, if I were to time my books, I'd worry if one took me longer, or shorter, than another. Besides, it's not how long that matters. It's what you have when you're finished that counts.



Question: Do you find it more difficult to write romance titles now that your main characters in the J. D. Robb series are married?

Nora Roberts: No. I love writing relationship books. With the Robb books, I'm able to explore a marriage. In the other books I do, I continue to explore and enjoy the process of falling in love. It's a constant fascination to me.



Question: The cover of your latest is so beautiful.... I just can't stand the typical "Fabio" covers.... Do you have much to say about what jackets go onto your books?

Nora Roberts: I do have cover approval on my hardcover and paperback originals. For my categories, I don't. There just isn't time. But I've been very happy with my covers all around.



Question: So, is Seth really the brother of the Quinns? Will the truth be revealed by the final book in the trilogy?

Nora Roberts: You'll find out everything in the final book. I'd never leave my readers hanging at the end of a series. LOL. That wouldn't be fair.



Question: Nora, give us a hint, what will Eve give Roarke, the man who has everything, for Christmas?

Nora Roberts: Something that's close to his heart. And that's all you get until the book comes out.



Question: Where do you live?

Nora Roberts: I live in Maryland.



Question: You are probably the most prolific writer in the world. Where on earth do you come up with so many ideas?

Nora Roberts: It's my job. LOL. I haven't a clue where ideas come from, I just thank God for them.It's really the making of an idea into a book that separates the want tos from the does its. LOL.



Question: I've enjoyed all your books and hope you write for many years. I'm looking forward to reading your new book. Will you be doing any book signings nywhere for your new book?

Nora Roberts: For SEA SWEPT we'll be having a signing at my dh's store, Turn The Page, on Dec. 13. It's our big holiday signing. Lots of fun. Door prizes!!! LOL. Come see us.



Question: What is the difference between the novels you have written and how this one breaks away [from] your original style of writing?

Nora Roberts: I don't know how to answer that. I never think about changing style or sticking to style. I just write the story as it happens. I think maybe as this series is more from the male point of view, that's a bit of a change. But I often write from the male point of view.



Question: What can you tell us about SEA SWEPT? I don't even know the characters we're going to meet... NoraR

Nora Roberts: It's set, as is the trilogy, on Maryland's Eastern Shore and centers on three adopted brothers. In the first, their father is dying, and Cameron Quinn comes back home -- he's been racing and living it up in Europe. And they find themselves trying to raise the latest stray boy their father has taken in.



Question: In my copy of the FALL OF SHANE MACKADE, the copyright reads Elleanor Wilder. Who is that?

Nora Roberts: That's my married name. It was a mistake, someone dropped the ball and put my married name in rather than my writing name.



Question: How did you get your publisher to buy off on a romance with men as main characters? I've been wanting to do that for a long time. Do you think this will start a trend?

Nora Roberts: I don't believe in trends. Actually, I just wrote the books. I've done men as central figures before, and I'm very lucky to have an editor who's open to trying something a little different. Also, I'd have to say I have a track record -- built-up trust, so to speak. They'll give me some room.



Question: In my newest Publisher's Weekly, I see there is new book called HOMEPORT being published. Is this a continuation of SEA SWEPT as well?

Nora Roberts: No, HOMEPORT is my next hardcover, out in March, and doesn't connect to the trilogy. It's a romantic suspense, dealing with art forgery and such and set primarily on the coast of Maine.



Question: Could you describe some of your research techniques for us?

Nora Roberts: I don't think I have any real techniques.I just read and wander and now plug into the Internet and see what I can find on what I've decided will be my background. I'm totally disorganized when it comes to research. I just...punt.



Question: Do you have any close relationships with other romance novelists? If so, who?

Nora Roberts: I have a lot of very good and dear friends in the business. Ruth Langan is my oldest writing friend. Not that Ruth's old. LOL. But I met her first, years back. Also Marianne Willman, Patricia Gaffney, Mary Kay McComas, Julie Garwood, Catherine Coulter. Jeez. I'm leaving tons out. It would take all night.



Question: Nora, your characters are all so real...how long do you take to get to know them before you start to write their story?

Nora Roberts: I generally start right off, just getting the story down in a very rough first draft. I get to know my people during that time, then some time during the second pass, I know them better. By the time I'm finished, they're as real as my family. And don't ask me where's dinner. Mostly.



Question: Who is your all-time favorite writer, and what type of books does he/she write?

Nora Roberts: It's too hard. Mary Stewart is my oldest favorite, but I read across the board. Have a lot of well-loved writers I look forward to.



Question: What would you tell kids such as myself who have a dream of becoming writers?

Nora Roberts: If you want to write, write. Make no excuses. If you want to write, read. You can't write well if you don't love to fall into a story. Study. Learn your craft. Join a writing group so you'll make friends and have company whining. Writers whine. We can't help it. LOL.



Question: Do you think romance lit is a type of "porn" for women ?

Nora Roberts: No, of course not. Porn is sex for sex's sake. Romance is the celebration of relationships, of the grand mystery of men and women. The sex in them is a human and expected extension of emotional commitment. No emotional commitment in porn last time I looked.



Question: The settings for your books are so powerful -- would you please tell us how "place" influences you?

Nora Roberts: It's hard to say. There are places I've visited that just grab me, emotionally, visually. Other times I've set books -- most of them, actually -- in places I've never been but want to visit. It's like a canvas, I guess. I want a big, sprawling canvas sometimes; others, I want something small, intimate.



Question: Hi, Nora. What do you think is the difference between mainstream and category romances?

Nora Roberts: I could - -and have -- done whole workshops on this question. LOL.... But briefly, it's a difference in scope, in language, in reader expectation.... You have more room in mainstream, and you have to fill every inch of that canvas I spoke of. Category is generally more intimate, must move quicker. It can be very difficult to get a full, interesting story across in that brief time. Both are art, it's just different paint strokes.



VogelBN: This will be our last question for Nora Roberts...

Nora Roberts:



Question: Nora, do you plan to write another series after this one?

Nora Roberts: Oh yes. In fact, I'll probably start on it this year. I'm planning on setting another trilogy in Ireland. My favorite place in the world.



VogelBN: Thank you so much for joining us this evening, Ms. Roberts... It has truly been a wonderful experience!!

Nora Roberts: My pleasure. Thanks for asking me.



VogelBN: We hope you will join us again upon the publication of your next book!!

Nora Roberts: Love to. It's always fun.



VogelBN: Good night!!

Nora Roberts: Night everyone.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2004

    a nora robert's fan

    this book was just so damn cool! it wasn't one of those mushy, embarassing type books but was actually most of the time outrageously funny and sweet in a bad-boy way. Cam makes a fabulous romance hero, one of those guys that sweeps a girl off her feet and you can't help but fall in love with him because he's so hot! and i love the dialogue between him and anna and his brothers. in truth, the bottom line: this book was addictive, charming, sexy, and yet sweet in this seductive way. also... i love the way many of nora robert's books end. they always end in this classicly romantic way that tugs at a person's heart.

    14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    A must read

    I have read some of her other books and this was my third series. Definitely different from her others that I have read. She really researches her locale, and the facts of the area that she writes about. Her characters are well defined in this book, so much so that you feel that you know them.

    Could not put it down and when I did,I could not wait to read the next in the series. It isnt necessary to read the series in order. However in my thinking it should since it shows a natural progression of the story.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    Sexy, entertaining and heart warming.

    Always can be sure that Nora Roberts stories will put a smile on your face.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 4, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Good Opener

    While I definitely don't think of this book as the best one in the series, it's still a great opener for what's to come. It was enjoyable in the sense that I got the family dynamic right away. Sure, there seemed to be a bit of resentment here and there, but what sibling doesn't have resentment sometimes? I enjoyed Cam as a person and I thought Anna was okay. She was a little too "Miz Spinnelli" and whiney at times for me. I know she's a social worker and she has to think of the welfare of Seth first, but I didn't care for the way she blew up every time Cam kept a little something about the family from her. She over-reacted at times and it made her less real to me. And Cam seemed very mechanical through the entire book. You pretty much knew what he was going to do when he was going to do it and how he thought about doing it. Now, I will admit that him sneaking into his own bedroom window to seduce her was very nice and unexpected. However, the best parts of this book were when the three--and sometimes four--brothers were together. Theirs was a relationship that was real. It was something I could look at and see my own sibling relationship in, and I thoroughly enjoyed that. I hope there's more of that in the next one and not just twenty chapters of romance and lust with a bit of family thrown in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2008

    very, very good

    As usual, Nora Roberts does not disappoint with this series. Although I love every one of her books that I have read, I really enjoy it when she writes from a male point of view. The book was really good, and very touching. It doesn't hurt that Cam is just about as sexy as they come, either. I would recommend this series and any other Nora Roberts to anybody.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2013

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    good as usual for Nora!

    just finished reading this and as usual it was very good. Have the rest of the series on my nook so cant wait to start #2...Rising Tides

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

    A Must Read

    Nora Roberts never fails to please the reader. This is a heartwarming story with its ups and downs that ends with a happily ever after for at least two of the characters. I can't wait to read the other books in this series!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    I loved this book. Can't wait to read the entire saga of The Qu

    I loved this book. Can't wait to read the entire saga of The Quinn Brothers. Read this book in 3 days and did not want it to end. Great summer read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2013

    Great

    Loved these books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Quinn is awesome

    I loved this book, couldn't wait to read the next book in the series.
    As usual, great job Nora!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Must read

    Nora Roberts did a wonderful job. As usual.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    Definitely a great series. Couldn't wait to read all 4 books.

    Loved the characters and getting to know them. Nora Roberts' descriptions of the scenes and the characters made it easy to visualize the places and persons. You could actually feel the emotions of the characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    Fascinating Read

    Hard to put down. The first book of the Chesapeake Series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Great Read

    This was very enjoyable read. Nora Roberts created another irresistible story!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    Nora Roberts is brilliant Cam was my favorite.

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  • Posted July 30, 2013

    Un-Swept by Sea Swept

    I have a love for the Chesapeake Bay area. I don't live there and I'm too far away to visit often so I was looking forward to Nora Roberts' series of books that take place there. Unfortunately, there just wasn't enough "Chesapeake Bay" in this book to keep me wanting more. In fact, the story could have taken place almost anywhere since there is little more than token tie to the environment. Add to that my reaction to the over-extended love-making. I'm a guy; this is a chick book, clearly. Too much sex and not enough substance for me. I should have known--the Chesapeake is a BAY and no one ever refers to it as a SEA. I guess it's back to James Michener whose take on the area was a clean sweep.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    <^>

    V

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Wonderful.

    Perfect!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Story of three bros.coming together to raise a younger brother. A love story develops between one bro.and the social worker.....oooolala!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

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