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BY THE SEA Book Four THE HEIRS by Antoinette Stockenberg

In the tradition of Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey, BY THE SEA is a four-book series that sweeps from the Gilded Age through the Gatsby Era's Roaring Twenties and then on to the Great Depression, culminating nearly a century later in Newport, Rhode Island, wealthy and alluring "City by the Sea." Set against a backdrop of mansions, the glorious America's Cup Yacht Races, and new money, the series traces the passions and adventures of three families from three different classes.

Book Four: THE HEIRS is the dramatic conclusion to the four-book series BY THE SEA. Economic hard times are a distant memory in high-flying, recent-day Newport, home of the oldest and most prestigious trophy in the world, the Holy Grail of sport--the America's Cup. Here, the descendants of Tess, Amanda and Laura play out their destinies, their paths crossing in unforeseen ways: Mavis Moran, Neil Powers, his daughter Quinta, and America's Cup skipper Alan Seton all find themselves caught in a web of mystery, sabotage, and conflicting desires.

Also available:
Book One: TESS
Book Two: AMANDA
Book Three: LAURA

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148455646
Publisher: Antoinette Stockenberg
Publication date: 10/25/2013
Series: BY THE SEA , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 105,163
File size: 328 KB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling novelist Antoinette Stockenberg grew up wanting to be a cowgirl and have her own horse (her great-grandfather bred horses for the carriage trade back in the old country), but the geography just didn't work out: there weren't many ranches in Chicago. Her other, more doable dream was to write books, and after stints as secretary, programmer, teacher, grad student, boatyard hand, office manager and magazine writer (in that order), she achieved that goal, writing over a dozen novels, several of them with paranormal elements. One of them is the RITA award-winning EMILY'S GHOST.

Stockenberg's books have been published in a dozen languages and are often set in quaint New England harbor towns, always with a dose of humor. She writes about complex family relationships and the fallout that old, unearthed secrets can have on them. Sometimes there's an old murder. Sometimes there's an old ghost. Sometimes once-lovers find one another after half a lifetime apart.

Her work has been compared to writers as diverse as Barbara Freethy, Nora Roberts, LaVyrle Spencer and Mary Stewart by critics and authors alike, and her novels have appeared on bestseller lists in USA Today as well as the national bookstore chains. Her website features sample chapters, numerous reviews, many photos, and an enchanting Christmas section.

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BY THE SEA, Book Four: THE HEIRS 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed reading all 4 books in this series. It is a must to read them in order for the fullest impact. This was an excellent intertwining of generations and stories that keeps you wanting to see what happens next!
Trisha11PL More than 1 year ago
When I read the first 3 books leading up to this 4th in the series, I had mixed feelings. Antoinette Stockenbergs's characters are normally developed in an interesting way, however, in the 3 books leading up to this one, I felt the stories cut off too soon and they all could have been incorporated into one book. Since she chose to break them up into 4 books, it's important that the reader read them all relatively close together, or else you run the risk of forgetting who those original characters were when they are brought up again. Book 4 is the finale in the sense it is about the descendants, which I liked. However, the references to those original characters / ancestors are meaningless and add nothing to the story, unless you can remember who they were. As it is, I liked the characters in this last book much more than the first 3 books. I will also acknowledge that it is not always easy to tie 3 different stories together for a finale, but the author did manage to accomplish her goal. This book was worth reading, just to wrap things up.
mosesmom More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed all four books. I am looking forward to Stockenberg's next books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed all four books in this series. Each story features a female from a different time period in Newport RI. Love stories about strong, successful women
RRPNC More than 1 year ago
Excellent book!!!!!  Recommend Very Highly!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this whole series. I had no idea how it would end or even come together! Good story!
PoodlesCJ More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book. It is a page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i have read all four in tnis series and they are wonderful stories. Very interesting characters. The only problem with her books is the grammatical errors - where are the proof readers? Most people can probably overlook that but it stops me in my tracks for a minute or so - correct those & they are so perfect.
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