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Nora Roberts

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Years ago I began hunting for authors. I didn’t know any names and seldom read a book by the same author. Then, slowly I found a name that stuck out more than the rest. I’d read a book by Nora Roberts before and found it enjoyable. Then I found another by chance at a second hand shop and thought what the heck. Since then I’ve read dozens of her books and all with the same outcome. If I find a book with her name on it I buy it. If I’ve read it before and find out later when I get home, I read it again anyway. Not once have I been disappointed.

Like many peoples, I have my favorite books. Among Nora’s – my favorites above all others are the Chesapeake Bay Saga. I read them one by one and found them to be so memorable that years later I still remember these four men and think of them not as characters in a series of books but as real people living their lives in a town thousands of miles away. If I don’t see them often, that’s because I haven’t gone visiting and they’ve been to busy in their boat business to come my way. I don’t blame them and they don’t blame me.

Seth Quinn’s very early life had been little better than living in the dump. His mother needed him more than he’d ever needed her and then when the going got tough, she’d sold him. No goodbye, no I’m so sorry. She’d just reached her finger-nailed hand out and taken the money and closed the door, leaving him with an entire stranger.

He’d thought his life had gone to the extreme south until he learned that the man who’d bought him was actually his grandfather. Ray Quinn was a good man but before Seth could get used to the idea of living in a new place and enjoying his life with Ray, Ray had taken ill and died, leaving him in the hands of three new strangers.

It seemed the ultimate betrayal but in time Seth learned that his brothers, Cam, Ethan and Phillip would do anything to keep him safe. He remembered the time they’d even take on the bully at school for him. Now grown up Seth is returning to the small town on the New England coast that he grew up in. World famous for his art, he just wants to enjoy his family and find a place to rest.

But resting is not in the cards for Seth as like his brothers before him, a woman gets in his way and refuses to leave his mind. Attractive is the word that describes Dru Whitecomb Banks. Hesitation is what he gets from her and it is up to Seth to solve the problems in his own life so that he can help Dru to get past hers and trust that what they’ve found is worth fighting for.

Join the thrilling adventures of the Quinn men as they come to terms with new roads in their lives. They’ll meet new people and new paths will open up before them. The reader will enjoy the stumbling journey of the Quinn’s and soon count them among their friends.

As usual Nora Roberts knows how to deliver with power. Chesapeake Blue is the final chapter in a four-book saga. To this series she brings to the reader all the charm of a New England town and the people who live there. We join in the lifelike experiences of the Quinn’s and at times feel the raw emotions intertwined in each man. We watch as the Quinn’s slowly come to realize that love is the most important gift of all.

As readers, the beauty of a saga is that we don’t have to say goodbye at the last page; we can pick up the next installment and carry on right where we left off. So do so, you’ll fall in love all over again with Cameron, Ethan, Phillip and young Seth (soon to be a man in the final book) and like the first three, its worth it.

(So read #1 “Sea Swept,” #2 “Rising Tides,” #3“Inner Harbor” & #4 “Chesapeake Blue”)

Phillip Quinn’s life is what he wanted it to be. He again had his own place and business was fine. The boy, Seth, reminded him too much of himself at times but a promise was a promise and Phillip was a man of his word. Fighting with his brothers and protecting them at the same time was just another part of who he was.

Then a crowbar was hurled at him by a curvy woman who made him think twice about every decision he’d ever made. Dr. Sybill Griffin wasn’t just another writer vacationing in New England looking for inspiration. Like everyone else she held a secret but unlike others, hers could tear Phillip’s life apart and with it the lives of his brothers.

Join the thrilling adventures of the Quinn men as they come to terms with new roads in their lives. They’ll meet new people and new paths will open up before them. The reader will enjoy the stumbling journey of the Quinn’s and soon count them among their friends.

As usual Nora Roberts knows how to deliver with power. Inner Harbor is book three in a four-book saga. To this series she brings to the reader all the charm of a New England town and the people who live there. We join in the lifelike experiences of the Quinn’s and at times feel the raw emotions intertwined in each man. We watch as the Quinn’s slowly come to realize that love is the most important gift of all.

As readers, the beauty of a saga is that we don’t have to say goodbye at the last page; we can pick up the next installment and carry on right where we left off. So do so, you’ll fall in love all over again with Cameron, Ethan, Phillip and young Seth (soon to be a man in the final book) and like the first three, its worth it.

(So read #1 “Sea Swept,” #2 “Rising Tides,” #3“Inner Harbor” & #4 “Chesapeake Blue”)

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