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by Nora Roberts

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance

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After years of taking the European art world by storm, Seth Quinn is finally going home to the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Without informing the clan, Seth just shows up on Cam and Anna's doorstep, causing a flood of tears and joy. The Quinn clan is also rejoicing at the news that their wandering son is planning on returning to St. Christopher's permanently.

In the 18 years since they first opened for business, Boats by Quinn has become a highly respected enterprise. Run by Seth's three adopted brothers, Cam, Ethan and Phil, there is now a second generation moving in as Ethan's daughter Aubrey joins the business.

Another new development is the arrival of wealthy, blue-blooded Dru Whitcomb Banks. Trying to build a life without using her family connections, Dru has opened her own flower shop in the seaside town. Attracted and intrigued, Seth arranges to rent the space over her shop as an art studio. While Dru finds Seth highly attractive, a painful romantic experience has left her leery and wary.

Seth's joy at his homecoming is tempered by the knowledge that darkness from his past is threatening everything he loves and cherishes.

For every reader who wanted to know what became of Seth Quinn, Nora Roberts finally provides the answer. In this follow-up to her beloved trilogy, Ms. Roberts delivers a book that is filled with familial tenderness, compassion and passionate love. (Nov., 384 pp., $25.95)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Putnam

Published: November 2002

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Chesapeake Blue

Submitted by Robin in PA on March 21, 2013 - 10:45pm.

Acclaimed artist Seth Quinn has returned to his hometown after five long years. Wanting to settle down and catch up with his family, it feels like nothing has changed in the small town of St. Chris...except for the new girl in town who runs the flower shop. Dursilla Whitcomb-Banks catches Seth's interest from their first meeting. But Dru's not interested in dating anyone right now. She likes living on her own for the first time in her life and doesn't want to get involved in a relationship. But Seth isn't the kind of guy who takes no for an answer.

Great ending to what I think is Nora Roberts' best series. Along with Seth & Dru's wonderful romance, we get to revisit the brothers and their families in this book. This is a "must" read. My rating: 5 Stars.