Book Review

by Nora Roberts

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance

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In her new trilogy, Nora Roberts writes from a mostly male perspective. The Quinn brothers, Cameron, Ethan and Philip, are legendary in their small coastal Maryland town. With no blood ties between them, they are bound by the love, respect and acceptance their adoptive parents Ray and Stella bequeathed them. When Ray is fatally injured, the brothers return to be at his side. Ray tells them they must open their hearts one more time, for he has taken in one last lost boy, Seth.

Jet-setting, speed-loving Cameron knows nothing about raising troubled 10-year-olds, but it's his job to set up a respectable home life for the four brothers. Anna Spinelli, Seth's caseworker, has her doubts about the Quinns adopting Seth, and she is also worried about the fireworks between Cameron and herself.

When rumors regarding Seth's parentage and Ray's alleged suicide circulate, the brothers band together to fight for their father's reputation and their young brother's life.

This new series promises to be extremely rewarding. Plot threads begun in this novel will unravel throughout the trilogy. The turbulent Quinns are one family you won't want to miss. (Jan., 352 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Jove

Published: Jan 1998

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Sea Swept

Submitted by Robin in PA on February 5, 2012 - 3:45pm.

Years ago, Raymond & Stella Quinn adopted three juvenile delinquents, Cameron, Ethan and Philip, and raised them as their own. On his deathbed, Raymond makes his sons promise to look after their most recent brother, 10-year-old Seth. Of course, the guys know nothing about caring for a young boy. When Social Worker, Anna Spinelli, takes over Seth's case, the brothers move into their father's house and decide to go into the boat building business together. Anna is very straight forward and does not mix business with pleasure. But soon the sparks are flying and she cannot deny her attraction to Cameron.

Great start to Nora Roberts' Chesapeake Bay series. I couldn't put the book down. There is an overall arch to the series about the rumor that Seth may actually be Raymond's biological son, and the fact that he paid Seth's mother to step out of the picture. It makes me want to dive right into the next book. My rating: 5 Stars.