Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April Love

Chesapeake Bay Series

by Nora Roberts

With spring in the air, and hope in our hearts, what better time is there to indulge in romance novels?   Here are four of my favorites, which I think readers will "fall in love with."

Chesapeake Bay - 1998 - 2004
A uniques series about four brothers: Cameron, Ethan, Phillip, and Seth. For fans of books about the love and endurance of families...

A champion boat racer, Cameron Quinn traveled the world spending his winnings on champagne and women.  But when his dying father called him home to care for Seth, a troubled young boy not unlike Cameron once was, his life changed overnight…

After years of independence, Cameron had to learn to live with his brothers again, while he struggled with cooking, cleaning, and caring for a difficult boy.  Old rivalries and new resentments flared between Cameron and his brothers, but they tried to put aside their differences for Seth’s sake.  In the end, a social worker would decide Seth’s fate, and as tough as she was beautiful, she had the power to bring the Quinns together—or tear them apart…

Book Two

Of the three brothers, it was Ethan who shared his father’s passion for the Maryland shore.  And now with his father gone, Ethan is determined to make the family boatbuilding business a success.  But amidst his achievements lie the most important challenges of his life…

There is young Seth, who needs him more than ever.  And a woman he has always loved but never believed he could have.  But beneath Ethan’s seemingly still waters is a dark and painful past.  He must learn to see around the shadows to accept who he is.  Because through Ethan’s past lies the future—and his one chance at happiness…

Book Three

Phillip Quinn has done everything to make his life seem perfect.  With his career on the fast track and a condo overlooking the Inner Harbor, his life on the street is firmly in the past.  But one look at Seth and he's reminded of the boy he once was.

Seth's future as a Quinn seems assured--until a stranger arrives in town.  She claims to be researching the town of St. Christopher's for her new book, but the true objects of study are the Quinns.  Her cool reserve intrigues Phillip.  He is determined to uncover her motives, but she is holding a secret that has the power to threaten the life the brothers have made for Seth.  A secret that could tear the family apart--forever...

Book Four

It's been a long journey.  After a harrowing boyhood with his drug-addicted mother, Seth had been taken in by the Quinn family, growing up with three older brother who'd watched over him with love.  Now a grown man returning from Europe as a successful painter, Seth is settling down on Maryland's Eastern Shore, surrounded once again by Cam, Ethan, and Phil, their wives and children, and all the blessed chaos of the extended Quinn clan. Finally, he's back in the little blue-and-white house where there's always a boat at the dock, a rocker on the porch, and a dog in the yard.

Still, a lot has changed in St. Christopher's since he's been gone--and the most intriguing change of all is the presence of Dru Whitcomb Banks.  A city girl who has opened a florist shop in this seaside town, she craves independence and the challenge of establishing herself without the influence of her wealthy connections.  In Seth, she sees another kind of challenge--a challenge that she can't resist.
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Books available separately on Amazon or as a boxed set:

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Thank you, Nora Roberts, for the countless hours of reading enjoyment you've given your devoted fans over the decades...
I'm happily one!