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“Chesapeake Bay Series 4 of 4. Best of Nora Roberts.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Seth Quinn stole my heart. Not as bad as his older brother Ethan did, but I'm pretty sure I nearly swooned a couple times. I loved his romance with Dru. It depveloped so nicely. I'm sad that the story has to end here!”Tessie wrote this review Wednesday, August 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Book four in series. Really likes this series - good stories. Somewhat predictable. Will read others by her.”Diane R wrote this review Monday, August 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Chesapeake Bay Saga Book 4”Romantic @ Heart wrote this review Saturday, November 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The last book in one of my favorite Nora Roberts series, this one shows one of her greatest strengths - the incredibly close families that she writes about. Seth the boy is all grown up now and coming home. He's been working in Europe for the past five years, determined to make his mark on his own terms. He's missed his family though and is also tired of running from the past. His love for his family is obvious in everything he does. He's not sappy with his brothers, they all know how they feel and they show their love in the teasing they do and how they are there for each other. His love for the women in his family is soft and warm and very protective. Seth himself is generally cheerful, laid back except when it come to his art when he can be very intense. From his first meeting with Dru he is captivated by her. He sees her beauty first and wants to paint her, but it's the woman who fascinates him. I love his won't take no attitude in the way he pursues her, but also his gentleness in that pursuit. He has some great moments in that pursuit with the way he meets all the challenges of overcoming her cautiousness around him. I also loved the way he held his own around her family and stood up for her to them. His love for her nearly made him push her away to protect her from his mother. His determination to keep Gloria away from his family and the lengths he went to were heartbreaking. I loved the way that she was finally dealt with.
Dru was fantastic. From a wealthy family she has spent her life dealing with her parents and their expectations and she finally had enough. She broke off her engagement to the "right" man who cheated on her and moved to St. Chris to pursue the life she wanted. She owns a flower shop and has a good life doing what she loves. I loved her from the first, when she helped Seth pick out the right flowers for his sisters-in-law and niece. She is cautious and not inclined to get involved with the smooth talking painter. Her introduction to the Quinn family was hysterical and so far from what she was used to that she wasn't sure what to do. She was attracted to Seth and liked his family but she still had trust issues to overcome. She had a great scene with Aubrey after she accused Seth of having strong feelings for her. She also had some serious issues with her family who tended to be pretty darned snobbish and completely unwilling to let her live her own life. I loved the way that she slowly opened herself up to the possibilities with Seth. She also grew to understand him very well. I loved their confrontation at the end when the whole blackmail thing came out and the way she was there for him.
The best thing about this book is the strength of the family relationships. Seth knows that he is loved and that he is always able to come home. In his worry about keeping his family safe he forgot the family creed that if you mess with one Quinn you mess with them all. I loved catching up with all the rest of the family and seeing how their lives have been since the end of the original trilogy. The conversations Seth had with his late grandmother were a neat touch and helped bring the story full circle. ”
“Chesapeake Bay Series 4 of 4. Best of Nora Roberts.”zzz wrote this review Saturday, April 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Love, love, love! A fabulous ending to a fabulous series!”Kim B wrote this review Friday, March 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“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.”
“The Quinn brother series has produced another great book”Avid Reader N AZ wrote this review Sunday, March 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Just finished it.. oh did I laugh, and then I cried and around the circle I came to laughter again. The bond of family has never been so strong. Mess with one Quinn, you get them all! Family sticks!”Kimberly Cole wrote this review Tuesday, January 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No