I loved how this wrapped up the Quinn's story. However, the problem I had with this was the narration. Many times, there was a southern drawl to many of the characters. Seeing as how the characters are all from the northeastern seaboard, and none of them had an accent in the previous 3 books in this set, it was distracting. Very distracting. The accent seemed to disappear in the last few chapters, which again, was distracting & odd. Not to mention the character's voices weren't well distinguished. The 3 stars combine my 4-star rating for the story & plot, and my 2-star rating for narration.
Probably would recommend this last book as it could have stood alone
not clear voice distinctions
I usually do not write reviews but as a big fan of Nora Roberts I was disappointed in the series, I thought the last book was the best but predicable.
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The final book in the Chesapeake Bay Series, sigh.... Fast forward 3 decades as Seth Quinn returns from this travel abroad to the home of his three if not by blood, by will, older brothers. He arrived there is a 10-year-old boy and they raised him to become the man he is.
Seth is now known as a famous artist, not the nearly broken boy he was when he was brought to the Quinn family. He is returning to his favorite place on earth, the first place he learned about love – the love of the family, St. Christopher.
Drusilla, as it so often happens is an unattached, young woman has moved to the town of St. Christopher. She is from a powerful political family and after finding her fiancé cheating on her she makes the move to the more laid-back and friendly town. She opens the flower shop and live a peaceful life.
Of course, the bachelor, Seth needs to purchase some flowers on his first day back. He meets Dru and decides that he must paint a picture of her. She is not fine with that idea.
The premise is based on that set up that we begin a journey of learning about a family, where one fits in – if at all. The dating and friendships. The love of friends and families are explored as well.
However, someone from Seth past casts a long shadow over his success and happiness. She blackmails him in order for her to stay out of the public eye.
Sharing anymore may spoil some of the many fantastic twist and turn. So I will stop there…
I really, truly love this series and sad to see that it has ended. However, all of the loose ends are tied up by the end. Of course, with all great books and series, leaving the listener wanting more.
As I said, I am sad that it has ended but satisfied with the series.
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The most compelling thing is the interplay of all the family characters you became familiar with in the 3 preceeding stories. Cam, Phillip, Ethan and Seth are interlocking pieces of a strong family puzzle. Their respective wives add color, depth and more humor and love to this fabulous family.
Seth, the way he thinks, his art work, his love and loyalty to his family!
One of my favorite scenes is his homecoming, and seeing Anna first. The warmth, joy, tenderness and depth of feeling was amazing.
When Seth dreamed about Stella, (his grandmother) a person he had never met.
James Daniels does a wonderful job with this narration, the characters voices are finely drawn and the emotional content is honest and true.
I really liked all the books in this series however the narration left something to be desired. Couldn't tell the difference between the characters and the narrator added some funky accent, which since the location was eastern seaboard, it didn't seem applicable and just further annoyed.
A good story but the voices, especially the women's characters, have a tendency to blend. This would have been better with two readers. Because the main character is a man, they went with a male reader. Even some of the main male parts seem to blend. Sometimes, unless you actually have read the book, you are unsure which of them is speaking.
Regardless, I did enjoy the humor and the characters, however, you may want to read Sea Swept, Rising Tides and Inner Harbor first to get in depth knowledge of the entire story.
Yes. It is always great to hear how family and marriage has survived over time and hardships and that they still stick together and are always there for each other. The camaraderie between the brothers and their families is great but the sense of humour keeps the story delightful and easy to listen to. A great all rounder!
Seth. He has just turned into a great person despite a bad start in life.
Yes, I laughed and on occasion felt some sadness.
Liked the narrator for the other three books in the series better but this narrator was OK. The books have gotten to be pretty predictable by the time you get to number four but still not a bad read.