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Chesapeake Blue: Chesapeake Bay, Book 4 | [Nora Roberts]

Chesapeake Blue: Chesapeake Bay, Book 4

Seth Quinn is finally home. It's been a long journey. But a lot has changed in St. Christopher since he's been gone - and the most intriguing change of all is the presence of Dru Whitcomb Banks.
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Publisher's Summary

Seth Quinn is finally home....

It's been a long journey. After a harrowing boyhood with his drug-addicted mother, he'd been taken in by the Quinn family, growing up with three older brothers 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 Phillip, their wives and children - 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 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 she can't resist.

But storms are brewing that are about to put their relationship to the test. Dru's past has made her sensitive to deception and slow to trust. And Seth's past has made him a target of blackmail - as a secret he's kept hidden for years threatens to explode, destroying his new life and his new love.

©2004 Nora Roberts; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"[Roberts has] once again crafted a poignant and often humorous tale. True to style, she has also thrown in just enough of the paranormal to tantalize. Guaranteed to please the many fans who were waiting for Seth's story." (Library Journal)
"James Daniels's voice conveys convincing female desire, as well as rough male camaraderie, and singes the listener's ears with Roberts's trademark passion." (AudioFile)

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    Denise 01-05-15
    Denise 01-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Love Seth"
    What made the experience of listening to Chesapeake Blue the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the follow up of Seth.


    Which character – as performed by James Daniels – was your favorite?

    Cameron


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I enjoyed when Seth finally came clean to his family and fessed up about Gloria.


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    Eloy Hernandez jr 01-02-15 Member Since 2015

    I love the old science fiction writers such as Andre Norton, piers Anthony and Mercedes lackey. I also enjoy Christian and contemporary book

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    "outstanding!"

    i loved and enjoyed this book so much! The reader was professional and easy to understand. This is easy my favorite Nora Roberts book!

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    Patricia League City, TX, United States 12-29-14
    Patricia League City, TX, United States 12-29-14 Member Since 2002
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    "Loved it but...."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Chesapeake Blue to be better than the print version?

    N/A


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anna, I think. She is funny, witty, strong and doesn't mince words. At the same time, she is loving, caring protective.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The confrontation of Seth's mother in the bar by the family.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh but not cry, that happened in the earlier books.


    Any additional comments?

    I was continually more disappointed with each book in the series because when it got to the climax, the story ended quickly. I would have wanted to have the wedding be part of the ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joan Collierville, TN, United States 09-19-14
    Joan Collierville, TN, United States 09-19-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Seth's story"

    The story, and the narrator were great combination. Happy ending to a great series.

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    Darlene Yucaipa, CA, United States 03-26-14
    Darlene Yucaipa, CA, United States 03-26-14 Member Since 2010
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    While each of these books could stand alone. It's a pleasure to read them in order. Once again I can't say enough about the narrators of each of them. James Daniels did a great job, just as the other's in bringing the story home. This family is what everyone longs for their families to be. When all of the Quinn's get involved in a problem look out, it's going to get taken care of. Tickled my funny bone when the dead grandma started talking to Seth. The way Nora Roberts ended this book makes me wonder If she might come back with another one. Wow if she does I will be first in line to get it.

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    Francesca Annapolis MD USA 02-02-14
    Francesca Annapolis MD USA 02-02-14

    Frances

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    "Great Series"
    What did you love best about Chesapeake Blue?

    I loved the entire series..


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Chesapeake Blue?

    Seth meeting Drew.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end when the family was all together.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the story line. I am familiar with the Eastern Shore and I vividly could relate to the scenery

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen Morrisonville, NY, United States 10-18-13
    Ellen Morrisonville, NY, United States 10-18-13 Member Since 2015

    I read....a Lot!

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    "Loved the entire series!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes....wonderful series


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Chesapeake Blue?

    it was great to reconnect with the whole family


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Cam & Seth 'making up' after an argument


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes, as usual


    Any additional comments?

    I had read the 4 book series years ago - revisited as audio books to keep me company while I walk. Very well written - very emotional

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robin Hewes 08-21-13
    Robin Hewes 08-21-13

    Tell us about yourself! I am a retired senior who enjoys reading, literally and audibly. I play games on the computer (BFG) and Playstation

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    "Chesapeake Blue: Chesapeake Bay, Book 4"

    Just finished the series and found that I enjoyed this one the best. It's a light read, the story line the same in all the books; boy meets girl etc. etc. The storyline was incidental to the getting together of the couples in the first three books. I enjoy some romance however I want my storyline more. The series
    would not be complete without the fourth book.
    I prefer to listen to Nora Roberts as to reading her. It's easy to follow while I am driving. There were three narrators and the one in book 3 and book 4 were both very good. If you like Nora
    Roberts I would recommend these books.

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    Kim Port Macquarie, Australia 08-19-13
    Kim Port Macquarie, Australia 08-19-13 Member Since 2014
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    "great finisher to the 4 part series"

    I love these series books that really make you feel like part of the family, so glad Ms Roberts gave us Seth's story as well, it wouldn't have been complete without it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Liesl Johannesburg, South Africa 08-13-13
    Liesl Johannesburg, South Africa 08-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved it!"

    I absolutely loved this series! You fall in love with each and every character and the stories are interesting and intriguing.
    I secretly hope that Nora will write a 5th book in this series.. perhaps the story of Aubrey?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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