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The Quinn Brothers: 2-in-1 (Chesapeake Bay) (edition 2006)

by Nora Roberts

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Title:The Quinn Brothers: 2-in-1 (Chesapeake Bay)
Authors:Nora Roberts
Info:Berkley Trade (2006), Paperback, 496 pages
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The Quinn Brothers [2-in-1]: Sea Swept • Rising Tides by Nora Roberts

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A family drama/romance novel following three adoptive brothers in the aftermath of their adoptive father's unexpected death. There are questions about the circumstances of the car accident that killed him, there's a ten-year-old boy he was in the process of adopting, there's a pretty social worker the oldest brother finds pretty irresistible. I was fairly impressed for the first third of this novel--Roberts puts the family drama on the page with skill, and the relationship among the three adult brothers is well done. The ten year old read like a ten year old, the setting of the Chesapeake Bay was decently evoked. But as the novel went on, I got less interested in it. The female lead was the least well crafted of all the characters, the sex read like obligatory graphic but not character-specific sex scenes from the kind of eighties movie that was way more interested in something else but felt like it had to get at least one of those scenes in, and watching how Roberts got her characters got their HEA felt perfunctory rather than fun. What I liked about the book in the beginning carried on being good throughout, but the rest of it kind of soured the whole thing for me. ~Oct 2016
  lycomayflower | Nov 4, 2016 |
CHESAPEAKE BAY QUARTET
  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425208141, Paperback)

"Roberts is indeed a word artist" (Los Angeles Daily News) and her novels have enthralled millions of readers. Now, for the first time in one volume, she presents the first two novels of her Chesapeake Bay saga, introducing some of her most beloved characters-the close-knit adopted brothers known as the Quinns. Includes the novels:

Sea Swept

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

Rising Tides

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 boat-building business a success. But amidst his achievements lie the most important challenges of his life.

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In "Sea Swept" Cameron, a champion boat racer, returns home at the behest of his dying father to care for a troubled young boy, while in "Rising Tides," Ethan Quinn struggles to succeed and find happiness with the woman he loves.

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