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Chesapeake Blue (Chesapeake Bay Saga #4)

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  21,598 ratings  ·  494 reviews
Welcome to Nora Roberts’ captivating saga about the lives and loves of four brothers on the windswept shores of the Chesapeake Bay…

Chesapeake Blue is the fourth novel in a stunning quartet about four men bound by the love of the extraordinary couple who took them in and raised them as brothers. Now, Seth Quinn is finally home…


It’s been a long journey. After a harrowing boy
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Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2002)
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Jana
The main thing I object is, cliché. Am I that stupid? Yes, I am. I really enjoy romances, quick light fix of alpha male and alpha female, just it’s hard to find an intelligent romance. But it is. Most of them are so badly written, that every time when I see so many 5 stars, I think about the readers and the old lady and her cats metaphor. Don't you have any whatsoever criteria if you rate THIS book 5 stars?

Why do they have to be so transparent? Quick fix doesn't necessarily need to be shallow a
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Valerie
It's always sad when you finish reading a book or a series, to say goodbye to characters you fell in love with, characters that become part of you while reading.
Each character from the Chesapeake Bay Saga became a part of me, made me want to be part of their amazing family and it's so sad to know Chesapeake Blue was the last book.

Chesapeake Blue brings us back to Seth Quinn, the last boy Ray rescued and who Cameron, Ethan and Phillip took care of after Ray died.
Seth's coming back from Europe, h
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jenjn79
Jul 29, 2008 jenjn79 rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance readers / Nora Roberts fans
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series / favorite author
The 4th and final book in the Chesapeake Bay / Quinn Brothers series. And yet another highly enjoyable book. I love rereading this one simply for the story (though the romance is good as well).

It's been 18 years since the Quinn brothers took Seth in and gave him a home. Eighteen years since he escaped the horrible life his mother led. He's never forgotten how lucky he is, and how much he owes to Cam, Ethan, Phillip and their wives. For the last few years, he's been traveling the world, painting
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Vinaya
Nothing But Nora Week, Book 2

Chesapeake Blue is the last book in the Chesapeake Bay Saga. It's the story of Seth Quinn, the youngest of the Quinn brothers, who has just returned home after a few years in Italy. Seth is now an up-and-coming painter who's making waves in art circles, but his heart, as always, lies with his family in St.Christopher, on the Maryland Shore. Soon after moving back, he encounters the fascinating Drusilla Whitcomb Banks, who has just opened a florist's shop in St. Chris
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Laura V.
Estoy un poco decepcionada con esta serie. Para mí, Aubrey y Seth terminarían juntos en mi cabeza lo hicieron. Se conocen desde niños, tienen una gran amistad, están cómodos con el otro y se aman, se aman, se aman.

Pero para la autora eso no le pareció chispa sufiente y le dio a Drusilla, si el nombre no es un indicio suficiente, puedo describirla como rica, elegante, distante y fría. Otra vez.

Un flechazo a primera vista, una chica que (otra vez) no quiere saber nada de tener relaciones y que p
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Brenda (b)
Definitely a keeper - the whole series is. I loved them all, this one included. Chesapeake Blue is a truly fitting conclusion to the original trilogy. The theme of family coming together in love and understanding is just as strong as in the first 3 books. I loved seeing Cam, Ethan, Phillip and their wives again, plus meeting their kids too. And Seth is one terrific guy - gorgeous, talented, considerate. The fact that he survived Gloria and was able to flourish with the Quinns makes him even more ...more
Glamdring
*Buddy reading with Blacky <333*

Review to come
Cathy
3.5 stars

This turned out to be the best of the bunch for me. I was more into the romance than any of the previous ones. Still could've done without Gloria DeLauter rearing her ugly head again (even though it was expected, I'd still been hoping Roberts would've been done with that part of the storyline but nope) (view spoiler).

And I liked how, when all o
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Alex is The Romance Fox
I am so happy that I was able to read Seth Quinn’s story.

From the time I first meet him in Sea Swept (1st book in the Quinn Brothers Saga), I fell in love with the lonely, distrustful abused grandson of Ray Quinn, the amazing man, who with his now dead wife, Stella, had adopted Cam, Ethan and Phillip as broken children and with love and care enabling them to become strong and good men.

Despite the emotional damage in his childhood, with the love and support from his brothers has grown into a fin
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QiJia (On Hiatus) 치쟈
This is a really good book but to enjoy it you must read the Chesapeake Bay series in order
The main theme of family, love and understanding is beautifully portray and I can't help wishing I'm part of the Quinns too!
We see a lot of Anna and Cam , I love their sarcasm and humour and the unconditional love for every Quinn
getting to know Anna,Cam,Ethan,Grace,Phillip and Sybill with their kids made me feel so contented
Aubrey turned into such an amazing woman too!
I really really wish that I'm a Quinn
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Nicole
I always tell people that I never reread books. I'm starting to realize that is a lie. While I do not reread often I do like to revisit some books, especially when they are written by my favorite author and I've read everything she has written! It has been almost 10 years since I last read of the Quinn Brothers, but this has always been my favorite trilogy.

Cam, Ethan, and Philip Quinn are all called home to their fathers unexpected deathbed, and find a surprise: a ten year old boy named Seth who
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Yolanda
Me ha encantado la saga. Cam, Philip,Ethan y Seth son encantadores, cada uno con sus cosas y con lo suyo a su espalda.. me ha gustado muchísimo.. me dan ganas de ir a vivir a la bahía!!!
valee
God I just love this woman! Nora Robert's cont-romances are just too good to be true. This was the perfect ending for an amazing series, I just couldn't have asked for more.

Be ready to read a series with amazing characters, a lot of terrific values and some mixed feelings. A touch of the paranormal world is also on it so we wont miss the pnr-romance genre so much. Sigh... there better be more books of this genre I still haven't read from this author or I will be royally pissed.

Thanks NR for th
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Dija
loved this series! so sad now that it's over. an absolute must-read for lovers of small town, family love stories.
Adi (Reading in the Windowseat)
Hurricane Anna :D Oh, it was nice to see the gang together again. And Seth, all grown up!

I have to say, I'm much more a fan of Nora Roberts stand-alones than her series, but I've loved the Inn Boonsboro Trilogy and the Bride Quartet, and now I have another NR series to add to the favorites. The Chesapeake Bay Quartet is raw and strong and compelling, full of unrest and peace, of ugliness and beauty, loads of disfunctional-fun family scenes and laugh-out-laud moments, and I gobbled the four books
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Anita
This is book 4 of what I think is one of the best series that Nora Roberts has written. It looks like NR played with Seth's age here. If he was 10 in 1998 then he should be only 14 in 2002. Right? Anyway, I really don't care about that. I will accept that Seth is a grown man coming home and let the story unfurl from there.

Seth comes home to the white house on Chesapeake Bay, the only place he has ever felt is home. He has been in Europe tearing up the art scene there, but at 28 he feels the need
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Debbie
The last book in the Chesapeake Bay series and I think it's my absolute favourite.

This book takes place 18 years after the first three. Seth is now a 28 year old man with a very successful career as a painter. After four years in Europe he comes home to St Christopher, to be back with his family and to try and sort out the trouble from his past that is continuing to haunt him.

Drusilla Whitcomb Banks has been living in St Christopher for a year, escaping the expectations and pressures of her fami
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Barbara
Nice setting, interesting people, family lifestyle is very appealing as is the fall in love romance.

Anna and Cam's noisy family with the yelling and blaring music - ugh.

Aubrey was a bit of a disappointment.

Seth is like Phillip in taste in women. Sometimes I confused the stories. At least there is more story and less gratuitous sex in this one. Seth seems to know how to respect and cherish the woman he loves.
Glad he has a happily ever after.

Could have done without the Stella visits. Not sure it
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Jane Stewart
2.5 stars. Weak characters, relationship development, and plot. Enjoyable teasing and conversations among family members.

THE SERIES:
The Chesapeake Bay series includes four books which tell a continuing story about a family. Ray and Stella Quinn adopt three troubled boys who came from abusive homes. In the first three books the boys are about 30 years old. They left home, have good jobs and are single. Stella died several years earlier. In the beginning of the first book Ray took in another boy,
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Lover of Romance
In Chesepeake Blue, Seth Quinn returns home from Europe. After a successful career as a painter, he knows he needs to return home. Ever since he was fourteen years old, there is a secret that has been haunting him and feels a need to return home and to his family. After a family homecoming that lightens Seth heart and spirit. After overcoming his childhood that was a hellish nightmare, he is now more than ever determined to find joy in life and with his family now that he has returned home for g ...more
Mojca
Seth Quinn. The last Quinn brother. A Quinn by blood and not just by name.

His artistic endeavors have made him travel around the world, but now he's finally back. Back home. With his family, where he belongs, ready to spend the rest of his life in St. Christopher. And he has an inkling as to whom he might like to spend it with.

If and when he gets rid of the burden that he's been carrying for more than a decade.


With Seth's story we've reached the end of this series. In more ways than one. All the
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Jazzypom
Ahh, Seth grew up!

I must admit, I fell in love with Seth on first read. Yes, he was a rough and tumble kid, but with what he'd seen in his short life so far, who could blame him? But I liked the fact that Seth was decent, liked Aubrey (Grace, the housekeeper's baby), and opened his heart enough to trust and like the family members that took him on.

Anyway, it's about a decade after the other books. Seth has come into his own as an artist, did the grand tour of Europe, seduced the masses in Europe
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Susan
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 ...more
Sarah
Chesapeake Blue is the fourth and last novel in Nora Roberts' "Chesapeake Bay" series featuring her infamous Quinn brothers. Each book in the series focuses on a different brother, all of whom came from troubled and abusive families and were adopted by Ray and Stella Quinn early on in their childhoods. Chesapeake Blue is about Seth Quinn -- the only young man truly related to Ray Quinn by blood as his grandson.

There are very few authors I read in the realm of mass market publishing, and Nora Rob
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Marianne
Chesapeake Blue is the fourth of the Chesapeake Bay series by Nora Roberts. It is the story of Seth Quinn, who as a ten-year-old , was bought from his mother (Ray’s estranged daughter, Gloria deLauter) by Ray Quinn and raised by Ray’s adopted sons, Cam, Ethan and Phil. After years of promoting his art around the continent, Seth Quinn wants to come home to St Christopher, to the security of the place he grew up in. when he arrives, he meets Drusilla Whitcomb-Banks, granddaughter of a Senator, who ...more
Mónica Silva
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Em O Azul da Baía a estória desenrola-se cerca de vinte anos após os acontecimentos relatados nos volumes anteriores. Assim, seguimos a vida de Seth, o último dos irmãos adotados pela família Quinn. O jovem assustado, tímido e profundamente marcado por uma infância trágica, tornou-se num pintor talentoso, um homem criativo, carismático e determinado. Porém, tal como os seus irmãos, o passado volta para o assombrar, na forma da sua mãe bioló
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Jaime
Eighteen years have passed since the third book in the Quinn Brothers trilogy, and some things in St. Christopher never change. The three oldest Quinn brothers are still building boats, the Quinn wives are still putting up with their shenanigans, and everyone still supports the other, without question. But Seth has been gone for five long years, running more from his past than from his present. Almost immediately upon his return, his artist’s eye is caught by the new florist, Dru, who is doing a ...more
Jenny Delandro
I picked this book up at lunchtime ..... 130110

Sitting in the sun, with other lunchtime office workers, getting a little sun, I decide to eat my lunch and read a couple of pages....

A horn disturbs my quiet time and I realise that I am on my own .... where did the the people go???

Look at the time OOPS....
LOOK AT THE PAGE.... DOUBLE OOPS!!!!

Packing up and hurrying back to the daily grind.... 86 pages and slightly late but I can not stop smiling.....

**Sighing sadly**
I have finished...
the series is
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Elesa Labanz
My mom was forever reading one of these Nora Roberts books. I see that there are quite a few of them. They're definitely not my style of book but as I sit in her house, doing her dishes, going through her mail, I am curious to know more about the private part of her life. She was a very private person.

I'm not sure what reading this book revealed to me about her. It's very romantic; very sexual. I don't really view my mother that way. My mom was very practical and sex didn't seem to be a source o
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Connie N.
This was a wonderful series! It started out as a trilogy, I think, following each of the adopted troubled sons of Ray and Stella Quinn. Those books were so good--feel good, warm, and strongly family-oriented. I don't know for sure, but I'm thinking that Roberts created this 4th in the series so we could all follow the life of Seth Quinn, the brother who was adopted last and who figured prominently in all 3 of the previous books. Each could be a stand-alone book, I suppose, but the building of th ...more
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Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. She was the youngest of five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her
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Other Books in the Series

Chesapeake Bay Saga (5 books)
  • Sea Swept (Chesapeake Bay Saga, #1)
  • Rising Tides (Chesapeake Bay Saga, #2)
  • Inner Harbor (Chesapeake Bay Saga, #3)
  • The Quinns' Christmas (Chesapeake Bay Saga, #3.5)
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“It's not an exaggeration to say that they saved my life. Ray Quinn, then Cam and Ethan and Phil. They turned their world around for me, and because of it, turned mine around with it. Anna and Grace and Sybill, Aubrey too. They made a home for me, and nothing that happened before matters nearly as much as everything that came after.” 9 likes
“I want to come home. Not just for a few days or a couple weeks. I want to stay. Can I stay?"
Cam drew off his sunglasses, and his eyes, smoke-gray, met Seth's. "What the hell's the matter with you that you think you have to ask? You trying to piss me off?"
"I never had to try, nobody does with you. Anyway, I'll pull my weight."
"You always pulled your weight. And we missed seeing your ugly face around here."
And that, Seth thought as they walked to the car, was all the welcome he needed from Cameron Quinn.”
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