Inner Harbor: The Chesapeake Bay Saga #3
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Inner Harbor: The Chesapeake Bay Saga #3 (Chesapeake Bay Saga #3)

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The breathtaking saga of the Quinn brothers on the windswept shores of the Chesapeake Bay.
ebook, 352 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Jove Books (first published 1998)
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Isis FG
Jul 28, 2008 Isis FG rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance readers / Nora Roberts fans
Recommended to Isis FG by: continuation of a series / favorite author
Of the 4 Chesapeake Bay / Quinn books, this one is my least favorite. Not because it's a bad book. It's really not. But just because of a matter of personal tastes.

Inner Harbor features Phillip Quinn, the 3rd troubled boy taken in by Stella and Ray Quinn when he was a teenager. Before they'd rescued him in, he'd been a street thug who ended up with bullets in his chest in a drive-by shooting. But Ray and Stella changed his life, gave him a future. When Ray died and Seth became partially his resp...more
Brenda (b)
Oh it's wonderful. I loved this one too. These are not 3 cookie cutter stories where everything is the same in all the books. Each has it's own way of telling the story even though they all focus on the theme of family. Each brother gives up something from his lifestyle to find that connection with family and Seth. And they all find that they're happier because of it. IMO, it's a good conclusion to the mystery of Seth's parentage and the resolution of his guardianship. I enjoyed the romance betw...more
Jane Stewart
As a stand-alone book, it was lacking, but it was good because it finished unresolved issues from the first two books.

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, 10-...more
Alex is The Romance Fox
I have become so familiar with the characters in this series and the more books I read the more I have fallen in love with these 4 amazing guys. . I have been along on the Quinn brother’s journey to becoming a strong and close family since the sudden death of their adopted father, Ray Quinn and it feels as if they are now my friends, who I care for and want to ultimately see happy.

The 3rd book tells the story of Phillip Quinn, the sophisticated, stylish, and gorgeous advertising man, that likes...more
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...more
Arttemizza
A escrita? Sem nada especial a apontar, continua a ser simples e permite uma leitura fluida.

O enredo? Este é o livro em que mais coisas se descobrem, em que conhecemos o passado de Seth, o motivo pelo qual o velho Ray o quis adoptar, é portanto, o livro de todas as revelações.
Continuo a adorar o toque da magia sobrenatural. O fantasma do Ray dá um toque de humor à trama e os encontros deste com os Phillip são bastante hilariantes.

As personagens? O bom desta saga é que todas as personagens têm pe...more
Marianne
Inner Harbour is the third of the Chesapeake Bay series by Nora Roberts. Phillip, the third Quinn brother to be taken in by Stella and Ray, has come about as far as possible from the teenage thief who did drugs and prostituted himself: he’s now an urbanite, a respected executive in a Baltimore advertising firm. But he’s spending his weekends in the village of St Christopher on the promise to look out for the latest Quinn, Seth DeLauter as well as helping out in the new boat building business, Bo...more
Mónica Silva
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Neste livro seguimos a perspetiva de Phillip, um dos jovens problemáticos adotados por Ray e Stella Quinn. Agora adulto, é um homem bem sucedido, carismático, moderno, pragmático e algo resmungão. Confesso que nos volumes anteriores considerava esta personagem demasiado fútil e superficial mas não podia estar mais errada! Por detrás desta máscara de requinte, encontra-se um homem gentil, meigo, com uma capacidade surpreendente para perdoar...more
Jaime
This was my second favorite of the Quinn Brothers novels (Ethan’s being my favorite). Nora Robert’s best skill is creating characters and complex family units that feel real, and this series is no exception. I liked this more in-depth look at Philip, and I also liked his romantic interest, Sybil, even if she is a bit cold and shut down for most of the book. Nora also does a great job pulling us into the setting, giving us a more clinical look at small-town life through the eyes Sybil, an outside...more
Aideeeee
No sé si mejoró la historia o es que me enganché... el caso es que a pesar de simplón, a veces incoherente y en momentos inconcebible, éste libro es el más digerible (hasta ahora).

Pero bueno, yo me quedo con Ethan en el segundo libro y ya estoy dando saltitos porque lo segundo mejor que la tranquilidad de Ethan, es el temperamento de Seth.

Y nada, sólo me queda reiterar que se necesita un buen nivel de hormonas para soportar tanto cliché.
Barbara ★
Phillip Quinn and Sybill Griffin have an interesting and often argumentative courtship. Sybill is a psychologist and a write which plays both for and against her in her dealings with the Quinns. Technically this is the conclusion and it does nicely close up the ongoing conflicts with the Quinn family. However, Nora Roberts surprised us all by writing a fourth book, about Seth, of course. As he has been the glue which held all three books together. I can't wait to jump into Chesapeake Blue.
Duncan Mandel
1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the final novel in the captivating trilogy of three brothers who have come together in a time of need. They honored their father's wish to raise young Seth as their own. And with all of the brothers home again, the Quinn family has never been so strong. But in the months to come, their strength is testedonce again...

Phillip Quinn had done everything to make his life seem perfect. With his career on the fast track and a condo overlookin

...more
Heather Victoria
WOW! What can I say about this story??.... I have cried more in the story of these three men and this blessed little 11 year old boy than I have creid in my entire adulthood!! This story has showed me that you dont have to be blood related to be a family. Love, TRUE love is what makes a family. I have laughed and I have cried!!! Now to the fourth and final installment that is the 11 year olds story and I cant wait to see what that story has instore for me!!!!
Andrea
This was one fantastic novel. I cried throughout the whole book, I just wish I had been able to find and read the first two in this series. I'm going to say this is a keeper book. NR is known to really research her subject material and I really liked that this book brought out the whole child abuse subject. This book really touched me and I do hope others will pick thisseries up and give it a try.
Robin
Phillip Quinn leads a busy life as a successful businessman in a PR firm in Baltimore. Every weekend he returns to his hometown to help care for the newest member of the Quinn family, Seth, and help his brothers with their new boat building enterprise. His private life has been put on hold until he meets Dr. Sybil Griffin, an anthropologist writing a book about small town life. He finds Sybil intriguing and wants to get to know her better. But Sybil has come to town for another reason. She has c...more
Esther
I thought this book was going to be just as awkward as the first book in this series -- Sybill at first seems an unlikable and even nonsensical character, and Phillip is just not my kinda guy. He's a toast-points guy. Mmm, no. However, both of them grew on me, especially Sybill. The romance was fine, not fantastic, but that's okay -- the story of Seth's origin and arrival in the Quinn family drove this entire book for me. That story line is compelling. Nora Roberts is a great storyteller, and it...more
Darcy
I had a hard time warming up to Sybil, she was a cold fish. I was stunned with all the secrets that she had as each one came out, especially the last one. I did like how Phillip was instantly smitten Sybil. It was interesting how Phillip managed Sybil each time she was thrown by the Quinns.
Marisa Perdigao
Apesar da história de amor de Philip não ser tão cativante como a de Cam/Anna e Ethan/Grace, tem uma surpresa associada a ela. Este facto vai desenvolver um pouco mais da vida de Seth. Mal posso esperar pelo último livro para saber como termina a vida de Seth...
Patricia Solla
Okay this is book 3, brother 3 and more of the continuing of how is 'brother' four (a ten year old boy) is connected to this family. Now we have two married brothers and the third of the original three about to take the fall. We find out the answers about the boy's birth family and how he connected to his new adoptive family. The new family dynamic has become interesting now that two brothers are married and starting to add to the family. Now the storyline practically takes on a life of it's own...more
Micii
I'm glad he finally cleared the flagship publication of the Seth and Ray Quinn. Beautiful, relaxing with a book full of romance.
Kerr Cuhulain
Great Chesapeake bay trilogy. Like the characters.
Shani
very good,captivating.couldn't lay it till i finished it!
Harini
Nora Roberts is my guilty pleasure.
Ashley
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Debbie
Amazon Description
Inner Harbor, the highly anticipated close to the story of "the lives and loves of three brothers on the windswept shores of the Chesapeake Bay" that began in Sea Swept and Rising Tides, finds Philip, the last unwed Quinn brother, juggling his high-powered advertising job and his newfound family duty of helping to care for his young adopted brother, Seth. When Dr. Sybill Griffin shows up in the sleepy town of St. Christopher, Philip makes room in his hectic schedule for the mys...more
Willow
I need to give this one a five purely because I need to express just how much I loved it, and how much it rounded out the first two stories into a perfect trilogy. (I know there' s fourth, but it's years down the road, and I'm talking purely about the drama of the first three.)

ohmygah. I loved it. I absolutely loved it. It had everything I yearned and pulled for in the first two. I expected to hate Sybill. I expected to see the drama of her pretending to be someone she wasn't in order to get cl...more
Book Binge Blog
Inner Harbor is Phillip Quinn's book and in this book, we find a whole bunch of things out. This story ties everything up from the previous two books and it answers a lot of questions we had from reading the other stories. Questions we had about Ray's ties to Seth and what happened there. It also brought up a whole set of new problems with the arrival of a stranger in town who claims to be in town to do some research for a book. The research is actually a problem to the Quinns and the tenuous ho...more
Sarah
I absolutely loved this book! Phillip was not my favorite of the brothers in the first two books. He seemed prissy and fancy and smug. Well, he still is all of those things in this book, "his book", but it is a lot more charming now. His refined tastes are actually what help him impress and land Sybill, who was raised in a very proper family and is hiding a secret of her own from the Quinns.

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Lydia Perversius
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Valerie
Update (20/03/2012)

Changed my rating to five because I'm currently re reading the Chesapeake Bay Saga and I enjoyed so much more Inner Harbor this second time. It certainly deserved more than my previous rating.
What's not to love when there's an amazing love story, not only the romantic kind between Phillip and Sybill, but also the kind that it's about family, which is a huge part of this amazing saga. My emotions towards the Quinns are more powerful this time around. I love them more! *sigh*...more
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“Up to this point your life has pretty much sucked. You’re not responsible for that. But you are responsible for what happens from here on.” 16 likes
“Phillip look into Ray's eyes. He saw compassion and hope. And he saw himself mirrored back, bleeding in a dirty gutter on a street where life was worth less than a dime bag.
Sick, tired, petrified, Phillip dropped his head into his hands.
"What's the point?"
"You're the point, son." Ray ran his hand over Phillip's hair. "You're the point.”
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