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Rising Tides by Nora Roberts
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Jan 29, 12

really liked it
Read from January 27 to 29, 2012

Rising Tides is the second of the Chesapeake Bay series by Nora Roberts. Ethan, the quiet, crab-fishing middle Quinn brother, has been attracted to Grace Monroe since they were young, but first she was too young and then she was married and divorced and a young mother, and anyway, she couldn’t want this damaged soul, could she? Except she does: and finally takes action to make it clear. But as far as Ethan is concerned, their relationship can’t progress to marriage because of something that happened in his youth. Again, there is the underlying story of Seth DeLauter and the death of Ray Quinn, still unresolved. Roberts once again touches on child abuse, sexual, physical and emotional, as well as pride, trust, social work and “the System” and bad blood. Seth’s mother, Gloria, makes her unwanted presence felt by letter and phone. Not as much of the humorous interaction between the brothers as the first of the series, Sea Swept, but still filled with likeable characters, laughs, some lump-in-the-throat moments, it is, ultimately, a heart-warming read. The need for resolution of Seth’s parentage is not the only thing that will send readers looking for the third instalment, and Phillip Quinn’s story, Inner Harbour.

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