Nora Roberts has a very unique way of telling stories. Sea Swept is no exception. With sensitiveness and fine humor, this novel shows every aspect, a reader wants to see in a good book. Sea Swept is the first book of the Chesapeake Bay Saga. It tells how three grown-up men fight for their new brother, what they do, and what they have to sacrifice to achieve their goal: to keep their father´s legacy alive.

Sea Swept
by Nora Roberts
Chesapeake Bay Saga #1
Publisher Berkley on May 7, 2013
Genre Novel
Pages 368
Format Paperback
Source Purchased

A champion boat racer, Cameron Quinn traveled the world spending his winnings on champagne and women. But when his dying father called him home to care for Seth, a troubled young boy not unlike Cameron once was, his life changed overnight …
After years of independence, Cameron had to learn to live with his brothers again, while he struggled with cooking, cleaning, and caring for a difficult boy. Old rivalries and new resentments flared between Cameron and his brothers, but they tried to put aside their differences for Seth´s sake. In the end, a social worker would decide Seth´s fate, and as tough as she was beautiful, she had the power to bring the Quinns together – or tear them apart …
Cameron feels bound to the promise his father gave to Seth, even though he mourns the loss of him deeply. But it hits him like a rock when he figures out what it all involves to make things happen the way his father would have wanted him and his brothers to do. So from one day to the other, he finds himself not only in the unaccustomed situation of keeping a household together and a boy at school and doing his homework he also has to find a way to deal with the youth welfare office.

Sea Swept is the very wonderful and beautiful written story about Cameron Quinn and his fight for Seth, the youngest in the Quinn family. He is supported by his other brothers Philip and Ethan. They´re way of raising Seth, how they deal with all those things that come across in life, and with a boy of that age is one fantastic story with the right sensitiveness. Nora Roberts shows an endless line of great scenes, even better dialogues and figures who are simply great.

The author created with Cameron, Ethan, Phillip, and Seth fantastic characters, and when you read that novel again, many years after the first time and know some of her current work as well, you realize that something´s changed. I can´t put it into the right words, it´s only something my gut tells me, but I mean that her characters from this novel are very deep-going, very charismatic and that they have a vulnerability which is rare in a man. I´m not saying, that men don´t have that in general, all I´m saying is, that in this Saga they´ve got plenty of it and each of them is dealing with it in a different way. But they do have one in common: All three of them got saved by Raymond Quinn, their father.

Sea Swept is a beautifully written novel. Great characters and great places and lots of emotions are shown between the pages. Not all of those emotions are good, but they bring the real touch to this novel. Sea Swept gets 5 stars not only for the big entertainment and it´s a great story, but also for the beautiful and breathtaking landscapes.

Happy reading

Nora Roberts
©Bruce Wilder

Nora Roberts, born in Silver Spring, Maryland, is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981. Having spent her life surrounded by men, Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming. Nora is a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her “America’s favorite novelist.” She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.



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