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Chesapeake Bay Books In Order

Publication Order of Chesapeake Bay/Quinn Bros. Books

Sea Swept (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rising Tides (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inner Harbor (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chesapeake Blue (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

The Chesapeake Bay series a wonderful series of contemporary, women’s fiction, romance, and chick lit novels. It is comprised of a total of 4 books, which were released between the years 1998 and 2002. The series is written a highly renowned novelist from America named Nora Roberts. This captivating saga revolves around the loves and lives of 4 brothers that take place on the Chesapeake Bay’s windswept shores. All the books in this series depict the lives of the 3 Quinn brothers, who are called in to take care of their adopted brother after the death of their father. Stella and Ray Quinn are the parents of the brothers Cameron, Phillip, and Ethan Quinn. The two adopt and raise Seth Quinn as their fourth child. On his deathbed, Ray Quinn asks his 3 sons to look after Seth they way he looked after them all these years. Before dying, he asks Ethan, Phillip, and Cameron to promise him that they will always take care of Seth and never let any trouble come to him. In each book, Nora has described the life and story of one Quinn brother. After Seth comes in Ray’s care, he gets accustomed to his way of living. But, after Ray’s sudden death, Seth becomes afraid that he would be taken away by his cruel birth mother again. This is when the Quinns come forward and help Seth overcome his fear.

A social worker named Anna comes into their lives, who tells them that Ray had not completed the adoption process and so, Seth’s mother has the full right to take him back. If the Quinns do not want this to happen, then they must fulfill the necessary conditions of the adoption agency. The first condition is that Cameron Quinn must find a permanent job and that all 3 should stay together with Seth until the adoption procedure gets completed. Cameron is the first adopted child of Ray & Stella. He was abused by his father before Ray took him in. He helped Cameron in healing completely from his abusive past. Cameron develops a liking for fast things in life. He develops a liking for fast cars and adventure. Cameron also likes to flirt with women. When he sees Seth for the first time, he sees a picture of his old self in him. Cameron becomes determined to take Seth’s care and agrees to change his lifestyle for his benefit. The second child saved by Stella & Ray is Ethan. He looks calm, still, and patient. Ethan likes to be in a peaceful and calm surroundings. His life becomes a little anti-social. Being in the company of his brothers makes Ethan happy and cheerful. Like Cameron, Ethan too understands Seth fears and helps him get rid of them. Phillip is the 3rd adopted child of the Quinn couple. He is very good at marketing. Phillip has a charismatic attitude and lives in another town with regards to his work. He is unusually grumpy, sometimes complaining and annoyed. He tends to switch his personality almost immediately whenever he has to convince somebody. Phillip also agrees to change his living style for the betterment of Seth and provide him a surrounding filled with love and care. Each and every book of this series achieved great successes and went on to entertain a large number of readers all over the globe.

The debut book of the Chesapeake Bay Saga series is entitled ‘Sea Swept’. It was released by the Beverly publishers in the year 1998. The book is set in Maryland, United States, and comprises of Anna Spinelli and Cameron Quinn as the main characters. At the start of the book’s story, it is shown that Cameron Quinn is a boat racer. He used to travel around the world and spend his race winnings on women and champagne. One day, he receives a call from his dying father, who gives him the responsibility of his youngest brother Seth. One look at Seth and he knows that he has had a troubled childhood like him. Cameron accepts the responsibility and starts undergoing the changes required for fulfilling the duties of Seth’s upbringing. After living independently for years, Cameron starts living with Ethan and Phillip again. While performing his duties as the guardian of Seth, he finds it difficult to cook, clean, and care for him. Coming together after many years causes the flaring of new resentments and old rivalries between the Quinn brothers. But, for the sake of Seth, they decide to put their differences aside and live with the bond of brotherhood. Soon, Anna Spinelli arrives in the Quinn’s lives as a social worker from the adoption agency from where Seth was adopted. Cameron sees her a beautiful and equally tough lady. Anna lays down some strong conditions before the Quinn if they wish to continue having the custody of Seth. And it is while fulfilling all of Anna’s conditions that the Quinns come together and start living lovingly again.

Another exciting book from this series is given the title ‘Rising Tides’. This book was published by Jove publication in 1998. It consists of the lead characters as Grace Monroe and Ethan Quinn. The story once again takes place in St Christopher, Maryland. At the beginning of the story of the book, it is depicted that Ethan Quinn shared the passion of his father for the shore of Maryland. And after his demise, Ethan decides to make the boat-building business of the family a grand success. However, he has to overcome his life’s important challenges first before thinking of helping the family business grow. Ethan realizes that Seth needs him to be by side as a guardian. Also, there is Grace Monroe, whom he loves with all his heart, but never found the courage to express his feelings to her. Ethan Quinn has a peaceful and calm personality. But, he was not like this always. There was a time when he was dealing with a painful and abusive life. And it was Ray Quinn, who had come to his rescue. And now, when Seth is also going through the same phase, Ethan finds it his responsibility to step into the shoes of Ray and provide a loving and caring atmosphere to Seth. While doing so, Ethan decides he will try to accept himself as he is and not think about his past life. He knows it is important to move ahead in life in order to have a better future. He wants to grab all the opportunities he gets to live happily and also help provide the happiness to Seth.

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