Series Saturday: Chesapeake Bay Saga by Nora Roberts

Today’s series is because of a conversation I saw on FB about comfort reads. This prompted me to look at all my books and then I seeing one of these books I decided to read it, and everything I felt the first time this series came out came back. When the first book came out we were in the process of adopting from the foster care system so these books really struck a cord with me.

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..


Of the three brothers, it was Ethan who shared his father’s passion for the Maryland shore. And now with his father gone, Ethan is determined to make the family boatbuilding business a success. But amidst his achievements lie the most important challenges of his life…

There is young Seth, who needs him more than ever. And there is a woman he has always loved but never believed he could have. But beneath Ethan’s seemingly still waters is a dark and painful past. He must learn to see around the shadows to accept who he is. Because through Ethan’s past lies the future–and his one chance at happiness…



Third in the sweeping Chesapeake quartet, about three brothers who 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 tested–once again.

Phillip Quinn has done everything to make his life seem perfect. With his career on the fast track and a condo overlooking the Harbor, his life on the street is firmly in the past. But one look at Seth and he’s reminded of the boy he once was…

Phillip intends to fulfill his father’s dying request and considers Seth to be a duty. But he never expected he would grow to love Seth, and soon his promise to his father has become more than just an obligation. Seth’s future as a Quinn seems assured–until a stranger arrives in town. She claims to be researching St. Christopher’s for her new book, but the true objects of study are the Quinns. Her cool reserve intrigues Phillip. He is determined to uncover her motives, but she is holding a secret that has the power to threaten the life the brothers have made for Seth. A secret that could tear the family apart… forever.


Seth Quinn is finally home.

It’s been a long journey. After a harrowing boyhood with his drug-addicted mother, he’d been taken in by the Quinn family, growing up with three older brothers who’d watched over him with love.

Now a grown man returning from Europe as a successful painter, Seth is settling down on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, surrounded once again by Cam, Ethan, and Phil, their wives and children, and all the blessed chaos of the extended Quinn clan. Finally, he’s back in the little blue-and-white house where there’s always a boat at the dock, a rocker on the porch, and a dog in the yard.

Still, a lot has changed in St. Christopher since he’s been gone–and the most intriguing change of all is the presence of Dru Whitcomb Banks. A city girl who’s opened a florist shop in this seaside town, she craves independence and the challenge of establishing herself without the influence of her wealthy connections. In Seth, she sees another kind of challenge–a challenge that she can’t resist.

But storms are brewing that are about to put their relationship to the test. Dru’s past has made her sensitive to deception–and slow to trust. And Seth’s past has made him a target of blackmail–as a secret he’s kept hidden for years threatens to explode, destroying his new life and his new love…



  1. Gail D

    I love all her series. My mom keeps them…I think she has all them. In fact they helped her get thrum chemo.

  2. Sharlene Wegner

    Oh, we were having a FB chat about this the other day! Thanks for the complete review & more motivation to read the series! Have a great week-end!

  3. Danni T

    Love Nora Roberts, definitely one of my favorite authors. I really enjoy this series. I have all the books but the first one. I would have to say that it’s a tie between Rising Tides and Inner Harbor for my favorite book.

  4. TBRG (Post author)

    There is just something about this series and how they became a family that speaks to me. Cam, Ethan, Phillip and Seth are some of my favorite heroes.


Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: