• Chesapeake Blue

  • Quinn Brothers, Book 4
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: James Daniels
  • Series: Chesapeake Bay, Book 4
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-06-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (46 ratings)


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 Phillip, their wives and children - 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 has 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 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.
©2004 Nora Roberts (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
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Critic reviews

"[Roberts has] once again crafted a poignant and often humorous tale. True to style, she has also thrown in just enough of the paranormal to tantalize. Guaranteed to please the many fans who were waiting for Seth's story." ( Library Journal)
"James Daniels's voice conveys convincing female desire, as well as rough male camaraderie, and singes the listener's ears with Roberts's trademark passion." ( AudioFile)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Deeds not words on 18-06-16

A great story and beautifully read by James Daniel.

A great story and beautifully read by James Daniel, which added to the enjoyment. The whole series which shows how important a close, united and loving family are. All four books are well worth the read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Catherine on 01-12-15


What did you like most about Chesapeake Blue?

It's a great ending to a wonderful quaret of stories. The storey line is sweet and lovely romance story

Who was your favorite character and why?

Grandma is a great addition to the story instead of Ray
Loved it

What does James Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His reading is great and really brings you into the story.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I welled up at the happy ending the comeuppance of Gloria...

Any additional comments?

This was a great story nora roberts is simply brilliant at story lines not only romantic but great back stories whether mystery murder or everything a great listen

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3 out of 5 stars
By jeprdy on 28-01-10

enjoyable, but...

I loved how this wrapped up the Quinn's story. However, the problem I had with this was the narration. Many times, there was a southern drawl to many of the characters. Seeing as how the characters are all from the northeastern seaboard, and none of them had an accent in the previous 3 books in this set, it was distracting. Very distracting. The accent seemed to disappear in the last few chapters, which again, was distracting & odd. Not to mention the character's voices weren't well distinguished. The 3 stars combine my 4-star rating for the story & plot, and my 2-star rating for narration.

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4 out of 5 stars
By DK on 03-06-15

Final Book in the Chesapeake Bay Series **SPOILER

What did you love best about Chesapeake Blue?

The final book in the Chesapeake Bay Series, sigh.... Fast forward 3 decades as Seth Quinn returns from this travel abroad to the home of his three if not by blood, by will, older brothers. He arrived there is a 10-year-old boy and they raised him to become the man he is.

Seth is now known as a famous artist, not the nearly broken boy he was when he was brought to the Quinn family. He is returning to his favorite place on earth, the first place he learned about love – the love of the family, St. Christopher.

Drusilla, as it so often happens is an unattached, young woman has moved to the town of St. Christopher. She is from a powerful political family and after finding her fiancé cheating on her she makes the move to the more laid-back and friendly town. She opens the flower shop and live a peaceful life.

Of course, the bachelor, Seth needs to purchase some flowers on his first day back. He meets Dru and decides that he must paint a picture of her. She is not fine with that idea.

The premise is based on that set up that we begin a journey of learning about a family, where one fits in – if at all. The dating and friendships. The love of friends and families are explored as well.

However, someone from Seth past casts a long shadow over his success and happiness. She blackmails him in order for her to stay out of the public eye.

Sharing anymore may spoil some of the many fantastic twist and turn. So I will stop there…

I really, truly love this series and sad to see that it has ended. However, all of the loose ends are tied up by the end. Of course, with all great books and series, leaving the listener wanting more.

As I said, I am sad that it has ended but satisfied with the series.

If you found my review helpful, it would mean a lot for me to have you select yes below this text. Thank you so much

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