INNER HARBOR (PHILLIP, No.3):
Dr. Sybill Griffin, sociologist and renowned author, is on a mission. When her estranged sister Gloria DeLauter calls in hysterics, claiming that her 10 year old son Seth has been abducted by the Quinn family, Sybill doesn't know what to think.
In Glorias version of events, Seth was kidnapped, but Sybill knows that Gloria has a habit of lying. She resolves to find out the truth for herself. Traveling to St. Christophers under the pretext of writing a book, Sybill wanders by the Boats by Quinn warehouse and catches the eye of Phillip Quinn.
As she watches young Seth interact with the Quinn family, Sybill feels more and more guilty about deceiving them. Seth doesn't recognize her because they havent seen each other since he was 4 years old.
INNER HARBOR neatly wraps up the trilogy which outlined the lives and loves of the amazing Quinn family. Filled with passion, emotion and family loyalty, this novel will surely join the other two on your keeper shelf.
CHESAPEAKE BLUE (SETH, No.4):
Now a grown man returning from Europe as a successful painter, Seth Quinn is settling down on Maryland's Eastern Shore, surrounded once again by Cam, Ethan, and Phil, 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.
This book was terrific! I have enjoyed most of her books that I've read but this one was really something special. This is a twofer and both stories are excellent. The men of the Quinn family will remind you of someone you know or they make you wish you knew someone like them.
This book includes both Inner Harbor (Phillip's story) and Chesapeake Blue (Seth's story).
With Inner Harbor, I have to say I was the least interested in Philip's story. He is such a priss in the other books, whining all the time and caring about his clothes, etc. In Inner Harbor you get more of his charachter as a man and see a less prissy side of him. I would have liked it if had used some of the skills he had (lock picking etc.) from his childhood. But I did like the love story between him and Sybil. I was also very happy that Seth's story was wrapped up with this book.
Chesapeake Blue was very good and the love story was well written and exciting. I personally had a hard time seeing Seth as a man instead of a child and the beginning of the book when he moves in with Cam and Anna didn't make that any easier for me. I'm not sure how old he was supposed to be in the story. It might be because I read the whole series in a week. If I'd had a break maybe it would have been easier.
The only thing about this series that I found is that after a while, it got really old that none of the charachters had decent relationships with their natural-born parents (except maybe Anna and her grandparents but again, that's not her natural mom and dad). It got a little old that every single charachter -- not just Ray Quinn's boys but all the women in their lives -- had to come from a disfunctional family!