Excellent trilogy - couldn't wait to get to the next book ... luckily, when I bought this, the woman at the store also recommended "Chesapeake Blue" - which was written about 3 years after the trilogy - and continues the story - actually completes it. Without giving away storyline - the boy is 11 when the trilogy finishes and he's 30 when Chesapeake Blue picks up. If you like the Nora Roberts trilogy series, you'll like this one. (what's a trilogy plus one though?) They are all pretty quick reads though if you're an avid reader.