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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read
A wonderful read from Nora Roberts. This is the 3rd story of 4 and I would suggest reading the series in order: Sea Swept, Rising Tides, Inner Harbour and Chesapeke Blue. The stories carry a vivid image of the Chesapeke Bay area and tell a heart warming story of 4 young boys who have been adopted and loved by the Quinns. As the years go by they grow into strong, warm and...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Bit soppy
Ah well it is a Nora Roberts book and apparently part of a series of tales set on the East Coast of the USA. The pages turned quite nicely but was I inspired to read another in the series, umm, no not really, there are plenty of other Authors to explore. I am not a prude, but there did seem to be some gratuitous sex scenes written in the tale. WHY? It didn't add anything...
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read, 8 Nov. 2003
This review is from: Inner Harbour: Number 3 in series (Chesapeake Bay) (Paperback)
A wonderful read from Nora Roberts. This is the 3rd story of 4 and I would suggest reading the series in order: Sea Swept, Rising Tides, Inner Harbour and Chesapeke Blue. The stories carry a vivid image of the Chesapeke Bay area and tell a heart warming story of 4 young boys who have been adopted and loved by the Quinns. As the years go by they grow into strong, warm and extremely sexy men who become a family in every sense, as they come to terms with their tragic pasts and find the women who can heal them. You can't help but fall in love with them all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hurray to Phillip and Sybill, 3 Sept. 1999
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I was listening to Phillip's story in my car and I found myself sitting in the parking lot unable to turn off the cassette player. This is a great book and it follows smoothly Cameron's and Ethan's stories. I can relate to Sybill's confusion and fear when she meets up with the Quinns, they are a loud bunch, but, oh, boy, I'd love to be related to them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the Sea Swept trilogy, 14 Feb. 1999
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Having just completed this final book in the Sea Swept series, I have been moved to tell that I think this has got to be the best.
I think that Phillip was the strongest of the characters of the 3 brothers, and the completion of the rescue of Ray and Stella Quinn's final 'lost boy' is a must for all of Nora Robert's fans.
Read the trilogy today! You won't regret it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars enchanting family Story, 4 Sept. 2011
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This review is from: Inner Harbour: Number 3 in series (Chesapeake Bay) (Paperback)
This is the third in the story of the Quinn family. It follows on from the Rising Tides. It is the story of Philip, the young man who feels he has a wonderful life so can he change it to help care for Seth? Philip is the details man of the business, an advertising executive, and frequently drives his brothers to blows. He does however believe in the saying "mess with one Quinn and you mess with them all" He works hard to keep both parts of his life going and feels a slight resentment towards Seth. Caring for Seth, however, has unexpected benefits. The language remains rough but again in context to the story. I really liked it. Well worth reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of Nora Roberts best trilogies!, 17 Dec. 1998
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I loved this final in the Chesapeake Bay trilogy - but then, I enjoy almost any Nora Roberts books! This is a satisfactry conclusion to one of the best creations of a modern family. Most families today are dysfunctional in some way and this one more than most. However, Ms. Roberts creates a family in the best sense of the word and gives us all hope for the modern American family. I loved the fact that at least 50% of this series is written from the male point of view. It lends a refreshing voice to the story. By the way, can I have Seth for my little brother?
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4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable resolution, 11 Feb. 2012
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Inner Harbour is the third of the Chesapeake Bay series by Nora Roberts. Phillip, the third Quinn brother to be taken in by Stella and Ray, has come about as far as possible from the teenage thief who did drugs and prostituted himself: he's now an urbanite, a respected executive in a Baltimore advertising firm. But he's spending his weekends in the village of St Christopher on the promise to look out for the latest Quinn, Seth DeLauter as well as helping out in the new boat building business, Boats by Quinn. When attractive anthropologist, Dr Sybill Griffin, turns up in St Chris, Phillip is pleasantly surprised that she's interested in him. But the outwardly friendly Sybill has a cold, calculating side and appears to have another agenda involving Seth, something of which none of the Quinns are aware. This instalment resolves the issue of Seth's parentage and the circumstances of Ray's death, and ties all the loose ends neatly together. The likeable characters from the first two books expand (Phillip has a few surprises for the reader), there are some hot sex scenes and the dialogue between the characters is, as before, a real source of humour. Readers keen to know what happens to Seth will want to read his story in Chesapeake Blue.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb conclusion to Nora's Cheaspeake Bay trilogy, 11 Nov. 1998
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Dr. Sybill Griffin has come to the seaport town of St. Christopher to ascertain if her sister Gloria's allegations about the Quinn family are true. Sybill hides her relationship about Gloria to the Quinns. Sybill quickly learns that as far as Phillip Quinn is concerned, Gloria lost all rights to her son Seth when she used the lad as a punching bag.
When the Quinns uncover Sybill's identity and lineage, they pound her with the truth even as she falls in love with Phillip. She desperately tries to make reparations even as she prays that she and her beloved can make a future together.
INNER HARBOR is the satisfying conclusion to Nora's "Quinn Chesapeake Bay" trilogy. This time the great Ms. Roberts tells the story from the refreshing male perspective in a very sensitive and compassionate way. The metamorphosis of the heroine is dexterously developed in a believable manner. Though this novel can stand on its own merit, fans will gain immense pleasure by reading the entire series.

Harriet Klausner
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5.0 out of 5 stars Do not please stop at the trilogy!, 17 Jan. 1999
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Oh how sad! Nora Roberts - why finish at Inner Harbour? I new really need to know how Seth grows up, how the boat business develops (a relatively small part of the story-line, but could be expanded and developed?), how the three marriages work out, how their children grow up .... A regular traveller to the USA and waiting for one of those boringly long flight connections, I was browsing th bookstall at Minneapolis St Pauls. Attracted by the cover and the write up, I bought Sea Swept. I completed that book before arriving at my final destination. Luckily back in the USA in August 1998 (?did I plan my trip to coincide with publication of the paperback?!), I bought Inner Harbour and now thanks to amazon.co.uk odered Inner Harbour on Christmas Day 1998. Many compelling themes - child abuse, family relationships, community relationships, the sea, business, good wine (not much good food!), family pets (good old Foolish)! Nora Roberts - you have a fan across the pond!
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4.0 out of 5 stars best in the series so far, 28 Jun. 2010
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This review is from: Inner Harbour: Number 3 in series (Chesapeake Bay) (Paperback)
This is the 3rd in the Chesapeake Bay series.
It was also in my opinion the best in the series so far.

I didnt expect to enjoy it so much, purely because the character of Phil didnt interest me as much as the others.
However, this was definately the best so far.
We didnt just get the love story between him and Sybill. There was the back story of Seth and his atrocious excuse of a mother and we learnt a lot more about her and the relationship between her, Ray their dad and Seth's connection to him. I really liked Sybill but found her a bit annoying at times, but she came out of her shell and opened up and became really interesting. There was also a lot from Anna/Cam and Ethan/Grace. Phillip was also a lot more interesting in this book than the others.

Definately worth a read.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't stop reading until I completed triology in one week, 21 Feb. 1999
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A wonderful afterglow feeling comes when you complete the triology set. Family pulling together against all odds. Feel for the abused children and admire them in their growth to overcome the past. It is the most compelling books I have read in a long time.
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