Saturday, April 16, 2011

Book #16: Sea Swept

Variety is the spice of life, right? Cue a book from a completely different genre, and make way for my first-ever Nora Roberts.

I picked up Sea Swept, the first title in Roberts's Chesapeake Bay Saga, at the recommendation of my voracious-reader friend, who is knowledgeable about the nuances within romance novels (among many other genres). She likes stories about brothers, and this series is just that--a series of tales about each of four adoptive brothers, the Quinns. This first book in the series focuses on the oldest brother, Cameron, as the three eldest brothers come together in their boyhood home once again to help raise their "new" youngest brother, ten-year-old Seth.

Of course there is sufficient romance and misunderstanding and reconciliation of lovers, too--it wouldn't be a romance novel without such plot devices, now would it? But I really did enjoy the Quinn brothers; I enjoyed reading about their family dynamic, how they relate to one another, and how, despite anything else, family is what is really most important to them. Not a bad premise for any book. I'd suggest this title for fans of contemporary romance, family sagas, and readers willing to suspend a bit more disbelief than usually required by fiction.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you liked the book. I love the brotherly interactions in this one.