Maryland

B
Inner Harbor

I've enjoyed the first two books in Nora Roberts Chesapeake Bay trilogy, and Inner Harbor makes a nice ending to it. All the secrets concerning Seth's parentage are revealed and we get to see more of his trashy mother, Gloria, and the swath of destruction she leaves in her path. Dr. Sybill Gr ...

B+
Inner Harbor

Wow! In the conclusion of Nora Roberts' Chesapeake Bay trilogy, Nora very nearly hits one out of the park. Those of us wondering how the parentage of Seth Quinn would be resolved will be totally taken by surprise. Those of us who have come to love Seth, Cam, Anna, Ethan, Grace, and Phillip will deli ...

B+
Rising Tides

Rising Tides is the second in Nora Roberts' Quinn Brothers series. It's not as good as the first in the trilogy, Sea Swept, but it's still quite good. There's somewhat less of the Quinn's masculine brotherhood to savor, although the poignant and precarious situation of Seth Quinn, their adopted youn ...

A
Sea Swept

Most of the books I read these days are ones needing to be reviewed. Sea Swept had already been reviewed, so I didn't have to make notes, be analytical or justify my opinions. I was taking a busman's holiday, a little like a food critic, who after spending meal after meal at tony gourmet restaurants ...

B
Sea Swept

I'll confess - I'm a woman who likes "guy things," I like watching sports, I love the Three Stooges, and I'll watch a good action movie any day of the week rather than a bad chick-flick. I hate to shop (except for books) and I'm perfectly happy without makeup. I think hair rollers were invented by m ...

B+
The Pride of Jared MacKade

The MacKade brothers of Antietam, Maryland, says the back cover of The Pride of Jared MacKade, are "Looking for trouble - and always finding it. Now they're on a collision course with love." Truer words have never been spoken. This second book in the quartet was somewhat better than the first, and I ...

B-
My Darling Kate

My Darling Kate is one big misunderstanding on top of itself, and yet it is a thoroughly engaging read. It all begins when Katherine Shaw arrives at Chesapeake Bay to marry Nicholas Talbot. Unfortunately, Nicholas thinks it is his sweet Alyssa who will be arriving - Katherine is her older sister. Wh ...