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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Jove; First Printing edition (January 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0515121843
  • ISBN-13: 978-0515121841
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.9 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (289 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,745 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sibling trilogies are fast becoming Nora Roberts's forte. Sea Swept tells the tale of three brothers--all former juvenile delinquents adopted by Raymond Quinn and his wife, Stella. Cameron, Ethan, and Philip are as different as can be, but they are bound by their love and respect for their adoptive father, who has recently passed away. On his deathbed he asks his sons to look after their most recent brother, 10-year-old Seth, who--if the rumors are to believed--just may be Ray's biological son. Of course, the brothers don't know anything about caring for the young boy, and if social worker Anna Spinelli has anything to say about it, they won't. However, the sparks that fly over the fate of Seth are nothing compared to the romantic sparks that fly between Anna and Cameron. Nora Roberts once again proves why she is the premiere author of 1990s contemporary romance. Her stories have universal appeal, and Sea Swept is no exception.


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The male characters are very strong, sensitive men with an incredible sense of family morals.
Cam and his brothers struggle to solve the mystery surrounding Seth and their father as well as the reason behind their father's accident.
Sharon Knutson
The characters are very interesting and the mystery behind the main story line is very compelling.

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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Kelly VINE VOICE on February 27, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Cameron Quinn is at the top of his game! He is a champion at his first love racing boats, famous, and a different woman every night. His world comes crashing down around him when he is notified his adopted father, Ray, is dying from injuries received in an accident. Cameron arrives in time to say goodbye along with his brothers Phillip and Ethan. It is then they find out that they have another brother named Seth. Since they were all adopted, they all come together to make sure Seth is taken care of.

Anna Spinelli is responsible for Seth as his caseworker. She is a no nonsense take no prisoners type of woman. Anna is straightforward and doesn't play any games. She knew that mixing business with pleasure was a no-no but she couldn't deny her attraction to Cameron.

Cameron decides to move home to provide the stable environment Seth needs. Phillip, Ethan, and Cameron have never raised children before, and they have no idea what to do in many circumstances. Anna is sympathetic to them, and helps them as much as possible. As Cameron and Anna grow closer, they must find a way to balance all the needs of this family.

This is a wonderful start to the new series. Each of the brothers is very different, and it is a struggle for them to learn to be a family unit. There are some very funny antics, and some very touching heartwarming moments. Cameron and Anna are good together, and have great chemistry.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By "intentaccess" on January 18, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is the first book in the trilogy about the Quinn brothers. SeaSwept introduces you to the Quinn family and in particular, Cameron Quinn. The male characters are very strong, sensitive men with an incredible sense of family morals.
I thought this was a great story, the plot was detailed and very strong characters! The story revolves around Cameron Quinn and Anna Spinelli. Cameron comes home from Europe after hearing of his foster father's illness. His dad dies and the brothers are left to care for a 10-year old boy. Anna is the boy's social worker assigned to the case. Her and Cameron fall in love over the course of the novel.
This is story of strength and love and of the ties or fathers and sons and brothers. Each brother must come to face their past demons and make their way into the future and join together which will affect the future of their youngest brother, Seth.
It is an awesome read and the setting in an eastern seaboard town.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 30, 1997
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Sea Swept may give readers a case of deja vu. But don't worry,you are not losing your mind, Roberts is just traversing some familiar ground in her latest mainstream romance. Granted, this is hard not to do, given the number of books Roberts has written. With Sea Swept's main characters, the three Quinn brothers, Roberts has re-cycled some of her earlier work, especially her Mackenzie brothers series for Silhouette Intimate Moments. Even though we've seen these guys, or shades of them, before, they are still entertaining.
While Roberts may have a gift for creating appealing and realistic male characters, she too often draws heroines that are equally unappealing. Such is the case in Sea Swept. Anna Spinelli, the love interest for hero Cameron Quinn, is unsympathetic. Though Roberts tried to create a strong, pulled-herself-up-by-her-bootstraps heroine, what she ends up with is an unattractive woman who comes across as rather cheap.
Hero Cameron Quinn, disappoints as well. His transformation from immature, self-absorbed playboy to responsible, somewhat grown-up,is unconvincing.
Given the shortcomings of Roberts' main characters, it is not suprising that their love story leaves readers cold. Based solely on sex, Cameron and Anna's relationship is shallow and leads to an unconvincing happily-ever-after ending.
Sea Swept's best moments are the scenes between the Quinn brothers. They are funny and the dialog and thought processes of the men ring true. In these instances, Roberts does prove that she knows how to write convincing male characters.
What Roberts is unable to prove, though, is that she, or her editor, proofread her work. Early in then novel, Quinn brother Phillip has a navy blue Land Rover. Later on he has a Jeep.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By apoem TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 12, 2001
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I LOVE Nora Roberts books. I am always thrilled to find a new one or revisit one I have already read. I am triply thrilled when I find a new trilogy. This set of books does not disspoint.
Again, all three of the books in this series can stand alone. However, I find that it is nice to read all three in order because the characters build on each other and develop throughout the series.
Sea Swept is about three men who had been taken in as young boys by a man who became a father to them. These three men are different but held together by love. When they are asked by their father to care for the new boy he had taken in, they do just that.
Seth is determined to live up to his father's expectation. He is a strong character with an iron will. He also is a very caring man who wants to do right by those around him. Anna is a social worker determined to do her job and ensure the young boy has a suitable home. What follows is a wonderful story about two people working together to provide a home for a young boy. It is wonderful when they realize that they are really walking down the same road and romance blossoms.
I enjoyed the humor that Nora Roberts displayed in this book. As this trilogy continues I found that the humor continued. I appreciated the true feeling of comaradarie among the men that Nora Roberts is able to write about.
I enjoyed this book immensily.
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