Saturday, 14 January 2017

Book Review ~ Sea Swept by Nora Roberts




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Three brothers were all rescued and adopted at difficult periods in their lives by Raymond and Stella Quinn. 

Now grown and living on their own, the brothers must return to the family home to honour their father's last request. 

This is Cameron's story.






It was a good book, I wouldn’t say this will rank in my top ten list of the best Nora Roberts books, but I did enjoy a few aspects of it.

But before I do, I want to get the “negative” stuff out the way.
What I don’t understand is the relationship between Anna and Cameron. Not saying they wouldn’t make a great couple, but I got this impression from Anna that she was dedicated to her work, I don’t think a smart woman would get involved with someone who she is working with…??? Is that the right term for it?
Whatever it is, for me it felt very much out of character. And, even though I believe Seth should be with that family, I think it slightly clouded her judgment. Very unprofessional.



Besides that little flaw, I actually loved Anna. A strong woman from an Italian background. I say that because I could relate to her, from her unruly hair, to her love of Italian food.
I just want to point out, sorry something else slightly negative, we call our grandparents Nonna and Nonno, so I was shocked when she called her Nonna Nana. That's not Italian.

Now to the things I loved. The Quinn boys were such a delight to read, as individuals and when they would get together. It felt genuine, I wanted to be part of that family.



This is slightly a realistic darker novel, by that I mean, it doesn’t have any paranormal demon running loose. But there is this dark twist of child abuse of all forms to majority of the characters.
Okay, reading back that doesn’t make sense if you haven’t read the book. Just think of it as an excuse to pick it up and see what I’m talking about.

Anyway, I cannot wait to pick up the next book in the series.



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