Seth Quinn is finally home.
It's been a long journey. After a harrowing boyhood with
his drug-addicted mother, he'd been taken in by the Quinn
family, growing up with three older brothers who'd watched
over him with love.
Now a grown man returning from Europe as a successful
painter, Seth is settling down on Maryland's Eastern
Shore, surrounded once again by Cam, Ethan, and Phil,
their wives and children, all the blessed chaos of the
extended Quinn clan. Finally, he's back in the little blue-
and-white house where there's always a boat at the dock, a
rocker on the porch, and a dog in the yard.
Still, a lot has changed in St. Christopher since he's
been gone-and the most intriguing change of all is the
presence of Dru Whitcomb Banks. A city girl who's opened a
florist shop in this seaside town, she craves independence
and the challenge of establishing herself without the
influence of her wealthy connections. In Seth, she sees
another kind of challengea challenge that she can't
But storms are brewing that are about to put their
relationship to the test. Dru's past has made her
sensitive to deceptionand slow to trust. And Seth's
past has made him a target of blackmailas a secret
he's kept hidden for years threatens to explode,
destroying his new life and his new love. . . .