Just re-read for maybe the fifth time. It was just as good as the first time. More focused on male characters than most Nora Roberts fiction, and she handles it quite well ... at least for a female reader.
It's a heartwarming tale of three brothers rescued from abuse by a childless couple living on Chesapeake Bay, who now find themselves in the position of continuing their adoptive father's attempt to rescue another young boy after the father's unexpected death. They are interesting characters, well written. And the story is engrossing, but it takes three books to really tell it. Note, the fourth book is sort of like an afterword. All are worth reading.