History Literature / TheChesapeakeBaySaga

17th Feb '16 4:45:40 PM Jellybean12
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* RaisedByDudes: Subverted. Seth is raised by his three much older brothers, who clearly have no idea what they're doing. All of them eventually end up with female partners, who contribute to the parenting. However, the brothers aren't bad at parenting even in the beginning, they're just unused to having to be a parent. Much less a parent to a traumatized child. And when they get married, the women do not take over the parenting and correct it; Seth maintains a very unique and close bond with his brothers throughout the series.
17th Feb '16 4:44:10 PM Jellybean12
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* RaisedByDudes: Subverted. Seth is raised by his three much older brothers, who clearly have no idea what they're doing. All of them eventually end up with female partners, who contribute to the parenting. However, the brothers aren't bad at parenting even in the beginning, they're just unused to having to be a parent. Much less a parent to a traumatized child. And when they get married, the women do not take over the parenting and correct it; Seth maintains a very unique and close bond with his brothers throughout the series.
17th Feb '16 4:40:11 PM Jellybean12
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* DeclarationOfProtection: A twist on the trope, as the person being protected is Seth, not a woman. Cam, Ethan, and Philip are insistent that Seth isn't going anywhere, least of all back to his abusive mother from the moment they meet him. This is kind of hard for Seth to handle, having been neglected and abused most of his life.
17th Feb '16 4:22:27 PM Jellybean12
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* HappilyAdopted: All three older Quinn brothers, and eventually, [[spoiler: Seth.]]
17th Feb '16 4:20:20 PM Jellybean12
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Seth tests the patience of all three older brothers quite regularly.
17th Feb '16 4:16:04 PM Jellybean12
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* CainAndAbelAndSeth: Seth [[MeaningfulName naturally]], to the three older Quinn brothers. They now have to deal with not only the death of their adopted father, but with each other (after moving in to care for Seth) and with the speculation that Seth might be their father's illegitimate biological son.

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* CainAndAbelAndSeth: Seth [[MeaningfulName naturally]], Seth]], naturally, to the three older Quinn brothers. They now have to deal with not only the death of their adopted father, but with each other (after moving in to care for Seth) and with the speculation that Seth might be their father's illegitimate biological son.
17th Feb '16 4:15:27 PM Jellybean12
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* CainAndAbelAndSeth: Seth [MeaningfulName naturally], to the three older Quinn brothers. They now have to deal with not only the death of their adopted father, but with each other (after moving in to care for Seth) and with the speculation that Seth might be their father's illegitimate biological son.

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* CainAndAbelAndSeth: Seth [MeaningfulName naturally], [[MeaningfulName naturally]], to the three older Quinn brothers. They now have to deal with not only the death of their adopted father, but with each other (after moving in to care for Seth) and with the speculation that Seth might be their father's illegitimate biological son.
17th Feb '16 4:14:55 PM Jellybean12
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* CainAndAbelAndSeth: Seth [MeaningfulName naturally]], to the three older Quinn brothers. They now have to deal with not only the death of their adopted father, but with each other (after moving in to care for Seth) and with the speculation that Seth might be their father's illegitimate biological son.

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* CainAndAbelAndSeth: Seth [MeaningfulName naturally]], naturally], to the three older Quinn brothers. They now have to deal with not only the death of their adopted father, but with each other (after moving in to care for Seth) and with the speculation that Seth might be their father's illegitimate biological son.
17th Feb '16 4:14:36 PM Jellybean12
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* CainAndAbelAndSeth: Seth [MeaningfulName naturally]], to the three older Quinn brothers. They now have to deal with not only the death of their adopted father, but with each other (after moving in to care for Seth) and with the speculation that Seth might be their father's illegitimate biological son.
17th Feb '16 4:09:41 PM Jellybean12
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* RuleOfRomantic: All of ''Sea Swept'' deals with social worker Anna falling for Cameron, a foster parent for one of the children on her caseload. From their first scene together, their interaction is flirtatious, and this is all treated as normal and romantic (rather like a rom com). Even Anna's supervisor seems borderline supportive of the relationship. Anna remains Seth's caseworker throughout the book and is integral in him remaining with the Quinns. This is ''nothing at all'' like how this scenario would go in real life--Anna's actions are highly unethical. Not only would she have been removed from being Seth's caseworker, in all likelihood, she would have gotten fired.

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* RuleOfRomantic: All of ''Sea Swept'' deals Anna having a relationship with social worker Anna falling for Cameron, a Cameron (a foster parent for one of the children a kid on her caseload. From their first scene together, their interaction is flirtatious, and this is all treated as normal and romantic (rather like a rom com). Even Anna's supervisor seems borderline supportive of the relationship. Anna remains Seth's caseworker throughout the book and is integral in him remaining with the Quinns. This is ''nothing at all'' like how this scenario caseload) would go not have gone over nearly so well in real life--Anna's actions are highly unethical. Not only would she have been removed from being Seth's caseworker, life as it did in all likelihood, she would have gotten fired.the book.
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