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Nora Roberts - Author

About the Author

With more than 280 million copies of her books in print and over a hundred New York Times bestsellers to date, Nora Roberts is indisputably the most celebrated and beloved women’s fiction writer today.

She is also the author of the bestselling ‘In Death’ suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb.

Featured books by Nora Roberts

The Collector

The Collector

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2015

A thrilling novel of crime and passion from Nora Roberts - the world's greatest storyteller Lila Emerson is fascinated by other people's lives. As a house-sitter, she loves looking after the glamorous homes she could never afford herself. And as a writer, she enjoys dreaming up stories for the people she sees from her window. But then one day she witnesses something only too real - the shocking murder of a young woman living across the street in New York. Now Lila is in mortal danger from an audacious, single-minded assassin who kills for profit and for pleasure. With the police following a false lead, Lila's only hope is to team up with Ashton Archer, an artist with his own complicated reasons for getting involved. Lila wants to trust the passionate, quick-witted Ash - but is she letting her feelings blind her to his motives? Either way, she will never watch from the sidelines again...

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Blood Magick

Blood Magick

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2014

Branna O'Dwyer has a rich and remarkable life. Her little shop in County Mayo is thriving and her close circle of friends and family have found love and happiness. But Branna's own heart remains closed - to protect herself and the man she loves from a terrible threat. She reached out once to Finbar Burke - and it almost destroyed them both. Fin and Branna have both inherited a gift for magic, but Fin shares his blood with an old and terrible enemy. And so the two friends have kept their distance, both secretly yearning for the impossible. That distance has kept them safe - and unhappy. But as a final battle draws close, Branna and Fin are brought irresistibly together. And while they succumb to the heat between them, there can be no promises for tomorrow ...

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Dark Witch

Dark Witch

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2014

Iona Sheehan has always felt a powerful connection to Ireland. So when her beloved grandmother confesses an extraordinary family secret, she can't resist visiting County Mayo to discover the truth for herself. Arriving at the atmospheric Castle Ashford, Iona is excited to meet her enigmatic cousins, Connor and Branna O'Dwyer. And when she lands a job at the local riding school she is soon drawn to its owner - the charismatic, fiercely independent Boyle McGrath. Perhaps she has found her true home at last...But Iona's arrival is no accident. The three cousins have each inherited a dangerous gift from an ancestor known as the Dark Witch. And they are about to discover that some old legends can return to haunt the present. The first in a magical new trilogy, Dark Witch is a captivating story of love, family and destiny.

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Whiskey Beach

Whiskey Beach

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2014

Eli Landon seems to have the perfect life. A beautiful wife, a wonderful house, a dazzling legal career. But when his wife is brutally murdered after confessing to an affair, Eli is named prime suspect. After a year-long ordeal the case is dropped for lack of evidence, but Eli's world is in tatters. Abandoned by his friends, hounded by the media and a detective with a grudge, Eli retreats to the small-town sanctuary of Whiskey Beach. Camping out in his grandmother's atmospheric house by the sea he meets Abra Walsh - compassionate, courageous and hiding secrets of her own. But as Abra and Eli take their first tentative steps towards each other, a deadly enemy is watching them from the shadows. An enemy determined to make sure Eli Landon will never have that 'perfect life' - whatever the cost ...

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The Collector

The Collector

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/04/2014

Lila Emerson is fascinated by other people's lives. As a house-sitter, she loves looking after the glamorous, sophisticated homes she could never afford herself. And as a writer, she enjoys watching the world go by, dreaming up stories for the people she sees from her window. But then one day she witnesses something only too real - the brutal and shocking murder of a young woman living across the street in New York. And now, because of what she saw, Lila's own life is in immediate danger from an audacious, single-minded assassin who kills for profit and for pleasure. With the police following a false lead, Lila is on her own. Her only hope is to team up with Ashley Archer, an artist with his own complicated reasons for getting involved. Lila wants to trust the passionate, quick-witted Ash - but is she letting her feelings blind her to his motives? Either way, Lila will never watch from the sidelines again...

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Dark Witch

Dark Witch

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/10/2013

Three cousins inherit a gift that will transform their lives ...Iona Sheehan has just taken the biggest gamble of her life. Leaving her job, her home and her family in Baltimore, she has come to Ireland in search of adventure - and answers. Iona has always felt a powerful connection to the home of her ancestors. So when her beloved grandmother confesses an extraordinary family secret, she can't resist visiting County Mayo to discover the truth for herself. Arriving at the beautiful and atmospheric Castle Ashford, Iona is excited to meet her cousins, Connor and Branna O'Dwyer, for the first time. And when she lands a job at the local riding school she finds herself drawn against her will to its owner - the hot-tempered but charismatic Boyle McGrath. Perhaps in County Mayo she has found her true home at last. What Iona doesn't realise is that her cousins have been expecting her for a long time. Connor, Branna and Iona have all inherited a powerful but dangerous gift from an ancestor known as the Dark Witch. And they are about to discover that some old legends can return to haunt the present ...The first in a magical new trilogy, Dark Witch is a captivating story of love, family and destiny.

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Catching Snowflakes

Catching Snowflakes

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2013

You get two for the price of one here. Local Hero and A Will and a Way. Incurable romantics look no further, this is the book for you. Local Hero tells of a single mother deeply hurt by the father of her child vowing never to let a man into her life again … Well … You’ve guessed it. But how all this happens is so lovely. The second story, A Will and a Way, has more meat to it as cousins are left an old house under certain conditions. How they fulfil the conditions and fight off the greedy family is beautifully done.

Black Hills

Black Hills

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/06/2010

A 2014 World Book Night selection. Cooper Sullivan and Lil Chance were unlikely childhood friends - thrown together each summer when Coop visited his grandparents' South Dakota ranch. But with every year, their friendship deepened from innocent games to stolen kisses and the promise of something special...until fate, and a terrible tragedy, pulled them apart. Twelve years later Coop - now a private investigator in New York - returns to the ranch to care for his grandparents. Though the memory of Coop's touch still haunts her, Lil has let nothing stop her dream of opening a Wildlife Refuge on her family's land. But someone else has been keeping a close watch on Lil Chance, and Coop's return has unleashed more than just old passions. There's a hunter lurking out in the Black Hills, and Lil and Coop have been singled out as prey...

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Other books by Nora Roberts

Hidden Riches

Hidden Riches

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Creative and spontaneous, antiques dealer Dora Conroy has an infectious enthusiasm for life. She also has an eye for quality, and her gorgeous shop in Philadelphia is overflowing with fascinating finds. But when - on impulse - she buys a few curiosities at auction, she gets a lot more than she bargained for. Because Dora doesn't realise she has brought home a priceless cache of treasure: a collection that one ruthless criminal is determined to make his own - whatever the cost . . . Caught up in a deadly chase, Dora turns in desperation to her new neighbour, ex-cop Jed Skimmerhorn. Jed, struggling with a personal tragedy, has no wish to jump back into the line of fire. But there is something irresistible about Dora . . . As Jed and Dora fight their growing attraction, they must work out what they value the most, before it's too late.

Honest Illusions

Honest Illusions

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Roxy Nouvelle understands the art of deception. The daughter of a world-renowned magician, Roxy has inherited her father's talents - and his secret life as a jewel thief. She loves the thrill of the game and can take care of herself. Roxy is smart and resilient, but she has one weakness: Luke Callahan, a sexy escape artist with a roguish reputation. Five years ago they fell into a passionate affair - but then, true to his art - he disappeared, leaving Roxy broken hearted and furious. Now Luke is back, trailing secrets and danger in his wake. Why did he run out on Roxy all those years ago? And can she ever trust him again?

Carnal Innocence

Carnal Innocence

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

A retreat to the bayou for some rest and relaxation becomes anything but for celebrated concert violinist Caroline Waverly as she finds herself falling in love . . . with a man who may be a serial killer in this novel from 'the greatest novelist on Planet Earth' (Washington Post) Burned out by a whirlwind musical career, Caroline Waverly arrives in the small Mississippi town of Innocence desperate for some peace and quiet. Relaxing in her grandmother's beautiful home by the bayou, Caroline has no intention of indulging in a summer fling . . . until she meets Tucker Longstreet. Tucker has a reputation for keeping his romances short and shallow, but this feels different for both of them. Perhaps they might both have a chance for real, lasting love. But then Caroline's quiet summer is shattered by tragedy. A killer is stalking the town, targeting young women. Worse still, evidence seems to point to Tucker himself. And the remote town of Innocence isn't quite as safe and sleepy as it seems . . .

Genuine Lies

Genuine Lies

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/12/2019

Eve Benedict is a legend: a movie goddess with two Oscars, four ex-husbands and a legion of lovers to her name. She knows the truth behind every Hollywood scandal - and now she's planning to tell all in a no-holds-barred memoir. But telling the truth can be a dangerous business, especially in a town built on dreams and secrets. Eve's stepson Paul Winthrop is worried that the book will only bring trouble. But he can't argue with Eve's choice of ghostwriter, the talented and very beautiful Julia Summers. As Paul and Julia clash over Eve's book, they also have to fight a deep and growing attraction to each other. Struggling against their intense feelings, they don't realise they are also tangled in a very dark plot. Eve has one last, great secret to reveal - and it will put them all in danger . . .

The Rise of Magicks

The Rise of Magicks

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2019

'On the shield, one of seven forged in the timeless past to hold back the dark, fell a single drop of blood. So the shield weakened, and the dark, spider-patient, waited as the decades passed, and the wound spread under the grass and ground.' The brilliant conclusion to the Chronicles of the One trilogy - an epic story of love, war, family and magic. Fallon Swift has spent all her life preparing for this moment. No longer can she stand by whilst her fellow Magicks are hunted by the fanatical Purity Warriors or rounded up and experimented on by the government. Fallon must follow her destiny to restore the magical shield that once protected them all. But she can't do it alone. It is time to build her army, to take on her nemesis and take down the enemy. She has learned to fight, now she must restore the light and banish the dark forever. The final battle has begun... Series praise: 'A match for end-of-the-world classics like Stephen King's The Stand' - New York Times Review of Books 'Breathtaking' - Heat

The Rise of Magicks

The Rise of Magicks

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/11/2019

'On the shield, one of seven forged in the timeless past to hold back the dark, fell a single drop of blood. So the shield weakened, and the dark, spider-patient, waited as the decades passed, and the wound spread under the grass and ground.' The brilliant conclusion to the Chronicles of the One trilogy - an epic story of love, war, family and magic. Fallon Swift has spent all her life preparing for this moment. No longer can she stand by whilst her fellow Magicks are hunted by the fanatical Purity Warriors or rounded up and experimented on by the government. Fallon must follow her destiny to restore the magical shield that once protected them all. But she can't do it alone. It is time to build her army, to take on her nemesis and take down the enemy. She has learned to fight, now she must restore the light and banish the dark forever. The final battle has begun... Series praise: 'A match for end-of-the-world classics like Stephen King's The Stand' - New York Times Review of Books 'Breathtaking' - Heat

Of Blood and Bone

Of Blood and Bone

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2019

'A match for end-of-the-world classics like Stephen King's The Stand' - New York Times Review of Books 'Breathtaking' - Heat Thirteen years ago, a catastrophic pandemic known as The Doom killed billions. For those left behind, it is a chance to build a new world. But The Doom was no ordinary virus. In some survivors, it awoke strange powers - to heal, to harm, even to predict the future. Fallon Swift has no memories of the old world - but she is destined to shape this new one. Growing up with her three brothers on a quiet farm, she has been protected from danger by her mother and stepfather. Now she must leave them, and learn to fight. Because Fallon is not only a powerful 'Uncanny' - she also has a pivotal role to play in the bloody battles ahead. A war between good and evil is brewing, and Fallon - young, tough, headstrong - must be ready. A sequel to the number one bestselling Year One, this breathtaking novel of love, war, family and magic is a gripping and deeply satisfying continuation of an extraordinary new trilogy.

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Under Currents

Under Currents

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2019

'[Under Currents] is brilliantly plotted and unrelentingly propulsive. It is a beautifully written story about the fragility of life and the power of the past and the need to fight back... a highly recommended novel for this summer.' The Washington Book Review '...full of powerful, magnetic characters' - Publishers Weekly Reader Reviews: 'started with a bang and was nearly impossible to put down' 'I read it in one sitting through the night' 'The story grabs you' Every town has its ugly little secrets... From the outside, the house in Lakeview Terrace looks perfect and the Bigelows seem like the perfect family: the respected surgeon father, the glamorous, devoted mother and two beautiful children. A perfect family, in a perfect house living their perfect lives. But perfect surfaces can hide dark undercurrents and behind closed doors lies a very different story. Teenager Zane and his younger sister, Britt, are terrorised by their violent father and dysfunctional mother. Too afraid to speak out, Zane does his best to protect his sister and counts the days until they can finally be free. One dark, brutal night when their father's temper takes a horrifying turn for the worse, the perfect facade is exposed for the lie it is and Zane and Britt manage to escape. With the help of their beloved aunt, they rebuild their lives a day at a time, creating new families and putting their past behind them. But a childhood like that can cast a shadow the length of a lifetime. Can Zane and Britt ever be free of their past? Or will those dark undercurrents rise to the surface, forcing them to fight for their lives once again...

Under Currents

Under Currents

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2019

'Under Currents] is brilliantly plotted and unrelentingly propulsive. It is a beautifully written story about the fragility of life and the power of the past and the need to fight back... a highly recommended novel for this summer.' The Washington Book Review Reader Reviews: 'started with a bang and was nearly impossible to put down' 'I read it in one sitting through the night' 'The story grabs you' From the outside, the house in Lakeview Terrace looks perfect and the Bigelows seem like the perfect family: the respected surgeon father, the glamorous, devoted mother and two beautiful children. A perfect family, in a perfect house living their perfect lives. But perfect surfaces can hide dark undercurrents and behind closed doors lies a very different story. Teenager Zane and his younger sister, Britt, are terrorised by their violent father and dysfunctional mother. Too afraid to speak out, Zane does his best to protect his sister and counts the days until they can finally be free. One dark, brutal night when their father's temper takes a horrifying turn for the worse, the perfect facade is exposed for the lie it is and Zane and Britt manage to escape. With the help of their beloved aunt, they rebuild their lives a day at a time, creating new families and putting their past behind them. But a childhood like that can cast a shadow the length of a lifetime. Can Zane and Britt ever be free of their past? Or will those dark undercurrents rise to the surface, forcing them to fight for their lives once again...

Forbidden Summer Boundary Lines / Night Moves

Forbidden Summer Boundary Lines / Night Moves

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2019

A Summer of Secrets... Boundary Lines Jillian Baron, who has recently inherited her family's ranch, sees no reason not to continue an old family grudge, especially where the arrogant Aaron Murdock is concerned. But when the pair is threatened by a common enemy, Jillian and Aaron become uneasy allies... Night Moves Maggie Fitzgerald has retreated from her former fast-paced life, seeking solitude to heal her broken heart. But her new gardener , Cliff Delaney, is gruff and abrupt-and somehow irresistible. 'The most successful novelist on Planet Earth' - Washington Post

Sunshine And Summer Kisses Megan's Mate / Unfinished Business

Sunshine And Summer Kisses Megan's Mate / Unfinished Business

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2019

The perfect summer fling! Megan's Mate Cool as an Atlantic breeze, Megan O'Riley buried her passions deep and vowed never to let her heart lead her astray again. But when boat captain Nate Fury set his course for her, not even Megan's toughest resistance could divert him. Unfinished Business Vanessa Sexton used to know what she wanted. Her dreams of glamour and fame were out there, waiting. But now everything's changed and needs time , yet rational thought is impossible when she runs into Brady Tucker, her first love... 'The most successful novelist on Planet Earth' - Washington Post

Summer By The Sea Lessons Learned / Impulse

Summer By The Sea Lessons Learned / Impulse

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2019

A Gorgeous Mediterranean Summer Lessons Learned Publicist Juliet Trent never mixes business with pleasure, but her newest client, charming ladies' man and chef Carlo Franconi, is determined to whet her appetite for love.... Impulse For once in her life, Rebecca Malone has decided to follow her impulses. After quitting her job and selling all of her belongings, she heads to Greece in search of adventure. So But falling in love with Stephen Nickodemus was not part of the plan! 'The most successful novelist on Planet Earth' - Washington Post

Shelter in Place

Shelter in Place

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2019

When the shots rang out in the shopping mall, Simone Knox knew what to do. Shelter in place. That's what they taught you to do in the event of a mass shooting. So on that terrible, hot summer day in 2005, Simone was lucky. She escaped death. But she would never be the same again. More than ten years later, Simone still struggles with grief, trauma and the misplaced guilt of a survivor. She spends much of her time alone on Tranquility Island - a quiet, artistic community off the coast of Maine. But she is transforming - shaping herself the way she shapes her extraordinary and highly prized sculptures. As she heals herself, she opens up to Reed Quartermaine, who survived the shooting himself and has become a detective. But someone has been watching all the survivors of the DownEast Mall massacre. They have spent years perfecting a plan to finish what was started that day. Now that Reed and Simone have found each other, they are in more danger than they can possibly imagine - from a killer who will not, and cannot stop.

The Welcoming

The Welcoming

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/03/2019

Of Blood and Bone

Of Blood and Bone

Author: Nora Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/12/2018

'A match for end-of-the-world classics like Stephen King's The Stand' - New York Times Review of Books 'Breathtaking' - Heat Thirteen years ago, a catastrophic pandemic known as The Doom killed billions. For those left behind, it is a chance to build a new world. But The Doom was no ordinary virus. In some survivors, it awoke strange powers - to heal, to harm, even to predict the future. Fallon Swift has no memories of the old world - but she is destined to shape this new one. Growing up with her three brothers on a quiet farm, she has been protected from danger by her mother and stepfather. Now she must leave them, and learn to fight. Because Fallon is not only a powerful 'Uncanny' - she also has a pivotal role to play in the bloody battles ahead. A war between good and evil is brewing, and Fallon - young, tough, headstrong - must be ready. A sequel to the number one bestselling Year One, this breathtaking novel of love, war, family and magic is a gripping and deeply satisfying continuation of an extraordinary new trilogy.