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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.
If you enjoy your relationship stories with a sharp spike of drama and a hefty dose of attitude then this could well be the book for you. A violent father terrorises his children, as Zane and his sister grow up, a particular incident changes their lives and sets in motion their future. While best described as romantic suspense, it does actually feel as though there are two stories here as Nora Roberts lays out the background to the trauma of Zane’s childhood before we then meet him as an adult. She really doesn’t pull any punches, yet manages to thoughtfully balance the aggression with love and support from outside of the immediate family. The suspense is handled nicely, with the reader being ahead of the game, and therefore squirming as the characters leave one particular avenue unexplored. While there is violence to be found between the pages, it is the later relationship tale that sits at its heart and turns this into a two-part tale. Under Currents is an engaging, hard-hitting read, sitting within a very romantic relationship tale.
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...
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.
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 ...
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.
April 2012 Book of the Month. Romance and passion, literally, heat up in this compelling new standalone novel from the internationally bestselling author Nora Roberts. Set in the Montana mountains among the incredibly brave people who tackle wild forest fires. Exciting and thrilling stuff.
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...
A wonderful gothic-inspired romance set in New Orleans. Immensely readable as well as keeping me on the edge of my seat as to what was going to happen next. Roberts brings her characters so brilliantly to life that you can’t help to be transported into their world and share their roller coaster emotions.
When five-thousand-year-old human bones are found at a construction site in the small town of Woodsboro, the news draws archaeologist Callie Dunbrook out of her sabbatical and into a whirlwind of adventure, danger, and romance. I couldn't put the book down. Along with the very real characters you’ll be swept through a whole host of emotions whilst devouring it almost in a sitting.
The Stephen King quote on the cover may give a hint as to the direction Nora Roberts has taken in this novel. Prepare yourself for a much more disturbing style in this story of a woman haunted by her past and the terrible nightmares she is unable to escape. This one may not appeal to all Nora Roberts fans but her writing is still as good as ever, just slightly more un-nerving.
June 2009 Book of the Month. A consistently good author delivers another highly addictive read of a thespian family with the daughter leaving that world and going into renovating property. She has a gloriously sexy neighbour who she falls for and when things go badly wrong, he’s there for her. This is romantic suspense at its best. Comparison: Sandra Brown, Nicholas Sparks.
Unbelievably prolific author who writes not only these suspense tales but also supernatural ones, futuristic detective stories and romances. All are well worth trying. She’s addictive, easy to read, excellent escapism and never writes a dud. This one has an intriguing Alaskan backdrop to its tale of murder and romance. She’s great.Comparison: Susan Lewis, Danielle Steel, Jayne Ann Krentz.Similar this month: Tami Hoag, Sandra Brown.
Three half sisters have to share their father’s ranch under the terms of his will and get rather more than they bargained for in this delightful family story from Nora. It’s a cracking story with some great relationships entwined within it as well as a taut mystery. This is as good as it gets. Brilliant.
A highly prolific American bestselling author who writes supernatural tales, crime and romantic suspense. This is one of the latter. She is easy to read, highly addictive, with characters you can care for and exciting plots. Just the thing to curl up with. Comparison: Sandra Brown, Janet Dailey, Nicholas Sparks.
The last part of the Dream trilogy, we strongly recommend you read the first two parts first if you don’t want story line spoilers. The final book focuses on Laura’s story and is a romance to get completely lost in. If you are a fan already then you know Roberts’s easy style and great plotlines, if not we strongly recommend this trilogy as a great introduction to this great writer.The Dream Trilogy:- 1. Daring to Dream2. Holding the Dream3. Finding the Dream
The second in the Dream trilogy this book focuses more on Kate’s life. If you like stories about tough independent women but also with a vulnerable side Nora Roberts delivers completely. Another great success from the queen of romance.The Dream Trilogy:- 1. Daring to Dream2. Holding the Dream3. Finding the Dream
This is the first in the Dream trilogy which follows the lives of three women who through particular circumstances end up growing up together in the same household. They are like sisters in every way except by blood. This first book follows Margo’s story and introduces us to three different but fascinating women. Luckily you won’t have to wait too long for the next two parts of the trilogy.The Dream Trilogy:- 1. Daring to Dream2. Holding the Dream3. Finding the Dream
Angels Fall is a compelling page turner, full of strong, intriguing characters, romance and suspense.
First in an enchanting new Irish trilogy from Nora Roberts following the romantic adventures of the Gallagher siblings.
Three women learn that the heart of their historic home holds a mystery of years gone by, as #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts brings her In the Garden trilogy to a captivating conclusion.Red LilyA Harper has always lived at Harper House, the centuries-old mansion just outside of Memphis. And for as long as anyone alive remembers, the ghostly Harper Bride has walked the halls, singing lullabies at nightHayley Phillips came to Memphis hoping for a new start, for herself and her unborn child. She wasnt looking for a handout from her distant cousin Roz, just a job at her thriving In the Garden nursery. What she found was a home surrounded by beauty and the best friends shes ever hadincluding Rozs son Harper. To Hayleys chagrin, she has begun to dream about Harperas much more than a friend If Hayley gives in to her desire, shes afraid the foundation shes built with Harper will come tumbling down. And that wouldnt be the only consequence, since her dreams are tangled up with Roz and the nursery. Hayley will have to put the past behind her to know her own heart againand to decide whether shes willing to risk it
The first in the Circle Trilogy from the #1 New York Times bestselling authorStanding on the cliffs of 12th century Ireland following the disappearance of his twin, Hoyt Mac Cionaoith is visited by the goddess Morrigan and is charged with the ultimate of tasks: saving his and all future worlds. His enemy, the beautiful but deadly vampire queen Lilith, has had over two thousand years experience in cruelly killing and changing humans into one of her ownincluding Hoyts brother, Cian.Now, Hoyt, a sorcerer, must travel across the world and through time to find and train the five others Morrigan has prophesized will join him as a circle and do battle against Liliths army of vampires on Samhain in the land of Geall. But just who is the witch, the shape-changer, the scholar, the warrior, and the vampire? How will this unlikely band of six prepare and become one with less than three months until the possible end of the world?Following the arrival of Glenna Warda modern day witch with a knack for making her own kind of magic, the kind that makes his heart meltHoyt must find the strength to save the world, and a love that knows no bounds.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts cordially invites you to meet childhood friends Parker, Emma, Laurel, and Mac the founders of Vows, one of Connecticuts premier wedding planning companies. After years of throwing make-believe weddings in the backyard, flowers, photography, desserts, and details are what these women do best: a guaranteed perfect, beautiful day full of memories to last the rest of your life. With bridal magazine covers to her credit, Mackensie Mac Elliot is most at home behind the camera ready to capture the happy moments she never experienced while growing up. Her father replaced his first family with a second, and now her mother, moving on to yet another man, begs Mac for attention and money. Macs foundation is jostled again moments before an important wedding planning meeting when she bumps into the bride-to-bes brotheran encounter that has them both seeing stars. Carter Maguire is definitely not her type: hes stable, and hes safe. Hes even an English teacher at their high school alma mater. Theres something about him that makes Mac think a casual fling is just what she needs to take her mind off dealing with bride-zillas and screening her mothers phone calls. But a casual fling can turn into something more when you least expect it. And with the help of her three best friends and business partners Mac must learn how to make her own happy memories
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 . . .
They waited, knowing the god threatened all worlds. He would again seek the blood of his blood, and the wheel would turn so the time would come when the Talamhish could no longer stop him. She, the bridge between worlds, must return and awaken, must become and must choose to give all, risk all to help destroy the god. When Breen Kelly makes a leap into the unknown with a summer trip to Ireland in search of her father, little does she know she will find a portal into another world - Talamh - where she will find magic, family and a destiny beyond her wildest dreams Breen is welcomed by most of her family and friends but there is one who is far from welcoming. Her grandfather, the outcast god Odran plots to destroy Talamh?and now all must unite to defeat his dark forces. There will be losses and sorrows, betrayal and bloodshed. But through it, Breen Siobhan Kelly will take the next step on the journey to becoming all that she was born to be. A tale of adventure, magic and finding your home, from global bestseller Nora Roberts
A powerful new standalone novel from global bestseller Nora Roberts - a story of a mother, a daughter and a traumatic past reawakened 'If you're after the perfect pick-me-up, take-me-away-from-the-world read, then she's your woman' The Guardian The first time Adrian met her father was the day he tried to kill her... Adrian Rizzo didn't have the easiest childhood, to put it mildly, but she's worked hard to put it behind her and to the outside world she is a beautiful young woman with a successful, high-profile career and a wonderful family and friends. When, out of the blue, she receives a death threat in the post, she is shocked but puts it down to someone's jealousy of her success and tries to forget about it. But Adrian doesn't realise that it's more than just spite. Someone is very, very angry about her happy life and will stop at nothing to bring it all crashing down. 'Nora Roberts is, quite simply, a one-woman phenomenon' Heat 'I love Nora Roberts' Stephen King
'Come to America. Your home is with me now.' For lonely but spirited orphan Adelia 'Dee' Cunnane, her uncle's invitation is a dream come true. And so she leaves her home in Ireland to work for him in Maryland, at one of the most respected stables in the country. Starting as a groomer puts Dee in constant contact with the horses she loves -but it also brings her up close and personal with Travis Grant, the stable's proud but handsome owner. And as the lush Maryland horse country begins to work its charms on Dee, so does Travis, pulling her into a turbulent passion with unexpected consequences... Irish Thoroughbred can be enjoyed as a gripping standalone. It is also the first in the Irish Legacy trilogy, which continues with Irish Rose and Irish Rebel.
When she arrives at her long lost relative's French estate, Serenity Smith is greeted with cold politeness by the Comtesse de Kergallen and her darkly handsome grandson, Christophe. Refusing to believe their scandalous stories about her late parents, Serenity sets out to prove they were false. But getting the enigmatic and demanding Christophe to change his mind about her will prove an equally worthy challenge.
Former Olympic gymnast Samantha Evans and her twin sister Sabrina have chosen very different directions in life, but they are still as close as sisters can be. So when Sabrina begs her twin to help out during her pregnancy, Sam leaves her big city life behind for the countryside. Sam thought she knew what to expect on her sister's ranch. But she wasn't expecting to find gorgeous but infuriating Jake Tanner - or have to deal with his teasing. Sam tries to keep her distance, something keeps pulling her back. Perhaps there's more to Jake than meets the eye . . .
One woman stood out, an exotic flower, among the cool elegance at the Washington cocktail party. Creative, full of life and unconventional - Shelby Campbell is nothing like any woman ambitious politician Alan MacGregor has ever known! The cynical senator was determined to pursue the attraction that tugged at his senses and discover why Shelby wanted to keep him at arm's length. But, given her past, could Alan really convince Shelby that their night of passion could become a lifetime together? Nora Roberts is a publishing phenomenon; this New York Times bestselling author of over 200 novels has more than 450 million of her books in print worldwide. Praise for Nora Roberts 'The most successful novelist on Planet Earth' - Washington Post 'A storyteller of immeasurable diversity and talent' - Publisher's Weekly
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents a thrilling tale of love and danger. On the hunt for a dangerous gang, Federal Agent Roman DeWinter goes undercover and checks into Charity Ford's inn on Orcas Island. While Roman has never known the warmth of a home, he soon finds himself longing for the comfort of Charity's arms. But Roman has come looking for a criminal mastermind, and with all the evidence pointing to Charity, Roman isn't sure if he should trust his heart or his head... Nora Roberts is a publishing phenomenon; this New York Times bestselling author of over 200 novels has more than 450 million of her books in print worldwide. Praise for Nora Roberts 'The most successful novelist on Planet Earth' - Washington Post 'A storyteller of immeasurable diversity and talent' - Publisher's Weekly
New York Times bestselling author NORA ROBERTS enchants millions with her timeless, powerful writing Time after time... Sunny Stone knows she wants to do something spectacular with her life - and a cabin in the snow-kissed mountains seems like the perfect place to come up with a plan. But when an enigmatic stranger appears, Sunny has no idea how much her life is about to change. Twenty-third-century cynic Jacob is determined to find and convince his brother Caleb to return to their time. Caleb might believe he's found 'the one' but love never lasts. Yet firecracker Sunny keeps finding new ways to get under his skin. Jacob has always valued science over women - until now... 'The most successful novelist on Planet Earth.' Washington Post 'A storyteller of immeasurable diversity and talent.' Publisher's Weekly
From Sunday Times bestseller Nora Roberts - a tale of adventure, magic and finding your home 'If you're after the perfect pick-me-up, take-me-away-from-the-world read, then she's your woman' The Guardian 'Nora Roberts is, quite simply, a one-woman phenomenon' Heat 'I love Nora Roberts' Stephen King Mists, shimmering silver fingers, rose over the pale green water of the lake. They twined and twisted toward a sky quietly gray, while in the east, over the hills, a pink blush waited, like a held breath, to waken. Breen Kelly had always been a rule follower. So, when her father left when she was twelve years old, promising to return, she waited. Now, more than a decade later, she's working at a job she hates and is tired of the life that playing by the rules has dealt her. It's time to make a change. Breen makes a leap into the unknown with a summer trip to Ireland - her father's homeland. Little does she know how much of a leap until a walk in the woods leads her through a portal into another world - Talamh - where Breen will find magic, family and a destiny she could never have dreamed of
One day, she thought, one moment, one innocent game. How was it that day, that moment, that game never seemed to end? Caitlyn Sullivan is just nine years old when a game of hide and seek at a family party will change her life forever. The betrayal she experienced that night will shape Caitlyn's life - and for years she runs and runs, hiding from the aftermath of the trauma. But Caitlyn comes to realise that if she wants to not just survive but thrive, she must return to the family home to face up to her past. What happened that night may always haunt Caitlyn but she must decide if it's what you're running from that matters. Or who finds you.
'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
'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.