Nora Roberts

Born Eleanor Marie Robertson on 10 October, 1950 in Maryland, Nora Roberts decided to use her pen name as she thought all authors of romantic fiction had one. Also writing under the names J.D. Robb, Jill March and Sarah Hardesty, Nora Roberts has written over 209 romance novels and was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America’s Hall of Fame.

She published her debut novel, Irish Thoroughbred, in 1981 and many of her books have been adapted into made-for TV specials. She now has over 145 million copies of her books in print and it is believed that an average of 34 Nora Roberts novels are sold every minute. In 1997, Nora was the victim of plagiarism by author Janet Dailey. After settling the case, Nora donated the money to various literary causes.


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Nora Roberts Books

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    Shelter in Place (Paperback)

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    Nora Roberts, one of the most popular authors writing today, returns with Shelter in place.

    When the shots rang out in the shopping mall, Simone Knox instantly knew she had to find shelter. However, this experience changed her life. Over 10 years later and she still struggles with grief, trauma and the misplaced guilt of a survivor.

    As she attempts to heal herself, she opens up to Reed Quartermaine, a detective who is also a survivor. However, someone has been watching all of the survivors - and they're determined to finish what was started in that shopping mall...
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    Born in Fire (Paperback)

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    Passions are about to flare for the Concannon sisters ...Maggie and Brianna Concannon are two very different sisters. The calm and gentle Bri seems able to weather any storm, even the constant criticism that rains down on them both from their mother, but Maggie is a passionate and fiery artist whose temper is as bold as her art. Their mother's bitterness is a mystery to Bri and Maggie, until secrets from the past challenge everything they've come to believe. It's Maggie's skill as a glass blower that brings Rogan Sweeney, the international gallery owner, to her small cottage in County Clare. His interest in her is purely professional, until their personalities clash and sparks begin to fly ...As her career takes off, how will Maggie cope with the heat of the spotlight and feelings for Rogan that she would rather ignore?
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    Born in Shame (Paperback)

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    For Shannon Bodine, losing her mother has been doubly heartbreaking: hours before she died, her mother confessed that Shannon's father was not the man she believed, but a married man in Ireland. Across the ocean, Brianna and Maggie Concannon have been eagerly awaiting news of their half-sister. But the woman who visits Brie's guest house in County Clare is not the loving sibling they had hoped for. Shannon, shaken by the truth of her birth, stays distant from the sisters while she tries to clear her head - and to shake the feeling that she has met the tall young farmer Murphy somewhere, or sometime, before ...
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    The Last Boyfriend (Paperback)

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    The historic hotel in BoonsBoro has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it's getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother...and they are uncovering secrets from the hotel's past. The new manager of the Inn starts work - and sparks fly with one of the brothers ...
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    The Next Always (Paperback)

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    The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it's getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. Beckett is the architect of the family, and his social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there's another project he's got his eye on: the girl he's been waiting to kiss since he was fifteen. After losing her husband and returning to her hometown, Clare Brewster soon settles into her life as the mother of three young sons while running the town's bookstore. Busy, with little time for romance, Clare is drawn across the street by Beckett's transformation of the old inn, wanting to take a closer look ...at the building and the man behind it. With the grand opening inching closer, Beckett's happy to give Clare a private tour - one room at a time. It's no first date, but these stolen moments are the beginning of something new - and open the door to the extraordinary adventure of what comes next ...
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    Northern Lights (Paperback)

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    Lunacy, Alaska - population 506 - is Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he had watched his partner die - and the guilt still haunts him. Maybe serving as Chief of Police in this tiny, remote town, where darkness falls by mid-afternoon and temperatures fall to below zero, will bring some kind of solace. It isn't as if he has anywhere else to go. Aside from sorting out a run-in between a couple of motor vehicles and a moose and pulling apart two brothers fighting overJohn Wayne's best movie Nate's first weeks on the job are relatively quiet. But as he wonders whether this was all a big mistake, an unexpected kiss from feisty bush pilot Meg Galloway under the brilliant Northern Lights of the Alaska sky lifts his spirit - and convinces him to stay just a little longer. Born and raised in Lunacy, Meg has learned to be independent. But there's something about Nate's sad eyes that gets under her skin, and warms her frozen heart. However, when two climbers find a corpse on the mountain, Nate discovers that Lunacy isn't quite the sleepy little backwater he imagined.
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    Under Currents (Hardback)

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    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...
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    Risky Business (Paperback)

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    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR `The most successful novelist on Planet Earth' Washington Post Liz Palmer runs a dive business in the quiet tranquillity of a Caribbean island. Tranquil, that is, until a routine trip over the reef reveals the body of her newest employee - diver Jerry Sharpe. But when his brother, Jonas, shows up asking questions, Liz can't see how she can help. She barely knew Jerry. Then someone breaks into Liz's apartment, intent on her murder. Liz realises that she is already more involved in Jonas's quest to unravel Jerry's murky past than she wanted to be. And now Jonas and Liz will be drawn into a dangerous criminal underworld that could cost them both their lives... 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 `A storyteller of immeasurable diversity and talent' Publisher's Weekly `You can't bottle wish fulfilment, but Nora Roberts certainly knows how to put it on the page.' New York Times `Everything Nora Roberts writes turns to gold.' Romantic Times. `Roberts' bestselling novels are... thoughtfully plotted, well-written stories featuring fascinating characters.' USA Today
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    Year One (Paperback)

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    With one drop of blood, the old world is gone for ever. And in its place, something extraordinary begins... They call it The Doom - a deadly pandemic that starts on a cold New Year's Eve in the Scottish countryside. There's something mysterious about the virus and the way it spreads. As billions fall sick and die, some survivors find themselves invested with strange, unexpected abilities. Lana, a New York chef, has the power to move things and people with her will. Fred can summon light in the darkness. Jonah, a paramedic, sees snatches of the future in those he touches. Katie gives birth to twins, and suspects that she has brought fresh magic into the world, along with new life. But The Doom affects people differently. Along with the light, a dark and terrifying magic will also rise. As the remaining authorities round up the immune and the 'Uncannies' for testing, Lana, Katie and others flee New York in search of a safe haven. The old world is over, and Year One has begun.
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    Irish Rose (Paperback)

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    'The most successful novelist on Planet Earth' Washington Post Burke Logan never expected to meet someone as captivating as Erin McKinnon on his trip to Ireland. But this Irish beauty just wouldn't stay out of his mind, so Burke did the only thing he could - offered her a job. Erin can't say no to Burke's offer. She's desperate to see the world so why not start in America? What she didn't expect though, was the growing attraction between them. They know they shouldn't give in to one another, but that doesn't mean they'll be able to resist...
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    Island of Glass (Paperback)

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    A vengeful goddess hunts for three jewels: fallen stars that will give her endless power. To save the world, six friends have joined forces to stop her. Now, on the wild and beautiful coast of County Clare, their battle reaches its dramatic climax. Doyle Mac Cleirich - soldier and reluctant immortal - has always vowed never to return home. But when his search for the final star leads him to Ireland, it becomes clear that fate has other plans. Solitary by inclination, Doyle is also fighting his growing attraction to archaeologist Riley. His warrior spirit is drawn to the wild - and there's no one more familiar with the wild than Riley. As the six guardians face their final challenge, Riley and Doyle are prepared to risk their lives in battle. But without love to sustain them, the quest is doomed to failure...
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    Come Sundown (Paperback)

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    Bestselling author Nora Roberts' Come Sundown is a story or love, lies and murder.

    Bodine Longbow is the manager of a resort in Western Montana and is struggling to find enough hours in the day. She certainly doesn't have time for love, even though her childhood crush Callen has made a dramatic re-entry into her life...

    Things get even more complicated when a young woman's body is found on resort land and Callen falls under suspicion. This case also opens up old family wounds from Bodine's aunt's disappearance. Could the events be linked, even though they're separated by a quarter of a century?
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    Shelter in Place (Hardback)

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    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.
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    Bay of Sighs (Paperback)

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    A dark and powerful goddess hunts for three jewels: fallen stars that will give her endless power. To save the world, six friends have joined forces to stop her. Now, on the beautiful island of Capri, their battle continues...Mermaid Annika is proud to have been chosen for such an important quest. But now that her identity has been revealed, her time is running out. She knows that soon she must return to her people. But she also knows that she is in love with Sawyer King - the brave and loyal adventurer with secrets of his own. As Annika, Sawyer and their four friends hunt for the mysterious 'star of water', the goddess Nerezza sends a terrifying foe to destroy them. It seems there is no place for love and desire at such a dark time. And so Sawyer tries to protect Annika by pushing her away. But true love cannot be denied. And in a battle between the dark and the light - it might be the only thing that can save them from a terrible fate.
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    Irish Rebel (Paperback)

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    Nora Roberts' Irish series continues with this brand-new story in Silhouette Special Edition! Upon arriving at Royal Meadows Farms from Ireland, rugged horse trainer Brian Donnelly is stunned by the beauty of his boss's daughter, Keeley Grant. Now it's up to this innocent beauty to tame this handsome Irish rogue. 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
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    The Calhoun Sisters (Paperback)

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    New York Times bestselling author NORA ROBERTS has enchanted millions with her powerful, passionate writing Atop the rocky coast of Maine sits a magnificent family mansion that is home to a legend of long-lost emeralds and the Calhoun Sisters. Headstrong Catherine Calhoun wasn't going to let anyone take away the Towers, especially not ruthless hotel magnate Trent St James. He was too handsome, too arrogant; Trent seemed to think he could take over the building and Catherine! In contrast, the architect in charge of the renovations, Sloan O'Riley, had an easy-going manner that infuriated Amanda Calhoun, almost as much as her attraction to him. But when Sloan risked his life to save her, Amanda realised that he might be the man for her. 'A storyteller of immeasurable diversity and talent' - Publisher's Weekly
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    Secret Star (Paperback)

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    DUTY-BOUND TO PROECT AND SERVE He was standing face-to-face with a murdered woman...and she was holding a gun. Lieutenant Seth Buchanan's homicide investigation-and his hormones-were thrown into turmoil when Grace Fontaine turned up very much alive...and in possession of one of the huge diamonds known as the Stars of Mithra. The cool, controlled cop never let his feelings get in the way of his job, and everything he knew about the notorious heiress told him she was dangerous! Still, someone had killed to possess the jewel, so Grace deserved his personal protection.
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    The Obsession (Paperback)

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    Naomi Carson is a survivor. As a child, her family was torn apart by a shocking crime. It could have destroyed her, but Naomi has grown up strong, with a passion for photography that has taken her all around the world. Now, at last, she has decided to put down roots. The beautiful old house on Point Bluff needs work, but Naomi has new friends in town who are willing to help, including Xander Keaton - gorgeous, infuriating and determined to win her heart. But as Naomi plans for the future, her past is catching up with her. Someone in town knows her terrifying secret - and won't let her forget it. As her new home is rocked by violence, Naomi must discover her persecutor's identity, before it's too late.
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    Hidden Star (Stars of Mithra, Book 1) (Paperback)

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    THE WOMAN HAD A HUGE DIAMOND...She couldn't remember a thing, not even who she was. But it was clear she, Bailey James, was in trouble. Dangerous trouble! And she desperately needed Cade Parris to help her live long enough to find out just what was going on. The moment the cool-headed private eye saw the fragile beauty, she almost had him forgetting who he was. If Bailey was a criminal, Cade would eat his PI licence. But what was she doing with a satchel full of cash and a diamond as big as a baby's fist? And how could he unravel this mystery if he kept tripping over his heart? Book 1 of THE STARS OF MITHRA 'The most successful novelist on Planet Earth' - Washington Post 'A storyteller of immeasurable diversity and talent' - Publisher's Weekly
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    Island of Glass (Hardback)

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    A vengeful goddess hunts for three jewels: fallen stars that will give her endless power. To save the world, six friends have joined forces to stop her. Now, on the wild and beautiful coast of County Clare, their battle reaches its dramatic climax. Doyle Mac Cleirich - soldier and reluctant immortal - has always vowed never to return home. But when his search for the final star leads him to Ireland, it becomes clear that fate has other plans. Solitary by inclination, Doyle is also fighting his growing attraction to archaeologist Riley. His warrior spirit is drawn to the wild - and there's no one more familiar with the wild than Riley. As the six guardians face their final challenge, Riley and Doyle are prepared to risk their lives in battle. But without love to sustain them, the quest is doomed to failure...
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    Blood Magick (Paperback)

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    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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    Black Rose (Paperback)

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    Roz Harper is a woman who has lived life on her own terms. She had dearly loved her first husband. After his death, she had thrown herself into raising their boys, and then into making a business out of her passion for gardening. Roz likes her life just as it is, and it would take a very special man to convince her to take that leap of faith into love again. A man like Dr. Mitchell Carnegie, the genealogist she's hired to research the origins of the family ghost, known as the Harper Bride. Mitch and Roz are drawn together from the start. But the Harper Bride is enraged by the sight of love, and though she may have brought Mitch and Roz together, she will stop at nothing to tear them apart.
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    Red Lily (Paperback)

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    Hayley Phillips has come to Memphis hoping for a new start, for herself and her unborn child. She isn't looking for a handout from her distant older cousin, Roz, just a job. What she finds is a home complete with resident ghost, and the best friends she's ever had. And if Roz's son Harper occasionally shows up in her private fantasies as more than a friend...well, she'll just have to get over it. Her new daughter, Lily, is the focus of her life now; and Hayley is reluctant to risk her friendship with Harper and her new life on the promise of an affair. However, the ghost - a madwoman who has been haunting the family home for centuries - has now turned her attentions to Hayley, consuming her thoughts and dreams. Harper is determined to protect her, but before Hayley can begin to trust her growing feelings for him, they must battle to discover the truth behind the ghost's despair, so that they can finally lay her spirit to rest.
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    Chesapeake Blue (Paperback)

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    The first ten years of Seth Quinn's life were a prison of fear and neglect - until he was rescued by the Quinns: father Ray, and hot-blooded brothers Phillip, Ethan and Cameron. Now an adult and successful artist, Seth returns home to Chesapeake Bay, to the only family he has ever known. There he meets newcomer to the town Drusilla Whitcomb Banks, but while an attraction sparks, Seth realises that she is way out of his league. Added to which, her own history has taught her not to give her heart lightly. But Seth cannot ignore his feelings. And if he is ever to win a place in Dru's affections, he must finally face up to his own tragic past and the mother who sold him ...
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