Tag Archives: Nora Roberts

A Look At My Week

I’ve had an “easy” reading week. Nothing major to think about with these books. They’re just enjoyable stories. I read two books by the same author, Nora Roberts. They’re the kind of stories I love:  big families, some romance, and … Continue reading

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My First Book Of The Year, Plus A Few Others

As you may have noticed, Joyfully Retired is having a slow start to the new year. My husband and I went to Portland for the holidays, but we extended our stay to see our eldest granddaughter’s high school dance performance. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Obsession

Two days before her twelfth birthday, Naomi surreptitiously followed her father into the woods behind their house, thinking that maybe he was checking on a bike she was hoping he’d bought her. Instead she learned her father had a much … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Collector

Author: Nora Roberts Publisher: Putnam 2014 Genre: Romantic Suspence Lila Emerson is an interesting and likable young woman. For one thing, she loves people. Within minutes of meeting a person they will find themselves telling Lila all about themselves. Lila … Continue reading

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Happy Valentines Day Everyone

Every reader has their own opinion about what should be read to celebrate this day devoted to love. Many people like poetry. I favor standing in a Hallmark store reading card after card. But then I also love a good … Continue reading

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Book Review: Savor The Moment

by Nora Roberts Berkley Books, 2010 My Rating: A Laurel McBane is the pastry chef at Vows, the wedding planning company she co-owns with her three best friends. The four friends have been close since childhood. In fact, one of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bed of Roses

by Nora Roberts Berkley Books, 2009 My Rating: B+ This is Book Two in the Bride Quartet. My review of Book One is here. Book Three, Savor the Moment, is coming next week and I wanted to finish this one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vision In White

by Nora Roberts Berkley Books, 2009 My Rating: B+ Several decades ago I picked up a Nora Roberts romance book and kept on reading every time she wrote a new one. Then she started trying out new twist to her … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts

“Catarina Hale’s childhood ended on a steamy August night a few hours after the Orioles demolished the Rangers at Memorial Stadium, kicking their Texas butts — as her dad said — nine to one.” Reena (Catarina) was eleven-years-old that night … Continue reading

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