Les Diamants Du Passé
Indeed, like the pieces from the perspective of the bad guy, this book has jarring bits dangling off of it that poke at me enough...more
HOT ROCKS is romantic mystery and is set in a small town called Angel Gap in Maryland. Laine Tavish runs an antique store called ‘Remember W...more
Still, though I continually scoffed at their declarations of love and excitement over their engagement, I still bought their relationship more...more
★★★★✩ This one was fun ! Susan Ericksen does another wonderful job of narrating Ms. Roberts’ story of a missing share of a $28 million diamond heist. It has all the required characters: the unsuspecting heroine propelled into a mystery maelstrom, the location clue uttered by a dying man, the sinister mastermind who wants it all, the loyal – and very pregnant – friend and co-worker, the unrepentant charming professional con – who happens to be the heroine’s father, and **sigh** the hunky souther...more
Elaine, now legally known as Laine Tavish, has spent the last eighteen years trying to build for herself a stable and normal life, both personally and professionally. The owner of an...more
When her notorious past catches up with Laine Tavish, proprietor of the antique shop Remember When, it's up to her and an enigmatic stranger named Max Gannon to find out who's chasing her-and why. The answer lies in a hidden fortune that will change Laine's life...
**About the Author
Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 190 novels, including The Search, Black Hills, Tribute, High Noon, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic s...more
Elaine O'Hara didn't want to bring any part of Big Jack, her con...more
I really was surprised to find myself liking the book as I started reading it. I wish I could describe how it seemed to me, but I don’t think I can. The writing just seemed to flow. The lead character is a complex woman, which intrigued me as well. While she has built a respectable life for herself, her early upbringing was an...more
Nora Roberts is always a favorite author of mine, but I’ve found many of her books of late to be a little formulaic. I had pretty low expectations when I picked up this book, so I was pretty excited when it turned out to be one of my favorites. It’s actually a reissue of an earlier novel titled Remember When, named after the heroine’s store.
One of Roberts’s strengths as an author is to really bring you into the story and this book really does that. It’s a...more
Willy comes into Lane's shop gives her a card and leaves. He gets hit and dies but as she knelt down and covered the rain
from hitting him he whispered a few things to her that made no sense. She recalls him but not the name at all.
Max was trying to follow Willy and the $28 million but Willy had died in the car crash.
Lane and Max have dinner and she learned Willy was a jewel thief.
She returns after dinner with him and finds out her house has been burglarized but nothing i...more
(my only problem with this book is: 1. the fact that the main characters i...more
I loved the characters and the story/plot. Laine and Max were great characters, and I liked the...more
5* because I really liked the book the first time around, but "booooo" for t...more
This is not one of my favorite Nora Roberts book but I still enjoyed it...more
This book, Hot Rocks, is by Nora Roberts. There is a companion volume, Big Jack, by J.D. Robb. The story told in Hot Rocks is continued and finished in Big Jack.
An antique dealer hides her past until an old family friend winds up dead outside her store. Seems her con man father has gotten her mixed up in a diamond heist. Enter an insurance investigator and the sparks fly. One fourth of the stones are not recovered. Enter...more
With the time periode around 2003, and will be continued with the second book: Big Jack with the time periode around 2060.
So in this first book we knew about Laine and Max. Max was an private investigator who worked on the missing of precious stones for insurance company, while Laine was an only daughter of Jack O Hara who actually a member of that robbing.
It supposed to be a fun read, two books with the gap for 1 generation. I hope the second book will be as sa...more
I enjoyed this book, though I felt it was a bit rushed, particularly the romance. I did appreciate that not every "villain" was all bad, nor the "heroes" all good, though.
Now I can move on and discover how Eve is going to wrap up the crime many years...more
"Hot Rocks" は Nora Roberts 名義で書かれ、主人公は アンティークショップを営む Laine。その後 Laine の孫が事件に巻き込まれる "Big Jack" は J.D.Robb 名義で書かれ、主人公は In Death シリーズでお馴染みの警部補 Eve Daras。
これらは Big Jack たちによって盗まれた総額 $28,400,000 のダイヤをめぐる事件であり、発端の "Hot Rocks" だけでも一応の解決を見ることができるが、真の幕は "Big Jack" で閉じられる。
Amazon.com で、"Hot Rocks" の評価が Nora Roberts にしては低かったので、内容が悪いのかと気になったのだが、理由は２作品まとめた "Remember When" とこの "Hot Rocks" がほぼ同額で売られていたからであるらしい。しかし私が購入した時は半額でリーズナブルだったし、内容も良...more
Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. She was the youngest of five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her...more