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Remember When (includes In Death, #17.5) (In Death #17.5)

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Laine Tavish is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life in the small town of Angel's Gap, Maryland, as the proprietor of Remember When, an antique treasures and gift shop. At least, that's what everyone in Angel's Gap thinks. They have no idea that she used to be Elaine O'Hara, daughter of the notorious con man Big Jack O'Hara. Or that she grew up moving from place to pl ...more
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Published September 15th 2003 by Doubleday & Co. (first published January 1st 2003)
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Karin Marr
Aug 14, 2014 Karin Marr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first time I read this book I was already a Nora Roberts fan, but had not read any J. D. Robb books. I normally don't get into futuristic or murder mysteries much.
After reading this book I was hooked. I began aquiring all the JD books and promptly turned my daughter onto them. We are now in the process of completing her collection, as I already own them all.
I Would recommend this series ( death) to anyone who likes a) a good 'who done it'
b) a REALLY good love story
c) ongoing series st
Jan 24, 2012 Cata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Comprei este livro como prenda de Natal para a minha mãe. Ela nunca tinha lido nada da Nora Roberts e como este junta os dois estilos (o romance da NR e o policial da JD Robb, que foi dos aspectos que me chamou mais a atenção) pensei que lhe podia dar um "2 em 1". Ela devorou e adorou o livro... e eu também!

O livro encontra-se dividido em duas partes. A primeira parte (escrita como Nora Roberts) traz-nos a história de Laine Tavish (ou Elaine O'Hara) e Max Gannon. Achei que neste livro o romance
Take note: This is the only Nora Roberts book I have ever liked I think it was the combining of the two stories and the two styles that Nora Roberts/JD Robb uses in her writings. Clever. It will probably be a long time before you hear me use clever or like regarding Nora Roberts again-- even though three people I adore tend to find her books what they need at a certain time.

She's one author - with two number-one New York Times-bestselling careers. As Nora Roberts, her novels
Charlotte (Buried in Books)
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The book “Remember When,” originally published in 2003, is listed as a work by Nora Roberts. It actually contains two novellas, whose titles are fonts of great originality: Part One and Part Two. Part One is written by Nora Roberts and contains a romantic suspense that takes place in 2003. Part Two of the omnibus picks up the story fifty-six years later, in 2059, as a novella written by Roberts using her pseudonym, J. D. Robb. Robb takes the conclusion of Part One and has its consequences fall u ...more
Dec 18, 2010 Vanessa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished listening the audio, and what a great book. The audio cd consists of 14 discs, evenly divided between the back story Nora writes under her own name and the "In Death" section. What I especially love is the connection breaching the time barrier and the length of the Robb portion is twice as long as her shorter novelettes.

There's a lot of substance to each story, and in the Robb story, we get a lot of Peabody humor as this is the first book after she passes her detective exam. We
David Peters
Nora Roberts is one of those writers who produces such a large volume of work it was necessary to use several names so as not to dilute the brand. Now that she is a famous best-selling author all these connections can be made public, hence JD Robb is in fact Nora Roberts. Now I knew all this when I began the JD Robb series – future NYC cop Eve Dallas and her band of friends solve gruesome murders in the 2050’s – but was okay with it. Even though I have read all 28 of the regular books I have sin ...more
May 26, 2013 Dana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book contains two stories.

Laine Tavish is a small town antique store owner. She has escaped a life on the run with her father, Big Jack O'Hara. Jack was a con man and thief. Laine has settled down to a nice rural life when her long-lost uncle comes into her store, gives her a cryptic message and runs outside to die from a car accident. Soon afterwards Laine's house is ransacked.

Max Gannon is working with the insurance company to find some diamonds which have been stolen. Max and Laine team
Vicky (the Blowtorch-Wielding OotCDCB™)
Do you know how much I loved this book?


This book contains a contemporary romance/mystery + a futuristic crime/mystery, which turn out to be connected. Together they are A-mazing. I mean it. I was surprised by how much I loved the contemporary romance, since I didn’t have high expectations for it going in. It probably had to do with the fact that the romance was balanced by a touch of mystery and intrigue, plus a diamond heist! And then the futuristic second half of the book just reaffi
Eileen Troemel
This is a combo of a Nora Roberts romance with a JD Robb in Death. Both were average stories. I found myself somewhat bored with the reading. I've read them previously and wasn't thrilled to revisit them. The romance was too fast. Within two days, they are having sex and declaring their love for each other. This just seems too fast for me. As for the in Death, it was better than the Roberts romance but didn't grab me and hold me. As usual, once I got part of the way into the story, it grabbed me ...more
Sara ♥
April 22-24, 2016

This book consists of two novellas, which have also been published separately—one by Nora Roberts and one by her alter-ego (alternate personality? ;) ) J.D. Robb. (The shelving might be a bit confusing, so I put the appropriate opposing shelves in parentheses after the titles.):

Hot Rocks by Nora Roberts (contemporary, rural)

This half of the book is a contemporary (2003) romantic suspense novella. It's a bit weird to have listened to like 17 In Death books in a row, then listen t
Delia Binder
The first half is a typical Nora Roberts Romantic suspense thriller about stolen diamonds, a gang of thieves with a deadly psycho who's willing to kill everybody in his way To Have It All, the daughter of one of the thieves, Lanie Tavish, trying to hide from her father's con man/thief past, the insurance investigator, Max Gannon, who forces her to confront her past - and falls in love with her in the bargain. They recover three-quarters of the diamonds, but can't find what Alex Crew, the psycho, ...more
The first in which Roberts writes the first part as Nora Roberts and the second as JD Robb. In the first half, we are introduced to Laine Tavish. An antique store owner with a questionable past. Her father, Big Jack O'Hara has committed the crime of a lifetime. He and some associates stole a fortune in diamonds, hid them in innocuous objects and walked right out of the Diamond Exchange. Now, one of the associates, Alex Crew is out to get the whole package, not just his cut and he'll do anything, ...more
Simon Mcleish
Mar 26, 2016 Simon Mcleish rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Originally published on my blog here in September 2004.

This is an extremely unusual collaboration - because J.D. Robb is Nora Roberts under a pseudonym. The reasoning behind billing the novel like this is quite simple, however: under the two names, she writes stories within different genres. Roberts is the name she uses to write romantic thrillers, and Robb is used for her science fiction detective series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas. The story here comes in two parts; in the first half we ha
This was a fun book primarily for the novelty factor. Nora Roberts wrote half the book as herself, and the other half using her alter ego J.D. Robb. The Nora Roberts half (the beginning) was a bit of a romance with a mystery side plot. And, in normal "In Death" fashion, the second half of the book was Eve and company investigating a murder.

The connecting thread is diamonds that were stolen in the 2000's that are still missing in the 2050's. The children and grandchildren of some of the characte
Jun 03, 2011 Catarina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nora-roberts
Este livro é a compilação de dois géneros literários, escritos pela autora, Nora Roberts e o seu pseudónimo J.D.Robb. A autora decidiu dividi-lo em duas partes, uma para cada género. Depois de ler a primeira parte, e como nunca tinha tido contacto com a escrita de J.D.Robb (apersar de serem a mesma pessoa, nota-se algumas diferenças) fiquei um pouco confusa no inicio da segunda parte. No entanto assim que percebi o que se tinha passado, dei comigo a devorar completamente a segunda parte do livro ...more
The second half of Remember When is an In Death series story, taking place about 50 years after the romantic suspense story told in Part One of the novel. In Part Two, Eve and her team are investigating a murder that occurs in the apartment of Samantha Gannon, granddaughter of the romantic couple in Part One who were involved in the partial closure of a world famous diamond heist. Samantha Gannon has written a book about the diamond heist to which her family was so closely involved and it looks ...more
May 29, 2014 Andree rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
3 stars for the second half. The Eve Dallas parts were fine. Adored Peabody adjusting to making Detective and her ridiculous wardrobe. I so want to see the threatened Mira taking Eve shopping (Eve didn't know what separates were! Hee.) The first half though, was nearly unreadable. Trite and clichéd and just about the worst case of insta-love I've read in a while.
Jul 01, 2015 Patricia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the ending! The first 100 pages of Part One were very intriguing as the mystery unraveled. Then many questions were answered. The plot got very sappy. The romantic stuff was just a bit too much for me, and Part One ended happy but sappy. Then Part Two picked up with an interesting new mystery and the plot improved substantially. I am glad that I did not give up reading the book when I completed Part One!
Tom McGrath
Apr 24, 2016 Tom McGrath rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't have enough good things to say about this entire series. I have read all 52 items (including 10 "novellas") currently in the series and loved each and every one. I have both the print and audio versions of each. The narrator of the audio versions is OUTSTANDING and she makes me laugh out loud, cry and get really annoyed in the car as I listen. But a terrific reader can only be as good as the source material so that should indicate the high quality of these books. The sex gets a little ti ...more
Apr 18, 2016 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed how the "two" books combined stories!!
May 11, 2015 Visnja.Max rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 20, 2014 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting combination of romantic suspense stories.

Part One (Hot Rocks):
Laine Tavish didn't recognize the older man who came into her shop. She didn't realize he was her father's best friend, until he was dying in her arms. Not knowing why her father had sent Willy to her, Laine did not tell the police who he was. But Private Investigator Max Gannon has been following Willy and believes he gave something to Laine. Now he must discover if Laine is part of her father's jewel heist or an innocent
Sep 26, 2015 Samyann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Word to the wise! You must be a fan of the In Death series and be familiar with those characters, i.e., Eve, Roarke, Peabody. This book alone isn’t going to provide sufficient backstory to these characters for a completely enjoyable experience. The In Death portion falls right in line with the other In Death books, released in sequence with the series in about 2008. The first portion of Remember When is a very typical Nora Roberts mystery/love story that would very well stand alone and takes pla ...more
Nov 04, 2012 Kerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 8, mystery, 2006
Remember When by J. D. Robb (8/10)
Romantic Suspense/Futuristic Suspense. This was the start of some holiday reading, so I decided to take some of the J. D. Robb books and a romance series for nice, uncomplicated reading. This one had a modern first half and a second half with Eve and Roarke. It was a clever idea and an okay story, but it meant neither story got the full detail it deserved.

[Copied across from Library Thing; 5 November 2012]
Oct 06, 2015 Jan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Listened to this - took me several months to finish, as I only listen to books when ironing. Part II a lot faster, as when Lt. Dallas came on with Peabody, I got a heck of a lot of ironing done, as I could not stop listening!

Part I, a love story, and murder. Antique owner's father is a lovable robber who gets mixed into a job, where the partner becomes a murderer. The insurance agent tracking down the diamonds fall's in love with the unsuspecting daughter, some diamonds are left in her care, tho
Dec 26, 2008 Ronda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, romance
This book was my introduction to J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts. The first story, set in the present, is told by Nora Roberts. The second story, set in the future, is told by J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts). I loved the the great way the two story lines intertwined--despite the passage of time between them.
Kris - My Novelesque Life

"Laine Tavish, known to the folks in Angel's Gap, Maryland, as the proprietor of Remember When, an antique treasures and gift shop. They have no idea that she used to be Elaine O'Hara, daughter of the notorious con man Big Jack O'Hara . . . or that she grew up moving from place to place, one step ahead of the law. But Lanie's past has just caught up with her. Her long-lost uncle has visited her shop, leaving a cryptic warning before dying in the street, run down by a car. Now it's up t
Nov 16, 2014 Justyna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First Nora Roberts/JD Robb read. Found it in a box of books and was reluctant to read it when I saw Nora's name. I know, I just said that I had never read a Nora book, but I knew that she wrote a lot of romance novels and assumed this was one of them. I had never heard of JD Robb before. As I started reading I found myself getting immersed in the story and characters, and pleasantly surprised by the mystery in the story; both stories I should say, past and present.
The characters were awesome. S
Mar 21, 2015 Lynda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This novel is really two books in one volume. The first half involves the romance of antiques dealer Laine Tavish and Max Gannon, an insurance investigator. Laine has made a life for herself in Angels Gap where no one knows her father was a jewel thief. Max is tracking down lost fiamonds stolen by Laine's father, Jack O'Hara and his cohorts. The characters are likeable and the story moves at a good pace. The second half of the book is set in 2059 where Eve Dallas is tracking down a cold blooded ...more
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