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Remember When (includes In Death, #17.5) (In Death #17.5 - Big Jack)

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  12,535 ratings  ·  367 reviews
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Simon Mcleish
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
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
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.
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!
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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
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]
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
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
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
Really enjoyed this one, although I must admit to preferring the first part which is strange considering the second part has Roarke!
Chelsealuv Krigbaum
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Titinha Scaeiro
Ao ler este livro vi as saudades que tinha de ler a "Série Mortal"... Saudades de Roarke e Eve!!! ^_^
Kim Conforto
This is one book that I read of hers that got me into reading JD Robb
A very nice combination of the author's two different styles, with the first part acting as a background for the second one, where Eve Dallas has to solve a case that involves a leftover mystery from fifty or so years before.

The first part of the book is a romantic suspense about an antic shop owner who isn't quite as ordinary as she pretends and a PI who breaks the rules and mixes his work with his personal life after meeting her in one of his investigations.

The romance heats up and gets seriou
Im Jahr 2003 geschieht in New York ein spektakulärer Raub: Diamanten im Wert von 28 Millionen Dollar werden gestohlen und verschwinden. In Maryland lebt Laine Tavish, die sich dort ein ehrliches neues Leben aufgebaut hat, fern von der kriminellen Vergangenheit ihres Vaters. Doch dann holt diese sie ein, als ein Mann in ihrem Antiquitätengeschäft auftaucht und ihr eine merkwürdige Botschaft hinterlässt. Während Laine verwirrt begreift, dass es sich bei ihm um den besten Freund ihres Vaters aus al ...more
This book is really interesting, as Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb come together to make a novel with two parts.

The Nora Roberts portion takes place in 2003, Maryland, and is romantic suspense involving a woman whose father was a crook, although not a violent one, and a private investigator working for an insurance company who is tracking stolen diamonds.

In part 2, we travel to the future (2059) where Lt. Eve Dallas works to solve murders that are linked to the diamond heist from the early part of the
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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
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