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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  10,008 ratings  ·  279 reviews
Dr. Miranda Jones is called to Italy to secure the authenticity of a valuable Renaissance sculpture. There she meets a gorgeous art thief. But when dangerous sparks of passion begin to fly, Miranda finds herself in more trouble than she'd packed for.
ebook, 496 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by Jove Books (first published 1998)
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Jacob Proffitt
This book takes forever to get to the good stuff and once it gets there, the stuff is only so-so. It doesn't help that Ryan, the main guy, is a jerk nor that I figured out the main villain from the first time we meet him/her.

So a thin plot and a main guy I didn't like coupled with a heroine who was more than a little bland but with moments of truly stupid naiveté. So yeah, not my favorite.

That said, I stayed up late to finish the book even if I can't really tell you why... (view spoiler)

Style and Language
Nora Roberts wrote with Homeport an enthralling and very absorbing novel, that I count to one of her best works ever.

Miranda is an expert of art and has the once in a lifetime opportunity to examine a bronze nobody thought would really exist. The familys institute is famous and her mother very demanding when it comes to the institutes reputation. Mother feelings arent on her list and so Miranda has to do her job with a more than 1000% profession and leaving her feelings aside.
Büşra Bal
Klasik Nora kitabı,gene polisiyeyle aşkı çok güzel harmanlamış.Ama bu seferkinde polisiye cidden yoğun,özellikle kitabın başı Ryan gelene kadar sıkıcıydı.

Miranda annesi tarafından bronz bir heykelin dönemini,özelliklerini öğrenmesi için İtalyaya çağrılıyor,alanında en iyilerden biri kızımız ve heykeli inceleyip bir rapor halinde sunuyor,ancak çok geçmeden heykelin sahte olduğu ortaya çıkınca kızımızın kariyeri tehlikeye giriyor.Bu arada kendisine ortaklık teklif eden Ryan boldariyle tanışıp,on
Bark's Book Nonsense
I haven't read a Nora Roberts book that I’ve disliked as much as Homeport. Okay, that’s not true. Daring to Dream was awful too. Well, as awful as a book by Nora Roberts can be. Readers with better taste than me love it but I thought Josh was spoiled and Margo was whiny and spoiled. Together they were insufferable. But this sort of thing is atypical of a Nora Roberts book. She almost always excels at creating likable characters and I usually love them but not-so-much this time around. Actually, ...more
O melhor livro alguma vez escrito por NR.
Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish)
I feel like I need to keep checking the book and the book page to make absolutely sure this was Nora Roberts. I've never disliked one of her books as much as I disliked this one.

The plot itself was intriguing and for the most part done well (outside of my major issue with the book). I liked the unusual view into the art world, and the build up of the central mystery. I mostly liked the reveal of who was behind everything. I thought I had the situation pegged after a somewhat out-of-left-field r
Adorei! Não há muito que possa dizer sobre NR, adoro tudo o que ela escreve eheh A Dama Negra é um livro super interessante e misterioso, que nos faz ficar apaixonados pela protagonista desde as primeiras páginas e por um certo ladrão responsável por muitas gargalhadas! É ótimo para quem gosta de mistério, romance e quer rir durante 409 páginas :)
At this point, I was figuring I'd just finish off what strip-covers I had left on the shelf. Lo and behold! The last one on the shelf is by Nora Roberts! Yummo! And, as usual, I was not let down. Fast-paced, fun, smart characters, interesting backdrop (the worlds of art authentication and theivery), steamy sex, some murder for good measure. Nothing amazing—but definitely good, solid Roberts.
Lauren Monroe
Particularly enjoyed this because I haven't read a ton of Nora Roberts books, but this had an element of intrigue not found in others I have digested. Enjoyed the Italian scenery and spotted use of Italian phrasing. Roberts also brought the Maine coast to life as a setting here.

That the hero of the book was a thief came across as different, and that I honestly could not predict how it ended was fairly amazing. Miranda Jones and Ryan Boldari made quite the couple. I thought the difficult mother/d
Michelle M
An ok Nora book. When I first read this book, Borders bookstore was doing quite well in 1999. I didn't buy this book, instead I went to this store and read it. I believe it took me two visits to Borders to finish it. I liked the story plot and the hero/ heroine. I just forgot the title and the author. Been searching for more than a decade and presto - it's an ebook now.

Now granted I read this book when I was 19 yo (currently 36) so a lot of it is still foggy. Heck I couldn't even remember the au
Stacie  M. Ritchie
I recently re-listened to this book by Nora Roberts. It was a good stand alone story about the Jones of Jones Point, Maine. The story opens with Miranda being mugged and then traveled to Florence to authenticate a statue. From the very beginning it was easy to see that there was tension in her family. With a debacle over the notes and sent back home in disgrace, she went to work at the Art Museum with her brother. Ryan Boldari wooed her as no one had ever done. With burglary and more disgrace co ...more
This was one of my first Nora Roberts and I loved it the first time I read it... and I still love it now, perhaps even more now that I've read it in English LOL :) I have to admit that I have a fondness for cat burgler/art thief plot :)

So what do I love about this book? Basically everything :) I love Miranda and Ryan's chemistry and relationship :) They are so different and Ryan definitively makes Miranda happier. Miranda is a great heroine... strong, but at the same time, vulnerable. Ms Roberts
Muhteşem..Aşk,Macera,Polisiye harmanlı bir film seyretmiş kadar içerisine alıverdi beni..Başlarda biraz durağan gibi gelse de ki karizmatik Ryan Boldari ve ailesi işin içine girince akıp gitti kitap..Çeviri basım harika idi..O ne anlatım gücü..Nora Roberts'in kadın kahramanlarını biraz problemli bulsam da çok beğendim..

Romandaki kadın kahramanımız Dr.Miranda Jones sanat alanında bir uzman bu aileden geliyor.Babası bir arkeleog annesi sanat tarihi uzmanı..Ağabeyi Andrew ile bir sanat enstitüsünü
Emprestaram-me este calhamaço. Como tenho ideia de que os livros não vêm ter comigo por acaso, fiz-me à empreitada, avisando logo que se não me interessasse minimamente, o largaria. Mas acabei por lê-lo até ao fim, mais que não fosse, queria saber quem era afinal o assassino. Bastante previsível, devo dizer, mas também fala sobre história da arte e da cultura italiana que eu admiro bastante, algumas paisagens rurais e marítimas dos EUA que gostei de conhecer e algum sexo pelo meio (bastante conv ...more
A good read, as usual from Roberts. I was a bit disappointed with the "who" in "who done it"--just another nutter, in my humble opinion. Then again, sane people with sound minds probably aren't the ones doing the kinds of things you write a book like this about. I doubt I'd read this one again, but it was good. Definitely worth a read. I enjoyed how deep Roberts delved into the psyche of the main character, and how deeply she takes the reader into the protagonist's family situation. It did take ...more
Un parfait moment de détente ! Si vous ne l'avez pas encore lu et que vous êtes friande de bon Romantic Suspens, essayez de mettre la main sur ce roman.
Bien ficelé et bien documenté, il met en scène un couple détonnant avec un Ryan Boldari archi-séduisant. N'ayant lu pour l'instant qu'une petite dizaine de romans de Nora Roberts, il m'a semblé que ce bel italo-irlandais détonnait dans son univers : d'abord, c'est un voleur professionnel. Ensuite, il n'a pa
Shalet Jimmy
My first Nora Roberts' book and I started off with much anticipations. However, it failed me absolutely. It may sound incredible that I literally took 2 years to complete this book. I would go through some of the pages, finding that it was not going to reach anywhere, I would close it down. This exercise went on for two years. Though with a fragile story line , the characters Ryan Boldari, the art thief and Dr Miranda Jones lingered in my mind. It always coaxed me to complete it. Eventually, I ...more
Wasn't too sure about this one because of the mixed reviews. Seemed like 50/50 when it came to loved it-hated it. I loved it!

The premise of the story is a work of art has been discovered in Florence by a plumber and turned over to Dr. Elizabeth Stanford-Jones to authenticate at the prestigious Standford-Jones Institute. She calls in her daughter, Dr. Amanda Jones, an expert on renaissance art, to authenticate the piece. Once preliminary results are done, it is believed to be a previously unknown
Me encanto!!! *-* Al inicio pense en que seria aburrido y no me gustaría pero me gusto muchisimo. Es una novela con un trama llena de intriga, suspenso y romance. Además te mantiene interesado con situaciones que no esperabas como los asesinatos y los robos. También esta muy documentada y los protagonistas son increibles.
Ryan y Miranda han sido perfectos. La forma en que se conocieron, el desenvolvimiento de su relación es adecuado. Son tan diferentes pero aun asi se aman tanto. Los he encontra
Zwart Raafje
Miranda's familie verdient het eigenlijk niet om de naam 'familie' te dragen. Zij en haar broer zijn de kinderen van ouders die geen liefde of aandacht tonen. Ze hebben enkel belangstelling voor hun werk, hun roem én die reputatie die ze vergaard hebben in de wereld van de kunst. Broer Andrew is het enige familielid op wie ze kan terugvallen, al wordt zelfs dat wat moeilijk nu hij steeds moeilijker de drank kan weerstaan.

Samen met hem woont ze in het huis dat ze van hun grootmoeder erfden. Een p
A bit of a disappointment. I like Nora Roberts but this one the plot was rushed. Normally when the conclusion comes you see look back and have an oh duh moment. this time it was out of left field, and I can't be bothered to care about the characters for longer then the length of the page.
Carin Koch
The first book I've ever read of Nora Roberts and I must say, also my ultimate favourite! I love the sexy male lead character, he may be a bad boy but he has a good heart. Not to mention oh so sexy ;)
Não sou muito fã de Nora Roberts mas este é sem dúvida um dos melhores romances dela, tem tudo o que um bom leitor aprecia, romance, acção, mistério, crime, traição... É só escolher!
Joana Marques
A Dama Negra é uma leitura recorrente. Li-o a primeira vez quando ainda nem sabia quem era a autora e cativou-me logo. A semana passada uma amiga pediu-me uma recomendação de um livro de Nora Roberts e sugeri-lhe este. Depois, ao falar com ela, começou a “roer” o bichinho de ler A Dama Negra novamente.
O tema é muito interessante: a arte. Os corredores por onde artistas, agentes, galeristas se movem. A explicação de algumas obras que conhecemos e a descrição de obras que a curiosidade nos faz ir
Alice Harbin
I became friends with Miranda quickly and Ryan Boldaris was clever,quick, charming and witty I liked him too. Miranda was an exceptionally strong person which was to her disadvantage in her not being able to recognize or talk about any emotions she had. It is true that persons who are grow up without warm, loving relationships use this as a defense against painful experiences. Miranda certainly did this. The author was very clear about Miranda's pain. A person who has a problem like this, might ...more
I really thought this book was dragged out...very dull compared to some of her other books.
Ahh Ryan, Ryan, Ryan seni pislik :) Nora abla yine ellerine, kollarına, aklına sağlık :)
Raquel Leite
Adoreiiiiii obrigada fernanda *.*
Joana Americano
Amazing Story, amazing work!
This book just didn't do it for me. It was Nora Roberts first read and yes I liked her narration. But the protagonists and her love interest were extremely unlikeable characters. Miranda's insecurities and strained relation with her mother were yes interesting to read at first but got very annoying and tbh downright boring. And that was a big put down in itself. Also the story seemed like some clumsy impersonification of danbrown's inferno. It had almost the same elements and same settings. Havi ...more
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Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She began writing when a blizzard in February 1979 kept her in her hilltop home with a three and six year old for nearly a week of canceled kindergarten and dwindling chocolate supplies.

During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write a story for her own entertainment. From the first page, she knew it was wha
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“He [Ryan] narrowed his eyes. "You know, Dr. Jones, I don't think you're pretending to be thick. You just don't get it. Yes, I want to live in this house. It's a good spot to raise children. Look at that, you went white as a ghost. God, that's one of the things I love about you. You're always so shocked when someone interrupts the logic. And I love you, Miranda, beyond sense.” 2 likes
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