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)[Particu ...more
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. ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...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 ...more
A novel of daring deception and desire from the #1 New York Times bestselling author…
After an assault at her family home in Maine, Dr. Miranda Jones is determined to put the experience behind her. Distraction comes when she is summoned to Italy—to verify the authenticity of a Renaissance bronze of a Medici courtesan known as The Dark Lady. But instead of cementing Miranda’s reputation as the leading expert in the field, the job nearly destroys it when her professional judgment is called into qu...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Samen met hem woont ze in het huis dat ze van hun grootmoeder erfden. Een p ...more
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 ...more
Unfortunately, I have met several people who are completely brilliant in a scientific field but have no common sense, but Miranda also seemed very wimpy to me, meekly following everything Ryan laid out ...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