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 MiranI 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 coming out of Florence, Miranda holds strong. She deals with her brother and his drinking, and is soon drawn into something she doesn’t understand. She is on the trail of a murderer. On two different continents she falls for the handsome Irish-Italian and his roguish ways. With another death and much more research, someone close to the family turns out to be traitor. She waits for Ryan to return, thinking Ryan wouldn’t, and in the end they are together. A decent book and interesting take on the art thievery and family drama. A great read and listen, I recommend it to all....more
This is the first book of the Key trilogy by Nora Roberts. It opens with Malory muttering and wishing ill on her boss’s interfering new wife. With allThis is the first book of the Key trilogy by Nora Roberts. It opens with Malory muttering and wishing ill on her boss’s interfering new wife. With all that on her mind, she goes to a meeting at Warrior’s Peak. The quest she imparts on scares her. She had always planner, and her life plan didn’t take losing her job and meeting her two new best friends, a big sloppy dog, and a cute sneaky man. While she searches for the elusive key, she embarks on a new phase of her life and learns more about herself along the way. By the end her love for her new friends and her man, and she is looking to a different future than she planned. This is a great beginning to a quest through time and space....more
This is the beginning of the Circle Trilogy by Nora Roberts. This trilogy is something very different from her usual work as it deals with all the supThis is the beginning of the Circle Trilogy by Nora Roberts. This trilogy is something very different from her usual work as it deals with all the supernatural and paranormal realms. Basically the book starts with Hoyt, a sorcerer in the 1200s, who is charged by the goddess Morrigan to collect the circle and prepare for a battle in three months time. He is taken through the dance (stone circle) to the modern age into his twin brother’s office. His twin had been changed into a vampire days before Hoyt left. Convincing his brother that they needed to prepare for a battle of good vs. evil, was trying. When Hoyt meets the good witch Glenna, the spark is electric. He realizes she is part of the circle. They travel to modern day Ireland into the house that Cian owned, and they were added to in numbers by a shape shifter and princess from the land of Gaell. Lilith, evil vampiress, shows her colors and attacks Hoyt and Glenna. Hoyt and Glenna end up together and the last member of the group arrives. There is a minor skirmish and the book ends with a hand fasting between Hoyt and Glenna....more
This the second book in the Circle Trilogy by Nora Roberts. A continuation of the first book, this book is Blaire and Larkin’s Story. It was evident iThis the second book in the Circle Trilogy by Nora Roberts. A continuation of the first book, this book is Blaire and Larkin’s Story. It was evident in the circle of six that it would end up this way. The circle train hard in modern Ireland, with Blaire working them out. Some quick foray into the caves on the coast and saving of the captives helped in strategy. Morrigan comes to the two main characters and tells Blaire that it is time to Gaille and prepares the world for the war. They go to the dance during the day in strategic intervals. The dance is closed to Keehan and he wants to stay. Moira knows they have to be together and with the help from the Gods he is taken to the new world. The land of Gaell is a lot like Ireland but centuries behind. With the two cousins coming home, it was very interesting to see the world she set up. With strategic attacks, capture the vampires that killed the Queen, and Moira becoming Queen are main events of this book. Blaire is almost killed in a fight with Laura, and is scarred with holy water. At the end of the book Blaire realizes that she can’t and won’t turn Larkin away. They are betrothed as the second month ends....more
This book is the final in what was the originally 3 stories of the Quinns. This is the fourth and final story of the Quinn brothers and focuses on SetThis book is the final in what was the originally 3 stories of the Quinns. This is the fourth and final story of the Quinn brothers and focuses on Seth. Seth was coming home after spending years in Europe learning his artist craft and running from his past. He meets Dru and is very intrigued by this. It was good to see how the Quinns had developed in the 20 years that had passed between Cam’s story and Seth’s story. It introduces all the main characters again and brings Aubrey as an adult and builder of boats. Seth starts to “date” Dru, in which she doesn’t see as dating. Seth falls hard for the blue-blood and starts to dream. With Gloria making an appearance again, he is conflicted and almost walks away from Dru. He finally admits to paying Gloria for years and the family comes together to oust her for good. With her retaliation landing her in prison, Seth finally starts to breath regular. The journey of Seth and Dru was highly entertaining, and makes you think “Don’t mess with a Quinn woman; they will come after you with teeth bared.” It is a nice ending to the Quinns and ties up all the loose ends.
This is the third and final book in the Circle Trilogy. A continuation of the first two books, it is the story of Moira and Cian. As the last month stThis is the third and final book in the Circle Trilogy. A continuation of the first two books, it is the story of Moira and Cian. As the last month starts, Moira is harried by her duties. Cian is torn in many directions, and reveals to his brother that he loves Moira. He knows that his love can’t be, because Moira’s duties to her people. Moira realizes the same thing, but realizes that she wants to grab what she can of a relationship with Cian. As the first deaths to her soldiers happen, she shows up in Cian’s room. He can’t stop himself because of his love for her. Some tumultuous times come over the next days. She gets him to tell of his love, and she tells of her own. Not everyone is happy about the relationship and everyone concerned knows it will end in hurt. They move closer to the Valley where the battle is going to commence. Cian realizes something about himself in the Valley. When Moira and Cian are in the Valley one night, she ends up killing one of Lilith’s soldiers and Davy, the kiddy vampire. The battle happens and good triumphs over evil. Cian leaves without goodbyes because all he wants to do is stay. Over the next month and a half he drinks himself into a stupor every night until he is offered a boon from the goddess Morrigan. This trilogy ends tying up all the ends and you see how everyone is sixty years later. I highly recommend this trilogy to anyone that likes a little paranormal aspect to their stories....more
This is the first in the Dream Trilogy. The book centers on Margo Sullivan, the woman that has always wanted more than most. She left her home at eighThis is the first in the Dream Trilogy. The book centers on Margo Sullivan, the woman that has always wanted more than most. She left her home at eighteen to pursue her dreams. Ten years later she was a top model brought to her knees by scandal and crooked lovers/managers. She came home and started to deal with her mistakes. Going back to Milan to get her finances in order, she meets up with Josh Templeton, who has always made her nervous. She flew home to help Laura, Josh’s sister and one of her best friends, thru a very bad time and realized that Milan was out of the question. Preparing to open a store with her two childhood friends takes over her life. Her dare to Josh comes into question. The rest of the story takes it through her relationship with Josh and realizing what really is important. This is a great start to a romantic trilogy about the three best friends....more
This is the second book in the Dream trilogy by Nora Roberts. This story is about Kate Powell, the distant cousin to the Templetons that was raised asThis is the second book in the Dream trilogy by Nora Roberts. This story is about Kate Powell, the distant cousin to the Templetons that was raised as their own. She has strived all of her life to make them proud of her. When she finds information about her dead father, it destroys her. With scandal in her workplace, her tidy world collapses. A friend in Byron, was a surprise to her. She falls into a relationship with him, while recovering from an illness. As the scandal progress, Kate realizes that she could change for the better. Byron moving her into the direction he wants to go helps her realize what is really important. A good next book and tie into the third and final chapter in this trilogy.