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When five-thousand-year-old human bones are found at a construction site in the small town of Woodsboro, the news draws archaeologist Callie Dunbrook out of her sabbatical and into a whirlwind of adventure, danger, and romance.

While overseeing the dig, she must try to make sense of a cloud of death and misfortune that hangs over the project-fueling rumors that the site is
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Paperback, 465 pages
Published March 25th 2004 by Piatkus (first published April 20th 2003)
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Megan Poggi Suzanne Cullen was rich because of the business she grew. Doug accused Callie of being after her money because this wasn't the first time that Susan…moreSuzanne Cullen was rich because of the business she grew. Doug accused Callie of being after her money because this wasn't the first time that Susan and other people though that she found her daughter and the other people who she thought was her daughter has attempted to use her before. Doesn't matter if Callie came from a good/"rich" home, regardless of any situation money can make people to a lot of mean things.(less)
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jenjn79
Apr 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romantic suspense fans
Recommended to jenjn79 by: favorite author
This is another one of my favorite Nora Roberts books, which I say about most of the books of hers that I review. But with her having written so many, it makes sense to have a lot of favorites. Regardless, this is a favorite, though I know more than a few fans didn't care for this one. I enjoyed it a lot, though, for several different reasons.

Birthright is a story that starts out in the past with a young mother, Suzanne Cullen, taking her young son Doug and her infant daughter Jessica to see San
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Lidia
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Siempre me cuesta puntuar a Nora. No sé si peco por defecto o por exceso. Por defecto porque escribe realmente bien, hila bien las tramas policiales, tiene a unos protagonistas fuertes e independientes (pero de verdad, no fingidos, no de los que diez capítulos después son todo comportamientos dóciles y pavos en nombre del amor...). Por exceso porque siempre me quedo con ganas de que me emocione mucho más, de que me crea a pies juntillas que ellos son tal para cual.
Creo que, ésta es una de las po
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Yolanda
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me ha parecido una buena historia y me ha mantenido enganchada hasta el final.
Un suceso familiar trágico y una excavación te envuelven en una intriga que me han enganchado desde el minuto 1. La trama de intriga y la historia de amor, están perfectamente hiladas y no quitan protagonismo la una a la otra en ningún momento.
Callie y Luke, los dos protagonistas me han gustado mucho. Dos personalidades fuertes, reputados arqueólogos y ex-pareja.El reencuentro está servido y su historia me ha encantad
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Nana
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No puedo ponerle menos estrellas porque Nora me ha enamorado con su pluma, no se si soy yo la única pero su forma de narrar, el estilo que usa se me hizo similar al de Susan EIzabeth Phillips, entonces como no disfrutarla?

Me encantó!! Es primera vez que la leo y me ha sorprendido muchísimo! Después de postergar tanto sus novelas que tanto me intrigaban al fin le he dado su oportunidad y que bonita sensación me ha dejado.

Es una tremenda escritora, su pluma me ha encantado y además de la grandio
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Alba Turunen
4 Estrellas. No es el primer libro que leo de Nora Robert, pero sí el primero de sus novelas largas de suspense, y la verdad es que he quedado muy satisfecha. Es de éstas novelas que te tienen enganchada desde las primeras páginas, cuya intriga se mantiene hasta el final.

Callie es una joven arqueóloga a la que asignan una excavación de un poblado indio en un pacífico pueblo de Maryland. Pero no sólo habrá problemas con el propietario de la tierra, si no con la cruzada particular que le viene enc
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Yomi M.
Rating Clarification: 3.5 stars

I did enjoy it but I felt like the ending fell a bit flat. I would have liked it that we saw what happened with both of the families.
Nani
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#Retorita
En primer lugar, estoy muy contenta que me haya gustado este libro y además he disfrutado. Esta escritora la tenía tirria (bueno todavía andaré con pies de plomo con ella).

Ha sido una lectura rápida en algunos aspectos, en otros se me ha hecho un tanto pesado, ya que repetía muchas cosas, y siempre de los mismo. Sé que era para recalcar algunos asuntos, pero me ha sobrado.
La intriga durante todo el libro ha sido gran parte responsable de que le dé las cuatro estrellas, he de ser sincer
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Cassandra Dexter Colby
Por fin he terminado esta novela. Que no está mal, pero no la considero romántica. Es un thriller de intriga con historias de amor de por medio, pero a mi entender no es una historia de amor en sí misma. De hecho, las partes de parejitas me las pasaba rápido al leer, y no digamos las escenas de sexo. Y esto es porque no es lo más interesante de la trama, sino lo que menos. Que una está deseando saber quién es el malo de la película. Si mientras tanto se lían o se deslían es lo de menos, porque t ...more
Carmen
3,5 estrellas para esta entretenida novela, más de corte narrativo que romántico, en la que la autora nos presenta una historia de búsqueda de la verdad sobre algo que ocurrió hace más de 25 años y que marcó la vida de muchas personas. Sí tenemos historia (historias realmente) de amor, pero no es el eje principal de la novela.

Es la primera novela que leo de esta autora y me ha gustado su manejo de la historia, que me ha recordado al estilo de otras autoras estadounidenses que escriben romántica
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Alex is The Romance Fox
Another great book by Nora Roberts - definitely my favorite romance author. I never tire of reading her books over and over again....something always gets me to pull her books out and start again!!!

Birthright gives us yet another great heroine, Callie Dunbrook, an archaeologist, who arrives in a small town to study humans bones that are believed to be buried in what is suspected, sacred ground.
She's a very interesting character and so is her ex-husband, Jake Dunbrook, also an archaeologist, who
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Ramla Zareen Ahmad
3.5 STARS
=Good
=Quite Enjoyable
=I liked it...!

Cyndi
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
This is Nora at her suspenseful best. A series of circumstances brings a young archeologist into a turmoil. Since I don't want to give anything away and I don't want to repeat the synopsis I will just say that if you are sensitive to child abduction, even if it turns out ok, skip this one. Otherwise...enjoy a brilliant book by the incomparable Nora.
Mara
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
<4
Really good romance, great characters, intriguing plot. The mystery though fizzled terribly. Such a story deserved good, believable, 'normal' evil. You know, that kind of evil that makes this story unfortunately true-life.
I wanted much more from the suspense side, such a story (again) would bring down the FBI and droves of press. Here everything was left to archeologists... Not even the sheriff pitched in. :)
Still a very good read.
Molly Jo
Nov 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-books
What I love about Nora Roberts is her focus on connections and relationships, whether they are families, lovers, friends, whatever. It's absolutely central to every story. In her trilogies, there are always 6 main characters: 3 men, 3 women. Obviously, they will pair up, but there are also deeper connections made within the group. The conflict or mystery of the plot will not get solved until all the characters work together, and there's always a part of the story that each pair works on together ...more
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Second time around and still loved it...review to come...

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Dios mío. No lo puedo creer!!! Me gustó!!!!

Por momentos me aburrió y estaba contando las páginas para terminarlo pero en conjunto: WOW, me re gustó!!!

La tercera es la vencida!! Después de Rising Tides y el fiasco que fue Admiración al fin encontré un libro de Nora que me guste !!

Re flashero el final pero como me gustan los toques de telenovela me gustó, no me lo vi venir.

Y morí de amor con Suzanne y Jay (lástima que son super secundarios), igual todas las parejas son adorables y tienen una buen
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Author: Nora Roberts
First published: 2003
Length: 494 pages
Setting: Contemporary, mostly at an archaeological site on Antietam Creek, near Woodsboro, Maryland.
Sex: Explicit. Infrequent. Between more than one couple.
Hero: Anthropologist
Heroine: Archaeologist.
Trigger: Child kidnapping. No abuse.

One of Roberts’ long romantic-suspense books, heavy on the story, light on the romance. Enjoyable enough for what it is.

Basically, Roberts gives us a riff on fate and circles and how what happened yesterday,
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Jane Stewart
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story. Kept my interest. Audiobook narrator was fabulous.

I had a few quibbles: Things dragged and were repetitive when the mother talked about her grief and angst over her baby’s kidnapping. Heroine was stupid to chase a bad guy with a gun when her only weapon was a can of insecticide spray. I wanted to see how the bad guy was able to get victims tied up in the final scene. It was hard to believe.

But still, I enjoyed it. There is mystery about who kidnapped the baby. There is suspense and m
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Noelia
De los libros de nivel de Nora Roberts, me gustó mucho la historia de misterio y que no falten asesinatos. Y me encantaron las dos parejas del libro y la nueva relación que se establece entre los hermanos. Le bajo una estrella porque no me convenció el final y hace que la historia desmerezca un poco.
Susanna Herrero
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me ha enganchado totalmente, solo había leído un libro de Nora: Claro de luna y hace varios años, este es el segundo que leo de ella y me ha gustado. Reconozco que el tema de segundas oportunidades siempre me ha gustado... jeje. Casi seguro q seguiré leyendo a Nora. Me aconsejáis alguno mas??
*The Angry Reader*
So much detail.

I just couldn't make myself care. Ultimately that's what it came down to. Regardless of how things turned out I didn't care.
Jacob Proffitt
Jul 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, steamy
This book became one of my favorite Nora Roberts books. Roberts explores multiple sides of the kidnapped child and depicts all those conflicting feelings so well! Unfortunately, I left this review too long and have forgotten much of what I wanted to be sure to say about it.

Quick summary based on my unreliable memory: the villains were a bit one-dimensional when it all comes together. That said, it kept me guessing throughout and not in a cheap way, either. I loved the exploration of Callie and J
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Beth
Jan 26, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Apparently Seconal is to Nora Roberts as arsenic is to Agatha Christie.

More relevantly, this book has good people: Callie, who's a uniquely peppery, brilliant, confused professional; Jake, who's as smart and compelling; Doug, who's a quiet, fabulous supporting character; and Lana, who's mostly a stereotype but who has the greatest kid. There are both moms - and then there's the wackiest, conspiracy-est, most convoluted string of crimes I've read in a long while. (And keep in mind that I just rea
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Lee
Aug 21, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-fun
Until now, I'd avoided popular writers, such as Nora Roberts out of pure snobbery. However, after realizing grad school and several years of teaching had put me off of reading (and fried my brain), I started seeking books with good plots--and not too much else to analyze. Just the first few pages of this book drew me in. I felt--as far as a story that centers around a good plot--that this was a well-written book. It's a bit predictable, especially with relationships, but it's always enjoyable. I ...more
CatBookMom
One of Roberts' better stand-alone novels. Likeable characters, interesting plot twists.

2018 - Somehow it's not quite a 4-star book. Some really improbable bits (can't describe - spoilers). A couple of the characters are nearly too nice to be real, but I wouldn't call them Mary-Sue types; they do have flaws and they're discussed in the story.

Still, a decent read, some interesting info about archaeology without getting technical, and the devious bad people who kidnap and sell babies get theirs.
Shei Belikov
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me encontraba sin saber qué leer y como suelo hacer en esos momentos recurrí a una de las autoras que nunca me decepciona.

Me encantó el libro aunque me faltó un epílogo más largo, necesitaba más detalles para quedar plenamente satisfecha, de igual forma fue una lectura que disfruté un montón.

Le doy 4.5★ porque me faltó saber más detalles sobre como quedarían varias cosas.
Nuria Llop
(18ª lectura del #RetoRita)

Una buena novela de sentimientos en la que la trama principal, la investigación de una pequeña red de adopciones ilegales que utiliza bebés robados, supera a la romántica tanto en espacio como en intensidad y construcción.
Muy bien elaborada, correctamente desarrollada y con un final poco impactante y bastante rebuscado la investigación avanza con un paralelismo metafórico con la profesión de la protagonista femenina (la arqueología), así como con la excavación del yac
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Noelle
This was a reread for me and still one of my favorites. It does start out a bit slow but then it picks up after about page 150 or so and never slows down again.

Callie (h) is an archaeologist and when some bones are found that turn out to be 5000 years old, she's called out to work the dig. While assembling her team she asks for the best of the best, when they start arriving one of those turns out to be her exhusband Jake (H). It has been almost a year since the divorce and she still hurts over w
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Jimmyjane
Jan 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cotton-candy, cupcake
Callie and Jake- my all-time favorite Nora Roberts pairing, thus far. I never thought I'd love a couple who have already been through the meet, the romance and the marriage and divorce before we even get introduced- usually I get hooked on that high of the first contact. But this turned my "usual" on its head, because the snap and crackle of lust and love that hadn't been fully doused when it was walked away from, it caught me, hook, line and sinker, from the first heated look, the first scathin ...more
Carrie
Goodreads burped and my review was lost. So just a quick summary:

Suspense plot weak with little character development and not enough information to even attempt to figure out the mystery. Reasons and motives were unclear.

Relationship development was much better and kept me reading the book. I liked Callie and Jake, and felt Roberts did them justice. Secondary characters were fun, as well.

This book has some similarities to Cry No More by Linda Howard, although the latter book is a much better sto
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