Love. Lies. Murder. A lot can happen... COME SUNDOWN
Bodine Longbow loves to rise with the dawn. As the manager of her family's resort in Western Montana, there just aren't enough hours in the day - for life, for work, for loved ones. She certainly doesn't have time for love, not even in the gorgeous shape of her childhood crush Callen Skinner, all grown up and returned to...more
I haven’t read a book written by Nora Roberts in several years. When this one cropped up on my radar, due to some pretty heavy marketing, I stopped to check out the synopsis and realized it was a romantic suspense novel, and it was not a part of a series, so I added it to the TBR pile.
For some reason, I have struggled with this review. I wrote down some thoughts, then scrapped them, at least three times.
I dawdled so long ...more
My reaction to this book is very mixed. On one hand I could be really immersed in the story line of Alice and on the other hand I would get really bored by the day to day minutia of running the Bodine Resort. Still sorting out my thoughts...
Even though it was dark, I really liked the story line of Alice and that's the part of the story that I was really pulled into.
The trilogy aspect of NR gets old but I did like each of the characters within the 3 couples. I agree with a couple of other readers ...more
Why? It's depressing, and then boring, and then depressing again. If I wanted to experience something like that, I would go bathing suit shopping, then toaster shopping, and then bathing suit shopping again. And, I don't want to do that. I really don't want to do that.
The struggle is real.
So, what do I mean? ...more
I listened to this story without reading the book blurb and highly recommend doing it this way as I think too much is revealed in the setup. It's enough to know that this story involves the Bodine family of Western Montana, which includes four generations of women. The main character is Bodine Longbow, the youngest who runs the family's high-end resort. Her older brother runs the adjacent family ranch. Her childhood crush, Callen (Cal) Skinner returns back to ...more
**Many thanks to St. Martin's Press for an arc of this book.
Come Sundown is a powerful, compelling storyshowcasing the healing power of love and the amazing ability of the human soul and spiritto survive and recover from unimaginable, mind alteringpain and sadistic evil. It’s also the story of family doing what family does . . . loving unconditionally,making and cherishing memories, surviving loss and pain, building a future on hopes and dreams. ...more
This is a Nora Roberts, so of course I bought and read it—or tried to. Many people I’m sure do the same, and that’s why Roberts can afford to toss out this kind of crap. Brand recognition is priceless in marketing.
Roberts wrote this story years ago, except it was titled Montana Sky, and it was so much better.
Let me tell you what happened the first quarter—or “part” as Roberts likes to section it unnecessarily. We jump back and forth from past to ...more
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For years, Nora Roberts has been my feel-good author. If I’m sick or depressed or just stressed, she’s my go-to fiction author. She’s my literary popcorn. Her books are a bubblebath for my brain. There’s something about her writing that just absorbs me from the first page, and her characters always feel like family. The work ethic of Nora Roberts astounds me. Every year, she puts out at least three (often four) new books. These ...more
Another wonderful Nora Roberts read! A suspenseful and intriguing saga involving twisted passions and based upon family ties.
Set in Montana on a ranch/resort owned by the Longbow/Bodine family this is the story of a family coming together to settle issues of the past and to protect their own when a madman is on the loose abducting women to become his wives.
In typical Nora Roberts fashion this romantic ...more
Come Sundown is the perfect escapist read, set on a Montana ranch and resort owned by the kind of family you wish you ...more
Overall, slow burn with some fiery characters, mystery, and action!
Bodine - the heroine is a strong, feisty woman and boss, she runs the resort side of the family business really well. She comes from a strong line of women - there's Miss Fancy her great grandmother of 89 years, Cora her grandmother and Maureen her mother. ...more
Some of these books have been all time favorite novels and have earned a spot on my keeper shelf, others have been wonderfully entertaining - but every single one of them stood out because of the authors impeccable writing ...more
It all starts in 1991 with twenty one year old Alice Bodine making her way back home to the family ranch in Montana after having run ...more
I was far more interested in the side story about the aunt, Alice, who had been taken over twenty years earlier, beaten, raped, and held against her will. I kept wanting to skip Bodine's story and get back to Alice.
All in all, for me, this wasn't one of Roberts' better stories. I don't see this getting a re-read at any point.
I have always loved the romantic-suspense books by Nora Roberts and I don't expect anything but the best from "Come Sundown". With her new publisher, NR is finally getting the kind of treatment that the Queen of Romantic-Suspense deserves. St. Martin's Press is going all out to insure that this book has to best launch possible, something that was sadly ...more
Thank you so much to St. Martins Press for my ARC........
It's been a long time since I read a Nora Roberts book. I have no excuses as to why, just too many books to read I suppose. Once I started COME SUNDOWN I was kicking myself for waiting so long to revisit one of my longtime favorite authors.
COME SUNDOWN is a stand alone which is rare nowadays so no long term commitment! The story starts in 1991. Alice Bodine ran away to Hollywood a few years ago and after a few ...more
I never find them too demanding but with the best concoction of spices to get your mouth watering to read more.
This one was with no exception.
We have back and forward events which are not difficult to keep abreast of.
Nora Roberts once again shows us the ability of human nature.
Love, patience and healing despite the hurt, pain and sadistic happenings.
This is told over four generations so quite an expanse of time.
It's a wonderfully ...more
Back in present-day Montana, Bodine Longbow (Alice’s niece), is the manager of her family’s, four-generation run holiday ranch. She is hard-working and has little time for ...more
I won an Advance Reader's Edition of this book from the publisher through a Goodreads giveaway. Thank you to both.
I have to be honest, this one took me a while to get into the story. I found the present day storyline a little plodding and the story that initially kept me reading were the small bits of flashbacks to Alice and what happens to her in the past.
But, somewhere along the way, I got pulled into the entire saga of this family and each character's ...more
This book is hard to review because while the pace is slow and there're a lot of details about every day life, about managing the resort (and marginally the ranch), there's a lot of internal thoughts from all the characters, not only the main.
At the same time, the crime part is very difficult: the unraveling of a woman in the hands of a truly mad monsert! The worst part is that that unraveling lasts... 26 years!!! O_O
It was truly chilling to read that part and I ...more
Narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers
Lovers of romantic suspense and western-styled romances are the perfect audience for Come Sundown . Nora Roberts has been such a prolific writer for such a long time, and as Come Sundown proves, her ability to captivate an audience is still as strong as ever. Further enhancing the entertainment value of this audiobook is the talented narration by Elisabeth Rodgers which really helped ...more
The story is not only repetitive but also pretty slow. The suspense part is not really developed or more precisely it is not truly incorporated into the main plot. The best part is Alice recovery. And this is probably the only part of the book that truly get my interest. The reset of it is just some ...more
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