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Birthright
Birthright
Author: Nora Roberts
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780515137118
ISBN-10: 0515137111
Publication Date: 3/30/2004
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 609 ratings
Publisher: Jove Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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EXCELLENT mystery/suspense novel!!! Another GREAT read by Nora Roberts!! I can't say enough (!!!) about HOW GOOD this book was!!!
I enjoyed it immensely!
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excellent addition to Nora Roberts works. Twists and turns.
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As with all Nora Roberts books, I loved this book! It was hard to put down. Nora knows just how to combine the right amounts of romance and suspense! Recommended to any and all Nora fans!
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Pretty good murder mystery. The bad guy at the end really did surprise me!
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I actually read this book once a while back and forgot about it. Once I started reading it the story slowly came back to my mind. I enjoyed this book both the first and 2nd time that I read it.

It has a great storyline and pace. Its like putting together a puzzle. It keeps you guessing through the entire book.
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This book is quick and easy to read. It has enought twists and turns to keep you guessin what was going to happen next. I also enjoyed the mix of characters.
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Liked the book, good reading.
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good twists.
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excellent
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This book is fantastic for many reasons. First of all, it is a mystery. While I'd predicted the right group of people to contain the perp., I did not correctly predict the actual perp. Well done, Nora Roberts!

The second reason that this book is fantastic is because it has a theme that runs through it about empathy and awareness of how other people are feeling. This is something that I see less and less of in modern America and something we could use a bit more of.

The third reason this book is fantastic is due to the theme of second chances. It shows that true strength sometimes comes from taking a good look at your situation and deciding that you aren't happy with it.

Stubbornness is childish.

Forgiveness is godly.

Wonderful!
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Interesting insight into archeology and anthropology with a backdrop mystery and suspense. The characters are well developed, and the plot moves along fairly quickly. Enjoyable read.
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Extremely good, even for Nora Roberts. Impressively tangled plot, three-dimensional characters... so good it kept me up til 4am this morning.
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When 5,000 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 cursed. She must cope with the presence of her irritating--but irresestible-ex-husband, Jake. And when a stranger claims to know a secret about her privileged Boston childhood, she must question her own past as well.
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Best book I've read in a long time.
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Set in and around rural Woodsboro, Md., a small town drawn with affection and familiarity, Roberts's latest is the literary equivalent of a big delicious meal whipped up by a talented home cook. She offers a dash of exoticism and innovation-a Neanderthal settlement is discovered on the site of an unwanted housing development, prompting gorgeous young archeologist Callie Dunbrook to race to Woodsboro to take charge of what promises to be the dig of her career. After dollops of detail about archeological work, Roberts dishes up huge servings of comfort food, and it is all the more satisfying for being so straightforward. When the owner of the Antietam Creek development turns up murdered on the site, Callie is thrown into closer contact than she'd like with her ex-husband, who also happens to be the anthropologist sharing responsibility for the dig. Jacob Greystone is a hunk-"long bones, long muscles, all covered in bronzed skin...." Meanwhile, Suzanne Cullen, the hugely successful proprietor of a Mrs. Field's-like baked-goods business, tracks down the archeologist after seeing her on the evening news. Callie, the woman claims, is the baby daughter who was snatched from her stroller when she was just a few months old. Callie hires a beautiful young lawyer, Lana Campbell, who happens to be involved with Doug Cullen, Callie's long-lost brother. Another murder, arson and attempted murder heat up the chase until all the young lovers are drawn in. As in other delectable entertainments by Roberts, it is not the wild denouement but the pursuit itself-studded with scrumptious romantic encounters-that is the real dessert.
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I have read numerous books by Nora Roberts and this one is top of the list. I really enjoy suspense that remains suspensful until the end and this one did. The characters were believable people who commanded the reader's respect.
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Interesting. A bit different from her others with the setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains and focus on archaeology.
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when 5,000 yr old bones are found in a dig it brings callie dunbrook out of her sabbatical. when all kinds of things start going wrong and rumors fly it has Callie questioning her own past.
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When 5,000-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 - feuling rumors that the site is cursed. She must cope with the presence of her irritating - but irresistible - ex-husband, Jake. And when a stranger claims to know a secret about her privileged Boston childhood, she must question her own past as well....
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Have mot read many of Robert's boooks, but this one is sooooo good
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When 5,000 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 sence of a cloud of death and misfortune that hangs over the project-fueling rumors that the site is cursed.She must cope with the presence of her irritating but irresistible ex-husband,Jake.And when a stranger claims to know a secret about her privileged Boston childhood,she must question her own past as well...
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Roberts comes through as well as she always does in this thriller involving an archaeologist, her ex-husband (or is he ex??), and secrets about her birth which have been kept from her. The whole story about her birth unwinds in rather spectacular fashion when she confronts the man and woman she has always believed to be her mother and father. Further research shows her that not only the adoption was kept secret. Very good reading.
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Another good book by a good author
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Starts and ends with a bang
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Another must-read by Nora Roberts...A healthy dose of intrigue and ahh inspiring romance,"-Grand Forks Herald
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this was a good book, I have to admit O am not a nora roberts fan, but I liked this one, the story plot was brilliant, and the characters almost seemed real.
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Awesome Book
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Another great Nora Roberts novel...Loved it.
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An older, but still excellent Nora Roberts. You can't go wrong with Nora
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One of the best books I've read by Nora Roberts.
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I really enjoyed this book, a mixture of a mystery and a love story.
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I loved this book! It was hard to put down. Romance and suspense!
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I couldn't get through the first disc. The narrator, Bernadette Quigley was horrible. She read too quickly and it made the story feel rushed. I couldn't just sit back, listen, relax and get into the story. I was getting agitated by her voice and not really paying attention to anything else. So far, though, I like the story itself, so I am going to have to get this one in paperback.
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A nice audio for amusing oneself while commuting, but not one of Nora's best.
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Enjoy all of her books.
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Nice Read! There were a few ugly words that I didn't really care for but I did enjoy
the archaeology theme. That and the "can of worms" that Callie inadvertently opens
makes for a good, suspenseful story.
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When ancient remains are discovered at a construction site in rural Maryland, world renowed archaeologist Callie Dunbrook is called in to investigate the find together with her ex-husband and fellow archaeologist Jacob Graystone.
Kept my attention from ther first page. Excellent read.
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Love Nora Roberts
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I really enjoyed this book. I am a huge Nora Roberts fan, and this one didn't disappoint. I love a good mystery as well, and this one kept me guessing until the end. This is a fun read and Nora keeps the pages turning. If you haven't read any of Nora Roberts' other books, this is good one to start with...
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One of Nora's more enjoyable and better books.
Mrs. B.
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Another Nora Roberts winner. Great read. Steamy and mysterious. Good combination.
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This was my first Nora Roberts novel that inspired me to keep on reading the rest of her books. She is truly a remarkable author and this book is no exception... a truly remarkable read!!!
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A novel about shattering loss and shocking discoveries set in amall town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. A keep you turning the pages kind of story.
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I really enjoyed this book has romance and suspense.
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This is a great book full of suspense and emotion. I couldn't put it down!
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Very good book. I didn't want to put it down.
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When 5,000 year old human bones are found at the construction site in a small town, the news draws archaeologist Callie out of her sabbatical and into a whirlwind of adventure, danger, and romance.
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Exceptionally good book by Roberts. Good suspense and romance.
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One of my all time favorite Nora Roberts books. I just finished reading it for the 6th time.
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One of the better Nora Roberts books I've read....hard to put down!
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A great Nora Roberts novel! It's about a female archaeologist, Callie Dunbrook, who discovers the meaning of bones found on a dig and that she also has a past that needs discovering. I loved it!!
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A Nora Roberts must reas
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Classic Nora Roberts suspense. If you like the Amelia Peabody books by Elizabeth Peters, this is an updated version.
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Callie Dunbrook is an archaeologist pulled away from her sabbatical due to a new dig. She teams up with her irresistible ex-husband Jake. Full of mystery, suspense, and romance. Another gem from Nora Roberts!
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GREAT BOOK COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN....
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Love it!! Got me hooked on Nora Roberts
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This was ok, but a bit contrived...
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Just read it for the 3rd time...loved it !!
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This was an interesting, suspenseful story from Nora Roberts. Callie lives in Boston and is a young, divorced archaeologist. She's called in as a consultant when an excavation for a new housing development uncovers ancient human remains. While she's excited to join the new project in Maryland, she's upset to find out that her ex-husband has also signed up for the dig. They've only been divorced for a year, so there are still some hard feelings and unresolved issues between the two of them.

The two are joined by others and start unearting remains from 5,000 years ago. At the same time this is going on, her mother sees Callie on t.v. and contacts her. The only problem is that she never met this woman...she has a mother back in Boston and was never told by her family that she was adopted. After digging into her past, Callie learns that she was part of a black market adoption; she was stolen as a one-year old infant and placed with her current parents, who thought everything was legal.

At the same time that she's digging into her past, accidents and later on murder start happening at the excavation site. Rumors are that the land is cursed. But, the evidence points to the fact that somebody doesn't want Callie digging around in her past. She's starting to unravel a mystery that's almost 30 years old, and somebody wants her to stop.

There's friendship, romance, suspense and several different plot threads woven into this story. It'll keep you on your toes and surprise you--all the way to the last page. It's well worth the read!
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This book is quick and easy to read. It has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing what was going to happen next. I also enjoyed the mix of characters.
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good book: suspense and love story
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What can you say about Nora? I read this some time ago and enjoyed it. Light summer reading.
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Loved this book!!
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On ahot July afternoon, a worker at an Antietam Creek construction site drives the blade of his backhoe into a layer of soil-and strikes a 5,000 year old human skull. The discovery draws plenty of attention and a lot of controversy. It also changes the life of one woman in ays she never epected....

As an archaeolgist, Callie Dunbrook knows a lot about the past. But her own past is about to be called into question. Recruited for her expertise on the Antietam Creek dig, she encounters danger-as a cloud of death ad misfortune hangs over the project, and rumors fly that the site is cursed. She finds a passion that feels equally dangerous, as she joins forces in her work with her irritating, but irresistible, ex-husband, Jake. And when a strange woman approaches her, claiming to know a secret about Callie's priveldged Boston childhood, some startling and unsettling questions are raised about her very identity.

Searching for answers, trying to rebuild, Callie finds that there are deceptions and sorrows that refuse to stay buried. And as she struggles to ut the pieces back together, she discovers the healing process comes with consequences-and that there are people who will do anything to make sure the truth is never revealed.
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A great murder mystery/love story.
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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 cursed. And she must cope with the presence of her irritating-but irresistible-ex-husband, Jake. Furthermore, when a stranger claims to know a secret about her privileged Boston childhood, she is forced to question her own past as well.

A rich, thrilling, suspenseful tale, Birthright follows an inspiring heroine, an intriguing hero, and a cast of fascinating characters whose intertwined lives remind us that there is much more going on under the surface than meets the eye.
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Easy to read. I enjoyed it.
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a great read by Nora Roberts, one of her best
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I love Nora Roberts & this is a good one!
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Feisty and beautiful Callie Dunbrook, a thirty-something archaeologist, begins work on what promises to be one of the decade's major finds--smack in the middle of the Civil War town of Antietam Creek--and discovers much more than bones and artifacts. A shocking truth about her past, combined with the equally shocking appearance at the dig of her ex-husband, anthropologist Jake Graystone, has her in a turmoil.

As Callie and Jake struggle to work together without letting their equally hot tempers explode in the stifling heat, the mystery of Callie's past threatens to surround and destroy everything they are working for and everything they are. And they are only two of a group of equally engrossing people, both on the dig and off.

Absolutely first-rate Nora, and the perfect beach book.
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Very good book...lots of twist and turns...keeps you turning the pages....
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As usual, this Nora Roberts book was hard to put down.
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A real good story.
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Awesome....Must Listen to !
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As usual, a great Nora Roberts book.
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Another good book by Nora Roberts. This one kept me guessing until the end.
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I liked this one.
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Book with lots of twists! Hard to put down.
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A mix or romance and mystery with two love stories intwined
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good book
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Great story, a not want to put down kind of book.
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This ie excellent. Great characters and surprises.
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Very interesting story. Couldn't put it down.
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Very interesting book, kept me engaged through the while thing!
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good romance and mystery. Keeps you on your toes. about a murder, kidnapping, and a dig site.
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Nora Roberts in one of her best. This is mostly a mystery with a romance - a formula I prefer. Lots of character development.
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Archaelogist Callie Dunbrook is called away from her sabbatical to work on the site where 5,000 year old human bones have been found.

She has to work with her ex husband, which is not something that was in her plans for her life.

And then people start showing up dead...
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Typical Nora Roberts - couldn't put it down.
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romance and intrigue
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When 5000 year old 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.
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I completely loved this book and I reccomend it to anyone.
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Great Nora Roberts novel! Excellent contemporary romantic/suspenseful/murder mystery.
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great read
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Nice easy romance with a little mystery. The usual Nora Roberts book.
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I accidently got a second copy of this book and I hadn't had time to read it yet. I will let you know what I think when I am done with another book I am reading now.
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When Nora Roberts puts away the romance trilogy formula, she's capable of creating a good read. This is one of them.

When ancient human remains turn up at the site of a new subdivision, the project comes to an abrupt halt as a team of archaeologists begin investigating the find. More than ancient bones are uncovered, however, as evidence of past crimes emerges, changing and shattering lives.

The heroines are feisty, self-sufficient, and sexy; the heroes are virile, forceful, and sexy. Notice how that all comes together so neatly.
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great read
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Good book.
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Vintage Nora Roberts featuring a female archaeologist with a secret in her past.
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Excellent writer. Excellent book
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Great read.
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keeps you guessing!
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Murder, false adoptions, broken love affairs, sordid love affairs, twisted histories...wow.
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*****As usual-this was one I could not put down! I have acquired a hardback copy now.
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a must read, nora roberts at her best. i baught this book at a garage sale, it has burned edges, but otherwise i good reading condition
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While overseeing a digm, archaeologist Callie Dunbrook, must try to make sense of a cloud of death and misfortune that hangs over the project, fueling rumors that the site is cursed.
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When 5,000-year-old human bones are found at a construction site in Woodsboro, archaeologist Callie Dunbrook heads out to investigate and is drawn into a whirlwind of adventure, danger, and romance.
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Ex library book, with libray info....GOOD
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Nora Roberts' books are always winners. 5,000 year old human bones are found at a construction site in the small town of Woodsboro and archaeologist Callie Dunbrook comes out of her sabbatical to go to Woodsboro and gets involved in a whirlwind of adventure, danger, and romance. While overseeing the dig, Callie must try to make sense of a cloud of death and misfortune that hangs over the project -fueling rumors that the site is cursed. She must cope with the presence of her irritating ex-husband. And when a stranger claims to know a secret about her privileged Boston childhood, she must question her own past as well.