Book Reviews of Carnal Innocence

Carnal Innocence
Carnal Innocence
Author: Nora Roberts
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780553295979
ISBN-10: 0553295977
Publication Date: 4/1/2000
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 452 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
This book is in my top 10 best books I have ever read. I am not a big Nora Roberts fan I'm sorry to say and I have been upset that I have not liked any of her other books as much as I have loved this one. I want to buy this in hard cover one day so I always have it. I read it at least once a year! Tucker is always waiting for me. lol
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Helpful Score: 3
I thought I knew "who done it" several different times throughout the novel but then had to change my mind. Even though it's an older book of Nora Roberts, it's still a great read.
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Helpful Score: 3
Loved this book! Nora gets the atmosphere in a small southern town exactly right - and of course, the imagery is perfect, as always. I swear, the humidity rose off the page to frizz my hair! (OK, that could've also been because I didn't use any conditioner...) You have a murderer (what else?) on the loose, a concert violinist who settles into her grandmother's old house - partly to get away from her control freak mother; and a son of the local owns-half-the-town, been-there-forever family who is not only supremely hot, but also the number-one suspect (according to the FBI agent brought in from out of town to help solve the murders - and who also just happens to have the hots for our lovely violinist). Of course, it's all wrapped up in a great love story, with a twist at the end. Fabulous!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book, with twists that will leave you totally shocked.
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Helpful Score: 1
a burned out concert violinist looking for peace and quite at her late Grandmothers house she finds romance.
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Helpful Score: 1
I love Nora Roberts books. Carnal Innocence has a richer story than some of her other romances. An excellent read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Raunchy, raunchy, raunchy. Too many characters with similar names; not enough character development in even the main characters. I couldn't read past chapter 3. It was just too much disgusting sex, bad talk, and no character development. I normally like Nora Roberts, but not this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great story. Love story with a murder subplot... or is it the other way around? You get to decide. Well written. Well plotted. Enjoy. I know I did.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a good book; I liked the mystery and intrigue that tied the story together. Not as good as some of her newer work (this was originally released in 1991) but I still enjoyed it very much. Caro and Tucker were well developed and multi-layered, complex even. I would have liked to see some actual resolution with Caroline's mother/family/Luis. A little too much foreshadowing regarding "who done it" but there was enough possible twist that you had to stick with it until the very end.
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Strangers don't stay strangers long in Innocense, Mississippi...Nora Roberts at her best, a must read.
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In the small town of Innocence, Mississippi, days are long, nights are fragrant, and secrets are hard to keep. But when a brutal killer starts claining the lives of the town'n most attractive women, lifelong neighbors are forced to wonder who.
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I truly do enjoy Nora Roberts books, however this one is more like her JD Robb releases.
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This book will keep you guessing until the end!
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great murder mystery
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The story was so engaging. It dragged a little in some places, but it never took long to pick right back up. Nora Roberts knows how to mix suspense with romance. Loved it. The narrator was also wonderful. His slow Southern drawl was so perfect. He really brought the characters to life.
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This was my first 'suspense' novel that I read by Nora Roberts...I didn't know she had in her! Thought she was all about romance...(this was of course, years ago)...but I'd recommend this novel...HIGHLY!!!
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4 star. Nora Roberts always does a great job weaving suspense in with a good story. One of my favorite authors.
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Loved this book!
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kept me guessing right up to the end...very intense...one of her best!
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in the small town of innocence mississippi days are long nights are fragrant and secrets are hard to keep.
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Great storyline- if you are a Nora Roberts fan you will love it
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Another enjoyable read by Nora Roberts.
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carnal innocence is about Caroline Waverly. She is a world renowned violinist. she takes some time off and goes back to her home town and meets up again with Tucker Longstreet. a good book about, love,a career choice, and past discrepancies. will caroline make the right choices?...a very good book.
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Surprise! Nora Roberts can write! This early-90s offering soft-pedals the romance and concentrates on thriller elements as women in a small Southern town start turning up dead. I had a suspicion as to who the real killer was -- obviously not the hunky hero -- but Roberts peoples the story with enough engaging characters to keep the pages turning. My only gripe is that the minor characters were hard to keep straight -- Earleen and Myrleen and Darleen, and Bobby T and Billy Lee give us a break, Nora!
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One of Roberts' best.
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Couldn't put it down.
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Loved this! Another great read by Nora Roberts!!
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First Nora Roberts book I read. Really got me hooked, and not just because I lived in Mississippi!
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5 stars
I enjoyed the dialogue with Tucker and Caroline, and the suspense of finding out who was the killer was good. Nora Roberts always has such good dialogue.
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Another great plot and story!
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AS ALWAYS ANOTHER GREAT BOOK BY NORA ROBERTS
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Great story, really liked the down-home meets city girl story. Too bad I guessed 'who done it' early!!!
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Another good one from Nora Roberts - I had not read this one even thought it is one of her older books. If you like Nora, you will like this one.
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Great book - one of Roberts' best!!
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Another great Nora Roberts book. A little much on the sex stuff, but otherwise a great read.
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This was a WONDERFUL read! It kept me guessing and I just couldn't put it down!
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Mystery and romance
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Another Great book by Roberts.
I enjoyed it very much
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This is a little darker than most Nora Roberts books. It's supposed to be romantic suspense and I guess it is but boy was it brutal.

A serial killer is running rampant in Innocence, Mississippi. Killing young women who have been intimate with Tucker Longstreet, who is a bit of a ladies man...well maybe more than a bit. When Caroline Waverly moves to town, Tucker is smitten, which is nothing new for him. However, Caroline is just getting over a breakup and doesn't want to even think about men. The book focuses more on the doings of the townspeople than on Caroline and Tucker but he romances her in a kind of courtly way. There's some flame between them but he basically just wears Caroline down with his persistence.

The mystery is interesting and there are many possible suspects so you're kept guessing. Burns, the FBI guy, is a real prick to Tucker and his family and hasn't a clue who the culprit really is.

I liked this book but it wasn't what I was expecting so the brutal nature of the killings came as a surprise.
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This is by all means the best Nora Roberts book I have ever read, I wore out my paperback copy and finally purchased it in hardback and would never dream of parting with it. You will not be disappointed in this book.
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This book kept my attention the whole time. Nothing like Nora Roberts
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Very good book. I enjoyed it.
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very good
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In the small town of Innocence, Mississippi, days are long, nights are fragrant, and secrets are hard to keep. But when a brutal killer starts claiming the lives of the town's most attractive women, lifelong neighbors are forced to wonder if the culprit is a stranger lurking in the bayou.....or someone right next door.


I could not put this book down....3:00 a.m. snuck up on my really quick. I really loved it.
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Burned out by a whirlwind career, world-famous concert violinist Caroline Waverly goes home to Innocence, a little Southern town she hasn't seen since childhood. The peace she's looking for is hard to find, between a knife-wielding serial killer and charming skirt-chaser Tucker Longstreet--and they may just turn out to be one and the same.
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From back cover: "In the small town of Innocence, Mississippi, days are long, nights are fragrant, and secrets are hard to keep. But when a brutal killer starts claiming the lives of the town's most attractive women, lifelong neighbors are forced to wonder if the culprit is a stranger lurking in the bayou...or someone right next door."
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i have never read a nora roberts before and i quiet enjoyed it.
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Burned out by a whirlwind career, world famous concert violinist Caroline Waverly arrives in Innocence looking for a little peace and some time to think. She hopes that her late grandmothers house, the one with a covered porch made just for soft summer nights, will provide the tranquility she needs. But Innocence has something else to offer Caroline, a handsome charming Tucker Longstreet. Tucker is known for keeping his romances short and shallow. But one look at Caroline and Tucker realised that she in unlike any other woman hes met. The cooly reserved Caroline feels an unexpected thrill at his ardent advances. But when she discovers a third murder victim in the murky waters behind her home, her summer liaison threatens to become much more. Because thers just one problem with her new romance, Tucker is the leading suspect in the killings.
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This book is older, rough around edges, but no major damage.
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This is one of my all-time favorite Nora Roberts books with just the right mix of sensuality, romance and mystery.
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Innocence, Mississippi, isn't innocent for long when a murderer strikes the sleepy town. Concert violinist Caroline Waverly has returned to her deceased grandparents home to escape high-pressured concert tours. She is soon caught up by the irresistible charm of Southerner Tucker Longstreet. The dark secrets of Innocence soon begin to surface and together Caroline and Tucker not only face a murderer but discover secrets from the past.
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Burned out by a whirlwind career, world-famous concert violinist Caroline Waverly arrives in Innocence looking for a little peace and some time to think. She hopes that her late grandmother's house-the one with a covered porch made just for soft summer nights-will provide the tranquility she needs. But Innocence has something else to offer Caroline: handsome, charming Tucker Longstreet.
Tucker is known for keeping his romances short and shallow. But one look at Caroline, and Tucker realizes that she is unlike any other woman he's met. The coolly reserved Caroline Feels and unexpected thrill at his ardent advances. But when she discovers a third murder victim in the murky waters behind her home, her summer liaison threatens to become much more. Because there's just one problem with her new romance: Tucker is the leading suspect in the killings. Great story!
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Good Book :)
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Good book
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good nora roberts
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Great Book!!
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In the small town of Innocence, Mississippi, days are long, nights are fragrant, and secrets are hard to keep. But when a brutal killer starts claiming the lives of the town's most attractive women, lifelong neighbors are forced to wonder if the culprit is a stranger lurking in the bayou...or someone right next door.

Burned out by a whirlwind career, world famous concert violinist Caroline Waverly arrives in Innocence looking for a little peace and some time to think. She hopes that her late grandmother's house--the one with a covered porch made just for soft summer nights--will provide the tranquillity she needs. But Innocence has something else to offer Caroline: handsome, charming Tucker Longstreet.

Tucker is known for keeping his romances short and shallow. But one look at Caroline, and Tucker realizes that she is unlike any other woman he's met. The coolly reserved Caroline feels an unexpected thrill at his ardent advances. But when she discovers a third murder victim in the murky waters behind her home, her summer liaison threatens to become much more. Because there's just one problem with her new romance: Tucker is the leading suspect in the killings.