These are three older stories (copyrighted in 1981, 1991, and 1985, respectively) by Ms. Roberts, written as category romances. Anyone who's read anything recent by her can tell the difference between her current work and these older ones. The stories in this book are fine for what they are, but they are nowhere near as good as Ms. Roberts' best work. Personally I liked the second story best, but they were all enjoyable enough.
Julia D. reviewed Mysterious: This Magic Moment\Search For Love\The Right Path on
Helpful Score: 2
I do not usually by these types of books (combitation of three books) but will definitely do so again! All three were fabulous! They were very different (different heroes and different heroines personalities etc.) A great read!
I'm a really big Nora Roberts fan, but my advice is skip on this repackaging of three old novella-length stories. They're pretty tedious early works, from a period before she found her voice and perfected her best seller formula.
A compilation of three books by Nora Roberts. I normally really enjoy her books especially under her pseudonym of JD Robb however, these books must have been very early on in her career since she relies heavily on the formulaic plot for romance novels and the characters are fairly stereotypical. Not bad but definitely not her best.
This book is three separate stories. This Magic Moment was about an illusionist and Ryan Swan who is battling Daddy issues. It was an ok story. 3 out of 5.
The second was Search For Love and was about Serenity Smith, artist and daughter of two people whose decision and actions changed the course of many people's lives. It was good. The chemistry between Serenity and Christophe was palpable. The mystery was better than in the third. So 4 out of 5.
The Right Path was about Morgan James, on vacation in Greece and Nicholas, possible smuggler/murderer/olive oil magnate/import/export/??? Good chemistry. Liz was very one dimensional, and it seemed obvious who the 'bad guy' was. Which is how I talked myself into thinking it was someone else since I didn't think it would be so simple. So 3 out of 5.
And it always amuses me to read Nora Robert's books from the 80's and ALL THE SMOKING. Every male character seems to be a chain smoker. So different than books set today.
For Ryan Swan, who'd learned never to give her trust, master illusionist Pierce Atkins was the last man to whom she should give her heart. Especially since he was planning a death-defying stunt he might not escape from. But in Pierce's enthralling presence, all Ryan's defenses seemed to vanish...like magic.
Search For Love
Arriving at her long-lost relatives' Brittany estate, Serenity Smith was greeted with cold politeness by the Comtesse de Kergallen and her darkly handsome grandson Christophe. Regusing to believe their scandalous stories about her late parents/ Serenity set out to prove they were false...but getting the enigmatic Christophe to change his mind about her would prove an equally worthy challenge.
The Right Path
After a frightening encounter with a knife-wielding stranger, Morgan James was bewildered when her "attacker" turned out to be the very wealthy Nicholas Gregoras. But could Morgan's suspicions about the mysterious Greek tycoon withstand the all-consuming desire ignited by his kiss?