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Subject: Nora Roberts
Date Posted: 7/16/2008 9:57 PM ET
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I used to think that Nora Roberts wrote only mushy romances, but I've changed my mind.  I highly recommend her "In Death" series written under JD Robb. 

I also just finished High Noon ISBN 0515144681, set in Savannah GA.  Excellent!

Any others that you enjoyed?

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Date Posted: 7/17/2008 10:46 AM ET
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I loved Northern Lights. It's set in Alaska, part romance and  part mystery.

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 4:17 PM ET
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I've been reading her Sign of Seven Trilogy.  So far the first two are out:  Blood Brother and The Hollow.  I recommend them both.  Very different from her other books. 

Date Posted: 7/18/2008 1:22 AM ET
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I read Montana Sky a couple of years ago and it turned me on to her.  I like the mystery included in her books.

Date Posted: 7/18/2008 8:36 AM ET
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I love anything by Nora Roberts, although I've yet to try any of the In Death Series. If you need some recommendations on which to read first if you really like the mystery I would suggest Sanctuary,  Brazen Virtue, Carnal Innocence, Carolina Moon, Genuine Lies,  Private Scandals, and Public Secrets. I could name a lot more, but I woud be here all day, but those are enough to get you started. Oh, and of course my favorite of her book which I guess you could consider a mystery(been a while since I read it, so I don't remember all the details) is Honest Illusions.

Date Posted: 7/18/2008 9:09 AM ET
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I'm reading the Island of Three Sisters trilogy right now and I'm loving it.  It's really good!!

Date Posted: 7/18/2008 10:01 PM ET
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I loved the Three Sisters trilogy and the Key trilogy.

Date Posted: 7/18/2008 10:06 PM ET
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I recently finished the In the Garden Series, it was great!

I also enjoyed Montana Sky, Three Sisters Trilogy and there was another trilogy, I forget what it was called, 3 brothers and they had a boat building business? It's been several years since I read that one.

Date Posted: 7/20/2008 3:44 AM ET
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well, i dont really like her books anymore, especially her newer ones. she gets very repetitive and they all seem the same after a while. the best one i read from her this year was one that i bought at a used store and it was old. but for some reason people keep giving me her books for gifts, and i read them but then i am dissapointed

Date Posted: 7/20/2008 4:04 PM ET
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Tribute was good.  It's theme is home renovation and the hero is a graphic novelist with a dog named Spock.

Date Posted: 7/23/2008 11:15 PM ET
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I really love almost all of her books (though I'm not too fond of her JD Robb books). My favorites are: Key trilogy, Stanislaski series, MacGregor series, O'Hurleys...well I could probably go on longer! :)


Mary, you're thinking of the Chesapeake Bay series with the Quinn brothers.

Subject: Nora
Date Posted: 7/30/2008 7:01 PM ET
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I've been reading Nora Roberts forever it seems and now have my eldest into them, she's 19 and in college and just introduced my 17 (stepdaughter) to reading and gave her Northern Lights.  Just read my first Robb book and it was good, much like her books in the last couple of years, more than mushy romance and I like mushy romance........lol

The Hollow series is defitintely different and very spooky......love it.


Date Posted: 7/30/2008 7:59 PM ET
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I don't think I'd ever read anything by Nora Roberts until someone here suggested the In The Garden trilogy. I've read all 3 and enjoyed all three. It was interesting to see each part of the story from a different character's point of view.

It's a really good series!

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Date Posted: 7/30/2008 8:45 PM ET
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I think 'Chesapeake' was the one where the brothers had a boating business...I think one brother mostly did the boats though and one was a preppy lawyer...their father died and they were left with a young boy he was trying to help and he looked like their dad(all were foster kids I think that the couple had adopted) so they were trying to fight to retain custody of the boy and figure out how he was related to their father.

I love romance and romantic suspense and Nora Roberts probably has something ot interest just about everyone.

Her first book I remember reading was 'Montana Sky' andsure there was romance but a  mystery going on as well. Hidden Riches I think had a mystery and dealt with art. the Born In trilogy is among my favorite and is mostly romance though some mysticism/legend thrown in as well. the 3 sisters island trilogy deals heavily with witchcraft and has possessed people/animals appear as well as a romance in each one. The Key trilogy deals wtih a romance but again with an ongoing evil 'spirit' that has to be dealt with by each woman (same as teh witch trilogy in this aspect). she has also reprinted several of the romances from silhouette and these are mostly romance though some have a bit of a mystery element to them.

I'm still wanting to read Northern Lights and Angels Fall.

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 8:58 PM ET
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I had never read Nora Roberts but truly enjoyed Northern Lights.  I tried one of JD Robb and  could not stand it!

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 10:22 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/1/2008 10:19 AM ET
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You can count me in as a lover of the In The Garden trilogy.  I've read other Nora Roberts books and thought these were the best so far.  I had some over at mom's house that I never brought to my house when I finally moved out and she picked them up to read.  She mentioned it to me and I think she was a little surprised they were a "little on the graphic side" LOL.  It cracked me up !!!

Date Posted: 8/2/2008 1:43 AM ET
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The JD Robb's are good, but I usually have to remember that they are futuristic. My favorite mainstream book by Nora Roberts is Divine Evil. It was kinda creepy, but good creepy.

Date Posted: 8/2/2008 5:39 AM ET
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the first time I tried one of the JD Robb book I didn't ilke it at all...now I've listened to the first 2 on audio and love them! It just depends what I"m in the mood for I guess. I also can't read too many by any author all in a row because if they tend to have similar characters/plot it gets sorta old and boring..then I take a break and come back to them.

Date Posted: 8/2/2008 5:16 PM ET
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I read the first 15 or so JD Robb books, but then I lost interest.  I love Nora, though I do see Jennifer's point about them being repetitive, and there have been a few Nora books that I've had to just put down.  

My first Nora Roberts book was The MacGregor Brides, and I was hooked with wonderful Mr. MacGregor. 

My favorite of her trilogies is probably the one that starts with Jewels of the Sun, because it was my first experience with a book that mixed fantasy and romance (my two favorite genres.)  My favorite stand alone from her is The Three Fates.

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Date Posted: 8/2/2008 5:44 PM ET
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The Quinn brothers series has a fourth book out. I have it on my TBR, Chesapeake Blue.

I have recently started reading Nora Roberts books. I read a couple before but now that I found PBS....

I just finished the Circle trilogy and really liked them. I have also picked up several individual books. My Mom was surprised when I wanted to borrow a couple of her books. She loves the romance books that I usually skip.

I am trying to get a few books that are aleady here done before I order more. I am going to need more credits!

I am eyeing the Key, Born In, and Sisters series. I have not tried the Robb books, yet.

Date Posted: 8/3/2008 9:45 PM ET
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Island of Three Sisters trilogy was very entertaining. Love them. Starting to Read Blood Brothers tonight. I've heard nothing but wonderful things about the book.

Date Posted: 8/4/2008 11:46 AM ET
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Birthright was a good one!

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 10:33 PM ET
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Circle Trilogy had to be my favorite so far but the Dream, Sisters, and Garden trilogies were also very good. I have lots more of hers to read.