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Northern Lights (Large Print)
Northern Lights - Large Print
Author: Nora Roberts
ISBN-13: 9780739446898
ISBN-10: 0739446894
Publication Date: 2004
Edition: Lrg
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
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Helpful Score: 4
Nora Roberts like to get into a lot of detail. This book really makes you believe that you are in Alaska. A shieff from the lower 48 comes to find himself and solve an 14 year old murder.
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Helpful Score: 3
Nora Roberts flies us into Lunacy, Alaska, population 506, and into a colorful, compelling novel about two lonely souls who find love-- and redemption.

I enjoyed this book
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Helpful Score: 3
I live in Alaska, so I was prepared to be unimpressed by a 'cheechako's' portrayal of life here--in spite of the fact that it's Nora Roberts and I love nearly everything she's ever written. I was pleasantly surprised, however; she clearly did her research, and she describes Alaska and our unique outlook on life very accurately.

I also love the heroine--I kept thinking of the character Maggie (Janine Turner) from Northern Exposure...and yes, Alaskans really do love their dogs that much! :)
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Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoyed this book, Nora has not disappointed me yet. I was a little skeptical of this one, waiting to say "Ha! that is not true to form!" since I am a lifelong Alaskan, but I never felt the need to say that, I just enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is one of Nora's best. There's lots of humor. For example, the story takes place in Lunacy, Alaska. The locals are referred to as "lunatics." There's also a good love story and healthy dose of romance. It becomes a mystery, too, when some strange things begin happening around town.

A cop from the big city decides to relocate to Alaska. He brings alot of baggage with him, but one of Lunacy's local gals catches his attention. She's a bush pilot and falls for him, as well.

A movie was made out of the book. While it's enjoyable, the movie doesn't really do the book justice. If you enjoyed the movie, I'd still encourage you to read the book.
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Helpful Score: 2
Still reeling from the death of his partner, Officer Nate Burke takes a job as sheriff of a small town in Alaska. Nate soon meets the colorful town's people, including Charlene, a serious man-eater who runs the town's only hotel, and her daughter Meg, a sexy pilot. Nate and Meg are soon drawn together when three college students go missing while mountain climbing. While the boys are soon found alive, Nate gets a big surprise when a frozen body was also found with an ax in chest.

I wasn't expecting this book to be so good. The descriptions of Alaska and the town's people are so real, you feel like you're there with them. Great story!
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Helpful Score: 2
Good book, awesome detail, great narration....very good for a long road trip!
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Helpful Score: 2
Fantastic page turner - steamy when it needed to be. I read this one in 2 days!!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great story line, keeps you interested till the very end!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of the best Nora Roberts Books that i have ever read it kept me absolutely rivated through out the whole book ..
I would definetley reccomend it ..
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Helpful Score: 1
This was the first Nora Roberts book I'd ever read and I enjoyed it very much. The author did a very good job with her characters and the setting. Lunacy sounded like a wonderful place to visit. There's a little romance but it isn't overdone and a great murder mystery that made it very hard to put it down. There's lots of suspense and I didn't know who the killer was until the very end. Highly recommend!
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Helpful Score: 1
Like most of her books, I found this a fun, fast and enjoyable read. I really enjoyed the mix of romance and mystery that Roberts does so well. I even had to break my rule of saving my books for my commute and read this one instead of going to bed. I wanted to have the answers and couldn't put it down until it was done. If you're Nora Roberts fan or enjoy a good light mystery, I recomend this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of my favorite Nora Roberts novels, set in the wilds of Alaska.
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Helpful Score: 1
I love Nora Roberts and this one doesn't let you down. Great read!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Pretty Good storyline for Nora Roberts/"twisted mystery" fans. Interesting premise begins with a "lost parent" on the slippery slopes of the Alaskan "tundra". A lifetime of regret and misunderstandings for those "left behind" makes up the "back story". The heroine is a competent "Bush Pilot"; the Hero, a even more competent "Lawman". There is LOVE and ROMANCE of course, but the most interesting part of this tale is the "mystery TWIST" at the end. The "TWIST" is very well crafted and very unexpected!

If you're a fan of Nora Roberts, you'll like this one! If you think you've already read all the "best ones" and her work is beginning to read as "also ran", this one will shake you up a bit, as the writing is much better than most, regardless of genre.

If you like an "interesting story" and are able to "get past" the LOVE and ROMANCE of traditional ROMANCE Genres, this one makes for a good read!
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this story, even though the heroine was a bit more rough edged than I usually like. But it worked in this story, and I found myself liking Meg regardless of any preconceived ideas. Very good story, one that I will likely keep for a while and re-read a few times before I send it on.
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This was a fun beach read. Nate Burke, a depressed, burned-out cop from Baltimore accepts a job as the police chief in Lunacy, Alaska. Of course, he falls head over heels for the pretty local bush pilot (the love at first sight part was the only part of the book that I thought was a little over the top). I loved all the characters in the town of Lunacy and the mystery of who killed Pat Galloway 16 years ago kept me guessing right up until the very end.
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Mystery and love in Alaska. A fun easy to read book.
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Great book. My mother raved about it so I had to read it also. Great story.
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Really good, but I had to keep looking back at pages to look at different details, you have to remember alot of things, good mystery.
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You will fall in love with the main characters of this book. Mysteries are the best when you can't figure out who done it. This one satisfies on all levels. Another awesome book from Nora Roberts!!!!
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this was a good read and held my interest.
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4 star a really good read
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Very good
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A former Baltimore cop relocates to a small, remote Alaskan town. He starts a new life, a new love and an unsolved murder.
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I liked the Alaskan ambience. The plot was romantic & suspenseful. Reminded me a little of TV show "Northern Exposure."
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I loved the author's wonderful description of Alaska, and the story was great. A long book, but reads fast.
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This book is a bit different than most Nora Roberts fiction. It provides, as usual, some very good characters, a bit of suspense, romance and wonderful Alaskan insights.
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Great book!
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Great read. Lots of adventure and romance.
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Very good, typical Nora Roberts.
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This is a colorful compelling novel about two lonely souls who find love and redemption in Luncay Alaska.
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a good book about a cop from the East who took
a job as Chief of police in small Alaska town.
What he has to adjust to and the people who
live therer...good mystery/romance
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Roberts shines again with a nuanced tale of the Alaskan wilderness and the appealing eccentries who cluster there ... A richly textured novel that captures the intamacy of small-town police work, the prickliness of the pioneer spirit, and the paradox of a setting at once intimate and expansive, welcoming hostile, indisputably American and yet profoundly exotic to those in the Lower 48 ... Publishers Weekly ... I have yet to be disappointed with Roberts... This is a must for any Roberts fan ...
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Good book. Not normally one of my favorite writers, but I may now have to read some of her other books.
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Lunacy (Alaska) was Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he'd watched his partner die on the street - and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as chief of police in this tiny, remote Alaskan town, where the peace provides a balm for his shattered soul - and an unexpected affair with pilot Meg Galloway warms his nights...

But other things in Lunacy are heating up. Nate suspects the killer in an unsolved murder still walks the snowy streets. His investigation will unearth the secrets and suspicions that lurk beneath the placid surface, as well as bring out the big-city survival instincts that made him a cop in the first place. And his discovery will threaten the new life - and the new love - that he has finally found for himself.
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A Baltimore cop watched his partner die on the street, and the guilt haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as chief of police in a tiny, remote Alaskan town. He meets a pretty, but extremely independent woman, and also finds that there is an unsolved murder in this quiet, peaceful town, and the murder is still lurking.

It's a good read.
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I am a Nora Roberts fan, and this one is another good one!
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good storyline.
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Great book about a law enforcement officer running away from life to Alaska, where instead of running away from life runs into it.
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Nora Roberts tells a tale of love and murder in Alaska. The scenery is beautiful and the mystery interesting.
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Another great book by a wonderful author...
This is set in a tiny remote Alaaskan town,
wonderful reading
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This is my favorite book by this author. Makes you want to go to Alaska, I didn't want it to end. You can never go wrong with Nora Roberts.
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Nora Roberts at her best!
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Great read! Kept me wondering through the whole thing!
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Interesting read..not Roberts normal stuff but a great story.
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Interesting mystery. Not one of my favorites...but good, nonetheless.
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I read everything she writes. This is her best by far.
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"...wild and woolly tale of love and murder in Alaska." - Kirkus Reviews
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From Publishers Weekly
Roberts shines again with a nuanced tale of the Alaskan wilderness and the appealing eccentrics who cluster there. Former Baltimore cop Nate Burke accepts the unlikely post of police chief of Lunacy, Alaska (pop. 506), to stave off the depression caused by divorce and the traumatic death of his partner, for which he holds himself partly responsible. His early days in the close-knit town are quiet except for minor disturbances and a dalliance with a feisty bush pilot, Meg Galloway. Then Meg's father, who disappeared 16 years before, is found frozen in a remote mountain cave, an ice ax in his chest. The discovery that Pat Galloway was murderedmost likely by a localshakes up the town and drives his murderer to commit a second, cover-up killing. Though state authorities dismiss that death as suicide, Nate pursues it as a crimea decision that puts him at odds with many outspoken Lunatics, as the townspeople call themselves. With quiet inexorability he fields the flak, uncovers long-forgotten events and finds a tough but loving balance with the fiercely independent Meg. Though billed as romantic suspense, the novel forsakes artificial genre conventions in favor of a wry, affectionate look at community bonds, generational wounds and soul-testing landscapes. The result is a richly textured novel that captures the intimacy of smalltown police work, the prickliness of the pioneer spirit and the paradox of a setting at once intimate and expansive, welcoming and hostile, indisputably American and yet profoundly exotic to those in the Lower 48.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Baltimore cop watched his partner die on the street, and the guilt still haunts him. He take the Chief of Police position in ths tiny Alaskan community of Lunacy, in an attempt to forget. His discovery of facts in Lunancy will threaten his new life, new love that he finally found for himself. Excellantly written!
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Great story and romance. Interesting story about living in a secluded area.
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Has Nora Roberts ever written a "bad" book - i don't think so!!
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Another favorite of mine by Nora Roberts with a setting of spectacular Alaska. With her descriptions in the book I feel like I am back in the "last frontier."
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One of Nora Roberts best.
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Slow to start but pretty good light reading
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Another great book by Nora Roberts, I loved that the setting is in Alaska.
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a typical Nora Roberts book, romance set in Alaska.
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Taking place in Alaska, this was a little different than Nora Roberts books. I loved it! Suspense and beauty of Alaska described for the reader.
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A murder mystery that takes place in Alaska. Very enjoyable.
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Great combo of romance and mystery. It had me fooled until the very end.
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better book than movie!
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Takes place in Alaska. Two lonely people find love & redemption. A big book, but I couldn't put it down. Shared with many friends & they were of the same reaction. Excellent book.
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Fantastic read! Kept me glued to the pages and since its a fairly thick book it kept me happily reading for several days.
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First Nora Roberts I ever read. I was expecting bad, drawn out, pulp fiction romance, but instead found a wonderful story and some great characters. I defiantly recommend this, even if romance isn't typically your thing.
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"Northern Lights" was a good story set in Alaska. Ms. Robert's described it beautifully. The murder mystery was interesting and kept me wanting to read more. I loved the references to Star Wars ... not a topic I expected to see! I found every character to be plausible, and enjoyed everyone of them. I had a few characters on my list of who-done-it and was completely wrong... didn't even suspect the real murderer, so that was fun!
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Loved this book!
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Suspenseful and vividly written with Alaska as the backdrop. Truely enjoyed this book.
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This is an awesome book to read on a cold winter weekend. Make sure reading is all you have planned for the weekend because its very hard to put down.
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I purchased this because I like mysteries and romance. I'm one third of the way and have found neither. I don't consider animal lusts romance.
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My first Nora Roberts read...and a great one! I read this in a weekend!
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Excellent mystery set in the wilds of Alaska. A big city cop, suffering from the memory of his partner being killed
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Nora Roberts is always a favorite to read. This book sucks you in, and keeps you guessing all the way to the end! Nate is trying to start over after losing his partner in a bust gone wrong. Meg is a crazy bush pilot that has a mind of her own. Sparks fly when the two meet. Some kids need to be rescued from the frozen mountain and Meg & Nate are soon finding out there is more on the mountain than the kids.
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I have to say I liked this one. I am not a NR fan, instead enjoying her Robb novels. The setting seemed interesting so I tried it. Well researched to get the flavor of the setting. Good twists and surprises along with the romance.
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I couldn't finish this book. I thought it was a romance, but it was more about Alaska. Not for me.
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This was a great book with a suprise ending.
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An ex Baltimore cop has his last stand in Lunacy, Alaska where darkness falls by midafternoon and the temperatures plunge to zero. Very goo book
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this is an unabridged audiobook of the Nora Roberts book
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It was an interesting story. A bit predictible at time, but still very enjoyable.
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Not bad. The story was good but the ending came out of nowhere and there was no wrap up.
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If you like Nora's book this is a great story of love life and faith. Nora of course doesn't give anything away until the end....
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Another great read by Nora Roberts! Not a typical Roberts setting.
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i really liked this book. It was a good mystery as well as a romance. I like when Nora's main character is a man.
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Good story, I read it on a flight to CA and it kept me very entertained.
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Great reading on this book , i loved it..
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A great romance and a page turning mystery. I couldn't put it down til I found out who done it.
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one of Roberts best
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Lunancy was Nate's last chance. As a Baltimore cop he watched his partner die on the street- and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as chief of police in this tiny, remote Alaskan town, where the peace provides a balm for his shattered soul- and an unexpected affair with pilot Meg Galloway warms his nights....
But other things in Lunancy are heating up. Nate suspects the killer in an unsolved murder still walks the snowy streets. His investigation will unearth the secrets and suspitions that lurk beneath the placid surface, as well as bring out the big- city survival instincts that made him a cop in the first place. And his discovery will threaten the new life- and the new love- that he has finally found for himself.
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Premium Format, comfortable read, very good story!! I really enjoyed this book.
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This is a great read. Alaska and all it's wonder is accurately depicted along with love, romance and mystery all wrapped up in one good paperback. I highly recommend this Nora Roberts story.
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I really liked it!
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THIS WAS ONE OF THE BETTER BOOKS THAT I HAVE READ.
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I LOVED this book.
I wish it was a part of a series, the characters were fantastic!
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Another gret read from NR. I enjoyed her discription of Alaska.
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I really liked this book
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set in alaska, a baltimore cop tries to start his life over.
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Romance, murder mystery and Alaska....great read.
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Kept my interest right to the end.
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Great story!
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Classic Nora Roberts
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This is a comfortable suspenseful book. 655 pages of can put it down reading.
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Made me want to move to Alaska.
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Alaskan thriller, exciting with romance as well
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I absolutely loved this book. One of my favorite Nora Roberts books.
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the alaskan wilderness and its habitants came alive for me. Good job, Nora!
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Absolutely wonderful... Nora Roberts once again comes through with an outstanding story.
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This is a wonderully well written book. Nora Roberts has out done herself. Alaska was a great seting.
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way better than the movie!
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Fast read - enjoyed it tremendously. Story of a cop that moves to Alaska and ends up solving a 16 year-old murder.
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Nate Burke accepts a job as Police chief in Luncacy, Alaska, thinking this is going to be an easy and relatively quiet job. Soon a murder and a new romance is making his quiet job very hectic. An excellent book that will having you turning pages very quickly.
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Another good Nora Roberts book. Small town murder with lots of twists and turns.
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Fun read. Great setting.
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The book started out slow, which frightened me a little since it was so long, but about half way through the plot twists started to get me going. Also, there were a very interesting group of characters. It was well written and made for a good read.
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Easy read!
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Nora Roberts just gets better and better. Northern Lights has romance, mystery, murder and intrigue all set in the Alaskan small town of Lunacy. It's hard to put down once you start it.
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My favorite part of this book was Roberts' attention to detail about life in Alaska. Her characters were engaging. The relationships were like real adults but sexier. A great summer read.
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This book is about 2 lonely souls who find love and redemption in Lunacy, Alaska.....
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A Baltimore cop who lost his partner in a shootout goes to live a place called Northern Lights as their Chief. A body is found and he investigates it although it's out of his jurisdiction. A very good book.
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GOOD BOOK DIFFERENT FROM SOME OF HER OTHER BOOKS GREAT READ
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Love and murder in Alaska. Suspensful plot and memorable characters. Great descriptions of a breathtaking Alaska.
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Police officer running from the loss of his partner and a failed marriage takes refuge in aptly named Lunacy, Alaska. While he'd hoped to freeze his sorrows, he finds his heart thawing due to the independent, headstrong pilot Meg Galloway. A murder (or maybe a few) later, there's more at stake than just frostbite and romance. Quirky cast of characters, interesting (and unusual) setting, and good blend of romance and mystery make this a good read.
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Having enjoyed a wonderful trip to Alaska just a couple years ago I could really appreciate the setting for this novel. As usual in a Roberts novel the characters are just that, fun and interesting. The mystery was intriguing although this time I figured out "who done it" early on. But of course her masterful writing had me doubting myself. A great escape read!
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Excellent story set in Alaska... with a "who done it" that you don't figure out until the very end! Thought it was a different Nora Roberts from her other quick tales...
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I really liked this one! It's different from your typical Nora Roberts book. And the descriptions of Alaska made me want to visit.
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Another wonderful book by Nora Roberts
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This is a fun romance that makes me want to go to Alaska! During the summer of course! I really love Nora Roberts ability to write about romance and suspense intertwined. It keeps your interest from the moment you begin, I read it in a weekend!
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For fans of Nora Roberts. A good who-done-it with a romance to boot!
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Great story - thoroughly enjoyable - a "couldn't put down book"
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A slow start to this one, but Nora never dissapoints!
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great adventure and romance
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really enjoyed this story about transplanted cop from lower fortyeight trying to be good cop in wilderness. surprising twists
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loved it!!
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Nora Roberts flies us into Lunancy, alaska and into a colorful compelling new noval about two lonely souls who gfind love and redemption. Very good book.
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Great book, I hope she writes more using the characters!
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Roberts shines again with a nuanced tale of the Alaskan wilderness and the appealing eccentrics who cluster there. Former Baltimore cop Nate Burke accepts the unlikely post of police chief of Lunacy, Alaska (pop. 506), to stave off the depression caused by divorce and the traumatic death of his partner, for which he holds himself partly responsible. His early days in the close-knit town are quiet except for minor disturbances and a dalliance with a feisty bush pilot, Meg Galloway. Then Meg's father, who disappeared 16 years before, is found frozen in a remote mountain cave, an ice ax in his chest. The discovery that Pat Galloway was murderedmost likely by a localshakes up the town and drives his murderer to commit a second, cover-up killing. Though state authorities dismiss that death as suicide, Nate pursues it as a crimea decision that puts him at odds with many outspoken Lunatics, as the townspeople call themselves. With quiet inexorability he fields the flak, uncovers long-forgotten events and finds a tough but loving balance with the fiercely independent Meg. Though billed as romantic suspense, the novel forsakes artificial genre conventions in favor of a wry, affectionate look at community bonds, generational wounds and soul-testing landscapes. The result is a richly textured novel that captures the intimacy of smalltown police work, the prickliness of the pioneer spirit and the paradox of a setting at once intimate and expansive, welcoming and hostile, indisputably American and yet profoundly exotic to those in the Lower 48.
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I really liked this book, I usually stick to historical romances, so i was surprised it was able to "grab" me. This is the one that opened me to trying to read more contemprary romances!
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(Cover)Nora Roberts flies us into Lunancy Alaska, population 506, and into a colorful, compelling novel about two lonely souls who find love-and redemption. Lunancy is Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he watched his partner die-and the guilt still haunts him. Maybe serving as cheif of police...will find him some solace.
Meg Galloway born and raised here is used to being alone....she's learned to be independent, flying her small plane, living on the outskirts with just her huskies for company. But after her New Year's kiss with the chief of police, she allows herself to give into passion....And now things in Lunancy are heating up. Because years ago a crime occurred that is unsolved to this day...Nate suspects that a killer still walks the snowy streets. His investigation will bring out the secrets and suspicions that lurk beneath the placid surface...And it will threaten the new life, and the new love, that he has finally found for himself.
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The romance side of the story lacked "romance", but the mystery was good.
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Geat novel with romance, and mystery mixed. Youd on't know where it is leading till the very end.
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Not bad at all. Bush pilot and a back east cop comes to Lunacy Alaska to be chief of police and uncovers a twenty year old murder. Kept me up until one in the morning reading it.
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About a retired cop who moves to Alaska to get away from a bad experience in a big city only to become chief of a tiny remote town. He falls in love with a lady pilot and they endeavor to solve an old crime believing the killer still lives in their town.
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It's Nora Roberts...what else needs to be said! Good storyline...keeps your interest.
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Good murder mystery and great love story. Reading about Alaska made me feel cold!
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A great Nora book. Set in Alaska.
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Reliable author with good style...ultimate bedtime read.
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Great book, good mystery story.
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Very good book. Once again Nora has blended romance with intrigue.
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Great reading
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Lunacy, Alaska was Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he'd watched his partner die on the street and the guilt still haunts him. He accepts the job as chief of police in Lunacy where the peace and Meg Galloway heal his shattered soul.

Nate suspects the killer in a 16-year-old unsolved murder still walks Lunacy streets and his investigation will unearth secrets and suspicions under the placid surface.

Very well written, the plot, the romance and the mystery make a great story. I suspected everyone but the right person.
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One of Nora Robert's best!
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Good book, typical Nora Roberts.
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Excellent. I enjoy most of her work but this is a favorite. A fairly realistic picture of life in rural Alaska
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Not one of my favorites of Nora Roberts, but a good book.
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A little slow to start, but all-in-all a very good read. The characters are very intriguing!
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Like all her others....this is a great story with mystery and romance. Had a hard time putting it down and hate that it had to end.
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Nate Burke is a distraught cop who lost his partner in the line of duty and is barely holding himself together. He decides to move to Lunancy Alaska and accept a job as Police Chief as there is not much crime there. Little does he know that the ice is about to crack and the Lunancy is about to hit the fan.
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Without a doubt, one of the best Nora Roberts has EVER written. Baltimore Detective, Nate Burke's partner is killed in a dark alleyway. He can't stop blaming himself, and can't get back "into" his job in Baltimore. When he sees a job posting for the Chief of Police in Lunacy, Alaska, he applies and is chosen to guard the town of 700 people and a few wild moose.

He finds that the mundane tasks of breaking up bar fights and finding out who broke out the school windows are just what he needed until a body is discovered in an ice cave on a mountain. Though the murder took place 16 years prior, Nate believes the murderer is alive and well and one of the Lunatics he's sworn to protect.

With 637 pages, it's not a quick read, but, as I said, one of if not her best work. I would LOVE a sequel to this one!
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this is a very good book even though it has over 600 pages i was never bored. This is the first Nora Roberts book i have ever read .Will read more by her in the future.
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Lunacy Alaska, the setting for this novel, is appropriately named. Interesting characters, action, mystery...a must read for Roberts fans.
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Excellent read. Book in good condition.
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Wonderful read. Couldn't put it down.
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Definately a book that was hard to put down!
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Long, but well worth the read.
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From Publishers Weekly
Roberts shines again with a nuanced tale of the Alaskan wilderness and the appealing eccentrics who cluster there. Former Baltimore cop Nate Burke accepts the unlikely post of police chief of Lunacy, Alaska (pop. 506), to stave off the depression caused by divorce and the traumatic death of his partner, for which he holds himself partly responsible. His early days in the close-knit town are quiet except for minor disturbances and a dalliance with a feisty bush pilot, Meg Galloway. Then Meg's father, who disappeared 16 years before, is found frozen in a remote mountain cave, an ice ax in his chest. The discovery that Pat Galloway was murderedmost likely by a localshakes up the town and drives his murderer to commit a second, cover-up killing. Though state authorities dismiss that death as suicide, Nate pursues it as a crimea decision that puts him at odds with many outspoken Lunatics, as the townspeople call themselves. With quiet inexorability he fields the flak, uncovers long-forgotten events and finds a tough but loving balance with the fiercely independent Meg. Though billed as romantic suspense, the novel forsakes artificial genre conventions in favor of a wry, affectionate look at community bonds, generational wounds and soul-testing landscapes. The result is a richly textured novel that captures the intimacy of smalltown police work, the prickliness of the pioneer spirit and the paradox of a setting at once intimate and expansive, welcoming and hostile, indisputably American and yet profoundly exotic to those in the Lower 48.
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Lunacy was Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he'd watched his partner die on the street-and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as Chief of Police in this tiny, remote Alaskan town. Aside from sorting out a run-in between a couple of motor vehicles and a moose, he finds his first weeks on the job are relatively quiet. But just as he wonders whether this has been all a big mistake, an unexpected kiss on New Year's Eve under the brilliant Northern Lights of the Alaska sky lifts his spirit and convinces him to stay just a little longer.

Meg Galloway, born and raised in Lunacy, is used to being alone. She was a young girl when her father disappeared, and she has learned to be independent, flying her small plane, living on the outskirts of town with just her huskies for company. After her New Year's kiss with the Chief of Police, she allows herself to give in to passion-while remaining determined to keep things as simple as possible. But there's something about Nate's sad eyes that gets under her skin and warms her frozen heart.

And now, things in Lunacy are heating up. Years ago, on one of the majestic mountains shadowing the town, a crime occurred that is unsolved to this day-and Nate suspects that a killer still walks the snowy streets. His investigation will unearth the secrets and suspicions that lurk beneath the placid surface, as well as bring out the big-city survival instincts that made him a cop in the first place. And his discovery will threaten the new life-and the new love-that he has finally found for himself.
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liked the book but seemed to be drawn out a lot....like get to the point a bit faster...
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One of the new editions that is a little larger and easier to read.
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A great book! I just recently moved to Alaska and this book really helped me! :-) You feel like you are there with the characters and of course Roberts leaves you wanting more!
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Great book with a love story and mystery happening in picturesque Alaska, Nora Roberts tells a writes a great story and keeps you guessing throughout the book.
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Not the usual Nora Roberts. More of a murder mystery plus love story. Takes place in Alaska. It is a good story.
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Police Chief Nate Burke moved to Lunacy, Alaska to escape a haunting life in Baltimore. In Alaska, he finds a new love, a job he enjoys, and a host of colorful characters. He also finds a dead body. When the death toll mounts, Nate fears someone is after his love interest, Meg.
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This book will keep you guessing that is for sure! Just when I thought I had it all figured out! This book is one of those you will not be able to put down. I carried it everywhere with me! Loved it!
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Not one of my favorites by Nora Roberts Very slow moving......Couldn't get into it.
Lunacy was Nate Burke's las chance. As a Balitimore cop, he'd watched his partner die on the street...and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as chief of police in this tiny remote Alaskan town, where the peace proivdes a balm for his shattered soul-and an unexpected affair with pilot Mge Galloway warms his nights. But other things in Lunacy are heating up. Nate suspects the killer in an unsolved murder still walks the snowy streets. His investigation will unearth the secrets and suspicions that lurk beneath the placid surface, as well as bring out the big-city survival instincts that made him a cop in the first place. And his discovery wil threaten the new life -and the new love-that he has finally found for himself.
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I really enjoyed this book
If you like Nora Roberts you will like this one.
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I got this book because I'd heard good things about Nora Roberts, and I love Alaska! It was a great read, and held my interest, and I think it captured the spirit of living in Alaska.

I really enjoyed it, and will have to check out more of Roberts' books.
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Another great Nora Roberts book about a cop that transfers to Alaska.
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Great book! Romance, mystery and geography all rolled into one book!
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This was a good novel to sink into on a winter evening. Interesting characters and a good mystery. I guessed who the killer was early in the story, but there was still a lot of suspense.
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First time I've read this author- I loved this book
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This was one of the best Nora Roberts books that I have ever read. It is really long and no sequel, but so good. She combines romance, mystery and each page leaves you in a cliffhanger. I highly suggest reading this if you love Nora Roberts!!
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Couldn't put it down....
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Excellent novel. Brings rural Alaska to life.
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Very good Nora Roberts book, Kept me guessing until almost the end. The descriptions of Alaska are wonderful.
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This is an excellent book. I really enjoyed it.
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Another great one from Nora Roberts!!
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Interesting setting. Another good one from Nora Roberts.
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From Publishers Weekly: "Roberts shines again with a nuanced tale of the Alaskan wilderness and the appealing eccentrics who cluster there. Former Baltimore cop Nate Burke accepts the unlikely post of police chief of Lunacy, Alaska (pop. 506), to stave off the depression caused by divorce and the traumatic death of his partner, for which he holds himself partly responsible. His early days in the close-knit town are quiet except for minor disturbances and a dalliance with a feisty bush pilot, Meg Galloway. Then Meg's father, who disappeared 16 years before, is found frozen in a remote mountain cave, an ice ax in his chest. The discovery that Pat Galloway was murderedmost likely by a localshakes up the town and drives his murderer to commit a second, cover-up killing. Though state authorities dismiss that death as suicide, Nate pursues it as a crimea decision that puts him at odds with many outspoken Lunatics, as the townspeople call themselves. With quiet inexorability he fields the flak, uncovers long-forgotten events and finds a tough but loving balance with the fiercely independent Meg. Though billed as romantic suspense, the novel forsakes artificial genre conventions in favor of a wry, affectionate look at community bonds, generational wounds and soul-testing landscapes. The result is a richly textured novel that captures the intimacy of smalltown police work, the prickliness of the pioneer spirit and the paradox of a setting at once intimate and expansive, welcoming and hostile, indisputably American and yet profoundly exotic to those in the Lower 48." Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition
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She keeps you on the edge of your seat.
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Excellent, fast reading and keeps you interested
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Nora Roberts quality and a great tale of life & murder in Alaska
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Excellent book! Mystery and Romance ... can't beat the combination and Nora Roberts puts it altogether so well.
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Another awesome book from Nora.
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I read NORTHERN LIGHTS for the February 2015 "Nora Roberts" theme in my online book club, The Reading Cove.

It started out pretty well and I liked the Nate character, his background and the circumstances surrounding his move to Lunacy, Alaska. We get to experience the setting with him, which basically becomes a character in and of itself. Loved the description of the Northern Lights!

However, the book was overly long, the plot wore pretty thin and I lost interest after the halfway mark. The cleverness of Lunacy residents being called Lunatics, the town paper, etc. and the heroine, Meg, who really felt overdone with her one-liners and been-there-done-that attitude. It was all cute the first 200 pages, but I felt it went on too long and even the murder mystery plot line got old for me.

Overall, I give Northern Lights a C+, but I'd still recommend it for the experience of its setting.
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Excellent book! Mystery and Romance ... can't beat the combination and Nora Roberts puts it altogether so well.
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Great Roberts. I'm a big fan and never disappointed!
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Good book - never dissapointed w/ Roberts.
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I really enjoyed this book.Great read!
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Great book, I would read again.
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Lunacy is Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he watched his partner die - and the guilt still haunts him. Maybe serving as chief of police in this tiny, remote town, where darkness falls by midafternoon and temperatures plunge to zero and below, will bring some kind of solace. It isn't as if he had anywhere else to go.
Aside from sorting out a run-in between a couple of motor vehicles and a moose - and pulling apart two brothers who are beating each other silly over a disagreement about John Wayne - Nate's first weeks on the job are relatively quiet. But as he wonders whether this was all a big mistake, an unexpected kiss on New Year's Eve under the brilliant northern lights of the Alaska sky lifts his sprit - and convinces him to stay just a little longer.
Meg Galloway, born and raised here, is used to being alone. She was still a young girl when her father disappeared, and she's learned to be independent, flying her small plane, living on the outskirts with just her huskies for company. But after her New Year's kiss with the chief of police, she allows herself to give in to passion. She doesn't want commitment-yet there's something about Nate's sad eyes that gets under her skin, and warms her frozen heart.
And now, things in Lunacy are heating up. Because years ago, on one of the majestic mountains that shadow the town, a crime occurred that is unsolved to this day - and Nate suspects that a killer still walks the snowy streets. His investigation will bring out the secrets and suspicions that lurk beneath the placid surface - as well as the big-city survival instincts that made him a cop in the first place. And it will threaten the new life, and the new love, that he has finally found for himself.
Nora Roberts at her best. Couldn't put this book down!!!
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I enjoyed this book. It was the first Nora Roberts that I have read. The setting was interesting -- Alaska.
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Lunacy is Nate Burke's lst chance. As a Baltimore cop, he watches his partner die and the guilt still haunts him. Maybe serving as chief of police in this tiny, remote town where darkness falls by midafternoon and tempertatures plunge to zero and below, will bring some kind of solace.
Meg Galloway, born and raised here, is used to being alone. She was still a young girl when her father disappeared, and she's learned to be independent, flying her small plane, living on the outskirts with just her huskies for company.
Now things in Lunacy are heating up. An unsolved crime threatens his new life and love. Nate believes a killer is still walking the snowy streets of Lunacy.
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One of Nora Roberts' best books ........... and I've read a lot of them!
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It's great!
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Another great book by Nora Roberts.
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Great Book
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I was really looking forward to reading this book as the description was very appealing. However, I only read a few pages and was very disappointed with the language. Just in those few pages there were multiple f-, s-, and the most offensive of all - taking the Lord's name in vain. I simply don't understand the need for this kind of language in books. It ruins them for me. I've looked forward to reading lots of books and then chosen not to because of the vulgarity and misuse of the Lord's name.
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these audio books help me with my long drives to work-comes in original box
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Lunacy was Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop,he'd atched his partner die on the street-and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as chief of police in this tiny, re,ote Alaskan town, where the peace provides a balm for his shattered soul-and an unexpected affair with pilot Meg Galloway warms his nights...

But other things in Lunacy are heating up. Nate suspects the killer in an unsolved murder still walks the snowy streets. His investigation will unearth the secrets and suspicions that lurk beneath the placid surface, as well as bring out the big city survival instincts that made him a cop in the first place. And his discovery will threaten the new life-and the new love-that he has finally found for himself.
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Book is in good condition with its cover