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Subject: What are the best Nora Roberts books???
Date Posted: 7/10/2009 3:21 AM ET
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I got a ton of them on great deals here and at a library sale and I don't know what to start with.

Date Posted: 7/10/2009 5:24 AM ET
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Everyone has different favorites and there are so many to choose from.

My most reread novels by Nora are

True Betrayals

Genuine Lies

Hidden Riches

Born In Fire (first of the Born In trilogy, Born In Fire, Born In Ice, Born In Shame --all good)


Of her series romances (Silhouette) my favorite is

Gabriel's Angel


When Tribute came out it became my favorite romance with a geeky hero.  It wasn't number one long though, because Vision In White came out and was even better.





Date Posted: 7/10/2009 7:12 AM ET
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My favs :)

The MacKade Brothers Series


The MacGreggors Series

The Calhoun Sisters Series

Cindy in VA

Date Posted: 7/10/2009 8:43 AM ET
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I'll second what Bronwyn said -Everyone has different favorites and there are so many to choose from. My favorites are


Montana Sky

Private Scandals

The Villa



Date Posted: 7/10/2009 9:31 AM ET
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Loaded question! I like her trilogies a lot...my favorites are:

In the Garden Trilogy

The Quinn Brothers (Chesapeake Bay)

Irish Trilogy

Sign of Seven trilogy

For stand alone books, I liked:

Montana Sky

Northern Lights



Enjoy! She's one of my favs :)

Date Posted: 7/10/2009 9:34 AM ET
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Born in Fire/Born in Ice/Born in Shame

Montana Sky

Calhouns/Mackades/stars of mithra/o'hurleys - there were all the shorter silhouette books

Date Posted: 7/10/2009 10:14 AM ET
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My absolute favorite stand alone  NR book is Northern Lights. 

Series I like the The Quinn Brothers (Chesapeake Bay) and the Irish trilogy : Heart of the Sea,  Jewels of the Sun and Tears of the Moon

Date Posted: 7/10/2009 11:40 AM ET
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I am the "odd" duck on this one.  I highly prefer her category/series books (Silhouette) to her single title ones.  Although I have read only two or three of her single titles.  I do however OWN most of her single titles.   :)



Date Posted: 7/10/2009 1:13 PM ET
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I prefer her categories too, except the very oldest ones before she broke out of the standard agressive hero/resisting temper-tantruming heroine mold. I enjoyed the McKade brothers series best, I think. 

Date Posted: 7/10/2009 1:25 PM ET
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Montana Sky, Carnal innocence, Divine Evil, Born trilogy, Three sisters trilogy, dream trilogy.... Gosh I could just keep typing.

Date Posted: 7/10/2009 2:01 PM ET
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I loved the Donovan legacy (Captivated, Entranced, Charmed), Three Sisters Island, many of her older ones :)  I don't read a lot of her newer stuff.

SoBe -
Date Posted: 7/10/2009 3:28 PM ET
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I'm still working on reading her novels...Though for some reason, I prefer her books from the 90's on though I own a copy of most of her titles :)

so, my favorites so far are:

Hidden Riches (mostly becase of one of the scenes at the end, but it's a great book all around)


Northern Lights

Carnal innocence

Key of LIght (first in the Key trilogy)

Daring to Dream (first in the Dream trilogy)

The Sign of Seven trilogy

and one of her releases from last year, Tribute :)

And I know you didn't ask, biut the ones I liked the least were Homeport, but only because I caouldn't get past the fact that the Hero was a theif (one his mother was proud of!) though if that doesn't bother you, it's a pretty good read.
And Santuary bugged me, becasue it tries to tell 3 stories in too few pages.... I sorta felt the heroine's story got shortchnaged in order to tell her brother and sister's story too. Also, as far as the mystery angle goes, I didn't think the bad guy made sense.




Date Posted: 7/11/2009 8:14 PM ET
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I liked alot of her earlier work also, when she wrote for the  Harlequinn/Silhoutte series line. Montana Sky and Northern Lights were 2 of my favorite stand alone novels she wrote.

Date Posted: 7/12/2009 5:23 PM ET
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thank you!!!

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 1:58 AM ET
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Birthright was the first I read and still think my favorite.

Also favs are the following Trilogies:  Garden, Three Sisters, Irish, Dream.  

Also enjoyed:  Time and Again series.

Question:   What is the name of the book that starts as Nora Roberts but then goes into JD Robb?

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 3:46 PM ET
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another vote for the Chesapeake Bay series! Love the Quinns!

and another vote for the Born in series, although my favorites were Ice and Shame.

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 4:31 PM ET
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Adrienne, I believe the book you're thinking of is Remember When

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 4:45 PM ET
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Thanks Jennifer,  I think that's it.   My niece tells me I should read JD Robb... I love Nora Roberts.  Should I start with that one or Naked in Death??

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 4:55 PM ET
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Definitely Naked In Death. The JD Robb part of Remember When is book 17.5 or something like that in the In Death series.

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 5:49 PM ET
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Naked in Death for sure. You have to see how it all started.

Date Posted: 7/15/2009 6:19 AM ET
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And to add even more to the mix and second votes for old favorites:

Born in Fire/Born in Ice/Born in Shame

Honest Illusions

Three Sisters Island Trilogy (the only NR books that I'm hanging on to)

Quinn Brothers Trilogy

I also am a fan of her categories, (I find her McGregor books to be really fun comfort reads) :)

Date Posted: 7/15/2009 1:36 PM ET
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I have to say I love all the Nora Roberts books.  I've read a lot of them.  I loved the Garden Trilogy, Northern Light and many of her others. I just really enjoy her books a lot.  I have some sitting here that need to be read but I have lots of other books too.  So many books, so little time, lol.  Have fun with your Library finds!!!



Date Posted: 7/17/2009 11:45 AM ET
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I love the the, Key series,  Irish trilogy : Heart of the Sea,  Jewels of the Sun and Tears of the Moon, the Three Sister Island Trilogy (all on my keeper shelf).

I am just finishing the Born in series and I am loving that as well.

So far the only ones by her that i didn't like were the two books about time travel - is that the Time and Again ones?  Whatever they were, I didn't like them too much, but everything else I have read (and I have read alot) were great.

Subject: Nora Roberts
Date Posted: 7/22/2009 8:24 PM ET
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Just read her new one "Black Hills"  Pretty good read.Placed in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  If you like animals and mystery, you will like this one.  I may be partial to this one since I  live in SD and am only 4 hours from the Black Hills.

Date Posted: 7/23/2009 12:31 AM ET
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I have no idea if listed yet but Angel Falls and Northern Lights - which several friends (not Nora Robert fans) read and liked.   Another friend read the villa and really liked it.