Hoping to have 'an adventure' in her life before her parents chose a husband for her, Isabella Drayton is given a mysterious crystal and charged to return it to its rightful owner, but told she much 'chose between them.' Utterly baffled with no clues as to who the owner is, her return ship home is boarded by pirates and she's turned over to Calum Mackay, the legendary Adventurer, raider of British prison ships. Mackay's goal is to set free as many Jacobite prisoners as possible, while searching for his foster father among them. Recognizing the crystal as his family heirloom, but by legend not allowed to obtain it through force, Mackay needs to find a way to ensure Isabella returns it. Twists and turns leaves the readers in suspense, while Colum becomes a prisoner himself--of the heart.
Great psychological thriller! A SWAT officer on scene kills an abusive husband who is ready to shoot his wife, who's holding their four year old son. Now the dead man's parents are suing him, claiming he murdered their son, and that the wife, who was abducted by a pedophile as a young girl and still has 'issues', was abusing the child. With his world turned upside down, and secrets of his own, Officer Dodge needs answers and absolution, as killing in the line of duty isn't as justifyable as he'd imagined.
Middle aged, Deena Munger is underappreciated in her roles as wife and mother, almost invisible to her family,and wondering when she disappeared and how it happened. In loving and doing for her family, she has somehow lost herself.
Stunning her family, she volunteers to raise a puppy for K-9 Eyes, and her life is turned upside down by the rambunctious puppy. The family cat, and the entire rest of the family, want nothing to do with the puppy. Gradually, with the needs of the puppy pushing her forward, Deena discovers life hasn't passed her by, it's just taken some unexpected turns.
Any woman who's struggled to find rarely worn pantyhose that still fits, who stares at mounds of laundry, or whose husband is more involved in his job than their marriage will recognize parts of herself in Deena. You'll laugh, shake your head, and maybe even realize that the turns in life can be positive.
Book two of the IN THE GARDEN series keeps readers wondering how the Harper's and extended family memembers are going to deal with an escalating ghost problem. The romance, as always, is in Nora Robert's superb style.
The Harper family increases in size by a 'stray' pregnant distant cousin and a newly hired "Yankee" manager, both starting new lives over. Their integration into the Harper home is complicated by a ghost who seems to love children but dislikes men. When the ghost becomes more volatile, everyone's lives are affected. Book One of the IN THE GARDEN SERIES. Great romance.
Three classic Myron Bolitar novels in one book. Back Spin has him investigating the missing son of a super star golfer. The Final Detail has Esperanza as the prime suspect in the murder of one of their clients. Darkest Fear faces an emotionally shattering case--involving an ailing 13 year old boy he never knew he'd fathered.
Rose Forrester was too old to be spying on her teenage heartthrob. But Rob MacIntyre's return to their hometown had turned her world upside down. Once the town's golden boy, she'd been amazed he'd even noticed her then--well, more than noticed....and she's doing penance still.
Now she has a husband, with secrets of his own, and a teenage daughter struggling to find herself. Even the new family dog has prior baggage. As secrets begin to unfold, Rose realizes she has to tell some hard truths that could destroy everything.
Divorcee Lee McKinney is living with and working for her Aunt Nettie, owner of TenHuis Chocolade, in a small Michigan town as she re-groups her life. Lee delivers chocolates to high-power, disliked by many defense attorney Clementine Ripley for a fund raiser, including ones shaped like Ripley's champion cat. Some of the chocolates turn out to be lethally laced with cyanide, and Lee and Nettie become suspects in Ripley's death. But Ripley had other people in her life who may have wanted her dead and Lee is determined to find her killer. With a little help from Yonkers, the cat, she mixes all the right ingredients in this Chocolate Mystery!
Ellie was 7 when her 15 year old sister, Andrea, was murdered. Her testimony put weathly, 19 year old socialite Rob Westerfield in prison. Twenty two years later, he's out and using his family money and influence in an attempt to get a new trial to exonerate him. He's accused a developmentally disabled former classmate of Andrea's of the crime. Now an investigative reporter with her own guilt over the situation, Ellie is determined to prove Westerfield always was guilty. Her research puts her life in danger, as she gets closer to a confrontation with the true desperate killer.
Written in first person, I didn't enjoy this one as I have most of her other books, and felt the ending a bit abrupt.
Book two of her Circle Trilogy finds the members of the Circle of Six dealing with the vampire hoards as they train for the upcoming war to take place in Geall in three months. Hoyt and Glenna have wed, and their combined magic is strong, as will be tested against the evil forces of Lilith. Larkin, Blair, Moira and even Cian train daily for battles to come. Preparing to go through the Dance of the Gods (the standing stones) back to Geall from modern day Ireland brings up a major problem: the gods do not allow demons within the Dance. So how will they get Cian, a vampire himself, back to Geall? Woven throughout the story is the burgeoning lovestory between Larkin and Blair. She who's never been truly loved, needs to accept she can have love and still remain who and what she is, but Larkin must face a choice between his world and hers. And the war looms just weeks away....
Elizabeth, 'sort of engaged,' can't find the man of her dreams in modern NYC, but can hear his voice calling her. She hopes that writing a romance novel will put her fantasies to good use. With a fascinating research book in her lap, she falls asleep while reading about Highland Laird James MacLeod and wakes up in Scotland, 1311. James has very definate ideas about where women place in his world, until Elizabeth goes straight for his heart.
Assistant Attorney General Willow Foster is as committed to protecting Maine's lobster industry as she is to avoiding falling in love. Maine transplant, Scotsman and pub owner Duncan Ross, has her hometown betting on if she'll marry him. As Willow hunts for eco-terrorists, she finds herself caught up in a simultaneous battle with Duncan for her heart.