A two part novel. In part one, you are introduced to Laine Tavish, known to the folks in Angel's Gap, Maryland, as the proprietor of Remember When, an antique treasures and gift shop. They have no idea she used to be Elaine O'Hara, daughter of the notorious con man Big Jack O'hara. But Laine's past has just caught up with her. Her long lost uncle has visited her shop, leaving a cryptic warning before dying in the street, run down by a car. Soon afterward, Laine's home is ransacked. Now it's up to her and an enigmatic stranger named Max Gannon, to find out who's chasing her, and why. The answer lies in a hidden fortune that will change Laine's life.
In Part Two, Detective Eve Dallas is on the case in New York City in 2059. The treasure that Laine and Max sought has never been fully recovered. And now someone else is pursuing the missing part...someone who's willing to kill for it.
Loved this book but haven't found a J.D. Robb book I haven't liked yet.
Really good book! I got it because I adore the J.D Robb series. I have had it forever and never read it because...I don't know, I guess I thought it would just be a short story and wouldn't really be about the 'In Death' series. But that was not true at all and it was great. The first story was good too and the 'In Death' one just continued from it. Very good.
In this mystery, written by both Nora Roberts and her alter-ego persona, J.D. Robb, stolen diamonds are the background for two inter-related stories. In part one, Nora Roberts spins a tale about millions of dollars of diamonds, the daughter of a thief, the insurance investigator, the con-man father, and the murdering psychopath hunting them all. In part two, fifty-something years have passed and the action switches from the sleepy Maryland town of the first part to New York. Lt. Dallas begins by investigating a murder during a supposed B & E, but quickly realizes that the current crimes are merely backstory to a search for the remaining quarter of the diamonds missing from the original heist.
I love the aspects of Peabody and Dallas trying to figure out their new partnership!
AS usual J.D. Robb is a terrific FAST read!!! BUT!!,the kicker is--the first ( and probably the best ) part is written by Nora Roberts..
J.D ( a psuedonim)..Together it is one of her/their best...Jim Cole
This is my favorite book in the series. I just love how she combines two stories into one and both Part I and Part II are fantastic!! WELL DONE!!
Really great! You get two books in one. I'm a big fan of Eve Dallas and the women in the first part has the making of a new series.
Really neat, Nora Roberts does first part, Eve shows up in last part by J D Robb... ties together!!
In part I, Lavine Tavish runs an antique shop in Angel's Gap, Maryland. She has no idea that she used to be Elaine O'Hara, daughtere to the notorious con man, Big Jack O'Hara. Her past just caught up with her when a long lost uncle shows up and leave a cryptic message before being rtun down by a car. Now it's up to her and an enigmatic stranger, Max Gannon, to find out who is responsible and find a hidden fortune that will change Laine's life. Part 2, jump ahead to New York in 2059. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is on the case. The entire treasure has not been found and someone is still looking and willing to kill for it.
This is a great read. Keeps you guessing until the end. Would reccomend.
Nora Roberts at her best!!!
Exciting stories. I always enjoy the Eve Dallas stories.
Anything she writes is pure magic!
This is sort of a romance type book which isn't usually my style. I enjoyed it enough to finish it but the second half of the book was kind of goofy.
From Publishers Weekly: "A perfect marriage of sensuality and suspense, this sparkling new offering from Roberts (Birthright, etc.) and her alter ego, Robb (Imitation in Death, etc.) takes readers on a two-part journey-first to the quaint burg of Angel's Gap, Md., and then to New York City, 56 years in the future. A multimillion-dollar diamond heist connects the two halves and fuels the first story, which focuses on the romance between sexy PI Max Gannon, who's working for the company that insured the diamonds, and smalltown antiques dealer Laine Tavish, daughter of a notorious thief. Laine has worked hard to overcome her heritage, but when her father's best friend is killed outside her shop, she becomes the target of a ruthless killer who thinks she has her father's share of the take. Because the story skips ahead in time, Max and Laine have little time to explore their affection for each other, but Roberts still manages to make their whirlwind romance both believable and charming. A nerve-shattering encounter between Laine and the villain shows Laine to be as capable and crafty as Lt. Eve Dallas, who's the driving force behind the novel's second half. Set in the year 2059, the continuation finds Eve on the trail of a murderer who's after the diamonds that were never recovered from the decades-old heist. Though the identity of the criminal is apparent midway through, Eve's charismatic personality and colorful crew-including her former thief husband, Roarke, and her partner, Peabody-keep the energy level high. A true master of her craft, Roberts has penned an exceptional tale that burns with all the brilliance and fire of a finely cut diamond." Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
New York Times best-selling, RITA award-winning Nora Roberts teams up with her pseudonymous writing personality, J. D. Robb, in this sexy, suspenseful novel centered on a fortune in stolen diamonds. Roberts begins things in present-day Maryland, where Laine Tavish, owner of an antiques and collectibles store, finds her attempts to erase any connection to her con-man father, Jack O'Hara, threatened when one of her father's "business associates" shows up and is killed in an automobile accident. Her father's involvement in a diamond heist brings not only a cold-blooded murderer to Laine's door but also insurance investigator Max Gannon, who won't rest until he finds the missing jewels. Robb adds a new twist to the tale 50 years in the future when Laine's granddaughter, Samantha Gannon, writes a best-selling book about the diamonds. The murder of Samantha's house-sitter brings Lieutenant Eve Dallas on the scene in search of a killer who will do anything to possess the sparkling stones. Robert's latest is another addictive blend of scintillating prose and sharply etched characters that will dazzle and delight her devoted readers.
A very interesting premis. The story is told in two parts. The second being one of the Eve Dallas detective series. Enjoyed it very much.
If you like JD Robb & Nora Roberts, here it is combined for you. Great story that takes place current and then in the future with the Dallas & Roarke story line. Loved it!
This was an exceptional book combining both of Nora Roberts authoring styles and great characters!!!! A must read!!!
This is a great book about a a girl who has changed her name because she is the daughter of a notorious con man. She has opened an antique shop, called Remember when and her long lost uncle shows up with a cryptic warning just before being run down by a car and killed. Both a love story and a who-dunnit. Very good story.
This was my first Nora Roberts book and it gives an excellent comparison of her writing styles between Roberts and JD Robb. This is a used book that I purchased from a library and it has a film covering the bookcover which has kept it in exceptional shape.
A great 2 for 1 novel with 2 authors letting their special style's combine with a wonderful suspenseful story.
I love this book. Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors, and she is just as good as J. D. Robb. The Eve Dallas series is especially good. This book combines the two works beautifully. I have read it 3 times, and had lost my copy. I had to have it in my collection
back flap- A thrill ride of a novel that blends presentday romance and futuristic suspence,Remember When is a tale od deceit and secrets,of strong women and fascinating men-a briiiant combination of the incomparable talents of the two sides of Nora Roberts. This book is in great condition ive never read it.