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on February 27, 2015
You can not help but love books by Nora Roberts, and this one is no different
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on November 9, 2007
An OUTSTANDING read - I only wish Nora Roberts would make a series of books based on Dora and Jed. Dora's colorful, warm family getting mixed up in "intrigue" and dragging Dora into it, Dora helping Jed out on a case or two with her unique talents and knowledge - I can see many wonderful mysteries and adventures in their lives that I'd love to read about. This book was just too wonderful, the charicters too rich and warm, it leaves the reader wanting MORE. I was given this by a friend who insisted I read it. I'm not normally into this genre of books, but it worked out well. Must also recommend the books "Kite Runner" "O Pioneers!" by Cather, and "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Lee--are are great though not that new.
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on July 9, 2004
I just finished reading this, and I've read about 50 of her books, and this is one of my favorites. Dora, the main character is amazing, and never quits trying to defeat the villian, even when she's not sure who it is. There is a wonderful cast of characters, and you fall in love with all of them. And you are truly upset, when they are upset, and happy when they are happy. I highly recommend this book.
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on June 24, 2004
I am absolutely amazed no one has reviewed this book. It is excellent. I am not going to give a synopsis becuase you guys can read the editorials above. If you like Nora read this book!!!
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on May 26, 2004
I have only read a few of Nora Roberts's books and have never been a great fan until now. This book has what a romantic suspense book should have, a great balance of both. Most books lack in one or the other. What I also liked is that the suspense take hold of you early on and stays until end and the characters are well developed. I hope to find more like this.
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on January 22, 2004
I laughed out loud so many times reading the book. Nora's very good with sneaking small funny details in her books that catch you off guard. "My dear Izzy, the deed is done!" :P I think this book mixes the right amount of suspense and romance, and humour, which makes it a very engaging read. Yay to you, Nora!
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on September 13, 2003
This book was interesting from page one and remained interesting until the end. Dora was a gem, a real delight. Jed (didn't like that name) was a good hero, too. I promise, you'll not be bored with this one, as the plot Nora Roberts wrapped around the romance was very good.
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on July 11, 2003
I was amazed when I received this cassette set from Amazon.com to find it is double taped (5 cassettes instead of 7 or 8 cassettes) and needs a two speaker system(You have to switch from speaker a to b four times for each tape) or an adapter(only available by the cassette company.) Story is excellent as I have read the book but am now unable to hear the tape on a regular tape player. Beware of this situation before you buy it. Also, Amazon.com, please make note of this situation when describing the specifics of the product.
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on March 9, 2003
The novel starts off with Jed Skimmerhorn, and ex-police officer. He moves into an apartment just above Dora's Parlor. Dora Conroy is an ex-actor who opened her own business selling antiques and collectibles. She is Jed's new landlord.
At an auction, Dora wins a few boxes of artwork and various trinkets, not knowing that they will get her into a lot of trouble with some smugglers and bring her closer to Jed.
This is an incredible romantic thriller. It was the first Nora Roberts novel I have ever read, and it inspired me to read many others.
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on January 22, 2003
This is a fantastic book...it brings together all of Nora Robert's strongest talents. Fast, witty dialogue, a fascinating plot, deeply interesting seconday characters and two protagonists that make me laugh out loud and feel real empathy for their all too human foibles.
I may be in love with Jed Skimmerhorn for the rest of my life. I don't think anyone writes a male character for women better than Nora. They are all flawed and vulnerable, but you don't feel like mugging their therapist. They are annoying, infuriating, by turns selfish and self serving, but also sexy, warm, smart and gloriously interesting!!! Her female characters all make me want to have drinks with them. My highest compliment
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