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This Magic Moment

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C; Large type edition edition (Dec 31 2003)
  • ISBN-10: 075407238X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0754072386
  • Shipping Weight: 789 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
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About the Author

Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 190 novels, including The Search, Black Hills, Tribute, High Noon, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. Roberts has more than 400 million copies of her books in print. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By A Customer on March 6 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
While I did enjoy "This Magic Moment", I found it to be a bit boring compared to some of NR other offerings. Ryan and Pierce were not as exciting as some of her other characters, but it was a good read for the most part.
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every Nora Roberts book is an awsome read. I am slowly getting around to reading every one printed. Recommend Nora Roberts books to everyone female and male alike.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9e8edab0) out of 5 stars 92 reviews
46 of 54 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e9059f0) out of 5 stars Republishing older books - a disappointing sales strategy Oct. 9 2012
By Constance C. Jones - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Frankly, I think Nora Roberts must be raking in enough money for her popular novels without having to resort to the rather sneaky republishing strategies of books touted as "new" - and you buy them only to discover that - gee, golly, gosh - you've read them years ago and had expected something new! Waste of money and disappointment in this author whose novels usually offer a nice little get-away. I'll be more careful in the future of pre-ordering her "new" books! Sorry, Nora, you just went down a few notches on my scale! The one star is for just this -- not the novel itself which, if not among her best, is a pleasant distraction on a rainy day with nothing else to do.
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e905c3c) out of 5 stars Intriguing "Roarke-like" Magician Makes This Book Great! March 6 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Ryan Swan (the book's lovely heroine), is a television producer hoping to sign the mysterious magician Pierce Atkins to do a live magic show. He agrees, but only if she handles the details herself, meaning lots of quality time together. The character of Pierce reminds me strongly of Roarke in Nora's other series, the J.D. Robb books. Like Roarke, Pierce has had a hard knock life and he has a very mysterious quality too. Pierce and Ryan's relationship is troubled because of the dangerous stunts he performs in his act, but Pierce refuses to give them up.
Excerpt from the back of the book:
"Abracadabra! For this one moment, Ryan Swan, you will believe in magic... If only she could. But how was Ryan ever to know if the love of mysterious magician Pierce Atkins was real enough to last a lifetime or just an illusion she'd conjured up herself? She'd just have to read the message in his eyes...
Pierce had a lot of tricks up his sleeve-and he needed all his skill in magic to get his message across to skeptical Ryan. But a message of love has a powerful magic all its own..."
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e905fcc) out of 5 stars Almost Five stars April 8 2006
By J. Ash - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book combines the appeal of the wounded, silent hero, who has chosen to press on and not cut himself off, but be a selfless friend, while battling his demons alone.

Only to find the poor little rich girl, who is NOT the spoilt brat. It's very appealing that they do not have him making the mistake of thinking that she is just a spoilt brat. Insted, they both click on to each other's vulnerabilities and are drawn despite both having some impressively high walls built up.

It's unusual because the hero 'feels' like he is the most isolated, but as you read you realize that it is hte heroine who has truly carved out a lonely life for herself.

It is quiet, but sly. The humor peeks out at you, unexpected among these two somber souls, but giving you these delightful hints of what they could be if their walls were erected.

Then of course Nora also uses one of my favorites, forcing the hero reject and then suffer the full extent of his arrogance in thinking that he can turn down love in order to keep his life safe.

I'm not giving the story away, but there are a host of delightful side characters, a truly irrepressible raven and a big lug who will tug at you.

It's been on my shelf for 20 years and will never get thrown away.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e7e7114) out of 5 stars This Magic Tale April 7 2007
By Crochet Ghoul - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This Magic Moment brings you the story of Pierce Atkins, a magician, and Ryan Swan, the producer of his live television special. Ryan is a strong, independent woman, yet left vulnerable from her past and her relationship with her father. Pierce is a loner with his own eccentricities and scarred past. When these two meet there is an undercurrent of attraction that is just waiting to explode...and explode it does! Together Pierce and Ryan bring sparks of passion and moments of loving tenderness. Their feelings and actions ring true to who they are and their story is more then completely satisfying. You almost don't want it to end, you get to love these characters so much. Link and Bess are two enchanting secondary characters that I would have enjoyed reading about in their own book, but I enjoyed the way it turned out. Nora Roberts weaves her magic in this tale written in the '80's that still feels modern and not at all dated. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend any Nora fan to see for themselves and enjoy the magic!
HASH(0x9e7e7348) out of 5 stars Didn't Have the Magic Touch Sept. 13 2012
By P. Romance - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Ryan Swan had something to prove. She was going to make Pierce Atkins, master illusionist, to sign on the dotted line of her father's contract. What she didn't expect was an instant attraction to the dark and mysterious Pierce. As their work and passion entangled them farther together, will Ryan be able to put past hurts behind and reach for a magical future of her own creation?

I set my expectations too high and came crashing down to an all-time disappointment. A great start with strong sense of atmosphere and characterization. Then half way through, the story shifted to where they kept hopping into bed with each other, letting the plot pretty much disappear around page 100. I didn't expect much from a semi-decent plot line but to fill up space in this way was sacrilege. Then the ending slightly bombed. They were in love with each other but neither of them talked or worked out anything as a couple. Pretty much, Pierce said, "I want it my way." Ryan answered, "Why won't you see it from my perspective?" Pierce: "My way or I'm not doing it." Ryan: "Fine!" This type of conversation occurred over and over to point you wonder why Ryan bother asking anymore. I felt no pity for Ryan. Ryan was strong but kept unerringly, falling back on her 'poor me' attitude. She struggled to get her father's approval and then expected all men to fail her anyways. Her weak backbone was the bane of this book's existence. Pierce was definitely mysterious, but your basic alpha and I love the fact he was a successful magician since this isn't really a job that is used often in romances. The side characters were the highlight with the array of emotions and down-to-earth personas that you can't help but relate to. Without them lighting up the darkness, this book would've been a major drudge to get through.

This was definitely not Nora Roberts' best. If you like Silhouette Desire or love lots of passion with no real plot, this is definitely for you. Weak plot line, weak heroine, dominating hero made this a miss for everyone else.

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