Nora Roberts Books

Nora Roberts is a renowned American author, who has penned down more than 200 novels. Roberts has written under the pen names of J.D Robb in the Death book series. Jill March and Sarah Hardesty are her other pseudonyms. Nora Roberts became the very first author to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of Romance Writers of America. In the year, 2011, Robert’s novels had stayed for more than 861 weeks on the Best Sellers list of New York Times and 176 weeks in the first slot. Roberts was born on 10 October 1950. Nora Roberts happens to be the youngest of five children. Because both of her parents have Irish ancestors, Nora Roberts is of Irish descent. From time to Time, Nora Roberts has described herself as an Irish woman. All her family members were avid readers. Thus books were a key part in her life.

Order of Great Chefs Series

# Read Title Published
1 Summer Desserts 1985
2 Lessons Learned 1986

Order of The Stanislaskis: Those Wild Ukrainians Series

# Read Title Published
1 Taming Natasha 1990
2 Luring A Lady 1991
3 Falling for Rachel 1993
4 Convincing Alex 1994
5 Waiting for Nick 1997
6 Considering Kate 2001

Order of Reflections and Dreams: The Bannions Series

# Read Title Published
1 Reflections 1983
2 Dance of Dreams 1983

Order of The MacGregors Series

Order of Night Tales Series

# Read Title Published
1 Night Moves 1985
2 Night Shift 1991
3 Night Shadow 1991
4 Nightshade 1993
5 Night Smoke 1994
6 Night Shield 2000

Order of The Donovan Legacy Series

# Read Title Published
1 Captivated 1992
2 Entranced 1992
3 Charmed 1992
4 Enchanted 1999

Order of Sacred Sins Series

# Read Title Published
1 Sacred Sins 1987
2 Brazen Virtue 1988

Order of The MacKade Brothers Series

Order of Jack's Stories Series

# Read Title Published
1 Loving Jack 1989
2 Best Laid Plans 1989
3 Lawless 1989

Order of Irish Hearts Series

# Read Title Published
1 Irish Thoroughbred 1981
2 Sullivan's Woman 1984
3 Irish Rose 1988
4 Irish Dreams 2000

Order of Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Next Always 2011
2 The Last Boyfriend 2012
3 The Perfect Hope 2012

Order of Stars of Mithra Series

# Read Title Published
1 Hidden Star 1997
2 Captive Star 1997
3 Secret Star 1998

Order of Time and Again: Hornblower-Stone Series

# Read Title Published
1 Time Was 1989
2 Times Change 1989

Order of Celebrity Magazine Series

# Read Title Published
1 One Summer 1986
2 Second Nature 1986

Order of Cordina's Royal Family Series

# Read Title Published
1 Affaire Royale 1986
2 Command Performance 1987
3 The Playboy Prince 1987
4 Cordina's Crown Jewel 1992

Order of In the Garden Series

# Read Title Published
1 Blue Dahlia 2004
2 Black Rose 2005
3 Red Lily 2005

Order of The Calhouns Series

# Read Title Published
1 A Man for Amanda 1991
2 For the Love of Lilah 1991
3 Suzanna's Surrender 1991
4 Megan's Mate 1995

Order of The O'Hurleys Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Last Honest Woman 1988
2 Dance to the Piper 1988
3 Skin Deep 1988
4 Without A Trace 1990

Order of The Guardians Trilogy Series

# Read Title Published
1 Stars of Fortune 2015
2 Bay of Sighs 2016
3 Island of Glass 2016

Order of Chronicles of The One Series

# Read Title Published
1 Year One 2017

Order of Three Sisters Island Series

# Read Title Published
1 Dance Upon the Air 2001
2 Heaven and Earth 2001
3 Face the Fire 2002

Order of In Death Series

# Read Title Published
1 Naked in Death 1995
2 Glory in Death 1995
3 Immortal in Death 1996
4 Rapture in Death 1996
5 Vengeance in Death 1997
6 Ceremony in Death 1997
7 Holiday in Death 1998
8 Midnight in Death (Short Story) 1998
9 Silent Night 1998
10 Conspiracy in Death 1999
11 Loyalty in Death 1999
12 Witness in Death 2000
13 Judgment in Death 2000
14 Interlude in Death (Short Story) 2001
15 Seduction in Death 2001
16 Betrayal in Death 2001
17 Purity in Death 2002
18 Reunion in Death 2002
19 Portrait in Death 2003
20 Imitation in Death 2003
21 Remember When 2003
22 Big Jack 2003
23 Visions in Death 2004
24 Divided in Death 2004
25 Survivor In Death 2005
26 Origin in Death 2005
27 Memory in Death 2006
28 Born in Death 2006
29 Bump in the Night 2006
30 Innocent in Death 2007
31 Creation in Death 2007
32 Three in Death 2007
33 Dead of Night 2007
34 Strangers in Death 2008
35 Salvation in Death 2008
36 The Lost 2008
37 Suite 606 2008
38 Promises in Death 2009
39 Kindred in Death 2009
40 Missing in Death 2009
41 Indulgence in Death 2010
42 Fantasy in Death 2010
43 The Other Side 2010
44 Possession in Death 2010
45 The Unquiet 2011
46 Treachery in Death 2011
47 Time of Death 2011
48 Celebrity in Death 2012
49 Delusion in Death 2012
50 Mirror, Mirror 2013
51 Calculated in Death 2013
52 Thankless in Death 2013
53 Concealed in Death 2014
54 Festive in Death 2014
55 Obsession in Death 2015
56 Devoted in Death 2015
57 Wonderment in Death 2015
58 Down the Rabbit Hole 2015
59 Brotherhood in Death 2016
60 Apprentice in Death 2016
61 Echoes in Death 2017
62 Secrets in Death 2017

Order of Key Trilogy Series

# Read Title Published
1 Key of Light 2003
2 Key of Knowledge 2003
3 Key of Valor 2003

Order of Chesapeake Bay Saga Series

# Read Title Published
1 Sea Swept 1998
2 Rising Tides 1998
3 Inner Harbor 1999
4 Chesapeake Blue 2002

Order of Dream Trilogy Series

# Read Title Published
1 Daring to Dream 1996
2 Holding the Dream 1996
3 Finding the Dream 1996

Order of Gallaghers of Ardmore Series

# Read Title Published
1 Jewels of the Sun 1999
2 Tears of the Moon 1999
3 Heart of the Sea 2000

Order of Circle Trilogy Series

# Read Title Published
1 Morrigan's Cross 2006
2 Dance of the Gods 2006
3 Valley of Silence 2006

Order of Sign of Seven Series

# Read Title Published
1 Blood Brothers 2007
2 The Hollow 2008
3 The Pagan Stone 2008

Order of Bride Quartet Series

# Read Title Published
1 Bed of Roses 2009
2 Vision in White 2009
3 Savor the Moment 2010
4 Happy Ever After 2010

Order of Born In Trilogy Series

# Read Title Published
1 Born in Fire 1994
2 Born in Ice 1995
3 Born in Shame 1996

Order of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy Series

# Read Title Published
1 Dark Witch 2013
2 Shadow Spell 2014
3 Blood Magick 2014

Order of Nora Roberts Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published
1 Blithe Images 1982
2 Christmas Magic 1982
3 The Heart's Victory 1982
4 Island of Flowers 1982
5 From This Day 1983
6 Tonight and Always 1983
7 Untamed 1983
8 This Magic Moment 1983
9 Her Mother's Keeper 1983
10 Once More With Feeling 1983
11 Song of the West 1983
12 Tonight and Always 1983
13 This Magic Moment 1983
14 First Impressions 1984
15 Rules of the Game 1984
16 Rules of Play 1984
17 The Law is a Lady 1984
18 And Then There Was You 1984
19 Opposites Attract 1984
20 Mysterious 1985
21 Partners 1985
22 Dual Image 1985
23 Promise Me Tomorrow 1985
24 A Will And A Way 1986
25 Treasures Lost, Treasures Found 1986
26 The Magic Of Home 1986
27 Summer with You 1986
28 Hot Ice 1987
29 Temptation 1987
30 Mind over Matter 1987
31 The Best Mistake 1987
32 Truly, Madly Manhattan 1988
33 Winner Takes All 1988
34 Local Hero 1988
35 Catching Snowflakes 1988
36 Gabriel's Angel 1989
37 The Welcoming 1989
38 Summer Delights 1989
39 Public Secrets 1990
40 Genuine Lies 1991
41 Carnal Innocence 1991
42 Honest Illusions 1992
43 Divine Evil 1992
44 Unfinished Business 1992
45 Private Scandals 1993
46 Hidden Riches 1994
47 Hidden Riches 1994
48 All I Want For Christmas (Short Story) 1994
49 True Betrayals 1995
50 True Betrayals 1995
51 Montana Sky 1996
52 Sanctuary 1997
53 The Reef 1998
54 Homeport 1998
55 River's End 1999
56 Carolina Moon 2000
57 Midnight Bayou 2001
58 The Villa 2001
59 Three Fates 2002
60 Birthright 2003
61 Northern Lights 2004
62 Blue Smoke 2005
63 Angels Fall 2006
64 High Noon 2007
65 Tribute 2008
66 Black Hills 2009
67 The Search 2010
68 Chasing Fire 2011
69 The Witness 2012
70 Whiskey Beach 2013
71 The Liar 2014
72 The Collector 2014
73 The Obsession 2016
74 Come Sundown 2017

Order of Nora Roberts Short Story Collections

# Read Title Published
1 Home for Christmas 1994
2 A World Apart / The Witching Hour 2011
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The author Nora Roberts was born Eleanor Marie Robertson in 1950, in the community of Silver Springs, Maryland. Roberts has Irish ancestry, which is reflected through some of her work, especially her Irish Hearts series of books. Roberts grew up in a family which valued literature, and so she grew up immersed in books. However, although she greatly enjoyed reading, Roberts was not a keen writer as a child, which, given her output now, is somewhat surprising. Roberts’ school years were unspectacular, and, unlike some authors, the seed for writing was not planted at this time. She did, though, meet her future husband at high school, whom she married immediately after graduation in 1968. with her husband, Roberts had two sons, Dan and Jason, whose names would later inspire her JD Robb pen name. Her marriage ended in divorce in 1983.

While writing might not have been in Nora Roberts’ blood as a child, she made up for it in 1979, when she first sat down to write. When the weather took a turn for the worse in February of that year, in the form of a blizzard, it left Roberts and her sons housebound, stuck behind three feet of snow. With nothing else to do, Roberts sat down, put her ideas onto paper and eventually produced six manuscripts in her romantic fiction style, which she then sent through to the publisher harlequin. However, there would be no miracle story with the first-time author getting her manuscripts accepted by a big publishing house. Instead, her initial manuscripts were rejected.

Shortly after starting her writing adventure, Roberts found success when the publisher Silhouette was formed. Silhouette were looking to build a pool of authors that had been snubbed by Harlequin, of which Roberts was won. So, in 1981, Irish Thoroughbred, her first work of fiction, was published. The following year, Roberts had five books published for Silhouette, as well as a shorter piece called Melodies of Love for a periodical. In 1983, Roberts ramped her output up further, with the publication of of eight novels, including the two books in the Davidov series, for Silhouette and its subsidiaries. There were ten books published for Silhouette in 1984, and ten more in 1985. In 1985, Roberts also started her MacGregors series, which encompasses nine books, four of which were published in 1985. She also wrote the first book in her Great Chefs series that year. In 1986, Roberts had eight books published, including the two books in the Celebrity Magazine series, the second book and final book in her Great Chefs series, and also the first book in the Cordina’s Royal Family series. 1987 saw the continuation of the Cordina’s Royal Family series, as well as the fifth book in the MacGregors series.

Also in 1987, Roberts had her first book published for Bantam, Sacred Sins, the first in a two-part series, which was completed in 1988, with the book Brazen Virtue. Roberts would also continue to write for Silhouette, writing the O’Hurleys series of books for them, with the first three books published in 1988. Roberts also finally had a book published for Harlqeuin (although it was Harlequin Historical), in 1988, Rebellion, which is the a novella that is also a part of the MacGregors series. In 1989, amongst other novels, Roberts wrote the three books in the Loving Jack series, Loving Jack, Best Laid Plans and Lawless. She also continued her association with Bantam, writing Sweet Revenge for them.

The 1990s saw Roberts continued her prolific output, which also saw her start several other series of books, including the Stanislaskis series, the Calhoun Women series, the Night Tales series and also the Donovan Legacy series of books.

By the time 1995 came, Roberts was such a prolific author that her new publisher, Putnam, was unable to keep up. Thus, the pen name JD Robb was born, which Roberts would use to write her successful In Death series, which is a futuristic romantic suspense series of novels. The first book in the In Death series, Naked in Death, was published in 1995, followed by Glory in Death. As well as writing her In Death series, Roberts continued her traditional romance writing, which saw her start the MacKade Brother series, the Stars of Mithra series and the Chesapeake Bay series, amongst others, as well as continuing her ongoing series such as the MacGregors series and the Calhoun Women series. In 2000, Nora Roberts finally finished her Irish Hearts trilogy with the novel Irish Rebel, following Irish Thoroughbred and Irish Rose.

Roberts work has seen her become a mainstay of the New York Times bestseller list, with all of her novels charting since 1999. As well as the commercial success, Roberts has also won seven Golden Medallion wards, which were given out by the Romance Writers of America. She has also won 12 RITA awards from the Romance Writers of America in both the Best Romantic Suspense category and the Best Contemporary Single Title category. On top of that, many of Roberts’ work has been adapted into TV films, mainly by the Lifetime Movie Channel, which adapted four of Roberts’ novels for their 2007 Collection, and another four for their 2009 Collection.

Despite the fact that she always made up stories in her head, Roberts was still not able to pen down excellent stories as a child. However, she knew she had the ability to create good lies, some of which were believable. Nora Roberts was admitted to Catholic school, and up to date, she credits the nuns for instilling a great sense of discipline. While on her 2nd year in High school, Nora Roberts was transferred to Montgomery Blair High school, a local public school, where she had the opportunity to meet Ronald Aufdembrinke, her first husband. As a newly married couple, Nora Roberts and her husband relocated to Blumpkin, Maryland. Before joining her parents in their family business, a lighting company, Roberts’s husband used to work at his father’s business. Roberts gave birth to Jason and Dan. Roberts was employed as a homemaker, and from time to time she describes this period as Earth Mother years.

Later on, Roberts met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, who is a carpenter. This was after she had contracted him to build shelves for him. Bruce Wilder owned and operated a bookstore, which is located in Boonsboro, Maryland. Furthermore, he also serves as an adult content videographer and photographer. Robert and Wilder also owned the Boone hotel, which was located nearby. However, the hotel was destroyed while it was undergoing renovations by fire. In the year 2009, the hotel was one again reopened under the name Inn Boonsboro. All the suites in the hotel were not only inspired but also named after literary romantic couples who had happy endings.

Nora Roberts Awards

Nora Roberts is the recipient of numerous literary awards such as the RITA Award, where her novels Tribute and Born in Ice won their respective categories. She is also the recipient of a Quill Award with her novels Blue Smoke and Angels Fall winning their respective categories.

Nora Roberts Books into Movies

A majority of her works have been adapted for a screenplay. Some of her most noticeable works to be adapted into film include Carolina Moon, Montana Sky, Angels Falls and Northern Lights.

Best Nora Roberts Books

Vision in White: This is one of the best reads and is Nora Roberts best-performing book. Vision in White is the first installment in Bride Quartet book series. In this book, Nora introduces the reader to Mac Elliot. All Mac had ever dreamed of her life was taking photographs at a wedding and this time around her dream has come true when Mac and her friends come together to create Wow, a wedding planning business. Mac being a well-established and known photographer, she has the ability to capture some of the best moments during a wedding. However, Mac had never thought of getting married because she has trust issues, which had begun when her father had left her together with her mother when she was still a child. Her mother is constantly asking Mac for money, irrespective as to whether her act is hurting Mac.

One fateful day, Mac runs into an exceedingly shy and sexy teacher who is known as Carter Maguire. She has known Carter Maguire ever since she was still in high school. She comes to learn that Maguire has always had feelings towards her. Now, it is Carter’s work to ensure that he conquers Mac’s fear of falling in love. With that said, this novel is not only simple it is also exceedingly amazing. You are going to appreciate the fact that the author addressed issues such as true love and friendship and also portrayed their importance as well.

Nora Roberts FAQ

Q: What is Nora Roberts’ real name?

A: The author Nora Roberts was born Eleanor Marie Robertson. She shortened her first name and surname to create the pen name Nora Roberts.

Q: What is the title of Nora Roberts’ first book?

A: Nora Roberts’ first book was Irish Thoroughbred, the first book in her Irish Hearts trilogy, which also features Irish Rose and Irish Rebel.