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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 Irish Hearts Series

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1 Irish Thoroughbred 1981 Description / Buy
2 Sullivan's Woman 1984 Description / Buy
3 Irish Rose 1988 Description / Buy
4 Irish Rebel 2000 Description / Buy

Order of Reflections and Dreams: The Bannions Series

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1 Reflections 1983 Description / Buy
2 Dance of Dreams 1983 Description / Buy

Order of The MacGregors Series

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1 Playing The Odds 1985 Description / Buy
2 Tempting Fate 1985 Description / Buy
3 All The Possibilities 1985 Description / Buy
4 One Man's Art 1985 Description / Buy
5 For Now, Forever 1987 Description / Buy
6 Rebellion 1988 Description / Buy
7 In from the Cold (Short Story) 1990 Description / Buy
8 The MacGregor Brides 1997 Description / Buy
9 The Winning Hand 1998 Description / Buy
10 The MacGregor Grooms 1998 Description / Buy
11 The Perfect Neighbor 1999 Description / Buy

Order of Great Chefs Series

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1 Summer Desserts 1985 Description / Buy
2 Lessons Learned 1986 Description / Buy

Order of Cordina's Royal Family Series

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1 Affaire Royale 1986 Description / Buy
2 Command Performance 1987 Description / Buy
3 The Playboy Prince / Starlit Winter Nights 1987 Description / Buy
4 Cordina's Crown Jewel 1992 Description / Buy

Order of Celebrity Magazine Series

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1 One Summer 1986 Description / Buy
2 Second Nature 1986 Description / Buy

Order of Sacred Sins Series

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1 Sacred Sins 1987 Description / Buy
2 Brazen Virtue 1988 Description / Buy

Order of The O'Hurleys Series

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1 The Last Honest Woman 1988 Description / Buy
2 Dance to the Piper 1988 Description / Buy
3 Skin Deep 1988 Description / Buy
4 Without A Trace 1990 Description / Buy

Order of Loving Jack Series

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1 Loving Jack 1989 Description / Buy
2 Best Laid Plans 1989 Description / Buy
3 Lawless 1989 Description / Buy

Order of Time and Again: Hornblower-Stone Series

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1 Time Was 1989 Description / Buy
2 Times Change 1989 Description / Buy

Order of The Stanislaskis: Those Wild Ukrainians Series

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1 Taming Natasha 1990 Description / Buy
2 Luring A Lady 1991 Description / Buy
3 Falling for Rachel 1993 Description / Buy
4 Convincing Alex 1994 Description / Buy
5 Waiting for Nick 1997 Description / Buy
6 Considering Kate 2001 Description / Buy

Order of The Calhoun Women Series

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1 Courting Catherine 1991 Description / Buy
2 A Man for Amanda 1991 Description / Buy
3 For the Love of Lilah 1991 Description / Buy
4 Suzanna's Surrender 1991 Description / Buy
5 Megan's Mate 1995 Description / Buy

Order of Night Tales Series

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1 Night Shift 1991 Description / Buy
2 Night Shadow 1991 Description / Buy
3 Nightshade 1993 Description / Buy
4 Night Smoke 1994 Description / Buy
5 Night Shield 2000 Description / Buy

Order of The Donovan Legacy Series

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1 Captivated 1992 Description / Buy
2 Entranced 1992 Description / Buy
3 Charmed 1992 Description / Buy
4 Enchanted 1999 Description / Buy

Order of Concannon Sisters Trilogy Series

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1 Born in Fire 1994 Description / Buy
2 Born in Ice 1995 Description / Buy
3 Born in Shame 1996 Description / Buy

Order of In Death Series as J.D. Robb

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1 Naked in Death 1995 Description / Buy
2 Glory in Death 1995 Description / Buy
3 Immortal in Death 1996 Description / Buy
4 Rapture in Death 1996 Description / Buy
5 Ceremony in Death 1997 Description / Buy
6 Vengeance in Death 1997 Description / Buy
7 Holiday in Death 1998 Description / Buy
8 Conspiracy in Death 1999 Description / Buy
9 Loyalty in Death 1999 Description / Buy
10 Witness in Death 2000 Description / Buy
11 Judgment in Death 2000 Description / Buy
12 Betrayal in Death 2001 Description / Buy
13 Seduction in Death 2001 Description / Buy
14 Reunion in Death 2002 Description / Buy
15 Purity in Death 2002 Description / Buy
16 Portrait in Death 2003 Description / Buy
17 Imitation in Death 2003 Description / Buy
18 Divided in Death 2004 Description / Buy
19 Visions in Death 2004 Description / Buy
20 Survivor In Death 2005 Description / Buy
21 Origin in Death 2005 Description / Buy
22 Memory in Death 2006 Description / Buy
23 Born in Death 2006 Description / Buy
24 Innocent in Death 2007 Description / Buy
25 Creation in Death 2007 Description / Buy
26 Strangers in Death 2008 Description / Buy
27 Salvation in Death 2008 Description / Buy
28 Promises in Death 2009 Description / Buy
29 Kindred in Death 2009 Description / Buy
30 Fantasy in Death 2010 Description / Buy
31 Indulgence in Death 2010 Description / Buy
32 Treachery in Death 2011 Description / Buy
33 New York to Dallas 2011 Description / Buy
34 Celebrity in Death 2012 Description / Buy
35 Delusion in Death 2012 Description / Buy
36 Calculated in Death 2013 Description / Buy
37 Thankless in Death 2013 Description / Buy
38 Concealed in Death 2014 Description / Buy
39 Festive in Death 2014 Description / Buy
40 Obsession in Death 2015 Description / Buy
41 Devoted in Death 2015 Description / Buy
42 Brotherhood in Death 2016 Description / Buy
43 Apprentice in Death 2016 Description / Buy
44 Echoes in Death 2017 Description / Buy
45 Secrets in Death 2017 Description / Buy
46 Dark in Death 2018 Description / Buy
47 Leverage in Death 2018 Description / Buy
48 Connections in Death 2019 Description / Buy
49 Vendetta in Death 2019 Description / Buy
50 Golden in Death 2020 Description / Buy
51 Shadows in Death 2020 Description / Buy
52 Faithless in Death 2021 Description / Buy
53 Forgotten in Death 2021 Description / Buy

Order of In Death Short Stories/Novellas as J.D. Robb

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1 Midnight in Death (Short Story) 1998 Description / Buy
2 Haunted in Death 2006 Description / Buy
3 Interlude in Death (Short Story) 2006 Description / Buy
4 Eternity in Death 2007 Description / Buy
5 Ritual In Death 2008 Description / Buy
6 Missing in Death 2009 Description / Buy
7 Big Jack 2010 Description / Buy
8 Possession in Death 2010 Description / Buy
9 Chaos in Death 2011 Description / Buy
10 Taken in Death 2013 Description / Buy
11 Wonderment in Death 2015 Description / Buy

Order of The MacKade Brothers Series

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1 The Return of Rafe MacKade 1995 Description / Buy
2 The Pride of Jared Mackade 1995 Description / Buy
3 The Heart of Devin MacKade 1996 Description / Buy
4 The Fall of Shane MacKade 1996 Description / Buy

Order of Dream Trilogy Series

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1 Daring to Dream 1996 Description / Buy
2 Holding the Dream 1996 Description / Buy
3 Finding the Dream 1996 Description / Buy

Order of Stars of Mithra Series

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1 Hidden Star 1997 Description / Buy
2 Captive Star 1997 Description / Buy
3 Secret Star 1998 Description / Buy

Order of Chesapeake Bay Saga Series

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1 Sea Swept 1998 Description / Buy
2 Rising Tides 1998 Description / Buy
3 Inner Harbor 1999 Description / Buy
4 Chesapeake Blue 2002 Description / Buy

Order of Gallaghers of Ardmore Series

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1 Jewels of the Sun 1999 Description / Buy
2 Tears of the Moon 1999 Description / Buy
3 Heart of the Sea 2000 Description / Buy

Order of Three Sisters Island Series

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1 Dance Upon The Air 2001 Description / Buy
2 Heaven and Earth 2001 Description / Buy
3 Face the Fire 2002 Description / Buy

Order of Key Trilogy Series

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1 Key of Light 2003 Description / Buy
2 Key of Knowledge 2003 Description / Buy
3 Key of Valor 2003 Description / Buy

Order of In the Garden Series

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1 Blue Dahlia 2004 Description / Buy
2 Black Rose 2005 Description / Buy
3 Red Lily 2005 Description / Buy

Order of Circle Trilogy Series

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1 Morrigan's Cross 2006 Description / Buy
2 Dance of the Gods 2006 Description / Buy
3 Valley of Silence 2006 Description / Buy

Order of Sign of Seven Series

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1 Blood Brothers 2007 Description / Buy
2 The Hollow 2008 Description / Buy
3 The Pagan Stone 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Bride Quartet Series

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1 Vision in White 2009 Description / Buy
2 Bed of Roses 2009 Description / Buy
3 Savor the Moment 2010 Description / Buy
4 Happy Ever After 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy Series

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1 The Next Always 2011 Description / Buy
2 The Last Boyfriend 2012 Description / Buy
3 The Perfect Hope 2012 Description / Buy

Order of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy Series

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1 Dark Witch 2013 Description / Buy
2 Shadow Spell 2014 Description / Buy
3 Blood Magick 2014 Description / Buy

Order of The Guardians Trilogy Series

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1 Stars of Fortune 2015 Description / Buy
2 Bay of Sighs 2016 Description / Buy
3 Island of Glass 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Chronicles of The One Series

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1 Year One 2017 Description / Buy
2 Of Blood and Bone 2018 Description / Buy
3 The Rise of Magicks 2019 Description / Buy

Order of The Dragon Heart Legacy Series

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1 The Awakening 2020 Description / Buy
2 The Becoming 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Nora Roberts Standalone Novels

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1 Blithe Images 1982 Description / Buy
2 The Heart's Victory 1982 Description / Buy
3 Island of Flowers 1982 Description / Buy
4 Search For Love 1982 Description / Buy
5 Song of the West 1982 Description / Buy
6 From This Day 1983 Description / Buy
7 Her Mother's Keeper 1983 Description / Buy
8 Once More With Feeling 1983 Description / Buy
9 This Magic Moment 1983 Description / Buy
10 Tonight and Always 1983 Description / Buy
11 Untamed 1983 Description / Buy
12 Endings and Beginnings 1984 Description / Buy
13 First Impressions 1984 Description / Buy
14 The Law is a Lady 1984 Description / Buy
15 Less of a Stranger 1984 Description / Buy
16 A Matter of Choice 1984 Description / Buy
17 Opposites Attract 1984 Description / Buy
18 Promise Me Tomorrow 1984 Description / Buy
19 Rules of the Game 1984 Description / Buy
20 Storm Warning 1984 Description / Buy
21 Boundary Lines 1985 Description / Buy
22 Dual Image 1985 Description / Buy
23 Partners 1985 Description / Buy
24 The Right Path 1985 Description / Buy
25 The Art of Deception 1986 Description / Buy
26 Risky Business 1986 Description / Buy
27 Treasures Lost, Treasures Found 1986 Description / Buy
28 A Will And A Way 1986 Description / Buy
29 Mind over Matter 1987 Description / Buy
30 Hot Ice 1987 Description / Buy
31 Temptation 1987 Description / Buy
32 Local Hero 1988 Description / Buy
33 The Name of the Game 1988 Description / Buy
34 Gabriel's Angel 1989 Description / Buy
35 Sweet Revenge 1989 Description / Buy
36 The Welcoming 1989 Description / Buy
37 Impulse (Short Story) 1989 Description / Buy
38 Public Secrets 1990 Description / Buy
39 Genuine Lies 1991 Description / Buy
40 Carnal Innocence 1991 Description / Buy
41 Divine Evil 1992 Description / Buy
42 Honest Illusions 1992 Description / Buy
43 Unfinished Business 1992 Description / Buy
44 Private Scandals 1993 Description / Buy
45 Hidden Riches 1994 Description / Buy
46 True Betrayals 1995 Description / Buy
47 Montana Sky 1996 Description / Buy
48 Sanctuary 1997 Description / Buy
49 Homeport 1998 Description / Buy
50 The Reef 1998 Description / Buy
51 River's End 1999 Description / Buy
52 Carolina Moon 2000 Description / Buy
53 Midnight Bayou 2001 Description / Buy
54 The Villa 2001 Description / Buy
55 Three Fates 2002 Description / Buy
56 Birthright 2003 Description / Buy
57 Northern Lights 2004 Description / Buy
58 Blue Smoke 2005 Description / Buy
59 The Best Mistake 2005 Description / Buy
60 Angels Fall 2006 Description / Buy
61 High Noon 2007 Description / Buy
62 Tribute 2008 Description / Buy
63 Black Hills 2009 Description / Buy
64 The Search 2010 Description / Buy
65 Chasing Fire 2011 Description / Buy
66 The Witness 2012 Description / Buy
67 Whiskey Beach 2013 Description / Buy
68 The Collector 2014 Description / Buy
69 The Liar 2015 Description / Buy
70 The Obsession 2016 Description / Buy
71 Come Sundown 2017 Description / Buy
72 Shelter in Place 2018 Description / Buy
73 Under Currents 2019 Description / Buy
74 Hideaway 2020 Description / Buy
75 Legacy 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Nora Roberts Short Stories/Novellas as J.D. Robb

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1 Home for Christmas (Short Story) 1986 Description / Buy
2 All I Want for Christmas (Short Story) 1994 Description / Buy
3 Remember When (As: J.D. Robb) 2003 Description / Buy
4 Spellbound (Short Story) 2005 Description / Buy
5 Ever After 2010 Description / Buy
6 Winter Rose 2011 Description / Buy
7 A World Apart 2011 Description / Buy
8 The Witching Hour 2011 Description / Buy
9 In Dreams 2012 Description / Buy
10 Wolf Moon 2015 Description / Buy

Nora Roberts Anthologies

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1 Mysterious 1985 Description / Buy
2 Western Skies 1985 Description / Buy
3 Harlequin Historical Christmas Stories 1990 1986 Description / Buy
4 Silent Night 1998 Description / Buy
5 Take This Man 2000 Description / Buy
6 Naked Came the Phoenix 2001 Description / Buy
7 Out of this World 2001 Description / Buy
8 Bump in the Night 2006 Description / Buy
9 Dead of Night 2007 Description / Buy
10 The Lost 2008 Description / Buy
11 Suite 606 2008 Description / Buy
12 The Other Side 2010 Description / Buy
13 The Unquiet 2011 Description / Buy
14 Down the Rabbit Hole 2015 Description / Buy
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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.

When Does The Next Nora Roberts book come out?

The next book by Nora Roberts is Legacy and will be released on May, 25th 2021.

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