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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 In Death Series as J.D. Robb

1Naked in Death 1995Description / Buy
2Glory in Death 1995Description / Buy
3Immortal in Death 1996Description / Buy
4Rapture in Death 1996Description / Buy
5Ceremony in Death 1997Description / Buy
6Vengeance in Death 1997Description / Buy
7Holiday in Death 1998Description / Buy
8Conspiracy in Death 1999Description / Buy
9Loyalty in Death 1999Description / Buy
10Witness in Death 2000Description / Buy
11Judgment in Death 2000Description / Buy
12Betrayal in Death 2001Description / Buy
13Seduction in Death 2001Description / Buy
14Reunion in Death 2002Description / Buy
15Purity in Death 2002Description / Buy
16Portrait in Death 2003Description / Buy
17Imitation in Death 2003Description / Buy
18Divided in Death 2004Description / Buy
19Visions in Death 2004Description / Buy
20Survivor In Death 2005Description / Buy
21Origin in Death 2005Description / Buy
22Memory in Death 2006Description / Buy
23Born in Death 2006Description / Buy
24Innocent in Death 2007Description / Buy
25Creation in Death 2007Description / Buy
26Strangers in Death 2008Description / Buy
27Salvation in Death 2008Description / Buy
28Promises in Death 2009Description / Buy
29Kindred in Death 2009Description / Buy
30Fantasy in Death 2010Description / Buy
31Indulgence in Death 2010Description / Buy
32Treachery in Death 2011Description / Buy
33New York to Dallas 2011Description / Buy
34Celebrity in Death 2012Description / Buy
35Delusion in Death 2012Description / Buy
36Calculated in Death 2013Description / Buy
37Thankless in Death 2013Description / Buy
38Concealed in Death 2014Description / Buy
39Festive in Death 2014Description / Buy
40Obsession in Death 2015Description / Buy
41Devoted in Death 2015Description / Buy
42Brotherhood in Death 2016Description / Buy
43Apprentice in Death 2016Description / Buy
44Echoes in Death 2017Description / Buy
45Secrets in Death 2017Description / Buy
46Dark in Death 2018Description / Buy
47Leverage in Death 2018Description / Buy
48Connections in Death 2019Description / Buy
49Vendetta in Death 2019Description / Buy
50Golden in Death 2020Description / Buy
51Shadows in Death 2020Description / Buy
52Faithless in Death 2021Description / Buy
53Forgotten in Death 2021Description / Buy
54Abandoned in Death 2022Description / Buy

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

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

Order of Bride Quartet Series

1Vision in White 2009Description / Buy
2Bed of Roses 2009Description / Buy
3Savor the Moment 2010Description / Buy
4Happy Ever After 2010Description / Buy
5The Bride Quartet Complete Collection 1-4 2011Description / Buy

Order of The Calhoun Women Series

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

Order of Celebrity Magazine Series

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

Order of Chesapeake Bay Saga Series

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

Order of Chronicles of The One Series

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

Order of Circle Trilogy Series

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

Order of Concannon Sisters / Irish Born Trilogy Series

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

Order of Cordina's Royal Family Series

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

Order of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy Series

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

Order of The Donovan Legacy Series

1Charmed 1992Description / Buy
2Captivated 1992Description / Buy
3Entranced 1992Description / Buy
4Enchanted 1999Description / Buy
5The Magic Circle 2021Description / Buy

Order of The Dragon Heart Legacy Series

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

Order of Dream Trilogy Series

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

Order of Gallaghers of Ardmore Series

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

Order of Great Chefs Series

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

Order of The Guardians Trilogy Series

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

Order of Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy Series

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

Order of In the Garden Series

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

Order of Irish Hearts Series

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

Order of Key Trilogy Series

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

Order of Loving Jack Series

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

Order of The MacGregors Series

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

Order of The MacKade Brothers Series

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

Order of Night Tales Series

1Night Moves 1985Description / Buy
2Night Shift 1991Description / Buy
3Night Shadow 1991Description / Buy
4Nightshade 1993Description / Buy
5Night Smoke 1994Description / Buy
6Night Shield 2000Description / Buy

Order of The O'Hurleys Series

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

Order of Reflections and Dreams: The Bannions Series

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

Order of Sacred Sins Series

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

Order of Sign of Seven Series

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

Order of The Stanislaskis: Those Wild Ukrainians Series

1Taming Natasha 1990Description / Buy
2Luring A Lady 1991Description / Buy
3Falling for Rachel 1993Description / Buy
4Convincing Alex 1994Description / Buy
5Waiting for Nick 1997Description / Buy
6Considering Kate 2001Description / Buy
7Catch My Heart 2021Description / Buy
8A Forever Kind of Love 2021Description / Buy

Order of Stars of Mithra Series

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

Order of Three Sisters Island Series

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

Order of Time and Again: Hornblower-Stone Series

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

Order of Nora Roberts Standalone Novels

1Blithe Images 1982Description / Buy
2The Heart's Victory 1982Description / Buy
3Island of Flowers 1982Description / Buy
4Search For Love 1982Description / Buy
5Song of the West 1982Description / Buy
6From This Day 1983Description / Buy
7Her Mother's Keeper 1983Description / Buy
8Once More With Feeling 1983Description / Buy
9This Magic Moment 1983Description / Buy
10Tonight and Always 1983Description / Buy
11Untamed 1983Description / Buy
12Endings and Beginnings 1984Description / Buy
13First Impressions 1984Description / Buy
14The Law is a Lady 1984Description / Buy
15Less of a Stranger 1984Description / Buy
16A Matter of Choice 1984Description / Buy
17Opposites Attract 1984Description / Buy
18Promise Me Tomorrow 1984Description / Buy
19Rules of the Game 1984Description / Buy
20Storm Warning 1984Description / Buy
21Boundary Lines 1985Description / Buy
22Dual Image 1985Description / Buy
23Partners 1985Description / Buy
24The Right Path 1985Description / Buy
25Risky Business 1986Description / Buy
26Treasures Lost, Treasures Found 1986Description / Buy
27A Will And A Way 1986Description / Buy
28The Art of Deception 1986Description / Buy
29Mind over Matter 1987Description / Buy
30Hot Ice 1987Description / Buy
31Temptation 1987Description / Buy
32Local Hero 1988Description / Buy
33The Name of the Game 1988Description / Buy
34Gabriel's Angel 1989Description / Buy
35Sweet Revenge 1989Description / Buy
36The Welcoming 1989Description / Buy
37Impulse (Short Story) 1989Description / Buy
38Public Secrets 1990Description / Buy
39Genuine Lies 1991Description / Buy
40Carnal Innocence 1991Description / Buy
41Divine Evil 1992Description / Buy
42Honest Illusions 1992Description / Buy
43Unfinished Business 1992Description / Buy
44Private Scandals 1993Description / Buy
45Hidden Riches 1994Description / Buy
46True Betrayals 1995Description / Buy
47Montana Sky 1996Description / Buy
48Sanctuary 1997Description / Buy
49Homeport 1998Description / Buy
50The Reef 1998Description / Buy
51River's End 1999Description / Buy
52Carolina Moon 2000Description / Buy
53Midnight Bayou 2001Description / Buy
54The Villa 2001Description / Buy
55Three Fates 2002Description / Buy
56Birthright 2003Description / Buy
57Northern Lights 2004Description / Buy
58Blue Smoke 2005Description / Buy
59The Best Mistake 2005Description / Buy
60Angels Fall 2006Description / Buy
61High Noon 2007Description / Buy
62Tribute 2008Description / Buy
63Black Hills 2009Description / Buy
64The Search 2010Description / Buy
65Chasing Fire 2011Description / Buy
66The Witness 2012Description / Buy
67Whiskey Beach 2013Description / Buy
68The Collector 2014Description / Buy
69The Liar 2015Description / Buy
70The Obsession 2016Description / Buy
71Come Sundown 2017Description / Buy
72Shelter in Place 2018Description / Buy
73Under Currents 2019Description / Buy
74Hideaway 2020Description / Buy
75Legacy 2021Description / Buy
76Christmas Everlasting 2021Description / Buy

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

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

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

1Remember When 2003Description / Buy

Nora Roberts Anthologies

1 Mysterious1985Description / Buy
2 Western Skies1985Description / Buy
3 Harlequin Historical Christmas Stories 19901986Description / Buy
4 Silent Night1998Description / Buy
5 Take This Man2000Description / Buy
6 Naked Came the Phoenix2001Description / Buy
7 Out of this World2001Description / Buy
8 Bump in the Night2006Description / Buy
9 Dead of Night2007Description / Buy
10 The Lost2008Description / Buy
11 Suite 6062008Description / Buy
12 The Other Side2010Description / Buy
13 The Unquiet2011Description / Buy
14 Down the Rabbit Hole2015Description / 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 A Forever Kind of Love and will be released on September, 28th 2021. It is the newest book in the The Stanislaskis: Those Wild Ukrainians Series.

3 thoughts on “Nora Roberts”

  1. Thank you for taking the time to list all the books and break them into the ones that are sets. I absolutely love Nora Roberts books and have nearly all of them. I have also collected many of her “In Death” JD Robb books but have yet to start reading them. I was thrilled to find a signed copy while perusing a second hand store. I find myself constantly seeking out her books to find the ones I don’t have yet. Irish Thoroughbred was the first one I read and loved. The Circle Trilogy might very well be my favorite. I just love Cian! Hopefully one day soon I will be able to visit the Inn Boonsboro and I would love to travel to Ireland too.

  2. Some years ago, I read a few of Ms. Roberts “In Death” books and enjoyed them very much. My current home is a Senior Citizens Complex in Weehawken NJ. Living here, however, has been a kind of an imprisonment, especially due to COVID. We have a very limited amount of space in a recreation area which allows for a small “library”. Nora Roberts’ books are very much a part of that space. She is an incredible and prolific writer; one who is able to project thought and word into emotion and wisdom. Her novels are positive in human spirit. Thank you.

  3. Nora Roberts is amazing. It is unreal that she has published so many books over such a short time. I have written a book, Driving Blindfolded, that took over six years to write. It chronicles the ups and downs of Bipolar Illness. It was not easy to write but makes me appreciate Nora’s gift for writing all the more. Amy Ry

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