Affaire Royale (Cordina's Royal Family Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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“A consistently entertaining writer” (USA Today), #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents a thrilling story featuring Cordina’s Royal Family. Princess Gabriella has escaped her kidnappers, but lost her memory in the bargain. With her abductors still at large, Gabriella needs a protector fast, and brash American Reeve MacGee is the perfect candidate for the job. The handsome ex–police ...

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Affaire Royale (Cordina's Royal Family Series #1)

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Overview

AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME

“A consistently entertaining writer” (USA Today), #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents a thrilling story featuring Cordina’s Royal Family. Princess Gabriella has escaped her kidnappers, but lost her memory in the bargain. With her abductors still at large, Gabriella needs a protector fast, and brash American Reeve MacGee is the perfect candidate for the job. The handsome ex–police officer is a man who can handle absolutely anything—except falling in love with the stunning, vulnerable woman in his care.

Affaire Royale includes an exclusive preview of Nora Roberts’s new book The Witness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101568194
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/17/2012
  • Series: Cordina's Royal Family Series , #1
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 64,613
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts
One of the most prolific and popular writers in the world, Nora Roberts (who also writes as her edgier alter-ego J. D. Robb) publishes multiple books a year. Not that it’s enough for her fans, who tear through her unconventional romances. With her trademark mix of fantasy, mystery, and romance, Roberts has created her own genre -- and romance fans are grateful for it!

Biography

Not only has Nora Roberts written more bestsellers than anyone else in the world (according to Publishers Weekly), she’s also created a hybrid genre of her own: the futuristic detective romance. And that’s on top of mastering every subgenre in the romance pie: the family saga, the historical, the suspense novel. But this most prolific and versatile of authors might never have tapped into her native talent if it hadn't been for one fateful snowstorm.

As her fans well know, in 1979 a blizzard trapped Roberts at home for a week with two bored little kids and a dwindling supply of chocolate. To maintain her sanity, Roberts started scribbling a story -- a romance novel like the Harlequin paperbacks she'd recently begun reading. The resulting manuscript was rejected by Harlequin, but that didn't matter to Roberts. She was hooked on writing. Several rejected manuscripts later, her first book was accepted for publication by Silhouette.

For several years, Roberts wrote category romances for Silhouette -- short books written to the publisher's specifications for length, subject matter and style, and marketed as part of a series of similar books. Roberts has said she never found the form restrictive. "If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations," she explained. "If this doesn't suit you, you shouldn't write it. I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure."

Roberts never violated the reader's expectations, but she did show a gift for bringing something fresh to the romance formula. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred (1981), had as its heroine a strong-willed horse groom, in contrast to the fluttering young nurses and secretaries who populated most romances at the time. But Roberts's books didn't make significant waves until 1985, when she published Playing the Odds, which introduced the MacGregor clan. It was the first bestseller of many.

Roberts soon made a name for herself as a writer of spellbinding multigenerational sagas, creating families like the Scottish MacGregors, the Irish Donovans and the Ukrainian Stanislaskis. She also began working on romantic suspense novels, in which the love story unfolds beneath a looming threat of violence or disaster. She grew so prolific that she outstripped her publishers' ability to print and market Nora Roberts books, so she created an alter ego, J.D. Robb. Under the pseudonym, she began writing romantic detective novels set in the future. By then, millions of readers had discovered what Publishers Weekly called her "immeasurable diversity and talent."

Although the style and substance of her books has grown, Roberts remains loyal to the genre that launched her career. As she says, "The romance novel at its core celebrates that rush of emotions you have when you are falling in love, and it's a lovely thing to relive those feelings through a book."

Good To Know

Roberts still lives in the same Maryland house she occupied when she first started writing -- though her carpenter husband has built on some additions. She and her husband also own Turn the Page Bookstore Café in Boonsboro, Maryland. When Roberts isn't busy writing, she likes to drop by the store, which specializes in Civil War titles as well as autographed copies of her own books.

Roberts sued fellow writer Janet Dailey in 1997, accusing her of plagiarizing numerous passages of her work over a period of years. Dailey paid a settlement and publicly apologized, blaming stress and a psychological disorder for her misconduct.

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    1. Also Known As:
      J. D. Robb; Sarah Hardesty; Jill March; Eleanor Marie Robertson (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Keedysville, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      1950
    2. Place of Birth:
      Silver Spring, Maryland

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2002

    second or third time around

    While the story is awesome this is like the second or third time around for this book. Nora Roberts needs to keep an eye on her publisher. Who pays 31.00 for a book that has already been released twice before?

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2012

    Fantastic. I had a haed time putting it dow.

    They book was fantastic as well as Books 2&3 of the Series.

    lucy212

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    Tony

    I ges not walks out

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    Posted January 12, 2014

    Serena

    I'm all for teasing, unless it's being done to me

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    After reading the first I was hooked. The 3 books were great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Wonderful

    Just finished this book and I loved it! it's a wonderful story! I have always been a huge fan of hers. I would recommend this book to anyone that wants a book you won't want to put down!

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  • Posted March 8, 2012

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    While the ending was predictable it was an interesting journey. I liked the character development and looked forward to reading the other books in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    Recommended when in need of very light reading

    Nora Roberts is always a good character writer, but this is a little far fetched.

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