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"There's no mystery about why Roberts is a bestselling author...she delivers the goods with panache and wit." —Publishers Weekly

"A consistently entertaining writer." —USA Today

With over 112 million copies of her books in print, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts is one of the most prolific and popular writers of our time. Now, three of her favorite novels—Tonight and Always, A Matter of Choice, and Endings and Beginnings—are ...

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Overview

"There's no mystery about why Roberts is a bestselling author...she delivers the goods with panache and wit." —Publishers Weekly

"A consistently entertaining writer." —USA Today

With over 112 million copies of her books in print, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts is one of the most prolific and popular writers of our time. Now, three of her favorite novels—Tonight and Always, A Matter of Choice, and Endings and Beginnings—are collected in a beautiful new trade paperback edition that will find a special place in the hearts of readers everywhere.

"Roberts has a warm feel for her characters and an eye for the evocative detail." —Chicago Tribune

"Roberts is indeed a word artist, painting her story and her characters with vitality and verve." —Los Angeles Daily News

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This collection includes three of Roberts's early series romances and will be of interest both to recent fans who may never have read her older works and to long-time readers who may want to have a copy of some old favorites. Included are Tonight and Always Silhouette, 1983, A Matter of Choice Silhouette, 1984, and Endings and Beginnings Silhouette, 1984.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425176160
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

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

Table of Contents

Tonight and Always 1
A Matter of Choice 167
Endings and Beginnings 349
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2008

    Three Books/mixed reviews

    The first book Tonight and Always is fantastic. The couple spend a few months falling in love, very believable. You have to love Casey, she's a great character. My favorite of the three. A matter of choice was pretty good. I wasn't as crazy about Endings and Beginnings. I think it's just that news people tend to bore me a bit so it's a personal opinion. The book is worth it just for Tonight and Always.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Loved

    Loved all three stories. The first one was best. But all three were beautiful love stories. Nora Roberts at her best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Great Book

    I really enjoyed this book (s)! It is one of my favorite Nora Roberts book!

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    Great Read

    Very enjoyable, I'm a sucker for nora roberts and her romances with a mixture of mystery in some of her stories. The stories flowed well together, a little predictable at times but not in a bad way. Always a great way to escape, read ms. roberts!

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

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    Good book to read when you want to rest your mind

    I like Nora Roberts books because they lead me to other worlds that I don't even imagine and make it possible for me to live as another person in other periods of times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2000

    One of Nora's best

    This book brings you into a little of reality and a little bit of make believe. The first story I think is the best out of the whole book, but the other two stories are still good.

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