The Heart of Devin MacKade [NOOK Book]

Overview


Devin MacKade knew it was his destiny to serve and protect the small town of Antietam, Maryland. And he always suspected his future should have little Cassie Connor in it. After Cassie married the wrong man, Devin tried to convince himself there would be other women, other loves. Now, after Cassie's divorce, Devin can finally follow his heart. But can Cassie follow hers?

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The Heart of Devin MacKade

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Overview


Devin MacKade knew it was his destiny to serve and protect the small town of Antietam, Maryland. And he always suspected his future should have little Cassie Connor in it. After Cassie married the wrong man, Devin tried to convince himself there would be other women, other loves. Now, after Cassie's divorce, Devin can finally follow his heart. But can Cassie follow hers?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781459213258
  • Publisher: Silhouette
  • Publication date: 6/20/2011
  • Series: MacKade Brothers Series , #697
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Sales rank: 2,915
  • File size: 798 KB

Meet the Author


Nora Roberts is a bestselling author of more than 209 romance novels. She was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. As of 2011, her novels had spent a combined 861 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, including 176 weeks in the number-one spot. Over 280 million copies of her books are in print, including 12 million copies sold in 2005 alone.

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 June 28, 2011

    FALSE PUBLISH DATE

    Nora Roberts is always a good read and I love her work as a whole. My problem is that barnes & noble consistently misrepresents the publishing date of old novels. The information on this book shows a publish date of 6/20/2011 when it was actually published in paperback form in 1996. As a frequent customer I am furious that I must check other websites to find out the exact publish date of books because I can no longer trust barnes & noble to do the right thing!!!!!!!!!!!!

    70 out of 71 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    Great Series

    Sigh, who doesn't love a man in uniform. Even better one who's love a woman for years and is part of a hunky family of brothers.

    I have dog-eared copies of this entire series. Now I have them safely in my nook library! This is a great series to go to when you need a great story, wonderful interconnected family, and guys that love their women.

    Reading order (for those who asked): Rafe, Jared, Devin, then Shane.

    41 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 18, 2011

    Copyright dates of Nora Roberts

    I really enjoy Nora Roberts books but she is about to lose me as a reader! I doubt that B&N is responsible for the misrepresentation of the copyright dates. It is likely the company responsible for creating the ebooks. Both B&N and Nora Roberts should make certain that dates for all future are corrected! SOON.

    14 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Excellent

    I enjoyed this book so much! I have read most of Nora Roberts's books and this is one of my favourites! Great characters. Interesting story! Can only recommend

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Too short.

    This is a short story...not a book. It should be packaged with all 4 stories of the MacKade brothers.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    I love it!

    I found my favorite MacKade! I actually cried by the end of this book! Its so good! Only thing is that all the MacKade stories are short ....but they sure are sweet! :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Has heart!

    I loved this story of Devin MacKade, town sheriff, and Cassie Dolin, a woman he's loved for twelve years and who was married to a man that physically and emotionally abused her. Devin is a patient and thoughtful man who fell in love with Cassie's children and helped them heal from their experience living in an abusive environment. Cassie's transformation was realistic and Devin's limitations on his patience was understandable but long overdue. His sensitivity endeared him to me and has him be a standout from his brothers. The climax of the story was exciting and the final scene was a definite tear jerker. This is my favorite of the series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2011

    Loved it

    Great series

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Levi

    ((Gotcha.))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Grace

    "Devin." She said, quirking an eyebrow at him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Casidy

    Pulls open his shirt. (Gtg)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Rose

    Walks in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    The kitten

    She sadly looks at the ground and then looks up and mews softly lossing her strength.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Mays

    Gtg.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Devin

    Waits.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Good

    Good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Hally

    Lays upside down

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    Rayden

    Anything you wanna do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    Loved

    Great series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Zoey

    Hey.... *looks down*

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