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Holiday Wishes [NOOK Book]

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts come two heartwarming Christmas stories of love and holiday magic.

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In Home for Christmas, prizewinning...
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Overview

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts come two heartwarming Christmas stories of love and holiday magic.

AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME

In Home for Christmas, prizewinning reporter Jason Law returns home to win back the woman who slipped through his fingers. And in All I Want for Christmas, Mac Taylor finds out the lengths to which his mischievous twin boys will go to find him the Christmas gift of new love.

Holiday Wishes includes a preview of J.D. Robb's Calculated in Death.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101569719
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/11/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 29,218
  • File size: 806 KB

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 futuristic suspense 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

Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    Not

    Not up to Nora Roberts standards. Was not very good reading.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Christmas love

    Loved both stories in this book. Was a perfect book to read during christmas. Another nora roberts success!!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Two Cute Stories

    Thought the two novellas by Ms Roberts were very cute... Loved the 4 year old twin boys in story two that were plotting to have Santa bring them a Mom for Christmas... Very cute and successful two.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Nice stories.

    Easy reading, but I love Nora Roberts books. She keeps you interested.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    Recommend

    Nora Roberts writes with a flare that keeps you interested. I enjoy her books very much and will continue to recommend them and buy them.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    No sample to evaluate

    I hate it when Barnes and Noble offers a "sample," and all they provide is a Table of Contents and a list of the author's works. Feels deceitful and makes me wonder if I should even bother to purchase it. I am still debating. Gave it one star because I couldn't publish this comment otherwise.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    Patrick's place

    For everything green and irish. Best make sure your wearing green, if not, your liable to be pinched!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Nursery

    The nursery is inside a bramble bush. The inside of the bramble bush has been cleared and the floor covered with moss. There are nests out lined with feathers. The nursery is behind the warriors den but is far from the wall of camp. From the side it looks like an addition to the warriors den. The nursery entrance is small only Wishclan cats know where it is and are very careful before entering.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Owl life prolauge

    Snow whipped in my face as I ran . Fbi polive everyone was chasing me . My name is Loralei (Lora-ley) and this is my life . My sister us infront of me and of course snow us flying from her hands into my face . We each have our powers . Hers us snow and water . Mine is fire and storm . I turned around and shot fire from my hand . Nora my sister was a nervius wreck . Our emotion show through our powers and snow is making my face raw so shes pretty mad or scared . I conjured a huge tornado that picked up Nora and I . She started screaming and i had to yell at her to calm down . This is by Tabitha Owlshade . Feel free to make charcter applacations . :-):-):-):-):-):-,:-)

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    Arceekit

    Cries sadly

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    Wish Granter

    Hey! I am on. Sent you a fr.

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

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    Add me!

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  • Posted January 23, 2013

    I love Nora Roberts and these two short stories were a fun read

    I love Nora Roberts and these two short stories were a fun read and perfect for the busy holiday season to sit down and unwind. Definitely a good buy. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Very inspiring, a perfect Holiday read!!!

    Very inspiring, a perfect Holiday read!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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