Honest Illusions

Honest Illusions

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by Nora Roberts
     
 

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A magician's daughter has inherited her father's talents-and his penchant for jewel thievery. Then she meets an escape artist who captures her heart and has secrets that could shatter her illusions...See more details below

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A magician's daughter has inherited her father's talents-and his penchant for jewel thievery. Then she meets an escape artist who captures her heart and has secrets that could shatter her illusions...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Roberts ( Hot Ice ; Sacred Sins ) combines conventional elements--sizzling sex, a cunning villain, a captivating story, some tugs at the heartstrings--then adds a twist (the good guys are criminals), and the result is spellbinding. Max Nouvelle is the patriarch of a family of magicians and jewel thieves made up of Lily, his partner in love; Roxanne, his headstrong, beautiful daughter; and Luke, the abused runaway Max had taken in years ago, now a charming young man. They join Max in elaborate performances onstage and in equally elaborate robberies. For years Roxanne and Luke battle constantly, but as young adults they finally realize they are deeply in love. Luke, haunted by the fear that his past will hurt his adopted family, is the target of coldblooded Sam Wyatt, driven by a vow of revenge on the Nouvelles. Luke returns from a forced five-year disappearance for the biggest performance of the Nouvelles' career--a simultaneously executed grand heist and act of vengeance. Although Roberts's deft narrative shows occasional excesses (mostly of description and stereotypical characterizations), none of these will deter the reader from taking this diverting journey into a world of magic, passion and mystery. BOMC featured alternate. (July)
Library Journal
Romance, magic, jewel thieves, and revenge combine in this pop novel to provide readers with pure escapism. From love to political intrigue, everything but the kitchen sink appears in a tale that spans three decades. Though a quick read, it features overblown and often flowery prose that may derail readers of Danielle Steel, Janet Dailey, and LaVyrle Spencer. On the other hand, Roberts's fans will be clamoring at library circulation desks; all the tried and true elements found in Sweet Revenge (Bantam, 1988) and her other paperback romances are also present in her first hardcover. Recommended where Roberts's works are in demand.-- Sue Mevis, Ludlow Memorial Lib., Monroe, Wis.
From the Publisher
“Take a great romance, star-crossed lovers, adept jewel thieves and a master storyteller and you have Honest Illusions…Roberts keeps us guessing to the end.”—Ocala Star Banner

“Roxy and Luke will steal your heart.”—Catherine Coulter

“A finely woven tale…full of suspense [and] magic.”—The Daily Press (Newport, VA)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101146163
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/1993
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
22,602
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“Take a great romance, star-crossed lovers, adept jewel thieves and a master storyteller and you have Honest Illusions…Roberts keeps us guessing to the end.”—Ocala Star Banner

“Roxy and Luke will steal your heart.”—Catherine Coulter

“A finely woven tale…full of suspense [and] magic.”—The Daily Press (Newport, VA)

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