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When her notorious past catches up with Laine Tavish, proprietor of the antique shop Remember When, it's up to her and an enigmatic stranger named Max Gannon to find out who's chasing her-and why. The answer lies in a hidden fortune that will change Laine's life...




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Overview

When her notorious past catches up with Laine Tavish, proprietor of the antique shop Remember When, it's up to her and an enigmatic stranger named Max Gannon to find out who's chasing her-and why. The answer lies in a hidden fortune that will change Laine's life...




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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101171578
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/26/2010
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 78,757
  • File size: 631 KB

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts is truly a publishing phenomenon. With over 250 million copies of her novels in print, she has come a long way since she wrote her first novel in a spiral notebook using a No. 2 pencil. Now she has published over 150 novels and her work has been optioned and made into films, excerpted in national magazines and translated in over twenty-five different countries. "I always have stories running around in my head," she explains. "Once I start putting them down on paper, I just keep going; I just keep writing." In addition to her amazing success in mainstream fiction, Nora Roberts remains committed to writing for her category romance audience that took her to into their heart in 1981 with her very first book, a Silhouette romance.



Nora Roberts continues to write futuristic romantic suspense as J.D. Robb, and her characters Eve Dallas and Roarke have become two of her most popular creations ever. Her J.D. Robb titles are hailed as "a perfect balance of suspense, futuristic police procedure and steamy romance...truly fine entertainment" by Publishers Weekly.



Reviewers agree that Nora Roberts deserves praise. The Los Angeles Daily News describes her as "a word artist, painting her story and her characters with vitality and verve." Kirkus Reviews comments on True Betrayals saying "Roberts' style has a fresh, contemporary snap." Roberts is said to be "reminiscent of Jacqueline Briskin and Sidney Sheldon" by Booklist, and Rex Reed lauds her saying, "Move over Sidney Sheldon: the world has a new master of romantic suspense, and her name is Nora Roberts." Publishers Weekly claims "Roberts keeps getting better...[her] prolificness shows no sign of abating." They add, "When Roberts puts her expert finger on the pulse of romance, legions of fans feel the heartbeat." USA Today calls Nora "a consistently entertaining writer."



The remarkable Ms. Roberts did not become a success overnight. By the time her first novel, Irish Thoroughbred, was published in 1981, she already had three years of hard work behind her and several rejected manuscripts languishing in drawers. Today, according to Entertainment Weekly, "her stories have fueled the dreams of twenty-five million readers." One of America's leading novelists, her books are published around the world. She is frequently invited to promote her novels in other countries. Her recent travels took her to England, Italy, Australia and Japan to meet fans, fellow authors and aspiring writers.



Sanctuary was made into a television movie which aired in 2001 on CBS as "Nora Roberts' Sanctuary." The cast includes Melissa Gilbert, Emmy-winner Kathy Baker and Costas Mandylor. CBS has also optioned The Reef for another television movie. Montana Sky has been optioned by TriStar Television for a two-hour television movie. Her book This Magic Moment became the television film "Magic Moments" starring Emmy-winner John Shea and Jenny Seagrove. Sacred Sins has been optioned for film by Kaleidoscope, and Private Scandals has been optioned by Burt Reynolds Productions. Reflections and The Law is a Lady were selected by Good Housekeeping magazine for presentation as condensed novels. Honest Illusions and Private Scandals were featured as Readers Digest's Condensed Books.


The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly have all featured or mentioned Nora Roberts in articles about writing and the romance genre. She has appeared on ABC-TV's Good Morning America and Cable News Network, and has been featured on the television programs To Tell the Truth, Entertainment Tonight, and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. She has been interviewed by local television and radio programs across the country, and she has been featured in dozens of newspapers, including the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun, Washington Times, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune, and Atlanta Constitution.

Her extraordinary accomplishments have also received recognition from her peers. The first author ever to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame, and the first author to receive their Centennial Award when she published her 100th novel Montana Sky, she is the recipient of almost every award given in recognition of excellence in romance writing. In 1997, she was honored at the Romance Writers of America National Conference when she was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to her awards from the Romance Writers of America, she has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Waldenbooks, and she has been honored by B. Dalton Booksellers, the New Jersey Chapter of Romance Writers of America, and BookRak Distributors.



Nora Roberts is a charter member of the Romance Writers of America, and a member of their Washington, D.C. chapter. She was the keynote speaker at their 1994 national conference in New York. She is also a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, The Crime Writers League of America, and Novelists Inc.

The youngest of five children, she was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She now lives in Keedysville, Maryland.



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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  • Posted December 8, 2009

    Not a new story

    Hot Rocks is a rerelease of the first part of Remember When. If you don't read JD Robb then definitely by this book. If you do, it is the first half of Remember When that takes place in the present, while the 2nd half takes place in the 2050's with Lieutenant Eve Dallas. I'm surprised that this little fact was not mentioned.

    25 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2010

    How to tell if a Nora Roberts book is a reissue

    NR has written so many that the Penguin Group, in an effort to help fans keep track of new books and reprints, places a gold medallion emblazoned with "NR" and the words "Never before published" on the covers of her paperback originals.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2010

    Two for one, buy "Remember When"

    This is the first half of the previously released book "Remember When". If you like Nora Roberts buy "Remember When" and get this story and "Big Jack" which is the other half and has also been rereleased. I love Nora Roberts and JD Robb but I hate when books are rereleased without notice. No one wants to rebuy a book, even if you might reread it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2010

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    I'll have to buy the original

    I didn't realize this was a segment re-released from another book until I read some of the other reviews. But I did enjoy this story and found the romantic elements very hot. Since Ms. Roberts did a great job of keeping me titillated on several levels, I will be reading more of her books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Nora is the best

    Could not put it down then had to find a sequel great writing as always with Nora

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2012

    Great read!

    This is a fun, fast read. The characters are interesting and the story keeps moving at a good pace. Always enjoy Nora Roberts books!

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  • Posted June 13, 2012

    Did not read Remember When, and enjoyed this read.

    Did not read Remember When, and enjoyed this read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Blue ear

    Hey airthorn. Can you tell me h musular you are right now and how muscular you want to be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    Then go

    Now to rowan result one

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

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    The 1st if 2 books in Remember When

    What if your father was Big Jack O'Hara - thief, scam artist, grifter?
    Laine chose to change her name and move to a small town where no one knew her. Things were going good for her, too, until her her father's friend manages to get himself killed right out in front of her antique shop. His last cryptic words to her being 'Hide the pooch'.

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  • Posted July 29, 2010

    Hot Rocks!

    A must read!! It garbed me right away and could not put it down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2010

    HOT ROCKS

    THIS BOOK WAS A PAGE TURNER. IT WAS ENTERTAINING AND FUNNY. WAITING FOR THE NEXT ONE AS A CONTINUATION OF THE SAME FAMILY.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2010

    Hot Rocks by Nora Robers

    Enjoyed the book, and loved the author.
    Thanks

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

    Disappointed

    This is not up to Nora Roberts usual standards.

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  • Posted March 11, 2010

    Big Jack by JD Robb tie in to Hot Rocks!

    If you read this book and are interested in finding out more about those Hot Rocks, pick up a copy of J.D. Robb's release of Big Jack. I haven't finished reading it but read the back cover which indicates that Hot Rocks was the first book.

    I sampled this before purchasing this book and whew am I glad I did. I would not have been happy purchasing this book in ebook format as I normally buy all Roberts books in hard and soft cover.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2010

    Punctuation, please.

    I am loyal Nora Roberts fan and, now, also a fan of ebooks. Hot Rocks is great! I was quickly drawn in to the plot but the ebook text has a problem. There are no quotation marks around any of the dialog and the apostrophes are missing. One of the qualities I enjoy about Robert's writing is her ability to write smooth dialog which is sorely compromised without proper punctuation.

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  • Posted February 9, 2010

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    Beware of re-released books

    I loved this book when it was released the first time as the second part of a book, "Remember When". I purchased this without knowing it was not a new book, and was upset that it wasn't stated clearly in the description. At the time there were no reviews to tell me this information.

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    Posted January 28, 2010

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