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Less of a Stranger [NOOK Book]

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An exhilarating story of passion’s unexpected twists and turns from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.

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Megan Miller didn’t put her own dreams on hold to run the family amusement park just to have some arrogant, sports car-driving, California ...
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Overview

An exhilarating story of passion’s unexpected twists and turns from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.

AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME


Megan Miller didn’t put her own dreams on hold to run the family amusement park just to have some arrogant, sports car-driving, California businessman take it all away. Plus, Joyland Amusement Park is her grandfather’s life—and he’s all Megan has left in the world.

But David “Katch” Katcherton isn’t used to taking no for an answer. And the more Megan resists him on all fronts, the more Katch wants her—but not just for fun and games…
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Editorial Reviews

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You can't bottle wish fulfillment, but Nora Roberts certainly knows how to put it on the page.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101599839
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/16/2013
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 142
  • Sales rank: 29,767
  • File size: 847 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 June 21, 2004

    Not one of her best works

    I¿m a huge Nora Roberts fan, but this book was not one of her better works. Not surprising, I guess, since it was written 20 years ago :) *** Megan Miller is 23, has lived with her grandfather since she was 5 (when her parents died) and together they run an amusement park in Myrtle Beach, SC. David Katcherton (Katch) is 31, rich (although we never really find out how that came to be) and wants to buy the park, which Megan doesn¿t want to sell. When Katch discovers that Megan is really a talented artist, he buys several of her pieces, sends them to his sister, who just happens to own an art gallery in New York, and the sister arranges a show. *** It was a nice, sweet little story. However, I felt like I was being `told¿ a story, rather than experiencing it (although that did improve somewhat as the book progressed). The characters didn¿t have a whole lot of depth (and it was a short story, so there wasn¿t a lot of room for character development, but still...) But the thing that I disliked the most was that there was no *real* conflict between the characters. But I¿m happy to say that Ms. Robert¿s writing/stories have improved greatly over the years, and if you read one of her more recent books, I¿m sure you¿ll love it.

    12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2003

    WONDERFUL

    THIS BOOK WAS JUST MAGNIFICENT UN LIKE OTHER BOOKS THIS ONE DID NOT NEED TO DESCRIBE SEXUAL INTER CORSE AT ALL IT WAS WONDERFUL W/ OUT IT AND WAS THE BEST IVE EVER READ AND SO LOVING THAT IT SEEMS NOT REAL TO HAPPEN BUT THIS BOOK PROVES W/ COULD AND WILL HAPPEN TO U ONE DAY AND IT IS POSIBLE!!!!!!! KEEP IT UP NORA

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2013

    nice read

    light easy reading novel.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    A Symphony of Words

    Ms Roberts takes common words and writes music for your heart... My one BIG complaint about this book was that it wasn't longer... A novella in length it is a love story long in it's depth and meaning... I have read dozens of NR books and every one leaves me wanting more... She is truly a gifted author and every book she writes deserves a place in your permanent library... This is a sweet and tender love story you should not miss... Read and enjoy!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2003

    Loved it.

    Katch was a wonderful catch. I was so glad to see this book through to the very end. I am new in reading Nora Roberts and have since bought a number of them. A true love story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    very good for romance lovers

    Very good, typical Nora Roberts, I do prefer her books with some
    mystery along with the romance, but this was good. Thanks

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Nora Roberts hits a home run with this one. A great story. Inter

    Nora Roberts hits a home run with this one. A great story. Interesting characters. Thrilling twists and turns. Less of a Stranger has it all. High praise for this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Worst NR book!

    Not one of NR best books. Possibly her worst. Definitely not worth 6.99. Here is the sum of the book, Girl meets guy, hates guy, falls in love with guy, almost let's guy into her pants, in one day. Really? I am not sure why NR wrote any more of this story. Only reason it got two stars from me was I liked the fact the girl was an artist.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    Sounds good

    Sounds good!!!!!!

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2014

    Amazing book

    I absolutely love this book!

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  • Posted February 4, 2014

    Highly recommend

    What can I say? It's Nora Roberts, she never fails.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Did not like this book.  Does not compare well  with other books

    Did not like this book.  Does not compare well  with other books she has written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    It was OK.

    It was alright but some of her books are about the same, where the guy falls in love and the woman wants nothing to do with him at first, but then it happens, then they part, and then they get back together. I have read some other books of Nora Roberts that had more meat to it. I would give it two or three stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Amber

    Epic story Annie!! I want more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    Very good

    Excellent use of technology in this chapter. Good character building. In the next chapters, I would like to see more scenery building and ao more of the main character's thoughts. Good job building suspense. You have me hooked!!! --Gargamel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    Fourth page Reason. Last res

    It moved

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    Samples are not samples

    Just pages of lists of books

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    If you are a fan of Ms. Roberts then I would recommend that you read it.

    Was alright, but not one of her best. I love Nora Roberts and I have read almost everything that she has written, but this one was not that exciting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    Hi

    Heeeyyyyyy girl! Its kat whats up who wants to chat

    0 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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