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Nora Roberts Land (Dare Valley Series, #1) [NOOK Book]

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Selected as one of the Best Books of the Year alongside Nora Roberts' DARK WITCH and Julia Quinn's SUM OF ALL KISSES (USA Today contributor).

USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles presents the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND. Also a Top 25 Bestseller for Amazon Kindle, #1 on Barnes & Noble Nook, and Top 10 on iTunes.

Journalist Meredith Hale's ex-husband claimed her Nora Roberts addiction gave her unrealistic expectations about ...

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Nora Roberts Land (Dare Valley Series, #1)

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Overview

Selected as one of the Best Books of the Year alongside Nora Roberts' DARK WITCH and Julia Quinn's SUM OF ALL KISSES (USA Today contributor).

USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles presents the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND. Also a Top 25 Bestseller for Amazon Kindle, #1 on Barnes & Noble Nook, and Top 10 on iTunes.

Journalist Meredith Hale's ex-husband claimed her Nora Roberts addiction gave her unrealistic expectations about marriage, and she believed him. All dreams of happily ever after—or Nora Roberts Land as her mother calls it—went up in smoke. But when her family asks her to temporarily help their Dare Valley, Colorado newspaper, she decides it’s time to change her life and prove her ex wrong. She's determined to find her own small-town Nora Roberts hero, prove that true love exists, and publish a story about her quest.

War correspondent Tanner McBride has just returned stateside to work for a major newspaper, and the last thing he expects is blackmail. Yet, before he can even unpack, he’s headed to Colorado. His assignment? Make his boss’s ex-wife fall for him and then break her heart. Her article about discovering love à la Nora might air dirty laundry about her marriage to the media mogul, threatening his senate run. The mogul wants Meredith stopped, and he makes sure Tanner has no choice in the matter.

When the two meet, the sparks between them are undeniable. Meredith, who vowed never to date another journalist, begins to succumb. Could Tanner be her Nora Roberts hero? As they work together to uncover the truth behind a suspicious death, the depth of their feelings unfolds and both realize they've kept their secrets for far too long. But before the truth can be revealed, their investigation takes a deadly turn, one that might make Meredith's personal Nora Roberts Land go up in flames.

Author's Note: All books can easily be read as stand-alone stories.

The Small Town Dare Valley series:
Book 1: NORA ROBERTS LAND (Meredith & Tanner)
Book 2: FRENCH ROAST (Jill & Brian)
Book 3: THE GRAND OPENING (Peggy & Mac)
Book 4: THE HOLIDAY SERENADE (Abbie & Rhett)
Book 5: THE TOWN SQUARE (Arthur & Harriet)
Book 6: THE PARK OF SUNSET DREAMS (Jane & Matt) ~ coming Spring 2014

The Dare River series (connected to Dare Valley):
Book 1: COUNTRY HEAVEN (Tory & Rye)
Book 2: THE CHOCOLATE GARDEN (Tammy & J.P.) ~ coming Summer 2014

REVIEWS:
"It {NORA ROBERTS LAND} captures the best of what I love in a Nora Roberts novel..." BlogCritics

“…Finding love like in the pages of a Nora Roberts story.” Publishers Weekly WW Ladies Book Club

“I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS.” Marjay's Reading Blog

"An entertaining ride…{and) a full-bodied romance." Readers’ Favorite on FRENCH ROAST

“Ava Miles is fast becoming one of my favorite light contemporary romance writers.” Tome Tender on THE GRAND OPENING

“The latest book in the Dare Valley series is a continuation of love, family, and romance.” Bookfan on THE HOLIDAY SERENADE

“Ms. Miles’ words melted into each page until the world receded around me…” Tome Tender on THE TOWN SQUARE, Ms. Miles’ ode to Mad Men

"If ever there was a contemporary romance that rated a 10 on a scale of 1 to 5…this one is it!" The Romance Reviews on COUNTRY HEAVEN

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497775107
  • Publisher: Ava Miles
  • Publication date: 6/28/2013
  • Series: Dare Valley Series , #1
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,011
  • File size: 786 KB

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  • Posted August 29, 2013

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    Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite Nora Roberts La

    Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite

    Nora Roberts Land (Dare Valley) is a romantic story inside a romantic story. Meredith Hale is a huge fan of all of Nora Roberts' books and returns home to Dare Valley, Colorado to find her own real life hero.  Meredith’s ex-husband, Rick the Dick, blames the marriage falling apart because she had read too many Nora Roberts' novels and is looking for a story-book life. Meredith is a journalist for a newspaper that is a rival to Rick the Dick’s newspaper. She takes a leave of absence and returns to Dare Valley to help her grandfather run the family newspaper while her father recovers from a heart attack. 

    Meredith sets a goal to prove that an everyday girl can have a Nora Roberts love story happen to them and publish a story about it. Rick the Dick wants to prove her wrong. He blackmails Tanner McBride, a journalist, who has just come back from writing about the wars, and wants a state-side job, into going to Dare Valley and charming Meredith, making her fall in love, and then breaking her heart. It does not go the way Rick hoped when there is an immediate attraction between Tanner and Meredith. Author Ava Miles then takes us on twists and turns, suspense and surprises before we find out if in fact Nora Roberts Land is a possibility or not. 

    Nora Roberts Land has all the elements of a great love story and an exciting suspenseful murder case. The plot will keep you reading long into the night. The characters are all well developed, strong and likable individuals, with some nasty villains thrown in for good reading. Ava Miles has a winner with her first book and I am excited about the next one French Toast (Dare Valley) due out soon. If you like Nora Roberts type books, this is a must-read.

    17 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    Love Nora

    I am a huge Nora fan and Ava Miles has won me over. I did not want to put it down. I just started ready the second book. Great job!

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    Wow

    Its was the title that first got my attention. Then I started to read. What a strong written story. I was in a reading slump and this book kept my attention all the way through. I want my own Nore Roberts Land. Cant wait to read the next book!!!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    It's a hoot

    We all wish for a little but of Nora Roberts Land in our lives. A novel idea for a book,using another author's book as a blueprint for a new life plan.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

    Awesome.....really enjoyed this book!

    Awesome.....really enjoyed this book!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2014

    330 pages

    This 330 page romance has a good bite of mystery thrown in. There are the typical sex, bickering and several perfect couples as well as a who dunit, loosely based on a Nora Roberts' book outline. The ex husband, running for state office, a jerk and blackmailer got off scot free, which royally ticked me off. This book cost $2.99. It is better than most romances. There are some left out words. My nook jumped a few pages and I could not find nor retrieve them, no matter how much I tried. There is murder, violence, the use of drugs and alcohal. Lots of hidden secrets, manlipuations and blackmail, which semed really silly, if you are going to blackmail someone, go after the right person with a very strong situation, not penny ante stuff. The sex is pretty explicit but not nasty. There is a lot of profanity. Especially, GD and variations of F@#K. Which are not needed. This is a stand alone book. The conclusion was to be expected. No surprizes, there either. It is part of a series. The next installment is titled, " FRENCH ROAST ". For ages 18 and up.

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    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Very enjoyable.

    Since I enjoy Nora Roberts' books, this was a delight.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Great read!

    Loved it.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    great book

    I am a nora roberts fan. So i had to read a book about Nora Roberts land. This is an up and comming author. I will be reading more of her books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Not the norm

    Have read nora roberts books and liked them. However, this one is different somehow and couldnt get into it even after several tries.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2014

    What a wonderful book!  I absolutely loved this first book in th

    What a wonderful book!  I absolutely loved this first book in the Dare Valley series.  Ava writes in a way that allows me to be swept away by the story and really care about the characters.  I read Nora Roberts Land in one night...I couldn't put it down!  As a fellow Nora Roberts fan, I enjoyed the references that fans of Nora books would get.  
    I absolutely recommend this book and have already read all that are published.  Can't wait for more to come out!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2014

    If you love Nora Robert's novels like I do, you'll love Ava Mile

    If you love Nora Robert's novels like I do, you'll love Ava Miles. I haven't enjoyed a book this much since the last Nora Robert's book I read. It makes you believe in love everlasting all over again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    yes i would recommend this book

    I really enjoyed this and hope to read more from Ava Miles.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Fantastic Debut

    Didn't want to put it down! Great debut book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2014

    Wonderful book

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading thos book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2014

    10 *'s hands down!

    This book was absolutely amazing! I to am a Nora fan and now a Ava fan! Ava had me hooked from get go. I cant wait to read Brain and Jill's story! This is a must read. Love love love this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2014

    Excellent book and writer

    If I could give this book 10 stars I would! I thought the writing was excellent, the characters superb and the writer was wonderful. I am a huge Nora Roberts fan so I expected to be disappointed, but I was very pleasantly surprised. I have read it several times now as it has become one of my favorite mystery romance stories thatI have read. Please read it as you will not be disappointed.

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  • Posted November 12, 2014

    I loved this book!!!  It was so much fun to read, and I could to

    I loved this book!!!  It was so much fun to read, and I could totally relate to the girls in the story.....addicted to reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2014

    Loved it!

    I thought I was getting a Nora Roberts book and was pleasantly surprised with this Nora Roberts inspired story. I will definitely check out the other books in the series.

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  • Posted November 5, 2014

    The story line of the book is good. BUT there is the unnecessar

    The story line of the book is good. BUT there is the unnecessary use of the F bomb throughout the book. If the second one is the same I will not be reading it.

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