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Unheimliches geschieht in dem alten Haus, das Maggie renoviert. Was wei? der attraktive Landschaftsarchitekt Cliff Delaney ?ber das, was fr?her hier passierte?

Die Songwriterin Maggie Fitzgerald wei? genau: Wenn das alte Haus renoviert und ein ?ppig bl?hender Garten entstanden ist, wird sie hier, weit entfernt vom hektischen Los Angeles, gl?cklich sein wie nie zuvor! Dass der Landschaftsarchitekt Cliff Delaney sie zun?chst unfreundlich ...
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Schatten über dem Paradies

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Overview

Unheimliches geschieht in dem alten Haus, das Maggie renoviert. Was weiß der attraktive Landschaftsarchitekt Cliff Delaney über das, was früher hier passierte?

Die Songwriterin Maggie Fitzgerald weiß genau: Wenn das alte Haus renoviert und ein üppig blühender Garten entstanden ist, wird sie hier, weit entfernt vom hektischen Los Angeles, glücklich sein wie nie zuvor! Dass der Landschaftsarchitekt Cliff Delaney sie zunächst unfreundlich behandelt, schreckt sie nicht ab: Sie hat viel Zeit, ihn davon zu überzeugen, dass sie kein verwöhnter Star, sondern eine Frau mit viel Sinn fürs Praktische ist. Tatsächlich dauert es gar nicht lange, bis Cliff erkennt, dass Maggie seine Traumfrau ist. Und so nimmt er sie tröstend in die Arme und zieht sogar bei ihr ein, als Unerklärliches, Gefährliches in ihrem Haus geschieht ...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783862782567
  • Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Language: German
  • Sold by: Readbox
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 579 KB

Meet the Author

Kaum war Nora Roberts nach Maryland gezogen, wurde sie von einem Blizzard überrascht und eingeschneit. Sie nutzte die Zeit, indem sie ihr erstes Manuskript verfasste. Doch keiner der Verlage, an die sie es schickte, wollte es haben. Zum Glück ließ Nora sich nicht entmutigen und schrieb weiter. Zwei Jahre später war es schließlich so weit: Ihr erstes Buch wurde veröffentlicht und verkaufte sich auf Anhieb 750.000 mal!

Das war im Jahre 1981, und seit dieser Zeit ist die Liste ihrer Werke sehr lang geworden. Um einen Verlag muss sie sich keine Sorgen mehr machen - es gibt viele, die ihre Romane nur all zu gern haben wollen! Besonders mit ihren hinreißenden Miniserien, in deren Mittelpunkt die Familien MacGregor und MacKade stehen, hat sie sich als Romance-Autorin einen großen Namen gemacht.

Inzwischen hat Nora Roberts über 100 Bücher geschrieben, dazu noch Kurzgeschichten und Erzählungen, die häufig in Sammelbänden erscheinen.

Nora ist überzeugt, dass ihr Erzähltalent direkt etwas mit ihrer Abstammung zu tun hat: Ihre Mutter ist Irin, ihr Vater Schotte, und beide Völker sind für ihre Liebe zum Fabulieren bekannt.

Sie hat zahlreiche Auszeichnungen für ihre Bücher erhalten, die regelmäßig auf den großen amerikanischen Bestsellerlisten erscheinen.

Nora ist mit einem Zimmermann verheiratet. Sie behauptet, dass sie ihn damit beschäftigt, dass er ständig an ihr Haus anbauen muss. Obwohl sie sich um den Haushalt selbst kümmert, sitzt sie jeden Morgen Punkt 8:00 am Schreibtisch und arbeitet bis 16:30. „Ich muss meine Arbeit im Fluss halten, sonst versiegt die Quelle", meint sie.

Mit einer Gesamtauflage ihrer Romane von über 100 Millionen Exemplaren weltweit ist Nora Roberts wahrscheinlich die erfolgreichste Romance-Autorin überhaupt - ein echtes Phänomen.

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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