Search for Love [NOOK Book]

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An enthralling tale of a woman who discovers both the truth about her past and the seductive possibilities of the present, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.



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Overview

An enthralling tale of a woman who discovers both the truth about her past and the seductive possibilities of the present, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.



AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME




When she arrives at her long lost relative's French estate, Serenity Smith is greeted with cold politeness by the Comtesse de Kergallen and her darkly handsome grandson, Christophe. Refusing to believe their scandalous stories about her late parents, Serenity sets out to prove they were false. But getting the enigmatic Christophe to change his mind about her will prove an equally worthy challenge.



Includes a preview of Nora Roberts' latest hardcover, Whiskey Beach, available April 2013.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101593981
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/15/2013
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 33,374
  • File size: 918 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 January 25, 2013

    Not what I expected

    I have been a Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb fan since about 1995. I have rarely read one of her books that didn't keep me delighted and intrigued throughout. So it came as a surprise that Search for Love was a disappointment. First, I feel misled by "Read a Sample." This is the second time I have run across a sample that is nothing but the Table of Contents and a list of the author's books. I don't know whether to blame the publisher or Barnes & Noble, but both times I have bought the e-book, I have been disappointed in the plot. Second, apparently because the book is available on Nook for the first time, the publisher can claim a 2013 pub date--but this book was first published before 2000, meaning it's one of Roberts' earlier romances (Harlequin, I think), and is very light on plot and heavy on the expected conflict between two willful souls doing their best to avoid falling in love. I wanted to say, "Get on with it, already!" Frankly, $6.99 is too much to pay for this light fare.

    34 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2013

    a wonderful and exciting story.  I was up all night and may read

    a wonderful and exciting story.  I was up all night and may read it again soon.

    7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    The coolest book ever in ther is

    I love this book i have read his books mene times almost 40 time in a row!!!

    4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    Preview?

    An18 page list of her other books is a free preview? Not!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    greatly recommended

    Nora Roberts is always able to give you a picture of the characters in the best light of your own mind. I have no problem picturing the characters in their settings . The personalities of these characters are touching and a little maddening because of his ego. There is a gentleness and strength of the male characters that most women find alluring.

    Serenity is delightful, naive, and devious, as most women are when we get our hackles up:) Christophe is your typical well bred male with great sexuality and an underlying sweet side. I am always laughing when Serenity can make Christoph so mad that he either sweeps her up and ravages or gives he a good lesson in behavior.

    This is a book, as I do all Nora Roberts books, that I highly recommend

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    2 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    There is no "sample"

    Again, disappointed in no actual sample of the book so I didn't buy it! Even with a known author I like to read a bit before purchasing. E-books are no different. This is like a cellophane wrapped book - no read, no buy from this reader!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    Boring

    I kept waiting for the story to be interesting and it never happened.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Highly recommended - do not pass up if you are a Nora Roberts fan.

    As usual, Ms. Roberts continues to enthrall with her writing! It's never the same. Always something different in the plot but still that romantic conflict that always gets resolved so we can sigh at the end!!! Absolutely GREAT!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    I recommend this book to anyone who loves Romance!

    I like most books by Nora Roberts. I was not disappointed with this ones either.
    "Search For Love" is a pleasant fast reading story which I enjoyed very much.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Five stars

    Another great book from an excellent writer

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Devon

    Hey jess what is up i
    Or how i say it wazzup

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Ugh. Don't bother.

    Cardboard dark hero, cardboard petulant heroine. All gothic. All annoying.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    Made you feel all warm and fuzzy

    Great book... I will read it again. Love You Nora Roberts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    Sex

    Is so good ! He is really rough !

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Responding to the one who asked if im gurl or boy!

    Im a girl! Now do me!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    4,

    '*3@58/& 9/ @7#58/

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

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    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Valery

    Im single...

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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