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Song of the West [NOOK Book]

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts proves that you can’t resist the forces of nature in this heartwarming tale.

Available digitally for the first time.

When her pregnant sister is restricted to bed rest, Samantha Evans leaves the traffic-choked streets of Philadelphia for the majestic mountains and wide-open plains of Wyoming to help her. And while Samantha...
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Overview

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts proves that you can’t resist the forces of nature in this heartwarming tale.

Available digitally for the first time.

When her pregnant sister is restricted to bed rest, Samantha Evans leaves the traffic-choked streets of Philadelphia for the majestic mountains and wide-open plains of Wyoming to help her. And while Samantha can appreciate the natural beauty of the land, she has no plans to stay—even if she’s intrigued by Jake Tanner, a wealthy rancher who’s left a trail of broken hearts in his wake.

But when a blizzard strands them together, Samantha begins to understand how powerful the pull of the West—and Jake—can be…

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

  • ISBN-13: 9781101599785
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/15/2013
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 142
  • Sales rank: 16,140
  • File size: 754 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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Short story!

    Good story. But $6.99 for 104 pages...ridiculous

    17 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    There is no sample! Don't offer a sample if you don't give an excerpt from the story. Very misleading.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Sample no good

    Sample only includes list of books written--no copywrite date--so don't know if it's a retitled old book.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2013

    Wonderful, no need to say more.

    Wonderful, no need to say more.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    There is no sample There is no sample

    The sample is just pages of book titles





    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    This is an old book.. it was included with Boundary Lines in the

    This is an old book.. it was included with Boundary Lines in the omnibus "Western Skies." Its a good read just expensive for such a short read..

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    A Wonderful Novella

    This book is only about 120 pages but it is a really nice, well written story that you can consume in one sitting. As with all things Nora Roberts it has great characters (and one not so great character) and a story line that is just enough different to keep it interesting. Ilove all things Nora Roberts and this very short story was no exception...

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Love this story!

    Quick read but totally worth it!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Great

    The first Nora Roberts I read. Loved it. Made me one of her biggest fans.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    Not her best...

    This book is a DNF for me.. The hero is an arrogant jerk and the lady is way too needy. Especially since she keeps saying she's strong enough to handle herself. Also, they meet twice and then they're in love? Some books manage to pull that off. This book doesn't. There is almost no build up, the story is weak and the characters have no depth. I'm really not happy I spent $7.00 on such a lousy book. I expected more from a Nora Roberts novel.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    Momaw4

    This was not Nora Roberts greatest work. I have been a fan for many years but I think (she) must be getting tired. I spent too much money on a book with 131 pages, with only 92 pages dedicated to the story. Not sure if I want to order "Whiskey Beach".

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    5 stars

    I really enjoyed this book. I have found that I have liked every Nora Roberts book that I have read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2013

    Good book

    Enjoyed the story from beginning to end . Nora Roberts does it again!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Good

    Not a bad book. Easy read and keeps your attention. I do have to say that i would like to have smacked Samantha a couple of times though. But thats why it was hard to put this book down.

    I agree the cost of the book was way too much for 120 pages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    Ok but Predictable

    I love Nora Roberts Stories but this one was way to easy to tell what the story line was

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    excellent read

    Good book and up to Nora Roberts standards.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Thanx <3 u all

    Thanks so much just got it and its good. Btw I just said all of ur reviews r helpful! Welcome






    P.s I am the one that said im 11 and really smart but this book isnt really challenging just a helpful tip

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Not a sample

    17 pages All of which list NR s other books Not one word of this one Doesnt really tempt me to buy it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

    Bree

    "MEOWWW!"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Aspenstar

    Aspenstar padded in, looking around. "And you wanted to speak to me because...?"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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