Sullivan's Woman [NOOK Book]

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A classic story of inspiration and desire from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.


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Colin Sullivan has a vision—the painting of his career, with Cassidy St. John as his model. She’ll be a challenge to paint, with her passion for life and captivating beauty. But as Cassidy stands in front...

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Overview

A classic story of inspiration and desire from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.


AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME


Colin Sullivan has a vision—the painting of his career, with Cassidy St. John as his model. She’ll be a challenge to paint, with her passion for life and captivating beauty. But as Cassidy stands in front of him every day, Colin begins to realize that the real test won’t be capturing her image…it’ll be capturing her heart.


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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101599822
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/16/2013
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 138
  • Sales rank: 48,376
  • File size: 813 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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  • Posted May 17, 2013

    Great Book!!  Enjoyed immensely!!  Recommend Highly!!

    Great Book!!  Enjoyed immensely!!  Recommend Highly!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2007

    Beautifully Written

    There aren't many books that I read and feel tempted to re-read them. The mystery of this book and the fact the Nora Roberts focuses on the feelings of Cass and not Colin until the end of the book had me reading the book 3 times. It's a very interesting point of view and I LOVED IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2003

    thoroughly enjoyed

    this book is great because it is old-fashioned and mysterious. i liked it a lot. this is the kind of book you can read over and over again without getting bored.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2003

    Only Okay

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Nora Roberts and pick up her books just about the day they are released, but this book was only okay. You can't blame her since it was one of her earlier books -- It follows the really old romance format where the heroine is an innocent and the hero is so mysterious even the reader has no idea what he is thinking. It was an okay read, but unless you are just desperate to read a Nora Roberts book, I'd pass on this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2003

    Cute Romance

    This is a book I would read more than one time.

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