Winds of Change: Island of Flowers\Untamed

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From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author NORA ROBERTS come two classics about not letting your best-laid plans get in the way of life or love

Island of Flowers

Laine Simmons has travelled halfway around the world to make amends with her estranged father, not defend herself against his infuriating business partner. Dillon O'Brian seems convinced that Laine is only after her father's money. Well, if he wants to believe that, fine! She wants ...

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Overview

From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author NORA ROBERTS come two classics about not letting your best-laid plans get in the way of life or love

Island of Flowers

Laine Simmons has travelled halfway around the world to make amends with her estranged father, not defend herself against his infuriating business partner. Dillon O'Brian seems convinced that Laine is only after her father's money. Well, if he wants to believe that, fine! She wants nothing to do with the arrogant, judgmental…and very sexy Mr. O'Brian anyway. But try as she might, Laine can't get Dillon out of her head or her heart.

Untamed

Straitlaced lawyer Keane Prescott has no interest in his late father's circus, until he meets lion tamer Jovillette Wilder. Jo is unlike any woman he's ever met. She's beautiful, graceful, fearless and about as unpredictable as the animals she tames. Keane knows there's no way she'd fit into his life, yet all it takes is just one kiss and suddenly running away to join the circus seems like the best idea he's ever had!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780373281787
  • Publisher: Silhouette
  • Publication date: 3/25/2014
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 120,695
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts is a bestselling author of more than 209 romance novels. She was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. As of 2011, her novels had spent a combined 861 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, including 176 weeks in the number-one spot. Over 280 million copies of her books are in print, including 12 million copies sold in 2005 alone.

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 July 2, 2014

    Island of Flowers was an older book of Nora Roberts and was writ

    Island of Flowers was an older book of Nora Roberts and was written in her classis style. Romance was wonderful and read like a traditional romance. They meet, they have misunderstandings and finally get their happy ever after.

    Untamed was also an older book of Nora Roberts and was also written in her classic style. This romance touched me because the heroine was pretty much alone in the world. She had her circus family but no-one to call her own. She is strong and independent but is looking for and missing the family she has always dreamed of. Until she meets Keane and he becomes her family. They definitely have their struggles Jo is too independent to let Keane just take over and Keane is too much of a controlling person to just stand by and not try to take control. I loved this romance!!
    Both Jo decided to fight for her love for Keane and she is too stubborn to not get what she wants. :-)

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