My first book was Irish Rebel. I still have the book and just re-read it two months ago. Still a stand out for me.
One of my many Nora favorites. No one can share a story like her.
I love your books. I have read everything you have ever written. The anticipation of waiting for the new releases are part of the excitement. The only time I am disappointed is when the trilogy ends. I want it to continue on and on. Thank you for sharing your great gift of writing with us.
I so agree. Love all your books. My husband and I listen to the ” In death series on long drives” . Love all the characters.
I heard one of your books was picked up for a movie. Has it been completed and if so what is it called and when will it be released?
I wasn’t looking for a romance novel and was very surprised to find a mystery woven within in The Key Trilogy series. Those were my first books introducing Nora Roberts style of writing. I was hooked after finding my first paperback in a consignment store. My favorite book so far has to be Carolina Moon. Although I felt so much for Tory and her terrible childhood, she came back to her hometown to face her fears. The way the story was going to end kept me guessing to the last few pages. I love the name ” Turn the Page” for your bookstore and hopefully may visit it someday. Thanks for the adventurous twist and turns in your stories.
I need help from avid Nora readers. I’m trying to fill in my Nora set and am having quite a time trying to find a good list to check off and find what’s missing. I’ve been re-reading, which is not a hardship, except for the fact that they are so vivid, I have to wait a year to go back with a fresh ear.
What a truly accomplished author Nora is.
I’ve read a few passages to my husband (who thought I was exaggerating her skills). He has actually started to read some of them and really enjoyed them. He’s into old journal accounts and really appreciated her thorough immersion into the genres.
I’m always hungry for “the next book”, so if anyone has some suggestions for me about how they fill in their sets, I’d be so grateful.
I’ve got the series the order written. I may need a printout for Alphabetical and try from there. My husband is going to probably volunteer more shelving… but where?!?! My Nora’s were two deep and over the floor before he designed the last ones that fit into an already overburdened office. For all the time I spend after work with my nose in a Nora Roberts, I didn’t expect such generosity. I am blessed.
Have you tried to put up shelves running a ring around the top of your walls? About two feet down from the ceiling. That way they don’t take up floor space and it’s wasted space anyway. When I bought my house my one thing I had to have was a third bedroom that I could turn into a library. I call it my bookroom. I have books from the early 80’s and up, some of them are Nora’s. I’ve been reading her books from day one. I hope you enjoy finding and reading her books as much as I’ve enjoyed her over the years. Happy reading.
We have shelving all over the house. When they remodeled this place they made it into a 4-bedroom from a 2-bedroom and made 2 baths out of one. We ended up with some tiny rooms, especially the living room and closets.
Anyway, when we were looking at the house the thought of 4 bedrooms was a plus. I wanted a sewing room. I blurted out that I would really like to have a room for the boyfriend. I meant to say the sewing machine! So now and forever that room is called “The Boyfriend’s Room.” Short story long, I agree with Kelly. Hang shelves wherever you can. They always look nice and there are many types and colors to choose from. Don’t you love the sight and smell of books?
I actually printed off the total book list from Nora’s website years ago …to catch all of the original books I had missed. I just automatically get all the new ones as they come out. (I’ve been known to send my husband or son out to search for them if I can’t find them …all’s fair in love and war, right?) I have them all now, except I think the ones she wrote under a different name. I wrote down the names and carry them around in case I hit a garage sale (they’re old ones|) …or if I’m in Value Village or a second hand bookstore, I keep an eye out for them.
I think I’m going to have a “bookshelf” issue soon as well. I stopped buying the hardcover, because they take up too much room and they’re way heavy to on to for hours when I’m lying down 🙂 …
I started re-reading all the “in Death” series from the first one ..Naked in Death …just love them ..they’re all “family” now ..I look forward to all of their stories …I laugh out loud, cry, and just Wow every so often …in public …gets embarrassing but who cares …keep searching for your books..they’re all out there somewhere. Happy reading
I just retired at the end of 2016. The whole year I was busily filling in my book lists. Nora, Lackey, Kenyon, Feehan, McCaffrey…a few others. I have 6 tall bookcases, one 7-shelf is totally Nora. I took my 3rd bedroom and turned it into my library. I started re-reading the IDs back in October from the beginning, I’m up to Judgment. Nora is an author that I can re-read at any time and get the same or more enjoyment out of the story each time. The one thing that annoys me most is that I only have one pair of eyes!
I feel the same way about the characters feel like “family”. When I think I couldn’t love a story more, I read the next and get hooked! Love it!
Here is the Nora Roberts List if you need it:
My bookshelves are also overflowing. I decided to put the CDs/MP3s into boxes and label them #1, #2, #3, and on. So far I have 4 boxes and more to go. I keep finding new books and buying them. *hides bills from husband*
I too have found an AMAZING read with Nora/J.D Robb books. I do not have the room to buy her books but have found them at the library and they are willing to order those not on the shelves. I CAN NOT get enough of Nora’s writings. I get about 5 books a month. I get other authors when NR is not available. Ms. Roberts, just a note to you,,, Roarke/Dallas should not have children. Isn’t he building a place for orphaned children???
Thanks SO MUCH for great reads!!!
You can actually do an internet search for a list of Nora Roberts books and it will give you a variety of options. I’ve just downloaded and printed one by year. It’s current through 2015 but I can write in the 2016 books for now.
Hope this helps and good luck.
If you go to her website they have a list of her books in order. Print out and check off what you already have or read.
We also have all the lists on this blog.
And when you are thinking, “When did this person first appear?” or “Who is this they are referring to?” you can go to:
It tells about each character in all of the books. I hope all of the suggestions have helped you by now, ArtWorkHorse. -Jean Ader
Great info about how to find out what ID book highlights which characters. Thanks!
Wikipedia has a great chronological list.
I have been able to complete my ‘Nora’ collection by pulling the list of books off her website (www.noraroberts.com). If you can’t access it there, I googled it, and found a complete list. Then, I started searching. What I could find in bookstores, I bought. What I couldn’t find, I searched Ebay or Barnes and Noble. The internet is your friend!! (My husband thinks I am quite insane, because my built in bookcase is nothing but Nora, and my other bookcases are other authors 🙂 ) Good luck, and happy hunting!
I started reading Nora Roberts books about 3 months ago. I have read 11 books so far. I just can’t put them down once I start to read. Right now I have 52 of her books. Every where I go, I take my list with me & I end up buying more books by Nora. My husband comes with me & he will take all Nora books & put them in one spot so I can go through them. All I have to do is go by my list. I usually come home with 5 or 10 books on my list, then I cross those off.
Try the Nora Roberts companion. It is several years old but lists everything to that point. Or contact her husband’s book store…
Local second-hand book stores are a great way to flesh out your collection and also contribute to smaller, local businesses in your area. After reading a couple of the In Death series books, I had to find the beginning and go through them in order. Since then, I have re-read them three times including aloud to my husband who now waits impatiently for the next “Eve” book. Happy hunting!
Perhaps this will help. Her new book Come Sundown was excellent!
I have my own list I made. It seperates them by trilogy, series, shiloutte and more. If you would like a copy please feel free to get in touch with me.
My husband loves Nora Roberts books. Eve and Roark draw men and women in and along with the many friends that I have introduced her books to. My grandaughter who is 23 reads alot thanks to Nora Roberts. She was hooked on Roarke and wishes she had the nerve of Eve. I love everything she writes and believe she is the best author I have had the pleasure to read. I have all of her books and believe me at 71 it makes my day when I know I can go and pick up a new release. Besides we have read most of her books again and again. Our library is filled with all. Please keep writing
Nora has the complete list in order. You will have trouble finding Promise me Tomorrow. Best place for that one is ebay but it will not be cheap.
So much love for Miss Nora!!!
Hi Everybody I am french so apologize for my bad writting. Just want To share with you how i became Nora’ s fan. Was not very interested on reading books and while i was pregnant and had Time and started To read “la saga des Stanislaski” i liked it so much that now i read one Nora robert’s Novel a week and can’t wait To read some more. Thank you Nora!!
I am re reading Chasing Fire- Did you do research for that with any crews? The descriptions are brilliant! I bought three of the re issues on kindle- the Jack ones… loved them especially the western I never read these first time round so for me they are great. Thank you! MC
Just finished The Collector and loved it. Is this the first book named after the villain? And which Leatherman multi-tool did Lila own? I
gotta get me one of those. Review on Amazon.
I want to thank Nora Roberts for sharing her exceptional artistic talent. Her ability to paint a picture with words is unsurpassed. She has provided me with hours of enjoyable reading. In my humble opinion, there is no writer out there that can touch her. From romance novels to those fantastic J.D. Robb futuristic murder mysteries…Wow. I rush to get the newest novel as soon as it comes out..just finished The Collector.
I have read almost every Nora Roberts book there is… She paints such a picture.. it is like watching a movie. I recently read an older series “The Macgregors” and am a little confused as it jumps for Ian’s story to Daniel and Anna… trying to figure out the familial connection
I just finished The Liar. It was fabulous!!! I couldn’t put it down. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves NR’s books.
It’s the grandparent’s story.
I agree with Nora. I would love to see the story expand to include children but think it would change the texture of the books because Eve is Eve, being a cop is who she is. I also agree about family plus Roarkes extended new family are also becoming her family as they fold her in. Nora, have had no complaints so far as I have loved watching Eve (and Roarke) grow and evolve. You have been perfect so far and don’t expect anything different in the future. Just keep the books coming!!!
I agree with Nora, Eve and Rourke are not ready for children. It has been wonderful to see Eve and Rourke grow and learn to accept their friends and Rourke’s family but they are really just beginning to hit their comfort zone with loving and being loved by each other, it is way too soon for them to have children of their own – biological or adopted. Nora I love how this series has progressed, Eve and Rourke and near and dear to my heart, sometimes I forget they aren’t real but the struggles they face and how they work through all they suffered as children gives hope and encouragement to those who have been abused that they can get through it also – don’t let anyone deter you from your vision for them – they are your’s and only you will know for sure when the time is right for their family to grow again.
What do you mean Dallas and Rourke aren’t real? They’re my friends! Well they feel like the’re my friends since I’ve been with them since the very beginning! They have played such a big part in my life and my imagination that I know exactly what they look like and if the casting director gets it wrong when the series is made – it should be the last job they ever get to do! (Much like whoever cast Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher – I have read all Lee Child’s books and will NEVER watch the films – talk about the sublime to the ridiculous!)
Go Nora and let that incredible imagination go wild! Can’t wait for the next book. From a grateful fan in cold and sleeting South London, England.
An incredible story teller like Nora Roberts!
You are right, I always worry that when a book becomes a movie, I won’t like the character if its not like I imagined them. Rourke and Eve are described so well though that It would take a really careless casting director to not at least get close to the descriptions.
I don’t watch the movies since Angels Fall. Jonathan Schaech was ok as Brody but Heather Locklear was not Reese. Alyssa Milano, or anyone with long dark hair and Spanish eyes. Heather locklear is the total opposite
Could not agree with this more!
Hmmm, children/romance. Can’t see it. NR writes romance, and although she writes kids well, having them involved in the direct romance, except as a catalyst, can’t see why. I think most woman read to escape, usually their kids…ha!
I have to admit I had never read any Nora Roberts books because I don’t really get into the romance books. My daughter-n-law drives a lot on her job and listens to audio books. I had a Dr. appointment in Bangor Me. which is about 90 mi.’s from where we live so she put one of the In Death cd’s in and we were listening to it. I was HOOKED immediately. I was reading the cover and was shocked to see Nora Roberts as J.D. Robb.
I have every one of the In Death series and have already purchased Festive in Death which comes out this Tues. I listen to these books over and over again. And Susan Ericksen has to be the best Narrator I have ever heard. I can’t wait until Tues. to hear Festive in death.
I have been a listener for over a decade myself and I totally agree about Susan Ericksen. She brings Eve and her friends to life. I don’t think I could do the humor as much justice in my own mind!
I agree about Susan Ericksen! Many a time I’ve been soaking in the tub laughing out loud. It isn’t just the words – it’s the voice giving things just the right tone or zing.
I totally agree with you about the narrator!!
I’ve read every Nora Roberts book she has ever written with the exception of J.D. Robb books. There isn’t one I didn’t love…. McGregeors stand out, Witness also…. Triolgy’s are my favorites any & all….
My one issue is the timing of the trilogy books… I am older now & in a perfect world the books would come out in a timely fashion…. I know that’s impossible.. I’m up to the second book of the ODwyer triolgy & the third doesn’t come out till Nov… I will have forgotten the other two by the time I get Blood Magick! lol! Age creeps up & I just have to live with it… Keep writing Nora your the best!!!
Do what I do about two weeks before the new book somes out start reading the others over again…..I do this for all of her trilogy’s. Love the books just as much the second/third time as the first.
You should read the In Death series!!! It is amazing. I’ll admit I had some reluctance at first because I am a police officer and I thought the idea of futuristic law enforcement was ridiculous. But I have to admit, I have re-read the entire series about 4 times: All 40+ books/shorts (Just finished Naked In Death yesterday for the 5th time). It is by far my favorite series EVER and I anxiously await every new story. If you love Nora’s writing, you will love the In Death series. I wish we had some of the law enfrocement/forensic capabilities they have in 2058!
I didn’t get hooked on the JD Robb books until I read Remember When. Believe me, that got me going and I wasn’t satisfied until I had them all. I read them over and over, finding things I missed each time. And look forward to each new one with bated breath!!!!!
One of the best parts of a new J D Robb or Nora book is rereading the ones that came before. Then the new book just flows right into the previous books. Enjoy!
I totally agree. Some I have read 3 or 4 times. the characters are stimulating, exciting and just plain wonderful. Favorites for re-reading include: Innocent, Strangers, Reunion, Glory and Origin. I love the fact they’re standalones in that one gets the history even if starting a later one.
If you love Nora’s books then J D Robb’s are a MUST read. They are so good.
I’ll have try one and see,Love most of her books, but a 2004
Northern Lights book, took me quite by surprise due to the language, I’m a cozy reader and I know she was portraying a character, but i still shocked me. Sorry, but that’s how I feel.
Lee, In Death is really a terrific series, so I hope you give it a try. My recollection (somewhat blurry after reading and re-reading virtually every book in the series) is that the language in the first book (maybe the first several books) is a somewhat toned down as compared with later books, so if you made it through Northern Lights you should be OK getting started with the In Death books. And if the early books hook you, you’ll just keep going like the rest of us!
Other readers have made similar comments to yours — I personally feel that NR does a very capable job of writing realistic dialogue that enhances the believability of her characters and makes the stories that much more “real.”
Marcia: I agree with you. Have been reading Nora’s books from the very beginning and got many friends hooked on her books. My mother loved Blithe Images to much she wore out 4 covers and she died holding it in her hands. If you want to read a REALLY good book, get Whiskey Beach. I’ve read it 4 times and it ‘s become one of my favorites. The Witness and The Collector are terrific too . Also, when you’re reading a trilogy when the new one is about to come out, reread the one before so it the story flows and you remember the characters. It makes for enjoyable reading.
I Have been reading Nora Roberts books for 18 years and love rereading them over and over. I never get rid of any of them and if I misplace one I have to replace it. I just finished rereading The Witness. I always find something new and its like visiting with old friends.
I totally understand how your feel about the trilogies ..I buy them as they come out, then hold on to them until I have all the books and THEN I read them one after the other. It takes strength to leave them there until you have them all, but it’s a lot easier than waiting impatiently for the next one. Give it a try.
You have a will of iron. I like your suggestion, but don’t think I could hold out that long.
I’m so glad to have found your words weaving storytelling and gardening into such a beautiful work of art.
This was a great way to start my day. Now, should I garden or sew?!
The first book I read was from the In Death series. I could not put the book down until I finished reading it. The next day I was back at the library to find the next book and so it continued until I read all the books our libraries in Cape Town owned.
I felt as if I was part of the story, such is the power of Nora’s writing.
I can’t wait to lay my hands on her latest In Death books.
I have also watched many of the movies made from her other books and hope that a mini series can be made from the In Death books.
I have been reading Nora/Jd since I was 16 (now27) I love her and now I’m reading the second book of the Inn boonsboro trilogy and can I say I love the room names!!! Plus how she drops other authors is so awesome:)
Those are the room names Nora used when she rehabbed Inn BoonsBoro. (I couldn’t quite figure out if you knew it was a real place.)
I think it’s SOO wonderful that she wrote the Trilogy about the places in the town, and the Inn and TTP that they own! When I went to the site for the inn, and looked at the rooms, I almost expected honeysuckle to be a signature scent in Elizabeth and Darcy (just finished The Next Always for the fourth time, working on The Last Boyfriend again, now).
I am of Irish decent and have never actually been to Ireland, I love to read all your books but I especially love to read the ones that take place in Ireland. The way you describe it in your books makes me feel as if I am there. I hope someday to travel there and see it for myself. Thanks Kathleen
I’ve been a Nora Roberts fan for years, now, I review audiobooks so need to get started on listening to a few.
Think I will start afresh, not with those I’ve read in book form.
Always guaranteed a good read with a Nora!
I love the relationship between Eve and Roake. I the real this is what a relationship should be, honest, accepting, trusting and faithful. Everything thing is on the table. This is who I am, not who you want me to be. Accept it or walk away. This is true love. The key that lock is communication. “How can two walk together unless they agree. ” -Amos3:3. (See 1Corinthians:4-8). I hope you continue to write Roake and Eve story, I am waiting on the next one. I am also collecting the series. Out of all the books I have read these are among my favorites.
Nora weaves some positive role models into her relationships. There are clues nestled in there, in the context of experience, which is the most palatable format. I’ve wanted to mark my favorite vignettes, but soon realized I’d have the whole book full of poignant passages.
Hey everyone! I found my first Nora Roberts book “The Mcgregor Brides” and was hooked! I started looking for anything that she wrote and then one day I happened to see “Immortal in Death” and thought what the heck it sounds good. Can you imagine how I felt when I realized it was the third book? Well, by the time I found and read the first two, there was 3 more to read!! I was in Heaven and just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, I find out that JD Robb was my favorite author under another name!!! I have been following her and reading everything I could get my hands on ever since! Now I just want to get Digital copies of all my physical copy books, so I can carry them with me anywhere and not worry that they will get messed up!
I just finished the Dark Witch Trilogy and it was wonderful. The characters were wonderful and I was so sad when I finished reading. I felt like I knew them and went to Ireland every time I picked it up. Bravo
My first books were the key trilogy and private scandals I was in high school I still have all four plus a ton more Nora has been my favorite author for a very long time now
Hello! I have been trading Nora a long time. My Mom gave me my furst book Carolina Moon and she and I wouls awap books back and forth. It was a great wsy for us to connect as I moved away ffom home and followed my hubby around in the Marine Corps. Thank you for that! Now on to my burning question….I just finished Year One and as a proud Penn Stater noticed the reference to Eric being a student there. This was the 2nd reference to Penn State in the last couple books. The victim in The Obsession ransferred from WVU to Penn State. So, do you have an affiliation with Penn State or is it just a coincidence? Thanks and keep on writing!
I actually can’t remember the first Nora story I read. I know my mother gave it to me. My favorite story are the Quinns. I read it every spring.
I need a question answered and I am not sure how to go about
The way to get the answer.
So here goes. I am 94 years of age. Have been a fan of NR for years.
At one time I read her book of a man who bought a chain of
Boutique Hotels, the manager of his last purchase wants nothing
Changed so the have a time getting on the same page. That’s
The story however the description of our hero was everything
My husband was. It was uncanny, so now my husband has been
Gone for 19 years and I am forgetting him. I need to read the book again. Can you give me the name please?
One thing I think is right is the dedication is “to my own carpenter guy”. Please help if you can”
Hi Joy, That’s a very early Silhouette book titled From This Day.
My first book was Remember When then I read Naked in Death and I was hooked ,I read most of her in Death series and now reading them over again .I loved Leverage In Death and buy them as fast as Nora writes them !
I can’t say that I was a big fan of Nora’s when she was writing for Silhouette. However, once I found the In Death Series, I was hooked. I have gone back and read most of what she has written, but I’m still not a fan of the ones in the Silhouette series.
I want to thank Nora for being such an inspiration. I finally after 59 years have fulfilled a dream of mine since I was 8 years old. I published my first mystery novel A CHILD IS TORN: INNOCENCE LOST and am currently on my third, with the second due out in FEB.
I WANT TO THANK NORA and other authors like her for giving me a love of reading and inspiring me to write.
THANKS SO MUCH!
Congratulations! I’ll be looking for it.
I agree about the Silhouette books. The book that did it for me was Dance Upon the Air. Nora Roberts is the only author who I’ve read everything they’ve written, besides Stephen King, who along with Nora, are the only authors who have actually voiced things I’ve thought myself, or their characters have, like Stellas’ opinion of Graceland in Blue Dahlia.
I was not really a fan of Nora’s until I discovered that “in death” series, now she can’t write fast enough for me.
I actually liked the Silhouette’s a lot as she did numerous series with them. Many of them have been re-released. The McGregors, The Night Shift, Irish rebel, The Stanislaski’s, The McKade’s…….. If you read some of the series as a groups you may find that you like them more.
The McGregor series what so well written. I was sick last summer for a couple of months and reread all the series. Since I hadn’t looked at them for a few years, they were delightful all over again.
I just finished the Circle of the Gods trilogy. I cried at the end. It touched me deeply. Nora, you are a goddess of the written word. May your pen never run dry!
I feel Like Eve, Roarke and the gang are like another family and every book that comes out is a new chance to visit.
Susan: I soooo totally agree with you! I’m loving watching Eve’s & Roarke’s marriage grow as well as Ian & Delia’s relationship. Remember, they agreed to get married when they’re ready so we have that to look forward to. I’m convinced Eve is going to hit a wall, face her own mortality and finally seriously consider a captaincy and kids. I’m so loving watching Bella Eve grow and I’m looking forward to Sean Lanigan and Nixie Swisher hooking up. They would make a really good Eve and Roarke junior couple. I’m also waiting to see what Jaimie winds up doing with himself and working with Eve on the force when he finally joins the NYPSD.
I agree with everything DallasFreak said. I love eve and Roarke . There’s going to be plenty of stories to tell.
i absolutely love all the books….. i have made a mini library for them!!! eve n roarke are my favorite though!
My first Nora Roberts book was Hot Ice, and I was hooked. I have hardcover copies of most of her books and my Kobo is loaded with a lot of them. I find myself rereading the In Death series often, as I identify strongly with Eve. My favorite group of books by Nora by far is the In Death series
I always tell my friends that the In Death series is all about the characters. The mysteries and crimes are the backdrop for the story of how Eve finds and develops her family. I love re-reading the books and watching them come together and figure things out.
the JD Robb’s are So much fun, first of all- and they are visually fun too- taking place in NYC (mostly 🙂 in the future, where cars can fly~ The characters are perfect- and there is humor throughout – even though it’s about death- it’s more about – life, for me- they all are- thoroughly enjoyable!
I agree….the books are about the characters….and they are friends of all of ours. My first In Death book was something that I was given by a co-worker at the hospital where I worked. She explained what it was basically about and gave me the book….I did NOT think I wanted to read it but I finally did….and introduced them to my family. I have many times answered my phone with hurry up….I am fixing to have sex with Roarke so I can’t talk….I love these books and the characters….I wish I had kept them all and not shared but on the other hand I know someone else now knows these “friends” of mine….
My first Nora Roberts book was “Thoroughbreds” Trilogy I think. That was quite a while ago. The first J D Robb book was Naked in Death. I have a complete library of her books. Most of them are in storage still from my last move so I check them out of the library in paper back, Audio and E-book formats. I prefer her writing style to most of my other previously loved authors. I like the settings she chooses for her books and how detailed the lifestyles and character portraits are. I look forward to re-reading a series more than once a year. When I want to enjoy a book and spend some time with old friends I reach for one of Nora Robert’s books.
I agree with Jane. Nora’s characters are my friends and nothing makes me more content then going back and spending time with them.
Not sure, but I think it was Naked in Death. And yes, I still have the copy.
Mine was Naked In Death. Read the blurb about it and was intrigued. Hooked ever since. I agree Eve and Roarke aren’t ready yet to have a child.
I don’t recall the first book of Nora’s that I read but of the 67 books on my bookshelves, the Irish trilogies
were among my favorites. These books were the reason for a dream trip to Ireland. (thank you, Nora. It was a trip of my lifetime) Another of my favorites is Robert and Darcy’s stories from the MacGregors. I will start Whiskey Beach that arrived in the mail yesterday. Thank you Nora for all the hours of pleasure.
Can’t be sure what the first book I read was, as I have so many. I love the In Death series, Eve & Roark are great characters; and the rest of the regulars are too. The Irish books are also great, I’m looking forward to the new series set in Ireland. Haven’t bought Whiskey Beach yet, I’m waiting until late June (I have a two week cruise then), so I will have it for the trip. Can’t get it sooner, ’cause once I have it I won’t be able to wait – I’ll have to start reading it right away.
You asked the question on FB – is the In Death books as good as the rest – my answer – Oh my greatness it is totally amazing! The emotions of the characters draws you in and you feel every emotion! I love the series and cannot stop reading it. As soon as I finished one book, I immediately purchase the next ebook…. I Love the series… Thank you Nora… And thank you to my friend Elena who introduced me to the series…
I just wanted to thank you for this Blog. I feel like I am part of the biggst Book Club in the world since the responses come from all around the Earth. There is no doubt that everyone has read “the book”. Nobody is putting on airs searching for the “true and deep meaning” behind every passage. I have a degree in English Literature and hate that intellectuals ruin all great books by disecting them searching for the deeper meaning. I love hearing real peoples’ opinions of the books they read for enjoyment. There is no doubt that NR/JDR books are read for the love of reading, not to prove the reader is “deep “. THANKS again for allowing us to share.
We’re just thrilled that so many people came out to play here. The FB pages are so energetic and so “in the moment” that it’s fun to have a place to have longer discussions that everyone can track.
See you around~
I have just arrived at these pages, I was so scared that my most revered author would have feet of clay and thank God she is so very normal and not all fluffy kittens and rainbows, exactly as I pictured her Phew….I am enjoying reading all the comments make. Great fun kepp up the good work you do.
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I retired so I did not get my newsletter. My old e-mail was firstname.lastname@example.org. I also have a new home address because I moved from Seattle to North Carolina. If you could e-mail me so I can give you my new address so I can get my schedule for next year (I’ve received them for the last few years) I would appreciate it. If it’s not possible that’s ok. Have a good Thanksgiving. Thanks for all you do.
I agree about the biggest book club! I just finished Honest Illusions…it was the best of all the Nora Roberts I have read…wish it would go on and on! Would make a super movie!
Barb, I was feeling really frustrated because i couldn’t recall the first NR book I read, and thanks to your comment I now remember it was Honest illusions. I’ve read almost every book she’s written (as Nora Roberts and as J.D. Robb — the In Death books are my favorites), and I’ve got to say that one has definitely stood the test of time. I think I’ve read it four times by now!
This is in reply to the question on the In Death series. I had been a reader of Norah Roberts for a long time and then picked one of the In Death Series on a lark. I was hooked and I did not read them in order but I have read them all. I wait patiently for each new one that comes out. I absolutely am in love with the characters because Norah makes them so real. Of course like every woman out there…I am in love or lust with Roarke. Did I spell that right? Not my strong suit. I really hope that they are not made for TV or movies. I don’t mind the single books being made but it would ruin the mystique of the characters to cast someone to play them. i don’t have any of the books because I have passed them on to a group of friends I have that share books. I even send them to Pittsburgh to our cousins and she and her husband are hooked. PLEASE if you have not read one….DO! they are like chips. You can’t have just one.
You sound like you know the series pretty well. I’ve read all of the In Death books at least once, and some more often and, like you, wait for new ones to come out. I am trying to figure out which book has the “scene” where Roarke is standing in a field in Ireland and Eve finds him there in a helicopter-type vehicle. He is having some sort of problem making a decision about something or other – can’t remember the details, but I remember that scene. Do you know which book this is from or where/how I could find out?
I think that scene is from Portrait in Death. Roarke has gone to Ireland, alone, to meet Sinead and the rest of his family. He’s standing in the field processing all the emotions he has when he hears the helicopter. Knowing how Eve feels about heights and flying and knowing she came to him anyway, makes that scene an all-time favorite.
Back in to edit. It’s Chapter 18, starting on page 270 … Well, I just HAD to go look right? Lol. Guess I know what I’ll be reading tonight!
I just found this ‘new’ blog for all things Nora Roberts.
Like others, I own and have read all the JD Robb books – many about a half dozen times already.
I own many and have read what I believe is just about all the books written under Nora Roberts.
You’ve just described my favorite all time scene in all the In Death series books. I’ll bet I’ve read that – and the first three – more than any others. I just can’t get enough!
I’m also glad In Death has been left alone by T.V. Nora creates her characters so clearly that I have trouble reconciling Heather Locklear as Reece Gilmore or Leanne Rhimes as Meg Galloway. Also, the books are so rich in character & detail that it would really be impossible (in my opinion) to make a movie that stands up to the books.
I agree with the hope that the J. D. Robb in death books do not become movies. Imagination is everything!
And everyone’s own mind eye see’s Nora’a imagination in our own way. It would be terrible to try to cast an actor for any of the roles.
I was SO disappointed when Evanovich’s Italian melted chocolate brown eyed Moralli showed up on screen with BLUE eyes!
I have seen Nora’s stories on video from the Lifetime channel. But since I hadn’t read the books first, I enjoyed them as a separate type of entertainment.
My first introduction to Nora/J.D. was ” Remember When” on Audio from the library. A disc had a bad scratch so I had to get the hard cover and discovered J. D. Robb. Then I had to go on a great search to start at the beginning with Naked in Death. Now I just finished “Salvation in Death”.
I agree that Nora’s writing style is very enjoyable and Susan Erickson is the best reader of any I’ve heard.
They both put the pictures in my head – which is why I really have to skip the very grossest crime scenes.
I don’t enjoy terrible things happening to women in fiction for entertainment, because I know too well how many women suffer so many terrible things every minute.
Nora does have a wonderful way of bring out the best in her characterizations and ultimately a satisfying wrap up to the story’s search for justice.
thanks for this opportunity to share.
My first book was the Sisters Island Trilogy. LOVED them and got me completely hooked on Nora and then JD Robb. I read it at least every 3 months. Have all of her books in HB/PB and digitally. I read several of her trilogies/quartets multiple times and have recommended them to anyone who would listen LOL
I was in Boonsboro a few months ago and HAD to go to TTP and buy something. I would love to come to one of the book signings but am several hours away. I did purchase the latest trilogy for my mother in law for Christmas and had them signed, she loved it 🙂
Looking at staying at the Inn when my husband’s schedule and my travel schedule permit 🙂
My first Nora book was Three Fates. I absolutely LOVE that book! I started reading Nora at 16 and I’m now 20. With each new book I read of hers I fall more and more in love with her writing. She helped to inspire me to become a writer and I hope to someday be at least half as great as she is.
My first book was Best Laid Plans, after that, I went hunting for Nora Roberts books. I have most of them in hard cover, paperback, and now Kobo. I share them with colleagues and friends, only if they leave me their one government id. I was introduced to In Death series by a co-worker. Now I own the series, right up to date; Calculated In Death. Eve, Roake and the gang are like old friends, who get together every now and than. If I miss them too much, I pick up one of the books and here they all are again.
Are the In Death books great? Just pick up one book and I promise you will be hooked. Love Eve, Rourke, Mavis, Peabody, and all the rest. I’m re-reading them all (again 🙂 ) and enjoying them just as much as the first time – over 10 years ago.
It is so nice to see some one else re-reading the In Death Books. I have read some of the early ones (before Hardbacks) as many as 8 times. I have them all in several formats and will keep adding in the new ones. When I can no longer read I’ll hire someone to read them to me! At 72 I still enjoy a good story with believable characters and lots of fun. It is nice to feel like part of the gang of Nora Roberts lovers. She is the best.
Just like you, I re-read the In Death series and would often go from the first book and read through until the most recent book. It’s amazing to see Nora’s writing style through the years, but more than that – it’s amazing to read such varied, vivid, stories where some of your favorite characters comes back.
When I need a pick me up, I honestly go back and read the first two books – Naked and Glory. I just love how Eve and Roarke came together – he was her suspect, he couldn’t let go of the button that fell off her ugly coat. It’s so romantic but it has this edgy vibe and each time I read both books, it still gives me the same tingles and butterflies in my stomach when they fall in love.
Once when I was on a two week vacation, I packed all of my In Death books and whatever I had in my eReader. I spent most of my time laying on the beach re-reading the series from Naked In Death to Visions in Death. I had a blast!! Started Naked and Glory while on the plane, then just kept going until I got to Visions in Death. That was when Nora still only had 21 In Death books. Now that she has over 40, it’s going to be a little tough to re-read all of them during vacation. I suppose I’ll just have to make it like a year-long event.
Roberta – if you ever want someone to just read the books to you, I’ll volunteer to give you a call or we can Skype. Would happily do it for a loyal fan.
I was at a bookstore at least 12 years ago looking for a new book to read and found the “in Death” books. There were about 6-7 of them at that time. I checked all the published dates and grabbed the earliest one which turned out to be Glory in Death. I was hooked! I then figured out I needed to get Naked in Death to really start it. Finally found it at a used book store! Then proceeded to find the rest until I then had to wait for a new one to come out! Boy, that was a long wait, or at least it seemed to be. I had never read Nora’s at that point so decided since i had to wait for the next In Death i would try some of Nora’s.
I’ve probably read them all by now and have enjoyed them all, but Eve and Roarke and the gang will always be my favorite! Now I’m either at the store the day any in Death comes out or ordering it on Amazon! Thanks so much!
Naked in death was my first a friend loaned it to me when we discussed that I don’t like romance books but loved sci if fantasy and crime dramas. So she loaned me her copy and when I saw it was by Nora Roberts I was put off and almost didn’t read it….. I’m so glad I did I went out a bought all my own copies of the In Death series and I have ventured into some of Nora’s romance books too and enjoyed them as well I like the inns boonsboro books, and the Search and the Witness and the Chesapeake bay series I have kept all of them when I finished because I know I will go back and read them again. I am thankful my friend insisted that I would love the in death series and made me read it. Thanks you Nora for such wonderful and non typical romance books.
Naked in Death was my first one – it was a sale item on Audible.com tempting people by letting them have the first of a series cheaper – and boy did it work!!! I have all of “in Death” series as audiobooks. Once I’d caught up with what was available in that series I switched to Nora’s other books that were available as audio from them, and now I’m filling in the gaps with kindle copies, plus am buying hard copies of second hand ones as I can find them to leave in my holiday house. Get absolutely wrapped up in the story and eagerly await Nora’s next book, regardless of who she is writing as.
The first Nora Roberts book I picked up,I was hooked and absolutely love her writing.J.D.Robb books are my favorite but all of them are my hearts desire!
I was wondering if you had a list of the In Death Series books in chronological order when they were written. I just started reading them about a year ago and I know I am missing some and would like to have the complete set from start to “Calculated In Death”. Where can i find them?
Here you go:
As far as spoiler alerts by readers, I’m not find of them. But, I do miss Nora’s little bit on the next in a series like In Death that she used to do when this series first started. Just a taste of what’s to come. 🙂
When will the Death series be in hardback, I have half in paperback then half in hardback. Would like to have a full collection in hardback. Any thoughts about that? Started reading Nora when she was with Harlequin, guess that shows my age.
I have the same situation where I would love to have all of the In Death series in hard cover. I mostly try to find the hard covers online – I just Google or Bing “JD Robb first edition hard cover” and go from there. Most of the first books are no longer in hard cover print so finding them is tough. I go to second hand bookstores as well – but it’s a hit or miss. If you just want the hard cover version of the book, those are easier to find than narrowing your search by trying to find first edition versions. Sometimes amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com may have used hard cover books that you can pick up online.
Also, I don’t think the first two books were published in hard cover. Laura could maybe clarify, but I haven’t been able to find them in hard cover.
Actually, Immortal through Imitation have never been published in hardcover in the US. When the series switched to hardcover first with Divided, the plan was to reprint all the earlier books in hardcover. Unfortunately, sales were lower than expected for Naked and Glory ( I think you can still find them on Amazon) and the program was cancelled.
So the hardcovers available in the US are from book clubs like Doubleday or large print publishers.
Maybe someday those earlier books will be reprinted, but not just yet.
I found a host of the first books at the “used Books” stores. There are only a few that are included in the “Novellas” that I haven’t been able to find.
Hi I know Nora will probably not read this but I will address it to her anyway.
I just finished reading Whiskey Beach. It was a wonderful story, a rise from adversity. I am kind of in a low place right now and have received some hard knocks. It was nice to read about coimng back from the dead. Having a place like Bluff House to go to certainly would not hurt either or the money to support you while you fall apart and try to rise from the ashes. Anyway I read it cover to cover and enjoyed it much more than the latest Eve and Raorke which I read last week! It was well written and wonderful to become a part of.
I hope there are more such stories to come!
I can’t remember a time I wasn’t reading Nora or JD and continually recomend them to any one that hasn’t tried them.
I think it might have been Montana Sky and it continues to be one of my favorites.
My first Nora book was Divine Evil and sadly i don’t have it anymore, but I’ve been hooked ever since!!
I love Devine Evil and Public Secrets. Two of my favs. A long long time ago, in a place very near, I met a very nice new author at Walden books in Hagerstown Valley Mall. She signed one of her books for me that day. At her very first signing at ttp, my friend and I showed up early. We got Montana Sky. I stayed up all night reading it. Had absolutely no interest in the JR Robb books…but a coworker kept saying “you will love them”. And boy did I!!!! Read all 17 of them in the month of Oct that year and have been hooked, or addicted ever since. My son, God bless him, would always just roll his eyes when I got a new Nora book. And leave me alone until I finished it. Keldra
My first book was Hidden Riches. Still a favorite Of course who doesn’t love Roarke ?
My 1st book was Hidden Riches as well. I was hooked! I participate in the TTP program that has Nora autographing each new publication to subscribers personally. I get such a kick out of that.
Does anyone know in which book Eve discovered that it was Summerset who killed Patrick Roarke? The first I remember seeing a reference to that was in Thankless in Death. Would like to know how or why Eve was sure that it was Summerset who did the deed.
I answered your question about Summerset in an email.
I don’t remember the first Nora Roberts I read-I’ve been reading them a very long time, but when I read Hidden Riches, it became my favorite. It is still my favorite!
Yes that is why I can’t wait for the latest in death book. Still waiting to hear how Nixie and Kevin are doing.
Love Eve and Roarke. Still trying to put a face to both.
Amazon.com has lists of all her In Death Books in order with the years they came out. This was my check list for my purchases. I have all of them, but the best was “New York to Dallas” in my opinion.
Just returned from a two night stay at the Inn. We had such a lovely time! It is so worth going . Read the Inn series again before you go and you will see so many more things! Dans was awesome as well as Vesta – had to have a warrior of course! The ionly thing missing was meeting Nora, she has put together a wonderful staff at the Inn from the inn keepers to the lovely ladies who prepare your room. Even met a fellow blogger!
I don’t remember the first book of Nora’s that I read but I have all but 7 of her books and I re-read them constantly! I just LOVE her style of writing. The In deaths are amazing and a BIG favorite of mine. Thanks for the stories Nora and looking forward to more.
Loved The Witness. I’m hoping to hear more from Abigail and Brooks.
Just finished “The Witness” and loved it. One question: Inside the front cover is a picture of my dream house. Does any one know where the picture was taken?
It does look like a dream house. Wish I knew where it was, but I only know where it isn’t. It isn’t Nora’s house, lol.
I loved the photo and let my imagination run wild … I’ve decorated the inside several times.
Gearing up to leave the ocean for the plains while wishing for a cabin in the woods!
I am on my ninth listening of the JD Robb “In Death Series”, my favorite series ever. I love Eve & Roarke and Susan Ericksen brings all Nora Roberts characters to life. My favorite book so far is Born in Death, the funniest by far amidst the murders. I’ve purchased Calculated in Death, but I’m waiting until I listen to all the books for the ninth time to listen to the new one. What’s next for Eve, Roarke & all their friends?
Just finished reading CHASING FIRE and really learned what the forest fire fighters and smoke jumpers go through and how extremely difficult their work is. Now I just heard that 17 firefighters were killed fighting the fires in Arizona and I’m so heartbroken, especially now that Nora ha shown us so clearly how tough the work is and how dedicated and brave the smoke jumpers are. It has touched me so deeply because now I more realistically know what they suffered.
Thank you Nora for some really awesome books. The In Death series is my absolute favourite. I can’t wait for the next one to come out and I always find myself going back and reading others in the series, *smiles*
Love the In Death series, read all that have come out in paperback (hard cover too expensive). Just reading Celebrity In Death, found a small error , Rourke talking about a poker game where his heart flush beat a full house. A flush doesn’t beat a full house, not unless it’s a straight flush.
I especially love Nora’s books that have magic and spirits in them, as I’m a big SyFi fan. And the Irish series are awesome. Her Irish characters are so fun-loving and funny. I think my favorite was the Gallaghers.
I started reading Nora when my two boys were babies and I had to have a story that would wait until I had a few minutes to get back to it, unlike TV or movies. I definitely fell into the MacGregors who were the family I wished I had. My husband had left shortly after my diagnosis of breast cancer and my life was being spent doing things that I hadn’t chosen for myself. The long appointments and tests were filled with stories that I could count on having a happy ending. That lifted my spirits and made me remember that things do work out sometimes.
I’ve been a Nora fan ever since and haven’t missed a single book or story and they still transport me to other places and times. The tragedy of the Fire Jumpers in Arizona last week reminded me that I had learned all about their lives and skills and techniques in ‘Chasing Fire’ in 2011. It made me appreciate what they do and to grieve for their situation with more knowledge than most.
Thank you Nora, for your continued expansion of my world.
I am new to Nora Roberts’ excellent books. I bought my first one last year (my age is 67) – Book one of the Bridal Quartet. Before I even got finished I quickly ran out and got the other 3. To date I have read 51 of her wonderful books … I own 21 one of them. I realized I would have to start writing down the titles because I really love them and can’t see me stopping anytime soon. I’m just delighted!!!! If you can hear me “Thank you, Nora!!!” I haven’t tried the “In death” series, but in time, I may.
By the way, were you all aware they have a “seek-and-find” video game of Nora Roberts “Vision of White” book (book one of the Bridal Quartet). I hope they do all four of them. Some of the other books would work well for video games too.
My first Nora Robert’s novel was Montana Sky. I was hooked! I bought the book for 25 cents at a garage sale…best investment I ever made. I now own every book she has written, including the In Death series. I’ve read the older books Nora wrote for Silhouette such as Without a Trace and enjoyed them but they are not my favorites. Like many other readers I re-read some of the stories over and over especially when I’m out of books and cannot find an author to capture my attention. Nora is the best! I love the fact that when I pick up a new book I never know where it will take me; Ireland, the Caribbean, New York, the Pacific Northwest…wonderful reading!
Oooh I remember my first Nora! It was Night Shield.. I was hooked. I remember trying to avoid the In Death series for a long on the account of it being a series and I get obsessed.. and I was right.. I am obsessed with them…
I love Nora Roberts books, especially the trilogies; I look forward to reading about the same characters again, but with a different story line. I started reading all of Nora’s books at the local library, but they couldn’t keep up with me, so I just had to buy them as soon as they were released. I’ve read a few of the JD Robb books, but prefer Nora’s romances. Nora has been such an inspiration to me. In the past year I realized my dream, and have self-published 2 books. When I wanted to make a decision regarding my marketing, I asked this one question “WWND”, “What Would Nora Do”? This really helped me to make decisions by thinking in those terms. Thank you Nora for taking me all over the world, and creating such magical places for me to visit when I need to get away for a few minutes each day. I’m anxiously waiting to read your next story! Thank you for being such a great inspiration.
Recently flipping through a magazine I caught sight of a picture and thought “that’s what Eve looks like.” It was a picture of Ann Hathaway when she had a shorter ‘do. I would love to see some of the In Death series on the screen.
I do think Anne can pull of Eve, but I worry that the movie won’t do justice to the characters or to the story lines. I’ve often wished that In Death were made into movies, but the movies would never get close to the book itself. Unless it’s treated like the Twilight Saga where Stephanie Meyer was consulted every step of the way. Twilight is perhaps the only series I’ve read where they come close to the actual book.
If In Death were to be made into the movie, should they start with Naked or pick one from any of the 40 some odd JDR books?
Im with you on tv leaving the In Death books alone . Nora/JD are the best love their books the garden triology is great In Death series can’t be beat .
No! again glad you have Ann Hathaway as your image of Eve, but definitely not for me!
I remember when someone asked why the publisher too Eve’s picture off the book. It was Nora wearing her fabulous long leather coat against a NY skyline background…..
Please Nora keep writing and don’t sell Eve to movies. Please, Please…
Dear Nora, I am such a huge fan of your writing. You are truly an inspiration. Thank you for all the many, many years of reading pleasure your books have brought me. I’ve read many other writers, but none compare to your enjoyable writing style, your endearing characters and your captivating, page-turning stories. I especially love the strong, independent yet vulnerable female leads. I just started your Inn Boonsboro series, book one, and I cannot put it down! I had no idea this is a real place, not to mention YOUR place, until I googled it today! What a pleasant suprise! That makes the story so much more ALIVE! I really love it (especially smokin’ hot Beckett, M-E-O-W!). I wish I could visit your lovely Inn. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ….sincerely, a HUGE fan!
I enjoy Nora Roberts more than all. I would love to see her series of The Titans or The Montgomery men to become a movie series such as Deb Macombers Cedar Cove.
First gonna say LOVE Nora Roberts’ books, and I have but one question: I know the movies that were made from Montana Sky, Angels Fall, Northern Lights, Tribute, Blue Smoke, High Noon, Midnight Bayou, and Carolina Moon were HIGHLY popular amongst us Nora fans but I was wondering if maybe there would ever be movies made from the popular trilogy series’? If so, that would be plain awesome! 🙂
A lot of readers would love to see the trilogies come to life on tv or in a theater, but so far no production company has stepped forward with a viable plan to do so. We’ll let everyone know if that ever changes!
I have read and re-read every book by Nora. The “In Death” books are by far my favorites. When it is time for a new “In Death” book, I start from the beginning and re-read the series before buying the newest. I also love the trilogies she writes, especially the ones with a paranormal bent.
In 2000 my then 78 year old mother and my aunt and uncle who were both 81 and I traveled to Ireland and Scotland for three weeks. It was a ‘last fling to see our favorite place’ for my aunt and uncle, a first-time-abroad trip for my mother and a second-time-around trip for me. I was along as the designated driver for the other three. Prior to leaving my UNCLE was adamant that my mother and I read the Ardmore trilogy because he said it would give us a real sense of Ireland.
I had never read any Nora before. Two chapters into Jewels of the Sun I was a complete fan and so was my mother. I remember how absolutely wonderful it was to look her up on Amazon and see a gajillion books out there for me to read. And then, about 3 years later to discover she was J. D. Robb with a whole new series for me to sink into.
I will be forever grateful to my uncle for bringing Nora’s books into my life!
I had to tell you how much your story touched me, just like a Nora book does. How absolutely fantastic to read the Ardmore series and then get to visit Ireland! It’s stories like yours that makes me glad I’m a Nora fan and even gladder that I found this site!
Not to long ago a client of mine introduced me to Nora’s book The Witness. I was hooked from page 1. Since then I have read Whiskey Beach, The Chesapeake Bay Saga’s, and The Inn BoonsBoro trilogy. Anxiously awaiting The Perfect Hope. I fall in love with the characters introduced and wish the books would never end. So many more to read. Yay!
Picking a favorite NR/JDR book? That to me sounds like a dilemma. With all of the many books that Nora has written – under her name and as JD Robb – how does one truly go about picking a favorite book? Okay, there are some stories or trilogies that may not have appealed as much as others but picking a favorite NR or JDR book is like saying what’s your favorite song of all time! If I was a new fan and haven’t already devoured all NR/JDR books, I could easily pick The Inn Boonsboro Trilogy as a favorite (even then, it’s still isn’t one book – it’s three books!) But being a fan of over two decades, how does one really pick a favorite book?
The first book I ever read was back in college when my Resident Advisor accidentally left Daring to Dream in my room. Boy, was I hooked. As we all remember, college years are lean years where money for paperbacks is reserved for actual school books. That’s when I would raid the public library to try to find the books or you become best friends with your RA so you can borrow her Dream Trilogy (actually, my RA was really cool and we hung out a lot)! I still remember saving up Christmas and tip money to buy the latest paperback and my Dad wondering why I had tons of boxes filled with paperback books when I moved out of the dorm =), which I still have all of them. Who could ever forget Margot and Josh, or Mr and Mrs T or that witch Candy???!!! (Nora does have a way of creating great characters – even the nemesis – you just want to meet the character in person and sock ’em one!)
Then I got hooked on the MacGregors. I can maybe say that all of the MacGregor books are my favorites (see – still can’t pick just one!). I was so glad when Daniel and Anna’s story was released in “All The Possibilities” after reading all about the Clan MacGregor.
But then there’s the Chesapeake Bay series, my next favorites. Loved all the characters and the story lines. This one was more gritty, less fairy tale-like, but the drama, suspense and romance of all 4 books – loved it! What was so enjoyable (and could be envious of) is the dynamic between the brothers and the women they fall in love with. To have a family whose bond is that strong and love flows so unconditionally – it warms my heart and seriously give me a nice boost.
I won’t even get into which JDR book is my favorite. I still can’t decide between Naked and Glory, then each time I re-read the books, I fall in love (chuckle, cry, laugh out loud, get pissed off when Eve and Roarke gets into a fight – yada, yada) with all of them all over again.
Perhaps the best that I can say about picking a favorite NR or JDR book is it would be the one that is currently queued in my iPad or the hard cover sitting on top of my night stand. These books are like good, rich, European chocolates – can’t just pick one – gotta have them all.
Had to tell you how much I enjoyed reading your comments – they made me laugh and smile and reminded me quite a bit of my own Nora experiences. Thank you so much for sharing!
First Nora book was Honest Illusions, I still have it, worn out but still so readable. Last actual book purchased was the final book in the Brides series. Everything else since then is on my Kindle which I love but I do still come pull the original older books from my shelves to read, sometimes you just the need the real thing! Inn Boonsboro: it’s like Nora “Robertsland” all around the building and the town, much like how Walt Disney must have felt the first time he walked down Main Street U.S.A. I love that they have both made fictional places come to life for everyone to enjoy!
I can’t remember which title I’ve read first. I love all of them including the In Death series. I’ve been reading Nora’s books since 1986 in my sophomore year at university. It all started through book rentals until the time I can afford to buy a paperback. Call me old school, I prefer the physical book or maybe its a reflection of my age 🙂
My brothers tease me – ‘Nora again? You only read books from the same author.’
My only regret is I pass them on after reading to my friend – Aileen and my cousin Judith. Though I kept the Innsborro series after realizing that it does exist and also a reminder – its a must visit, next time I’m in the US.
I’d like to thank Nora for introducing me to Ireland. The stories have brought Ireland to life for me and it has develop a deep craving to visit and explore this country. Hopefully, next year.
NR/JDR books captivates me and I’m always looking forward to the next one.
Nora, a big THANK YOU and keep it coming!
It is so great to see so many others re-read these books. I get teased about it but I don’t care. When I need an escape or I’m bored or there’s nothing on t.v., Nora is my go to. My Kindle has every one of her books on it! Thanks so much for this blog. It’s nice to hear from people who are as familiar as I am with the wonderful worlds of Nora Roberts.
I was reading a book by Nora on my Kindle and cannot find it again. The protagonist’s first name is B J and she is a manager of a small inn which is acquired by a man named Taylor. I am in the middle of the book and want to finish it. Currently driving me crazy remembering the name of the book! HELP, I have searched my Kindle relentlessly.
That’s From this Day — a very early book by Nora.
Love Nora and J D Robb books!
I am reading all of the JD Robb books and I have two questions one is Peabody and McNab ever going to get marrried and two is Eve on birth control since she dose not seem like she wants children for a long time.
First want to thank Nora for so many wonderful hours of reading and dreaming! Then I want to thank everyone who has put in their memories here. I’ve just found this site and already have it marked as a favorite – it was such fun to find others who enjoy her books as much as I do.
My first Nora book was way back in the ’80’s when I spot “Time Was” – time travel stories always fascinate me and this one is easily one of my favorites. After that, whenever a Nora book came out in paperback, I’d grab and grab fast! It didn’t matter how far I was into another book; I’d have to put a bookmark into it and start reading the latest Nora! The hardcovers drive me crazy, knowing I’ll have to wait a few months before the paperback comes out, but it’s always well worth it.
I got caught up in the In Death series when I spot “Naked” next to the latest Nora book. It was the futuristic part of it that caught my attention, the way time travel had caught my attention with “Time Was”, and after reading that, I eagerly awaited “Glory”. You can imagine my surprise when I found out that JD Robb was actually Nora!
Like most fans, I love the “In Death” series and always eagerly await the next installment. I love how once you meet someone who you know you like, you just know they’re going to pop up again. But each character is so different; it’s just amazing how Nora can do that. Although I love Eve and Roarke, I really love Peabody because she reminds me more of me than Eve. I also love Mavis because she reminds me of my own best friend. Mira reminds me of my mom, who is gone and who I miss every day.
My favorite Nora books have to be the series because you really get a chance to know the characters. I especially love when we get to find out about the next generation. My favorites are the McGregors, of course (with Shelby and Julia as my favorites – wish there was a book them when Alan was president!), the Donovan Legacy (with Ana as my favorite, while also loving both Sebastian and Mel, because they remind me of Eve and Roarke) and the Calhouns (with Lilah and Max as my favorites) I would love to see Nora revive any of these series with stories about the next generation.
I agree with the person who said that Nora’s books are like potato chips – betcha can’t read one!
Am I the only one just waiting for Eve to get pregnant and how she’s gonna react? That’s going to be the best In Death ever!!!!
Yes, it will be a fantastic book! BUT, I don’t think she or Roark are ready for that big step yet… and won’t Summeset make a great Nannie?!!!!
Don’t know about Eve getting pregnant. However, I keep thinking about the prophecy? that the witch Isis told Eve & Roarke in (I believe) Ceremony that they would always find each other and be together, no matter the place or time. So, I’ve started to imagine Eve & Roarke in the old west, in the middle ages, during the Crusades, and in biiblical times. The possibilities are endless!
Sorry, I don’t agree it would be the best In Death ever. Nora has a great balance in her writing and I believe she could make such a drastic change because of her great talent. But I would not think it would happen because of both Eve and Roarke’s reaction to Mavis’s baby. Baby’s are better in the Nora Roberts books, in my opinion.
thanks for letting me share it.
People are always surprised that I read “romance” novels. But I do. It’s 8am and I have been reading a JD Robb book for 4 hours. Re-reading it for the 3rd, 4th, or 5th time. I don’t keep track. I was just struck by the detail and research that Ms Roberts put into her books! Thought I would pass that thought on. Look forward to re-reading the rest of her series, and her books to follow.
I have read so many Nora Roberts books that I cannot figure out which ones that I have not read. Is there a way to type the ones I read (somewhere) and get a list print out of the ones I didn’t read? If not someone should write the soft wear for that. Thanks Carol
If you go to noraroberts.com you’ll find a printable booklist of all Of Nora’s books (in chronological order!) You can check off the books you’ve read and make a list of the ones you’d like to read.
My first Nora book was Night Shift. After that one I just gobbled up every Nora book I could find, and believe me, I looked everywhere in my area for them. As for JD Robb, I didn’t think I’d care for them until I read Remember When. Again, a repeat of the Nora books. I now have them all in my bookcase. Can’t handle hardcovers any more so they are all paperbacks but, OH, the hours of great reading and visits with old
I have read every book Nora Roberts and as J D Robb has in print, and some that are now out of print. I started with her book list on her web site and what I hadn’t gotten at bookstores I had Bookfinders get for me. I want to Thank Nora for the many, many enjoyable hours I’ve spent with her characters.
With each Book, I am right there in the room, on the street, or in the car with them..
Her trilogies, they become my families, and friends. Being disabled I have traveled to many places, and had marvelous adventures, thanks to a wonderful writer with her exceptional skill. THANK YOU NORA!
I have a question for anyone. It’s been driving me crazy. Which book was the first one in which Roarke’s irish family visited New York? I am 76 and my first Nora Roberts book was Irish Thorough Bred. I have purchased everyone of her books in both Nora Roberts and J D Robb’s name. My favorite are the in Death series. I picture Roarke looking like a young Pierce Brosnan when he played Remington Steele. I have an early bookmark signed by her and addressed to me. I treasure this and have used it as my bookmark ever since.
The Irish come for their first Thanksgiving in Origin in Death. They will revisit in the upcoming Thankless in Death.
I don’t remember my first Nora book, but the first JD Robb I bought was the 3rd one, not realizing it was a series. Not liking to start in the middle of a series, I went back to the bookstore and bought books 1 and 2. I was so disappointed when I began book one and realized it was “in the future”. Totally not into those types of books and now I had three of them. So I thought I’d give it a chance. I am SO glad I did. My favorite books ever. Love the characters, love the interactions, love, love love. Now read everything this wonderful woman writes. Thank you, Nora! My calendar is marked for the new releases.
After 9 years of living in Las Vegas I have moved back east Labor Day Weekend. My sister and I are both hooked on J.D. Robb and Nora Roberts books. We live about 1 1/2 Hrs from Boonsboro and are thinking about making the drive next weekend for her book signing. Can someone tell me how early we should get there and is there any special parking area?
If you come to the signing, make sure you say hi! People line up outside Turn the Page before it opens at 10, then they collect their ticket which marked with a letter and a number (A1-25, B1-25, etc.). The staff should have a fairly approximate idea as to when your group will be called. The signing starts at noon and tickets are given out until 2 pm. Nora and all the authors stay until every book is signed.
There’s on street parking and public lots in Boonsboro. For more information you should check out Turn the Page’s website at http://www.ttpbooks.com.
Went to my first Nora book signing at TTP on Sat. Sept. 14th, 2013. This was the first and only author, celebrity that I ever wanted to meet in person. It was a fantastic day. All the authors there were so nice . I was in heaven purchasing all the JD Robb items I saw online, I so enjoy reading the series and look forward to each new release to see what happens next in the lives of Eve and Roarke, not to mention the whole host of the Eve and Roarke family members from Peabody and McNabb, Mavis and Leonardo, Louise and Charles, Trinia, Summerset well you all know everybody.
Special thank you to Joyce for offering to send me a replacement wine topper that I misplaced when I took my set and made a necklace out of it. I lost the Eve badge and was frantic trying to find it but it was not meant to be. Then at the book signing someone in line said to make sure that Joyce sees the neckalce since she designs all the jewelry. When I showed her and told of losing the badge she handed me a tablet to put my name and address down to send me a replacement. Thank you sooo much for your knidness and generosity. As I am writing this I am wearing my new handcuff earrings, bullet necklace and the button bracelet. I guess I have gone over the top for JD ROBB.
So glad you had a fantastic time. Hope you have the opportunity to visit again.
Can we have more Nora & J.D books put into digital for the Kindle in the UK, I am desperate to get a copy of True Betrayls and Private Scandals. My favourites and I’ve read the books so many times, they are falling apart. Pls help!
I have read everything this amazing author has written and many I have read more than once. I was trying to remember which in death book by J.D. Robb was the one where Eve told Peabody the story of her background with her father. Any help would be appreciated.
That book is Visions in Death. Enjoy~
so glad to find this site. don’t remember my first Nora Roberts but do go back to when she was writing for Silhouette and have been purchasing ever since although have to wait for mass marketing releases. My favorite early releases would have to be the Donavan series as I like anything having to do with witchcraft. I went to a Nora book signing over 10 years ago in Paramus, N.J. and she signed my copies at that time. I initially had been reluctant to read the first In Death book as it was advertised as a futuristic novel and not a subject I am interested in but glad I did as I now have every book, including those stories that appear in anthologies (a format not crazy about) and am completely hooked on series and eagerly await next installment. For the record I’m a reader not in favor of Eve having a baby just yet.
I just finished Taken In Death. It’s like being with old friends once again. I miss them until a new book is released. Thank you for Ms. Robb for creating them. I wish they could walk off the pages of my book and let me give them a hug and also a hug for you. ***hugs***
The wedding quartet is absolutely the best! And i felt in love with Laurel and Del…. Awwwww and the House on the Ocean? Wow! Thanks Nora!
Hey everyone!! I won’t be able to attend the October signing so I wanted to wish Nora, my buddy Laura and everyone at TTP a wonderful Thanksgiving!! See you in December!
We’ll miss you, but we’ll keep Maureen in line. 😉 See you in December~
I think my first Nora book was a Silhouette Special Edition Once More with Feeling, but I love them all. She is my absolute favorite author EVER! I just am constantly amazed at the great characters she creates and their dialogues are so original and fun…she does some great sarcasm too. My favorites are the Chesapeake Bay series (Cameron, yum!), the Circle trilogy (Cian and Moira…yowza!) and the Bride quartet (I want a Malcolm all for me). I really enjoy her books on CD. Curious, who decides who will read the stories? Susan Erickson is one of my favorites, but I also like the gentleman who read the Circle Trilogy books. Keep it up, Nora! Going to InnBoonsboro and Ireland are on my bucket list…
I adore every book published. I have most and think my place is going to fall apart from the weight of them but I don’t care because I can go back and re read them all. Love the stories and can’t wait for the next book release. I read the Dark Witch in two days and on edge waiting for the next one. Please keep writing for our pleasure 🙂
Just finished the Boonsboro series. I really enjoyed the characters and would like to spend more time with them. I think it would be a great “destination” series.
This series needs a 4th book–with the Justine and Willy B as the main characters.
I really enjoyed the Boonsboro series. I connected with the town and the characters and would like to know more about them. I think it would make a great “destination” series.
I just love the J.D.Robb -In Death Series. I cannot wait for the next one to come out. I am so hooked on Eve and Roarke, just love them and when I read them, I feel like I really know them. It would be great if a movie series could be made from the books. I have watched the Nora books that were made into movies and they were great.
Hi, a friend introduced me to Naked in Death a couple of years ago. She knew I liked reading Nora Roberts books, but didn’t”t tell me J D Robb was a pen name for Nora Roberts. Soon was hooked on the series. I have all the books in three versions – hard back for the later stories, paperback and now e books for my kindle. They are stories which can make laugh, cry or just enjoy them. They are stories which I will read time and again because they are good. I share the new books with the friend who first introduced me to J D Robb and we let each other know when the new book is due out, so we can count the days till the new book is in the shops.
What I would love to see is the In Deaths made for TV as a series. That would be the most awesome series ever!!! To see Eve and Roarke meet and marry and to see all of the characters brought to life…be still my heart.
I read this very interesting article today, and since it mentions Catherine Lanagan I thought you both might like to peruse it.
Very good article. I loved that movie and have watched many times. Michael Douglas was definately a hottie in his day!
He was, wasn’t he? It was a fascinating as well as educational piece.
I finally remembered what got me started on JD Robb books! Many, many years ago (ok 10) a friend of mine gave me a book. She said it was not her style but I might like it. It was Remember When. I still have that book and 47 more of Nora’s books. I will be getting Concealed in Death for Valentines Day from my husband as that is what I wanted! I can’t wait!
Waiting for concealed is worse than a kid waiting for Christmas..or some other equal huge event..My copy has been ordered and I won’t be able to leave the house knowing it’s due to arrive..so will have to keep real busy to keep my thoughts on other things..shovel snow, give the dogs a bath..clean out the refrigerator…on second thought, I’ll wait..two weeks is not that long..
Hey Laura!! Don’t know if Maureen and I will make it this weekend. Maureen had back surgery and with the weather we may not want to chance it! But we will see you in March for sure!! Tell everyone hi and we will miss you this weekend!!!
My first book was Origin in Death. It was a CD set I got in an extremely large lot of audio books that were my sister’s. I loved it I think part of that was because my first love in reading is SciFi and Origin hit that note. Then I realized it was a series and I am now hooked.
In the “In Death” series – what did Eve get Summerset for their first Christmas? Does anyone remember?
I came across the first two books in a used book store and having never read them decided I would try. I couldn’t put the books down. Now I just finished Midnight in Death but don’t remember what Eve got Summerset. Can anyone help?
I discovered Eve and Rork about a year and a half ago. I’m one of these that have to start with book 1 of a series. I thought I’d never catch up. I think there were 34 books at that times. 4 months later I’d caught up and champing at the bit for every new book like many, many others. I’ve read and reread the books. I’m blind and listen to them from audible and love how Susan Erickson reads them. 1 thing I’d like to say though and it may start a fury of comments is that since New York to Dallas I don’t think the books have the same intensity I’m used to. They’re great don’t get me wrong and I preorder them all. I have to keep up with the characters I love. I think they need to get back to some plot or action needs to involve one of the main characters in a personal way. Eve and/or Rork need to gave more action scenes again like that in Lolty- the statue of liberty, or Fantasy- when Eve and Rork are caught up in the fantasy game fighting for their lives. There’s a bit too much discussion and deliberation now. Take the size back to 10-11 hrs instead of 13 plus. Give them that old punch and keep us on the edge of our seats. I mention the hrs because remember I’m listening so I can’t suggest what that would be in pages. Can’t wait for Festive. It’s my all time favorite series. In fact I’d like to see it become a TV series maybe on TNT or something. I think it would be great.
Why not baby Bella for a weekend?
Dear Ms. Roberts,
I just finished Shadow Spell and look forward to reading Blood Magick when you have it available for your readers. I may pick up the Collector in the meantime or read something else. I have enjoyed the Into the Garden series and a number of others. I admit to not having read the books under J.D. Robb so I may try some of those while I am waiting. Thanks for the great reading material.
Megan, library tech and fan
I have been reading Nora Roberts for at least 15 years after my husband brought me some books whilst I was unable to walk for 4 months after a spinal accident, thank you God, as the very idea of only day-time TV gives me the shudders. I have now got all her books including some very worn early ones. I recently came across some of her DVDs in a charity shop, one which was Northern lights, I love to lose myself in books using my imagination and sadly found the films limp and tame in comparison and am also glad I read the book first or I might not have bought it. I know sometimes things have to be tamed or remodeled for TV or family viewing, but what a shame.
I dont know how else to get this to Nora, so I hope she reads it. I just finished the Christmas scene in Memory in Death and God you are good. You get me almost every time. This particular book was not my favorite JD Robb, but I would recommend it just because of that scene. I can’t tell you how many hours, days even of pleasure your Roarke and Eve have given me. I mean I have loved some of your previous characters so much, I am often sad to see the end, or to know Ill never meet them in person…cause I know I would love them just as you do Nora…from vampires to wolf caretakers. I thank my lucky stars that I finally broke down and started to read JD Robb! I have turned many people onto you thru them, so they know that your not “just a Romance writer”:-) Not that that’s a bad thing…but you are so much more! I’m really hoping you never allow them to make Roarke and Eve into movies–be strong!!–because they dont exist and never could except in our imaginations, and that’s OK. I dont think I’d be able to see the films and it would ruin my own image of them…total bummer! Just thanks Nora, and don’t ever stop! and I am definitely looking forward to a little Roarke:-)
I love Nora. The first book I read was the MacGregor series. I fell in love with the main character and started to research more books by this author. I have read everything except the JD books. I just finished The Collector, wow! As always Nora left me wanting more. What a feeling! I can’t wait for whatever she’s working on next. I’d rather read than sleep so I was able to cover all her books in a few years. Here is to many more years. Keep it up Nora. Authors like you make my life a lot more fun than usual. Thank you.
Dear Nora, I am a big fan from Belgium, Europe. This week I read the BoonsBoro Trilogy and I loved it fell in love with al of them. I was wondering did you write an extra story about this family, like you did with the Ardmore trilogy. I loved it, thanks to you my next holiday will be in Ardmore, I just need to see it. It’s why I loved that little story “Christmas at Ardmore” and hoping that there was an extra story with Hope and Ryder, wedding, children ect…. Thanks for you magic, dreams you are my escape from reality. Greetings
He only thing better than reading one of your book is listening to them on CD. Especially the In Death series. Thank you so much.
as you can probably tell from reading my comment, English is not my mother tongue …
and yet, as i live in canada, i read mainly in english. im reading dark witch now,( towards the end…in the battle) i enjoy it very much. i plan to read the second book very soon, and after that, we have to wait till November for the third one… i wish it was available already…
i wonder if there is a chance this trilogy will become a tv show?…
I love this trilogy also and would love to see this become a movie. I’ve fallen in love with all the charecters,
I discovered Nora in the 80’s from a group of Harlequin romance books my aunt gave me to read… Nora Roberts, Janet Dailey, Anne Mather, and Diana Palmer were my favorite authors….gave up on Janet and Anne years ago, but Nora and Diana have stuck with me for over 30 years now…I have almost every book either of them have written. I re-read them over and over, never gets old for me…I held off on the In Death Series for a long time, but finally read Born In Death and was hooked! I now have all of them … Thank YOU so much Nora for the years of pleasure, and YOU Laura for all you do for her! You truly are a wonderful team.
I’ve read NR for as long as I can remember. Fortunately, I’m a re-reader so can afford my reading habit. I’m sure I’ve read the Born in series well into the double digits. I had heard somewhere that JDR was NRs alter ego but I forced myself to stay away from them because I really felt I couldn’t afford to get hooked on another author. Well, there were 4 in Deaths in my local bookshelf forever and I finally succumbed and bought them. Well, my goodness. By the time I finished reading them, I had to call the publishing company in New York and order the rest of the books out thus far. I ordered 9 books that day, and now I am in the bookstore the day the hardcovers are on the shelf! No way could I possibly wait for them to come out in paperback. I regularly read the entire series from the 1st to the last. And I’m just as hooked on all of Noras’ as well., or should I say, still. I don’t know how you do it but hopefully you’ll be doing it for a long, long time.
I have been a NR fan for as long as I can remember. From the silhouette books to her novels and jDR In Death series. I have read every single book that was printed and own almost all of them up to 3years ago. Sercumstances in my live have prevented me from reading books so ive missed out the last 3yrs. Ive seen all of the lifetime movies that were made from NR books and even tho not exactly the same as the books, I still enjoyed them. I seriously cant wait for one of her books to be on a movie screen.
I’ve been a Nora Roberts fan for quite awhile and love all her books. Right now I’m on the second book of Inn Boonsboro Trilogy and loving every minute of it! This trilogy is so good I hope they are made into a movie! I think a lot of her books would make great movies.
I am a fan of Nora Roberts. I love all the books I have read. I just finished the Mackade brothers. Why are there just four books. I was hoping she would have done a sequel of thier lives.
Nora no longer writes for Silhouette so there is no possibility of any additional books in the MacKade series.
Could I have the titles for that series? I’d love to read them. 🙂
I was reading a series about a hidden emerald necklace I have lost them all due to moving can someone please tell me the name. I have screeched for a long time and am still clueless. Please reply thank you
That’s the Calhoun Women series — CC, Amanda, Lilah, Suzanna and Megan.
I read all the comments about Nora’s books,,,,,and I can’t think of anything different to say or add too. She is just “the best” and I truely love reading her books. I Don’t feel there is one dud in all o f her writings.
I do have one question and that is when can I get the 3rd book in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy? and,, what is coming out after that? When? Guess I lioed when I saqid i just had one question,,lol
Thank you for your time. :0)
Blood Magick is the last new book of the year and will be out on October 28. There are no dates set for 2015 at this time, but we’ll have the release schedule posted here by December.
Eve Dallas has given me the best birthday present today! Growing up, we were too poor to have television so we read or played checkers in the evening after supper. So I love to read. Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb are among my favorite authors. I had 3 daughters and I worked hard to give them the love of books but they always seemed to have other things to do. But now they are in their late twenties they have begin to explore the world of books through Kindle. We share books and talk about them, argue over parts, but the very best part is that we have discovered we all love the Eve Dallas books! This morning, which happens to be my 55th birthday, my youngest daughter told me thank you for introducing her to J. D. Robb. Then my oldest said well I like Nora Roberts and I got to tell them both of these amazing authors are the same! Love it!!! Thank you!
I live in Indiana and would love to meet Nora Roberts, drive out East to see Innsboro, Turn the Page & Vesta. I wonder how soon the book signings are planned? Because I would need time to get off work, sign up for vacations days, etc etc and would love to come out East when we could actually meet Nora.
I’ll admit it. I’m a snob. In a bookstore or library, I’d walk right past the Romance section with a sneer. My first Nora? I checked out the audio of “Entranced” from the library, but only because I like the reader (MacLeod Andrews), and definitely NOT because it was a Nora Roberts book. But…I really enjoyed the story and the characters! So I read the next in the series, and the next. And then it was “Montana Sky,” and then it was a Nora every week or so. In the past four years, I’ve read maybe 50 of them. I’ve made converts of my three sisters, my mother, my niece, two friends, and my husband has even read a few. Her settings are well researched, with descriptions that never bore. I love her characters, and I love the varied occupations in every book. Whether a baker, a florist, a housekeeper, an internationally famous racecar driver, a fire jumper, a rancher, a rock star, a wizard, a boat builder–Nora honors the work, and makes it so interesting. How, with more than 200 books published, can she make the characters and plots different enough so that I can remember them, and delight in rereading some of them? The romances are nicely paced, with enough tension and humor to keep me reading till the end. I think I love the “Big Noras” best, the stand-alones like “Montana Sky,” “Witness,” “Northern Lights,” and “The Collector.” But the series are great, too. I especially enjoyed the Chesapeake Bay one about the adopted brothers, and The Circle Trilogy. (My friend Denise said, “I know you don’t like vampires, but trust me, you will love this series.” And she was so right!) Thanks for doing what you do, Nora, and doing it so well. You keep up an amazing pace, and don’t think we don’t appreciate it! I can’t wait to read the final book in the Cousins O’Dwyer series, but I know you will come through, like clockwork, with the next book in a new series being published six months after the previous one. We can count on you, Nora. I still sneer as I pass the Romance aisle, but if there is a Nora book among the heaving bodices and Regency curls, it’s mine.
my daughter & i just enjoyed afternoon tea & your interview at the lodge at ashford, we wanted to ask you if 3rd book of odwyer trilogy is complete yet? when it’ll be available & when or if we’ll see the movie version set in ashford? also do you really have a friend from hollymount in the car trade (p221 of dark witch)
I’m so glad you had fun today! Nora finished Blood Magick early this year and it will be in stores on October 28. There are no plans for a movie at this point, but it would be fun to film at Ashford, wouldn’t it? And no, Nora doesn’t have a friend from Hollymount — but she has a good imagination!
I am also re-reading the “In Death” series from the beginning for about the 6th time……I have a reading order list and this includes the short stories/novellas. What I wanted to ask everyone was about Remember When/Big Jack. Which book do you prefer? Remember When where it starts as Laine and Max’s story and then goes to Eve and Roarke or Big Jack where we start with Eve and Roarke and then we find out about Laine and Max……just wondering. Personally I prefer Remember When. So looking forward to Festive in Death.
My niece introduced me to Eve Dallas and I couldn’t put them down!! After reading book one, I immediately got on amazon.com and ordered the first 30 in bulk. I read the entire series in one month and will be going out tomorrow to buy Festive in Death!! I’ve always enjoyed Nora Roberts and as JD Robb, she is even better!! I’ve told everyone about this series and anxiously await every new book!! She puts the right amount of suspense, romance, and comedy together!! They’re perfect!!
Dear Nora Roberts,
I want to thank you for the years of enjoyment I’ve had reading your books; I especially like those with an element of magic such as The Cousins O’dwyer Trilogy series I’ve been reading. Also at present I’m reading The Collector, and the character Ash, has inspired me to get back to creating art ( I am an artist turned Early Childhood Educator).
I remember reading every Nora Robert book three years ago in secrecy because it’s adult fiction and I was about 15. Ha. I got hooked since then. The plot, the romance and everything is so intoxicating. I love her works, each and everyone of them (even though I haven’t read them all yet. I’m making it a personal mission.) It makes me want to buy every book of hers in BookSale (a bookstore here) but even with the ‘sale’ in its name my pocket burns like coal. They really mean business when it comes to selling bestselling authors’ books. But despite that, it’s worth it every time I get the chance to buy one.
Anyway, I want to be like her someday or maybe tomorrow. Heh.
aaaand… I noticed that a lot of her characters are successful artists of different kinds. Musicians, Painters, Comic artists, Sculptors, Writers and many more. 🙂 Makes me want to become an artist myself because of the interesting life Nora weaved for them. haha
An avid fan from the Philippines :]
Is there any way to find out what Roarke and Eves wedding ring looks like?
I love Celtic knots and their symbolism, I’d love to see the design that inspired the ring.
Not sure if this is the correct forum to ask, but when will we be finding out what’s in store for us in 2015?!?!
i love your book i only wish you’ll add acouple new storty to whiskey beach you left us hanging there there is so much more you can write on and i loved to to see you make a book where eve dallas and roarke have a baby and go from there i know she is your altera ego you can do so much more with them and the friends like deli peabody and ian her eguy and the lot of of cop central you make me want to sit up all night just to read as much as i can cause you keep us on your seats so don’t stop or i’ll be sad you have a big fan in me maybe some day i could meet you or have a book signed by you .you rock nora and j.d.robb your friendly reader cynthia
Nora Roberts tops my list of authors. I have read almost every book she has published. I just recieved the latest in the mail today. I love everything she writes. Especially the ones of Ireland. Keep those excellent stories coming and I will keep buying them to make my reading time enjoyable. Thanks for all of the stories you share with us.
I’m from Durban, South Africa, and a HUGE fan of Nora Roberts and JD Robb. I make sure that I don’t miss an “episode” of In Death. I stumbled upon the First O’Dwyer book by accident and couldn’t put it down. It was absolutely awesome. I’ve read the second one and have to now wait until the third one is released in SA. May Nora’s pen never run dry of ink and may she be inspired to write for years to come.
Just returned from my first stay at Inn Boonsboro and my first signing. It took two years in the planning but was a weekend that will not soon be forgotten! My only regret? Not having a single minute to crack open a book!!! But I brought plenty home with me~God bless, Nora!
My first Nora Roberts book was The Search, and then The Witness. I LOVE them!!! I actually listen to them on Audible while I’m commuting to and from work. I have a long commute and it makes me look forward to commuting. I’ve also bought some usb speakers for my phone so now I can listen while doing chores. Nell, Mia and the Todds got me through painting and tiling my bathroom. My most recent is The Collector and I love that one!!! I bought The Villa to read curled up on my couch while it snows in my new house. LOVE your books, Nora!!!
Nora Roberts is my all time favorite author. She is the only author that I will pay full price for to get her newest book the second it’s available. I cannot imagine the blood, sweat and tears she puts into each book, but I do know that from the very first word I am completely oblivious to anyone or anything else around me. i try to read slowly because I want it to last, but it never works. I am so thankful that Ms. Roberts has chosen to share her God given talent with us. I rarely post, but given the most recent FB post that I read from both Laura and Ms. Roberts, I just wanted to say that making yourself available to the public must be incredibly hard but I, for one, am humbled that you would take the time to share even a small piece of your life with us. Thank you!
I can’t tell you how much I enjoy the In Death series, my two sons used to tease me because of the titles! Still enjoying them today, and love your web-site. It is neat to see other people that enjoy the series as much as I do! Thank you!
How is Roarke’s name pronounced? I couldn’t find it in FAQ. Thanks!
Pretty much the way it looks: Roar – K.
Hope that helps,
I´m a hugh fan of your stories and for me you stands out to be the best storyteller in modern time. I found my first NR bok when my children were small an they are nearly 40 now. And I´m still longing for each and every new bok you write. The caracters in the old ones have become good friends and I love to visit them now and again. Specially do I love Rozalind Harper because her faith reminds me of my own and she struggles with her problems just like I did. So the book Black rose has always been a comfort for me to read when I´m a little bit down and I always feel much better after afterwards.
If you want to know a little about me so let me tell you I´m from Sweden, born in Gothenburg but lives now in Värmland with my husband and a beautiful olderly dog called Humpy. And I´m a very gentle and happy soul.
Wish you well and best regards to Laura.
I love your books. You’ve brought romance, friendship and magic into my life. Each book I savor and enjoy the passion, mystery and fantastical only you can imagine. I have found a charming, thoughtful and heartwarming friend in you. You enhance my life with such talented tales that are visually stunning and relevant. I treasure our literary friendship. Thank you for being You
I have been a reader of both Nora Roberts and J D Robb stories for many years and I enjoy rereading them as much as he first time. I feel like I am visiting a fend I haven’t seen for a while. Since I have been on the disabled list, I have a lot of time to read.
I have ready many of Nora’s books which I always enjoy. BUT….. I am frustrated with my latest reading. I am just finishing an older paper back publication, Reunion in Death, when I got to page 344 – very near the end of the book and the exciting finish which is about to happen. I turn to the next page and what’s there? Pages 313 to page 344 repeated over again. No where in this paperback are pages 345 to the end of the story. This is a really a cliff hangar but ……. I am sure, not intended. How to I get the final pages of the book without buying another one. This has been in my library a while so I am not even sure where to return it.
I’m an avid reader. I’ve read all of the In Death series and just finished Blood Magick not 10 minutes ago. I was so sorry too see the trilogy end.
About fifteen years ago, I had lost a couple of my favorite authors and was looking for new stories to touch me. A friend handed me a book, and said “I think you’ll like this”. It was the third book of the Chesapeake Bay trilogy. (My friend has no respect for trilogy order.) I was hooked. I started the trilogy from the beginning, and have read everything Nora has written since. A couple years ago, I printed out the complete list of Nora/J.D. books, and am in the process of “catching up”. It’s gonna take a while. I resisted reading the In Death novels until Remember When. Once again, I was hooked. I started reading Eve’s stories from the beginning, and am up to date. I remain eager for every new release.
This sounds like my story! I “found” Nora with the Remember When story and it was hooked immediately. They are now all proudly displayed on my bookshelf & loaned out to interested friends. I’m glad to hear the old paperback issues are being reissued in hardcover-that will make everything much tidier! 🙂
Your are the most incredible writer. I love your work and am constantly amazed at your skill.
I believe you are my favorite author of all the wonderful choices; you are just the best.
If I’m not designing a new magnetic eyeglass holder, I’m probably reading one of your books….
Laura Wilson Gallery
I love your books. The first one I read was Midnight Bayou and I have read everything you have written except for Promise Me Tomorrow. Someday I will read that one too, but I have to find it cheaper than $60.00 used! I hope someday you will re-release it.
I am retired now and read a lot. Keep up the great work. I always look forward to the new stories from you and JD Robb.
It took me a few years and lots of searching used book stores to find all Roberts/Robb books…and ditto on the Promise Me Tomorrow.
Nora or Laura,
Each year recently I have enjoyed printing & hanging by my computer the list of new books coming out that year. Will there be a list published for 2015?
Mary Lee Olson
The list is posted here:
It took me a while to find a place to comment since the message board closed down. Ike Eve, technology is not my friend. I began reading Nora Roberts when I was in my 20’s. I am now the very shady side of 60. JD Robb is my all time favorite story teller. I am a school teacher and need an escape from the classroom (160 students every day for social studies)Dallas world is my place of sanity. My family is going to the British Isles this July.I had a crazy thought, are ther any places there that I could go to that have appeared in the stories? Is ther a real Penny Pig? Things like that? While I know I will not see Roarke on the streets of Dublin(rats!) maybe someplace for a daydream or two…
Check if you can download it digitally, I’m currently re-reading reunion now! And I have it from my library and I’m reading it on my kindle app on my smart phone.
I have always enjoyed your books written under Nora Roberts & have only recently discovered J.D.Robb. I started with the 1st one & am now reading “Imitation in Death”. I had to laugh when I read your ‘Bite me” Blog. I had a feeling you were closer to Eve Dallas than most of the other characters. You know everyone who thinks they have a right to give “Constructive Criticism” should also be able to do the job they are be critical about. I would say that the number of books you have sold & still sell is proof that you are doing a Fabulous job. These people are probably bottom feeders in their own lives & it thrill them to pick on someone as successful as you are.
Having served time in the USMC & also as an owner of my own business for almost 35 years I have learned that not everyone’s opinions matter.
Thanks for all the hours of imagination & freedom I have gotten from your books. I’m glad you are as prolific as you are.
I have no idea how much Nora I own…I love your books and have for many many years. My favorite remains the Bridal Quartet. I have old ones, new ones and everything in between and those just keep popping up. =D
I have lurked on this blog (and FB and such) for a long time but wanted to comment today after reading the “Bite Me” post. People are ridiculous and firmly believe they can sound off wherever.
Thanks for all your work, I know I enjoy it several times a week.
I started reading Nora with “Irish Thoroughbred” in the early 80’s and I don’t think I’ve missed a book since.
I work in at the reader’s advisory desk at a public library. Knowing where all the Nora Roberts books are shelved is a vital part of my job. When a reader gets hooked on one of your series, she wants all the books, in order, right now. Some authors older titles get discarded because they are no longer checked out. Not Nora Roberts titles. We keep every novel until our patrons have loved the book to death and it can no longer be repaired.
Nora Roberts has been an inspiration to me true every moment of my life since I found her books. I don’t remember a time without them now, and considering I’m 17 that’s saying something. You may think I am too young to under stand “real life” but I think going through 2 divorces and being homeless for a while, going through neglect issues and phobias add paranoia and commitment issues and well as trust issues you have yourself a screwed up childhood. That all happened before my 15th birthday
Hi I am your biggest fan from Macedonia and I love all of your books and i am almost done with reading all of them i have some of the stories and 5 more books left. I am reading In Death series right now, and i have a question Is there a chance we can see Nadine Furst and Detective David Baxter get involved i think they would be great together
If you check the Page O’Answers, you’ll find the answer to you question in the top 9 things you’ll never see in an In Death.
Constructive criticism is something EXPERTLY SUPPORTIVE that a student or amateur SOLICITS from an acknowledged authority.
Ms. Roberts’ negative commenters are NOBODIES offering something BRAINLESSLY HOSTILE (not to mention UNSOLICITED) to a LIVING LEGEND.
This is not constructive criticism. It’s juvenile reaction mongering by folks who feel voiceless and powerless and deeply resentful of anyone others admire. These people should try Prozac, or maybe a support group. They should definitely be kept off the internet until their personality problems come under the care of trained psychiatric personnel.
To suggest that their behavior is a right… that anyone has the right to go on a professional author’s fan page or blog to discuss said author’s presumed inadequacies… is patently absurd. Ms. Roberts needs writing advice like Barbra Streisand needs voice lessons.
Hi, I have been a fan of Nora Roberts sense 1998. I have gone for books to eBook. I how have all her eBooks and love forward to her new one. I love the In-death series.
I can’t remember what my first Nora book was, but I have no room left in my bookcase for all of the books I have that she has written! I actually got my mum started on reading Nora’s books, and she is now as addicted to them as I am! We are now working on getting my older sister hooked. If I have one complaint, it would be that I can’t find a man like the ones in her books.Still, I live in hope! Her books are definitely all “keepers”, so my next order of business is to get a new bookcase for them.
This is my heartfelt thank you. Your writing has been my inspiration, as I’m sure it has been for so many others for so long.
This is my journey:
I’ve come to realize in the past couple of weeks that I want (not need) a man. I guess it’s due to the books I’ve been reading of late written by Nora Roberts/JD Robb.
I want the passion, the desire, the want, the need, the physical, the love and the adventure for myself that I read about in her books – the good with the bad, the fairy tale with the reality, the beautiful and pretty with the ugly. I find myself envying her characters – damn are they beautiful, exciting and interesting?! I want to know them personally, even want to be apart of their lives.
I guess I closed myself off for too long. I want to know more, do more and be free to do it. I want to cut my hair, change my wardrobe and be a woman. I want to wear turquoise – my birthstone – in any shape or form of jewelry. I want a garden, a huge one with everything I can possibly manage in it. Hmmm, all that color and the lovely smells. I want children, my quota has always been four and I want to call my daughter Kenny.
I want to learn French, go to Ireland, take up yoga, join a gardening club, meet Nora Roberts (or at least try and get a book signed by her) one day. Hoping that maybe in another life we could be great friends.
So thank you, thank you, thank you for opening up a whole world of possibilities for me. I’m eternally grateful as I became an instant fan. You are pretty awesome.
One last thing: Laura, you too are pretty awesome. Thank you for the work that you do, and keeping us in touch with all things Nora.
Nicolene, I’m with you in spirit – except for the yoga part. Go, girl! Wishing you a life of laughter and love. Be your own adventure. 🙂
Here, here, Nicole. I feel you. Keep on keeping on Nora.
I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your books. I can’t remember which one I read first, but I have so many of them now that my husband builds bookcases just for them. My mother and I are thrilled to learn of your new books! Can’t wait to add them to those bookcases. Thanks for the hours of laughter and tears.
First let me say I love your stuff.
Then as to the negative visitors, I’m up for the body disposal committee. Just sayin’……….
Absolutely love Nora’s work. Have 75 of her books including her work as J D Robb. Love her in Death series.. I can’t wait for any and all new work
Love it! I’ll help.
Just to let everyone know, I am an avid reader. I have books by almost every author .Nora is my favorite and I have every book I can find by her. She creates a world where I can be part of the story without ever leaving home.
Hi I am Olga. I love Roberts books and read them over and over again. I would like to find a book about Laura Templeton ext husband’s mistress. I remember reading long time ago. She had a son that no one knew about. If any one remember please let me know.
I’m afraid you’re confusing the Templetons with the Calhoun sisters. The book you’re looking for is Megan’s Mate. Megan’s son is half brother to Suzanna Calhoun’s children.
I’ve been a fan of yours since I was 15, when I saw ‘Heart of the Sea’ in my cousin’s bag and I took it out and read it overnight. Since then, I’ve collected nearly all of your books. I would scour old bookstores and look through the sale bins at libraries. Once your books started releasing electronically, I started buying them (some even duplicates!) on my nook. I love your stories, the characters and especially your obvious love of animals. It takes an incredibly elastic mind to write about love and yearning and at the same time put yourself in the mind of a killer.
I hope this part doesn’t go into the ‘Bite me’ section, but I’ve always wished that there were more ethnic characters (I’m Indian!) . For that reason, one my favourite stories is Sweet Revenge as it has a more ethnic feel (and lets not forget An from Blue Smoke!). Anyway, just my little wish as a long time fan.
Thank you for giving me a lifetime of escape-worthy books!
I am a newer NR reader. My favourite books are also the first of hers that I have read (so far), which I see that is a common thread here (what is it about the first book? nostalgia?). I first fell for the Bride Quartet series; I have to say that I found Mac to be my favourite, followed closely by Emma and Laurel.
I was shocked and pleased when I first started reading NR. I have never really read “romance” novels before, so having gotten this book, I have to admit that I had preconceived notions of what it would be like. I was very wrong. Nora’s characters are hard-working independent women; they are inspiring and powerful. I am a NR fan.
Circle trilogy was the first NR novels that i’ve read. I fell in love with Cian (Valley of Silence) instantly. Since then, it is my most favorite book (and series) among the rest. I really feel there is magic in every words of her novels because whenever I started reading one, I cannot stop myself anymore unless I finished it. Ms. Nora Roberts also opened my mind, soul and heart in appreciating and falling in love in romance novels. She has a very unique way of telling a love story beautifully. It’s as if every story of love has its own book that should be proud of and should be shared to others. That’s why, every time I finished reading one of her novels, I end up being inspired of how really beautiful a love is. By the way, I’m from the Philippines and a pure Filipina. Someday, I will visit Ireland and met some romantic Irishmen. Hahaha. Nice to meet you, everyone.
The other night I had an Eve Dallas dream. It starred Eve, Roarke and Peabody. Eve had been injured during investigating a case and Roarke was understandably upset and was talking to Peabody. When I woke, I could remember the dream but I couldn’t remember what they all looked like. Does anyone else dream of Eve and Roarke and if so, can you remember what they looked like when you woke?
I’ve daydreamed about them on occasion and I have a very clear vision of what they all look like. Roarke especially (sigh)! I’ve been reading the series since about 2004 so there is a good decade of visualizing going on in my head 😉
Nora Roberts is an amazing writer. She has inspired me to do great things. Not too long ago I got the paper to which I had to choose the career path I wanted to take for high school next year. She has inspired me to become a writer.
Mrs. Nora i will promise not only to myself but i promise you. I will strive to be my all i can be and just hope i can be as good as a writer as you. which i doubt will happen but hey a girl can try can’t she? Well Mrs. Nora i look up to you and you are my mentor now and always.
– your beloved reader and student Bayli Lowery
I’m relatively new to the world of Nora Roberts. I knew the name but not the works, then one day there was a copy of Angel’s Falls at work and I picked it up and was hooked before the first chapter. Since then I have read everything I could find (except of course promise me tomorrow).
It’s amazing how each story is so unique but so Nora Roberts.
I loved reading the older stories and whenever a character would exclaim “blast” I’d love it! I was pregnant last winter and NY was hit with a lot of snow. One of the storms I was home from work and I read ‘Gabriel’s Angels’ and when Laura went into labor in the cabin I was like “oh man! I couldn’t imagine giving birth not in a hospital!”
Well fast forward a few months and I made it as far as the ambulance when my baby girl decided she wanted to make her appearance!
It’s a blizzard again in NY and my baby girl
Is napping and I keep thinking about Laura and Gabe… Maybe time for a re-read!
Just wanted to say how much I love your writing and am looking forward to 2015’s new releases!
I was recommended Nora Roberts as an author to read by a friend, and the first book that I read was Hidden Riches. My favorites were the books from the Bridal Quartett, absolutely falling in love with Parker’s character. Most of what I have are the digital copies because our bookstore tends to only sell the books I’ve already read.
Reading the Nora Roberts books inspired me to pick up an old hobby. Still inspires me to write as I’ve always used/use her books as a reward for finishing a story. So when I read the recent blogs about the negativity shared on her pages, I knew exactly how she felt. I applaud her response and was glad to see her take a stand. It means something to all of us that she did.
Nora, you are the perfect role model for those of us who are still trying to make it.
Truly Inspired in PG, NC
D. A. Price
I believe I have read every book you have written, I would be surprised if I’ve missed one. I absolutely adore your characters, and your writing style. You are an inspirational story teller. As a recently published author, I hope to captivate and charm readers as well as you do. Thank you for all the wonderful stories! I anxiously await The Liar.
Looking forward to reading this blog….
I’ve been a fan of Nora’s since I met her at a 1988 RT conference in Phoenix. She just keeps getting better and better. And as JD Robb….she’s fantastic.
Thanks for many enjoyable hours – relaxing with some truly great books.
I had to respond to your comment in your recent newsletter about readers following along with you on you Eve Dallas journry. I am currently sitting on ‘Fantasy in Death’ on my kobo…anticipating…and almost not wanting to start it, ’cause then it will be over. I just got my kobo and told my husband I would give away all my books now…EXCEPT my “Nora” books! May your fertile mind live a long, long life. THANKS!
I had to respond to your comment in your recent newsletter about readers following along with you on your Eve Dallas journey. I am currently sitting on ‘Fantasy in Death’ on my kobo…anticipating…and almost not wanting to start it, ’cause then it will be over. I just got my kobo and told my husband I would give away all my books now…EXCEPT my “Nora” books! May your fertile mind live a long, long life. THANKS!
I don’t remember how I found the first “In Death” book on cassette tapes, but after the first one I was hooked. I don’t read, have to listen. I can finally say that I now have every book in the series on CDs or MP3s.
I have gone through the entire series probably 4-5 times now. I am on #19 this time while I wait for any of my favorite authors (3? 4?) to come out with a new book. I am amazed that I never get bored re-listening to the adventures of Eve and Roarke.
Thank you so much for not stopping with the trilogy. I have plenty of room in my tub for all of the characters while I soak every day and listen the wonderful books. (I just hope Trina doesn’t decide to work her magic on me while my eyes are closed!)
I’ve been reading your books since I was 20 (after snitching them from next to my mother’s bedside.) Now I still find titles in her bookshelves and read them and enjoy them. From your trilogies, to stories to the first Harlequins—you have kept my attention.
Now I’m retired so I’m saving my pennies to come and participate in the workshop at Hagerstown Community College because—I’ve always been told, “You’re a good writer.” I want to see if I can write if only for the pleasure reading has brought to me.
So, I look forward to returning to my hometown of Hagerstown this coming summer, 2015 and I hope I’ll have the funds to secure a spot in the workshop there. If I get to meet you–that’s icing. If I write something and meet others who like to read and write…that’ll be a win-win for me.
I like your blog, I like how you write, evolve and I like that you’ve kept me focused on Maryland for the last 40 years—I’ve enjoyed all your books and I hope to keep enjoying them until I die.
Thanks for the stories Nora,
I am a huge fan, and read every book of yours I can get my hands on. My favorite by far has been the Born In trilogy;(Born In Fire, Born In Ice, Born In Shame) for those who may not know the titles. I love the Concannon family. You made them come alive so well that I would love to go to Ireland to find them! LOL! I wonder if you are planning to return to this series in the future. I am anxious to know what happens with Maggie’s second baby. Anyway, love your books! Please keep writing!
the first book I read was Survivor in Death…. I was totally blown away. Now the JDRobb books are scattered all over my house. My twin 2 year old grandaughters even ‘read’ them, upside down, but they have great taste in authors.
I am listening to “Survivor” right now for the 4th or 5th time as I go through the series again. Very, very good book – “Nixie Pixie.” How could you not be hooked after reading that? Your grandchildren do have great taste in authors. 🙂
Since I’ve never read a printed book in this series, it’s always interesting for me to see how some names are spelled. I was totally wrong with Nadine’s last name (I’d imagined “First,” which made sense for a reporter,) and I had Summerset’s spelling wrong in my head. Seeing those written somewhere reminded me that a different part of the brain is used when you listen vs. when you read. I’m just happy I found audio books, esp. the unabridged ones!
Nora just love your books, the latest one that I’ve read is The perfect Hope. I just love the interactions between Hope and Ryder. I’m writing my first contemporary series, Love rush series, based in Ireland. What would be the one tip you would give to someone writing their first series???
I’m an absolute Book addict. And about 3 years ago i started reading Nora Roberts books and oh my god , i just fell in love immediately. I love the way how the relationships between the characters are growing and changing. But my absolut favourite is “The macgregor Saga” i just absolutely love Daniel macgregors character, always makes me laughe and makes me wanna want a granddad like him
I have been reading your books for years. I fell in love with your characters and your ability to make someone vulnerable without being whiny and weak. I loved how the men are strong, beautiful, and respectful of the women they love.
When I read Eve and Roark’s first book I was so excited and just loved them so much. I have read everyone that I could and I look forward to each new book you give us to read.
Thank you for characters that are flawed, amazing, but not abuse written as romance.
Jennifer, I think you captured all of the great qualities that many of us love in these books. 🙂
I am new to this blog. Have found all the comments really interesting. I’ve been reading Nora Roberts books since the first one was published and have enjoyed each and every story. Of course there are favorites that have been read over quite a few times. It’s like visiting old friends.
Thanks Nora for many hours of enjoyment and for telling a story with what I call CLASS.
I am reading the Inn Boonsboro Trilogy for the third time! I just love all the people and you feel like you are part of the entire community!
I’m a voracious reader and a huge fan of Nora Roberts. I just read again a series I really enjoyed the first time I read it. That would be the Stanislaski Family books. I was most interested in Convincing Alex from 1994, because I remembered it when I saw Castle on ABC. I have become convinced that Nora Roberts writes the Richard Castle books. I realize they want to continue the myth and let everyone keep guessing so I know you won’t confirm or deny.
Nora, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are by far my favorite author. I have read all of your published books; and I’ve fallen in love over and over again. I’ve had my heart rate skip a beat in more than one novel of yours. The love stories have taken me through my young mother stage. The strong survivors have given me the Extra boost of courage to get me through my 2 teenage daughters highs and lows. The sexy scenes have given me hope through my pre-menopausal years. And comforted me through these empty nest years with your newer books and trilogies.
When a new book of yours comes out I hurry through what I’m reading to get to your book that I’ve waited for. If I ever counted up the dollars I’ve spent over the years reading you books, my enjoyment would make it worth triple the amount!
Thank you Nora. I wait anxiously for your next Novel. I am a true fan.
I just wanted to thank you for many years of reading pleasure. i devoured books on a regular basis 10 books a week years ago and would run out of new reading material fairly quickly my mother talked me into reading Rising Tides , i was hesitant i am a guy and always kinda shied away from romance novels( my loss), and to this day the Chesapeake Bay saga is my favorite. The thing that really hooked me is you have such variety as in the mixture of mystery, sci-fi, fantasy, and so on; along with characters that can easily be identified with. i reread the whole In Death series like others do, every time a book comes out, but i average 5 books a week so still get a variety of other authors when i am not ready yours, but i will say you are one of my top 3 favorites (you, James Patterson, and Lee Child)thank you again and look forward to all of you books in the future.
Just finished reading the excerpt from the Liar. Cannot wait for it to come out. I have read just about all of Nora Roberts books and have enjoyed each and everyone especially those based in Ireland. Each of the books have been read over and over again, and each time the magic returns. It is like sitting with an old friend. Keep up the good work.
Love Nora Roberts! Just wondering why the excerpt is starting on Chapter 2 instead of 1 for Nora’s new book “The Liar”?
It was the meatier excerpt.
Would love to see you out here in Dubai but as you are not a fan of flying (don’t blame you) then I will have to settle with leaving you a “Fan Girl” message. I really appreciate your books, all of them, but especially the In Death. I devour them when they come out and have taken to buying the Audio’s as well. I can’t tell you how many times I have laughed out loud while sitting in traffic! Thank you for the hours and hours of wonderful reading material and I hope it continues for eons! haha.
First time reading Nora Roberts. Reading “Northern Lights” and enjoying it, 600+ page easy-to-read and carry paperback! Watched several YouTube interviews of Nora and am very inspired by how prolific she is. Enjoy the strong female character(s). Look forward to more!
I really enjoy N.R.’s books especially, In The Garden & The O’Dwyer Cousins I know they are Triologies. \but I was wondering IF there was ANY chance of the story lines continuing at the end of the 3rd book there seemed to be a possibility of MORE….
For ten years I’ve had a grueling commute. Long work weeks left little time for reading just for pleasure. I have art books, how-to books, and am certainly not illiterate but am embarrassed to admit that I hadn’t actually read for entertainment in years. One day I decided to re-visit my local library to see if they still had any record of me and to maybe check into audio books. “Dark Witch” was there on a shelf, had a pretty cover and sounded interesting. Oh my gosh! Have I been living under a rock? I finished the trilogy in record time. It will always have a special place in my heart. I now can’t get enough. I look so forward each day to getting into my car! That’s something I never thought I would hear myself say. Some days I drive around and eat lunch in the car just to escape to the wonderful places Nora’s writing takes me. A co-worker teases me that I will have to actually pick up some books and physically learn to read again, especially since not everything has an audio edition. So, I’ve done just that! Most of them Nora Roberts books, of course!
In reading the bio today, I see that not only does Nora live near Boonsboro, MD, but there is a book with that theme. I have family there who I haven’t seen in years. Sounds like we need to put a road trip on the calendar! What a small world!
Thank you, Nora, for turning me on to reading (or listening) again! It has brightened my life!
Just read ‘THE LIAR’ and it is a winner! I could not put it down. You start with a strong story and add in cute children and pets ….what could be better? I think it is one of her best.
My bookclub likes to read really dark stuff, so when I’m done reading the latest tome I pull out a Nora Roberts and have a blast. Love the JD Robb series, even got hubby to listen to it on our driving vacation last year. He really likes Roarke, but then, so do I! I love reading and discovering new authors, but it’s nice to come home to a good NR novel. I’m a fairly new author (of 15 years) and have only published two books because I work full time, too. I so wish I could be as prolific as you, Nora. You are a ROCKSTAR! I like to write about families and feisty women, so I love that Nora’s women are strong and self reliant. We feisty ladies have to stick together, and Nora I think you’re in the club! Thanks for the opportunity to say “Hi.”
I have read Nora’s books for many years (have read the whole In Death series at least 4 times). Every book she writes is about people and life situations so real you expect to meet the folks on the street or in your own neighborhood. But honestly, with every word she writes her stories just get better! Just finished The Liar and as usual it brought me to tears and laughter all at the same time. When I reread her books it’s like visiting old friends.
Way to go , Nora! Keep up the good work, though I don’t know how you manage to write so much so well and still have the busy life you lead with family. friends and travel.
I have been reading Nora Roberts since I was a teenager; Silhouette Romance, I believe. I didn’t know about J D Robb until reading “Remember When” several years ago and still didn’t realize it was an ongoing series. I have know read the In Death series twice; including the anthologies. I can’t get enough of these wonderful adventures.
The first Nora Roberts book I ever read was “The MacGregor Brides”. I quickly fell in love with her writing and have been a loyal follower.
I was fortunate enough to have picked up the very first in her “death” series: “Naked In Death” and have every copy of the entire series; some in print and some on my Kindle.
In fact, she is one of my inspirations in my own quest as a novelist. I completed the NANOWRIMO( National Novel Writing Month) this past November and published my first novel: “Can’t take back yesterday.”
What I’m struggling with now is promotion. It’s very hard to get my book the attention that I believe it needs especially since those who have read it, really enjoy it. But I still love writing and will continue on my quest. Wish me luck!
Nora Roberts is a class act. Not only is she one of the best storytellers of all time, she connects with her fans in a way few authors do. As a devoted reader, I look forward to each and every book.
Two years ago my sister sent me a JD Robb audio book for Christmas. It wasn’t Naked In Death, but something from the middle of the series. Now I have collected 25 audios and half a dozen books as well as four on my Kindle. I spend lot of time in my car overseeing summer programs at a variety of county sites. Eve and Roarke usually ride along. And every day, I wish my RAV had the option to go vertical.
I bought The Liar yesterday and started reading immediately. This morning my 6 month old French Bulldog puppy decided the book was fantastic and promptly ate some of it. Luckily I am past page 35, as this is now the new official first page.
Love the writing!
I hope you get around to reading this comment of mine. I just finished the Inn Boonsboro Trilogy. My mother gave them to me as a gift the summer before I started my first year of college. Since I had just separated from a terrible three year long relationship I think she wanted to use your books to paint a beautiful picture of love and self-worth in my head. But since I am a stubborn and lazy girl I didn’t get around to reading them until half way through my sophomore year. As soon as I got the ball rolling on the first one I couldn’t put it down and finished it in a couple days while on my break for Thanksgiving, but then school started up again and I didn’t make time to pick up the next one until this past Friday, I think it was the 22nd, yeah. Well I had been out of school for a couple weeks and that morning we had to put my dog down, she lived to fifteen, so I was a tad depressed and needed a big distraction. So I picked up The Last Boyfriend and laid out in the sun and I had finished it in four days. And tonight I finished The Perfect Hope in three days. Well the reason I am telling you all of this is because your books really lifted my spirits. I don’t think I have much to complain about in my life. I have a wonderful family, a pretty fantastic boyfriend, and a few great friends, but although I have all a girl could ever need, I have been feeling like absolute crap since I started college. I think I’ve been looking for happiness from other people to busy my time while I should have been self fulfilling my own needs. But the women you portray in this series really gave me something to aspire to be. (Not that my mother didn’t show that to me as a role model, because she does, but you know, she has a job so I wasn’t constantly having that picture in my head like you do when you read it, if that makes sense…) Clare, Avery, Hope, Carolee and Justine, especially Justine, all lived these fabulous lives and chased their desires whether or not they had a man, they all made their dreams a reality and at this stage in my life I think I really needed that confirmation that I too could make that happen for myself. I don’t know if you’ll ever read this but I need to tell you thank you. Your writing is so powerful and I honestly wish that some men would pick up your books and read a few passages so they would know how to better treat their women and keep them happy. Your books were there when I needed them most. Don’t ever stop writing, please!
I’ve read Nora Robert’s books for many years but for some unknown reason, rarely thought to comment on them.
I’ve recently moved from Houston, TX to wonderful, peaceful, Lake Oswego, OR and decided to check Nora’s website to see what is coming out soon. It is wonderful that Nora is so prolific, isn’t it? Always a great story to curl up with and relax. Your gift is so appreciated, Nora.
When I was younger I had some, well many, issues..I was in and out of therapy with multiple diagnoses, including PTSD, bi-polar/manic-depression, personality disorders etc, etc. When I was 15 I was struggling especially hard, and mom (with good intentions) was hovering. My current psychologist was attempting to urge me back into reading, something I developed a passion for when I was about 8, but I was swallowed in the darkness, and my mother hovering over my shoulder trying to pick every book I was allowed to read (fearing a trigger would set me off) hadn’t been helping. My doctor decided to talk my mom into giving me space to let a book pick me instead.
So one day, I am in the lobby waiting for the elevator and a book catches my eye (take a book, leave a book bins). In big letters the top says J.D. ROBB writing as Nora Roberts (my first introduction into “pen names”). I had never heard of “either woman”. The cover had a big building on it and the windows had an eerie glow coming out of them. The title was Purity In Death (#15). I felt such a pull to this book (my mother wanted to grab the book from my hand!). I decided I had to read it then and there. I knew nothing about this book but it called to me (could be argued the title and the time in my life but who knows for sure?). By the time I got into my appointment I was two chapters in and hooked. I talked about the book my whole session. My doctor pulled my mother into the office and recommended she buy me books by this author and hoped my hook stuck.
I felt light come into my life and Eve Dallas became my favorite hero. I found my voice to express myself again and within three years I was off all meds and my “personality disorder” diagnosis was revoked (the the PTSD stuck).
I’m not saying the In Death series cured me, but I will say it gave me energy and a spark, and I used those to fight for my life and my health. For that much, I owe Nora/J.D.; for that and the countless hours of joy and excitement. Thank you for sharing your stories, your creativity and imagination. It reaches out to so many, in ways you may not even know..
13 years later, I have every J.D. Robb paperback (except the two most recent and I feel I must buy them at TTP in July), and I have gotten my husband hooked as well.
Oh, and my mother admitted she was wrong to judge a book by its cover! (literally!) =)
I just want to say, I’ve followed Nora’s books, and the Eve Dallas books, ever since my mom brought the first one she bought home with her, probably in high school – so before 1992. I get so invested in the stories, that if my mood is right, when, for instance, in the Bride Quartet, the relationship inevitably had a big fight before the make up and let’s get married, I’d cry when I was reading about the fight, and when I was reading about Mac’s face off with her mother, I got righteously angry for her. I fell in love with Boonsboro, and was SO thrilled when I found out, through here, just before last year’s Derby, that they really own TTP and rehabbed and own Inn Boonsboro. As soon as I found out, I had to tell my Mom. And as much as I’d love to keep following the couples/families after the trilogies are over, I know it’s not to be, and I GET that with the In Death series, and like her other books, I snap up as soon as they are on sale (well, I generally have them pre-ordered for my Nook, so I get them same day as they are released without leaving the house or waiting on mail!). Like every woman, probably, I wish my husband was a little bit more Roarke-like, and I’m insanely jealous of Eve there. But Nora is so incredibly descriptive, you can picture everyone – which, at least the made for TV movies that have been done so far, I haven’t watched, because I was too afraid the actors and actresses wouldn’t live up to my expectations of how I think they look!
Oh, I forgot to say, I’ve always found Irish accents sexy. And since I have quite a bit of Irish in me, it’s not a stretch for me to believe the magic in some of the trilogies, and of course, Lizzy in Boonsboro Trilogy.
Just thought I would stop in and say that my husband and I and good friends just spent the weekend at Inn Boonsboro (5/29 – 6/1). It was wonderful. We especially had fun with Toto the toilets and I absolutely miss those wonderful showers!
All your staff were very friendly and accommodating, and the Inn was spotless!
My husband and I stayed in Eve & Roarke and our friends stayed in Nick & Nora.
My friend Debbie and I read the Inn Boonsboro trilogy when they were first published but knowing that we were going to stay there for the weekend we just had to read the books again. Even though it was the second time I read the books, I still had a hard time saying good-bye to the characters when I finished.
I’ve read every Nora Robert’s book, with the exception of the JD Robb books. I love them all but do have a few favorites that I’ve read multiple times; Gallaghers of Ardmore trilogy, Chesapeake Bay Saga, Three Sister’s Island trilogy, In the Garden trilogy, and most recently the Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy. I love your ability to connect with me and make me laugh out loud or cry and I’ve lost more than a few nights of sleep because I have to finish the book!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
BTW, we are neighbors and share a love for baseball. I live in VA and love the O’s!
My first book by Nora Roberts was Fallen Angel, loved it so much I started buying and looking for all her books, then went into the JD books and am reading them from the start. I now have over 219 books of both Nora Roberts and JD Robb in my library and still I am not up to date on everything. These include some of her very very early books she wrote under the Silhoutte title books.
Still looking to buy more.
I want to thank you for publishing in both large text and e-book formats! I am blind, have a little field of vision left in one eye that allows me to read very large, dark or bolded text. I LOVE books – always have, and have been addicted to Nora Roberts and JD Robb for many years. Having a book in my hands is like a balm to my soul. I was an RN for nearly 30yrs and suddenly, 5yrs ago, I became the patient with an inoperable brain tumor. I made it through radiation and despair holding onto books – most of them, written by you. I just wanted to say THANK YOU! Believe me when I say, you saved me. I look forward to every book, every time. Now that I know about this blog, I will follow it also (my computer reads to me and I am a very good typist! It also tells me if I make a mistake – LOL, and I DO!) Thank you again.
My first book was Montana Sky. I still remember the plot and the joy of reading the story.
From that moment I became an addicted and faithful Nora Roberts reader.
I am also a writer, working on my first trilogy and hoping for publication. Any advise or words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you Nora for your amazing writing and stories. 🙂
I’m a big Nora fan, *& a total In Death addict. I misplaced the date- when is Nora coming to my town,, new york, for the RWA affair? I’ve never seen her in person, & I can’t wait. Can you repost the details, please?