Come Sundown excerpt

In view of the winter weather practically everywhere in the US right now, how about a little taste of summer?

Come Sundown is Nora’s 2017 June release, just in time for vacations and relaxed reading.  What’s it about you ask?  Well…

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana spreads a family business over a little over thirty thousand acres, and provides home and history to four generations. Bodine Longbow runs the resort operation with the help of a large staff, including her older brother’s best friend and new hire Callen Skinner, just returned from California. Like Cal, Bodine’s Aunt Alice ran off for bright lights. Alice, gone before Bodine was born, never returned. The Longbows don’t talk about her much. While the younger generation never met Alice and presume she’s dead, she isn’t. She’s not far away, part of a new family she never chose. And her mind has been shattered…

If you subscribe to Nora’s News, you were first to read the excerpt from Come Sundown yesterday.  I’ll keep it here for future reference for everyone. Read Chapter One now.


93 thoughts on “Come Sundown excerpt”

    1. Where is the rest? Guess I will have to wait with everyone else for the rest of the story. Thank you for the appitizer waiting for the full course!!!!!!!

    2. Wow, June is so far away, I guess I have to wait for what seems to be a great book. I love stories by Robyn Carr, my favorite!!!!

      1. I went through the book list and find that I have read 90% of them. My favorite single stories are The Liar and The Collector – I also love the books that continue, trilogies, etc. Keep up the great work Nora, you are the best!!!!!

  1. HOW in this world are we supposed to wait till June?? I love this one…

  2. Oooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!??????????????.
    I read this yesterday. HOW THE H… AM I SUPPOSED TO WAIT TILL JUNE???????? This is FANTABULOUS. I love it. I’ll just have to cross my legs & hope for the best I suppose. Picture me SOBBING ??????????

  3. June………. too long…?????
    I’m so dayum interested to read this.

  4. Can hardly wait! I’ve read all of Nora’s books. My favorite author.

  5. I am going to love this book as I have all the others. Thanks for the chapter, I love thinking about the characters and location while waiting for the book. I understand that other don’t want to see any until they can see all but some of us are very grateful that you share what you can when you can.

    1. I love it! I am ready to read the rest of the book. Will this be in paperback form in June? We have a used book store in Union City, TN, so I go in monthly and get your books to read.

      One paragraph is missing the first capital letter. I assume it is an “S” to start the word “She”.

  6. I can’t wait for this to come out! I love Nora’s Books! I have been a fan for a long time!

  7. Can’t wait go read this. Very excited to see it out soon.Thank you

  8. I Dared read it because I’ll never rest till I have it. So will wait till it’s out.

  9. I read the chapter yesterday, and was hooked. I want to read the rest of the story NOW! I opened my Kindle last night, debated what book to start, and thought what was that one I was reading earlier? Oh yeah, can’t read that for another 6 months. I loved it, but not sure I’m saying Thank you! Sure am looking forward to the book’s release, tho’!

  10. Laura, just a curiosity question. Since Come Sundown is obviously in print why is it so long before it is released to the public? What is the deciding factor when a book should be released?

    1. It’s not in print. I received the uncorrected proof which is used for review purposes. The book still has to go through final production. Scheduling is a big factor in release date — for example, is a book up against another big release? Normally Nora’s about a year ahead of the release date when she turns in a book. Come Sundown was written for the old spring release but is going to be a summer book so there’s a little extra time.


  11. Mean, just plain mean. When a new Nora Roberts/JD Robb book comes out, I usually finish in one day, can’t put it down. Now i have to wait???? So not fair. Can’t wait.

  12. Can’t wait. Love your books!!! My favorite still is Montana Sky. Read it many years ago and have been reading your books ever since

  13. Love the characters and the setting…Interesting dynamics to come, I can see it….Summer reading list….

  14. Lovely start to Nora’s latest. The dialogue between her characters is always impressively natural and remains one of my favorite characteristics of her novels. I look forward to the June release of this book.

  15. I’m hooked, too. But the anticipation will be fun and it will get me through the snow!!!!!!

  16. June is too long to wait for this to come out! Can’t wait for the rest of the story! Thanks for sharing the first chapter. I can picture the characters in my mind and starting to wonder who would play who in the movie.

  17. This is going to be great! How can we wait until June to read the rest of it? One small thing, there is a typo on page two where Jessie was changed to Bessie. Oops. Happens to the best of us.☺

  18. I really can’t wait for June now.. Awesome job as always, I’m drawn in so fast by your books I can’t wait to turn the page to see what comes next. #favoriteauthor.

  19. I can’t wait to read it! Have been a Nora fan forever and have ALL her books in one format or another. This will be no different, but I’m thinking HB.

  20. Definitely my favorite author. Nora gets you hooked from chapter one! Cant wait till June!
    Thank you for the preview!

  21. Just read the first chapter and I want to read more, How can I wait until June ugh. Love love love it

  22. I can’t wait to read the whole novel now!!! I’m in hook, line, and sinker!!!!

  23. Now I have to wait for the rest. Dang. I just love your books. Cant Wait.

  24. Another great story I can’t wait to read! I put it on my list for June! Thanks!

  25. I really hate when there’s only 1 chapter! I suppose June will come and I’ll realise I have something exciting to read.

  26. Write faster. Love all your books and I’ve read all of them and all of the j.d robb. hurry hurry hurry.

  27. Now I’m going to jave to tru and be patient and wait for the release date. Oh, it’s going to be hard waiting.

  28. I have read every single one of your books..Love them each and every one! Can hardly wait for the new ones! The only problem is that I usually devour them in one sitting :-(….then I have to start waiting again!

  29. Encantada de haber leído este primer capítulo, siempre hay un ratito en la tarde o en la noche para leer a Nora, yo leo desde España, imagino que aquí tardará un poco más en salir a la venta, pero estaré atenta para comprarlo. Como siempre un placer leerla.

  30. As always you create a story to engage your readers. The setting for the novel and is a beautiful location. Each book has a unique storyline, so I never feel like I have read a similar story. Summer vacation will begin with the new book.

  31. Read it last night. I enjoyed it. Especially since Boston was so cold yesterday, this warmed me up for June. I am on the library list, in the meantime I will wait for Echoes in Death. I will read it to enjoy &savor & not gobble it up in one sitting, so I tell myself

  32. why so late this year don’t they usually come out in April? can’t wait to get it

  33. Can’t wait to read the entire book. From what I’ve read so far, I’d better clear off a day so I read it from beginning to end. It’s going to be a great book.

  34. I loved this teaser! Nora is my favorite author. I have all of her books except thfor JD Robb series. Her trilogies are usually my favorites. I always have a need for the story to continue and see how everyone turns out. This will be on my bookshelf come June!

  35. Can’t wait to go to Montana! !! Sounds so exciting. I don’t know how you can write so many different and interesting stories. Thank for the preview.

  36. So excited! I hope this means Nora really enjoyed and was inspired by her (and family) vacation!

  37. I buy every new Nora Roberts book. Haven’t found one yet that I haven’t loved.

  38. I can’t wait to get this one!! I am already hooked. This will be the perfect beach read. Thanks for the Sneak peak Nora <3

  39. Cannit wait! I love the western side you bring into play! Tell your printer we can’t wait! Can we buy ahead and get an autograph? I would love it!

  40. Wishing my life away wishing time to hurry until your next release!!!!!

  41. Sounds great! I can hardly wait until June gets here!! Love all your books 😀

  42. Super excited, as usual. Currently reading the fourth of the Bride Quartet series. Always have such a better outlook on my daily life when I’m reading one of your books. Reminds me to appreciate everything that I have.

  43. Love all your books, but have a special interest in the trilogies and quartets. How far behind June publication date for us readers in the U.K? Also can we have a clue as to content of upcoming trilogy please.

    1. Hi Anita,

      I’m pretty sure Come Sundown will be out in the UK on the same day — June 6. As far as the upcoming trilogy, Nora wrote about it in the blog post New Directions. There’s not much more to tell at this point in time.


  44. I can’t wait for this book!! Montana Sky was the book in which I got hooked on Nora Roberts (and eventually J.D. Robb!) I’m so excited she is going back to Montana!! ?

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