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Carolina Moon - Nora Roberts

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Published: 3rd April 2001
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Tory Bodeen grew up in a small, rundown house where her father ruled with an iron fist and a leather belt - and where her dreams and talents had no room to flourish. But she had Hope - who lived in the big house, just a short skip away, and whose friendship allowed Tory to be something she wasn't allowed to be at home: a child.

After young Hope's brutal murder, unsolved to this day, Tory's life began to fall apart. And now, as she returns to the tiny town of Progress, South Carolina, with plans to settle in and open a stylish home-design shop, she is determined to find a measure of peace and free herself from the haunting visions of that terrible night. As she forges a new bond with Cade Lavelle - Hope's older brother and the heir to the Lavelle fortune - she isn't sure whether the tragic loss they share will unite them or drive them apart. But she is willing to open her heart, just a little, and try.

But living so close to unhappy memories will be more difficult and frightening than she ever expected. Because the killer of Hope is nearby as well.

About the Author

Nora Roberts is the author of more than one hundred New York Times bestsellers, with more than 300 million copies of her books in print. Under the pen name J. D. Robb, she is author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series.

"[Roberts] may have achieved her personal best...As atmospheric and unsettling as a Tennessee Williams play."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Steamy setting and hot love scenes. Read it with the fan on." --The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

"This is romantic drama at its best."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The marshlands of South Carolina make the perfect stage for Gothic drama. The monotonous drone of insects, the live oaks weeping with moss, the dark and mysterious marshes themselves, lend a romantic, menacing atmosphere to Nora Roberts' story...Nobody does mystery-romance better."--The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

"As atmospheric and unsettling as a Tennessee Williams play...The increasingly intricate plot developments never overwhelm the human element. Roberts--again like Williams--seems disgusted only by unkindness; she treats most of her big cast with affection and compassion for their foibles."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Roberts weaves a story like no one else, and if possible, she just gets better. Carolina Moon is exceptional--a must-read."--Denver Rocky Mountain News

"Roberts has firmly established herself as one of the major stars of the romance genre...[she] develops her many characters thoughtfully, builds suspense, and gives readers a satisfying if somewhat surprising ending."--Library Journal

"Carolina Moon builds a commendably brisk narrative energy and pace."--Time

Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the youngest of five children. After a school career that included some time in Catholic school and the disciplines of nuns, she married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland.

She worked briefly as a legal secretary. "I could type fast but couldn’t spell, I was the worst legal secretary ever," she says now. After her sons were born she stayed home and tried every craft that came along. A blizzard in February 1979 forced her hand to try another creative outlet. She was snowed in with a three and six year old with no kindergarten respite in sight and a dwindling supply of chocolate.

Born into a family of readers, Nora had never known a time that she wasn’t reading or making up stories. During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of those stories. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981.

Nora met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, when she hired him to build bookshelves. They were married in July 1985. Since that time, they’ve expanded their home, traveled the world and opened a bookstore together.

Through the years, Nora has always been surrounded by men. Not only was she the youngest in her family, but she was also the only girl. She has raised two sons. Having spent her life surrounded by men, Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming.

Nora is a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her "America’s favorite novelist."

Did you know that Nora Roberts also writes under the name J.D. Robb? Click here to view the full "In Death" series by J.D. Robb

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ISBN: 9780515130386
ISBN-10: 0515130389
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 3rd April 2001
Publisher: JOVE
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.145 x 10.668  x 3.327
Weight (kg): 0.23