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For Shannon Bodine, losing her mother has been doubly heartbreaking: hours before she died, her mother confessed that Shannon's father was not the man she believed, but a married man in Ireland.
Across the ocean, Brianna and Maggie Concannon have been eagerly awaiting news of their half-sister. But the woman who visits Brie's guest house in County Clare is not the loving sibling they had hoped for. Shannon, shaken by the truth of her birth, stays distant from the sisters while she tries to clear her head - and to shake the feeling that she has met the tall young farmer Murphy somewhere, or sometime, before ...
Delivery was prompt
I loved the sibling conflict, and the tension between the sisters Maggie and Shannon. Although some of the conflict regarding Murphy from Shannon' sister Maggie did get a little tiring.
But I still really loved this series.
Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
Born in Shame
Refreshingly realistic and compelling - Publishers Weekly
Nora Robert s' gift . . . is her ability to pull the reader into the lives of her characters - we live, love, anguish and triumph with them - Rendezvous
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."
ISBN: 9780749928919 ISBN-10: 0749928913 Series: Concannon Sisters Trilog Audience:
Number Of Pages: 352 Published: 15th June 2010 Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.8
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1