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Roberts, Nora 1950-

ROBERTS, Nora 1950-

(J. D. Robb)

PERSONAL: Born October 10, 1950, in Washington, DC; daughter of Bernard Edward (a company president) and Eleanor (a company vice president; maiden name, Harris) Robertson; married Ronald Aufdem-Brinke, August 17, 1968 (divorced, January, 1985); married Bruce Wilder (a carpenter), July 6, 1985; children: (first marriage) Daniel, Jason. Education: Attended public schools in Silver Spring, MD. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Roman Catholic.

ADDRESSES: Home—Keedysville, MD. Agent—Amy Berkower, Writers House, Inc., 21 West 26th St., New York, NY 10010. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Novelist, 1979—. Wheeler & Korpeck, Silver Spring, MD, legal secretary, 1968-70; The Hecht Co., Silver Spring, clerk, 1970-72; R. & R. Lighting, Silver Spring, secretary, 1972-75.

MEMBER: Romance Writers of America, Washington Romance Writers.

AWARDS, HONORS: Golden Medallion, Romance Writers of America, 1982, for The Heart's Victory, 1983, for This Magic Moment and Untamed, 1984, for Opposites Attract and A Matter of Choice, and 1986, for One Summer; named best contemporary author by Romantic Times, 1984; Reviewer's Choice Award, Romantic Times, 1984, for Reflections, 1985, for Partners, and 1986, for One Summer; MacGregor series named best series by Romantic Times, 1985; Silver Certificate, Affaire du Coeur, 1985, for the MacGregor series; Waldenbooks Award, 1985, for One Man's Art, 1986, for A Will and a Way, 1988, for The Last Honest Woman, 1993, for Gabriel's Angel and for For the Love of Lilah; Maggie Award, Georgia Romance Writers of America, 1985, for Partners; first author inducted into Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame, 1986; RITA Award, Romance Writers of America, 1990, for Public Secrets, 1991, for Night Shift, and 1992, for Divine Evil; B. Dalton Award for Public Secrets, A Man for Amanda, and Suzannah's Surrender.

WRITINGS:

romance novels

Blithe Images, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1982.

Song of the West, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1982.

Search for Love, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1982.

Island of Flowers, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1982.

The Heart's Victory, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1982.

From This Day, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1983.

Her Mother's Keeper, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1983.

Once More with Feeling, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1983.

Untamed, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1983.

Reflections, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1983.

Dance of Dreams, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1983, reprinted, Hall (Thorndike, ME), 2000.

Tonight and Always, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1983, reprinted, 1990.

This Magic Moment, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1983.

Endings and Beginnings, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1984.

Storm Warning, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1984.

Sullivan's Woman, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1984.

Rules of the Game, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1984.

Less of a Stranger, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1984.

A Matter of Choice, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1984.

The Law Is a Lady, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1984.

First Impressions, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1984.

Opposites Attract, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1984.

Promise Me Tomorrow, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1984.

Partners, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1985.

The Right Path, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1985.

Boundary Lines, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1985.

Dual Image, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1985.

Night Moves, Harlequin (Toronto, Canada), 1985.

Summer Desserts, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1985.

Lessons Learned, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1986.

The Art of Deception, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1986.

One Summer, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1986.

Second Nature, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1986.

Treasures Lost, Treasures Found, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1986.

Risky Business, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1986.

A Will and a Way, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1986.

Home for Christmas, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1986.

Mind over Matter, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1987.

Temptation, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1987.

Hot Ice, Bantam (New York, NY), 1987, reprinted, 2002.

Sacred Sins, Bantam (New York, NY), 1987.

Brazen Virtue, Bantam (New York, NY), 1988.

Local Hero, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1988.

The Name of the Game, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1988.

Rebellion, Harlequin (Toronto, Canada), 1988.

Sweet Revenge, Bantam (New York, NY), 1989.

Loving Jack, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1989.

Best Laid Plans, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1989.

Lawless, Harlequin (Toronto, Canada), 1989.

Gabriel's Angel, Harlequin (Toronto, Canada), 1989.

The Welcoming, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1989.

Public Secrets, Bantam (New York, NY), 1990.

Genuine Lies, Bantam (New York, NY), 1991.

With This Ring, Harlequin (Toronto, Canada), 1991.

Carnal Innocence, Bantam (New York, NY), 1992.

Unfinished Business, Harlequin (Toronto, Canada), 1992.

The Welcoming, Chivers North America (Hampton, NH), 1992.

Honest Illusions, Putnam (New York, NY), 1992.

Divine Evil, Bantam (New York, NY), 1992.

Second Nature, Harlequin (Toronto, Canada), 1993.

Private Scandals, Putnam (New York, NY), 1993.

Boundary Lines, Harlequin (Toronto, Canada), 1994.

Hidden Riches, Putnam (New York, NY), 1994.

(With others) Birds, Bees and Babies: The Best Mistake, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1994.

Silhouette Christmas: All I Want for Christmas, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1994.

True Betrayals, Putnam (New York, NY), 1995.

Montana Sky, Putnam (New York, NY), 1996.

From the Heart, Thorndike Press (Thorndike, ME), 1997.

Sanctuary, Putnam (New York, NY), 1997.

The Reef, Putnam (New York, NY), 1998.

Homeport, Putnam (New York, NY), 1998.

Genuine Lies, Bantam (New York, NY), 1998.

River's End, Putnam (New York, NY), 1999.

Irish Rebel, Silhouette (New York, NY), 2000.

Carolina Moon, Berkley (New York, NY), 2001.

The Villa, Putnam (New York, NY), 2001.

Midnight Bayou, Putnam (New York, NY), 2001.

Three Fates, Putnam (New York, NY), 2002.

Chesapeake Blue, Putnam (New York, NY), 2002.

A Little Magic, Berkley (New York, NY), 2002.

Cordina's Crown Jewel, Silhouette (New York, NY), 2002.

Cordina's Royal Family, Silhouette (New York, NY), 2002.

Birthright, Putnam (New York, NY), 2003.

Engaging the Enemy, Silhouette (New York, NY), 2003.

"macgregor" series

Playing the Odds, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1985.

Tempting Fate, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1985.

All the Possibilities, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1985.

One Man's Art, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1985.

For Now, Forever, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1987.

Rebellion, Harlequin (Toronto, Canada), 1988.

In from the Cold, Harlequin (Toronto, Canada), 1990.

The MacGregor Brides, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1997.

The Winning Hand, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1998.

The MacGregor Grooms, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1998.

The MacGregors: Serena-Caine, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1998.

The MacGregors: Daniel-Ian, Harlequin (Toronto, Canada), 1999.

The MacGregors: Alan-Grant, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1999.

The Perfect Neighbor, Harlequin (Toronto, Canada), 1999.

"irish" series

Irish Thoroughbred, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1981.

Irish Rose, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1988.

Irish Rebel, Silhouette (New York, NY), 2000.

"cordina" series

Affaire Royale, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1986.

Command Performance, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1987.

The Playboy Prince, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1987.

"o'hurley" series

The Last Honest Woman, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1988.

Dance to the Piper, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1988.

Skin Deep, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1988.

Without a Trace, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1991.

"those wild ukrainians" series

Taming Natasha, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1990.

Luring a Lady, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1991.

Falling for Rachel, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1993.

Convincing Alex, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1994.

Waiting for Nick, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1997.

Considering Kate, Silhouette (New York, NY), 2001.

"night" series

Night Shift, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1991.

Night Shadow, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1991.

Nightshade, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1993.

Night Smoke, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1994.

Night Shield, Silhouette (New York, NY), 2000.

"calhoun women" series

Courting Catherine, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1991.

A Man for Amanda, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1991.

For the Love of Lilah, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1991.

Suzannah's Surrender, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1991.

Megan's Mate, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1996.

"hornblower" series

Time Was, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1993.

Times Change, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1993.

"born in …" series

Born in Fire, Jove (New York, NY), 1994.

Born in Ice, Jove (New York, NY), 1995.

Born in Shame, Jove (New York, NY), 1996.

"mackade" series

The Return of Rafe MacKade, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1995.

The Pride of Jared MacKade, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1995.

The Heart of Devin MacKade, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1996.

The Fall of Shane MacKade, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1996.

"star" series

Hidden Star, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1997.

Captive Star, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1997.

Secret Star, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1998.

"donovan legacy" series

Captivated, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1992.

Entranced, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1992.

Charmed, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1992.

Enchanted, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1999.

Donovan Legacy, Harlequin (Toronto, Canada), 1999.

"quinn brothers" trilogy and sequel

Sea Swept, Thorndike Press (Thorndike, ME), 1998.

Rising Tides, Jove (New York, NY), 1998.

Inner Harbor, Thorndike Press (Thorndike, ME), 1999.

"dream" trilogy

Holding the Dream, Thorndike Press (Thorndike, ME), 1997.

Daring to Dream, Thorndike Press (Thorndike, ME), 1997.

Finding the Dream, Thorndike Press (Thorndike, ME), 1997.

Three Complete Novels by Nora Roberts (includes Daring to Dream, Holding the Dream, and Finding the Dream), Putnam (New York, NY), 1999.

"three sisters island" trilogy

Dance upon the Air, Jove (New York, NY), 2001.

Heaven and Earth, Jove (New York, NY), 2001.

Face the Fire, Jove (New York, NY), 2002.

"ireland" trilogy

Jewels of the Sun, Jove (New York, NY), 1999.

Tears of the Moon, Jove (New York, NY), 2000.

Heart of the Sea, Jove (New York, NY), 2000.

"once upon a …" series; with others

Once upon a Castle, Jove (New York, NY), 1998.

Once upon a Star, Jove (New York, NY), 1999.

Once upon a Rose, Jove (New York, NY), 2001.

Once upon a Kiss, Berkley (New York, NY), 2002.

Once upon a Midnight, Jove (New York, NY), 2003.

"key" series

Key of Light, Jove (New York, NY), 2003.

Key of Knowledge, Jove (New York, NY), 2003.

Key of Valor, Jove (New York, NY), 2004.

under pseudonym j. d. robb; except as noted

(With Susan Plunkett, Dee Holmes, and Claire Cross) Silent Night, Putnam (New York, NY), 1998.

(As J. D. Robb and Nora Roberts) Remember When, Putnam (New York, NY), 2003.

"in death" series; under pseudonym j. d. robb

Naked in Death, Berkley (New York, NY), 1995.

Glory in Death, Berkley (New York, NY), 1995.

Rapture in Death, Berkley (New York, NY), 1996.

Ceremony in Death, Berkley (New York, NY), 1997.

Vengeance in Death, Berkley (New York, NY), 1997.

Holiday in Death, Berkley (New York, NY), 1998.

Immortal in Death, Berkley (New York, NY), 1998.

Midnight in Death: Anthology, Berkley (New York, NY), 1998.

Loyalty in Death, Berkley (New York, NY), 1999.

Conspiracy in Death, Berkley (New York, NY), 1999.

Witness in Death, Berkley (New York, NY), 2000.

Judgment in Death, Berkley (New York, NY), 2000.

Betrayal in Death, Berkley (New York, NY), 2001.

Seduction in Death, Berkley (New York, NY), 2001.

(With Laurell K. Hamilton, Susan Krinard, and Maggie Shayne) Out of this World, Jove (New York, NY), 2001.

Reunion in Death, Berkley (New York, NY), 2002.

Purity in Death, Berkley (New York, NY), 2002.

Portrait in Death, Berkley (New York, NY), 2003.

Imitation in Death, Berkley (New York, NY), 2003.

Divided in Death, Berkley (New York, NY), 2004.

Visions in Death, Putnam (New York, NY), 2004.

SIDELIGHTS: With over 150 books to her credit, and frequently publishing more than half a dozen titles per year, Nora Roberts has established herself convincingly not only as a prolific author but an award-winning author of romance novels. According to Barbara E. Kemp in Twentieth-Century Romance and Historical Writers, Roberts's prodigious output has done little to diminish its quality. "Roberts's well deserved reputation and following," Kemp observed, "are based on her skill as a writer." She went on to add that readers have learned that they can depend upon Roberts to "provide an interesting, often adventure-filled plot, colorful, well-researched settings, well-defined, believable characters, and a satisfying love story." According to Roberts's Web site, in 2001 an average of thirty-four Nora Roberts novels were sold every minute.

In addition to the ever-present element of romance, Roberts's novels often blend elements from other genres, including those of mystery, science fiction, and fantasy. In Sacred Sins the heroine, psychiatrist Tess Court, comes to the aid of homicide detectives who are tracking down a serial killer. Time Was and Time Changes detail the exploits and love affairs of time-traveling brothers from the twenty-third century. The supernatural, including witches and psychic healers, features prominently in Roberts's "Donovan Legacy" series, which revolves around three cousins who possess extrasensory powers. The "Donovan Legacy" books can also be numbered among Roberts's popular family-series novels. Other series that center on the exploits of particular families include "Those Wild Ukrainians," the award-winning "MacGregor" novels, and the "Cordina" series, which deals with the royal family of an imaginary Mediterranean country that bears more than a passing resemblance to Monaco. Kemp credited the success of Roberts's family series with the fact that she "develops [the families] … with such skill that there is a real sense of belonging and continuity, much as there is in a real family."

Roberts likes to publish connecting books in paperback so as readers finish one book in a series, they can reach for the next.

Like a number of other established romance writers, Roberts has begun to broaden the base of her readership by branching out into mainstream novels. About Roberts's first mainstream novel, Honest Illusions, Joyce Slater noted in Chicago's Tribune Books that the author "has a warm feel for her characters and an eye for the evocative detail." A reviewer in Authors and Artists for Young Adults considered Roberts's Montana Sky "her real breakthrough to mainstream." In the novel, Jack Mercy leaves his Montana Ranch to his three daughters, half-sisters who don't know one another at all. Jack requires that the women live together for a year, or the ranch will be sold. The women must learn to live with one another, while dealing with a series of crimes on the ranch.

Roberts has authored a number of books under the pseudonym J. D. Robb. Her "In Death" series, set more than fifty years in the future, focuses on New York City police lieutenant Eve Dallas. Like many of Roberts's characters, Eve Dallas is a strong, determined and intelligent woman, something that appeals to Roberts's female readers. Making her debut in Naked in Death, the character of Dallas continues to solve crimes in the subsequent novels. "Intensely female yet unfeminine in any traditional sense, Dallas has a complex edge that transcends genre stereotypes," wrote a Publishers Weekly reviewer about Portrait in Death.

Roberts published Remember When using both her own name and her pseudonym, J. D. Robb. The novel is broken into two parts, tied together by a diamond heist. Laine Tavish, the daughter of an infamous thief, owns an antique store. As the novel progresses, she becomes the target of a killer out to recover her father's share of the take. She also falls in love with Max Gannon, an insurance investigator in search of the missing diamonds. Fast-forward fifty years into the future, when Laine's granddaughter, Samantha, writes a book about the still missing diamonds. When another murder occurs, Lt. Eve Dallas is on scene to investigate. A Publishers Weekly reviewer noted, "A true master of her craft, Roberts has penned an exceptional tale that burns with all the brilliance and fire of a finely cut diamond." Booklist reviewer John Charles concluded, Remember When "is another addictive blend of scintillating prose and sharply etched characters that will dazzle and delight her devoted readers."

Roberts's success as an author may be credited to the fact that she spends eight hours per day writing. Roberts's name has consistently remained on the New York Times Best-sellers List. A Publishers Weekly reviewer summarized Roberts's abilities as a writer, calling her "a storyteller of immeasurable diversity and talent." Library Journal's Michael Rogers remarked, "Roberts is always a crowd pleaser." Debbie Ann Weiner's review of The Villa on BookReporter noted Roberts's "remarkable ability to write one engrossing best-seller after another."

"Relationships are Roberts's stock in trade," noted Jeanny V. House in a review of River's End published on BookReporter, "not just the romances, which Roberts presents with skill and passion, but also the relationships between family and friends." Roberts once told CA: "I write relationship books, most often about ongoing romantic involvements. Writing stories about people and their emotions is my primary motivation. Entertainment is always the primary focus."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

books

Authors and Artists for Young Adults, Volume 35, Gale (Detroit, MI), 2000.

Little, Denise, and Laura Hayden, editors, The Official Nora Roberts Companion, introduction by Roberts, Berkley (New York, NY), 2002.

Twentieth-Century Romance and Historical Writers, 3rd edition, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1994.

periodicals

Booklist, July, 1992, review of Honest Illusions, p. 1920; January 1, 1997, review of Sanctuary, p. 780; May 15, 1994, p. 1665; March 15, 1998, p. 1203; September 15, 1998, p. 707; January 1, 1999, Melanie Duncan, review of River's End, p. 793; November 15, 1999, Patty Engelmann, review of Jewels of the Sun, p. 608; September 15, 2000, Nina Davis, review of Pride of Jared MacKade, p. 225, and Donna Seaman, review of Jewels of the Sun, p. 226; December 1, 2000, review of Tears of the Moon, p. 743, and review of Sacred Sins, p. 743; April 15, 2001, review of Dance upon the Air, p. 1508; July, 2001, review of Out of this World, p. 1991; August, 2001, Whitney Scott, review of The Villa, p. 2143; September 1, 2001, review of Midnight Bayou, p. 4; September 15, 2001, review of Considering Kate, p. 212; October 1, 2001, review of Once upon a Rose, p. 304; December 15, 2001, audio book review of Brazen Virtue, p. 745; March 1, 2002, review of Reunion in Death, p. 1098; May 15, 2002, Diana Tixier Herald, review of Face the Fire, p. 1582; August, 2003, John Charles, review of Remember When, p. 1927.

BookPage, June, 2001, review of Dance upon the Air, p. 24; October, 2001, review of Once upon a Rose, p. 30; April, 2002, review of Three Fates, p. 8.

Bookseller, June 20, 2003, "So Good They Named Her Twice: Having Had Considerable Success with Romance Veteran Nora Roberts, Piatkus Is Now Relaunching the Writer's Alter Ego, J. D. Robb," p. 28.

Bookwatch, February, 1999, audio book review of Inner Harbor, p. 10.

Detroit Free Press, August 5, 2001, review of Dance upon the Air, p. 4E.

Drood Review of Mystery, January, 2001, review of Carolina Moon, p. 22.,

Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 1999, review of River's End, p. 15; February 1, 2001, review of The Villa, p. 129; September 1, 2001, review of Midnight Bayou, p. 1241; January 1, 2003, review of Birthright, p. 21; July 15, 2003, review of Remember When, p. 933.

Kliatt, January, 1999, audio book review of Sanctuary, p. 47; July, 1999, audio book review of A Man for Amanda, p. 44.

Library Journal, June 15, 1992, p. 103; June 1, 1994, review of Hidden Riches, p. 162; August, 1995, review of Born in Ice, p. 64; February 1, 1996, p. 139; November 1, 1998, p. 138; February 1, 1999, Jodie L. Israel, review of River's End, p. 123, and review of The Reef, p. 137; February 15, 1999, Michael Rogers, review of Holding the Dream, p. 189; April 15, 1999, audio book review of Inner Harbor, p. 164; June 1, 1999, audio book review of River's End, p. 206; February 15, 2000, Margaret Ann Hanes, review of Carolina Moon, p. 198; March 1, 2000, Jodi L. Israel, review of Jewels of the Sun, p. 142; February 15, 2001, review of The Villa, p. 155; March 1, 2001, audio book review of Glory in Death, p. 152; May 15, 2001, Kristin Ramsdell, review of Dance upon the Air, p. 107; June 15, 2001, Barbara Perkins, review of The Villa, p. 122; January, 2002, review of Dance upon the Air, p. 51; February 15, 2002, review of Three Fates, p. 131; March 15, 2002, review of Betrayal in Death, p. 126; August, 2002, Shelley Mosley, review of Chesapeake Blue, p. 146; September 1, 2003, Margaret Hanes, review of Remember When, p. 210; October 1, 2003, Jodi L. Israel, audio book review of Birthright, p. 132.

Locus, May, 2001, review of Betrayal in Death, p. 29.

Los Angeles Times Book Review, July 15, 1990, p. 14; July 24, 1994, p. 10.

New York Times, March 26, 2001, review of The Villa, p.E7.

New York Times Book Review, February 17, 1985; February 14, 1993, p. 23.

Off Our Backs, December, 2001, Mary E. Atkins, review of Dance upon the Air, p. 35.

People, July 1, 1996, Kristin McMurran, "Page Churner," p. 31; March 31, 1997, p. 41; May 4, 1998, p. 97; March 26, 2001, review of The Villa, p. 48.

Publishers Weekly, November 15, 1991, p. 69; May 18, 1992, review of Honest Illusions, p. 57; May 9, 1994, review of Hidden Riches, p. 62; December 4, 1995, review of Born in Shame, p. 58; January 22, 1996, review of Montana Sky, p. 59; February 3, 1997, p. 95; February 23, 1998, Judy Quinn, "Nora Roberts: A Celebration of Emotions," p. 46; July 6, 1998, pp. 29, 57; September 29, 1998, pp. 73, 99; January 11, 1999, review of River's End, p. 52; March 22, 1999, review of Conspiracy in Death, p. 89; April 12, 1999, Alec Foege, "Close to Home," p. 139; October 11, 1999, review of Jewels of the Sun, p. 73; November 1, 1999, p. 24; December 6, 1999, p. 24; January 31, 2000, review of Carolina Moon, p. 79; June 19, 2000, review of Tears of the Moon, p. 64; October 30, 2000, review of Once upon a Dream, p. 53; February 19, 2001, review of Betrayal in Death, p. 75; May 14, 2001, review of Dance upon the Air, p. 59; July 9, 2001, review of Out of This World, p. 53; August 6, 2001, review of Seduction in Death, p. 66; September 3, 2001, review of Midnight Bayou, p. 55; September 10, 2001, review of Once upon a Rose, p. 68; November 26, 2001, review of Heaven and Earth, p. 45; February 18, 2002, review of Reunion in Death, p. 81; April 1, 2002, audio book review of Three Fates, p. 30, and review of Three Fates, p. 52; May 6, 2002, review of Face the Fire, p. 41; February 24, 2003, review of Portrait in Death, p. 58; March 24, 2003, review of Birthright, p. 59; August 25, 2003, review of Remember When, p. 39, and review of Imitation in Death, p. 45; September 8, 2003, Dick Donahue, "Roberts Rules Redux," p. 18; September 29, 2003, review of Once upon a Midnight, p. 49.

School Library Journal, June, 1995, review of Born in Fire, p. 146; March, 1996, pp. 234-235; September, 1999, review of River's End, p. 244.

Science Fiction Chronicle, June, 2001, review of Betrayal in Death, p. 40; March, 2002, audio book review of Rapture in Death, p. 39.

Times (London, England), August 11, 1997, p. 84.

Tribune Books (Chicago, IL), June 28, 1992, p. 6; March 24, 1996, p. 4; May 11, 1997, p. 11.

Voice of Youth Advocates, February, 1999, review of Sea Swept, p. 418.

Wall Street Journal, February 17, 1984.

Washington Post Book World, February 7, 1999, review of River's End, p. 7.

Writer, September, 2003, "What Makes Readers Love Nora Roberts's Romances?," p. 10.

online

All about Romance, http://www.likesbooks.com/ (June 2, 2003), Blythe Barnhill, review of The Perfect Neighbor and Carnal Innocence; Jennifer L. Schendel, review of Once upon a Kiss; Marianne Stillings, review of Once upon a Rose and Carolina Moon; Colleen McMahon, review of Carolina Moon; Candy Tan, review of Once upon a Star; Jane Jorgenson, review of Brazen Virtue; Linda Mowery, review of "MacGregor" series; interview with Roberts; Andrea Pool, review of Dance upon the Air.

Best Reviews, http://thebestreviews.com/ (June 2, 2003), Harriet Klausner, review of Birthright and Heaven and Earth; review of Once upon a Star; Janice Bennett, review of Heaven and Earth; Kelly Hartsell, review of Heart of the Sea.

BookReporter, http://www.bookreporter.com/ (June 2, 2003), Sonia Chopra, review of Three Fates; Debbie Ann Weiner, review of The Villa; Jeanny V. House, review of River's End.

Books I Loved, http://booksiloved.com/ (June 2, 2003), Jennifer Santiago, review of Midnight Bayou.

Crescent Blues, http://www.crescentblues.com/ (June 2, 2003), "Nora Roberts: The Joy of Make Believer."

MyShelf, http://www.myshelf.com/ (June 2, 2003), Brenda Weeaks, review of Once upon a Star.

MysteryReader, http://www.mysteryreader.com/ (April 24, 2001), review of The Villa.

Nora Roberts Web site, http://www.noraroberts.com/ (November 20, 2003).

Paranormal Romance Reviews, http://pnr.thebestreviews.com/ (June 2, 2003), Harriet Klausner, review of Chesapeake Blue, Three Fates, Once upon a Kiss, Once upon a Rose, Dance upon the Air, and Heart of the Sea; Leslie Tramposch, review of Dance upon the Air and Enchanted; Marilyn Heyman, review of Once upon a Rose.

Readers Read, http://www.readersread.com/ (June 2, 2003), review of Midnight Bayou.

Road to Romance, http://www.roadtoromance.ca/ (June 2, 2003), Traci Bell, review of Dance upon the Air.

RomanceReader, http://www.romancereader.com/ (January 19, 1998) review of The MacGregors: Alan-Grant; (February 3, 1999) review of The Perfect Neighbor; (February 22, 1999) review of River's End; (March 23, 1999) review of Conspiracy in Death; (October 13, 1999) review of Jewels of the Sun; (October 15, 1999) review of Enchanted; (October 25, 1999) review of Loyalty in Death; (March 7, 2001) review of The Villa; (March 26, 2001) review of Betrayal in Death; (August 3, 2001) review of Seduction in Death and Out of This World; (November 27, 2001) review of Midnight Bayou; (January 14, 2002) review of Dance upon the Air; (February 19, 2002) review of Cordina's Crown Jewel; (March 15, 2002) review of Reunion in Death; (March 26, 2002) review of Three Fates; Jean Mason, review of Carolina Moon, review of Irish Rebel; Susan Scribner, review of Inner Harbor; Cathy Sova, review of The MacGregor Brides; Diane Grayson, review of The Perfect Neighbor.

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