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Nora Roberts


(Eleanor Marie Robertson Aufem-Brinke Wilder)
USA (1950 - )

aka Sarah Hardesty, Jill March, J D Robb

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 has given Ms. Roberts 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.
 
Series

 
 




 
Celebrity Magazine
1. Second Nature (1985)
2. One Summer (1986)
Summer Pleasures (omnibus) (2002)
 
 

 
D.C. Detectives
1. Sacred Sins (1987)
2. Brazen Virtue (1988)
 

 

 
Time and Again
1. Time Was (1989)
2. Times Change (1989)
Time and Again (omnibus) (2001)
 



 


 


 

 
Concannon Sisters Trilogy
1. Born in Fire (1994) (as by Sarah Hardesty)
2. Born in Ice (1995) (as by Sarah Hardesty)
3. Born in Shame (1995) (as by Sarah Hardesty)
Born in Fire / Born in Ice / Born in Shame (omnibus) (1996)
Irish Born (omnibus) (1996)

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 
In Death (Novellas) (with J D Robb)
Remember When (2003)
 
In The Garden
1. Blue Dahlia (2004)
2. Black Rose (2005)
3. Red Lily (2005)
In the Garden Trilogy (omnibus) (2006)

 

 
Sign of Seven Trilogy
1. Blood Brothers (2007)
2. The Hollow (2008)
3. The Pagan Stone (2008)
Sign of Seven Trilogy (omnibus) (2009)

 
 
 

 
 
Guardians Trilogy
1. Stars of Fortune (2015)
 
Novels
Song of the West (1982)
Blithe Images (1982)
The Heart's Victory (1982)
Island of Flowers (1982)
Search For Love (1982)
Once More With Feeling (1983)
From This Day (1983)
Her Mother's Keeper (1983)
This Magic Moment (1983)
Tonight and Always (1983)
Untamed (1983)
Promise Me Tomorrow (1984)
Storm Warning (1984)
Sullivan's Woman (1984)
First Impressions (1984)
Rules of the Game (1984)
The Law is a Lady (1984)
Endings and Beginnings (1984)
A Matter of Choice (1984)
Less of a Stranger (1985)
The Right Path (1985)
Partners (1985)
Night Moves (1985)
Opposites Attract (1985)
Boundary Lines (1985)
Dual Image (1985)
The Art of Deception (1986)
Treasures Lost, Treasures Found (1986)
Risky Business (1986)
A Will and a Way (1986)
Mind Over Matter (1987)
Hot Ice (1987)
Temptation (1987)
Local Hero (1988)
The Name of the Game (1988)
Sweet Revenge (1988)
Impulse (1989)
Gabriel's Angel (1989)
The Welcoming (1989)
Genuine Lies (1991)
Public Secrets (1991)
Carnal Innocence (1991)
Unfinished Business (1992)
Honest Illusions (1992)
Divine Evil (1992)
Private Scandals (1993)
Hidden Riches (1994)
True Betrayals (1995)
Montana Sky (1996)
Sanctuary (1997)
Homeport (1998)
The Reef (1998)
River's End (1999)
Carolina Moon (2000)
Three Fates (2000)
Midnight Bayou (2001)
The Villa (2001)
Birthright (2003)
Northern Lights (2004)
Blue Smoke (2005)
The Best Mistake (2005)
Angels Fall (2006)
High Noon (2007)
Tribute (2008)
All I Want for Christmas (2009)
Black Hills (2009)
Hot Rocks (2010)
The Search (2010)
Chasing Fire (2011)
Ever After (2011)
The Witness (2012)
Whiskey Beach (2013)
The Collector (2014)
The Liar (2015)
The Obsession (2016)


















 
Omnibus
Silhouette Christmas Stories 1986 (1986) (with Debbie Macomber, Maura Seger and Tracy Sinclair)
Once More With Feeling / Song of the West (1991)
Birds, Bees and Babies (1994) (with Ann Major and Dallas Schulze)
Jingle Bells, Wedding Bells (1994) (with Elizabeth August, Barbara Boswell and Myrna Temte)
From the Heart (1996)
Once Upon A Castle (1998) (with Jill Gregory, Ruth Langan and Marianne Willman)
Forever Mine (1998) (with Heather Graham and Elizabeth Lowell)
Once Upon A Star (1999) (with Jill Gregory, Ruth Langan and Marianne Willman)
Three Complete Novels: Honest Illusions / Private Scandals / Hidden Riches (2000)
Once Upon A Dream (2000) (with Jill Gregory, Ruth Langan and Marianne Willman)
Take This Man (2000) (with Marie Ferrarella and Diana Palmer)
True Betrayals / Montana Sky / Sanctuary (2001)
Once Upon A Rose (2001) (with Jill Gregory, Ruth Langan and Marianne Willman)
A Little Magic (2001)
Nora Roberts Collection: Homeport / The Reef / River's End (2002)
Once Upon a Kiss (2002) (with Jill Gregory, Ruth Langan and Marianne Willman)
Going Home (2002)
Dangerous (2002)
Truly Madly Manhattan (2003)
Engaging the Enemy (2003)
Mysterious (2003)
Once Upon a Midnight (2003) (with Jill Gregory, Ruth Langan and Marianne Willman)
Suspicious (2003)
Carolina Moon / The Villa / Three Fates (2004)
Nora Roberts Collection 5: Midnight Bayou / Chesapeake Blue/ Birthright (2004)
A Little Fate (2004)
Sullivan's Woman / Heart's Victory (2004)
With Open Arms (2004)
Opposites Attract / Local Hero (2004)
Moon Shadows (2004) (with Jill Gregory, Ruth Langan and Marianne Willman)
The Gift (2004)
Playing the Odds / Tempting Fate (2004)
Winner Takes All (2004)
One Man's Art / All the Possibilities (2004)
Reunion (2004)
Two of a Kind (2005)
Rules of Play (2005)
By My Side (2006)
Dream Makers (2006)
Irish Dreams (2007)
Christmas Angels (2007)
Treasures (2008)
Summer Delights (2008)
First Impressions / Blithe Images (2008)
Home for Christmas / All I Want for Christmas / Gabriel's Angel (2008)
Chances (2009)
Where the Heart Is (2009)
The Law of Love (2009)
Forever (2009)
Windfall (2009)
Western Skies (2009)
Winter Dreams (2009)
Worth the Risk (2009)
Name of the Game / Once More with Feeling (2009)
Key of Light / Morrigan's Cross (2010)
Summer Dreams (2010)
Sweet Rains (2010)
Secrets & Sunsets (2010)
And Then There Was You (2010)
The Reef / Midnight Bayou (2011)
Perfect Harmony (2011)
Under Summer Skies (2011)
The Magic of Home (2011)
Spellbound / Ever After (2012)
Hazy Summer Nights (2012)
Summer Love (2012)
A Day Away (2012)
Christmas Magic (2012)
Golden Shores (2012)
Holiday Wishes (2012)
Playing for Keeps (2013)
Change of Heart (2013)
Happy Endings (2013)
California Summer (2013)
A World Apart / The Witching Hour (2013)
Eight Classic Nora Roberts Romantic Suspense Novels (2013)
In Dreams / Winter Rose (2013)
Whispered Promises (2013)
Catching Snowflakes (2013)
Not Without You (2013)
Wild at Heart (2014)
Winds of Change (2014)
Love Comes Along (2014)
A Change of Plans (2014)
Play It Again (2014)
Mystery Box Set (2014)
Something New (2014)
California Dreams (2014)
Mistletoe and Snow (2014)
Hearts Untamed (2014)
Home at Last (2014)
All At Once (2014)
Summer with You (2015)
Snow is Falling (2015)
Christmas with You (2015)
 
Collections
 
Chapbooks
 
Novellas
 
Series contributed to
 
Awards
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1983) : The Heart's Victory
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1984) : This Magic Moment
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1984) : Untamed
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1985) : A Matter of Choice
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1985) : Opposites Attract
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1987) : One Summer
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1989) : Brazen Virtue
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1992) : Night Shift
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1993) : Divine Evil
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1994) : Nightshade
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1994) : Private Scandals
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1995) : Hidden Riches
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (2001) : Carolina Moon
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (2003) : Three Fates
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (2004) : Birthright


Books about Nora Roberts
 
Nora Roberts recommends
A Man to Die for
A Man to Die for (1991)
Eileen Dreyer
"A wicked prescription guaranteed to give you sleepless nights."
Evermore
Evermore (1993)
Modean Moon
"Beguiling... a story of choices, passion, and healing that spans two lifetimes."
Crooked Hearts
Crooked Hearts (1994)
Patricia Gaffney
"With a lyrical voice and keen wit, Patricia Gaffney weaves compelling stories that echo in the human heart."
Laura
Laura (1994)
Hilary Norman
"Wrenching, emotional, triumphant!"
Line of Duty
Line of Duty (1996)
(Military Thriller)
Merline Lovelace
"Sizzles with passion!"
A Groom for Maggie
A Groom for Maggie (1997)
(Whirlwind Weddings)
Elizabeth Harbison
"A delightful trip on the tangled path of true love."
The Mermaid's Song
The Mermaid's Song (1997)
Marianne Willman
"A lyrically woven tale that glows with romance, pulses with suspense and shimmers with magic."
The Intended
The Intended (1998)
(MacPherson Clan, book 4)
May McGoldrick
"Love Triumphs in this richly romantic tale."
The Bride Finder
The Bride Finder (1998)
(St. Leger Legacy, book 1)
Susan Carroll
"An intriguing tale..."
The Hanged Man
The Hanged Man (1998)
(Tango Key Mysteries)
T J MacGregor
"Taut, tricky, and terrifying... a dark and suspenseful page turner."
Girl in the Mirror
Girl in the Mirror (1998)
Mary Alice Monroe
"What price beauty? Mary Alice Monroe's Girl in the Mirror reflects the shadows and shapes of a womans painful and illuminating journey of self-discovery, of choices, of loves."
Second Star to the Right
Second Star to the Right (1999)
Mary Alice Kruesi
"The romance... will charm the reader."
The Legend MacKinnon
The Legend MacKinnon (1999)
(Paranormal )
Donna Kauffman
"Adventure, passion, magic and betrayal are the bright threads Donna Kauffman weaves together to create the legend of three bold warriors out of their time."
Inseparable
Inseparable (1999)
Ann Major
"Want it all? Read Ann Major."
Silver Lining
Silver Lining (2000)
Maggie Osborne
"Wit, style, and class. Maggie Osborne is a storyteller who consistently delivers all three."
Big, Bad Wolfe, at the Altar!
Big, Bad Wolfe, at the Altar! (2000)
(Big, Bad Wolfe)
Joan Hohl
"Ms. Hohl is a compelling storyteller who weaves her stories with passion."
Dove's Way
Dove's Way (2000)
Linda Francis Lee
"Dove's Way will capture your heart."
How to Marry a Marquis
How to Marry a Marquis (2000)
(Agents for the Crown, book 2)
Julia Quinn
"A delightful parfait of a book."
The China Bride
The China Bride (2000)
(Bride Trilogy , book 2)
Mary Jo Putney
"Ms. Putney just gets better and better."
The Enchantress
The Enchantress (2000)
(Highland Treasure)
May McGoldrick
"Richly romantic."
Heaven on Earth
Heaven on Earth (2000)
Constance O'Day-Flannery
"She proves that love is timeless."
Waiting for You
Waiting for You (2000)
(London Friends, book 2)
Kasey Michaels
"Kasey Michaels aims for the heart and never misses."
The Firebrand
The Firebrand (2000)
(Highland Treasure)
May McGoldrick
"Richly romantic."
Dark Side of Dawn
Dark Side of Dawn (2001)
(Military Thriller)
Merline Lovelace
"[Her novels] sizzle with passion for life and love."
Still Mr and Mrs
Still Mr and Mrs (2002)
Mary McBride
"McBride deftly spins the estranged lovers through the hoops of passion and danger."
That Summer
That Summer (2003)
Joan Wolf
"Joan Wolf never fails to deliver the best."
Driven to Distraction
Driven to Distraction (2004)
Dixie Browning
"There is no one writing romance today who touches the heart and tickles the ribs like Dixie Browning."
Hot Stuff
Hot Stuff (2004)
Elaine Fox
"Fox writes romance in a fresh and vibrant voice."
The Ocean Between Us
The Ocean Between Us (2004)
(Ocean Between Us)
Susan Wiggs
"A human and multilayered story exploring duty to both country and family."
Guys & Dogs
Guys & Dogs (2006)
(Guys & Dogs, book 1)
Elaine Fox
"A fresh and vibrant voice."
Immediate Family
Immediate Family (2006)
Eileen Goudge
"Eileen Goudge writes like a house on fire, creating characters you come to love and hate to leave."
Silent in the Grave
Silent in the Grave (2006)
(Lady Julia Grey, book 1)
Deanna Raybourn
"Storytelling at its most compelling."
Beware of Doug
Beware of Doug (2007)
(Guys & Dogs, book 2)
Elaine Fox
"A fresh and vibrant voice."
Knock 'em Dead
Knock 'em Dead (2008)
(Finley Anderson Tanner Mystery, book 2)
Rhonda Pollero
"Rhonda Pollero will take you on a fun, fascinating journey. You won't want to miss her!"

Montana Glory (2010)
(McCords, book 3)
R C Ryan
"Found love, lost treasure, and ever-present danger. Ryan delivers it all with page-turning romance."

The Golden Prince (2010)
Rebecca Dean
"If you like Philippa Gregory you'll love this."

What Happened to Hannah (2012)
Mary Kay McComas
"McComas weaves stories that brighten the heart."

Bad Nights (2013)
(Rockfort Security, book 1)
Rebecca York
"Rebecca York delivers page-turning suspense."

Second Star to the Right (2013)
Mary Alice Monroe
"The magic of innocence and the romance of hope will charm the reader."

The Maverick of Copper Creek (2014)
(Copper Creek Cowboys, book 1)
R C Ryan
"R. C. Ryan delivers it all with page-turning romance!"



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