Books by Nora Roberts

DARK WITCH by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Magical, romantic, compelling and appealing—Roberts at her best."
Seven hundred fifty years after an evil sorcerer attacks the Dark Witch Sorcha and leaves her children orphans, he comes back, and her descendants must depend on magic, friendship and love to repel him. Read full book review >
WHISKEY BEACH by Nora Roberts
ROMANCE
Released: April 16, 2013

"A sweet, sexy romance with an intriguing historical family mystery that bleeds into a modern-day crime spree, casting suspicion on an innocent man."
A year after his wife was murdered, Eli Landon is leaving Boston for a fresh start in his family's coastal ancestral home, possibly with Abra, the beautiful housekeeper he meets there who is determined to help him clear his name and reclaim his life. Read full book review >
THE WITNESS by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2012

"A promising start to a series, provided Roberts can flesh out her derivative heroine."
A young woman in hiding from the Russian mob faces a difficult decision when she falls in love with a cop. Read full book review >
THE NEXT ALWAYS by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"An effective infomercial—and guest-room sleep-aid—for Inn BoonsBoro."
In Roberts' new series launch, the conversion of a tumbledown Maryland hotel into a boutique country inn fails to expel an extremely shy resident ghost. Read full book review >
CHASING FIRE by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2011

"Popular, prolific Roberts (The Search, 2010, etc.) delivers hair-raising smoke-jumping sequences along with the obligatory thrills, sex and a mystery even the greenest armchair sleuths will be able to solve."
A smoke jumper who puts her life on the line every fire season has more to fear this year than fire. Read full book review >
THE SEARCH by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2010

"A little slower-paced than the typical Roberts romantic mystery (Black Hills, 2009, etc.) but every bit as steamy. It may well add dog lovers to her legion of fans."
A dog trainer and a wood craftsman dance around love and danger in the Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >
HIGH NOON by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2007

"Nerve-wracking suspense leavened with romance and spiced with sex: another hit for the prolific Roberts (Blue Smoke, 2005, etc.)."
Murder mixes with anguish in steamy Savannah. Read full book review >
BLUE SMOKE by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"Roberts does it again with this fast-paced romantic mystery that's both steamy and thrilling, despite its somewhat obvious nature."
Beautiful Italian babe with a passion for fire and doomed hunks joins the arson squad and discovers that someone has held a torch for her since she was a child. Read full book review >
NORTHERN LIGHTS by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2004

"Romance will never die as long as the megaselling Roberts keeps writing it."
Jack London, move over. The Queen of Romance has you in her sights. Read full book review >
MIDNIGHT BAYOU by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Agreeably credible lovers and a neat piece of home-restoration compensate some for the hokey hauntings on the bayou. Loyal fans will enjoy."
A gumbo seasoned with ghosts, love, and murder on the bayou. Read full book review >
THE VILLA by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2001

"A smooth blend of suspense and romance. As ever, the author's trademark effortless style keeps a complex plot moving without a hitch."
Megaselling Roberts (River's End, 1999, etc.) goes to Napa Valley for the tale of an Italian-American family wine producers rocked by scandal and a series of murders. Read full book review >
RIVER'S END by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"If the conventional wisdom is true, that romance readers never tire of reruns of the same old same old, then Roberts won't have disappointed them."
Though Roberts (The Reef, 1998, etc.) never writes badly, her newest mystery romance is more inconsistent than most. Read full book review >
THE REEF by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Clunky denouement aside, Roberts's legion of fans will swarm to this."
With her happy balance of love, sex, and the supernatural, Roberts has become the fairy godmother of escapists and the queen of formula romance. Read full book review >
HOMEPORT by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 1998

"Perhaps it's time to take a sabbatical from the pink sweatshop and turn her considerable wit and narrative skills to a more original piece of work."
To her usual mix of love, mystery, and passion, Roberts (Sanctuary, 1997, etc.)—author of 115 romancers in some 17 years—adds Renaissance art and a decidedly Medici-like family: the Joneses of Maine. Dr. Miranda Jones, nearly six feet with flaming red hair and a glacial reserve, is an archeometrist who specializes in the analyzing and dating of Renaissance bronze sculpture. Read full book review >
SANCTUARY by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 1997

"There's not much suspense here, but it's good to see that heroines are becoming gutsier and heroes better in the kitchen."
Roberts is the perfect perpetual-romance machine. Read full book review >
MONTANA SKY by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 1996

"A good read on a long winter's night."
Three bridegrooms for three sisters: Roberts (True Betrayals, 1995, etc.) stylishly moseys into Big Sky romance. Read full book review >
TRUE BETRAYALS by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 1995

"But Roberts's style has a fresh, contemporary snap that gets the story past its own worst excesses."
Thoroughbreds and Virginia blue-bloods cavort, commit murder, and fall in love in Roberts's (Hidden Riches, 1994, etc.) latest romantic thriller — this one set in the world of championship horse racing. Read full book review >
HIDDEN RICHES by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 1994

"The refreshingly contemporary style of their courtship, romance sparked with funny dialogue, makes this book a good choice for light summer reading."
Roberts (Private Scandals, 1993) keeps us sensuously engrossed in a suspenseful romance that moves smoothly between the harsh world of high-stakes crime and the zaniness of theater, antiques, and bric-a-brac. Read full book review >
PRIVATE SCANDALS by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1993

"A sexy hero whose no-nonsense presence cuts through the vapors and cattiness of the womenfolk and a convincing behind-the-scenes look at TV—both help make up for the weak humor, implausible plot, and trite glitz of this predictable novel."
A scheming rival and an obsessive fan convince a TV star that she's a long way from Kansas—in more sudsy romantic suspense from Roberts (Honest Illusions, 1992). Read full book review >
HONEST ILLUSIONS by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 1992

"Good escape reading."
Suspenseful, glamorous story of love, blackmail, and magic, set in New Orleans and Washington, D.C., about a family of high-class magicians practicing the time-honored profession of thievery. Read full book review >