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Homeport

Homeport 1

by Nora Roberts

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/01/2010

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When art historian Dr Miranda Jones arrives home one bitterly cold night, someone is waiting for her in the shadows. In a terrifying attack she is held at knifepoint, her bags stolen by an unseen assailant.



Deeply shaken by the ordeal, Miranda is glad to throw herself into a new assignment: verifying the authenticity of a Renaissance bronze known as The Dark Lady. But as Miranda is drawn into the investigation, it becomes clear that her attack was no ordinary mugging. Enlisting the help of seductive art thief Ryan Boldari, she sets out to uncover the truth behind The Dark Lady - and a dangerous secret that could jeopardise not only her career, but her life . . .
ISBN:
9780749940775
9780749940775
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-01-2010
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
544
Dimensions (mm):
200x140x32mm
Weight:
0.42kg
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."

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    It’s been a while since I read this but I love Nora Roberts books and since I read one a day, the plots and characters get mixed up. I am continually reading and can’t get enough.