Monday, 3 December 2012

Review - Sanctuary by Nora Roberts

SanctuarySanctuary by Nora Roberts
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m an avid reader and fan of Nora Roberts. She is, as far as I’m concerned, the Queen of Romance, although there are those who argue that what she writes isn’t strictly “Romance.” If it isn’t, then three cheers for her. She has managed to put out several books a year under at least two pen names, most of which are good reads. This one, Sanctuary, is one of her best.
In it she follows the torturous lives of the Hathaway family as they try to run a small inn on an outer-banks Island off the coast of Georgia. Our heroine, Jo, a successful photographer on the mainland is drawn back home by a series of photos sent to her anonymously. Photos of her mother, Annabelle, who disappeared from their home on the island years ago, leaving the family shattered.
This is a family mystery, but more than that, it’s a family saga. The plot is complex and compelling and the characters and setting are brilliantly drawn.

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I currently have three novels and one short story. I hope you will add them to your reading list and let me know if you enjoy them.

 • Abigails Christmas (short story) ~ An enchanting tale of love and romance, with a magical touch of fantasy.
Abigail's Christmas is a holiday story about Abigail who goes looking for a tree on Christmas Eve, and ends up with the man of her dreams in a sleigh in the Rockies --- with a wedding in the offing! Is it real?  Is she dreaming?  Or is it just Christmas magic?

 • The Memory of Roses ~ The enduring love story of two generations of the McQuaid family unfolds on the beautiful Greek Island of Corfu. It is a tale complete with beautiful and passionate women, handsome and fiery men, and an intriguing mystery.

 • Delighting In Your Company ~ Delighting In Your Company is a paranormal romance set on an exotic Caribbean island, featuring a handsome ghost and an adventurous heroine who travels back in time to solve a mystery!

 • Sonata ~ Sayuri McAllister has just arrived home to Vancouver to find some startling situations:  
~ A robbery has taken place at her family home, and it is being investigated by her old flame;
~ Alyssa James who she barely knows, is about to become her new stepmother; 
~ and Alyssa’s brother, Hugh James, is a charming Irishman who is intent on bedding and wedding the rich and beautiful Sayuri. 
It’s a confusing and difficult time for Sayuri, especially when dangerous accidents happen to her father and herself – or are they accidents?

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