Nora Roberts

 

By a strange set coincidences, I’m reading three different Nora Roberts’ books at once. I almost always pick up the newest “In Death” by J.D. Robb, Robert’s alter ego, soon after it’s published. Strangers in Death came out Tuesday, I bought it yesterday, and started reading today. I’ll have it to one of my daughters to read (they both want to borrow it) by the end of the week.

I usually keep a romance by my bed to read before I go to sleep. Early last week I took Mysterious off Mt. Bookpile. It is a collection of three of her Silhouette novels from the 1980’s – This Magic Moment, Search for Love, and The Right Path. I’m about 2/3 of the way through the first story.

When I stopped at the library yesterday, High Noon was waiting for me. Since this is the audio version, it is doubtful I’ll be able to renew it if I don’t start it soon. I’m only about half way through Gaudy Night in the car, so I started listening to High Noon at work when I’m working on routine tasks.

It’s rare I have 3 books by one author going at the same time. But they’re all different. Mysterious is from early in her career. Silhouette books (at the time, anyway) were straight fluff romances and a good way for a writer to get established. High Noon came out in the last year, and is part of her mature romantic suspense novel stage. Strangers in Death is written by her alter ego. J.D. Robb’s detective series is darker than the Nora Roberts romantic suspense novels, with wonderful protagonists. What strong woman could dislike Eve Dallas or could help but fall for Eve’s husband Roarke? The mysteries are usually good, edgy, and well crafted. So I may be reading three books by the same person, but I’m still reading three different genres. How often can you say that?

One Comment

  1. Comment by Netherland:

    Nora Roberts never lets you down. You can see where the story takes place and feel the action. This was a book I didn’t want to put down.