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by Nora Roberts

  • ISBN: 0739436759
  • Author: Nora Roberts
  • ePub ver: 1369 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 838
  • Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons; Large Print Home Library Ed. edition (2003)
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  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Mystery
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Remember When (2003) is a novel by Nora Roberts and J. D. Robb (the author, writing under two of her pseudonyms).

Remember When (2003) is a novel by Nora Roberts and J. The second half of the book is part of the In Death series, taking place between Imitation in Death and Divided in Death. The plot follows a diamond robbery, over a span of 56 years. Laine Tavish runs an antique shop called Remember When, and spends her time trying to forget her father Jack O'Hara.

In Part One, Nora Roberts introduces us to Laine Tavish, known to the folks in Angel's Gap, Maryland, as the proprietor of Remember When, an antique treasures and gift shop

In Part One, Nora Roberts introduces us to Laine Tavish, known to the folks in Angel's Gap, Maryland, as the proprietor of Remember When, an antique treasures and gift shop. They have no idea that she used to be Elaine O'Hara, daughter of the notorious con man Big Jack O'Hara. or that she grew up moving from place to place, one step ahead of the law.

The book Remember When, originally published in 2003, is listed as a work by Nora Roberts. It actually contains two novellas, whose titles are fonts of great originality: Part One and Part Two. Part One is written by Nora Roberts and contains a romantic suspense that takes place in 2003. Part Two of the omnibus picks up the story fifty-six years later, in 2059, as a novella written by Roberts using her pseudonym, J. Robb. Robb takes the conclusion of Part One and has its consequences fall upon the lives and jobs of Eve Dallas and Roarke, the main protagonists of Robb’s In Death series.

Remember When was pretty good. Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland on October 10, 1950. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published in 1981. Since then, she has written more than 200 novels. Part One was Roberts story and it dealt with Laine and Max. Laine's dad is a thief and was involved in a big diamond heist. Max is the investigator hired to recover the.

The most popular novelist on planet earth, Whether she's writing as Nora Roberts or as . Robb, Roberts weaves a taut and powerful story with lush sensuality and masterful characterisation. For more information about Nora Roberts visit ww. ora-roberts.

The eldest Concannon sister, Maggie, is a reclusive, stubborn and free-spirited glassmaker-with a heart worth winning. When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she’s finally found refuge from her abusive husband-and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ag. ut even in this quiet, peaceful place, Nell never feels entirely at ease. Careful to conceal her true identity, she takes a job as a cook at the local bookstore café-and begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd.

com Remember When – Part 1: 2004 RITA Award for Best Romantic Suspense.

Nora Roberts was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. As of 2011, her novels had spent a combined 861 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list, including 176 weeks in the number-one spot. Remember When – Part 1: 2004 RITA Award for Best Romantic Suspense.

Nora Roberts publishes numerous books every year, including detective romances as . Nora Roberts releases several new romance novels every year, making her one of the most prolific authors of our time. Explore a list of all of Nora Roberts' canon. From series to individual stories, she has published more than 200 novels in total-some sweet, some suspenseful, and some fantasy. Roberts has hit the New York Times Best Seller list regularly. Thanks to her dedicated fans and the fact that she was an early pioneer in communicating with them online, it is rare that a new release does not hit that esteemed book list.

Nora Roberts has written many novels, but her best have J D Robb as the main character. She holds the readers attention from the first few pages until the very end. this book includes a listing of a series in a certain collection

Nora Roberts has written many novels, but her best have J D Robb as the main character. this book includes a listing of a series in a certain collection. my spouse has several paper back, but i hope to replace them with hardbound. i look forward to many more. Easy to read and goes into the story from the beggining. I bought this product because I like this Author and I have been reading all her books. They are easy to read and get into the story right away

Laine Tavish, known to the folks in Angel's Gap, Maryland, as the proprietor of Remember When, an antique treasures and gift shop. They have no idea that she used to be Elaine O'Hara, daughter of the notorious con man Big Jack O'Hara . . . or that she grew up moving from place to place, one step ahead of the law. But Lanie's past has just caught up with her. Her long-lost uncle has visited her shop, leaving a cryptic warning before dying in the street, run down by a car. Now it's up to her, and an enigmatic stranger named Max Gannon, to find out who's chasing her, and why. The answer lies in a hidden fortune -- a fortune that will change Laine's life. This is a LARGE PRINT book
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Precious
The book “Remember When,” originally published in 2003, is listed as a work by Nora Roberts. It actually contains two novellas, whose titles are fonts of great originality: Part One and Part Two. Part One is written by Nora Roberts and contains a romantic suspense that takes place in 2003. Part Two of the omnibus picks up the story fifty-six years later, in 2059, as a novella written by Roberts using her pseudonym, J. D. Robb. Robb takes the conclusion of Part One and has its consequences fall upon the lives and jobs of Eve Dallas and Roarke, the main protagonists of Robb’s In Death series.

And then, in 2010, Roberts/Robb’s publisher separated “Remember When” into two independently published stories. When separated, Part One became “Hot Rocks,” published under the author Nora Roberts; Part Two became “Big Jack,” published under the author J. D. Robb. And suddenly, confusion reigned in reader-land, a confusion that still exists today.

The first level of confusion is the construction of “Remember When” itself. Part One can be read by anyone who enjoys contemporary romantic suspense at any time they choose. It is complete, in and of itself. However, the same cannot be said for Part Two. The events in that part fall almost in the middle of Robb’s well-established In Death series. In fact, it falls chronologically, in storyline, right after Robb’s seventeenth book, “Imitation in Death,” as it picks up barely a day after Peabody makes detective. Thus, a great deal of backstory and character inter-dynamics are already in play and they are essential to understanding events that occur within this plotline. To read Part Two independently would likely be a mistake.

The second level of confusion occurs when a reader likes one of the author’s pseudonyms better than the other, or really doesn’t care for one of them at all. For instance, I am not a heavy reader of Nora Roberts’ books, not like I am with her J. D. Robb pseudonym. However, whether I like Nora Roberts or not, Part One contains the entire circumstances that lead to Part Two. So, if you don’t read Nora Roberts’ part of the omnibus, you will not understand the intimate connection of the murderer in Part Two to the original crime in Part One. Nor will you truly understand the correlation Robb makes, in Part Two, between Eve and the murderer in regards to Eve’s ongoing question of nature versus nurture, genetics versus choice. In other words, Part Two is not the place to start if you have never read J. D. Robb before.

Finally, a third level of confusion exists that has nothing to do with storylines and everything to do with publisher misrepresentation and with poor personal responsibility. When the omnibus was split into two separate stories, that omnibus was not taken off the market nor was there clear truth-in-advertising about the two stories not being new products. Hence, readers with poor tracking systems for documenting what they have or have not read have become and still do become incensed when they purchase “Hot Rocks” and “Big Jack,” only to realize that they have already read both when they read “Remember When.” And the usual outcome of that realization is that the reader angrily gives one or all three of the books a one-star review, while still saying how great they are, instead of taking responsibility for their own decision to buy a book they have already read.

Now, the set-up for Nora Roberts’ Part One:

By the age of ten, Elaine O’Hara was already an accomplished pickpocket and a well-trained beard for her con-man father, Big Jack O’Hara. Realizing that Elaine was on the same path to prison as her husband, her mother divorces Big Jack and flees. It takes years, but Elaine’s mother finally gets their lives straight.

Elaine, now legally known as Laine Tavish, is the owner of an antique shop called “Remember When,” Laine likes what she does, likes where she lives and doesn’t want her friends in her new small hometown of Angel’s Gap to know who she used to be.

As you can imagine, this whole new-start idea falls apart. And it begins unraveling when her father’s best friend of thirty years visits her at the shop and is immediately killed when he steps out the door, dying in Laine’s arms. Enter Max Gannon, an adept PI from New York. It seems that Big Jack and his friend helped steal $28M in diamonds, and the company that insured those gems, to recover them, has retained Max. When Max’s background investigation on Laine Tavish turns up the facts of her parentage, the story really takes off.

At first glance, this set-up is superficially formulaic, based on the idea of “I’ve-Got-A-Secret-And-My-Life-Will-Be-Over-If-It’s-Found-Out.” But under that well-worn and oft-used premise lies a tense thriller and an engaging romance. And it comes without the incessant whining and the hair shirt that many authors believe must accompany such a plotline.

It also comes written in third person and primarily from the viewpoint of Laine, although quite a few scenes are told from Max’s standpoint. To ratchet up the tension, we are also given glimpses into the thoughts and actions of Big Jack O’Hara, Laine’s fugitive thief of a father. And then Roberts slips in a few snippets from the standpoint of Alex Crew, the psychopathic homicidal thief who sets all the events of the novella in motion. And believe me, these bare snippets into Alex Crew’s thoughts are all we need to fuel our fears and ratchet that level of tension right through the roof.

At over 220 pages, this “novella” is of sufficient length to make virtually all the fine points and literary devices believable. The main characters are fleshed out and well grounded, mature and realistic in both speech and action. And the action rarely flags. While there is no cliffhanger at the end and an HEA is clearly in the picture, a few loose ends remain – and Nora Roberts meant it to be that way. Let’s just say that Roberts’ alter ego, J. D. Robb, is very interested in those loose ends.

So, now we enter J. D. Robb’s Part Two:

Fifty-six years after the diamond heist, one-fourth of the “hot rocks” have never been recovered. Samantha Gannon, the granddaughter of Laine Tavish and Max Gannon, writes a book about the heist, called, confusingly, “Hot Rocks.” Shortly after its publication, it becomes a “hot ticket,” and Samantha goes on tour all over the U.S. The day she returns from that tour, she finds her house sitter with her throat slit. The next day, her maid is found immolated in a vacant lot. Someone apparently thinks Samantha knows a whole lot more about the missing diamonds than she has published in the book.

Eve Dallas is the primary on the house sitter’s murder while Baxter is the primary for the maid. When they make the connection between the victims and then the book, the hunt for a human connection to one of the original thieves is mounted. And the hunt is conducted by all our regular In Death characters – Eve, Roarke, Peabody, McNab, Feeney, Baxter and Trueheart.

As I said earlier, I am not a heavy reader of Nora Roberts’ books, not like I am with J. D. Robb’s works. But reading this particular crossover package was not only intriguing, it was necessary for me to continue the In Death series with the best understanding.

However, I did have one problem with the writing style. It appears that the two parts were written back-to-back and that it took the author a bit of time to get out of the “Nora Roberts” mode of Part One and into the persona of J. D. Robb for Part Two. But once the transition was made, the 287-page long novella called Part Two was just as strong an entry for the In Death series as any standalone book with those two words in its title.
Saimath
I'm working my way through all the "in Death" books that Eleanor Robertson writes as J.D. Robb, but I had never read any of the books she writes as Nora Roberts. This double book, which has a Nora Roberts story set in the present. and continues with a related J.D. Robb story set in the future. I thoroughly enjoyed both stories, and thought the author linked them very effectively.
Dishadel
This was the first combination book I've found and read of Nora Robers and J. C. Robb.
I enjoyed the mystery romance of the first part of the book.
I embraced the characters in the true Nora Roberts descriptions that almost makes you feel
like you've made friends.
Part two of the book combines fifty years after the first story bringing in J.D. Robbs infamous characters.
Again Lt. Eve Dallas and her team come to the rescue!
Great read, a nice difference with the combination of "both Authors" coming together!
I hope to find more of these in the future.
Monin
Now I have the entire In Death series. Until the next book comes out in September. I loved this one as well as all the others. Of course if ND Robb wrote instructions on a roll of toilet paper I'd read it. I especially love all the slang she adds , it makes me smile. I'm madly in love with Roake, and PeaBody is a hoot. The whole cast of characters are great. I hope she never gets tired of writing about Eve and Roake.
Capella
I had this book in hardcover but somehow in a move it was lost so I got it for my Kindle! These stories are just so much fun, adventure, suspense and, of course, terrific romance!

First you have the antique shop owned by Laine Tavish and the stranger who runs out apparently in front of a car and is killed. And then our heroine recognizes him as he dies! She knows he was a friend of her dad -- a con man from way back. The mystery is just wonderful and you add in Max Gannon, an insurance investigator....

The second of this two-in-one novel is an "In Death" story by Nora Roberts alter ego, J.D. Robb and now we have Laine and Max's granddaughter Samantha who is an author and the death of her housesitter so enter Lt. Eve Dallas and her team of Roarke, Peabody and more.

I read this and always end up with a smile!
Chillhunter
Oh, yeah. Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb nails it this time. This book is a gorgeously written old time romance story followed by a fast forward 50 years and slam dunk into a modern cop drama that ties together both stories. This book is brilliant, clever and collectible.
I love Ms. Roberts experiential approach to writing. Each new book shows a rich new facet of herself as she creates "gotcha hooked stories". Her imagination seems endless and the sources for her material, in this case collectible toys, provides grist for her very clever mill in the most positive sense. I love her characterizations, particularly those that retain the feel of stablity while caught in the presence of chaos. Especially characters like Feeney and his bag of sugared nuts, the eye blinding clothes worn by McNab, the lust for freebee food at Roarke and Eve's home always amuses. The solid, new Detective Peabody flashing her new badge and getting her mojo in her new role. The unforgettable,gorgeous Roarke as he continues to show his incredible love and patience with Eve through all her crusty street wise mannerisms overlaying her bruised and tarnished heart of gold. For both of them, there could be no other. What a message of love. The Lieutenant is so tough/vulnerable and conflicted/honorable. In this story J.D. has Eve softening a bit and sounding more settled and calm as her marriage matures a bit and her feelings of security both in love and her life unfold. Still J.D. reminds us through Eve's voice that it is a tough go for this wounded warrior. The author really stands for women like this and I just adore that facet of her writing for to me it is the heart of her work.
As J.D. Robb, she truly gets the vibes of real police work. Read this Brilliant book.

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