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Her Mother's Keeper [Kindle Edition]

Nora Roberts
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $5.98
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Book Description

A woman on a mission gets sidetracked by love in this irresistible story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.


Gwen Lacrosse has no reason to doubt that famous novelist and infamous womanizer Luke Powers is taking advantage—romantically—of her mother. His name is mentioned in fawning terms all over her mother’s letters to Gwen, which is why she now finds herself jetting from Manhattan to her hometown on the outskirts of New Orleans.

But her mother’s new boarder is not what Gwen imagined. With an uncomplicated masculinity and searing wit, Luke makes her feel like she’s losing all of her dependable common sense—and all of her inhibitions…

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About the Author

Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 190 novels, including The Search, Black Hills, Tribute, High Noon, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. Roberts has more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

Product Details

  • File Size: 496 KB
  • Publisher: InterMix (April 16, 2013)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,548 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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139 of 141 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 30 year old story May 1, 2013
By hay63
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was originally published in 1983. The product listing says "2013" publication date. This is false advertising as it leads the buyer into thinking it is a new book, not a 30 year old story.
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the price. May 3, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am a big Nora Roberts fan and I hardly ever write reviews, but this one was just horrible. I was bored after the first few chapters. I can't even remember the characters names, but all I could think of is that he kept treating her like she was a child instead of two adults starting a relationship. I wouldn't waste my money on this one.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This was previous released May 14, 2013
By Lori
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This book was released several years ago but marketed as a new book. I had already read it. Not very happy I spent money on a book I already read
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Rainy Day Book February 23, 2002
By A Customer
Gwen thinks her ditszy,widowed mother may be having an affair with the young,handsome writer boarding at their historic Louisiana home. Worried that he's taking advantage, she comes home from NY to check him out. Then, she falls for him herself! Several red herrings in plot lead to a surprise ending.
Excerpt from the back of the book:
"Her mother needed her, Gwen had decided. So she took a vacation from her demanding NY job at prestigious Style magazine to go home to Louisiana. She was sure her mother was being duped by author Luke Powers. How could anyone fall for such a man?
When Gwen met Luke, she discovered the answer to her question:
Luke was the most attractive man she had ever met. Gwen knew she should persuade him to return to his native California, but how could she, when she knew that he would take her heart with him?"
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice story but not exactly what I had expected April 27, 2013
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I was looking forward to this book when I bought it. It was a good story, but moved too fast in the beginning, well, I do not think I can even say that it had a beginning more like it started in the middle. It would have been better if there had been more background to the story. We really don't know Michael and he played a big part in the main characters insecurities so knowing more about that relationship would have helped. As well she went to her mother's house trying to get rid of him hut almost as soon as she arrives she's miserab attracted to him and she let's hi kiss her/ falls in love. Let's just say that this book cost too much for its skimpy storyline. Don't get me wrong its a good story but has the potential to be a great story with a little more added to the beginning.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's an early novel May 14, 2013
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Roberts current novels are so much better! I don't have 13 more words to say in any matter shape or form!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars big disappointment May 24, 2013
By Lynne
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I too, have always liked her books but this one was not up to par with her others. Basically, it just went on and on with the same thing, page after page. I quit reading after about 1/3 of the way in. No real story involved.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Who Needs Saving - Mother or Daughter? May 4, 2005
In HER MOTHER'S KEEPER, a daughter (Gwen Lacrosse) comes to the rescue of her mother to save her from certain scandal. The only problem is the mother doesn't know she's in danger of being disgraced. The villain (Luke Powers) is a younger man who has been staying in the Lacrosse mansion while he is finishing one of his books.

Set in New Orleans, Nora Roberts definitely gets the Cajon flavor correct with this story. Hot and humid could describe both the environment and the feelings Gwen develops for Luke. How does a daughter stop thinking romantic thoughts about her mother's boyfriend? Luke is her mother's liaison, or is it wishful thinking that they really are only friends?

Roberts bounces the reader back and forth on that perspective - is he or isn't he - only the mother knows for sure (and of course Luke, but he's not saying!). Ok, charming, but brainless, is a better description for this one, but I can't resist since it was so cute!

HER MOTHER'S KEEPER is a story with an exotic flare, pure romance, but mostly filled with humor. Nora Roberts shows that you can laugh at yourself in almost any situation!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars easy read romance
Was a perfect quick read, romance and feel good story. No real criticism except that because I read so many of Nora Roberts' books, I pretty much knew what would happen.
Published 11 days ago by sm5712
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good but not, in my opinion, among Nora Roberts' best
Published 17 days ago by Patricia Knight
4.0 out of 5 stars Predictable
This book was for a teenager. Very predictable. Not one of her best books. I have read them all and this is one I should have skipped.
Published 1 month ago by DEBORAH J VULLINGS
1.0 out of 5 stars Yuck
Entirely too Harlequin Romance-y - just not my thing. Might be appealing to others. Very disappointing. Too bad I can't get my money back.
Published 1 month ago by M. Wills
5.0 out of 5 stars Wish there were more
Great book wish it hadn't ended where it did I was hoping to read about the wedding and after that
Published 1 month ago by Maria
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun misunderstanding
This one contains a funny if frustrating misunderstanding for the female main character. The side characters are engaging and entertaining and remind us why Nora is such a great... Read more
Published 2 months ago by KFI
1.0 out of 5 stars No plot
needs a plot and a little action. Too fast of a read. not as thrilling as the other books are
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars where can I find my very own Luke?
As always Nora Roberts writes a great love story that takes me away from my every day problems. Her characters are vividly brought to life
Published 2 months ago by Leah M. Camara
1.0 out of 5 stars BORING - one star
Same old same old. One star.
And gumbo is not eaten on a plate; it's always served in a bowl with rice as the base is similar to a gravy or a soup.
Published 2 months ago by Lillian
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Nora's best
Am a long time fan really enjoyed this will always be a fan of hers like her more recent novels best
Published 2 months ago by Joanne Saro
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