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Island of Flowers [Kindle Edition]

Nora Roberts
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (483 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $5.98
Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC

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Book Description

A tropical paradise sets the stage for a turbulent passion in this unforgettable tale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.

Available digitally for the first time.

To reconcile with her long-estranged father, Laine Simmons travels to Hawaii. But she soon finds her motives being questioned by his arrogant, judgmental, and extremely attractive business partner, Dillon O’Brian. It doesn’t help that every infuriating confrontation with the man only makes her want him more.

As Laine struggles to heal her past, she has to fight her treacherous heart—or admit to herself that this is one battle she’d rather lose…

Includes a preview of Nora Roberts' latest hardcover, Whiskey Beach, available April 2013.


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About the Author

Nora Roberts is a bestselling author of more than 209 romance novels. She 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 Bestseller List, including 176 weeks in the number-one spot. Over 280 million copies of her books are in print, including 12 million copies sold in 2005 alone.

Product Details

  • File Size: 443 KB
  • Print Length: 187 pages
  • Publisher: InterMix (January 15, 2013)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B2GIWP6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,073 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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276 of 283 people found the following review helpful
By P. Fine
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was presented as a 2013 copyright making the buyer believe it was a newly published book. As I always liked Nora's books, I purchased it even though it was $6.99, which I normally don't pay for light entertainment books. The first clue that this was an old book wad when Dillon pulled out a cigarette. The farther I read I realized this was a book I read many, many years ago. The more I read, the more it showed this story was from a different time and era in which women thought differently about being bullied by men and thinking that was romantic. Ugh! I hate that I was duped into buying this out-of-date book. And at a price that is highway robbery. I am retired and on a limited income. I can't travel like I would like so travel to places in the imagination of the story. It is a sad commentary on the greed of corporate America that businesses cheat people out of their hard earned dollars without qualm. But you won't do this again as now I'm savvy to the repressive practice of putting old books out as new ones. Shame on all if you!
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122 of 124 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DISAPPOINTED May 19, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I WAS ONLY INTO THE STORY A FEW PAGES WHEN I REALIZED THAT I HAD READ THIS STORY YEARS AGO. I RESENT 'RE RELEASING AN OLD BOOK WITH A NEW COVER AS THOUGH IT WAS A RECENTLY PUBLISHED STORY. INSTEAD OF $7 IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON THE FREE LIST .NORA YOU WON'T FOOL ME AGAIN.
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45 of 51 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An early one August 1, 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
One or Ms. Robert's ealry one's. Laine flies to Hawaii after her mother's death to meet with her father, a man she hasn't seen since she was seven and has been led to believe didn't care about her. Meeting with Dillon, her Father's partner, is both informative and explosive. Good summer afternoon reading.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Love Nora but skip this one May 5, 2013
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This did not even feel like a Nora Roberts book. I was very disappointed. There was no character development at all. Wish I had never bought it.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Little Too Flowery April 13, 2005
Format:Mass Market Paperback
ISLAND OF FLOWERS has a few interesting twists to the typical romance setting, not many but there are a couple.

This story revolves around Laine Simmons as she flies to Hawaii to reconcile with her father after many years of separation. Since her mother's death, she has discovered the truth about him and hopes to smooth things over - her mother didn't portray him very nicely, so Laine has to deal with trying to reconstruct their relationship. While at the airport, she runs into her father's business partner, Dillion O'Brian. After hearing a condensed version of Laine's story from her father, Dillion is sure she only wants money and is obnoxious and downright rude to her whenever her father isn't around. Laine must not only convince him that she's only after her father's affection, but also must try to keep from falling in love with Dillion. UGH - what is with these female characters that fall for the guy treating them horribly?

Ok, typical stuff, right? I'll agree but the reader also has a glimpse of Nora Roberts breaking out of the mold with some of the subplots that happen. The character of Laine isn't strong but rather a bit mild and meek, as opposed to what we see in later Roberts books where she's not afraid of making the female leads able to stand on her own. Dillion is the classic handsome, strong macho-man ready to take on the world and protect those he cares about. I personally enjoy the recent leading male roles where they are more rounded in character.

This is another non-thought provoking book but an enjoyable way to spend a few hours reading. Since it's fewer than 200 pages, it won't take long to zip through this one.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Forgettable book April 3, 2013
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I finished reading this maybe a week ago and have already forgotten it. The only thing I remember distinctly is saying "Is that all there is?" when I finished it. It seemed pretty inconclusive, formula to the hilt, and not very engaging. Then suddenly it was over. I don't like how Nora Robert's true publishing dates are hidden, as this must be a very old book, and I've seen her newer ones are far better and more intriguing than this one was. How do you find out the true first publishing date? Not easy.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Island of Flowers April 24, 2013
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Boring. This reads exactly like a Harliquin Romance from the 80's. Nora Robert's books normally keep me hooked from the first paragraph. This one was a chore to read. Normally I laugh out loud routinely. This one, i did not crack a smile. Look elsewhere for a good read.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too Short March 20, 2013
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This book was too short. It was good but I was expecting more for what I had to pay for a short story
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Well done for its style, but I prefer Nora Robert's stories of...
This genre of books still causes distaste to me. Men taking kisses whenever and women accepting. But I know of women who enjoy this kind of treatment in a book. Read more
Published 10 hours ago by L. Bartus
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I enjoyed this book.
Published 2 days ago by Earlnmatt
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I liked this story a lot & I felt it was different from Nora's normal writing.
Published 9 days ago by Karen Pallanich
1.0 out of 5 stars Was such a quick easy read. Possibly more suited to teenagers
Was such a quick easy read. Possibly more suited to teenagers. Reminded me of Mills and Boon novels we read in our youth.
Published 17 days ago by Rita Custers
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good
Published 18 days ago by Kindle Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Not a favorite from Nora Roberts
Cute, but very predictable and short. Not at all like other Nora Roberts books that I have read.
Published 18 days ago by PJ Parker
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A nice love story. Easy reading to relax by.
Enjoyed!
Published 21 days ago by luika
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
I found it difficuct to understand and rather boring.
Published 25 days ago by Bev Beauvais
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
The ending was too abrupt and the reader could tell what was going to happen.
Published 29 days ago by mary karscig
4.0 out of 5 stars A QUICK READ
NORA ROBERTS USES THE SAME STORY LINE IN ALL OF THE BOOKS I HAVE READ! WOMAN MEETS MAN, SHE CANNOT STAND HIM AT FIRST; THEN YHEY FALL IN LOVE AND LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER 🐱🐷
Published 1 month ago by Kitty Boots
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