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The MacGregors: Alan & Grant: All The Possibilities\One Man's Art Paperback – March 1, 2006

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Setting: Contemporary U.S.
Sensuality Rating: 8

Bestselling author Nora Roberts continues her acclaimed MacGregor series with two romantic novellas in The MacGregors: Alan and Grant. In All the Possibilities, Washington, D.C., socialite Shelby Campbell meets Senator Alan MacGregor and the attraction is immediate and powerful. Unfortunately, Shelby is determined to avoid romantic involvement with any public figure, a resolve that stems from her witnessing her politician father's assassination. A man in the spotlight, especially a man in politics, is too vulnerable, and she can't risk losing someone she loves again. Her determination is no match for Alan's, though, as the handsome MacGregor lays siege to the Campbell heart with weapons too compelling to resist.

In One Man's Art, Shelby's brother, Grant Campbell, has found his own way of coping with his loss. A famous cartoonist and political satirist, Grant lives as a virtual hermit in an isolated Maine lighthouse, jealously guarding his privacy. His battlements are breached, however, when beautiful Genvieve Grandeau arrives sodden and stranded on his doorstep. Genvieve, herself a renowned artist, has come to Maine seeking solitude and inspiration. When Grant's grudging willingness to assist a damsel in distress turns to outright surliness as he camouflages his attraction to her, she sets upon a mission to make him regret his rudeness. Soon she has more on her hands than she expected, as she and Grant both recognize a passion that neither can deny.

Though thinner in plot than the typical Roberts book--due to the shorter, double-novella format--The MacGregors: Alan and Grant nonetheless contains the same compelling characters, rich description, and sensuous storytelling known and loved by Roberts fans. This newest MacGregor novel should please both her devoted readers and new readers alike. --Lisa Wanttaja --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Roberts's bestselling novels are some of the best in the romance genre.'" - USA TODAY "Nora Roberts is a storyteller of immeasurable diversity and talent." - Publishers Weekly "Romance will never die as long as the mega-selling Roberts keeps writing it." - Kirkus Reviews" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Series: The Macgregors
  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Silhouette; Original edition (March 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 037328523X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373285235
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,009,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By destiny morna on June 18, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I loved this book and the whole series about the wonderful MacGregor family. This one contains two stories-
**Alan's story- alan is the first born son and a US Senator with aspirations for the presidency. He falls for Shelby- an eccentric Washington potter who's father was also a senator and assassinated when she was just a girl. For this reason, Shelby does not want to get back involved into politics. Alan spends most of the book plotting to win over her and I enjoyed his attempts to do so. This was a charming novel.
**Grant's story--Grant is a reclusive artist who lives in an old lighthouse. Gennie is on the run from a tragedy in her past and is stranded when her car stops. She winds up on Grant's door-like a breath of sunshine. He wants to remain a recluse but Gennie has gotten into his heart. It is quite funny and touching, esp when they go visit the Macgregor family.
I very much enjoyed these stories as i have all the macgregor novels- Nora Roberts certainly has crafted a winning dynasty.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Karen Potts on November 4, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
As Daniel MacGregor's eldest son, Alan is expected to follow a political career and to find an appropriate wife. He has succeeded in the former but not in the latter. When he meets Shelby Campbell, he is immediately enchanted with her, but he does not realize that Shelby has vowed not to ever become involved with a politician. She has seen her own politician father die from an assassin's bullet and she is determined not to give her heart to someone who may meet the same fate. The rest of this story deals with the back and forth struggle between these two to see if they will spend the rest of their lives together. The second story deals with Shelby's brother Grant, who has reacted to his father's death by isolating himself in a lighthouse where he draws a syndicated cartoon and hides from other people. His world is invaded by Genvieve Grandeau, an artist from New Orleans who comes to paint pictures of Grant's world. They meet when a storm stalls Gennie's car and forces her to seek shelter at the lighthouse. Their two different worlds and personalities clash, but they discover that a strong mutual attraction exists between them. This is recommended reading for Nora Roberts fans.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By CJMB27 on April 7, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I think I've read most of Nora Roberts books, unfortunately, I read the MacGregor series first, which makes everything else seem not quite as good. I loved every book in this series. All of them were quick reads, with a cute sense of humor and a warm hearted feeling throughout, and without being CHEEZY. I used to only read historic romance novels, with the exception of the occasional break to the present with a little Sandra Brown, but I have to say that Nora did an excellent job with this family and somehow managed to keep the story from feeling redundant which had to be hard with the basic plot in all books being the MacGregor secretly matchmaking his family up with the perfect person. It's all very very far from the reality we know these days. But that's why we read fiction, right? lol PS If you like the MacGregor Books and have been wanting to try historical romance, you might want to check out the "Velvet" series by Jude Deaveraux. They are INCREDIBLE!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 30, 1999
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How much do I love this book... I could not put it down for a second. And I don't agree with the reviews of the first story... Alan and Shelby had a fascinating courtship. It was interesting, detailed, very well written. I absolutely, 100% recommend this book for any of you true romantics out there. It's great :-).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sophie on October 25, 2001
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I absolutely loved Alan & Shelby and Grant & Gennie's stories. It is always enjoyable for me to have a visit with the MacGregor family, but these two stories could stand alone on their own merit, even if the characters weren't members of one of my all time favorite families.
Shelby and Alan's story is full of fun and romance. These two are complete opposites, Alan so dignified and tactful and Shelby so flamboyant and outspoken, but they soon find out that opposites really do attract and it's lots of fun to watch them come together.
Grant and Gennie's story had me enthralled. Just the scenery alone is magnificent, but when it's added to the tumultuous romance between Grant and Gennie it makes the story a knock-out! Grant is a loner who chooses to live miles away from civilization, but when beautiful Gennie must seek refuge in his lighthouse during a storm, Grant's entire world is turned upside down, with steamy results!
So, if you are looking for a few hours of pure enjoyment, it is more than worth your while to get this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 10, 1999
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The MacGregors-Alan-Grant was a good book. I have to say the first story was very boring, but I gave it 4 stars because of "One Man's Art." Grant and Gennie were great!!! I agree with the first review: Grant's eyes were brown in one story and deep green in the next. Bear in mind that those two stories were written years ago, and were done separately. I have not read the first book "Serena and Caine" as of yet. I expect it will be very good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Terry A. Benedict-Devine on November 29, 2007
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Fabulous writing, especially Alan and Shelby's story. Alan, an up and coming Senator headed for the Presidency meets Shelby Campbell at a political reception. Shelby has been surrounded with the world of Washington, DC politics her entire life. Her father, Senator Robert Campbell, was in the same position as Alan; a US Senator being groomed for the Presidency when he was assassinated at the feet of his two young children, Shelby and her brother Grant. Shelby is part of the political fundraising world, at the request of her mother who asks her to participate; however, she is determined never to make it personal. She has her own shop as a potter and is very happy selling her wares and staying out of the public eye. Shelby is very savvy at the receptions and knows everyone. This is where Alan first sets eyes on her and is immediately attracted to her red curly hair and smoke gray eyes. At this point, Alan decides that Shelby is definitely someone worth getting to know and Shelby is determined to keep the likes of him at a distance. What will "The MacGregor" have to say when he finds out that his son is falling head over heels for his lifelong nemesis, the clan Campbell! Alan represents all the fears inbred in Shelby from her earliest years as the victim of a political tragedy; she WILL NOT allow him into her life. And so the struggle begins.

Genvieve Grandeau and Grant Campbell's story begins at the lighthouse in Maine when Gennie's, a New Orleans artist, car breaks down on a deserted road in the middle of a turbulent thunderstorm. Gennie is trying to get to the cottage she has rented in coastal Maine to leave the big city for a while and the paparazzi of her world and just paint in the peace and quiet of the town of Windy Point.
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