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Secret Star (The Stars of Mithra) Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 2001

4.4 out of 5 stars 250 customer reviews
Book 3 of 3 in the Stars of Mithra Series

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Lieutenant Seth Buchanan is investigating a murder scene when the supposed victim walks through the front door. Grace Fontaine is even more beautiful in person than she is in the portrait over her mantel, and Seth knows that she means trouble. But he's a cautious man, long accustomed to guarding his heart, and he's determined to continue the practice. Grace, however, has other ideas; Seth is the man she's been waiting for through all the long, lonely years she has spent as an unbelievably rich, impossibly beautiful child and woman. Thrown together by Seth's determination to solve the murder, the theft of three incredible diamonds, and the imminent threat to Grace's safety, the two struggle with the passion and the bond that pulls them together. Nora Roberts is a master at spinning a tale, and she doesn't miss a beat in this novel of love, murder, mystery, and obsession. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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'You can't bottle wish fulfilment, but Nora Roberts certainly knows how to put it on the page.' - New York Times 'Everything Nora Roberts writes turns to gold.' Romantic Times 'Roberts' bestselling novels are... thoughtfully plotted, well-written stories featuring fascinating characters.' - USA Today --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Series: The Stars of Mithra
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Silhouette (January 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373484909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373484904
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (250 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on October 21, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This final book was the best in the "Star" series. Grace is very wealthily, classy and upscale. Seth is a police Lieutenant. The ending to this book was like a fairy tale and was the perfect match. This series was great and I thought the combination made it all three were the perfect match A private investigator, a bounty hunter and now a cop. You will enjoy the series but do read them in order starting with Hidden Star. Enjoy!
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By A Customer on February 13, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I found all three of the Stars of Mithra series in a bookcase at my local library that sells unmarked paperbacks for 15-cents apiece. Talk about buried treasure! I got a great trilogy for 45-cents!
Secret Star is definitely my favorite of the three. The first two were great, but Seth's and Grace's story was the topper. Seth and Grace were definitely the most dynamic couple of the three (although I certainly also enjoyed Cade and Bailey and Jack and MJ). Seth went from a rules-are-my-life, police-have-all-the-answers, can-do-it-all, know-it-all uptight jerk to a lovely man capable of learning from his mistakes and admitting that he can use help, even from a PI and a bounty-hunter. With Grace, Nora Roberts peeled away the layers of her personality and showed that her gold-plated exterior shields a big-hearted, vulnerable woman you'd love to have for a friend.
On the downside, I thought it unnecessary to allude to past lives and previous adventures with the Stars of Mithra (much more pronounced in this conclusion than in the first two books) and felt that the race to protect the jewels and unmask the villain and his cohorts could have stood on its own. A once-in-a-lifetime adventure appeals much more to the romantic in me than the silliness and fantasy of past lives. Fantasy fiction has its place, and I do enjoy it, but I don't like it unnecessarily mixed into what should be purely contemporary adventures.
But that's nitpicking. Overall, this series is a great read and I highly recommend it. Great work, Nora!
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I truly look forward to reading each and every Nora Roberts book I buy. This one was no exception.
Grace is a very rich lady who does many good deeds. I had a hard time relating to her character. However, I feel that Nora Roberts does a very good job of developing it in pieces so that you can slowly get to know the full person behind the money. Seth is the cop working to solve a murder. The mystery and intrigue this book provides was wonderful.
I particularly liked the ending in this book. I thought it was fairly true to how I would act in a similar situation. (Would that I were so rich!)
Although this book can stand alone, the first two book in the star series will provide background on some of the characters involved. I would suggest that you read all three in order.
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"Secret Star" is the final instalment of the "Stars of Mithra" series and it was definitely my favourite. It is filled with romance, mystery, and excitement. This was a very satisfying end to the series.
Grace Fontaine is a stunningly beautiful, incredibly wealthy woman who has in her possession one of three giant blue diamonds. Lieutenant Seth Buchannon is working on the case of these three Stars of Mithra. He is also investigating the murder of Grace Fontaine. But things are not as they appear, because Seth suddenly finds himself face to face with a dead woman. After Grace is brought up to date on what has happened and is reunited with her two best friends, Bailey and MJ, the race is on to find out who is responsible for the path of death and destruction that is following these priceless diamonds.
Seth and Grace grate on each other terribly. And Seth figures Grace is just a spoiled and selfish little rich girl. But as Seth gets to know her, he realizes that Grace is not at all what she seems. Indeed, Grace is a woman with a good and extremely generous heart, and Seth finds her, and all of her contrasts, irresistible.
As the mad man after the diamonds closes in, Grace is in more danger than anyone realizes, since his obsession is now not only with the Stars of Mithra, but also with Grace herself!
The relationship that develops between Grace and Seth is fresh and interesting, and the mystery and adventure revolving around the diamonds is lots of fun. I thought Grace was a wonderful and complex character and that Seth was a great match for her. This story is fast-paced and intriguing and is a wonderful escapist read!
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Nora Roberts never fails to disappoint me. This book is a page turner and very hard to put down. I really enjoyed it.
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Ms. Roberts is fond of baseball, as evidenced in many of her books, and many of those books are home runs if not real grand slams, but she struck out with The Stars of Mithra. Secret Star was the weakest of the weak series. Roberts generally creates such good heroes and heroines that readers will overlook lacks or errors in plot details, but hackneyed and/or unbelievable characters--and, in this installment, a downright silly one like Grace--point out the flaws rather than hide them. Among other things, Roberts needs to better research police procedure and little details like the fact that .38s don't have have clips, but most of all she needs to spend more time executing the game plan for a book and making sure she doesn't make an easy out, leaving readers stuck on base instead of running across the plate of a satisfying read. Nobody wants to see a major leaguer sent back down to the minors.
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