- Series: Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series
- Hardcover: 697 pages
- Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print; Lrg edition (June 7, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1432838954
- ISBN-13: 978-1432838959
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1,379 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #831,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Roberts always tells a good story that balances romance and suspense, but in this title, the narrative is deeper, the mystery is more layered, and with Alice, Roberts moves into another level of exploring physical and emotional trauma and the powerful balm of family and love. [Roberts] is moving into more complex and darker storytelling, to terrific effect.” --Kirkus Starred Review
"With its take-no-guff heroine, who understands the importance of family and friends, and a compelling plot peppered with domestic details and composed of equal measures of spine-tingling suspense and sexy romance, this is quintessential Roberts."--Booklist Rave Review
“What makes this novel most engaging is Roberts’s ability to suffuse her story with rich details of one family’s life, as well as sizzling doses of romance and mystery.”--Publishers Weekly--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including The Obsession, The Liar, The Collector, Whiskey Beach, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.
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This is a Nora Roberts, so of course I bought and read it—or tried to. Many people I’m sure do the same, and that’s why Roberts can afford to toss out this kind of crap. Brand recognition is priceless in marketing.
Roberts wrote this story years ago, except it was titled Montana Sky, and it was so much better.
Let me tell you what happened the first quarter—or “part” as Roberts likes to section it unnecessarily. We jump back and forth from past to present between a young woman who was abducted and forced to experience unspeakable horrors—I mean, been there, done that, in Roberts’ books alone—and the heroine, who does the most truly fascinating thing I’ve ever read—she goes through her morning routine, then goes to work, puts together agendas, and attends meetings.
This book was so boring that at one point, maybe about a third of the way through, I got sick of spacing off and having to reread passages that I just shook my head and started flipping through pages, trying to find something exciting or even just interesting. So many scenes were irrelevant to any plot, whether it was the thriller or the romances. Some scenes were fluffy bits of nonsense with one important line thrown in. What a tangled, tedious mess of tones and points of view. Just a mess.
I knew Bo and Cal were supposed to be the main characters, but honestly, this wasn’t their book. If it was anyone’s, it was Alice’s, though we got to spend time with just about everyone, which annoyed the crap out of me. There was no focus. The book wanted to be too many things at once, and ultimately didn’t manage any of them. I didn’t care about the characters. Cal’s horse, Sundown, had more personality than he and Bo combined. And “Bodine Longbow”? Really? Did Roberts find a name generator website, select the categories of ‘hick’ and ‘western,’ and go with the first random name it threw at her? She’s used the name Bodine in at least two other books (Carolina Moon and Born in Shame, though in the former it was spelled “Bodeen”).
(Apologies to anyone named Bodine Longbow.)
It was just such a retread of many of Roberts' books. The Bodine name, a ranch in Montana, all the siblings in the same family falling in love at the same time, a religious fanatic villain who takes the Bible literally, a not-so-unexpected family connection to the villain (I suspected him the moment I met him), and an obvious misdirect. There was even a wedding and the planning thereof. It's not identical to Montana Sky or any other book, but it's far too similar for its own good.
So yeah, I didn’t read the whole thing; I just read the parts that included Alice, because she was the most interesting character out of the lot, the only one with an arc. And honestly, I don’t feel I missed anything.
To be fair, though, the writing style was pretty good, even if the story crafted in that style was crap. Roberts is exceptionally talented—if only she would write a story that isn’t a waste of her time and ours. If I had any complaints about the writing itself, it would be that there wasn’t enough action or physical description with dialogue, like mannerisms or facial expressions. We were largely left to assume the tone implied, and sometimes I had to stop and puzzle over the nuances within a conversation. If you aren’t accustomed to how Roberts speaks/writes, you might get confused.
If I didn't think it was unethical to return a book I actually did read, I would have returned this one.
I love Nora Roberts' books. I do. I read and re-read them. Not this one. The best character was Sundown, the horse, because he could be cute and he didn't talk.
This is another amazing novel by Nora Roberts that combines several intriguing and very interesting plot lines with a terrifying mystery, unforgettable characters, a multi-generational family, and a very smart horse. Do not let the size of this novel scare you - I could not put this book down! I cried and I laughed as I read, and almost felt like I was a part of the main family described in the novel.
Lately it seems like Roberts is deeply into extended families and their dynamics, interesting businesses and how they run, and wedding preparations. If you’ve gotten a little tired of this, then this book will feel slow and a bit boring. If you haven’t gotten tired of it, then I expect you’ll enjoy the book quite a bit. It’s very reader-dependent in this case.