|Publisher:||Penguin Group USA|
|Publish Date:||Sep 2012|
|Number of Pages:||389|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.82|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.75 x 8.25 x 1.0|
Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland on October 10, 1950. Her real name is Eleanor Marie Roberts on Aufem-Brinke Wilder. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published in 1981. Since then, she has written more than 150 novels, which have been translated into more than 25 languages. She writes romances under her own name including Montana Sky, Time and Again, Blue Smoke, Carolina Moon, The Search, Chasing Fire, and The Witness.
She writes crime novels under the pseudonym of J. D. Robb including the In Death series. She has been given the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award and has been inducted into their Hall of Fame. Her titles have made The New York Times Best Seller List, including The Perfect Hope in 2012 and Inner Harbor in 2013.
Kate Powell's story is continued in this sequel to Daring To Dream (Brilliance, 1996). Kate is staggered when she learns that her father was a convicted embezzler and would have gone to prison had her mother not been killed in a car accident when she was ten. It hardly seems coincidental that, on the heels of this discovery, Kate is framed for embezzling from her accounting firm. Her adopted family, the rich Templetons, and close friend Margo believe in her innocence, as does Byron, the Templeton Hotels executive she meets and falls in love with despite her best instincts.
Roberts's fans will know that all will work out in the end, although further troubles are looming on the horizon, as the author plans to complete the trilogy with another installment. Sandra Burr's melodious voice adapts well to Kate's emotional highs and lows, the more reasoned voices of her friends, and to Byron's Southern expressions. Although Kate's struggle to accept her love for Byron is needlessly protracted, this remains a good addition to romantic fiction collections. Melody A. Moxley, Rowan P.L., Salisbury, N.C.
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This romance portrays protagonist Kate Powell as she goes from riches to rags to riches again. Along the way she finds love of course but must decide between business and passion. Roberts is always a crowd pleaser. Severn House titles can be purchased at a discount at 800-830-3044.
Surrounded by the sweeping cliffs and beauty of Big Sur, Kate Powell treasured her life at Templeton House... and the family who raised her like one of their own. Although Kate lacked Margo's beauty and Laura's elegance, she knew she had something they would never possess--a shrewd head for business. Driven by ambition, Kate measured her life's success with each soaring promotion. But now faced with professional impropriety, Kate is forced to look deep within herself--only to find something missing in her life... and in her heart.
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