|Publisher:||Penguin Group USA|
|Publish Date:||May 2012|
|Number of Pages:||336|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.68|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.0 x 8.0 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.
Friends from when five-year-old Avery MacTavish claimed Owen Montgomery as her first boyfriend (complete with first kiss and pink plastic engagement ring), the two now enjoy a casual, sibling like relationship-until Inn BoonsBoro's resident ghost, Lizzy, takes matters into her own hands and literally throws them together. But energetic, risk-taking restaurateur Avery and super organized construction company manager Owen aren't sure they want their lives turned upside down. Though the entire Montgomery clan knows the couple are oh-so-right for each other, it takes the independent, marriage-wary pair a while to figure out that sometimes a first relationship can also be the last.
Verdict: Lively, funny, and rife with wonderfully complex family dynamics and characters you can't help but love, this heartwarming story brings another couple together and the inn's renovation closer to completion while revealing a bit more about the inn's romantic, unquiet ghost. Note: Although each book in the trilogy stands on its own, because of the ongoing ghostly mystery, fans will want to read them in order, beginning with The Next Always; The Perfect Hope is due in November. Roberts (The Witness) lives in Keedysville, MD, a stone's throw from the Civil War town of Boonsboro and the historic Inn BoonsBoro.
-Kristin Ramsdell, Libn. Emerita, California State Univ., East Bay
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The only thing Owen didn't plan for was Avery McTavish...
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