Top 10 Books by Nora Roberts

 

The bestselling author of more than 213 romantic novels, Nora Roberts, is an American author. She is known as the queen of summer reads. She has many works to her credit in pseudo names. She writes as J D Robb for the Death series and as Sarah Hardesty for the U.K Publications. The list of best Nora Roberts’s book in order is quite long. Her novels have spent a combined 861 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller List, including 176 weeks in the number one spot. Well, that is more than an achievement. An Irish woman through and through, Nora Roberts has always had an affinity towards languages. The way she draws her characters and the way the stories fit together has consistently earned her accolades. Here are the top ten books by Nora Roberts.

 

Blue Dahlia

Blue Dahlia is the first book in the “In Garden Series” by Nora Roberts. The story revolves around a recently widowed lady who falls for a landscaper. However, when the one Harper bride comes to know about the relationship, she isn’t pleased. Her apparent rage and actions are enough to wreak havoc in the lives to two lonely souls in love.

Read it For:
A good romance and a beginning of a trilogy. Trying to escape the haunting ghosts of the past, Blue Dahlia, is the love story of a widow and landscaper. The unidentified woman who loathes the growing feelings and keeps her soul alive with grief and rage long past the death of her body.
Don't Read it For:
The characters are nice and well-drawn but are not compelling enough for a ghost story. Mind keeps wandering with a lot of conversation about trivial things.
What makes this book stand out?:
The popular book in the genre of romance, Blue Dahlia is not just it. It has creative and artistic landscaping along with a ghostly storyline.

Vision in White

It is the first book in the four-book romance novel series, “Bride Quartet.” Through the book, Nora invites you to meet childhood friends, who own the Founder of Vows, a premier wedding planning company. The story is about a geek who falls in love with a wedding photographer. A casual fling changes all you expect.

Read it For:
Vision in White by Nora Roberts is a simple light-hearted book that leaves you with a grin on your face. It is a perfect escapade from reality and is worth the time you spend on it.
Don't Read it For:
Entertainment is on the lower side, with a lesser spark between the hero and heroine. The romance appears to be just page fillers.
What makes this book stand out?:
Nobody writes friendship like Nora Roberts, and the way they interact is fun and beautiful. The storyline is also impressive.

The Next Always

One among the Inn Boonsboro trilogy, The Next Always is a beautifully presented book that tells the story of an inn that has faced both war and peace. With changing hands and haunting rumors, The Next Always has a romantic story buried underneath the inn refurbishment.

Read it For:
An extraordinary adventure awaits the heroine, Claire, in the Boonsboro Inn that is in the middle of getting a makeover from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother.
Don't Read it For:
The book lacks an exciting story. Although the book falls in the romance genre, romance is completely missing in the book. One has to find ways to create tension between the characters.
What makes this book stand out?:
The way Beckett and Claire rediscover each other and gradually fall in love is just beautiful. The characters fit snugly into the story making it all the more special.

Montana Sky

The story begins when a wealthy dealer bequeaths his Montana farm to three daughters, who are at loggerheads. But when it comes to money, they have to team up together. The book has three different stories of three different women, which fits into the canvas with perfect grace. The Nora Robert’s style wins again.

Read it For:
The story of half-sisters against the backdrop of Montana farm is interesting and will make you think. An entertaining family saga with extremely charming characters and fantastic description is Montana Sky.
Don't Read it For:
The romantic aspects of the book are entirely predictable, and the book leaves you torn.
What makes this book stand out?:
The perfect blend of three different stories is more than just beautiful. The suspense elements in the book are intense and exciting.
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Northern Lights

As the caption goes, in the frozen land of Alaska, secrets are to be revealed. The story begins when the Baltimore cop accepts his posting in the crazy little Alaskan town. What he discovers in the land later, threatens his new life and new love he has found for himself.

Read it For:
A perfect romantic mystery in itself, the book will keep you entertained for a very long time. The way Alaska is described is out of the world.
Don't Read it For:
the story is quite slow, and suspense takes pages to come up. The throes of passion are also amiss in this book that still gained a place in the list of Nora Roberts’s best novels.
What makes this book stand out?:
The characters are simple and ordinary. Especially the hero is a perfect tortured soul. The simple yet intriguing plot lets you indulge and devour the pleasure of being in Alaska.

Dance Upon the Air

The heroine reaches the Three Sister Island as she flees from her abusive husband. She takes up a job as a cook in the local bookstore café.

Read it For:
The way the heroine breaks free of her fear, and a very realistic take on things makes the whole story interesting and entertaining.
Don't Read it For:
The soul-destroying marital abuse and the constant fear kills the whole charm of the setting and the terrible curse the island suffers is also a little out of place.
What makes this book stand out?:
A beautiful setting and a socially relevant issue make it stand apart.

Naked in Death

The first book ‘In Death series,' heroine walks the fine line between seductive passion and scandalous murder. The story revolves around a police lieutenant Eve Dallas who is hunting for a killer.

Read it For:
Solid, fast-paced, sexy and fun sums up the whole book of Naked in death. Old and a multitude of views, Naked in death is quite impressive.
Don't Read it For:
The lousy sort of old-fashionedness displayed in the story is off the beat.
What makes this book stand out?:
The story is endowed with futuristic concepts of many things we see in today’s world. The plot is compelling yet straightforward enough to fit the story.

Midnight Bayou

Declan buys a house in Louisianan bayou on an impulse, where he finds Angelina and discovers strange things happening in the house. The ghost story is quite exciting and has a lot of futuristic concepts.

Read it For:
The mysterious events plague the life of a man, and the storyline keeps you guessing. It’s a perfect mix of old and new and has an exciting storyline.
Don't Read it For:
Though the first half is a good read, the latter half is a let-down. It makes the reader keep flipping the pages to know more, but the story is not compelling enough.
What makes this book stand out?:
There is a creepy murder mystery and suspense as only the Nora Roberts can write.

Come Sundown

The story revolves around the heroine and whether she can survive the darkest of nights or not. Shrouded in mystery, the book is an entertainer.

Read it For:
The mystery element and a whisk of romance.
Don't Read it For:
Unexpected violence and insecurities.
What makes this book stand out?:
The romance drama and the mystery hidden within the story makes the whole plot exciting and entertaining.

The Witness

Elizabeth who is a daughter of a controlling mother lets loose one night and gets seduced by a total stranger. She finds herself tangled in many issues.

Read it For:
Mystery and romance.
Don't Read it For:
The complicated plot and dull setting makes it somewhat obtuse.
What makes this book stand out?:
A unique blend of mystery, romance, and thrill, the witness is one of its kind.

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