Homeport

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Penguin, 1999 - Fiction - 484 pages
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Where passion lives...

The Maine air was bitter cold and frigid as Dr. Miranda Jones returned to the family home after a busy lecture tour. But her blood turned to ice when, out of nowhere, she felt a knife held against her throat. The unseen assailant stole her bags, slashed her tires . . . and disappeared. Shaken and bruised, Miranda was nonetheless determined to put the assault quickly out of her mind. Then comes a distraction in the form of a summons to Italy to verify the authenticity of a valuable Renaissance bronze of a Medici courtesan known as "The Dark Lady." However, instead of cementing Miranda's position as the leading expert in her field, the job unexpectedly nearly destroys it when her professional judgment is called into question. Emotionally estranged from her mother, her brother immersed in his own troubles-and a bottle-Miranda, desperate to restore her reputation, has no one to turn to . . . except Ryan Boldari, a seductive art thief whose own agenda forces them into a reluctant and uneasy alliance. Now, it has become frighteningly clear that the incident that day in Maine was not a simple mugging, and that "The Dark Lady" may possess as many secrets as its beautiful namesake once did. For Miranda, forced to rely on herself-and an enigmatic partner who offers her suspicion and an intoxicating passion-the only way home is filled with treachery, deception, and a danger that threatens them all.

 

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User Review  - jbarr5 - LibraryThing

Homeport by Nora Roberts Amelia had left the pearls and other items to family members. She gave Miranda the art collection. Miranda Jones is shaken by the one who slashes her tires and grabs her bag ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

To her usual mix of love, mystery, and passion, Roberts (Sanctuary, 1997, etc.)—author of 115 romancers in some 17 years—adds Renaissance art and a decidedly Medici-like family: the Joneses of Maine ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter one
3
Chapter two
19
Chapter three
34
Chapter four
52
Chapter five
61
Chapter six
77
Chapter seven
94
Chapter eight
106
Chapter seventeen
238
Chapter eighteen
253
Chapter nineteen
270
Chapter twenty
289
Chapter twentyone
310
The Price
327
Chapter twentytwo
329
Chapter twentythree
341

Chapter nine
122
Chapter ten
136
The Thief
145
Chapter eleven
147
Chapter twelve
163
Chapter thirteen
178
Chapter fourteen
187
Chapter fifteen
205
Chapter sixteen
216
Chapter twentyfour
356
Chapter twentyfive
374
Chapter twentysix
384
Chapter twentyseven
418
Chapter twentyeight
430
Chapter twentynine
447
Chapter thirty
462
epilogue
477
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About the author (1999)

Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland on October 10, 1950. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published in 1981. Since then, she has written more than 150 novels. She writes romances under her own name including Montana Sky, Blue Smoke, Carolina Moon, The Search, Chasing Fire, The Witness, The Perfect Hope, Inner Harbor, Dark Witch, Shadow Spell, The Collector, The Villa, The Liar, and The Obsession. 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.

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