Recent Reads: Bed of Roses

bed_rosesI devoured the first book in Nora Roberts‘ new “Bride Quartet” a few months ago, and last week, did the same with Book Two, Bed of Roses. There’s a reason Roberts is the Queen of Romance, people: even when it seems like her stories are simple love stories, she always manages to add some true depth. I usually find it in her secondary characters — and in a series like this, it’s especially so, since the secondary characters in one book end up the romantic lead in the next. If you liked the romantic leads in book one, you can read book two for a sort of epilogue.

Anyway: good story. I laughed, I cried, I eagerly read the teaser chapter of book three at the end to see if I was right as to who would be the featured couple in book three (Yes, I was).

Are you a Nora Roberts fan? Which are your favorite books? If you’ve never tried and are looking for an easy starting point (since the sheer number of titles she’s published can seem overwhelming), I recommend the Chesapeake Bay Saga if you like contemporary romances (books 1, 2, 3, and 4), or the Gallaghers of Ardmore trilogy (1, 2, and 3) if you want a little magic (and Ireland!) in your romance.

Full disclosure: By my nature as a literary agent, I get a commission on sales of books by my clients, through any eventual royalties. My links to any Amazon pages also earns me a small fee, if you click through and buy a copy. Though you should also feel free to support your local library — which is where I got my copy of this title.

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