Carolina MoonBook - 2000
Nora Roberts "just keeps getting better and better," says the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Now, after the triumphant success of River's End, she reminds us why readers have already bought 35 million copies of her books--and keep coming back for more--with a suspenseful story of a woman struggling to survive in both body and spirit. Tory Bodeen grew up in a small, rundown house where her father ruled with an iron fist and a leather belt--and where her dreams and talents had no room to flourish. But she had Hope--who lived in the big house, just a short skip away, and whose friendship allowed Tory to be something she wasn't allowed to be at home: a child. After young Hope's brutal murder, unsolved to this day, Tory's life began to fall apart. And now, as she returns to the tiny town of Progress, South Carolina, with plans to settle in and open a stylish home-design shop, she is determined to find a measure of peace and free herself from the haunting visions of that terrible night. As she forges a new bond with Cade Lavelle--Hope's older brother and the heir to the Lavelle fortune--she isn't sure whether the tragic loss they share will unite them or drive them apart. But she is willing to open her heart, just a little, and try. But living so close to those unhappy memories will be more difficult and frightening than she ever expected. Because the killer of Hope is nearby as well."Nora Roberts delivers the goods with panache." --Publishers Weekly
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2000.
Characteristics: 438 p.