Carolina Moon (Mass Market Paperbound)
Jove Books, 9780515130386, 480pp.
Publication Date: April 3, 2001
Tory Bodeen grew up in a run-down house where her father ruled with an iron fist and a leather belt--and where her dreams and talents had no room to flourish. Her one escape was her neighbor Hope, whose friendship allowed Tory to be the child she wasn't allowed to be at home. Then Hope was brutally murdered, and everything fell apart.
Now, as she returns to Progress with plans to settle in and open a stylish home-design shop, Tory is determined to find a measure of peace and free herself from the haunting visions of the past. As she forges a new bond with Cade Lavelle--Hope's older brother and the heir to the family 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 Tory could ever have expected. Because Hope's murderer is nearby as well...
About the Author
Praise For Carolina Moon…
“[Roberts] may have achieved her personal best…As atmospheric and unsettling as a Tennessee Williams play.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Steamy setting and hot love scenes. Read it with the fan on.” —The Atlanta Journal and Constitution
“This is romantic drama at its best.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The marshlands of South Carolina make the perfect stage for Gothic drama. The monotonous drone of insects, the live oaks weeping with moss, the dark and mysterious marshes themselves, lend a romantic, menacing atmosphere to Nora Roberts’ story…Nobody does mystery-romance better.”—The Atlanta Journal and Constitution
“As atmospheric and unsettling as a Tennessee Williams play…The increasingly intricate plot developments never overwhelm the human element. Roberts—again like Williams—seems disgusted only by unkindness; she treats most of her big cast with affection and compassion for their foibles.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Roberts weaves a story like no one else, and if possible, she just gets better. Carolina Moon is exceptional—a must-read.”—Denver Rocky Mountain News
“Roberts has firmly established herself as one of the major stars of the romance genre…[she] develops her many characters thoughtfully, builds suspense, and gives readers a satisfying if somewhat surprising ending.”—Library Journal
“Carolina Moon builds a commendably brisk narrative energy and pace.”—Time