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Homeport

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Publisher's Summary

The unseen assailant attacked Dr. Miranda Jones outside her Maine home as she returned from a busy lecture tour. After terrorizing her with a knife held to her throat, he stole her purse, slashed her tires, and disappeared.

Shaken and bruised, Miranda was determined to put the assault out of her mind, and welcomed the distraction offered by a summons to Italy to verify the authenticity of a Renaissance bronze of a Medici courtesan known as The Dark Lady.

However, instead of cementing Miranda's reputation as a leading authority in her field, the bronze nearly destroys it when her professional judgment is called into question, and the bronze is declared a hoax.

Desperate to restore her credibility and prove The Dark Lady is really a previously unknown work of Michelangelo, Miranda turns to Ryan Boldari, a seductive - and supposedly reformed - art thief. For Miranda, forced to rely on herself and a partner with his own hidden agenda, the only way home is filled with treachery, deception, and a danger that threatens everything she loves.

©2004 Nora Roberts; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    mmj16743 08-15-16
    mmj16743 08-15-16 Listener Since 2009
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    "Good Story, Maybe."

    I love most all Nora Roberts books. To me she is an author who can paint a vivid picture in my mind with a few well written words. Unfortunately, I never got there with this book because I just could not tolerate the narrator. It sounded like she took one big breath at the beginning of every sentence and the expelled it in a rush to see which she ran out of first - words or breath. I found myself skipping to the end of the book just to find out what happened as opposed to listening to it all the way through.

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    Robbin Blackmon 05-21-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Art is Alive!!"

    Awesome!! I loved the storyline. While I was not surprised in the end about the identity of the culprit, I was completely caught of guard about the motive as well as the reason for the parental relationships. Job well done and a very enjoyable read. The history lessons in art were even exciting.

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    Sue Duncan 05-04-16
    Sue Duncan 05-04-16
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    "unloved daughter"

    Miranda didn't understand why her parents showed no love for her. Finally after trying so hard, she found out just why. She managed to find happiness after all,

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    Fran Foster 12-18-15
    Fran Foster 12-18-15
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    "Great !!!"
    If you could sum up Homeport in three words, what would they be?

    Oldie, but definitely one of the best by Ms. Roberts.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ryan - enjoyed the manner in which he performs a double life to perfection.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Miranda and Ryan are in visiting his family.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Love the book's title - it would work for a film.


    Any additional comments?

    Wish Ms. Roberts would return to this wonderful style in writing future books - their are her very best !!

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    Krystal Maimi 10-21-15
    Krystal Maimi 10-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "What a Bore"
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    I feel like all Nora Roberts books are the same now, not impressed. Character building was rushed, male protagonist seemed like an abusive lover.

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    Janis A Miller 09-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "The story had some exciting moments."

    The whole presentation was good. The times of high tension were well written. The facts about Dr. Jones' birth and then growing up could probably be better written. Must have been the victim of an editor's red pencil. The character Ryan is presented as a rather untrustworthy person--almost as a psychopath, who in the end, snaps out of it, and now loves Dr. Jones. Really? ! This is not the real world! The best he might be is a borderline or a passive--aggressive. The only way any one of these diagnosis change for the better is thru the intervention of the Living God in the life of the person. And that nowhere to be found in this story. So I see Ryan and Dr. Jones' marriage headed for disaster--sooner than later. Ryan is making promises he can't keep.

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    joan t. meyers DOVER, DE, US 07-03-15
    joan t. meyers DOVER, DE, US 07-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    "One of Nora's best!"

    Loved this one...kept me guessing till the end. Great combination of humor, romance and intrigue.

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    Dave Valencia 03-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved this book!"

    The book was great I enjoyed it very much. I really enjoyed the reader Erika Leigh, she really brought the story to life.

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    Lisa Howland 03-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story."

    A story with lots of action and love. One than I could listen to again. The storyteller was very good at getting her point across.

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    Carol Ann Newsome Cincinnati, OH USA 10-15-14
    Carol Ann Newsome Cincinnati, OH USA 10-15-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A bit speedy, but otherwise good"

    I've read Homeport several times, it is one of Nora Robert's best books. The narration was good, but not spectacular. I found it too fast at normal speed and too slow when I reduced the speed 25%. I did get used to it eventually. I have a quibble about the narration - at times Ryan Boldari, a mover and shaker in the NY art world, sounds sleezy and thuggish, and I found it off-putting. I suspect a man of his position would deliver threats in a more matter-of-fact or amused way.

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  • PJ van Zetten
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    "A Roberts is a Roberts"

    One of the joys of a Nora Roberts book is that you know what you are getting. This is a good yarn, with a few interesting twists, and does not disappoint on the 'happy ever after, with all the loose ends picked up' front.

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  • sarahmoose2000
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    "Typical N Roberts"

    Daft romance with a bit of a thriller thrown in. A bronze artifact is believed to be false, ruining the heroine's reputation; and wouldn't you just know it, the art thief who may have had something to do with it falls in love with her! Haha.

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