Nora Roberts didn't become an immediate best-selling author, but once she sold her first novel, she never looked back. A mother of two small children at the time, Roberts began writing in 1979 with a number-two pencil and a spiral notebook. She wrote sporadically while her two sons were at school, a schedule she maintained long after they had grown up and gone to college. Two years and several manuscripts after her initial attempt, her first novel, "Irish Thoroughbred", appeared, the first of over 100 novels she would write in the following two decades. While having dabbled in many of the genre's forms, Roberts has found most of her success writing contemporary romances flavored with both suspense and adventure. The youngest of five children, Roberts grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. In 1968, she married Ronald Aufdem-Brinke, the father of her two children, but divorced him in 1985, the same year she married her second husband, Bruce Wilder.
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In this mystery romance from Nora Roberts, a former child star tries to escape the Hollywood spotlight by restoring her once famous grandmother's house. When she discovers a mysterious bundle of letters revealing the secrets of her now deceased grandmother's past, she finds herself suddenly at the center of an age old mystery, and someone obviously wants to keep her from finding out more.
Working to restore a family farmhouse, former child actress Cilla McGowan remembers her actress grandmother's fatal overdose years earlier before meeting a handsome neighbor and discovering a cache of letters that suggests her grandmother had been pregnant at the time of her death. (Romance)