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Birthright When five thousand year old human bones are found at a construction site in the small town of Woodsboro, the news draws archaeologist Callie Dunbrook out of her sabbatical and into a whirlwind of adventure, danger, and romanceWhile overseeing the dig, she must try to make sense of a cloud of death and misfortune that hangs over the project fueling rumors that the site is cursed And she must cope with the presence of her irritating but irresistible ex husband, Jake Further, when a stranger claims to know a secret about her privileged Boston childhood, she is forced to question her own past as wellA rich, thrilling, suspenseful tale, Birthright follows an inspiring heroine, an intriguing hero, and a cast of fascinating characters whose intertwined lives remind us that there is much going on under the surface than meets the eye


About the Author: Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is the 1 New York Times bestselling author ofthan 200 novels, including Come Sundown, The Obsession, The Liar, and coming in December 2017, Year One the first book in The Chronicles of The One She is also the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series written under the pen name J.D Robb There arethan 500 million copies of her books in print.



10 thoughts on “Birthright

  1. jenjn79 jenjn79 says:

    This is another one of my favorite Nora Roberts books, which I say about most of the books of hers that I review But with her having written so many, it makes sense to have a lot of favorites Regardless, this is a favorite, though I knowthan a few fans didn t care for this one I enjoyed it a lot, though, for several different reasons Birthright is a story that starts out in the past with a young mother, Suzanne Cullen, taking her young son Doug and her infant daughter Jessica to see San This is another one of my favorite Nora Roberts books, which I say about most of the books of hers that I review But with her having written so many, it makes sense to have a lot of favorites Regardless, this is a favorite, though I knowthan a few fans didn t care for this one I enjoyed it a lot, though, for several different reasons Birthright is a story that starts out in the past with a young mother, Suzanne Cullen, taking her young son Doug and her infant daughter Jessica to see Santa at the mall When Doug gets upset, she turns her back for a moment, and when she turns back, Jessica is gone The story then shifts thirty years to the present where a construction crew is prepping a site for a development when bones are found Tests indicate they are thousands of years old and archaeologists Callie Dunbrook is brought in to excavate the site In her kitchen several miles away, Suzanne Cullen is doing some baking when she sees and interview with Callie on the TV and is struck dumb Callie has a striking similarity to herself Suzanne knows in her heart that she has finally found the daughter stolen from her so long ago But when she goes to see Callie, Callie tells her that she wasn t adopted Or so she thought Turned out, her parents had kept a huge secret from her Now Callie s life is thrown upside down by secrets and lies suddenly coming to light If that s not bad enough, the anthropologist called into work with her at the site is none other than her ex husband, Jacob Graystone They d had a blazing hot romance, gotten married and it had all fallen apart because of lack of communication and lack of trust Now they are together again, and both have to face the fact that they both still love each other And to make matters evencomplicated, someone apparently doesn t like Callie poking into her past because people are ending up dead and there is a serious threat to her life What started out a simple archaeological dig turned into so much .One of my favorite parts of this story is the whole archaeology dig site thing I was and anthropology minor in college so I find the subject fascinating I liked reading about all the stuff Callie and Jake were doing on the site and all that Roberts did a great job with that part of the story.Aside from that, I really liked Callie and Jake Callie s a little bit of an atypical heroine in that she s kind of bitchy and sarcastic, brutally honest, pretty much a total tomboy and not always the nicest person around Which you d think would make it hard to like her, but I found itrefreshing than anything else And at heart she s a good person, she just goes her own way Jake is pretty much her perfect match because he can give as good as he gets They ve got a great chemistry together I loved how Roberts wrote their relationship together At first they kind of circle each other as you d expect 2 exes to do But then you get to see them grow and change, work through what went wrong with their relationship and work to make it right this time around You could really feel the love between them And one of my favorite parts of the book is the thing at the very end, when Jake reveals an interesting tidbit to Callie I won t say what I thought it was the perfect way to seal their relationship and it was rather amusing.Another plus on the romance side of the story is the secondary relationship between Lana Campbell town lawyer and Doug Cullen Callie s birth brother It s rather amusing to read Lana kinda steamrolls Doug, who has no idea what hit him But it s sweet to and a nice addition to the story.There s also a great emotional level to the story as Callie tries to reconcile her past and her present How she tries to deal with the fact that she now has two families You really get a feel for how difficult it all is for her, knowing how much Suzanne wants her daughter back but Callie feeling so disconnected from her Roberts wrote that part of the story very realistically.On the suspense plot front, two thumbs up This part of the story focuses on Callie trying to figure out who kidnapped her and why all those years ago And who, in the present, is trying to stop her from finding the answers It s a very twisting and turning plot that was well written and well thought out And it definitely kept me in the story.So on the whole, I loved all the different parts of this book And nothing comes to mind as something I didn t like I pretty much just enjoyed it all If you like romantic suspense books, or are a Nora Roberts fan, then this is definitely a book I d recommend


  2. Yomi M. Yomi M. says:

    Rating Clarification 3.5 starsI did enjoy it but I felt like the ending fell a bit flat I would have liked it that we saw what happened with both of the families.


  3. Alex is The Romance Fox Alex is The Romance Fox says:

    Another great book by Nora Roberts definitely my favorite romance author I never tire of reading her books over and over again.something always gets me to pull her books out and start again Birthright gives us yet another great heroine, Callie Dunbrook, an archaeologist, who arrives in a small town to study humans bones that are believed to be buried in what is suspected, sacred ground.She s a very interesting character and so is her ex husband, Jake Dunbrook, also an archaeologist, who Another great book by Nora Roberts definitely my favorite romance author I never tire of reading her books over and over again.something always gets me to pull her books out and start again Birthright gives us yet another great heroine, Callie Dunbrook, an archaeologist, who arrives in a small town to study humans bones that are believed to be buried in what is suspected, sacred ground.She s a very interesting character and so is her ex husband, Jake Dunbrook, also an archaeologist, who joins her to assist with the dig.There are so many plots and twists, one which is really sad Someone in the town believes that Callie is her daughter, who had been snatched away when she was a baby and never found.This sub plot is so heartbreaking Imagining someone s pain at losing a child and never knowing what had happened to her.The investigation into the kidnapping of the baby is resolved in a very believable way The secondary characters are very engaging..from the old man who owns an old bookstore, to the women claiming to be Callie s mother and her perhaps brothertheir feelings and thoughts are so real and you find yourself totally immersed in their lives.Lovely story


  4. Molly Jo Molly Jo says:

    What I love about Nora Roberts is her focus on connections and relationships, whether they are families, lovers, friends, whatever It s absolutely central to every story In her trilogies, there are always 6 main characters 3 men, 3 women Obviously, they will pair up, but there are also deeper connections made within the group The conflict or mystery of the plot will not get solved until all the characters work together, and there s always a part of the story that each pair works on together What I love about Nora Roberts is her focus on connections and relationships, whether they are families, lovers, friends, whatever It s absolutely central to every story In her trilogies, there are always 6 main characters 3 men, 3 women Obviously, they will pair up, but there are also deeper connections made within the group The conflict or mystery of the plot will not get solved until all the characters work together, and there s always a part of the story that each pair works on together There is no hero riding in on a white stallion to save the damsel in distress There are no shrinking violets, but the women aren t anti male help either They have to meet in the middle and use their own unique abilities to work everything out.Birthright isn t a trilogy, but the same rules apply Jake and Callie join with Doug and Lana to not only protect the archeology dig, but each other from an unknown threat OMG, that sounds like such a cliche Sorry, y all From the beginning, you know that a baby has been kidnapped, which will be central to the story It sets up not only a rich plot, but a serious emotional roller coaster If you re feeling particularly emo, my advice would be to wait it out It s not a sad story, but I did spent a good portion doing my best impression of a puddle.Random fact that had me fangirling One of the main male characters was named Douglas Edward Cullen Yup, right there on page one Pubished before Twilight too Fun coincidence, huh I thought it was prety funny


  5. Cyndi Cyndi says:

    This is Nora at her suspenseful best A series of circumstances brings a young archeologist into a turmoil Since I don t want to give anything away and I don t want to repeat the synopsis I will just say that if you are sensitive to child abduction, even if it turns out ok, skip this one Otherwiseenjoy a brilliant book by the incomparable Nora.


  6. Ramla Zareen Ahmad Ramla Zareen Ahmad says:

    3.5 STARS Good Quite Enjoyable I liked it


  7. Cruth Cruth says:

    Author Nora RobertsFirst published 2003Length 494 pagesSetting Contemporary, mostly at an archaeological site on Antietam Creek, near Woodsboro, Maryland.Sex Explicit Infrequent Betweenthan one couple.Hero AnthropologistHeroine Archaeologist.Trigger Child kidnapping No abuse.One of Roberts long romantic suspense books, heavy on the story, light on the romance Enjoyable enough for what it is.Basically, Roberts gives us a riff on fate and circles and how what happened yesterday, Author Nora RobertsFirst published 2003Length 494 pagesSetting Contemporary, mostly at an archaeological site on Antietam Creek, near Woodsboro, Maryland.Sex Explicit Infrequent Betweenthan one couple.Hero AnthropologistHeroine Archaeologist.Trigger Child kidnapping No abuse.One of Roberts long romantic suspense books, heavy on the story, light on the romance Enjoyable enough for what it is.Basically, Roberts gives us a riff on fate and circles and how what happened yesterday, happens today and will happen tomorrow is all one big thing And on how it s all connectedIt s just weird, just onestrange connection I pick a lawyer who s got a thing going with my birth brother I cop what could be one of the most important projects of my career First my ex husband gets hauled into it, then I find out I was born almost within spitting distance of where I m working My biological mother happens to be the driving force behind my favourite chocolate chip cookies and person or persons unknown throw murder and mayhem into the mix Any one of these factors would be strange But put them all together and A clusterfuckp.259, loc.5345Which is kinda interesting And the history bit is curious.But The romances are very rapid The forgiveness required between Callie and Jake, the acceptance between Suzanne and Jay And the moving on for Lana and Doug.There are lots of characters and I struggled to keep them straight They would turn up for a little bit and then disappear, only to reappear at some vaguely significant moment.And where the hell are the FBI in all this A child goes missing 30 years before and there s a nationwide hunt Which Callie s adoptive birth parents apparently miss but we ll ignore that view spoiler And the bit where, by not registering the adoption, she would have surely had a whole lot of trouble getting a passport hide spoiler When the child turns up, when you are 100% convinced it is your long lost baby, you don t immediately ring the FBI You don t say You can close the case now She s alive Hurrah and I told you so Really Or that the media wouldn t be all over it.The book has too many aspects that beggar belief.Yet it was still a readable Nora Roberts.2.5 stars Rounded down.References Author ISBN 978 0 7481 2166 3 CR


  8. CD {Boulder Blvd} CD {Boulder Blvd} says:

    Second time around and still loved itreview to come


  9. Jeanne Adamek Jeanne Adamek says:

    Somewhat better than a 3.5 star book, but not exactly what I wanted to read Still, it was entertaining nonetheless


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