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Birthright (edition 2003)

by Nora Roberts

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Info:New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2003.
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A new layer of mystery at every turn! ( )
  whybehave2002 | Dec 10, 2016 |
was very good ( )
  KimSalyers | Oct 1, 2016 |
It's been a long time since I last curled up with a Nora Roberts book! I was pleased to see that some things never change . . knock-your-socks-off romance, a family-oriented story line (in spades!!), strong heroines who brook no nonsense and sexy male counterparts who keep the pages turning.

As a youngster, I dreamt of becoming an archaeologist . . couple that basic premise with intrigue, sleuthing, seduction, betrayal and suspense and you've got a very entertaining read!

I enjoyed this book. ( )
  idajo | May 8, 2016 |
Birthright by Nora Roberts

This is a very full and well-developed story following Dr. Callie Dunbrook, a 29yo archaeologist who has been called to a site in rural Woodsboro, Maryland, after human bones were found by workers preparing the ground for a new housing development. The bones were carbon dated to be thousands of years old, which is an exciting find for scientists. Not such exciting news for the locals whose livelihoods are dependent upon the construction jobs provided by the developer.

Callie is not-so-pleasantly surprised to learn that her ex-husband has also been hired to work the site as their anthropologist. Jake Greystone and Callie have been divorced for nearly a year but still love each other. They are both hard-headed and stubborn and have to work through that in order to make peace with each other.

Callie receives a second surprise when a strange woman pays a visit to her after seeing her on the news, claiming she is her long-lost birth mother, even providing her birth certificate and baby pictures, as well as family pictures of other relatives who look strikingly like Callie. The only problem is that Callie wasn't adopted...was she?

As Callie studies the past lives of the humans from the ancient settlement they are excavating, she also must delve into her own past as she learns that she was kidnapped when she was three months old and then adopted by her unwitting parents. The site of the dig becomes a place of danger, arson, even murder, but they are at first unsure whether the threats are coming from the locals who want the scientists out or if there is a more sinister plot underfoot.

Roberts does a good job once again of introducing interesting characters whose lives intertwine as friends and family. There is more than one love story in this book, and it is fun to watch the various characters find their way in both romantic love and family matters. ( )
  AddictedToMorphemes | Apr 16, 2016 |
Nora Roberts takes murder, mystery, romance and archaeology and turns them into a great tear jerker of a story. ( )
  BookWormM | Jan 15, 2016 |
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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 romance. While overseeing the dig, she must try to make sense of a cloud of death and misfortune that hangs over the project - fuelling rumours that the site is cursed. She must cope with the presence of her irritating - but irresistible - ex-husband, Jake. Furthermore, when a stranger claims to know a secret about her privileged Boston childhood, she is forced to question her own past as well... A rich, thrilling, suspenseful tale from a 'storyteller of immeasurable diversity and talent' (Publishers Weekly), Birthright follows an inspiring heroine, an intriguing hero, and a cast of fascinating characters whose intertwined lives remind us that there is much more going on under the surface than meets the eye.
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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 romance.

While 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. Furthermore, when a stranger claims to know a secret about her privileged Boston childhood, she is forced to question her own past as well.

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When ancient bones are discovered at the construction site of a Maryland housing development, archaeologist Callie Dunbrook is eager to participate in the investigation--even if it means working alongside her hunky yet irritating ex-husband Jake. Disaster, however, plagues both the site and the project--and then a local businesswoman shows up with the tale that Cassie is her long-lost daughter, kidnapped as an infant.… (more)

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