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Black Hills by Nora Roberts

Black Hills (edition 2009)

by Nora Roberts

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Title:Black Hills
Authors:Nora Roberts
Info:Piatkus Books (2009), Paperback, 480 pages
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While visiting his grandparents on a ranch in North Dakota, Cooper Sullivan meets Lily Chance and they begin a friendship that develops into romance years later. After circumstances drive them apart, Lil fulfills her childhood dream of establishing a refuge for large cats and Coop becomes a detective and then a PI. Now, Coop has returned and they rekindle their romance. However, their path is not without obstacles for they must get past Lil’s trust issues as well as the threat of a serial killer who has decided to make Lil his next victim.

The backstory regarding the animal refuge and the large cats is very enjoyable as are the descriptions of the scenery. While the book begins very well, I found that the middle dragged on a bit until the build-up of tension at the very end. While I did like the main characters and the development of their relationship, I felt that Lil’s trust issues were a bit unfounded and did not warrant her coldness toward Coop.
Farley is definitely my favorite character in the book. His loyalty, honesty and ability to love despite the circumstances of his upbringing make him one of the best characters Nora has ever written.
Recommendation: A enjoyable read overall and I recommend it to Nora fans without hesitation. ( )
  Lauren2013 | Nov 19, 2016 |
an interesting read, the supernatural elements all seeming very matter of fact and the story flowed. You got to find out about Paha Sapa from his childhood, through to his descendants, you got a sense of place, both in the Indian days and in the 30's America days. It all felt a bit dreamlike, I can't say that I really know why Paha Sapa set his goal to be the blowing up of the Rushmore heads or (spolier alert) why he failed to do so in the end, but the story was intersting nevertheless. ( )
  jkdavies | Jun 14, 2016 |
i poslije 20 godina ljubav zivi izmedju Lil i Kupa,vlasnica prihvatilista za zivotinje biva progonjena od lovca koji uziva da lovi zene,ali ljubav je brani od svega,ljubav jednog muskarca i jedne divlje macke... ( )
  ceca78 | Apr 10, 2016 |
It looks like 2009 is the year Nora Roberts's writing started to go wrong for me. It's like the spark has gone out of her writing, as if her heart is not entirely in it anymore. Also too much research went into the books from here on and not enough thought into the relationships. Luckily, the protagonists in this book still have some problems to solve between them, so I did enjoy this. But some of the background information was presented awkwardly IMO, the writing seemed forced, especially at the start of the book.
Somewhere between 3 and 4 stars, so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. ( )
  Marcella1717 | Jan 22, 2016 |
Good story line. The setting is great. ( )
  annertan | Jul 31, 2014 |
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Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
—Mathew 6:21
The head is always the dupe of the heart.
—LA Rochefoucauld
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one spirt meet and mingle.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Cooper Sullivan's life, as he'd know it, was over.
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Lil Chance fell in love with Cooper Sullivan pretty much the first time she saw him, an awkward teenager staying with his grandparents on their cattle ranch in Montana while his parents went through a messy divorce. They spent every summer together, treking in the Black Hills, tracking cougar and falling in love. Then Cooper broke her heart and moved back to New York City. Ten years later and Cooper has given up his job in the police force to run the ranch after his grandfather is injured in a fall. Lil has stayed true to her love of cougars and of the Black Hills and opened an animal sanctuary. She has been targeted by animal rights campaigners in the past but this time someone seems intent on murder. As hikers are killed, animals mutiliated and a family member goes missing, Lil knows that she has no choice but to turn to Cooper for help in her fight for survival...
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In the rugged Black Hills of South Dakota, a childhood friendship matures into an adult passion when something ... or someone ... threatens Lil Chance and her dream to open a wildlife refuge. The heartless killing of Lil's beloved cougar and recollections of an unsolved murder catapult New York investigator Coop Sullivan into action to keep Lil safe.… (more)

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