Nora Roberts has lived for a couple of decades in Boonsboro, Maryland, in Washington County, an ARC County. She ranks 17th among all time best-selling fiction writers behind William Shakespeare, Dr. Seuss, J.K. Rowling, Agatha Christie, Leo Tolstoy and a few others! She has published over 225 novels and was the very first author inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame, although now she prefers to be considered a fiction writer. There are half a billion copies of her books in print and they have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. Her latest book, Under Currents is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It tells the story of Zane Walker who escaped an outwardly prestigious but inwardly tormented small-town family for college. When he decides to return, two decades later, he meets Darby McCray who also has a story of escape and hope for a better life. "Roberts’s latest is full of powerful, magnetic characters who have overcome terrible situations. Suspense and sensual romance are expertly combined in this riveting story." - Publishers Weekly. "Heartfelt . . .Roberts continues to wow readers . . . an impressive addition to her remarkable literary canon." -Booklist. "Roberts combines complex characters with a vivid setting to create a real page-turner...this contemporary fiction mixed with a bit of suspense is completely engaging." - Library Journal.
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2019. 436 pages. Hardback in dust jacket.