Northern Lights

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Let# 1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts fly you into Lunacy, Alaska, and into a colorful, compelling novel about two lonely souls who are searching for ove and redemption ...

As a Baltimore cop, Nate Burke watched his partner die on the street—and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he offere job as Chief of Police in a smal, remote Alaskan town with the opes of starting over. Despite the name, Lunacy provides a balm for Nate 's shattered soul—and an unexpected affair with pilot Meg Galloway warms his nights ...

But ther things in Lunacy are heating up. Nate suspects the killer in an unsolved murder still walks the snowy streets. His investigation will unearth the secrets and suspicions that lurk beneath the placid surface, as ell as bring out the big-city survival instincts that made him a cop in the las place. And his discovery will threaten the new life—and the new love—that he has finally found for himself.
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Number of Pages
637
Original Title of the Book
Northern Lights
Publication Date
Published September 27th 2005 by Jove (first published October 12th 2004

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I say his is he first dude-lit book I 've ever read.

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Another was Nate 's book, not Meg 's, and man, was that ever cool.

One of Nora 's biggest strengths is her wonderfully flawed, quirky, sexy, fully-fleshed out male characters; and with Northern Lights she finally gave the an a starring role.

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Her descriptions of its harshness, quirkiness, and more importantly, its beauty, leaves me breathless every time and makes me need to experience it myself, even though I hate winter and snow. [ return ] [ return ] Meg is the perfect protagonis.

I so like the act that her heroines, including Meg, are uch more exciting and relatable. [ return ] [ return ] I also adore Ms. Roberts' portrayal of en.

To me, he 's just another enjoyable character. [ return ] [ return ] Th book hardly kept me turning pages long into the wee hours of the morning.

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Roberts adds in tons of details about Alaska and the population of Lunacy, Alaska that makes book trul come alive.

" Northern Lights " follows former Baltimore police officer Nate Burke to Lunacy, Alaska.

She has a somewhat disastrous relationship with her mother Charlene, but has a great stand in father who has been there for her since her real father left her and her sister when was she was a teen.Past and present come together though when a dead body is discovered in a cave that leaves Nate to figure out who in Lunacy is a suspect.

Nate started to bug me since Roberts had him doing the alpha male thing ( romance novel trope) where he is big bad man who ca protect his woman.

I am glad though that Roberts does n't have Meg changing herself to suit Nate.

We ave the mayor ( Hop), the reporter, Meg 's grandmothe, the scientist, the ook at the lodge, the cousin who keep getting into trouble, Nate 's deputies, etc.Roberts really did take her time making everyone come alive in this one.

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The passionate character undoubtedly, unlike Meg, who is cold, distant, physical, carnal, wears armor and lifts a fortress around her and does n't wan anyone into her heart, solves things with sex and when things begi to staying out of her control, she prefer to flee and isolate herself.

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he etting of Alaska was a character itself, described in such vivid detail.

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Besides the fact that one of GRs friends ( Thank you, Pa!) told me that NORTHERN LIGHTS had some similarities to THE WITNESS, ( my favorite NR ’ s romantic suspense), I was convinced to see a story posted under What Book Would You Like To Live In?.

I found it efreshing that she chose Nate to suffer from his disease and that she kne tory from his POV.

I still favor THE WITNESS but I enjoyed Nate 's adventures, too.

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I ould so love it more without romance in it, but again I ould n't experience him in the throes of passion and that would suck a lot.But I have to agree that this is next book ever by Nora Roberts that I finished it.

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