2007: #9 – Birthright (Nora Roberts)

birth.gifBook #9 was Birthright, by Nora Roberts. The back of the book reads:

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.

This is the first Nora Roberts book I’ve read (under her own name, at least — I’m a J.D. Robb fan). I thought it was pretty good. The plotlines were interesting, and I thought things were woven together well. The climax of the book was unexpected. The only thing I thought was a little too neat was the way everyone (except the villains, of course) ended up with what — or who — they wanted in the end.

I do wonder how someone who has written 80+ books can come up with enough unique story lines and situations. I’m interested in reading another of her books to see if I spot formulaic things.

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