Nora Roberts talks about her new book The Search, due out July 6.
Nora Roberts’ new book, The Search, hits shelves on July 6, 2010, and the author has invested a lot of herself in the book. Namely, in the form of dogs.
“As many readers know, I love having dogs in my books – just as I do in my own home,” Roberts writes in her email newsletter, Nora’s News. Indeed, the heroine of her latest effort is a dog trainer who works with search-and-rescue pups (hint: that’s likely where the book’s title, The Search, comes from).
In writing the book, Roberts did some real-world research to figure out what it’s like being a search-and-rescue dog trainer. “I’m very well acquainted with the unrestrained exuberance and loyalty of beloved dogs, but writing THE SEARCH gave me a chance to explore how the discipline and hard work of the partnership between search-and-rescue dogs and their humans help save lives every day,” she writes.
Roberts will be busy promoting the book starting next week (from book signings to conferences), and after that, she says she’ll go on deserved vacation. She just won’t say that vacation will be.
“As soon as the conference ends, the family is getting together for what I think will be a truly magical vacation to a place I’ve wanted to visit since I first read Mary Stewart,” Roberts writes. “No other hints now, but if you check out my Facebook page after the start of August, we will have links to my travelogue of the trip as posted on ADWOFF.” Hmm… Mary Stewart … we’re guessing Scotland!
The Search starts off with a bang. Here’s the first sentence: “On a chilly morning in February with a misty rain shuttering the windows, Devin and Rosie Cauldwell made slow, sleepy love.” Read an excerpt of The Search here, then preorder The Search on Amazon!
More New Romance Novels
The Island by Elin Hilderbrand, July 6, 2010
Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner, July 13, 2010
Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas, June 29, 2010
Dark Flame by Alyson Noel, June 22, 2010
Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich, June 22, 2010
Top 10 new romance releases on bookshelves July 6, 2010: We’ve put together a list of the Top 10 new romance books due out on July 6, 2010. From Nora Roberts to Elin Hilderbrand, some heavy-hitting romance writers are coming to book shelves near you soon. Check them out!