Nora Roberts' best books list

Written by Silke, updated 08 Jun 2021

Nora Roberts is an American bestselling author of more than 209 novels and one of the most popular romance novel writers. As of 2011, her novels had spent a combined 861 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. So it was everything but easy to compile a list of her best books, as there are just too many to choose from... Yet here are the ones we love the most. But if you think that we have missed some truly great ones, let us know in the comments.

  • #1 Vision in White (Bride Quartet #1) - Nora Roberts

    Vision in White (Bride Quartet #1) - Nora Roberts

    contemporary shy heroine sweet/gentle hero college friends to lovers

    This one is really cute and funny and lighthearted. And for a change the hero is not some bad ass alpha male but a very sweet and a bit nerdy man who has had a crush on the heroine for ages: Wedding photographer Mackensie "Mac" Elliot is most at home behind the camera, but her focus is shattered moments before an important wedding rehearsal when she bumps into the bride-to-be's encounter that has them both seeing stars.

    A stable, safe English teacher, Carter Maguire is definitely not Mac's type. But a casual fling might be just what she needs to take her mind off bridezillas. Of course, casual flings can turn into something more when you least expect it. more

  • #2 Blue Dahlia (In the Garden #1) - Nora Roberts

    Blue Dahlia (In the Garden #1) - Nora Roberts

    contemporary suspense mystery paranormal fantasy

    A mystery with a hint of paranormal: Recently widowed Stella Rothschild has found a new love in Logan Kitridge. But there is someone who isn't happy about Stella's growing feelings for Logan: the Harper Bride, an unidentified woman whose grief and rage have kept her spirit alive long past the death of her body. more

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  • #3 Born in Fire (Born In #1) - Nora Roberts

    Born in Fire (Born In #1) - Nora Roberts

    contemporary mystery paranormal fantasy small town

    Three modern sisters bound by the timeless beauty of Ireland...

    The eldest Concannon sister, Maggie, is a reclusive, stubborn and free-spirited glassmaker—with a heart worth winning.

    Margaret Mary is a glass artist with an independent streak as fierce as her volatile temper. Hand-blowing glass is a difficult and exacting art, and while she may produce the delicate and the fragile, Maggie is a strong and opinionated woman, a Clare woman, with all the turbulence of that fascinating west country.

    One man, Dublin gallery owner Rogan Sweeney, has seen the soul in Maggie’s art, and vows to help her build a career. more

  • #4 The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #1) - Nora Roberts,MacLeod Andrews

    The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #1) - Nora Roberts,MacLeod Andrews

    contemporary magic paranormal fantasy slow burn

    The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. Beckett is the architect of the family, and his social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was fifteen.

    After losing her husband and returning to her hometown, Clare Brewster soon settles into her life as the mother of three young sons while running the town’s bookstore. more

  • #5 Dance Upon the Air (Three Sisters Island #1) - Nora Roberts

    Dance Upon the Air (Three Sisters Island #1) - Nora Roberts

    contemporary urban fantasy witches suspense mystery

    When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she’s finally found refuge from her abusive husband—and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ago… But even in this quiet, peaceful place, Nell never feels entirely at ease. Careful to conceal her true identity, she takes a job as a cook at the local bookstore café—and begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd. But there is a part of herself she can never reveal to him—for she must continue to guard her secrets if she wants to keep the past at bay. One careless word, one misplaced confidence, and the new life she’s created so carefully could shatter completely. more

  • #6 Jewels of the Sun (Gallaghers of Ardmore #1) - Nora Roberts

    Jewels of the Sun (Gallaghers of Ardmore #1) - Nora Roberts

    contemporary mystery fae magic paranormal

    Nora Roberts returns to the lush, green hills of Ireland, where love is forever touched by magic - And where the Gallagher siblings explore the depth of their fiery hearts.

    Determining to reevaluate her life, Jude Murray flees America to take refugee in Faerie Hill Cottage , immersing herself in the study of Irish Folk and discovers hope for the future of the magical past.

    Finally back home in Ireland after years of traveling, Aidan Gallagher possesses an uncommon understanding of his country's haunting myths. more

  • #7 Sea Swept (Chesapeake Bay Saga #1) - Nora Roberts

    Sea Swept (Chesapeake Bay Saga #1) - Nora Roberts

    contemporary suspense paranormal mystery fantasy

    A champion boat racer, Cameron Quinn traveled the world spending his winnings on champagne and women. But when his dying father called him home to care for Seth, a troubled young boy not unlike Cameron once was, his life changed overnight...

    After years of independence, Cameron had to learn to live with his brothers again, while he struggled with cooking, cleaning, and caring for a difficult boy. Old rivalries and new resentments flared between Cameron and his brothers, but they tried to put aside their differences for Seth's sake. more

  • #8 Key of Light (Key Trilogy #1) - Nora Roberts

    Key of Light (Key Trilogy #1) - Nora Roberts

    contemporary fantasy suspense magic mystery

    The pleasure of your company is desired for cocktails and conversation. 8 pm, 4th September. Warrior's Peak.

    When Malory Price is issued with the above invitation she is naturally suspicious, especially as Warrior's Peak is a local mansion straight out of a Hollywood movie. But with her overdraft at crisis limit and on the verge of losing her job at a local art gallery, she has little to lose by attending the event.

    Only Malory is about to get more than she bargained for. At Warrior's Peak she finds that she and two other women are the only guests of their mysterious hosts. more

  • #9 Blood Brothers (Sign of Seven #1) - Nora Roberts

    Blood Brothers (Sign of Seven #1) - Nora Roberts

    contemporary paranormal urban fantasy demons magic

    Every seven years, there comes a week in July when the locals do unspeakable things--and then don't seem to remember them. The collective madness has made itself known beyond the town borders and has given Hawkins Hollow the reputation of a village possessed. This modern-day legend draws reporter and author Quinn Black to Hawkins Hollow with the hope of making the eerie happening the subject of her new book. It is only February, but Caleb Hawkins, descendent of the town founders, has already seen and felt the stirrings of evil. Though he can never forget the beginning of the terror in the woods twenty-one years ago, the signs have never been this strong before. more

  • #10 Morrigan's Cross (Circle Trilogy #1) - Nora Roberts

    Morrigan's Cross (Circle Trilogy #1) - Nora Roberts

    contemporary fantasy vampires suspense shapeshifters

    Nora Roberts delivers an extraordinary new trilogy—an epic tale that breaks down the boundaries between reality and the otherworldly, while forging together the passions of the men and women caught in a battle for the fate of humanity ...

    In the last days of high summer, with lightning striking blue in a black sky, the sorcerer stood on a high cliff overlooking the raging sea...

    Belting out his grief into the storm, Hoyt Mac Cionaoith rails against the evil that has torn his twin brother from their family's embrace. Her name is Lilith. Existing for over a thousand years, she has lured countless men to an immortal doom with her soul-stealing kiss. more

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