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    • ISBN:9780748116171
    • Publication date:03 Dec 2009
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A Bed Of Roses

Number 2 in series

By Nora Roberts

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The second novel in Nora Roberts' brand new Bride Quartet: a colourful tangle of family ties, old friends and new-found passion . . .

Emmaline Grant has always loved romance, so it's really no surprise that she has found her calling as a wedding florist. And she gets to work with her best friends Mackensie, Parker and Laurel - she couldn't ask for a better job. Yet while men swarm around her, she still hasn't found Mr Right. But the last place Emma's looking is right under her nose.

And that's just where Jack Cooke is. He's been best friends with Parker's brother for years, which makes him practically family. Now the architect has begun to admit to himself that his feelings for Emma have developed into much more than friendship, and when she returns his passion - kiss for blistering kiss - things start to get complicated. Jack has never been big on commitment. Emma yearns for a lifelong love affair. And if the two are to find common ground, they must trust in their history - and in their hearts . . .

Biographical Notes

Nora Roberts is the number one New York Times bestseller of more than 200 novels. With over 500 million copies of her books in print, she is indisputably one of the most celebrated and popular writers in the world. She is both a Sunday Times bestseller in the UK and a number one bestseller in Australia.

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  • ISBN: 9780749928889
  • Publication date: 29 Apr 2010
  • Page count: 368
  • Imprint: Piatkus
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