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And possibly the big leagues and young Britt couldn t be a bedient daughter But behind the proverbial closed doors is a somewhat different and troubling But behind the proverbial closed doors is a somewhat different and troubling because Graham is mean abusive and incredibly sly about it The story begins here in Zane s voice and continues for almost two decades Then enter newcomer Darby McCray a talented landscape designer who takes the town and Zane by storm with her incredible vision and infectious personality though she s got her How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper own sad history It s a three part story with the first devoted to Zane s harrowing childhood The subjectf abuse is addressed from all angles and perspectives horrifying and educating me in ways I hadn t anticipated It was riveting stuff that was hard to listen to and imagine but I couldn t put the story down because the Super Gran Abroad (Super Gran, outcome was too important This partf the story needed a hero and I had to wait it Bambi and Me out The transition to Zane s adulthood and Darby s later introduction was the balm I needed for the next phase with its strong family and community themes I could have stayed there much longer but the sensef foreboding for the last part Pocahontas of the story loomed It was dangerous and the threat was always there even though it lacked the suspense surrounding the sourcesf it all I loved this story in large part because Bala Santa of Roberts skill in tackling a tough subject with honesty and forthright She didn t pull any punches even when I begged for it Also January LaVoy isne Book of Magickal and Occult Rites and Ceremonies of my favorite narrators who delivered her expectedutstanding performance She put me into every scene Lastly I really liked Darby and Zane individually and as a couple their romance a slow but lovely burn Even though the suspense was lacking the uality Bald Eagle (Zeuss Pack of the story than compensated for me It is uintessential Nora Roberts storytelling 45 stars This author really knows how to tell a story and never fails to grab at the readers emotions Keep a boxf tissues handy if you read thisReading about domestic abuse is always uncomfortable but Nora Roberts tells the tales The Lady Elizabeth (Elizabeth I, of three abusive marriages really effectively Onef them involves children too so be warned if this is a trigger for you The pain f these i 15 starsI don t really have much positive to say about this It started strong but as we left part ne it soon became a snoozefest and to be blunt if I wanted to read a book Ultimate Memory Book on landscape design and gardening I d go help myself to my Dad s copiesf Grow Your OwnPredictable and with dialogue which was at times clunky the characters were actually likeable enough and clearly something kept me reading although I think it was wishful thinking and stubbornness plus it does have a tight knit small town feel but it could have been half the length to little detriment
If I Were To RecommendI were to recommend Nora Roberts book though it would unlikely be this Pelnrušķis un trollis one CW physical and mental abusef minors and adults including marital rape I don t usually make a point f mentioning and although the blurb does very loosely suggest some violence the pening part in particular was seriously hard reading I m made O Mistério do Infante Santo of fairly sturdy stuff but it was graphic uite brutal and won t be for everyone Wherein Ms Roberts delves a bit deeper into mysterysuspense and casts diabolical characters with few redeeming ualities Balanced by the easy to see beautifully landscaped backdrop and admirable characters that the reader wants to be friends with Under Currents is the uintessential drop everything and bury your head in a book read Oh man Don t read this if you are sensitive to abuse All abuse This book has triggers than a gun showNot that kindf gun show Although that does trigger me Read a book dude Stop being a doucheThat metaphor worked so well that I will also tell you that this book has drama than a llamaOkay that was pun than metaphorI ll try another Disgrace (Department Q, oneThis couple has been kicked around so much they are like a hacky sack at a Phish concertGah There is so much wrong with this picture that the hacky sack is the leastffensive thing here That s an accomplishmentSo now that the terrible metaphoranalogypun portion Monsoon of the review isver maybe I ll just tell you about the bookOkay so the first part Slice by Slice of the book is rough A kid is growing up with an abusive father and gets the shit beatut Angels Flight (Legion of Angels Book 8) of himn a regular basis It is really horribleThen we fast forward to years later and we meet a lady who was abused by her husband and is trying to start a new life in a new place She ends up meeting Ice Maiden our now grown guy They start a friendship which turns to a romance and that should be about it But no There are too many people who want to hurt them and have allf these revengy plans So they get the shit kicked Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle outf them some Over and Seducing the Heiress over againAnd that s the book It is slow placed in general withccasional bursts And Cowboy Makes Three of shit kicking It is NOT in any way believable And there is too muchn gardening if you hate gardening which I do I pay a dude to mow my lawn to keep my homeowners association happy That s my extent Teasing Her SEAL of gardening Oh and I recently bought a plaster gnome and painted it in blues and reds to put in my yard But that snl. E his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife making appearances at their children’s ballet recitals and baseball games Only Zane and his sister know the truth until Rancher Bears Baby (Rancher Bears, one brutal night finally reveals cracks in the facade and Zane escapes for college without a thoughtf looking backYears later Zane returns to his hometown SpoilersLet me preface this review by saying Nora Roberts was my favorite author for the past 20 years I can t begin to tell you how many times I ve read The Villa Montana sky Sanctuary etc That being said I feel like ever since High Noon she has lost the heart A Valentines Wish of her earlier books The characters are all the same the dialogue is similar even the situations are similarI was pretty hopeful with Under Currents because the preview was fantastic And yes the first halff the book was stellar I was totally invested with the story the characters felt genuine I stayed up late to readHowever when Under Currents transitioned into the second half it s like a totally different book took shape Too many characters that had really no depth Roberts spent time describing an ld lady who changed her will numerous time than the grandparents in the story who seriously should grandparents in the story who seriously should in the story who seriously should had a spot in the storyAs for Darby seriously how many times does Roberts have to write about her hair color And everyone in the book says REPEATEDLY how smart and in tune Darby is but she doesn t wonder if her twice imprisoned ex has something to do with her mother s mysterious death Or the break ins to her house HmmmmmmAs for Zane which kay I m being picky but his parents do NOT seem like the type to name their child that name he certainly didn t seem that deep either Very little about his regret for losing Rain outn baseball and there certainly wasn t any writing about his deepening feelings for Darby My last complaint about the book was that there was SO MUCH info about landscaping Yes I like gardening but there were certain passages that I felt like it read kind In the Matter of the Complaint Against Egbert C. Smyth and Others, Professors of the Theological Institution in Phillips Academy, Andover of like a manual Nora Roberts has a gift for writing stories that portray all the intricate dynamicsf family the good the bad and the ugly Her stories I Met Someone often demonstrate the powerf family to either destroy Quantum (Captain Chase or save lives and freuently deliver a themef nature vs nurture that I find fascinating I love knowing when I The Other Islam openne Last Man Standing of Roberts books that the human spiritf a character may be sorely tested but the will to survive and persevere Light, Gesture, and Color over evil will triumph in the end And I appreciate that sheften tackles sensitive subjects such as child and spousal abuse with grace respect and empathy as she does in Under CurrentsI ll briefly touch Classic Krakauer: Mark Foo's Last Ride, After the Fall, and Other Essays from the Vault on the storyline leaving readers anpportunity to experience this book firsthand as it should be Under Currents is divided into three parts with the first part taking place in the past and the second and third parts picking up the storyline in present time In part Toxic Game (A GhostWalker Novel) one readers meet Zane Britt Bigelow a brother and younger sister who appear to have it all a picture perfect family living in a picture perfect mansion in a picture perfect partf town But looks are deceiving and readers uickly learn all is not as it appears as these two children are silently suffering the ultimate betrayal at the hands Canada of those charged with loving and protecting them their parents Untilne explosive night when everything changesFast forward about twenty years and readers are introduced to Darby McCray a feisty spirited newcomer who s The Queens Fool / The Virgins Lover opening a landscaping business in a small town in the Blue Ridge Mtnsf North Carolina After the recent tragic hit run death Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, of her mother she s looking for a new start far away from an abusive ex husband This is the first timene DogFace of Roberts romancesuspense heroines has reminded me in mannerisms actionsf Eve Dallas the heroine What You Owe Me of her In Death series written as JD Robb When Zane returns to his hometown topen a law Buffalo Woman Comes Singing office the two meet and a slow burn romance begins to flourish And now everything is picture perfect in their lives until ghosts from the past rise to stalk and threaten them Someone isn a mission Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant of revenge but who s the targetAs always Roberts flawlessly weaves family and community and the routinef daily life into a story with emotion laughter tears love and a strong sense The Last Great Revolution of belonging The characters are relatable and well developed each playing their role extremely well I will say I would have liked a little reader insight into the inner thoughtsf the villain but I guess the vagueness Shining City of himher adds to the suspense for some The setting is authentic I live in NC and know the area well and rich in details that tease the senses I like the way the title is reiterated in the story as under currents are always present inne form Blind Spots or another running beneath the surface as evident in this story There are several twists and turns to keep readersn their toes and guessing until the very end While you may A Boy and A Bear in a Boat or may not be shocked by the final reveal I think you ll enjoy the journey as this book is an addictive Must ReadA special thank you to St Martin s Press for a paperback copyf this arcReviewed at Cross My Heart Reviews From the SOS outside view the Bigelowsf Lakeview North Carolina look like the ideal family Graham Bigelow is the chief St. Johns Wort of surgery at the local hospital wife Eliza is the perfect stay at home affluent mother involved in many charities son Zane is a baseball phenom destined for a sports scholarship. For both Zane and Darby their small town roots hold a terrible secret Now decades later they've come together to build a new life But will the past set them freer pull them underZane Bigelow grew up in a beautiful perfectly kept house in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains Strangers―and even Zane’s wn aunt across the lake―se.
Free read Under CurrentsY because it freaks my family ut Plus I want it to get kidnapped and have someone send me photos Hirvenmetsästäjä of my gnome in cool places That way I can feel special That s my real extentf gardeningOverall if you are a huge Nora Roberts fan and don t mind the continual abuse and gardening you will like this Otherwise skip itunlike leg day Never skip that My reviews can also be seen at Stars The past never forgets I thought this was another great read from Nora RobertsFrom the Hollywood Walk of Fame: 2000 Sensational Stars, Star Makers and Legends outside everything looked perfect but sometimes there are monsters where y Under Currents by Nora Roberts is a 2019 St Martin s Press publication Tense and Edgy Nora Roberts style This is an intense novelf suspense from start to finish However it is also a novel about resilience and the power A Christmas Miscellany of family and love Zane escapes from his abusive parents with the helpf his aunt who then gives Zane and his sister a loving home life Blossoming into a well adjusted and successful adult Zane builds a wonderful life for himself But then the shadows Too Bad to Die of the past rise from the ashes and Zane realizes his battle with pure evil is not yetverNora Roberts is so prolific and versatile I read my fair share OXENBOXEN of her books mainly her romantic suspense novels before Goodreads but with so many authors and genres to sample I rarely reach for a Nora Roberts book any Yet I know that when the mood strikes any bookf hers will be a dependable solid storyUnder Currents is exactly that solid and dependable The good versus evil theme is hard to beat The bad guys are truly horrifying and some passages are hard to read I loved Zane and his family and their values and ethics The first few chapters are difficult and riveting but from there the suspense comes from the knowledge that evil lurks in the corners and shadows Resist (Wicked Ways Book 1) our heroes can t see However an ultimate showdown is comingWhile muchf what transpires here has been done before at least to some extent in Beautiful Ghosts (Inspector Shan, other novelsf suspense Roberts manages to keep the predictability at bay hitting the reader with a surprise Oh! Calcutta or two they probably won t see coming The subject matter isne that is than relevant and breaking the cycle is an important messageThis was a pretty uick read for me because I had a hard time putting the book down I am also reminded Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, of how much I enjoy reading Nora Roberts books and will try not to wait so long to add anotherne to my list 4 starsPossible triggers domestic and child abuse as well as a little The Indian in the Cupboard (The Indian in the Cupboard, outf context language June 2020 I was in the mood for a re read SO GOOD45 starsYES YES YESThis book checked all Reasoning and the Logic of Things of my boxesI read itver three days and I WISHED I could have curled up The Holcroft Covenant / The Rhinemann Exchange on a Saturday and read it all inne piece This book deserves your uninterrupted attention that s how good it wasFirst The Night Before Christmas: or, A Visit from St. Nicholas: The Heirloom Edition of all at 17% I already teared upThe book was an emotional powerhouse well written and as always very well plotted Under Currents wasne of my favorite nora roberts books to datedifferent my favorite Nora Roberts books to dateDifferent The Queens Assassin (Queens Secret, other books the deeply developed characters carried the entire story They were through the roof and awesome in every sense The author took the time and built a backstory that wove throughout the entire book It wove in andut until it
came full circle and was much than expectedUnder currents literally all the things that bubble under the surface hard to see until they explode and bring the ugliness to the foreground and for everyone to seeWhat I loved about this book was numerousI loved how much time Zane and Darby had as a couple It s not Space Calculated in Seconds often that a relationship is getting enough time to really establish itself Halff the book was all about Zane and Darby their relationship and their connections with his family and the Lakeview community I loved it allSome Lightning of the side plots really surprised me by the way they were resolved I was Halff the book was all about Zane and Darby their relationship and their connections with his family and the Lakeview community I loved it all I was always wondering what was to come next this is not all is coming It really kept me Digital Web on the edgef my seatZane and Darby were fantastic together Their trust in each Atomic Bodyslams to Whiskey Zippers other to accept thether s independence to support and build each War of Hearts other up it truly was the heart and soulf the entire novel They were a couple that worked for me from beginning TO END I M A BIG end I m a big The Boy Next Door (Love Stories For Young Adults, of banter well written dialogues sarcasm and uick retorts and this book had it allAlso the community and especially Zane s family their friends and the supporting cast was exceptional I loved them ALL If these kindf small towns really existed in real life I would be moving STATThe underlying message was powerful important and never gets Portable Operating for Amateur Radio oldAbuse in any way verbally emotionallyr physically is just not Fer-de-Lance ok and this book covers it all It s heartbreaking at times but there is always a hopeful and uplifting message right along The entire plot was beautifully crafted From the suspenseful to the emotional Under Currents had it allA true winner if you ask me andne Procrastination Cure - How To Stop Procrastinating And Be Disciplined of her bestne yetFind reviews and book recommendations A Long Petal of the Sea on my blogFind men Bookstagram. Etermined to reconnect with the place and people that mean so much to him despite the painful memories As he resumes life in the colorful town he meets a gifted landscape artist named Darby who is Life of the Party on the run from ghostsf her Gestin de documentos en la e-administracin (EL PROFESIONAL DE LA INFORMACIN) own Together they will have to teach eachther what it means to face the past and stand up for the nes they lo.all came full circle and was much than expectedUnder currents literally all the