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.
A rich, thrilling, suspenseful tale, Birthright follows an inspiring heroine, an intriguing hero, and a cast of fascinating characters whose intertwined lives remind us that there is much more going on under the surface than meets the eye.
This is one of those rare books by Nora Roberts that I didn't read when it was first released. I've been considering reading this one for a while now, and finally got around to it. Yeah!
Not only was there the mystery involving the dig site but there was also the mystery regarding Callie's adoption/possible kidnapping. There are times that one mystery is more important than the other but in this case they are both equal in importance. It had the usual things I look for when I'm reading Nora Roberts. Fast pace, great characters, sizzling heat and suspense that had me at the edge of my seat.
Birthright by Nora Roberts (4/5) Romantic Suspense; Published: Putnam Adult (3/2003); Thriller & Suspense Challenge (6); Books 2010 (68);