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A MacGregor classic from "America's favorite writer" ("The New Yorker"). AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME Cartoonist Grant Campbell has shunned the outside world, preferring to live and work alone--until a storm brings artist Genevieve Grandeau to the door of his lighthouse. Gruff and guarded, he offers her shelter for one night, never expecting how the glamorous bea A MacGregor classic from "America's favorite writer" ("The New Yorker"). AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME Cartoonist Grant Campbell has shunned the outside world, preferring to live and work alone--until a storm brings artist Genevieve Grandeau to the door of his lighthouse. Gruff and guarded, he offers her shelter for one night, never expecting how the glamorous beauty will affect the rest of his days... Includes an exclusive preview of Nora Roberts's new book "The Witness."


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A MacGregor classic from "America's favorite writer" ("The New Yorker"). AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME Cartoonist Grant Campbell has shunned the outside world, preferring to live and work alone--until a storm brings artist Genevieve Grandeau to the door of his lighthouse. Gruff and guarded, he offers her shelter for one night, never expecting how the glamorous bea A MacGregor classic from "America's favorite writer" ("The New Yorker"). AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME Cartoonist Grant Campbell has shunned the outside world, preferring to live and work alone--until a storm brings artist Genevieve Grandeau to the door of his lighthouse. Gruff and guarded, he offers her shelter for one night, never expecting how the glamorous beauty will affect the rest of his days... Includes an exclusive preview of Nora Roberts's new book "The Witness."

30 review for One Man's Art (The MacGregors #4)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chitra *CJ*

    This was a good one! Gennie and Grants story was a passion and angst filled tale of two artists and I loved it!! Gennie is a world famous painter who's recently suffered a devastating loss and moves to a secluded area to find her inner peace. Who she ends up meeting is surly artist Grant. They have explosive chemistry filled with wicked banter and hot sex. Soon as they go back to meet the MacGregor clan, secrets are revealed and they fight their personal demons to find their HEA. I loved their combus This was a good one! Gennie and Grants story was a passion and angst filled tale of two artists and I loved it!! Gennie is a world famous painter who's recently suffered a devastating loss and moves to a secluded area to find her inner peace. Who she ends up meeting is surly artist Grant. They have explosive chemistry filled with wicked banter and hot sex. Soon as they go back to meet the MacGregor clan, secrets are revealed and they fight their personal demons to find their HEA. I loved their combustible personalities and passion for each other. The cloth tearing love scene on the cliff was my favorite! This book also exposed a pattern (pairing lawyer with lawyer, gambler with gambler, politician with politicians daughter and now artist with artist but no complaints since my favorite Daniel is Married to Anne and both aren't doctors

  2. 5 out of 5

    Saly

    3.5 stars

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lydia

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. "I feel like someone's just given me a solid right straight to the gut—the kind that doubles you over and makes your head ring at the same time. I feel that way too often when I look at you. In the first place I never asked to have you walk into my life and mess up my head. The last thing I wanted was for you to get in my way, but you did. So now I'm in love with you, and I can tell you, I'm not crazy about the idea. I'm in love with you, and damn it, I don't like it. I don't like it, I may neve "I feel like someone's just given me a solid right straight to the gut—the kind that doubles you over and makes your head ring at the same time. I feel that way too often when I look at you. In the first place I never asked to have you walk into my life and mess up my head. The last thing I wanted was for you to get in my way, but you did. So now I'm in love with you, and I can tell you, I'm not crazy about the idea. I'm in love with you, and damn it, I don't like it. I don't like it, I may never get used to it, but I love you. You make my head swim." - Grant Campbell I believe it was clear Grant was the next in line to find love from the way he popped up in the last chapter of the third book. It's not like NR to leave such a perfect eligible bachelor alone, after all. Now, it may seem as something that would never fit, mainly because he is a Campbell, and not a MacGregor. But the affable clan has Grant's sister in their circles now, so, automatically, the loveable brute is considered one of the male leads. Grant Campbell, Shelby's brother, son of former President candidate Robert Campbell, and presently an anonymous cartoonist, likes the life he leads just fine. He's working the way he wants to - in peaceful anonymity and only concerned about his art. He lives exactly where he wants to - out of a small, quiet town in Maine, almost completely isolated in his lighthouse. A hermit he is, and though he loves people in general, he prefers being around them in his own terms, and thus leads a life in solitude. But when a famous artist, Genvieve Grandeau, knocks on his door looking for shelter during a stormy night, Grant finds himself more involved than he'd like. Genvieve is the opposite of him ,full of life and defying every single limit he puts between them - and he's not entirely sure he can keep his hands off her any longer than he can keep his own thoughts from focusing on the French pain in his ass... I find myself on the verge of looking at the mirror and calling my reflection a masochist. Grant seems to be my favorite male lead in the MacGregor series so far, and, truth be told, he was a real asshole. Not just a grumpy, rude guy. No, the man seems incapable of possessing any social skills whatsoever, and he'd rather bite his own tongue off than giving a kind word to someone. Seriously, it was like Gennie had to twist his arm for a mere praise every freaking time! I always wanted to see how it would be if a male lead who was trying to push the female lead away on purpose would ever succeed. And when this one did, I was a sobbing mess! Gennie's heartbreak really reached me, and the way Grant treated her was the worst. He more than deserved the suffering he had to go through. Even when he tried to apologize, you'd think he'd rather murder her in cold blood than just suck it up and admit his mistakes. And don't get me started on that strip that supposedly brought Gennie back to him. I don't really get it, it was like he was just saying something he had already admitted several times in a row - that he was a major jerk - and then he tried to twist the problem by being sarcastic, stating, more or less, that women always ask for too much and are never satisfied. That, even if the guy is the worst bastard ever, the girl should not only accept it, but be grateful for it! Makes me want to beat him every time I think about it!!! And yet... See, that's where my masochistic side comes out to play, and I simply can't help but squeal like a teen fan girl at his attitude. He was rude, arrogant, and downright mean in so many ways, but, somehow, no matter how much I wanted Gennie to just throw him over the cliff and be done with it, I found him extremely irresistible. First, it was his profession. A cartoonist?! Color me impressed - I guess it's in the Campbell genes to be so unique in their job choices. Then, his obvious geeky side when it came to comic books in general, and how happy he was to find out that Gennie was a closet geek as well. Geeks are my kryptonite, as strange as it may sound with my obsession over bad boys - actually, I like anything that borders on the extreme, normal just doesn't cut it for me. I also liked how much of a true artist he was. Just because he drew cartoons, didn't mean he was oblivious to the rest of the art world, and he proved so by recognizing Gennie just by looking at a mere sketch she had done. It's true he was not very patient, but as shown when he was drawing, he put what little patience he possessed in his art, his work, so it was kinda reasonable that he seemed to have little left for anything else. He was a jackass, I admit that, but whenever he tried to be gentle with Gennie, the result was pretty hot - ain't no hot sex act but the one coming from someone who's on the rough side. And the outdoors sex during the storm, was...MAMMA MIA! Gennie was one of those characters you don't find completely similar with you, and yet you find yourself relating with them. Despite being a socialite, and a famous artist, she was someone very simple in her desires and way of life. Unlike Grant, she wasn't very secure no matter her talent - something that I felt she should have told him, as he kept being neutral about her work even after they became lovers, since he couldn't understand how much his opinion could hurt her. She is the typical girl-next-door most of the time, and it was a delight to find out she was untouched even after dating so many guys - personally, I loved it when the shock hit Grant, and wished there was more guilt on his behalf (that would teach him to make assumptions from things he reads on gossip columns, and almost calling out loud a perfect stranger a slut). My personal favorite trait of hers was how she managed to stand her ground even if she loved him so much, and how she was willing to make compromise, a meeting in the middle, and not just abandon everything in her life in order to suit Grant's hermit ways. Also, the fact about her being related to Justin? Come on, before she even thought about his name, it was plain obvious who her cousin was, the key words being jail and gambling. They were a very funny couple, mainly because Grant's grumpiness collided with Gennie's humorous cool, and they were extremely cute about how they were dancing around their feelings - yelling at each other in order to put blame on who made who fall in love, and whose fault it was, was adorable in its own childish silliness. Or maybe it was the fact that Gennie and Grant are my favorite people so far - with the exception of Daniel, of course. Speaking of Daniel, he still holds the record as my favorite MacGregor. The loveable giant has such a good heart, he even took Grant, a Campbell , under his wing! The way he treats the brute as his own family nearly brought me to tears. Of course the family's dynamic is as strong as ever, and every time they answer to the "royal summonings" and gather all together in the same building I am bound to laugh my head off. Though, the fact that Diana's bitchy side was back in this one almost destroyed it... Seriously, I don't know if it's because she was hating on my favorite female lead without even trying to get to know her (and, once again, she used Adelaide as an excuse - honestly, this is getting old), or because she kept her pregnancy from Caine for so long, absurdly reasoning that she was scared - oh, golly, like there has never been a married , pregnant woman other than you in this world (and of course your husband has to suffer thanks to your trust issues!). One Man's Art is my favorite book of the series yet, though I guess I'll have to wait till I've read the one about Daniel and Anna before I'm completely sure about that. One thing's for certain, however. I can't wait to read any kind of story that concerns any offspring of Grant's - I'm sure it will be delightful to see just what kind of spawn this man can have! "If you're in love with me, that's your problem. I have one of my own because I'm in love with you." - Genvieve Grandeau

  4. 5 out of 5

    Helena

    2.5

  5. 4 out of 5

    Liliflaj

    ovo mi je, za sada, najaca knjiga iz ovog serijala.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lauribooks

    Es un 3.5 en realidad. Para no repetirme, si queréis saber todas las posibles críticas constructivas que puedo hacer de esta serie (libro muy corto, personajes poco desarrollados, enamoramiento precoz...) mirad las reviews de los libros anteriores. De este libro solo puedo decir que, a pesar de todo lo mencionado antes, ha sido el que más me ha gustado de la saga hasta ahora. Y ¿Por qué? Porque me encanta, adoro, me apasiona cuando en un libro se describe una actividad artística. En el anterior l Es un 3.5 en realidad. Para no repetirme, si queréis saber todas las posibles críticas constructivas que puedo hacer de esta serie (libro muy corto, personajes poco desarrollados, enamoramiento precoz...) mirad las reviews de los libros anteriores. De este libro solo puedo decir que, a pesar de todo lo mencionado antes, ha sido el que más me ha gustado de la saga hasta ahora. Y ¿Por qué? Porque me encanta, adoro, me apasiona cuando en un libro se describe una actividad artística. En el anterior la protagonista era ceramista y en este la protagonista es pintora y el protagonista es dibujante. Me encanta que los protagonistas tengan profesiones creativas (artista, deportista, etc...) porque se suele describir bien cómo es realizar ese trabajo, los sentimeintos que involucra, como esa persona sin esa rama artística sería miserable porque necesita expresarse... me parece que normalmente (no siempre, también he leído libros donde lo estropean por completo) suelen describir estas sensaciones muy bien y, si la que las describe es Nora Roberts, que es una auténtica profesional en el lenguaje poético, delicado y sutil tiene todas las papeletas para que me encante el libro. Por eso, a pesar de los detalles que ya he comentado que no me gustan tanto de esta saga en general, el libro me ha fascinado, como Genevieve utiliza los colores para expresar en sus obras tanto movimiento y sentimiento, la forma en que lancentración y la pasión la llenan cuando se pone a pintar, los sentimientos que despiertan sus obras en las demás personas... todo esto me ha parecido increíble.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Cruth

    Author: Nora Roberts First published: 1985 Length: 192 pages Setting: Contemporary. Coastal Maine. Sex: Frequent. Explicit. Hero: Political cartoonist. Heroine: Painter. Enjoyable romance with a solid relationship. It’s a romance. There’s nothing dramatic or special about it. Two people, finding their way to each other, learning the meaning of love, trust, compromise. Could have done with some more grovel but it works. The MacGregors: Book 0.5 Rebellion (1988) Serena MacGregor and Brigham Langston (set i Author: Nora Roberts First published: 1985 Length: 192 pages Setting: Contemporary. Coastal Maine. Sex: Frequent. Explicit. Hero: Political cartoonist. Heroine: Painter. Enjoyable romance with a solid relationship. It’s a romance. There’s nothing dramatic or special about it. Two people, finding their way to each other, learning the meaning of love, trust, compromise. Could have done with some more grovel but it works. The MacGregors: Book 0.5 Rebellion (1988) Serena MacGregor and Brigham Langston (set in 1745) Book 0.6 (novella) In From The Cold (1986) - Alanna Flynn and Ian MacGregor (set in American Revolution) Book 1 Playing The Odds (1985) - Serena MacGregor and Justin Blade Book 2 Tempting Fate (1985) - Caine MacGregor and Diana Blade Book 3 All The Possibilities (1985) - Shelby Campbell and Alan MacGregor Book 4 One Man's Art (1985) - Genevieve Grandeau and Grant Campbell Book 5 For Now, Forever (1987) - Anna Whitfield and Daniel MacGregor Book 6 The MacGregor Brides (1997) - Laura MacGregor & Royce Cameron, Gwendolyn Blade & Branson Maguire, Julia Macgregor & Cullum Murdoch Book 7 The Winning Hand (1998) - Darcy Wallace and Robert MacGregor Blade Book 8 The MacGregor Grooms (1998) - Daniel Campbell “D.C.” MacGregor & Layna Drake, Duncan Blade & Catherine “Cat” Farrell, Ian MacGregor & Naomi Brightstone Book 9 The Perfect Neighbor (1999) - Cybil Campbell and Preston McQuinn References: Author's website: http://noraroberts.com (Read in The MacGregors:Luck ISBN 9781743564370) -CR-

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lyndi W.

    I've probably brought this upon myself trying to read Nora Roberts consecutively like this. But I just can't get into this one. The heroine blames herself for her sister dying in a car crash - the heroine was driving, but a drunk driver ran a red light and hit the passenger side. Obviously, this justifies the heroine mourning and guilt tripping herself over the fact that "she killed her sister"... that's fucking dumb. The hero is just an asshole. I don't understand the appeal in this whole "I do I've probably brought this upon myself trying to read Nora Roberts consecutively like this. But I just can't get into this one. The heroine blames herself for her sister dying in a car crash - the heroine was driving, but a drunk driver ran a red light and hit the passenger side. Obviously, this justifies the heroine mourning and guilt tripping herself over the fact that "she killed her sister"... that's fucking dumb. The hero is just an asshole. I don't understand the appeal in this whole "I don't want to want you, but god dammit I'm going to aggressively makeout with you anyway!" thing. Both characters are like "I don't want to want you" and then spit venom at each other and throw insults with every sentence. This is a carbon copy of the last 5 books I've read. And it's just not amusing anymore.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Yona

    Loved it. A perfect love story. I liked the book, but the end wasn't long enough, it wasn't completed, there was a happy ending, but i love to read about what happens after it. But read this book it was pretty good.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Esra

    Yine harikaydı kitap :D Gennie ve Justin kuzen çıktılar şaşırdım baya önceki kitaplarda geçiyor muydu acaba Grandeau ile olan akrabalıkları hatırlamıyorum tabii... Offf o deniz fenerinin olduğu yer o kadar güzel anlatılmış ki kıskançlıktan öldüm öyle bir yerde yaşamayı isterdim çok :( Serideki her romanda bir kere Macgregorların kalesinde ailecek toplanmalarına bayılıyorum hepsi bir arada harika bir ortam yaratıyorlar tabi Daniel'in katkılarıyla... Bu Daniel'e bayılıyorum sonunda sıra onun kitab Yine harikaydı kitap :D Gennie ve Justin kuzen çıktılar şaşırdım baya önceki kitaplarda geçiyor muydu acaba Grandeau ile olan akrabalıkları hatırlamıyorum tabii... Offf o deniz fenerinin olduğu yer o kadar güzel anlatılmış ki kıskançlıktan öldüm öyle bir yerde yaşamayı isterdim çok :( Serideki her romanda bir kere Macgregorların kalesinde ailecek toplanmalarına bayılıyorum hepsi bir arada harika bir ortam yaratıyorlar tabi Daniel'in katkılarıyla... Bu Daniel'e bayılıyorum sonunda sıra onun kitabına da geldi merak ediyorum çok acilen başlamalıyım :D

  11. 5 out of 5

    Melis

    Valla bu üç yıldızı hep Grant yüzünden veriyorum yoksa 4'lük bir kitaptı. Taa baştan sona kadar fıtık ettı beni beyfendi. Bir yerde Gennie Grant'ı tasvir ederken "hödük" kelimesini kullanmıştı. Kesinlikle katılıyorum HÖDÜĞÜN önde gideniydi. Grant dışında Genviéve bayıldım. Sonra diğer MacGregor'ları ve Blade'leri görmek hoştu :) Seri kesinlikle kendini okutturuyor. Okumayan varsa başlasın hemen ;)

  12. 5 out of 5

    Emily Higgins

    Genevieve Grandeau travels to Maine to find new locations for her paintings. She meets Grant Campbell who lives in a lighthouse and does not welcome visitors. Nora Roberts has them falling in love and Gennie breaking down Grants' self-imposed barriers using her usual smooth writing techniques.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Canan ^^

    ahh daniel sen nasıl bir yaratıksın böyle..yine beni benden aldın :)

  14. 4 out of 5

    Dana Burda

    Romanul a aparut in limba romana anul acesta, 2016, cu titlul " Singuratatea unui barbat" la editura Litera, in colectia " Carti romantice". Face parte din saga MacGregor, putin diferit de altele ca poveste in sine. Poate foarte bine rezista ca roman de sine statator. Poveste e placuta si simpla, mai mult o ciocnire de caractere decat evenimente prea iesite din comun. De aceea lectura este placuta si odihnitoare. Tanara Genevieve Grandeau, Gennie pentru prieteni, decide sa-si inchirieze o casuta Romanul a aparut in limba romana anul acesta, 2016, cu titlul " Singuratatea unui barbat" la editura Litera, in colectia " Carti romantice". Face parte din saga MacGregor, putin diferit de altele ca poveste in sine. Poate foarte bine rezista ca roman de sine statator. Poveste e placuta si simpla, mai mult o ciocnire de caractere decat evenimente prea iesite din comun. De aceea lectura este placuta si odihnitoare. Tanara Genevieve Grandeau, Gennie pentru prieteni, decide sa-si inchirieze o casuta in satul Windy Point, oprindu-se astfel din calatoria sa prin tara. Decisese sa plece pentru a scapa de insitentele suparatoare ale ziaristilor si pentru a-si innoi inspiratia ca artista. Genevieve Grandeau era o pictorita renumita, cu multe expozitii si tablouri deja celebre. Pana atunci tablourile ei erau rodul propriei imaginatii care amalagama elemente din realitate cu propria ei simtire. Acum se decide sa se intoarca la realitatea pura si sa o redea in toata maretia si frumusetea ei iar la Windy Point pe langa austeritatea localitatii, a oamenilor si a naturii, Gennie descopera si marea pe care vrea sa o picteze. Asa ca inca din prima seara in drum spe casuta inchiriata, Ginny vrea sa ajunga la mare si se rataceste. O prinde o ploaie teribila cu furtuna, masina nu mai functioneaza si Gennie ajunge in cele din urma uda si infrigurata la farul care o atrasese cu luminile lui. De fapt nu mi era de mult far ci se transformase intr-o locuinta particulara. Gennie bate cu insistenta in usa si in cele din urma ii deschide un barbat extrem de placut ca infatisare dar teribil de lipsit de ospitalitate. Pare gata sa o arunce la loc in furtuna de afara. Acesta este Grant Campbell, un tip retras ce isi iubeste si isi apara cu indarjire singuratatea. Este desenator de benzi desenate si in cele din urma o primeste pe Gennie dorind sa se inspire din aspectul ei in construirea unui nou personaj de BD . Asa ajung sa se cunoasca cele doua caractere puternice, cu principii proprii si solutii de viata proprii la care tin cu tarie Dar atractia dintre ei este reala si greu de oprit asa ca in lupta dintre ei in cele din urma va castiga dragostea. Am citit romanul in doar cateva ore fiind nu numai foarte placut scris ci si foarte cuceritor. Povestea a doi tineri talentati, marcati de experiente personale dramatice si care in cele din urma se recunosc ca suflete pereche, ce poate fi mai placut intr-o dupa amiaza melancolica de toamna.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rose (Fábrica dos Convites)

    Grant Campbell nunca foi uma pessoa expansiva, mas quando seu pai morreu, ele tornou-se uma pessoa ainda mais reclusa, a ponto de há anos morar sozinho em um farol em Windy Ponit, um vilarejo na costa do Maine. Ali todos conhecem seu mau humor e como ele preza sua privacidade, coisa que Genviéve Grandeau (Gennie) não sabia. Gennie é uma talentosa e famosa pintora, que após a perda trágica da irmã, resolve viajar sem rumo. Com isso, a bela moça acaba indo parar nesta pitoresca cidadezinha, onde re Grant Campbell nunca foi uma pessoa expansiva, mas quando seu pai morreu, ele tornou-se uma pessoa ainda mais reclusa, a ponto de há anos morar sozinho em um farol em Windy Ponit, um vilarejo na costa do Maine. Ali todos conhecem seu mau humor e como ele preza sua privacidade, coisa que Genviéve Grandeau (Gennie) não sabia. Gennie é uma talentosa e famosa pintora, que após a perda trágica da irmã, resolve viajar sem rumo. Com isso, a bela moça acaba indo parar nesta pitoresca cidadezinha, onde resolveu alugar um chalé e ficar por uns dias. Encantada pela beleza local, ela acabou não sentido o tempo passar e foi pega por um temporal. Isso não seria problema se o seu carro não tivesse parado de repente. Assim, ela se viu sozinha, a noite, no meio do nada e debaixo de uma forte chuva. Sem muitas alternativas, ela decidi seguir andando em busca de abrigo e socorro. Com isso, ela foi parar justamente no farol de Grant. Contrariado pela interrupção, Grant acaba tendo que ajudar Gennie, e vê seu mundo sendo invadido por esta completa desconhecida. Quer dizer, nem tão desconhecida, pois ele conhecia muito bem o talento e a história de Gennie. Sem se importar muito com etiqueta e não querendo dar chance para encrencas, ele logo deixa claro que gosta de ficar só e detesta intrometidos. Gennie não gostou muito dos modos rudes de Grant, mas não teve como enganar seu corpo perante a atração que ele exerce sobre ela. Ela só não imaginava os segredos que este homem guardava a sete chaves. Mas como ela não é mulher de desistir, achou que valia a pena investir em uma aproximação com Grant. Resta saber até que ponto este lobo solitário terá coragem de ir... Mas um enredo gostoso apesar de simples. Nesta história, assim como nas anteriores, não há grandes reviravoltas, mas a trama é coesa e tem bons personagens. É muito bom ver toda a interação do clã MacGregor, e mais uma vez o patriarca Daniel roubou a cena. Adoro este senhor e seu jeito mandão derretido.

  16. 4 out of 5

    monica

    Una luZ en su vida Entretenida y linda historia.Grant y gennie se conocen por casualidad.los dos son personas que an pasado por el dolor de la perdida.tendrán que superar un pasado presente para ellos para tener un futuro juntos.a mi me a gustado.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kay

    Another Nora Roberts series I missed, The MacGregors. And again, what can I say? She writes with many twists and turns with great character development. Love her books as she usually ends all her books with a warm, fuzzy feeling. Looking forward to rest of series.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

    Connecting with the brother of Shelby Campbell in an earlier read. Reclusive cartoon artist Grant Campbell finds his lighthouse hideaway attractive to artist Gennie Grandeau. Fighting with each other seems to work miracles and leads to another visit to the Hyannis Port home of clan MacGregor.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Magalhães

    ometimes it is easier to erect barriers than to confront our fears, but when we manage to break down these barriers life shows us that everything is possible when one is loved ...

  20. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    Nice read for the plane ride.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Diane

    I like that both main characters are artists but use their art in such different ways. I loved the descriptions of Windy Point and the lighthouse. The visit with the MacGregors was a real treat.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Hope

    I LOVE this series!!! Truly there is no better example of family than this series. It keeps me laughing, crying, becoming exasperated, smiling, it just has it all! 😄

  23. 4 out of 5

    Leslie

    Typical Nora Roberts, but I like the series.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Aurian Booklover

    I think I have read this book in Dutch once, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Genviève, Gennie, is a famous artist, a painter, but after a few years in the limelight, she has embarked on a tour. Her beloved sister died in a car accident a year ago, and suddenly she could not bear to stay in New Orleans any longer. The city is filled with memories of her sweet sister. So now Gennie is on the road, staying where the mood grabs her, and painting. In a different way though, no more veil of mystery over I think I have read this book in Dutch once, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Genviève, Gennie, is a famous artist, a painter, but after a few years in the limelight, she has embarked on a tour. Her beloved sister died in a car accident a year ago, and suddenly she could not bear to stay in New Orleans any longer. The city is filled with memories of her sweet sister. So now Gennie is on the road, staying where the mood grabs her, and painting. In a different way though, no more veil of mystery over her work, but stark reality. And now she has found an old small village in Main that has attracted her, and she wants to paint the views and the village. And so Gennie rents a small cottage from the post mistress, and sets out on the lonely drive to it. Only to have her car break down on her in a severe summer storm. Not wanting to stay in her small car, she sets out on foot, thinking the cottage cannot be far from her. Instead, she misses it completely in the dark, and lets herself be guided by the light from another house, the old lighthouse. The man who opens the door would have just as happily tossed her back outside, but Gennie is not scared of easily. She refuses to leave again, and Grant relents and lets her inside where he even lets her use his shower to warm up again, and makes her something to eat. But Grant really doesn’t want her in his house, or in his life, he loves his solitude, he needs it for his work. Not that he tells anyone what he is doing, he is not after the limelight, he likes the anonymity. Gennie doesn’t like how Grant is treating her, but she can’t complain, she did barge in on him in the storm. But she is determined to pay him back, and even though he doesn’t want her, she will paint the view at the lighthouse and surroundings on his land. The attraction between them is instantaneous, but neither of them want to give in to it. Grant thinks she is a flighty sociality, with dozens of men at her feet, if he believes all the newspaper articles about her. And Gennie does not know anything at all about Grant as he refuses to talk about himself. He doesn’t even want to tell her what he does for a living. Perhaps he is afraid that she will look down on him, as he uses his art to draw a hugely popular newspaper comic. Grant’s only sister just got married Alan MacGregor, and to his own surprise, Grant enjoyed spending time with the family. So when Daniel MacGregor invites/orders him to come visit as he has just became grandfather for the first time, Grant accepts. Only, he wants to bring Gennie with him … Of course Grant and Gennie fall in love, despite their misgivings about each other, but Grant refuses to see it through, Gennie could never be happy with him, living in his remote lighthouse as she is used to the big and noisy New Orleans. So he doesn’t even ask her, he just chases her off when she finally founds out what he does. It will take some serious grovelling to make her come back to him …. I enjoyed this golden oldie a lot. As stated, I have read it before, but that might have been 20 years ago in Dutch. It was fun to reconnect with all those MacGregors. I have to admit, I don’t understand why Grant was so extremely secretive about himself. Sure, he wanted his privacy, but that does not mean you cannot share something from your past or present. Don’t you want the woman you love know who you really are inside? Gennie was fun though, she did enjoy a challenge, and she certainly was no doormat, even though she was an innocent. I liked how they were drawn to each other, and fell in love so fast, even though they really did not want it. A nice story, in a series I love. It is easy to read out of order if you want to. I don’t have them al in English yet, and some have been read so long ago I can’t remember any details, and now I will slowly read some more of those. I am in the mood again for oldfashioned Nora Roberts romances. 8 stars. © 2013 Reviews by Aurian

  25. 4 out of 5

    sakura_txell

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Grant Campbell, hermano mayor de Shelby Campbell (actual esposa de Alan MacGregor, Todas las posibilidades), vive completamente aislado en un faro de Windy Poit, un pequeño pueblo pesquero de Maine. Desde pequeño ha sido un gran artista, caricaturando a personalidades de la vida política del país, por lo que ha hecho de una afición su profesión. Aunque su trabajo es muy conocido, nadie sabe que detrás de Macintosh, el protagonista de la tira cómica que dibuja para los periódicos más importantes, Grant Campbell, hermano mayor de Shelby Campbell (actual esposa de Alan MacGregor, Todas las posibilidades), vive completamente aislado en un faro de Windy Poit, un pequeño pueblo pesquero de Maine. Desde pequeño ha sido un gran artista, caricaturando a personalidades de la vida política del país, por lo que ha hecho de una afición su profesión. Aunque su trabajo es muy conocido, nadie sabe que detrás de Macintosh, el protagonista de la tira cómica que dibuja para los periódicos más importantes, se esconde él. Su tira cómica no deja de ser un reflejo de sus propias vivencias y sentimientos. A raíz del asesinato de su padre, que ocurrió justo delante de él cuando tenía diecisiete años, ha encontrado en la soledad su mejor compañía. Tiene dificultades para socializar con la gente, es desconfiado y muy reservado. Posee una gran inteligencia, es de respuestas rápidas y tiene un gran sentido del amor. Genviève Grandeau, o Gennie, es una conocida pintora afincada en Nueva Orleáns, ciudad artística y bohemia donde las haya. Aunque los periódicos y las revistas sensacionalistas la presentan como una mujer de mundo, atractiva para muchos hombres, rica y famosa, en realidad es una persona dulce, pura e inocente que se está recuperando de un mal bache. Durante unos meses ha ido recorriendo el país para poder pintar a placer, y termina en Windy Point, donde decide que va a pintar su próxima obra. Se siente atraída por el mar, el cielo y la luz de un faro en medio de una tormenta. Cuando su coche la deja tirada en medio del aguacero, se siente desorientada hasta ver ese rayo de luz en medio de la oscuridad. Decidida a buscar refugio para esa noche, se encamina hacia el edificio, esperando encontrarse con un agradable anciano que la rescate. Lo que no sabe es que no hay agradable anciano, sino un desagradable Grant, que preferiría haberse desentendido de ella. Sin embargo, Grant tiene conciencia, y permite que Gennie pase allí la noche. La atracción es instantánea... como no. Grant se siente irremediablemente intrigado por esa belleza de mujer, contestona y directa, que prácticamente lo ha obligado a ayudarla. Y Gennie se ha quedado estupefacta al dar con un hombre tan guapo pero tan cascarrabias. Después de esa noche, se irán encontrando, se irán peleando, se irán conociendo y enamorándose... pero ¿hasta dónde llegará esta relación que parece imposible entre dos personas tan distintas? “-La verdad es que nuestras formas de vida son completamente opuestas. No es posible compatibilizar lo que tú necesitas con lo que yo necesito para formar un todo. Y eso no tiene nada que ver con la confianza. -Tiene absolutamente todo que ver con la confianza –lo contradijo.” Por supuesto, no podemos olvidar que este libro forma parte de la saga MacGregor, por lo que Daniel, el patriarca de la familia, debe meter las narices en los asuntos del corazón de las personas a las que ama y aprecia. Y Grant, el cuñado de su hijo mayor, es un muchacho que lo encandiló por su sinceridad y soltura la primera vez que lo conoció. Y se preocupa de que un joven como él esté tan solo en un pueblecito, sin tener a nadie a su lado... Y cuando se entera de que hay una pintura famosa a la que Grant está cortejando... pues quiere conocerla, por supuesto... En este libro nos enteraremos de otra conexión familiar, de cómo avanzan las relaciones de las tres tramas anteriores, y las buenas o malas noticias que éstas puedan traer... ¿De verdad necesito puntuar esta cuarta entrega? Un diez para la saga, claro...

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Christensen

    This is the first MacGregor book I am reading in my All The Nora challenge for 2018. (I feel like that phrase should be copyrighted at this point! For those that don’t know, I am reading all of the Nora Robert’s books I have never read in order to read through her entire catalogue.) However, it is actually #4 in the MacGregor series, of which there are 11 books (or maybe 9. Goodreads and Robert’s booklist seem to disagree on this one). The MacGregor books are all about the meddling of Daniel Mac This is the first MacGregor book I am reading in my All The Nora challenge for 2018. (I feel like that phrase should be copyrighted at this point! For those that don’t know, I am reading all of the Nora Robert’s books I have never read in order to read through her entire catalogue.) However, it is actually #4 in the MacGregor series, of which there are 11 books (or maybe 9. Goodreads and Robert’s booklist seem to disagree on this one). The MacGregor books are all about the meddling of Daniel MacGregor in the love lives of his children, and later, grandchildren. Daniel MacGregor is a very beloved character in Robert’s universe, and you definitely come to love him throughout the entire span of his reign of match making (or, match assisting). This book is no exception to that. This book is related to the MacGregors in that Grant’s sister, Shelby, married Daniel’s son Alan, All The Possibilities. And, like all MacGregor books, you will fall further in love with the whole family. There is also another familial relation, and if you’re quick, you’ll put it together, but it will also be revealed towards the end of the book. (Nora has a handy reference on her blog of all of the MacGregors and their books here: http://www.noraroberts-books.com/blog...) For a bit of a change of pace from Robert’s obsession with writers in my recent readings, both of these main characters are artists: Gennie is a painter, and Grant is a cartoonist (comic strips). Artist is also an occupation she uses quite liberally with her characters. I know it must be the flexibility that kind of work creates – how boring would it be if a character’s job was insurance sales, or customer service. No one wants to read about their boring job (I say this as someone that also has kind of a “boring” job). They want to fantasize about art and writing careers. I get it. But, as I said before, it’s an interesting study to see how often these are used in her novels. I really liked Grant. And Gennie. I liked who they were, and what they gave to each other. I enjoyed them falling in love. However, I have a small gripe. I’m going to put it behind a spoiler because maybe some of you consider it one. (view spoiler)[In almost all of her novels where the woman is a virgin, not only can the man ALWAYS tell once he plunges into her (this is a phrase she uses often), but it’s always rough, and she does not let him know first. I just don’t get this, never have, never will. Definitely an “80s” thing. (hide spoiler)] It’s not just specific to this book, but a few of her books, and other 80s romances as well, so I didn’t feel the need to knock this down a star based on that gripe. All in all, a solid 4 star book for me. I really liked it, I liked the characters, and I liked their romance. And I didn’t feel like the end was super cheesy, like some of her other endings. It felt perfect for the characters, and their connection to the MacGregors.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Pepi Spanova

    favorite Nora Roberts

  28. 4 out of 5

    HÜLYA

    Yalnız Adam-Nora Roberts Ne diyebilirim ki yine bayıldım..Nora Roberts'i her okuduğumda daha çok sevmeye başladım..Özellikle bu Harlequin'den çıkan kitaplar..Ve biz bu kitaplarla tanışmak için çok geç kalmışız.. The MacGeregor Serisinin 4.Kitabı idi Yalnız Adam çok egzotik,çok gizemli ve aile sıcaklığını ise harikulade bir şekilde aktarmış yazar..Benim bir numaralı adamım yine Daniel Macgregor'du..Yine ortalığı karıştırıyordu!!.. Bu sefer ki macerada iki sanatçının aşkı vardı...Önceki maceredaki Sh Yalnız Adam-Nora Roberts Ne diyebilirim ki yine bayıldım..Nora Roberts'i her okuduğumda daha çok sevmeye başladım..Özellikle bu Harlequin'den çıkan kitaplar..Ve biz bu kitaplarla tanışmak için çok geç kalmışız.. The MacGeregor Serisinin 4.Kitabı idi Yalnız Adam çok egzotik,çok gizemli ve aile sıcaklığını ise harikulade bir şekilde aktarmış yazar..Benim bir numaralı adamım yine Daniel Macgregor'du..Yine ortalığı karıştırıyordu!!.. Bu sefer ki macerada iki sanatçının aşkı vardı...Önceki maceredaki Shelby Campbell'in agabeyi Grant Campbell vardı bu macerada..Babasının gözlerinin önünde öldürülmesinin izlerini taşıyordu hala yüreğinde..Bir çeşit münzevi hayat yaşıyordu..Kalabalıktan,gürültüden uzak ve işinide buradan yapıyordu..Ama fırtınalı bir gecede kapısı çalındı ünlü ressam Gennie Grandeau hayatına giriverdi..Hiç haber vermeden ansızın.. Onu ne kadar kendinden uzaklaştırmaya çalışırsa çalışşsın başarılı olamadı..Gennie'de kendisi gibi yaralıydı..Kendine bir yıl izin vermişti..Bunu resim yaparak değerlendirecekti..Onun da hesaplarında aşk yoktu.. Tavsiyemdir!!.. Hulya YILMAZ

  29. 5 out of 5

    Gramedia Pustaka Utama

    Buku yang masuk dalam The Macgregor series ini tidak menceritakan tentang anak2 Daniel, tetapi menceritakan tentang tokoh lain yang karena perkawinan menjadi terhubung dengan klan Macgregor. Terkadang bencana yang dialami seseorang membuat orang tersebut menarik diri dari orang2 sekitarnya. Grant memiliki cara yang berbeda dengan adiknya Shelby dalam menyikapi trauma masalalu mereka dengan menyendiri di sebuah mercuasuar. Orang2 yang tinggal disekitar WIndyPoint mengenal kebiasaan Grant ini, bahka Buku yang masuk dalam The Macgregor series ini tidak menceritakan tentang anak2 Daniel, tetapi menceritakan tentang tokoh lain yang karena perkawinan menjadi terhubung dengan klan Macgregor. Terkadang bencana yang dialami seseorang membuat orang tersebut menarik diri dari orang2 sekitarnya. Grant memiliki cara yang berbeda dengan adiknya Shelby dalam menyikapi trauma masalalu mereka dengan menyendiri di sebuah mercuasuar. Orang2 yang tinggal disekitar WIndyPoint mengenal kebiasaan Grant ini, bahkan memiliki kecenderungan untuk melindunginya. Genvieve memang secara tidak sengaja masuk dalam kehidupan Grant, karena juga melarikan diri dari mimpi buruknya, dan membuat mereka menyadari apa yang kurang dalam hidupnya.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jen

    Shelby's brother Grant has been alone for a long time. Living in a lighthouse and keeping to himself with just his art for company has worked for him. But, when Genevieve Grandeau comes knocking on the door in the middle of a storm, Grant's world gets turned upside down. Genevieve, a cousin to Justin and Diana, and an acclaimed artist in her own right has been traveling and painting, trying to deal with losing her sister. When she meets Grant Campbell, he's snarly and rude and irresistible to her Shelby's brother Grant has been alone for a long time. Living in a lighthouse and keeping to himself with just his art for company has worked for him. But, when Genevieve Grandeau comes knocking on the door in the middle of a storm, Grant's world gets turned upside down. Genevieve, a cousin to Justin and Diana, and an acclaimed artist in her own right has been traveling and painting, trying to deal with losing her sister. When she meets Grant Campbell, he's snarly and rude and irresistible to her. As they fall in love, Gennie tries to get Grant to open up but he's been in seclusion a long time and letting someone else in doesn't come naturally.

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