Review: The Calhouns: Catherine, Amanda, and Lilah by Nora Roberts

Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Calhouns: Catherine, Amanda, and Lilah
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Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Silhouette Books (January 1, 2005)
Genre: Romance


THE CALHOUNS: CATHERINE, AMANDA AND LILAH shares the legend of long lost love and four sisters determined to save their home against all odds...Suzanna and Megan's stories will be released in March 2005.

The Calhouns are a family of 4 sisters who differ from each other in many ways but when it come's down to love, they are all on the same page. Trying to figure out how to save their home & find the missing emeralds from their great ancestors is proving hard work for these women. Catherine "CC" Calhoun, a stubborn, headstrong grease monkey who is also the baby of the family can't help but despise the fancy shoes man who walks into her shop when his car needs a fix. Finding out that this man is Trent St. James, the same Trent that is trying to buy the Calhouns' home, which is also a light tower that they can no longer afford. Unknowingly set up by her aunt Coco, CC finds herself, no matter how much she denies it, falling for Mr. St. James. Then there's Amanda, a bit uptight and very orderly. Finally getting her dream job, managing her own hotel, Amanda has no intentions of falling in love. When she bumps into rugged cowboy Sloan O'Riley, an architect hired by her brother-in-law Trent, Amanda can't help but feel something for this man even if that means playing hard instead of working hard. Lilah, naturalist, free spirited, and gorgeous, always wanted to fall in love but doesn't think she'll find that special someone. That is, until Max Quatermain washes ashore during a storm & Lilah is there to save and nurse the brilliant professor back to health. 

This is the first time I've picked up anything by Nora Roberts. Albeit, I have watched a few of her books turned movies on the Lifetime channel and I loved them. I really enjoyed this book. It's a romance through and through. We are first introduced to CC, who I love. Her character is amazing. Same with all of the other characters in this book, everyone's personality is very different but they all mesh together. I liked that through all these books, each of the girls fall in love, but there is still a family treasure hunt going on. The back story for these books is really good. Probably why I kept reading hehe. I wanted to find those dang emeralds! We are introduced to the emeralds in CC's book and it's not until Amanda's book that the emeralds take more presence, as well as the Calhoun family history. By then end of Lilah's book, the emeralds are still missing but the sisters are getting closer to figuring out where they. 

Likes and dislikes. I liked that these books ran together, and there was still a mystery with the emeralds. I also liked reading about the Calhoun family history, and how Aunt Coco & Lilah are very much into the spiritual world, and use this to further gain information finding the emeralds. As for my dislikes, well... I didn't dislike anything. 

I really enjoyed this book. I would definitely recommend this book, especially if you love yourself some romance! This book has a bunch of that with mystery and a little bit of thrill thrown in there. This book is a series. The next two are about Suzanna & Megan. They are already out, can't wait to read them!


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