The Next Always

The Next Always

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"America's favorite writer" (The New Yorker) begins a trilogy inspired by the inn she owns and the town she loves. The historic hotel in BoonsBoro, Maryland, has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it's getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect of the family, Beckett has little time for a social life. But there's another project he's got his eye on: the girl he's been waiting to kiss since he was sixteen.

After losing her husband and returning to her hometown, Clare Brewster soon settles into her life as the mother of three young sons while running the town's bookstore. Though busy, Clare is drawn across the street by Beckett's transformation of the old inn, wanting to take a closer both the building and the man behind it...

Don't miss the other books in the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy
The Last Boyfriend
The Perfect Hope
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Product details

  • Paperback | 341 pages
  • 142 x 208 x 25mm | 363g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Maps; Illustrations, color
  • 0425243214
  • 9780425243213
  • 125,945

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Paints a charming picture of small-town life. Publishers Weekly
Touching, funny, sweetly sexy, slightly paranormal, and just plain satisfying. Library Journal
Leaves you celebrating love with a warm [and] cozy touch. USA Today
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"Paints a charming picture of small-town life."--Publishers Weekly "Touching, funny, sweetly sexy, slightly paranormal, and just plain satisfying."--Library Journal

"Leaves you celebrating love with a warm [and] cozy touch."--USA Today
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About Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.
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Rating details

66,335 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 42% (27,740)
4 34% (22,692)
3 19% (12,360)
2 4% (2,547)
1 2% (996)

Our customer reviews

It's the first time I read one of Nora Roberts books (*gasp* I know..) but I'm really glad I did. It was cute, sweet and refreshing, just what I needed. Beckett is one of the Montgomery's brothers. He and his brothers are restoring an old inn Booksboro, and it's going to be amazing. The whole town is curious about it, including Clare. I loved Beckett, he's just a regular guy, close to his family and with a big heart, which has been throbbing for Clare since they were teens. Clare is a young widow, with three kids and a lot of work. She owns a bookstore, and it has been a while since she had some time for herself. But when Beckett starts to enter their lives, she's ready for him. I usually stay away of widows romance books because I can't relate to them, but in this case I really liked Clare and Beckett's relationship. Clare was very easy to like because she was a real mom and young woman. She took care of her kids but knew when she could use some time for herself. Beckett was so in love with her, it's obvious they had to be together, and I'm glad they realized that soon. Their romance was sweet, just what they needed. Also, the kids were so cute! I loved the writing, I think the characters were very realistic. I felt like I was with them inside the story and their thought were exactly the same I'd had in my mind. But, I think the whole stalker thing/ghost were not necessary. Overall, I'm glad I finally read Nora Roberts. The Inn BoomsBoro trilogy is definitely on my to be read shelf, I really enjoyed The Next Always and I can't wait to read what will happen with the rest of the Montgomery's more
by Maria Guajardo (GABY)
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