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Nora's Lifetime Movies

There are a few of Nora's movies that have been made into Lifetime Movies. While I'm still on the fence about whether or not they are as good as the books themselves, they are very entertaining. This page is dedicated to all things related to those movies. The Lifetime Movie Network is awesome for bringing an author's word to life, and the ones they've done for Nora are well done.

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Angel's Fall

Angel's Fall Directed by Ralph Hemecker and starring Heather Locklear and Johnathon Schaech, Angel's Fall was filmed in 2007.

Description: In the hopes of making a better life and escaping a violent, traumatic past, Reese Gilmore (Heather Locklear) moves to a small Wyoming town. However, trouble seems to follow her everywhere: She goes out for a hike one day and witnesses a murder. And when she brings the sheriff back to the scene of the crime, they find no trace of it! Is she going nutty -- or is someone playing tricks with her already fragile mind?

Blue Smoke

Blue Smoke Directed by David Carson and screen written by Ronni Kern, Blue Smoke was filmed in 2007.


Description: The blaze that destroyed her family's pizzeria changed the life of young Reena Hale (Alicia Witt), forcing her family to start over from scratch. But the fire's brutal beauty and destructive power would seduce her into learning to understand and master its terrible force, leading her to become a fire investigator herself. This line of work proves to be exciting, but also has a dangerous side—and she soon finds herself caught in a hotbed of trouble!

Carolina Moon

Carolina Moon Directed by Stephen Tolkin and screen written by Stephen Tolkin, Carolina Moon was filmed in 2007.


Description: Tory Bodeen returns to her hometown in South Carolina, a place that holds violent memories of her childhood friend Hope Lavelle's murder. Coming back revives Tory's psychic visions of what happened that fateful night, and she becomes determined to unearth the truth, enlisting the help of Hope's hunky older brother. However, the murderer has been waiting all these years for her return—and it may be someone closer to her than she realizes!

High Noon

High Noon Starring Emilie de Ravin, Ivan Sergei and Cybill Shepherd, High Noon was filmed in 2009.

Description: Expert hostage negotiator Lieutenant Phoebe McNamara juggles her high pressure career with the demands of raising her young daughter and contending with her agoraphobic mother, Essie. When Phoebe meets handsome bar owner Duncan Swift, he can't resist her take-charge attitude and attempts to earn her affections. At the same time, Phoebe receives threatening messages and soon discovers she is the target of a psychopathic killer out to destroy her personally and professionally.

Magic Moments

Directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark and released in 1989, Magic Moments is a story about a successful magician is approached to do a TV special, which he has not done before. He and the beautiful producer of the show fall in love with each other, much to the disappointment of her possessive guardian (who is the person she works for).The guardian sets out to wreck their happiness.


Midnight Bayou

Midnight Bayou Starring Jerry O'Connell, Lauren Stamile and Faye Dunaway, Midnight Bayou was filmed in 2009.

Description: Harvard-educated lawyer Declan Fitzpatrick buys a newly restored plantation manor near New Orleans said to be haunted. Declan starts hearing voices and seeing seemingly inexplicable apparitions in the manor. He is also attracted to Cajun local Lena Simone, who grew up on the bayou with her grandmother, Odette, and who also has her own mysterious connection to the manor. With the help of Odette, Declan and Lena realize that they are inextricably linked to Manet Hall and uncover a shocking secret that has been hidden for more than 100 years.

Montana Sky

Montana Sky Directed by Mike Robe and screen written by April Smith, Montana Sky was made into a film in 2007.


Description: When multimillionaire Jack Mercy dies, he leaves his ridiculously large Montana ranch to his three daughters (all half sisters and complete strangers to one another) under one condition: The three women must live together at the ranch for a full year. This is no walk in the park for the trio, but it's made all the more difficult when Daddy dearest's enemies start popping up to settle old scores. Based on the Nora Roberts tale of wealth, mystery and murder.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights Starring Leann Rimes, Eddie Cibrian and Rosanna Arquette, Northern Lights was filmed in 2009.

Description:In an attempt to escape his past, former Baltimore policeman Nate Burns accepts the job of chief of police in Lunacy, Alaska. The moment he meets Meg Galligan, an independent and feisty bush pilot with her own demons, he finds himself falling for her. The town is rocked when the body of Meg's father, a man who Meg believed had abandoned her and her mother Charlene 16 years ago, turns up in a mountain cave. At the same time, Nate finds himself in the middle of a high-profile murder investigation and must use his big-city survival instincts to solve the mystery that threatens his new life and new love.


Directed by Katt Shea, and screen written by Katt Shea and Vivienne Radkoff, Sanctuary was turned into a film and debuted in 2001.



Tribute Starring Brittany Murphy and Jason Lewis, Tribute was filmed in 2009.

Description: Cilla McGowen is a former child star who has found more satisfying work restoring old houses. In search of a normal life, Cilla buys her grandmother's farmhouse in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley to rescue it from ruin. Cilla soon forges a romantic relationship with Ford Sawyer, her handsome new neighbor, who ultimately comforts and protects her when her dark dreams and family secrets spiral into a real-life nightmare.

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Cilla McGowen is the granddaughter of Hollywood legend Janet Hardy and the daughter of a Hollywood wannabe. She was a child star with her own series, but when the series ended and voice overs and bit parts didn't interest her any longer, she knew she wanted something more out of life than the flash and burn of Hollywood. So she went to college for a semester, then got married and subsequently divorced (even though her exhusband and her are still best friends).

Now, when Dilly, Cilla's mother, needs money to get a show together, Cilla offers her the money for a piece of family property located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Dilly begrudgingly takes the money and hands over the unmaintained property.

Ford Sawyer, the neighbor across the road, meets Cilla and can't quite shake the feelings he has for her. Ford and Cilla start getting together when the accidents start and he tries to help her solve the mysterious death of her grandmother, and find out who is trying to run her off from Little Farm in order to keep the secrets hidden.

This is a good book for curling up with and having a nice cup of tea, it's not my typical murder mystery but it really has substance and feeling, I will keep it with my growing collection of Nora Roberts books. It has kind of a homey feel to it.

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Red Lily

Ghosts, a century old scandal, and a sweet romance thrown in...the final book in Nora Roberts' In the Garden trilogy has it all.

Hayley Phillips traveled to Memphis, pregant and alone, to start a new life for herself and her unborn daughter after the death of her father. She left what she knew for the unknown. She took a chance on asking a distant cousin, Roz Harper, for help (a place to stay and a job) and ended up finding the love of a lifetime in Roz's son Harper Ashby.

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Megan's Mate

Megan O'Riley never planned to give her heart to another man after the father of her nine year old son seduced, impregnated, and then abandon them to marry his fiance. While Megan hadn't known about the other woman at the time, she still harbors shame at being the other woman.

Years later, she's smarter, no longer an inexperienced seventeen year old girl. But when she meets Nathanial Fury she's still--understandably--a little reluctant to give in to her feelings. The rush of overwhelming emotion is hard to ignore, however, and they inevitably work their way through her shields.

Where Nora started...

Most who've followed Nora from the start (and even those who're just finding her) will know that her career began when she sold her first book to Silhouette/Harlequin.

A lot of her books are being reprinted by them every so often to keep the story in circulation. Most of them are actually being reprinted with multiple stories all in one book.

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