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#1 New York Times bestselling author NORA ROBERTS enthralls with two classic tales of love...and the winding path taken to find it Treasures Lost, Treasures Found  Kate Hardesty had inherited a dream: mysterious charts mapping the way to sunken treasure. Determined to complete her late father's explorations, she returns to the island where she'd spent one memorable summer a #1 New York Times bestselling author NORA ROBERTS enthralls with two classic tales of love...and the winding path taken to find it Treasures Lost, Treasures Found  Kate Hardesty had inherited a dream: mysterious charts mapping the way to sunken treasure. Determined to complete her late father's explorations, she returns to the island where she'd spent one memorable summer and hires deep-sea diver Ky Silver, the man she'd left behind. But working with Ky means more than searching for gold-it means finding a priceless treasure Kate hadn't known she'd lost....  The Welcoming  Charity Ford knew Roman DeWinter was different. His gaze smoldered with angry passion, arousing a dangerous fascination. His mere presence made her most forbidden desires come alive. Still, Charity knew so little about him, and it put her on edge. Was this stranger a threat to her happiness...or the man she'd been waiting a lifetime for?


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#1 New York Times bestselling author NORA ROBERTS enthralls with two classic tales of love...and the winding path taken to find it Treasures Lost, Treasures Found  Kate Hardesty had inherited a dream: mysterious charts mapping the way to sunken treasure. Determined to complete her late father's explorations, she returns to the island where she'd spent one memorable summer a #1 New York Times bestselling author NORA ROBERTS enthralls with two classic tales of love...and the winding path taken to find it Treasures Lost, Treasures Found  Kate Hardesty had inherited a dream: mysterious charts mapping the way to sunken treasure. Determined to complete her late father's explorations, she returns to the island where she'd spent one memorable summer and hires deep-sea diver Ky Silver, the man she'd left behind. But working with Ky means more than searching for gold-it means finding a priceless treasure Kate hadn't known she'd lost....  The Welcoming  Charity Ford knew Roman DeWinter was different. His gaze smoldered with angry passion, arousing a dangerous fascination. His mere presence made her most forbidden desires come alive. Still, Charity knew so little about him, and it put her on edge. Was this stranger a threat to her happiness...or the man she'd been waiting a lifetime for?

30 review for Golden Shores: Treasures Lost, Treasures Found / The Welcoming

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly Decamp

    i only gave this a 3 because the first book " treasures lost, treasures found" was great! it was captivating all the way through. however i found "the welcoming" difficult to get into and irritated that i didn't know what roman was trying go investigate before 1/2 of the book was over. it was more like i was charity in the unknown before finally i could piece it all together. in the beginning i couldn't tell if roman was a good guy or a bad guy and it was frustrating to not know if i was going t i only gave this a 3 because the first book " treasures lost, treasures found" was great! it was captivating all the way through. however i found "the welcoming" difficult to get into and irritated that i didn't know what roman was trying go investigate before 1/2 of the book was over. it was more like i was charity in the unknown before finally i could piece it all together. in the beginning i couldn't tell if roman was a good guy or a bad guy and it was frustrating to not know if i was going to root for or against him. was enjoyable after about 1/2 way though. i would still read it again but not my favorite.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Maura

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Treasures Lost, Treasures Found - 3/5 - You can really see the difference between Nora's 1980's stuff and her 1990's stuff. It gets so much better. You see it in the fact that her characters have a bit more depth and she actually switches POV. In this story, Kate is trying to finish her father's dream (he's dead) and goes back to North Carolina, to Ky Silver, to search for the sunken ship that her father was looking for. She and Ky have a history. They'd been in love and when Ky asked Kate to st Treasures Lost, Treasures Found - 3/5 - You can really see the difference between Nora's 1980's stuff and her 1990's stuff. It gets so much better. You see it in the fact that her characters have a bit more depth and she actually switches POV. In this story, Kate is trying to finish her father's dream (he's dead) and goes back to North Carolina, to Ky Silver, to search for the sunken ship that her father was looking for. She and Ky have a history. They'd been in love and when Ky asked Kate to stay, she walked away...unwilling to give up her father's approval. So thing start off very bitter between the two of them. They do soften towards each other, as they must, but Kate continually got on my nerves with her irrational stubbornness and yes, on occasion her stupidity. It frustrated me that she thought everyone was trying to control her and keep her from doing what she needed to do, when they seriously did know better than her and were looking out for her. (view spoiler)[ I don't think asking someone to take some bed rest after they'd been stung by a sting ray and out cold for 24 hours is too much. But no, stupid Kate insists she can dive again the day after. (hide spoiler)] I also got irritated that the heroine blames everything on Ky, who isn't such a bad hero, a bit alpha, but he controls with good reason...and when he doesn't it is often because he's emotionally overwrought. I don't equate wanting to take care of someone and protect them as trying to bend them to your will. So that part of the book didn't really make a whole lot of sense to me. Still, it was a lot better in quality than the early books I've been reading by Nora. I actually enjoyed it. The Welcoming - 3/5 - This is a pretty decent little book - nothing earth shattering or spectacular but it kept me entertained and I enjoyed reading it. The story focuses on FBI Agent Roman DeWinter who has come to Charity's inn on the Orcas Islands to investigate something...only he's undercover, since Charity is also under suspicion. So he poses as a handyman and as surly as Roman is, Charity starts falling in love with him. What I enjoyed about Roman though is that, despite his gruff and sometimes rude behavior, once he realizes he's in love, he embraces it. There was a great deal of foreshadowing regarding the angst potential in this relationship. Charity ended up having to fire one of her employees for calling in sick when she wasn't, and Charity kept crying about how upset she was that her employee LIED to her. Well, that says it right there. Charity is going to have a pisser of a conniption when she finds out Roman is lying...I'm surprised he didn't see it coming to that degree. And she was really frustrating about it, refusing to use any logic or common sense when looking at it. (view spoiler)[ She was angry because he supposedly played her for a fool and pretended to fall in love with her when he really didn't - what reason would he have to lie to her that way? He could have just pretended to be her friend...he didn't have to take it all the way to a marriage proposal. By that time he already had her trust and cooperation. (hide spoiler)] So she was beyond irrational and it frustrated me. There were other times when her behavior was somewhat aggravating too, but it by no means ruined the story for me. Overall, it was a fun read.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Petie McCarty

    Listened to this two-book combination as an abridged audiobook. Treasures Lost was a very early Nora Roberts novel teamed with a much later novel, The Welcoming. It was an enjoyable listen, but probably not my favorites of Ms. Roberts' work.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Kat

    I really enjoyed the first book in this two book novel....Treasures Lost, Treasures Found....but the second book..The Welcoming...seemed to drag for me.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I swore off nora Roberts books-actually, several times-but then I saw this. and I was in the mood for a summer book. so exciting, because I live in north Carolina and just went to the outer banks last week! ugh. she’s a professor. ie boringgg! I don’t like reading about them or teachers, or any other professional, corporate people. its just boring. with their hair in buns, at the nape of their neck, wearing pantsuits and prim professional outfits. I wish this book was about a normal person. they’ I swore off nora Roberts books-actually, several times-but then I saw this. and I was in the mood for a summer book. so exciting, because I live in north Carolina and just went to the outer banks last week! ugh. she’s a professor. ie boringgg! I don’t like reading about them or teachers, or any other professional, corporate people. its just boring. with their hair in buns, at the nape of their neck, wearing pantsuits and prim professional outfits. I wish this book was about a normal person. they’re usually stuffy, prim and boring. the exact hotel room from four years ago. really? she made it sound like her first time was in the hotel room. which isn’t good. should be at his house, his boat, or on the beach. way more romantic. his ship is called the vortex. ugh, that’s not cool at all. they first slept together in his house. then why did she say in the hotel? kate sounded annoying from the start. when ky said she used to ask him how everything worked. and talked about poets and iambic pentameter. &syntax. ugh! bore me to tears. &who really talks about poets, especially to guys? its like nora always writes about these fancy, sophisticated people, and the life she wishes to live. but average people arent like that. “I’ve had women but I haven’t had a lover since you left the island.” so…what exactly does that mean? is that a play on words?just say it-ave u or have u not hooked up with anyone since she left? “im not a patient man.” typical nora Roberts character. beating the women into admitting they want him. basically forcing them to have sex. its rlly annoying &not romantic at all. I may have liked it when I first read her, but after reading many books like that, it just really irritates me. just when you’re getting into the story, nora Roberts usual characters appear. the guy who cant take no for an answer, and keeps trying to get the girl to sleep with him. &the matchmaking characters. Instead of being demanding and basically forcing them to hook up again, he should be sensitive about the past. I mean, she broke his heart &yet now that she’s back he’s being demanding. he should be a lil vulnerable and hesitant about his approach to her. that would be more realistic &id enjoy that a lot better. the big words, the over-educated way she talks is highly annoying. nora does that a lot. ugh! I want to hear real people talk. I forgot I was reawding a nora Roberts book in the beginning but she soon showed he true colors. the guy being demanding and overbearing. refusing to accept no. talk of no commitment, just sex. and rules. everything is a game to nora apparently. all her books are like this! the kiss on the beach during that storm happened too soon. they found the ship way too easily, which was just plain annoying. I was excited about the hunt in finding it. &her persistence that it was the Liberty was annoying. it could be any ship. you have no idea which one. ‘the tail had penetrated deep into her skin.’ then on the next pg-“its not deep. I can get it out.” which one is it? nora probably has no idea how confusing she’s making this sound. I thought they only had sex one time. when they each said they had made love the first and the last time in his house, I thought that meant the first and only time. apparently, it was the hotel, the rug, his bed. what does he mean she’s not eating, not sleeping. typical of Roberts-the girl suddenly decides she wants the guy and she goes after him, basically throwing herself at him. nora Roberts over-talks the romance scene. she beats it to death. she dramatizes. simply put-she ruins it. I wish she would just describe what’s going on, because the way she drags it out, brushes over stuff, is just ruining it. idk if he understood when she said “its only been you” because he didn’t even say anything. “I watched him bounce around from one cute girl to the next, then one attractive woman to another until I lost count.” that’s nice. kate all of a sudden starts cussing. “make love with me.” weird way to word that. its usually “make love to me.” she’s all of a sudden cussing. ‘make love with me.’ don’t you mean to me? that sounds weird. &then all of a sudden the woman will get bold and seduce the guy. nora’s books are all the same. she uses words you’ve never heard of, like incendiary. how does she know how to drive a boat? “cant even count the number of women I’ve said that to.” nice!! I hate how they’re talking & finally having a real moment and then it turns back to her dad and she cries. how did she know there were shoe buckles on the ship? the shark attack was ridiculous and stupid. idl sharks but I know they arent all vicious. it didn’t have a reason to go after her. im so sick of comments like this-‘replaced by an anger so dense it overshadowed everything.’ shes always getting suddenly mad at what he says. sometimes she had some moments where she spoke her mind but most of the time she just sounded stupid and always brought it around to her dad. its overkill. &im bored with it. she said irrelevant unclear things. get to the point and speak like a human being. shes an idiot for wanting to leave without saying anything. in the space of a few pages, she was going to leave convinced they wouldn’t work out. then he says he loves her& suddenly proposes-which didn’t feel organic-&then she knew they’d work out for sure. the ending was rushed, inconclusive and not very romantic. why would he say the ring cost him nothing? &the comment about we already found the treasure does that mean they’ll stop looking? SECOND STORY- the second story starts out confusing. what is he doing?! its also boring. the chemistry is forced. basically there is none. girl suddenly turns. somehow collides with him. or she realizes they’re standing rlly close. come on. create real chemistry. not this forced contrived stuff. I don’t see how he’s shaken over her at all. ‘if there was a glitch in the system, it was up to him to find it and exploit it.’ whatt? a secret ops job has to do with an inn? I don’t really see the point in not telling us his job. other than to irritate us. whats the big secret? calling her baby makes him sound like a greasy old man. its disgusting, not sweet. some stuff is confusing and im not sure why the character thought of it, like when she said he has to contend with a streak of violence. ‘all the evidence pointed to her being involved in some very shady business.’ what? what is she doing that’s pointing to that? he thought that her room made her fascinating. why?! its boring!! he has no personality, no charm. demanding and rude. like why she was in his room. &what she was doing with the couch. its her inn, but he’s acting like its his. she can go anywhere and do anything there. she’s in love with him way too soon. how does he know how to fix and build things? how does mae know about treating wounds? “you don’t know enough about me.” “of course I do. ive lived with you for a week.” omg! I nearly laughed out loud. every time he says baby I cringe. makes it sound like he says it to everyone, and it doesn’t fit his personality at all. it certainly isn’t sweet when he says it. its more sickening. focus on building a relationship, not smacking one in our faces. &its so annoying how the girls basically force the guys to love them. shes saying shes not letting him get away. its stalker-ish and creepy and the complete opposite of romantic. you cant force someone to be with you. im not cheering for or believing this romance at all. his smoking habit isn’t attractive. the two stories are similar. the girl gets hurt, forced to stay in bed. what kind of name is Block? she literally wouldn’t leave the bed because she promised to stay in. wtf. “too many. but only one who’s meant anything.” who bought that corny line? well apparently charity, cause she about cried. you mean to tell us not one of the many women you’ve been with have meant even a little to you?! im calling bullcrap! both girls want to travel. she’s thinking of the future and families. whooaaaa! she acted like an idiot when he said he loves her. almost crying and saying “I cant believe this is happening.” getting married after knowing eachother for a week. I have no words. wait, ive got one. stupid! the inn’s food was better than ‘washington’s toniest restaurants.’ come on! “like u knew exactly wut I was thinking, and was trying not to think. exactly what I wanted not to think. exactly what I wanted, and was trying not to want.” that’s quite possibly the worst sentences ive ever read. I was enjoying the first story. I liked the storyline and it felt like an adventure. I liked that the characters had history together, but then it took a turn for the worse. &at one point, I just got depressed reading it. the second story wasn't enjoyable at all. there was no romance, no charm, no likability. the plot was mediocre and boring. it might have gotten three stars had it not been for the second story.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Michele Rolfe

    This was 2 different stories in 1 book. I LOVE the way Nora Roberts does her romances. Not overly sexually explicit. Just enough to be tastefully romantic. I can actually feel myself as each heroin. I really LOVED Debbie Macomber's Rose Blossom Inn series & The Welcoming was just as wonderful! I could feel the small town atmosphere of a B&B. The Teasures Lost, Treasures Found reminded me of my snorkeling excursion & Mexican cruise excursions I was on a few yrs ago with friends. LOVE the Sea. I c This was 2 different stories in 1 book. I LOVE the way Nora Roberts does her romances. Not overly sexually explicit. Just enough to be tastefully romantic. I can actually feel myself as each heroin. I really LOVED Debbie Macomber's Rose Blossom Inn series & The Welcoming was just as wonderful! I could feel the small town atmosphere of a B&B. The Teasures Lost, Treasures Found reminded me of my snorkeling excursion & Mexican cruise excursions I was on a few yrs ago with friends. LOVE the Sea. I could feel the sea mist & smell the salt air again along with Kate. Wonderful writing!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Chris Webber

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I do love Nora Roberts writing. Easy, like a Sunday morning. :). This book has two stories in it. The first one is very similar to the movie Into the Blue (without the drugs). The second had a hero named Roman. That's all I needed.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Smith

    First story was better than the second, but hang in there until the end and don't stop reading, the ending was pleasing.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    Good

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lori Shafer

    I have been a fan of Nora Roberts for years. I thought I had read every book she has ever written but I did not remember these two. Treasures Lost, Treasures Found is a book about young love being revisited many years later. A young woman proving herself to her late father and reaching a goal he was unable to fulfill in his lifetime. But only the boy she left behind can help her. I think this book is an excellent beach read. The Welcoming is Roberts at her best. It is a simple love story about an I have been a fan of Nora Roberts for years. I thought I had read every book she has ever written but I did not remember these two. Treasures Lost, Treasures Found is a book about young love being revisited many years later. A young woman proving herself to her late father and reaching a goal he was unable to fulfill in his lifetime. But only the boy she left behind can help her. I think this book is an excellent beach read. The Welcoming is Roberts at her best. It is a simple love story about an agent doing his duty but falling for the woman he is investigating. The characters are cute. I would love to visit the bed and breakfast in the book. Wonderful read and excellent for the summer.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Bitch With A Book

    I'd give this a 2 plus-ish, but that's not an option. The first story was so-so. The story line was okay. I like treasure maps, but the two characters did absolutely zero for me. I only pushed through the second story so I could return the book to the library without feeling guilty. The second story was much better. It had some mystery to it. Lesson learned: stick with J.D. Robb.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Olga

    Finally. What a way to finish this year. Well like I said before in my updates...the first story was sadly disappointing, but The Welcoming was soooo good. I loved the drama, the action and the romance of course. Great story. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sam

    The first story of the book was a little slow for me but all in all very good. I'm glad I picked it up and began reading it again. The second story I found that I enjoyed very much. The story being more from the man's perspective made it a different change of pace and was very refreshing.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    The first book took a long time to get into it but at about page100, it picks up. I might try the second book later.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany

    Another classic Nora, always at her best.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jlemerson27

    Lust in the dust...or sand as may be the case. OK, but too predictable.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I enjoyed both stories in the book equally, and this was a perfect summer reading choice! You can always count on Nora to provide an entertaining book, that you just can't put down!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Sara Williams

    Story line kind of drags out. Ok book.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Heidi Reid

    Treasures Lost, Treasures Found was good, but I did not care for The Welcoming. This book only gets 3 stars because of the Treasures story. I am disappointed in this book.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sandra Fortier

    The stories were interested...but not the usual depth of characters that I have come to expect from Nora Roberts.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Natalie

    Love Nora Roberts, ya you know boy meets girl, girl meets boy, falls in love....but every thing in the middle is so much fun!!!!!!!!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Juna Kaboona

  23. 5 out of 5

    Anita Fine

  24. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Kliber

  25. 5 out of 5

    Nancy Fruchtnicht

  26. 5 out of 5

    Anna Alarcon

  27. 5 out of 5

    Charlotte

  28. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Turner

  29. 5 out of 5

    Melayne

  30. 5 out of 5

    Midge Goss

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