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Nora Roberts’ literary themed romance hotel

Staying with our Valentines and Romance theme…

Nora Roberts has decided to get into the hotel business. Not exactly the best timing, what with the travel industry tanking so badly at the moment; although i’m sure she can afford to ride out the downturn.

Nora Roberts Hotel

The idea itself sounds quite fun with several rooms being based on the theme of literary couples:

“The whole idea was the rooms’ themes had to be linked to literary couples who ended up with happy endings,” says Roberts, who says she was challenged to find enough couples to fill the bill. “Romeo and Juliet? Dead. Tristan and Isolde? Dead. Not happy. Dead, dead, dead. Rhett Butler and Scarlett? He didn’t give a damn. You try finding seven of them.”

She did end up finding enough examples, basing rooms on her own In Death series, The Scarlet Pimpernel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, and The Princess Bride.

Posted by on February 12, 2009.

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3 Responses

  1. Very cool! At first I didn’t understood the appeal of such a prolific author, thinking her books couldn’t be any good. I soon realized how wrong I was. Her “In Death” books are amazing – creative world building, intense plot lines, and complex characters. I wish her well!

    by Colleen on Feb 14, 2009 at 2:10 pm

  2. Nora Roberts is such an amazing author. I hope I get the chance to check out her hotel. Seems very intriguing.

    by Rebecca on May 19, 2009 at 6:21 pm

  3. To get an idea what the hotel is like, check out this article from a journalist who visited it : http://www.baltimoresun.com/travel/bal-travel-boonsboroinn,0,5069534.story

    by Kathleen on May 28, 2009 at 9:28 am

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