Interested in books that help one's spirit move beyond the ordinary.
My taste in Nora Roberts novels runs to those with a magical bent. So it is not surprising that I have recently read the Three Sisters Island and Cousins O'Dwyer series back to back.
What strikes me is the similarity of the three main female characters in each trilogy. The protagonist in each of the first books is a petite blonde - Nell in Three Sisters and Iona in the O'Dwyer novel. Both start out as timid pixies, who develop a strong back bone as the story evolves. The second book focuses on two women who are completely opposite of Nell and Iona. Ripley, a brunette and Meara, a red head both have a fiery temper and will of steel. Their challenge in the story is to develop maturity and restraint.
The third book brings the two characters I most enjoy-the black haired beauties Mia and Branna. Of the three pairs, these two women are the “old souls” of the group. They provide grounding around which the other characters operate.
The plot is almost the same in the two series as well. Each woman finds or reunites with a mate and the three couples form a group to battle a centuries old evil force that threatens to destroy them. The group, of course, prevails and “all is well that ends well.”
I have enjoyed both trilogies even though they are the same story in a different guise. If you have read and liked one of these series, the other will likely please you unless you are bothered by the similarity of them.
Just to predictable no twist.
Not one of her best series
I liked them all. Each had their place
Mia's story was just not as engaging as Nell and Ripley. Wish there was an epilogue. Worth a listen to wrap up the trilogy, but it doesn't live up to its predecessors.
I love to multi-task with Audible!
The performance was good for all the characters, each voice with their individual speech patterns and attitudes flowed seamlessly through each of the books.
I found the pace of the reader was a little slow for me, so I set the speed to 1.25 and it was much better.
This is the 3rd book of another great trilogy from Nora Roberts... in fact I'd say this series is my favourite. I loved the bit of mystery, magic, suspense and romance.I like the interactions with the main characters of the 1st and 2nd books with out taking the spotlight away from the main character of this book.You really need to listen to this series in the correct order because the under current of the series keeps going. This is the final book and even though it ended with a bang and gave proper closure to this trilogy... I was sorry it was over.I highly recommend the entire trilogy!
Complex characters that kept developing. Very good creepy details & exciting finish! The relationship between the mail character & her "adopted" mother (who is delightful) felt real and poignant. Loved it all!
I didn't think the second book would be as good as the first or the third as good as the second. The three together was fantastic and kept me sitting in the car listening long after I would get home in the evening! Brilliant!!