There probably are Norah Roberts novels that I haven't read--especially the early ones. I was a public librarian, a cataloger, when she was writing them, and I usually grabbed her books as soon as they came in, before they were processed. I bought most of them in paperback, until I ran out of room, and now I have them on the Kindle. And I have started getting the audible copies, because i like being able to listen on my MP3 player at the gym, or when I'm vacuuming, and on the Kindle any time I can't physically hold a book. That said, this particular title. I like all three of the girls, and loved all three of the novels in the series--but Margo is different--about the time you get used to her being worldly, totally selfish, totally living in the moment, she comes through as totally caring, totally sweet-- Scenes. I like the scene when she finally realizes how much she wants Josh--she grew up with him, like a sister, but he has been in love with her all her life--and she finally realizes she first wants him--enough to break into his office and start undressing him--nobody does sex like Miss Norah! The scene where she finds the coin--and especially when she discovers that she is pregnant, and surprise surprise, she is very very happy about it. Who would have thought it. If you get this one, just go ahead and get the rest of the series and read them in order--with a couple of boxes of tissues.
I love a series, and the longer the better, because I fall in love with the characters and don't want to give them up. And because I have Irish roots, I like Miss. Roberts, love all things Irish.
Born in Ice is the second of three books based on the Concannon sisters of Ireland's picturesque west counties. Its heroine is Brianna, the second of the sisters. Their mother is the ice queen. She conceived Maggie, the eldest sister out of wedlock, and married their father to fulfill Irish Catholic church law--then conceived Brianna from duty. After that she kicked her man out of her bed forever, and becomes angry when the girls find sweethearts.
Despite their mother's coldness, the girls are wonderful, warm women, who will steal your heart away, as the song says. There is no love lost between Mama and her daughters.Brianna inherited their home and turned it into a Bed and Breakfast. Seeking a quiet place to write a mystery novel, famous author Greyson Thane arrives in the middle of the night and promptly falls for his hostess.
I cannot deny that Miss Roberts has a formula, but she knows how to weave a cracking good story around it, so it never gets boring.
The reader has a believable (and charming) brogue going, but it is not so broad that you cannot understand him. My one regret is not his fault. I had looked forward to hearing the preformance in a charming female Irish voice. Oh well, you canna have everything.
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