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Born in Ice: Born in Trilogy, Book 2 | [Nora Roberts]

Born in Ice: Born in Trilogy, Book 2

In winter, Brianna Concannon's bed-and-breakfast is a cold and empty place. And that's fine with Brianna. She enjoys the peace and quiet, even when icy winds howl at her window. This year, though, she's expecting an unusual guest: mystery writer Grayson Thane, from America. And sometimes a fire can be born in ice.
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Publisher's Summary

When the harsh storms of winter descend upon western Ireland, the locals stay indoors - and visitors stay away. Brianna Concannon's bed-and-breakfast becomes a cold and empty place. And that's fine with Brianna. She enjoys the peace and quiet, even when icy winds howl at her window.

This year, though, she's expecting an unusual guest: mystery writer Grayson Thane, from America. A restless wanderer with a dark past, he plans to spend the cold winter alone. Yet sometimes fate has a plan of its own. Sometimes a fire can be born in ice...

©2007 Nora Roberts; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Captures the charisma and earthy charm of Ireland." (Publishers Weekly)

"Fiacre Douglas characterizes the icy, beautiful Brianna Concannon, recently jilted, with subtle nuances and tonal shading mixed with a thick Irish brogue." (AudioFile)

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    Sheralyn Romrell Saratoga Springs, UT, US 10-05-14
    Sheralyn Romrell Saratoga Springs, UT, US 10-05-14 Member Since 2010
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    "The one problem with audio books."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, but not this audio version.


    What didn’t you like about Fiacre Douglas’s performance?

    He reads too fast with not much inflection. He doesn't allow time for the listener to absorb the thought, comment or emotion before rushing on. His reading is choppy and almost aggressive, not at all relaxing or at ease allowing the listener to be pulled into the story, I even slowed my listening speed down to 1/2 speed and still couldn't get through the entire book, it was just agitating.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Better narrator.


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    M. Rondeau West Springfield, MA United States 03-16-14
    M. Rondeau West Springfield, MA United States 03-16-14 Member Since 2009
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    "This Series ROCKS! LOVE IT!!!"

    In Roberts’ second book of the Born In series we are back in Ireland at the home of the younger Concannon sister Brianna, who is happily enjoying the winter and peace and quiet of isolation in her B&B on the west coast of Ireland. Brianna enjoyed people but also her quiet time before her winter guest would be arriving – a renowned mystery writer, Grayson Thane, from America. A nomad by nature, Grayson seeks the isolation to write alone, but from the very first, a fire is ignited as he gets to know his beautiful inn keeper.

    *** Lord, but I am just loving this series and these irrepressible Concannon sisters, their significant others, neighbors, workers, and even one very self-absorbed momma! Roberts’ characterizations of all her people are just so real - non-perfect people in a non-perfect but very real world. Although, to my mind of thinking Brianna is probably one of the more perfect people who is portrayed as really quite happy with her life, B&B, and meeting all her tenants at the B&B. Brie is truly a happy person with her life the way it is, but of course, like most humans she does have dreams. Those dreams of making a truly loving home – one that was filled with happiness, lots of children and above all laughter. However, that would need a husband to affect that dream.

    Enter Grayson Thane, Brianna’s newest boarder who had booked and paid the first month of his stay planning to stay through the winter. After the first few days of Brianna’s cooking - Grayson felt he’d died and went to heaven. A very wealthy and famous author, he’d never settled down and wandered the earth keeping only an apartment in NYC close to his publisher. Partly because he’d never had roots or any kind of stable childhood, Gray had never been close to anyone or let himself grow close - too many memories of abandonment.

    With a remarkably deft hand Roberts lets the reader enjoy the romance between Brie and Gray as they both quietly discover in their own hearts the way each others hearts were bruised and needed healing. It was such a pleasure to experience the care and thoughtfulness of two genuinely wonderful people learning to love and trust. And the bigger bonus was seeing the ‘thoughtless momma’ bend just a wee little bit and smile - I think it happened at least once in this book.

    Bottom Line: Another remarkable listen to a lovely Irish lilting performance by Fiacre Douglas, who is fast becoming one of my favorite narrators of Irish themed stories. Add to that the excellence of Nora Roberts’ brilliant story telling and bang - you are in for one very big treat!

    Marilyn Rondeau, for www.ck2skwipsandkritiques.com

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    Tara Louisville, KY, United States 01-24-14
    Tara Louisville, KY, United States 01-24-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Good Book but bad narrator"
    What did you love best about Born in Ice?

    I loved the story. It was rich in tradition. I love that Nora Roberts shows a different type of character in Brianna.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narrator used for this series leaves alot to be desired. He speaks way too fast. This book was better than book 1 of the series but still bad.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me cry in a good way.


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of my favorite Nora Roberts series. I wish there were more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dea United States 06-13-13
    Dea United States 06-13-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Read"

    I found this a very good series, can't wait to get to the next one.

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    Linda R. Houston, TX 05-29-13
    Linda R. Houston, TX 05-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Narrator was wonderful"
    Would you listen to Born in Ice again? Why?

    The story was good, and the narrator's brogue was melodic


    What did you like best about this story?

    everything- the characters, their values, the unwrapping of the story


    What does Fiacre Douglas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    There were so many complaints about the narrator. I thought there was plenty of emotion in his voice and he was able to go back and forth between America and Irish accents


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    the last chapter was so beautiful, I listened to it twice.


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    Lenora La Crescenta, CA, United States 02-18-13
    Lenora La Crescenta, CA, United States 02-18-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Very good"
    Where does Born in Ice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks high on my list keep me wanting to hear more


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Born in Ice?

    When she was so scared she told them to tell the people she died


    Have you listened to any of Fiacre Douglas’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't know


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me laugh


    Any additional comments?

    I love the stories of Ireland

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    Kerry 12-18-12
    Kerry 12-18-12
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    "Fantastic book"

    Really enjoyed this second book in a trilogy. Great story line which kept you wondering how the author would make it all work out in the end. Great narration. Loved the American accent as well as the Irish. Enjoyed the whole listening experience

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    Ray T. Tench 12-11-12
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    "Brianna Is Not an Ice Queen"

    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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    Sabrina Easton, PA, United States 11-05-12
    Sabrina Easton, PA, United States 11-05-12
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    "Great story"
    Would you listen to Born in Ice again? Why?

    I just listened again today. I needed somtihng to listen to so I relistened and was not boring even though I knew most of the story already.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mary Margaret. Im like her. I dont want to talk on the phone or visit with everyone....im busy. LoL


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yeah,,,,,every time I wanted to puch her mom in the face I moved in my chair. hahah you know what I mean


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    shirley K. Bigham 10-24-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Held my intrest all the way through."

    This story line focuses on the sister of Maggie. Fast. quick witted, and suprise after suprise! You will enjoy. this is a romance/historical novel. I would not recomend this to guys because of that.

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