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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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    Sara 11-21-11
    Sara 11-21-11 Member Since 2011

    Fat Chick getting Fit!

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    "Great book! The narrator is amazing...."

    I don't usually like romance novels but this was entertaining! The narrator made it even better. I use audiobooks to exercise to so needless to say, I didn't miss my morning walking and even followed up by walking in the evening! LOL

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    beth LEAGUE CITY, TX, United States 04-03-12
    beth LEAGUE CITY, TX, United States 04-03-12 Member Since 2009

    I am easily amused!

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    "An Irish Treat!"

    I loved, loved, loved this book. I am crazy about this series so much so that I paid full price for the next in the series because I couldn't wait for my monthly allowance from audibles. Nora Roberts created a real treasure with this book. The heroine runs a bed and breakfast in the Irish countryside. She gets a guest from America who is a famous writer that has no home base and a mysterious past. It was fun to get a glimpse from the writers perspective. It is the usual Nora Roberts formula but it adds up to a terrific tale. The narrator makes it extra special with his beautiful Irish brogue and his easy transition between the "yanks" accent.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 03-21-12
    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 03-21-12 Member Since 2008

    I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything

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    "Engaging characters"

    The second of the Born In trilogy, also set in County Clare, Ireland. Brianna Concannon is the younger sister of Maggie from Born in Fire. Unlike Maggie, she has a cool temper and an almost distant demeanor, though she engages warmly with her community and the visitors to her B&B. Grayson Thane is a writer of thrillers who has arranged to stay at Blackthorn Cottage while researching his latest book. He is, on the surface, very amiable, but when his writing gets him by the throat he can be rude and withdrawn. Their story is one of breaking down barriers put up to protect wary hearts.
    The narrator is adept at catching the different accents - Irish, American, and upper-crust British (with a little Scottish thrown in as well).

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ilene Gallo San Diego 01-09-13
    Ilene Gallo San Diego 01-09-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I Felt As Though I Was Back In Ireland"
    If you could sum up Born in Ice in three words, what would they be?

    Wind-swept Romance


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

    When the mysterious Yank arrives at Blackthorn Cottage In the midst of a stormy night and sees Brianne for the first time.


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

    I was surprised to hear an Irish reader and felt it added to the story telling since this book is set in Ireland.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was a compelling story even though I have read the book several times before.


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of my favorite Nora Roberts books, and listening to it made it seem new.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marissa CLAREMONT, NH, United States 11-28-12
    Marissa CLAREMONT, NH, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Born in ice is hot!!"
    Would you listen to Born in Ice again? Why?

    The characters are well developed. I felt like I knew them like my own family.


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

    I immediately purchased the third book. I wasn't ready to let go of them yet.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Grey returned and was able to admit that he was in love.


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

    I fell in love with them. It was a roller coaster of emotions.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leah Bowman, ND, United States 07-10-12
    Leah Bowman, ND, United States 07-10-12
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    "Better narration for the second book."
    What made the experience of listening to Born in Ice the most enjoyable?

    Enjoyable listen.


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

    I don't know if it was my imagination, but it seemed like Fiacre slowed down for this second book in the series. With the slower narration, there weren't the annoying breath sounds like there were in the first one. Great job.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    tina elkton, MD, United States 12-05-09
    tina elkton, MD, United States 12-05-09
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    "wow"

    cant say enough about the born in trilogy the reader is amzing and to read and change the accent per person WOW

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tracie matteson, IL, USA 12-31-08
    Tracie matteson, IL, USA 12-31-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Good story, but..."

    The story was good, but the reader almost killed it for me. There is a lack of emotion in the reading although the characters were clearing defined in voice, something was missing. I wonder if the reader is used to doing non-romanace stories because his voice is great, but not for a romance. As far as the story, Nora Roberts does it again. I think I'll purchase the book and read if for myself.

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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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 08-29-14
    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 08-29-14 Member Since 2012

    I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...

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    "A Trilogy to be Included in the Best Libraries"

    If you have read any of my past book reviews, you will know that I don’t believe in spoiler alerts. And following that sentiment let me tell you that Book 1 is good. I mean it is Nora Roberts…right? However, for some reason, I didn’t love the narration. The Irish accent was, as far as this South Texas Girl would think…spot on. The problem for me, I believe was the way the narrator seemed to rush through the female dialogue, making it seem somehow, cut off and thus, her withholding expression. In some ways, it was difficult, in Book 1, for me to connect with the family, Concannon. Relatable characters are what will invest a reader into the story. Don’t you agree? In fact, I am not sure that I would have continued the trilogy, had I not already owned the next two books. What a treasure I found, though.
    It was in Book 2, BORN IN ICE, and narrated by the same gentlemen I might add, that I really was able to fall in love with this family. Oh, and fall in love, I did. What an amazing surprise it was for me too; enough, that is, to want to share my experience with you. I am not sure if I adapted to the narrator’s tempo, or if he slowed his pace and dynamics, but I loved him too.
    I only just completed Book 2, and between you and me, I didn’t want it to end…and so it doesn’t…on to book 3 I go!
    Credit Worthy – YES!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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