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Dance Upon the Air: Three Sisters Island Trilogy, Book 1 | [Nora Roberts]

Dance Upon the Air: Three Sisters Island Trilogy, Book 1

When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she's finally found refuge from her abusive husband - and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ago. Just as Nell starts to wonder if she'll ever be able to break free of her fear, she realizes that the island suffers from a terrible curse - one that can only be broken by the descendants of the Three Sisters, the witches who settled the island back in 1692.
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Publisher's Summary

When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she's finally found refuge from her abusive husband - and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ago.

But even in this quiet, peaceful place, Nell never feels entirely at ease. Careful to conceal her true identity, she takes a job as a cook at the local bookstore café - and begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd.

But there is a part of herself she can never reveal to him - for she must continue to guard her secrets if she wants to keep the past at bay. One careless word, one misplaced confidence, and the new life she's so carefully created could shatter completely.

Just as Nell starts to wonder if she'll ever be able to break free of her fear, she realizes that the island suffers from a terrible curse - one that can only be broken by the descendants of the Three Sisters, the witches who settled the island back in 1692.

Now, with the help of two other strong, gifted women - and the nightmares of the past haunting her every step - she must find the power to save her home, her love...and herself.

Listen to the other books in this trilogy, including Book 2, Heaven and Earth; and Book 3, Face the Fire.

©2007 Nora Roberts; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Once again, Roberts proves that she's a top-notch romance writer. This enchanting and empowering tale is...terrifically entertaining." (Booklist)
"A magnetic hero, a heroine who finds herself, and some memorable secondary characters weave a mesmerizing tale of witchcraft and magic." (Library Journal)

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    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 02-24-13
    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 02-24-13 Member Since 2010

    Audio-fiction ADDICT !

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    "Great start to the series"

    I love Nora Robert's style in writing. Sweet, and magical yet you can relate to it. I enjoy the community she creates, she does not concentrate only on the main two characters, she blends in different characters to examine different aspects of human emotions and interactions. The paranormal twist that she adds in this book is so different from other paranormal fiction, it is in small sweet doses that you still relate to it.
    The narrator was good , however not my favorite contemporary narrator. She needs to work more on her male voices and add more life to her characters
    Very enjoyable book :) I recommend it :)

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    Jessica Manassas Park, VA, United States 02-02-13
    Jessica Manassas Park, VA, United States 02-02-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Definitely not her best"

    I love Nora Roberts but this was definitely not her best work. I almost feel like I have to read the others in the trilogy and hope they are better than this one.

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    Stacy 02-02-13
    Stacy 02-02-13
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    "Old style."
    What did you like best about Dance Upon the Air? What did you like least?

    I am a guy who is usually drawn toward the typical genres for dudes. Somehow I stumbled upon Nora Roberts. I loved the story and performance for "The Witness" - my first Nora Roberts book - so I was really looking forward to my second submersion... Not sure if it's that the writing has less passion and energy? - it seems very cliche - or if it's that I have a serious dislike for the narration?. It was very old style acting, campy speech by the narrator. Some people may like that style. I don't. *** The dialog and Narration for "The Witness" was fantastic! *** Highly recommend it!


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    Nancy 01-14-13
    Nancy 01-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I love Nora Roberts books"
    What did you love best about Dance Upon the Air?

    The Story


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters


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

    Every word because i have a tendincy to skip over parts


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

    I enjoyed the whole book


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    Ilene Gallo San Diego 01-09-13
    Ilene Gallo San Diego 01-09-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Listening Made This Book New Again"
    What made the experience of listening to Dance Upon the Air the most enjoyable?

    Listening to the book really brings the conversations to life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dance Upon the Air?

    When the three form their circle to protect Nell.


    What about Sandra Burr’s performance did you like?

    She did a great job on the different voices. She gave Nell's voice the hesitant, but earnest quality it should have to be true to the story.


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

    This is one of my favorite books and the story always makes my heart soar for Nell's journey.


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    Camden Naples, FL, United States 12-09-12
    Camden Naples, FL, United States 12-09-12

    Camden Smith owns DREAMFly Marketing, a full service marketing firm located in Southwest Florida. She regularly reviews books and is an avid reader as well as audible client. Favorite books are mysterious romances or those stories about personal growth.

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    "I love it!"

    If you are looking for a book that fictionally lays out how witch craft is in a much more historical manner this is it. Nell suffers and you don't know why until just when you need to know and then her interactions with the islanders are natural for someone who has been abused.
    You will love this book and start #2 immediately!

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    Patricia L. Ross Cornville, ME United States 11-05-12
    Patricia L. Ross Cornville, ME United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dance Upon the Air to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version, but I believe I would rate them about equal.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is a very strong woman themed story. Three women - from three different places in life and views - all coming together for the greater cause.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The opening scene hooked me.


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

    No extreme reaction - It was a good read - an escape.


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing that took away from this story - in my opinion, was Sandra Burr's 'voice' of the hero...It was weaker - or made him appear to me more wishy washy or laughable...I had a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that he was the 'drop dead, gotta have guy'...




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    Dayana Hialeah, FL 10-27-12
    Dayana Hialeah, FL 10-27-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Love Nora Roberts, But Terrible Narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dance Upon the Air to be better than the print version?

    No, this book would be much better reading it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mia, because she was the only person in the audio part that the voice actually has some passion when speaking.


    What didn’t you like about Sandra Burr’s performance?

    Nels voice sounded like a little girl and all the mens voices sounded the same.


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

    Yes, very nice story line.


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    kytten 10-09-12
    kytten 10-09-12 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Slightly unique story, unfortunate narration"

    I like the premise of the 3 sisters island idea. It's a bit unique and the story deals with some topics that are a bit more sensitive -- spousal abuse. It's different to read about this kind of thing in a Romance novel and that's appealing.

    One of my issues with this book is that I tend to like my sex scenes a bit on the steamier side. The writing here really glossed over them and made them seem a little cold.

    My other major ocmplaint is the narrator. I've listed to another book that this same narrator read and had the same complaint... For one thing, her voice is too child-like. For another, se doesn't do good male voices and there's barely any difference in her female voices either -- if you're just listening to her intonation, you can't tell which character is saying what in places.

    I'd like to read the other two books in the series, but I may choose to 'read' them instead of listen to them. Or try to find them narrated by someone else.

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    c tatarka 10-02-12
    c tatarka 10-02-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Enjoyed"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dance Upon the Air to be better than the print version?

    This was classic Nora. Enjoyed all aspects.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Witches are always fun.


    Which character – as performed by Sandra Burr – was your favorite?

    I liked Nell the most


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

    Not really applicable. Never could give so much time in one sitting


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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