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Heaven and Earth Audiobook

Heaven and Earth: Three Sisters Island Trilogy, Book 2

Ripley Todd just wants to live a quiet, peaceful kind of life. Her job as a sheriff's deputy keeps her busy and happy, and she has no trouble finding men when she wants them - which, lately, isn't all that often. She's perfectly content, except for one thing: she has special powers that both frighten and confuse her - and though she tries hard to hide them, she can't get them under control.
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Ripley Todd just wants to live a quiet, peaceful kind of life. Her job as a sheriff's deputy keeps her busy and happy, and she has no trouble finding men when she wants them - which, lately, isn't all that often. She's perfectly content, except for one thing: she has special powers that both frighten and confuse her - and though she tries hard to hide them, she can't get them under control.

Distraction soon arrives in the handsome form of MacAllister Booke - a researcher who's come to investigate the rumors of witchcraft that haunt Three Sisters Island. Right from the start, he knows there's something extraordinary about Ripley Todd. It's not just her blazing green eyes and her sultry smile. There's something else. Something he can detect, but she'll never admit. Fascinated by her struggle with her amazing abilities, he becomes determined to help her accept who she is - and find the courage to open her heart.

But before Ripley and Mac can dream of what lies in the future, they must confront the pain of the past. For Three Sisters shelters centuries of secrets - and a legacy of danger that plagues them still.

Listen to the other books in this trilogy, including Book 1, Dance Upon the Air; and Book 3, Face the Fire.

©2007 Nora Roberts; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

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    Spirit Wandering Maine Highlands, USA 10-11-15
    Spirit Wandering Maine Highlands, USA 10-11-15 Member Since 2016

    Interested in books that help one's spirit move beyond the ordinary.

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    "Two Trilogies – Same Story, Different Guise"

    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.

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    jeannette 06-22-15
    jeannette 06-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    Love the book. downloading book 3 now. this would make a great movie..

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    seegirl 06-11-15
    seegirl 06-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story but more of that annoying narrator"

    Typical Nora yet also book #2 has same annoying narrator as first one :/ oh well....

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    Theresa Hand Phoenix, AZ 06-09-15
    Theresa Hand Phoenix, AZ 06-09-15
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    "Suspenseful!"

    I've read this story before, but love it even
    more in Audible! Love the narrator, Sandra Burr!

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    Sandra 05-09-15
    Sandra 05-09-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved it!"
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    This is the 2nd 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 introduction and interactions with the main characters of the 1st and 3rd 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. If you listen to 1 and 2, it's impossible not to get number 3!
    I highly recommend this trilogy!

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    Anon 04-30-15
    Anon 04-30-15 Member Since 2015

    My name is Tessie. I'm a married, twenty-something bookworm who loves her kindle, her husband, and hot tea. ✝ Festina Lente.

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    "much better than its predecessor"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes. Heaven and Earth was much better than its predecessor, Dance Upon the Air. Leaps and bounds ahead of it. The two main characters were a much more likeable in my opinion.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Nora Roberts? Why or why not?

    Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors, and I will probably never stop reading her. While she does have some that do not resonate with me and that I downright hated, she has many more that I just adored.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes. Sandra Burr did well with the madness that consumes. It was so creepy and really brought that side of the story to life. She also builds tension very well with her voice.


    Any additional comments?

    I did not like Ripley in the last book, but knowing her motivations behind her actions made her relatable in this book and she is my favorite of the three women. I love her relationship with her brother. Dr. Booke is so much hotter than our last male lead because his personality is SOOOO much more likable. He is not pushy, he takes Ripley's feelings, thoughts, wants, and desires, into consideration, and he does not try to change her personality, unlike the former male lead. *cough cough*. The contrast between Ripley and Dr. Booke is wonderful, and it creates some amazing tension that when it finally snapped, it sizzled.

    In a really weird way, I loved their shared interest in fitness because of my own journey in weight loss. Repeatedly in romance novels, the leads just happens to have underwear model worthy bodies. We are expected to believe that the female lead has good genes and the male lead’s career lets him have that body. I liked that they strived for it, worked for it, and enjoyed working for it, and we were able to see that. It was realistic and that made me like them both more.

    Overall, I would suggest it to any Nora Robert's fans, and any fans of sexy but nerdy male leads, rich guy meets every day girl romances, supernatural romances, and romances that include a strong woman falling in love for the first time.

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    Taylor 04-28-15
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    "enjoyed but not as much as a thriller as I wanted"

    narrator was great, story was good for me just missing the punches that dark witch has.

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    Rachel United States 04-25-15
    Rachel United States 04-25-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Love the characters even more!"

    Exceeded my expectations! Developed characters, made them more complex, very exciting story & I'm downloading the 3rd in the series right now!

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    Fran 04-23-15
    Fran 04-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Live Nora Roberts"

    Thoroughly enjoyed the entire audio. Listened to first of three books and had to find and purchase the other two. Additive.

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    Dalayna Taverner 03-14-15
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    "Excellent"

    The story was suspenseful and interesting. It had me holding my breath at the end. Loved this book immensely. Great!

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