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.
©2007 Nora Roberts; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio
"A storytelling wizard." (Publishers Weekly)
Interested in books that help one's spirit move beyond the ordinary.
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.
Just finnished the second book in this addictive trilogy. I absolutely loved how she develops her charachters and you really feel like you know them, or would know them just walking down the street. I can't wait to get started on the final book. (Sad sigh) Wish there were more in the series. One little tiny word of negative. I realize that the ending of a book is traditionally the climax and all that stuff, but listening to it, you are pumped up for that final battle, and poof, it's gone. She gives such vivid detail with everything else, the loves scenes were much longer than the "battle". It could have been draged out a bit. Maybe in the next book it will.
Yes. This second installment to the 3 sisters story was much better than the first. Better character development and more information to the storyline. The pace of the plot was better too.
I like Sandra Burr's voice but she's not the best at differentiating characters. Some she does well but others you do need the “he said”, “she said” to figure out who is talking.
I like the way Roberts makes her fantasy worlds seem perfectly real and believable.
Like SERIES: John Sandford, Patricia Cornwell, Jeffrey Deaver, Dan Brown. Also like: Stephen King, Dean Koontz, etc. Have all: DickFrancis
this is my favorite trilogy-the characters are wonderful and the story is fascinating
The magical parts.
all of them.
Great-keep them coming.
Ripley makes one realise that even being a tomboy has it's moments and although in everyday living one can not be as she is - you secretly wish you could - but the softer side to all of us there will always be!
Again - I want to go live there - want to be that happy - want to find the missing parts in life that make it all matter!
Brilliantly read - superbly written
I have always enjoyed your stories but in recent books you have gotten a lot more graphic in your descriptions of sexual activity and you are resorting to street language which I definitely don't enjoy. Maybe you'd call me prudish but I like less of the "common" language and a little more story finesse.
A magical tale of how the 3 witches fullfill their roles in protecting their island yet also filled with romance and love.
Sometimes you just want to know you can depend on a listen to fit the need. Sometimes you just need to be in the company of familiar friend. Nora Roberts' characters are a consistent thread weaving all of her books together, without requiring predictable plots to do it.
"Heaven and Earth "
as usual nora roberts delivers a good love story with a difference.
This is book 2and I am starting book 3.
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