• Face the Fire

  • Three Sisters Island Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (4,011 ratings)

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Face the Fire

By: Nora Roberts
Narrated by: Sandra Burr
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Publisher's Summary

Mia Devlin knows what it is like to love with your whole heart - and then watch your love walk away. Years ago, she and Sam Logan shared an incredible bond built on passion, legend, and fate. But then one day he fled Three Sisters Island, leaving her lost in memories of the magic they shared - and determined to live without love.

The new owner of the island's only hotel, Sam, has returned to Three Sisters with hopes of winning back Mia's affections. He is puzzled when she greets him with icy indifference - for the chemistry between them is still sizzling and true.

Angry, hurt, and deeply confused, Mia refuses to admit that a passion for Sam still burns in her heart. But she'll need his help - and his powers - to face her greatest, most terrifying challenge. And as the deadline for breaking a centuries-old curse draws near, they must take the first steps toward destiny - and come together to turn back the dark.

Listen to the other books in this trilogy, including Book 1, Dance Upon the Air; and Book 2, Heaven and Earth.
©2004 Nora Roberts (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

Critic Reviews

"Well written and well crafted....Sandra Burr creates subtly different voices and accents for the different characters. Her pacing is excellent, and she conveys just the right amount of expression and emotion to make listening a light and thoroughly enjoyable experience." ( AudioFile)

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Don't end.

I got totally wrapped up in the trilogy and did not want it to end. I wanted a fourth book. The characters were so vivid in my imagination.
Bravo to you Nora Roberts you kept my interest in every word.

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The ultimate ending!

Mia makes one want to go work at Cafe Book just so that you can learn from her and take in her learnings.

The 3 together are a force to recon with - if only love and romance were this easy!

Nora Roberts makes you want to read only trilogies so that you can get into the lives of the charaters.

if only this were real! i'd move in a flash!

Wonderfully writted, wonderfully read!

Thank you fro your insight and research and thank you for making them audible!

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Love the book, dislike the voices

This is by far my favorite series by Nora Roberts. I do, however, wish that the audio books could be read by several persons, each with their own character like in the old radio shows. It is a bit disconcerting to "hear" Zach talking with a female voice.

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Good Ending

I was really looking forward to the ending of this trilogy and I was not disappointed. Very mature handling of the relationship between H and h without being overly dramatic. This story pulls in all of the Island Sisters and their relationships with the big battle on the horizon. I kind of wished there was an epilogue to this story though to give us a look at their future.

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Abusive Man Wins?

In book 1, and a major premise of book 2, we are faced with Evil in the form of an abusive husband. One who forced his wife to fake her own death rather than continue a potentially deadly relationship.

In book 3, we are asked to put aside an equally abusive man, one who may or may not have had good reasons to destroy the woman who loved him [Don't all abusive men have excuses for the things they do to their loved ones?] and have pity on the individual, who, after all, was only doing what he had to do. The fact that he destroyed the life of one woman is a shame, but, "The ending always justifies the means, doesn't it?"

I say - garbage stinks, no mater how much perfume you apply to it. Love is not always the answer and rejection of abuse, in all forms, must stand. This is the flaw in the series and in book 3. Nora Roberts, of all people, should have seen it coming.

I have to give the story One Star. No matter she resolved the storyline in the end, the people involved, should NEVER have made the choices they did in book 3 if the lessons learned in book 1 and 2 were even slightly real to the author.

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nice ending

towards the end it was a struggle for me. it seems like she could have had a little more imagination in the spells. there was a lot of repeating. but overall it was a good finish.

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Three is a Magic Number

This is yet another wonderful trilogy by Nora Roberts and book three is magic - a terrific wrap up to the whole story.

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Great Story but Some Character Flaws

I loved this series. But the character Ripley on occasion throughout the series is a bit childish for a 30 year old woman. Other than that the story is perfect.

This story is the perfect ending to the series where you see Mia come full circle and it slowly builds. I think the fight peak or crescendo could have been longer and more complicated however.

Voice over is perfect.

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Very engaging

I enjoyed the storyline of the entire series. Well worth listening to all 3 books. Nora does not disappoint

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Great Trilogy

Nora Roberts books are easy listening. Sandra Burr has to be my favourite narrator as she is very easy to listen to, keeps you engaged and the story flowing. Brilliant way to pass the time.

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  • Junestackhouse
  • 10-20-18

three sisters I loved these three book

I love the story you got involed with the characters throughout the story first nell then riply and last mia it was great


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  • Lynn Cage
  • 12-31-16

Exelent

Absolutely loved this trilogy
I was gripped even though it was a little crazy
From start to end

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  • Saluki Selfie
  • 10-21-14

three sisters

have the three sister series in paperback and now in e..
I read. them again and again.

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  • SK
  • 08-16-21

Disappointing

I have read and listened to a variety of books written by Nora Roberts, and enjoyed them. However, I couldn't get past chapter 2 with this one. The narration was offputting and a bit overblown. I couldn't really get into the story either.

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  • Dan Strange
  • 01-10-21

Absolutely brilliant!

Every year I either re-read or listen again to this wonderful series and I’m never disappointed. The Three Sisters series is my favourite of Nora Roberts ever. Reading or listening to the stories again is like coming back to an old friend. I just wish there were more. The narrator is just so skilled and I’m taken right to the island every time. Love them so much!

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  • Gillian
  • 05-27-19

face the fire

once i finished the 1st book i had ro get the next two enjoyed immensely