I was feeling the need to read something quick, light, and in paperback, so I grabbed one of my Nora Roberts standbys: the Three Sisters Island trilogy.
Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts
This is probably one of my favorite Nora Robert’s series, as this is probably the fourth time I’ve read it. I love the sleepy little island setting, and the characters develop well. The book is fun and fast paced. The only downside for some is this may be a trigger story for some as it has a subplot that deals with escaping domestic violence.
Nell is a gentle soul with a hidden strength. Having lost her parents fairly early, she ends up married to a man she thinks is her prince charming come to rescue and take care of her. Unfortunately she couldn’t be more wrong. Once she escapes, she zigzags across the country trying to escape her past. Tired of running, she decides to settle for a little while on a sleepy spit of land off the coast of Massachusetts. Now the sisters can be reunited, but the spell cast protecting the island is about to break. As Nell’s past catches up with her, can she pass the first test, keeping the island she now calls home from tumbling into the sea.
Heaven and Earth by Nora Roberts
This book gives you a little more background on the characters, as well as on the curse and protective spell cast on the island. Ripley is a girl who can take care of herself. She and her brother keep the peace on the island, as their family has for generations. Ripley is content with her life except for one thing- she has powers and she can’t control them. MacAllister Booke shows up on Three Sisters to research reports of witchcraft on the island. Fighting the attraction between them it becomes clear they’ll have to deal with the past and each other before they can worry about the future.
This book is a lot of fun. Ripley is sassy, and her verbal sparring with both Mac and Mia keeps you entertained until the very end.
Face the Fire by Nora Roberts
This is the last of the Three Sisters Island series. We find the witches on the Island, having turned back the darkness twice already, but the biggest threat is yet to come. Mia Devlin met the love of her life early. She and Sam Logan grew up together sharing love and magic until one day he just walked away without another look back. Now Sam has returned home to take over the Magic Inn from his father, and to win back Mia’s heart. But Mia is still as hurt and confused as she was at 16, and greets him with an icy indifference. Will he be able to win back her heart in time?
Watching Mia go head to head with Ripley and Sam for one last story will keep you laughing to the end. I love the character and the story growth throughout, and highly recommend this series for those who enjoy urban fantasy and/or romance.
Do you have a favorite series to reread?