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Dance upon the Air (Three Sisters Island…

Dance upon the Air (Three Sisters Island Trilogy)

by Nora Roberts

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Series: Three Sisters Island Trilogy (1)

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Nell Channing is young, pretty and talented, yet she lives in constant fear. It has not been long since she had risked her life to escape from years of soul-destroying marital abuse. She trusts no one when she comes to the Three Sisters Island, yet the beauty of the place and a mysterious sense of kinship lead her to stay on the island.

In Cafe Book, Nell finds more than a sympathetic boss and a day job. Despite the risk, she makes friends and tries to rebuild her life. Since this is a romance, a very appealing guy steps into Nell’s live. Sheriff Zack Todd is drawn to the beautiful woman, but Nell’s good looks and exceptional cooking is only part of the package. Before long, Zack will have to deal with Nell’s wariness of physical contact, with the lies she feels compelled to tell, and later on with the fact he is having sex with a woman married to someone else. Since this is Nora Roberts’ book, Nell and Zack’s love is only part of the story. Nell’s possessive-abusive husband finds out that she is alive. Nell learns about her connection to the witch Air and gets to know the descendants of Earth and Fire, who still live on the island…

I enjoyed the stories entwined in Dance Upon The Air, I and recommend the book to anyone who would like to take a vacation on a beautiful island, and doesn’t mind witches fighting ancient evil while savoring mouthwatering cream puffs. ( )
  tkflor | Sep 27, 2015 |
This book is another standard Nora Roberts love story that follows the same formula as many of the others. And, that's not really a bad thing. Sometimes it's nice to know what to expect.

Insert tragic female character here
Add strength and determination here
Cue hunky male "long lost love" here
Dramatic, potentially fatal "battle" here
Resolution where now strong female overcomes "battle" and lives harmoniously with hunky male YAY!

The formula can become a little obnoxious when you acknowledge it, but for a quick light read, they are pretty enjoyable books.

Nell Channing is the type of heroin that I wouldn't mind my daughter looking up to someday. She was in a bad situation that sometimes seems inescapable, but she uses patience and perseverance, as well as her brain, to escape the situation. She starts over and creates a life she has always dreamed of, and manages to find the true love of her life along the way. Yay for love and independence at once!

That is the great thing about Nora Roberts. Never does she downplay the strength of women, or make the man the constant savior. It is very refreshing in today's society. The woman can be tender and loving, without having to be controlled by a man. Roberts finds an excellent balance for her characters in this respect.

I look forward to flying through the rest of the trilogy. ( )
  katemiller1724 | Jun 4, 2015 |
Nora Roberts can sure write an absorbing story. Even though the plot was a rerun with a paranormal twist, it had me captivated throughout. Nell arrives on the small Three Sisters Island and quickly gets a bakers job at a cafe. One of her first customers is sheriff Zack.
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  Dawn772 | Jan 29, 2015 |
I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!
http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/12438485 ( )
  JosieRivers | Dec 28, 2014 |
I really only like two trilogies by Nora Roberts and this is one. I love any paranormal romance that involves witches! This is my go to series EVERY year right around August when I am beginning to get into the fall/Halloween mode. Could be the fact that I live a mere hour from Salem, MA, but I don't that is it. I love how the evil begins with this story and follows through all three books. There is something of a prophecy that each character plays a part in and the suspense is great! If you enjoy this series and paranormal romance, you should also try Roberts' The Gallaghers of Ardmore trilogy. ( )
  ShelleyPrice | Jul 3, 2014 |
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Il est doux de danser au son des violons qaund l'mour est là et que la vie est belle : danser au son des flûtes, danser au son des luths, est chose gracieuse et précieuse : mais danser en l'air avec des pieds agiles, n'est pas chose aisée !
Oscar Wilde
It is sweet to dream to violins
When Love and Life are Fair:
To dance to flutes, to dance to lutes
Is delicate and rare:
But t is not sweet with nimble feet
To dance upon the air!
--Oscar Wilde
To the Broads, the Brats, the Brawn, and the Babes. For the fun and the friendships.
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Ce fut dans la pénombre verte d'une forêt profonde qu'elles se retrouvèrent, une heure avant le lever de la lune.
Il était sûrement au pub.
In the dark green shadows of the deep woods, an hour before moonrise, they met in secret.
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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. And 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 . . .
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0515131229, Mass Market Paperback)

Setting: Three Sisters Island, coast of New England, present day

Sensuality rating: 6

Perennial New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts's new Three Sisters Island trilogy is pure magic! No, I mean really magic. An intriguing combination of The Witches of Eastwick and Sleeping With the Enemy, Dance Upon the Air introduces readers to the idyllic town of Three Sisters Island. Reputedly conjured by a trio of sisters seeking to escape the Salem witch-hunts, the island remains a place of quiet refuge for one and all, including pretty Nell Channing who arrives in town afraid of her own shadow, with few possessions and no past. But the warm, sunny days and cool, windswept nights, as well as the loving concern of new friends--especially hunky sheriff Zack Todd--soon lure skittish Nell into a much-welcome fresh life. Nell's new boss, the captivatingly lovely bookstore owner Mia Devlin (look for Mia's story, hopefully, in the not-too-distant future), wonders from what or whom Nell is running. Mia treats Nell as she would a sister, which isn't too far off the mark, helping Nell discover and explore her inner resources while Zack's romantic attentions bring a rosy glow to Nell's cheeks and to her future. But something wicked this way comes… Will Nell be ready to face and conquer her past? Even with the love and support of Mia, Zack, and Zack's fellow police officer, his peppery, down-to-earth sister Ripley, Nell has the fight of her life--the fight for her life--on her hands. Roberts continues to delight fans and create new believers with her talent and imagination. --Alison Trinkle

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After a year on the run, Nell Channing feels that she can make a home for herself on Three Sisters Island and, aided by Mia, the proprietor of the Island's small book store and Ripley, the town's assistant sheriff, she finally dares to envision a brighter future.… (more)

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