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Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts

Dance Upon the Air

by Nora Roberts

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Series: Three Sisters Island Trilogy (1)

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I first read this years ago in 2009 in paperback form but recently picked it up in CD form to listen to it in my car...
A beautiful setting dealing with a very real problem in society today. A very realistic take on things with a dose of magic. ( )
  whybehave2002 | Mar 8, 2017 |
Another great surprise by Nora Roberts. :) ( )
  LenaR0307 | May 30, 2016 |
Loved it!
  Eire2011 | Mar 11, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this book. I found Nell to be a strong character, who was fighting to regain her confidence and her life. The setting of Three Sisters Island was a neat little place with a magical vibe. The paranormal elements added a fun twist to the usual romantic suspense and I'm curious to read more about the three women. Zack was a real sweetheart and I loved how patient he was with Nell. I'll be continuing this series. ( )
  Becky_McKenna | Mar 10, 2016 |
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. ( )
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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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Salem Village, Massachusetts
June 22, 1692

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

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:17 -0400)

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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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