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"A very enjoyable read for a lazy rainy afternoon."

Nell Channing has managed to fake her own death in order to escape a very rich and abusive husband in California. Living off her instincts the last eight months as she moves from town to town, Nell finds herself on Three Sisters Island off the coast of New England. She hopes this may be the place where she can finally put some roots down and establish her new identity.

What she is not aware of is that she is connected to this island's fate and her arrival is no accident. Her ancestors that were escaping persecution for being witches created three Sisters Island as a safe haven. The prophecy reads that if the three sisters cannot come together in time and accepting their gifts as witches the island will sink.

Upon arrival at the island Nell meets Mia Devlin, the owner of a bookstore / café and a witch. As their hands come together in greeting a large burst of energy is felt. Instantly Mia knows another sister has returned to the island. And as luck would have it she's in need of a job and a place to stay; both of which Mia can provide as her latest cook has quit and moved away.

From here the story seems to pivot, as Nell becomes the latest rave with her fabulous cooking and original ideas for the café. One person who takes notice of Nell is the local sheriff Zach Todd, whose sister is Ripley and the third witch. He makes it his business to know who has moved on to the island. However he is unprepared for the instant attraction he feels upon meeting her. Unfortunately he can also tell by her hesitant demeanor and skittish movements that her history holds a secret and that to woo Nell will take a delicate and understanding touch.

Nora Roberts, Dance Upon the Air is a very enjoyable read for a lazy rainy afternoon. You get to escape to a small island filled with a pleasant community and share in a very sweet romance. This is all blended together with the undercurrent of a deeper mystery and magic that involves the awakening of the three sisters coming into their own true love and power. I found Dance Upon the Air to be a very enjoyable start to a trilogy and am looking forward to the second installment.

Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted November 5, 2006

SUMMARY

2002 RITA Finalist

First in the bewitching new Three Sisters Island trilogy.

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 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 under 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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Dance Upon the Air
(Three Sisters Trilogy: Book 1)
by Nora Roberts

Jove Pubns
June 1, 2001
ISBN #0515131229
EAN #9780515131222
384 pages
Paperback
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