"A very enjoyable read for a lazy rainy afternoon."
Nell Channing has managed to fake her own death in
to escape a very rich and abusive husband in California.
Living off her instincts the last eight months as she
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
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
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
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
the second installment.
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted November 5, 2006