"Heaven and Earth is a good read with a satisfying ending..."
In the second book of the Three Sisters Island Trilogy,
Heaven and Earth, we find Ripley Todd enjoying the smooth
track her life has returned to since the first story Dance
Upon the Air. Work has slowed down a bit at the Sheriff
station since the tour season ended and fall is upon them.
Ripley is still unwilling to face the fact that Three
Sister Island is in the balance, due to the prophecy. That
if the three sisters cannot come together and reconcile
their own powers then the island will sink. She would
rather let her power lie dormant and move forward. However
life doesn't work like that, as a new person has come to
the island and his name is MacAlister Booke, a paranormal
researcher who has come to investigate the history of the
It isn't long before Ripley and Mac meet and their
attraction not only sets off all his fancy science
equipment but also his body and soul. From here the story
builds as Ripley must come to terms with a man who won't
deny her power. And while Ripley comes to yearn for Mac's
love in her life she has to decide which is greater the
hold of her fear over her witchcraft or the utter bliss of
Nora Roberts does wonderfully in telling the 2nd
sister's story. Ripley, who I think is one of the most
stubborn and hard-headed of the three sisters, had me
quite curious to see how her story would come together and
if there was a man who could handle her. MacAlister Booke
wasn't what I expected and yet he was a perfect balance
for Ripley's personality. He wasn't alpha in nature but
rather, he was a quiet peaceful man who strength lays
Heaven and Earth is a good read with a satisfying ending
that will give enough closure to this book but still lead
you to want to finish the series and learn about Mia's
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted November 5, 2006
2002 RITA Finalist
Number one New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts
has enchanted millions of readers with her moving, intimate
tales of friendships made and hearts lost, of legends,
lovers and longing. Now, in the second book in her
bewitching Three Sisters Island trilogy, she returns to the
haunting shores of New England-and to the lives of three
passionate, powerful women....
Ripley Todd just wants to live a quiet, peaceful kind of
life. Her job as a sheriff's deputy keeps her busy and
happy, and she has no trouble finding men when she wants
them-which, lately, isn't all that often. She's perfectly
content, except for one thing: she has special powers that
both frighten and confuse her-and though she tries hard to
hide them, she can't get them under control....
Distraction soon arrives in the handsome form of
MacAllister Booke-a researcher who's come to investigate
the rumors of witchcraft that haunt Three Sisters Island.
Right from the start, he knows there's something
extraordinary about Ripley Todd. It's not just her blazing
green eyes and her sultry smile. There's something else.
Something he can detect, but she'll never admit. Fascinated
by her struggle with her amazing abilities, he becomes
determined to help her accept who she is-and find the
courage to open her heart.
But before Ripley and Mac can dream of what lies in the
future, they must confront the pain of the past. For Three
Sisters shelters centuries of secrets-and a legacy of
danger that plagues them still....