"The author knows how to write what the readers want to read"
Off the Massachusetts coast, Deputy Sheriff Ripley Todd
loves her home, Three Sisters Island and its people, but
rejects the legend that the island was once the home of
three seventeenth century witch siblings with special
powers. Deep down perhaps in her subconscious or pre-
subconscious, Ripley knows the truth, but fears consciously
Paranormal research scientist Dr. MacAllister Booke has
concluded that ninety-eight percent of alleged otherworldly
phenomena touching this mortal plane is delusions or cons.
However that other two-percent keeps MacAllister excited
about his work. He ferries to Three Sisters Island to
evaluate the legend. Ripley, still rebounding from the
weird Nell Channing Remington case (see DANCE UPON THE
AIR), tries to avoid Mac. However, he finds her
fascinating on two levels: that of a researcher who sees
she contains something different but special and that of
wanting a lifetime studying his beloved. However, Ripley
resists on both fronts even if she is falling in love with
her persistent suitor. First she must cope with an evil
that wants to destroy her just the way it happened three
The second Three Sisters Island tale, HEAVEN AND EARTH,
is a wonderful paranormal romance that showcases the
outstanding bewitching talent of Nora Roberts to tell an
enchanting tale. The story line never eases up whether it
focuses on the paranormal or the romance as Ms. Roberts
facilely intertwines the subplots into a magically charged
novel. The lead couple charms the audience while the
return of previous characters provides a feeling of
returning to a wonderful place and also serves to whet the
appetite of fans for Mia's story.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 24, 2001
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....