Series: Three Sisters Island
Author: Nora Roberts
Read copy: Paperback
Published: August 27, 2010
Publisher: Piatkus Books
When Nell Channing arrives on Three Sisters Island, she believes that she's finally found refuge 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 cafe - and begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd.
Just as Nell starts to wonder if she'll ever be able to break free of her fear, she realises 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 with the nightmares of the past haunting her every step - she must find the power to save her home, her love and herself ...
Nora Roberts can write thrillers, romantic suspense, and even paranormal. I love these witches she’d created. The series reminds me a little of the Sign of Seven trilogy, only in this series (the first chronologically) it isn’t about the guys having the power, but the chicks. And these chicks kick some serious paranormal butt.
Sure, one is in training, one is in denial, and one is in a league of her own, but together they can do anything. And the bond growing between them is palpable.
But this wouldn’t be a NR without the requisite too-good-to-be-true, to-die-for hero that prevents the story (and series) from descending into the chick-lit territory. A strong, stubborn, capable, honorable hero that sweeps the heroine, despite her many reservations, off her feet (and the reader is right there beside her).
I loved this story from beginning to end, the heroine’s plight, the budding romance, the approaching, oppressing darkness, the final fight for freedom...And I can’t wait to start on the second story in this trilogy. Of course, I also can’t wait for the grand finale—with all the hints that were dropped in the first book, I simply can’t wait to see how Mia resolves it all with Sam, the one-who-got-away.
A highly recommended series from this rather devoted reader.