Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Review: Heaven and Earth by Nora Roberts

Title: Heaven and Earth
Series: Three Sisters Island
Author: Nora Roberts
Read copy: Paperback
Published: October 7, 2010
Publisher: Piatkus Books
ISBN: 0749952822
ISBN-13: 9780749952822

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 specials 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 knews 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...

My rating:

Not as 'gripping' as the first book in the series, mostly due to my dislike of the heroine. I didn't like Ripley in the first book and I didn't like her in her own story, though she sort of redeemed herself in the end.

This book was a little more intense in the paranormal/suspense department with the evil entity intruding from almost the beginning. But that's to be expected. While the first book was meant as sort of an introduction into the world on Three Sisters, this second (as is usual in the trilogies) was supposed to introduce the Big Evil, and the third (as is usual in the trilogies) will explain what the Big Evil is, how it had become, what it wants...And the three and their men will send him back to its birthplace. (Very Sign of Seven again.)

I can't wait to read Mia's story. I can't wait to meet Samuel Logan, the one who got away, and had a hand in making Mia the Mia she is today. I only hope she doesn’t disappoint me.


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