My beloved Aunt Robbie is a huge Nora Roberts fan.
The last time I had the opportunity to visit her, she gave me three books and told me they were the first Nora Roberts books she read, the ones that started her obsession with books written by the prolific queen of romance.
I finally got around to reading them the other day, and I can see why Aunt Robbie quickly got hooked on Roberts’ books.
This triology tells the story of three sisters. Here’s the description from Amazon:
Born in Fire: Maggie Concannon is a glassmaker whose exquisite works are more than mere objects of beauty: they are reflections of her own true nature. When gallery owner Rogan Sweeney comes to Maggie’s isolated studio, her heart is enflamed by their fierce attraction – and her scarred past is slowly healed by a gentle and forgiving love. Born in Ice: When the harsh storms of winter descend upon western Ireland, the locals stay indoors – and visitors stay away. Brianna Concannon’s bed-and-breakfast becomes a cold and empty place. This year, though, she’s expecting an unusual guest – mystery writer Grayson Thane – from America. A restless wanderer with a dark past, he plans to spend the cold winter alone. Yet sometimes fate has a plan of its own. Born in Shame: Shannon Bodine is a talented graphic artist whose life revolves around her job at a prestigious New York advertising agency. Her world is turned upside down when she learns the identity of her real father: Thomas Concannon. Respecting her late mother’s wish, Shannon travels to County Clare. There, her loneliness and shame melt away in the embrace of family. And amid the lush Irish landscape, she discovers the possibility of a love that is meant to be.
Once I started the first book, I couldn’t stop reading. I had to finish all three – they were that good.
I will caution, there are some very steamy scenes as well as a few phrases of questionable language.
Thanks, Aunt Robbie, for sharing these with me!