Brianna Concannon is the second daughter of Irishman Tom Conconnan and his wife, Maeve, who had once found themselves inescapably locked in the bonds of matrimony, despite the frozen wastelands that once were their two hearts.
A heart-gripping story set in County Clare, Ireland during contemporary times, the brisk pace of the story and characters living amid the lush Irish scenery could have come out of almost any past point in time.
The bright, talented Brie has accepted her lot in life, that of caring for a demanding shrew of a mother. Running a quiet inn she is slowly turning into a lovely spot for travelers provides her only form of companionship and offers an outlet for the domestic skills that make her heart sing.
Brie's love of beauty is all around her, and everything she touches becomes even more beautiful: her home, her flower gardens, the recipes she prepares for travelers and neighbors. What she is missing, although she refuses to admit it, is a man beside her and a family of her own.
Brie has both her own life and her mother under control, and she has convinced herself that she has everything she needs. Then American writer Gray Thane checks in to her lovely little inn, content to set his next novel among the wildflowers overlooking the brooding Atlantic ocean, not far from Brianna's door.
The story that unfolds is one that is as old as Ireland, and one that serves modern audiences as well.
Since her first novel was published in 1981, Nora Roberts has written more than 200 books, building a fan base spread all over the world. Many of her books have gone on to become number one best sellers. Additionally Roberts has won at least 19 Romance Writers of America awards. New fans of Roberts' work discover a treasure trove of books written by a novelist who entertains them and holds their interest while taking them away from the mundane business of daily life.
One of Roberts' recent projects involves restoring a wonderful old inn, originally built during the 1790s, in rural Maryland. She has turned it into just the type of setting one of her heroines might find herself in. With guest rooms designed in honor of famous literary couples such as "Jane and Rochester," or "Elizabeth and Darcy, her inn is bound to be a success.
"Born in Ice" is available for easy downloading from AudioBookstore.com. It is narrated by Fiancre Douglas, who captures the brogue of the Irish for genuine listening pleasure.
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. And that's fine with Brianna. She enjoys the peace and quiet, even when icy winds howl at her window.
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. Sometimes a fire can be born in ice... Download and start listening now!