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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (28,861 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nora Roberts Narrator: Sandra Burr Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Three Sisters Island Trilogy Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597101653
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Nell Channing is new to Three Sisters Island and has a furtive look about her, as though she’s being hunted. Given that Three Sisters Island is a small place where most people know each other, her behavior doesn’t go unnoticed. However, the inhabitants withhold their judgment and give her a chance to prove herself before they start getting suspicious. Nell is met with friendship on the part of Mia, a woman who gives her a job and rents her a place to stay. Nell also starts to develop a tentative relationship with Sherriff Zack Todd who comes from a family of law enforcers and is proud to be the one who keeps Three Sisters Island safe.

However, Nell is hiding a secret from everyone that she is deathly afraid to reveal. The truth is that her real name is Helen Remington, and she was in an abusive relationship. Finally, the only way she could get away from her husband was to fake her own death and take on a different name. This is the reason why she’s been acting so strange. However, given the support of her new friends and her romantic interest, Helen reveals the truth and, in doing so, also opens herself up to discovering her powers, because Helen is a witch!

Helen, Mia and Mia’s friend, Ripley, are descendents of the three witches who formed Three Sisters Island. Like Helen, they came there persecuted and driven away from their homes, but they cast a spell to make sure that at some point in the distant future, their descendants would be reunited on this island and live in safety.

Nora Roberts has taken up and developed a lovely idea in this trilogy, which combines elements of the real world and fantasy. This is a book that has something for everyone—the romantic, the fantasy lover and the thriller addict. The character of Helen is riveting and her emotional development through the book is empowering. The romance that develops between her and Zach consists of emotional bonding as well as a steamy physical element.

Roberts was born Eleanor Marie Roberts in 1950; she started writing after getting married and having two children. At first, she wrote category romances, but once she became established in this genre, she started experimenting more and introducing elements of fantasy and mystery in her writing to produce books like Dance Upon the Air. After being married for fifteen years, Nora divorced her first husband; she remarried a couple of years later. She is extremely prolific and finished writing a hundred novels in 1996. Her daily routine includes writing for eight hours everyday, even when she’s on vacation.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts—hailed by Publishers Weekly as “a storyteller of immeasurable diversity and talent”—presents the first novel in her Three Sisters Island trilogy.

When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she’s finally found refuge from her abusive husband—and 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 café—and begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd. But there is a part of herself she can never reveal to him, for she must continue to guard her secrets if she wants to keep the past at bay. One careless word, one misplaced confidence, and the new life she’s so carefully created could shatter completely.

Just as Nell starts to wonder if she’ll ever be able to break free of her fear, she realizes 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 the nightmares of the past haunting her every step—she must find the power to save her home, her love…and herself.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dottie | 2/13/2014

    " Got caught up in another Nora Roberts Trilogy. Witches, danger and love. Who can resist. Am reading second book now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 2/9/2014

    " so i started reading the first chapter, and realized i have read this trilogy....and remember loving it...so onto another book i shall go. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelly Kotalik | 1/20/2014

    " An average and not that engaging magical book (part of a trilogy that I'm not that excited to read). I still love the Circle Trilogy the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxy | 1/15/2014

    " Second time reading this book. Nora Roberts is usually a fun light read and this is one of my favs. Small town setting, book store-cafe-hub in the town, witches, little romance, little drama, a hunky take-action love-interest man....some of my favorite things. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 1/14/2014

    " This book featured the first witch sister in the triology. Great series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/4/2014

    " This is the first in the Three Sisters trilogy. It's been a long time since I read it, but I remember thinking it reminded me of the movie Sleeping with the Enemy. It was a good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judyw Winkleman | 12/27/2013

    " I happened to read the second book in this trilogy before any others. I'm addicted, and think I'm bewitched. I have a feeling I will read all three many times again. Three Sisters Island has a history and now all three Sisters have found the island once again. The witchcraft makes me feel electrified, and Sister Nell's cooking makes my mouth water. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 12/8/2013

    " It's been a few months since I read this so I don't remember details. I just remember being on the edge of Nora Roberts burn out. It was ok, but not my favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 11/7/2013

    " Really enjoyed this series and how the author connected all three stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 10/30/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. I love how Nora Roberts can make her characters and settings just come alive for me while I'm reading. It was fairly fast paced throughout the whole book. I finished it in one day. I would recommend if you like romance give this trilogy a try. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Pavik | 9/23/2013

    " I liked this book well enough, Nora Roberts is a good writer and the story was above average for romance fare. I wanted to rate this 3 1/2 stars, I didn't think it was good enough to rate 4 stars though. I'll probably read the others in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn Prine | 8/19/2013

    " I read this series every fall to help get me in the mood for Halloween! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 6/6/2013

    " good reading for me to be able to put it down and walk away. Nora is a good writer and you learn something from each book but the descriptions of the love scenes I skip over... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Yeshe | 1/7/2013

    " I have enjoyed it very and I have started book #2. Heaven and Earth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 8/19/2012

    " i picked this up when I was in Nairobi and didn't think I'd have a book to read on the plane...was a silly chic lit type novel, but I enjoyed it for what it is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerr Cuhulain | 8/19/2012

    " Excellent trilogy about three witches. I love her characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dixie Garber | 7/26/2012

    " I love her books! This trilogy is exciting as the others I've read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 7/4/2012

    " An amazing set of books with the kind of heorines that most women will relate to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jazmin | 2/8/2012

    " I LOOOOVE when Nora Roberts adds a little magic into her books, and this was not a disappointment! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paige Prince | 12/24/2011

    " This is honestly one of my favorite books by Nora, and that's saying a lot since I love basically everything that she's ever written. :) I typically re-read the Three Sisters Island Trilogy once a year, dating back to its original release. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal Cradit | 10/10/2011

    " good book suspencfull. veyr romantic "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenn Harris | 10/1/2011

    " Excellent first books in a snazzy Roberts trilogy about three sisters on...Three Sisters Island. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcie Barman | 8/6/2011

    " Have read several times....one of my favorite series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Barnett | 6/25/2011

    " Recommended by my mother. First Nora Roberts book I read and I really liked it, naturally I had to read the whole series after this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronda | 5/19/2011

    " Never read Nora Roberts before...given to me by a friend. I am hooked. Enjoyed the romance, the witches, the messages of life within the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherri | 5/10/2011

    " I was wrong, the first book in this series was the best, for me.
    This one was a bit too slow for me to connect with~but it was a good read.
    Mia just wasn't my type of character. She seemed too bitter to fall back in love with Sam.
    But, they do and it has a HEA ending.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbierandall1 | 4/16/2011

    " Finished the series, as usual, enjoyed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gisela | 4/7/2011

    " Meh... Not her best series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 3/29/2011

    " I love Mia. She's so confident but her heart is soft. Plus the descriptions of her magic were the most sensual of the three books I think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 3/13/2011

    " Out of the three books, this one was my favorite. I'm so glad that Mia and Sam were not only reunited but learned how to overcome past hurts and work together to save their love as well as the town with the help of their friends and family. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angie | 3/4/2011

    " Audiobook -
    Not my normal genre , but not bad for a quick grab and go ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee | 2/23/2011

    " was great, kept me on the edge up until the edn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri | 1/25/2011

    " Love her for fun quick read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 1/20/2011

    " last in the series, darkest of the three books. kindof confusing at the end but worth it if you liked the first two. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerr | 1/11/2011

    " Excellent trilogy about three witches. I love her characters. "

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About the Author
Author Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than two hundred novels. She is also the author of a bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb, her other pseudonyms being Jill March and Sarah Hardesty. She was the first author inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

About the Narrator

Sandra Burr is an AudioFile Earphones Award–wining narrator. She has read more than one hundred books in her career, including the New York Times bestselling Cedar Cove romance series by Debbie Macomber.