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Born in Fire (Irish Born Trilogy #1)

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Born in Fire is the first novel in the Irish Born Trilogy, about three modern sisters bound by the timeless beauty of Ireland from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.

The eldest Concannon sister, Maggie, is a reclusive, stubborn and free-spirited glassmaker—with a heart worth winning…

Margaret Mary, the eldest Concannon sister, is a glass artist with an independent streak as fierce as her volatile temper. Hand-blowing glass is a ...

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Overview

Born in Fire is the first novel in the Irish Born Trilogy, about three modern sisters bound by the timeless beauty of Ireland from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.

The eldest Concannon sister, Maggie, is a reclusive, stubborn and free-spirited glassmaker—with a heart worth winning…

Margaret Mary, the eldest Concannon sister, is a glass artist with an independent streak as fierce as her volatile temper. Hand-blowing glass is a difficult and exacting art, and while she may produce the delicate and the fragile, Maggie is a strong and opinionated woman, a Clare woman, with all the turbulence of that fascinating west country.

One man, Dublin gallery owner Rogan Sweeney, has seen the soul in Maggie’s art, and vows to help her build a career. When he comes to Maggie’s studio, her heart is inflamed by their fierce attraction—and her scarred past is slowly healed by love…

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What People Are Saying

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"America's favorite writer." —The New Yorker

“Make room on the keeper shelf. Nora Roberts has delivered a winner."—The Romance Reader

“The attraction that springs up between this unlikely pair is both believable and compelling, thanks to Roberts’ skillful character development…The conflicts Maggie and Rogan face are refreshingly realistic and the characters themselves, well-rounded and likable, will keep readers engaged.”—Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425266090
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/3/2013
  • Series: The Irish Born Trilogy Series , #1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 122,146
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.23 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

Biography

Not only has Nora Roberts written more bestsellers than anyone else in the world (according to Publishers Weekly), she’s also created a hybrid genre of her own: the futuristic detective romance. And that’s on top of mastering every subgenre in the romance pie: the family saga, the historical, the suspense novel. But this most prolific and versatile of authors might never have tapped into her native talent if it hadn't been for one fateful snowstorm.

As her fans well know, in 1979 a blizzard trapped Roberts at home for a week with two bored little kids and a dwindling supply of chocolate. To maintain her sanity, Roberts started scribbling a story -- a romance novel like the Harlequin paperbacks she'd recently begun reading. The resulting manuscript was rejected by Harlequin, but that didn't matter to Roberts. She was hooked on writing. Several rejected manuscripts later, her first book was accepted for publication by Silhouette.

For several years, Roberts wrote category romances for Silhouette -- short books written to the publisher's specifications for length, subject matter and style, and marketed as part of a series of similar books. Roberts has said she never found the form restrictive. "If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations," she explained. "If this doesn't suit you, you shouldn't write it. I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure."

Roberts never violated the reader's expectations, but she did show a gift for bringing something fresh to the romance formula. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred (1981), had as its heroine a strong-willed horse groom, in contrast to the fluttering young nurses and secretaries who populated most romances at the time. But Roberts's books didn't make significant waves until 1985, when she published Playing the Odds, which introduced the MacGregor clan. It was the first bestseller of many.

Roberts soon made a name for herself as a writer of spellbinding multigenerational sagas, creating families like the Scottish MacGregors, the Irish Donovans and the Ukrainian Stanislaskis. She also began working on romantic suspense novels, in which the love story unfolds beneath a looming threat of violence or disaster. She grew so prolific that she outstripped her publishers' ability to print and market Nora Roberts books, so she created an alter ego, J.D. Robb. Under the pseudonym, she began writing romantic detective novels set in the future. By then, millions of readers had discovered what Publishers Weekly called her "immeasurable diversity and talent."

Although the style and substance of her books has grown, Roberts remains loyal to the genre that launched her career. As she says, "The romance novel at its core celebrates that rush of emotions you have when you are falling in love, and it's a lovely thing to relive those feelings through a book."

Good To Know

Roberts still lives in the same Maryland house she occupied when she first started writing -- though her carpenter husband has built on some additions. She and her husband also own Turn the Page Bookstore Café in Boonsboro, Maryland. When Roberts isn't busy writing, she likes to drop by the store, which specializes in Civil War titles as well as autographed copies of her own books.

Roberts sued fellow writer Janet Dailey in 1997, accusing her of plagiarizing numerous passages of her work over a period of years. Dailey paid a settlement and publicly apologized, blaming stress and a psychological disorder for her misconduct.

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    1. Also Known As:
      J. D. Robb; Sarah Hardesty; Jill March; Eleanor Marie Robertson (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Keedysville, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      1950
    2. Place of Birth:
      Silver Spring, Maryland

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  • Posted March 20, 2011

    Great Series - All Three books very good reading!

    I was very pleased with this book. Nora Roberts is very good at getting to the point but also she is great at making you feel like you know the characters. I read all three of this series - Born in Fire - Born in Ice and Born in Shame. all three were very excellent reading.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2009

    Love is grand

    I love Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb. Great stories, engaging. Perfect summer (or anytime reading). Pure escapism.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great Book

    i must say nora roberts is hands down one of the best authors ever this book was wonderful one that can be reread over and over again

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2009

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    Born in Fire is Fantastic

    You can feel the tension from the start between mother and daughter. You can really relate to the feelings that are in this book from start to finish. The vision you that you are actually there being part of the country and of the people. You can feel the "Fire" when true love is finally realized.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2014

    I just loved this second in the Irish trilogy! Every bit as inte

    I just loved this second in the Irish trilogy! Every bit as interesting as the first one, Born in Fire! don't want to give story line away, so will just say, you should read it if you also enjoyed the first book
    about Maggie & Rogan. This is about Brianna & the writer, Grayson Thane who comes from America to stay at Brianna's inn as he writes his next book. The book moves along quickly & is VERY hard to put down. Well written & well plotted story all the way through!Enjoyed every minute of
    reading it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 20, 2013

    Good read

    Lovely Irish tale.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2012

    Very good read. Excellent series.

    Very good read. Excellent series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2009

    Born in Fire

    This is one of the best Nora Roberts books I've read, and I've read several. I love Ireland and this is a must read for others that feel the way that I do. This series is one of my absolute favorites of her books. A must read!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2014

    Great introduction to the trilogy. Actually, I found that things

    Great introduction to the trilogy. Actually, I found that things fell into place almost too easily for the characters.
     That being said, there was enough trials and romance for it to be a true page turner. 
     This set me up for the next book, Born in Ice, which I am loving!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    One of her best series- A must read

    Nora Roberts knows how to keep your interest. Have read more than once and love it every time. Seamist

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    Another stunning tale of romance

    Ms. Roberts has once more managed a tale of romance so seamlessly written that it's hard to put down. This book about a fiery artist and a prim gallery owner is sweet, passionate and believable. With the added addition of a family at war, the story is fully fleshed out and tugs at the heart - sometimes uncomfortably strongly. Definitely worth every penny!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Loved iut Loved it

    You will fall in love with the characters

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  • Posted December 20, 2013

    Just ok.....

    I wasn't too impressed with this book...it isn't that it was a bad story, I just found it not as interesting as some of Nora Roberts other books....

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  • Posted December 14, 2013

    Recommended for light reading

    Easy reading yet one the reader doesn't want to put down.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2013

    CAUTION...this is a re-release. I already read it a while ago.

    CAUTION...this is a re-release. I already read it a while ago. Saw this new paperback version and thought it was a completely new book and bought. I read it again, but what a waste of money.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    GREAT BOOK!

    Loved this book as I usually do the Nora Roberts trilogies. Almost thru the 2nd book and curious who the 3rd book is going to center around!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    THE BEST!!!!!!!

    Please dont get this book! Oh no, You HAVE TO get the whole series at one time. This is beyond a shadow of a doubt the absolutlute best books ive ever read!!!! Everyone i lent them to finished em even faster than i did. Only the first one just throws you in the scene fast. But, i found my feet fast. Youll thank me!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Highly recommend

    I enjoyed reading the beginning of this trilogy and being introduced to this family and their history. It was very informative to learn Irish history and also the art of glass blowing. The trilogy covers the lives of three sisters and how they are interwoven around their father and their family history.
    It was a book hard to put down as were the other books in this trilogy.
    Nora Roberts fans will enjoy these books as she has written another wonderful family story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2013

    Love great read

    Love all three Thank You

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  • Posted September 12, 2012

    I have been a NR fan for years. I especially enjoy the stories

    I have been a NR fan for years. I especially enjoy the stories set in Ireland and those with magical over tones. This trilogy has both.
    All three books are a wonderful read.

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