Born in Fire (Born In Trilogy Series #1)

Born in Fire (Born In Trilogy Series #1)

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by Nora Roberts

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First in the New York Times bestselling trilogy of three modern sisters bound by the timeless beauty of Ireland. Born in Fire follows the story of Maggie Concannon, a reclusive, stubborn, and free- spirited glassmaker. Gallery owner Rogan Sweeney vows to help her-but does their fierce attraction have the power to overcome her dark past?


First in the New York Times bestselling trilogy of three modern sisters bound by the timeless beauty of Ireland. Born in Fire follows the story of Maggie Concannon, a reclusive, stubborn, and free- spirited glassmaker. Gallery owner Rogan Sweeney vows to help her-but does their fierce attraction have the power to overcome her dark past?

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The first in a projected trilogy about the lives of three Irish sisters, Born in Fire gets the series off to a fine start, telling the story of talented glass-artist Maggie Concannon's contentious relationship with Dublin gallery owner Rogan Sweeney. Country-dwelling Maggie is otherworldly, prickly and outspoken, while Rogan is an urban sophisticate; nevertheless, the attraction that springs up between this unlikely pair is both believable and compelling, thanks to Roberts's (Private Scandals) skillful character development. Lacking melodramatic overtones or strange twists of fate, the plot may seem less than exciting, but the conflicts Maggie and Rogan face are refreshingly realistic and the characters themselves, well-rounded and likable, will keep readers engaged. (Oct.)
School Library Journal
YA-Artist Maggie Concannon creates beautiful glass images through a blowpipe and with a fiery furnace, much as she herself was born and survived her mother's angry frustrations and resentment. Then Maggie falls in love with Rogan, her new agent, who brings her passion, fame, and riches. Roberts's unique characters come to life through their wordplay and tempers. A light, fast-paced novel set in the Irish countryside.
Denise Perry Donavin
In this first novel of a planned trilogy, Roberts tells the story of a girl from an Irish village who gains international acclaim as a glass sculptress. Margaret Mary Concannon is sent to Venice by her doting father, Tom, to study glassblowing, even though every penny he spends on his beloved daughter is begrudged by her churlish mother. Tom's untimely death and his wife's ongoing bitterness prohibit Margaret Mary from reaching success in either art or marriage until the wealthy manager of an art gallery helps her to attain international acclaim and wealth; he also falls in love with her and plans to change her commitment to her art alone. Roberts' tale of passion in the Irish art world is a beguiling one. Brianna, sister of the sculptress, is a more devoted daughter and makes a home for her carping mother in her bed-and-breakfast in the Irish village. Brianna's story of love is promised in the sequel, "Born in Ice". The adventures of Tom Concannon's illegitimate daughter are to be told in "Born in Shame".

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Penguin Publishing Group
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The Irish Born Trilogy Series , #1
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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.

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Keedysville, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland

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Born in Fire (Born In Trilogy Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 185 reviews.
LittleJo57 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb. Great stories, engaging. Perfect summer (or anytime reading). Pure escapism.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
NYbooklover More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
BUSTERJH More than 1 year ago
Lovely Irish tale.
angela_1876 More than 1 year ago
Very good read. Excellent series.
CRaeKaz More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous 7 months ago
One off my favorite books. I love Maggie, and Rogan so much. I f***ing hate Maggie mother to the point I was wishing she would die. I'm sorry but after hearing her talk to Maggie who did all she did 4 her then hearing what she did to Maggie as a child made me cry and so sad. And what she did to Brie too. I'm sorry but she would have been on her own. I'm sorry but I had to get that off my chest. But other than that Maggie is an awesome heroine. She's so strong, independent and funny despite everything that has happened to her. Maggie rocks. Rogan is also an awesome hero. Both of them together is amazing. ???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So I bought this book and it turns out I paid $7.99 and ended up with nothing more then a 33 page sample.
BaronessBookTrove More than 1 year ago
For this book I have tried to read it several times but I was finally able to read this book and I loved it. I read this book and the other two that goes along with this one sometime in the first few months of this year. I tried reading it last year for my last book count of only 50 books but I decided not to and instead read a book that I haven't read in a while for it. Anyways back to the main reason this review. This book was so good from beginning to end in my opinion. I loved how Maggie, for the oldest character, is not the one that her mother likes and is the one that felt closest to the father before he passed away the year before the book takes place. Margaret Mary is just so headstrong about not having any help whatsoever that whenever Rogan tries he gets told off by Maggie. I love how Rogan is like the complete opposite of the headstrong Maggie that it seems all so good. This book for me is just sooooo good and soooo heartwarming that you don't ever want to put it down until the very end. Even if you have those pesky things to do like chores, eating, sleeping, and other things like that. I give it a five thumbs up. To read more book reviews like this one please go to my book review blog site @ baronessbooktrove. Thanks so much! You won't regret it!!!
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This is the first book in my favorite trilogy by N ora Roberts. I've read it several times and always find something new. I feel like I'm right there in Ireland and would recognize the people and the town.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lol, save your money & buy the set of the whole born in trilogy. You will soo thank me afterwards. Hot hot hot is what these stories are. I've got to say I was fasinated with maggie + her blowing glass. Lol I didn't kno it cud be so sexy & fastenating. I love NR! This series is sooo goood! I trust that your reading this so trust me you won't be sorry! Happy reading...rhonni h
Teri0 More than 1 year ago
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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Syllanna More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will fall in love with the characters
auntylala More than 1 year ago
I wasn't too impressed with this isn't that it was a bad story, I just found it not as interesting as some of Nora Roberts other books....
FarmgirlPM More than 1 year ago
Easy reading yet one the reader doesn't want to put down.
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