Born in Ice (Born In Trilogy Series #2)

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Born in Ice is the second novel in the trilogy of three modern sisters bound by the timeless beauty of Ireland from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.

Brianna Concannon is the kind of innkeeper who doesn’t mind the harsh winters of Ireland—and the empty bed-and-breakfast that comes with them. But this year, a famous American author needs a quiet place to stay while writing his next book.

A charmer whose easy smiles mask a ...

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Overview

Born in Ice is the second novel in the trilogy of three modern sisters bound by the timeless beauty of Ireland from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.

Brianna Concannon is the kind of innkeeper who doesn’t mind the harsh winters of Ireland—and the empty bed-and-breakfast that comes with them. But this year, a famous American author needs a quiet place to stay while writing his next book.

A charmer whose easy smiles mask a guarded past, Grayson Thane plans to spend the cold winter alone. But his lovely landlady adds a complication he never expected. She’s exactly what he’s looking for in his heroine. And soon Grayson and Brianna will learn that sometimes fate has a plan of its own. Sometimes, fire can be born in ice...

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Roberts's second installment in her Born In trilogy (after Born in Fire) takes the reader back to Ireland, where Brianna Concannon uncovers some unexpected and disturbing details about her deceased father. While trying to turn the attic of her bed-and-breakfast into another guest room, Brianna finds a stock certificate from a nonexistent company called Triquarter Mining-no great surprise, as the elder Concannon had always had a weakness for worthless ventures. More surprising is a set of old, passionate love letters written to her father 28 years before by a woman who was not Brianna's mother. This discovery is overshadowed by the arrival of famed mystery novelist Grayson Thane, who is to be her guest-and her lover (at least until his next novel is finished). The scope of Roberts's latest offering is limited to Brianna's and Gray's affair, leaving the reader impatient about fleeting references to footprints outside Brianna's window and a messy break-in at the B&B. Still, the pace of the book is smooth and even, and the writing captures the charisma and earthy charm of Ireland and the gentleness of its people while setting the tone for Born in Shame, the final story. (Aug.
Library Journal
Cool, capable, and thoroughly domestic, Brianna Concannon welcomes American mystery writer Grayson Thane to her County Clare bed-and-breakfast, never dreaming that she and this footloose, homeless-by-choice stranger could ever have anything in common, let alone fall in love. But they do-and then must come to terms with their separate pasts before they can put the future in perspective. This latest solid contemporary love story by Roberts is the second in her Irish trilogy (after Born in Fire, Jove, 1994). [Roberts lives in Keedysville, Md.]
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425266106
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Series: The Irish Born Trilogy Series , #2
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 134,337
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.20 (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

Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2004

    I can relate

    I'm over half way through with this book and I have loved every page so far. Ms. Roberts is truly a great writer. I relate to the character of Brianna so much. The way inner complexities and personal feelings are dealt with in this book is superb.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2004

    Amazing

    I have been a Nora Roberts fan for a while now. I have read the entire Born in Triolgy and loved everyone of the books. They made me laugh, cry and angry throught the trilogy. I would recomend the series to anyone.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2006

    A Really Sweet Love Story!!

    I think this is the best out of the Born In series!!! If you liked the other books in this series and any other novels by Nora Roberts, then you MUST read this one. The words are both beautiful and heartbreaking. I think that this is my favorite Nora Roberts novel, therefore all must read it!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2004

    It is Great

    This whole seris is great but i think that this is my favorite.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Highly recommend

    I thoroughly enjoyed this second book in the Born In Trilogy. It is a continuation of the family story begun in the first book and features the second sister but also includes the characters from the first book and the family story.
    It was also hard to put this book down and it contained more Irish history which made it very interesting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Love it, recommend

    I've read this book at least 20 or more times. The Born in serious is one of Nora's best.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2011

    Great story!

    Nora Roberts spins a tale like true story teller....I can' wait till I read the 3rd book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2011

    Highly Recommended!!!!

    A Real Tear Jerker!! LOVE this Book!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2007

    book two

    Brianna and Grayson are funny! They remind me of my husband and myself. Two mismatches who find each other and fall in love! A secret is revealed in this one

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2006

    One of my first, and still one of my favorites

    This was the first Nora Roberts book I read, and I must say that it is still one of my all time favorites! It is an amazing book to just curl up with and read all day. Highly recommend it!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2014

    Even better than the first book in the series!.  Ms. Roberts wri

    Even better than the first book in the series!.
     Ms. Roberts write her series in third person, helping us see deep into the minds of the characters. Yet, when the B&B is broken into,
    we are left to wonder what is happening in the quaint little Irish town. When Gray lusts after Bri, we are left to wonder what it was in
    his background that keeps him from binding ties. I cheer as meek Bri from book one finally finds her footing, and so will you. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    mmswatson

    Good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    The man

    Ran after the kid.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    Apprentice Den

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    Look at the dates of these reviews. This is a re-release. You

    Look at the dates of these reviews. This is a re-release. You may have already read it!!! New cover and more expensive...Hmm...

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  • Posted May 20, 2013

    must read

    Intriguing interval story in this Irish trilogy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Best EVER

    Sooooooooooo gooooooooood

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Love this book

    I have read all love them

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    A great beach read!

    One of my favorite 'beach read' books. I've read it multiple times.

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  • Posted June 18, 2012

    Very good read. Excellent series.

    Very good read. Excellent series.

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