Born in Ice

Born in Ice

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by Nora Roberts, Fiacre Douglas
     
 

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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

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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…

“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.” —Publishers Weekly

“This book kept me interested right through to the end. Read this on a rainy night—you’ll be right in the thick of it.” —The Romance Reader

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.]

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781480516168
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Series:
Born In Series, #2
Edition description:
Abridged
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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From the Publisher
“America’s favorite writer.”—The New Yorker

“Nora Roberts takes us into the Irish mist with Born in Ice…[She’s] an expert at characterization through the spoken word rather than description...This book kept me interested right through to the end. Read this on a rainy night—you’ll be right in the thick of it.”—The Romance Reader

“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.”—Publishers Weekly

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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Keedysville, Maryland
Date of Birth:
1950
Place of Birth:
Silver Spring, Maryland
Website:
http://www.noraroberts.com/

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Born in Ice (Born In Trilogy Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 148 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This whole seris is great but i think that this is my favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Voracious_ReaderLB More than 1 year ago
I've read this book at least 20 or more times. The Born in serious is one of Nora's best.
marypoppinstc More than 1 year ago
Nora Roberts spins a tale like true story teller....I can' wait till I read the 3rd book!
HopefulPC More than 1 year ago
A Real Tear Jerker!! LOVE this Book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!
BaronessBookTrove More than 1 year ago
I read this one after I was done with reading the first one because why wouldn't you? This one is all about the middle child of the Concannon girls. The middle one is more likable for the mother but not by much. In this one we find out that Maggie is now pregnant with her and Rogan's first baby and Brianna is as stubborn as her sister on the whole thing of not being married. See Brianna would rather take care of other people than finding a husband. Or at least that is what she thought until she started to spend time with Grayson Thane and she started to fall for him for each passing day. Though Grayson is as stubborn as the Concannon ladies and doesn't really want to settle down since he is always moving from place to place to write his books. But what if he has finally found a place to stay?! This book is such a good book that it makes me want to keep on reading all the different books from Nora Roberts even more. This of course isn't my first time reading a book by Nora and it won't be my last. Her romance books are just so good that I love them very much. I have to give this book five stars once again. 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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Teri0 More than 1 year ago
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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Good book.
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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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BUSTERJH More than 1 year ago
Intriguing interval story in this Irish trilogy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sooooooooooo gooooooooood
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I have read all love them