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Born in Shame (Born In Trilogy Series #3)

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

Shannon Bodine’s life revolves around her job as a graphic artist at a New York ad agency. But her world turns upside down when she learns the identity of her real father: Thomas Concannon.

Obeying her late mother’s wishes, Shannon reluctantly travels to County Clare. There, amid...

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Overview

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

Shannon Bodine’s life revolves around her job as a graphic artist at a New York ad agency. But her world turns upside down when she learns the identity of her real father: Thomas Concannon.

Obeying her late mother’s wishes, Shannon reluctantly travels to County Clare. There, amid the lush landscape steeped in legend, she meets her half sisters and their families, but she’s wary of opening her heart to them—or to their charming neighbor…

Murphy Muldoon is a successful farmer and horse breeder with a romantic streak that can turn the most trite sentiment into poetry. Soon, his striking good looks and unpretentious ways have Shannon discovering the possibility of a love that was meant to be.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The final installment in Roberts's Ireland-based trilogy about three sisters who are brought together by a packet of old love letters, tells the story of Shannon Bodine, the American-born half-sister of Maggie (Born in Fire) and Brianna (Born in Ice). There are few surprises here-the characters and basic plot have been deftly set up in previous novels, but the story takes on an unexpected poignancy when Shannon reluctantly accepts Maggie and Brie's invitation to visit Ireland. Shannon plans a quick trip, just long enough to satisfy her curiosity about her sisters and the father they shared. What she hadn't planned on was finding herself, and the man from another lifetime who haunts her dreams. With prose that's lively and compelling, Roberts' creates exceptional characters whose relationships with each other develop and grow, and live on in the reader's imagination and heart. (Jan.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425266113
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/3/2013
  • Series: The Irish Born Trilogy Series , #3
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 80,826
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (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 February 5, 2012

    Nice end to the trilogy

    This is one of Nora Roberts' older trilogies. I have read nearly all of them, and enjoy her brand of storytelling. Great characters, good story. Roberts' books are a bit formulaic, but the character development is excellent and the stories themselves are great.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    wwwwwwwwwwwwooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww it was good.

    I loved the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2010

    Great Book!

    I loved this book if you like the last two book you will love this one as well!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2007

    if you liked born in fire you will like this one

    just as good as the rest of them. if you like the fantasy elements in her other books you will like this one but it is grounded more than her fantasy books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2014

    I was compelled to find out how this series ended, and it did no

    I was compelled to find out how this series ended, and it did not disappoint! Being introduced to strong headed
    Maggie (Fire) in book one and amazing Bri in book two (Ice - my favorite - 5 stars), we finally come full circle as the 
    sisters grow into their characters and their lives. If you love Ireland, you'll feel as though you're there. You'll begin to
    understand the way of the people and the meaning of happiness. Good read. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    mmswatson

    Very good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    Gordon

    [Duude. I need sleep. Its like 3:45am. I'll be on tomorrow.]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Todd

    Waits for his Master, sleeping on the bed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    I love this book and series.  As always the characters and story

    I love this book and series.  As always the characters and story line keep you coming back for more!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2013

    Now I have read all three, I wish the ending had been different,

    Now I have read all three, I wish the ending had been different, maybe of had a little look at the future of the sisters lives,  it kinda left you wanting more.....

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  • Posted November 15, 2013

    LOVED the trilogy!

    I was left hoping that Nora Roberts would add just ONE MORE to this adventure. Alas, I will make sure I read whatever she writes. This was a great trilogy, make sure you start with #1, or if you didn't - - make sure you read the first two. Always a great read. Hard to put it down. Thanks Nora.

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  • Posted May 20, 2013

    Strongly recommended

    An arresting fiaal story in this Irish trilogy

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Highly recommend

    This was the best book in this trilogy. While all were very good, this one brought all of the story together and told the story of the third sister plus the fairies, witches and dragons. This volume covered the love within the family and the love of the father.
    It is also hard to put this book down and is a fast read.
    My only regret is there are no other books to follow these three.

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  • Posted June 18, 2012

    Very good read. Excellent series.

    Very good read. Excellent series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Great

    B

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2007

    wow

    i loved this book with a passion seriously you have to read it. Nora Roberts is my favorite author. period. Especially because of this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2007

    book 3

    did not enjoy this one as much as the other two. maybe the reader doesn't know shannon enough...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2000

    READ THIS IN ONE DAY

    I had to find out what happened to the last sister... I was intrigued. Nora Roberts is a great author

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    Posted August 3, 2011

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