Heaven and Earth (Three Sisters Island Trilogy Series #2)

Heaven and Earth (Three Sisters Island Trilogy Series #2)

by Nora Roberts

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Heaven and Earth (Three Sisters Island Trilogy Series #2) by Nora Roberts

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts delivers the second book in her Three Sisters Island trilogy, novels of friendships made and hearts lost, of legends, lovers, and longing.

Ripley Todd just wants to live a quiet, peaceful kind of life. Her job as a sheriff’s deputy keeps her busy and happy, and she has no trouble finding men when she wants them—which, lately, isn’t all that often. She’s perfectly content, except for one thing: she has special powers that both frighten and confuse her—and though she tries hard to hide them, she can’t get them under control.

Distraction soon arrives in the handsome form of MacAllister Booke—a researcher who’s come to investigate the rumors of witchcraft that haunt Three Sisters Island. Right from the start, he knows there’s something extraordinary about Ripley Todd. It’s not just her blazing green eyes and her sultry smile. There’s something else. Something he can detect, but she’ll never admit. Fascinated by her struggle with her amazing abilities, he becomes determined to help her accept who she is—and find the courage to open her heart.

But before Ripley and Mac can dream of what lies in the future, they must confront the pain of the past. For Three Sisters shelters centuries of secrets—and a legacy of danger that plagues them still…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425278154
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Series: Three Sisters Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 52,908
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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 In Death series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.

Hometown:

Keedysville, Maryland

Date of Birth:

1950

Place of Birth:

Silver Spring, Maryland

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It was small, charmingly quaint, and heads above the majority of accommodations he usually had on a research jaunt. He knew a lot of people thought he was a man more suited to a dark and dusty library. He often was, but he was just as much at home in a tent in the jungle, so long as he had enough battery power for his equipment.
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“America’s favorite writer.”—The New Yorker

“You can’t bottle wish fulfillment, but Ms. Roberts certainly knows how to put it on the page.”—The New York Times

“When it comes to true romance, no one does it better than Nora.”—Booklist (starred review)

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Heaven and Earth 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 297 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enojoyed reading the Three Sisters Island Trilogy. I simply could not put the books down and ended up reading all three within a week. Nora Roberts really knows how to keep the story going!
taliarias More than 1 year ago
Nora Roberts writes with great ease, she makes it easy to follow along and just get lost in the flow. This entire trilogy I read in a week, I was so engrossed that I couldn't put the books down. I liked how each book focused on one of the sisters but you never lost the other two in the story. If you like a bit of fantasy, magic and romance these books are for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As much as I enjoy Ms Roberts, I am beginning to find some of her characters overlapping, which is not surprising considering the number of books she has written. If you enjoy her 'In Death' series(written under the name JD Robb), you will find Ripley to be a clone of Eve Dallas! The story was ok, but seemed rather forced at times and the romance was just suddenly THERE, with very little development. I actually wondered why Mac didn't end up with Mia, there seemed to be more attraction and chemistry between them. Some of the dialog and situations also seemed to be replays of other works. Still good mind candy though.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Off the Massachusetts coast, Deputy Sheriff Ripley Todd loves her home, Three Sisters Island and its people, but rejects the legend that the island was once the home of three seventeenth century witch siblings with special powers. Deep down perhaps in her subconscious or pre-subconscious, Ripley knows the truth, but fears consciously embracing it.

Paranormal research scientist Dr. MacAllister Booke has concluded that ninety-eight percent of alleged otherworldly phenomena touching this mortal plane is delusions or cons. However that other two-percent keeps MacAllister excited about his work. He ferries to Three Sisters Island to evaluate the legend. Ripley, still rebounding from the weird Nell Channing Remington case (see DANCE UPON THE AIR), tries to avoid Mac. However, he finds her fascinating on two levels: that of a researcher who sees she contains something different but special and that of wanting a lifetime studying his beloved. However, Ripley resists on both fronts even if she is falling in love with her persistent suitor. First she must cope with an evil that wants to destroy her just the way it happened three centuries ago.

The second Three Sisters Island tale, HEAVEN AND EARTH, is a wonderful paranormal romance that showcases the outstanding bewitching talent of Nora Roberts to tell an enchanting tale. The story line never eases up whether it focuses on the paranormal or the romance as Ms. Roberts facilely intertwines the subplots into a magically charged novel. The lead couple charms the audience while the return of previous characters provides a feeling of returning to a wonderful place and also serves to whet the appetite of fans for Mia¿s story.

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patty75 More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite Nora Roberts series!
SerenahAK More than 1 year ago
Nora Roberts has a penchant for writing series, which I love, and this one doesn't disappoint!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My fav series of noras
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's still rushed. I feel that you could intrigue the reader a lot more if you just slowed the story down, and describe some more philosophical stuff. Emotions, for example. Benjiro's gonna feel some heart-break, maybe some denial. Imagine yourself in the character's shoes, and dream up your personal reaction to occurences such as this. Overall, this is still good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have read the first book of the series, you have to continue the trilogy. It just gets better as you read.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Elsewhere we're introduced to a reporter who's researching about Nell and wants to know what exactly happened that night from book 1. We learn more about the three women along with the Founders of the Island with each book. Near the end it got a little weird and insane but still an interesting showdown. Another good read.
tg6616 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the triology but the best was the first (Air) - spells, magic and a very evil man. The second, Earth, was disappointing, maybe I just didn't identify with character. The third, Fire, brought a surprise that tied in the three books nicely.
mary_colo More than 1 year ago
I have read all 3 books of this series and it is just a really good series and existing and you just want to keep reading. It has suspense and romance and just good reading and great characters.
ALR More than 1 year ago
I really like dance upon air. However, It took me a little bit to get into this book. But once I finished it it was ok.
chelsea00 More than 1 year ago
I would have to say that I actually liked this book more that the first one. This book really helps to put the story together. The characters are easy to like and relate with. It is a wonderful book the way she mixes magic with every day events. If you are thinking about reading this do it. You won't be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't not put it down the Whole series of Sister Island was very interesting and exciting
ilia_aoibheann More than 1 year ago
So when I read the first book of this series I thought I had to read the second. What would happen and how would it unfold? Ripley is the main character in this book and well I never saw her ending the way she did. She's strong but emotional at the same time. At times I just felt like screaming at her and calling her a spoiled brat. If I was a man I wouldn't have spent so much energy on a person like her. But then I'm not a guy and I'm glad my guy did play my game. I gave this book a 3 star because it was to bratty for me. It ran around the bush to many times. I expected more from her or the loves scenes, given she's such a willful character. The ending again was not exciting enough for me. Once I realized the series was not a series that was grearing up to something much bigger and better I figured I'd read the 3rd and find out what would be the 3rd and final main lady of the 3 sisters. Still a good book to read to pass the time. You can't skip this one though if your going to read the 3rd simply because the new love interest does tie in nicely to the story and you'll understand somewhat why he's there. ;)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love all of the characters. Nice fantasy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is great evry time you exceptone thing tohappen something else does that is what makes it great
Guest More than 1 year ago
Really Enjoyed 'Dance Upon The Air', and though there seemed to be something missing. This book was not a disappointment.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Loved the book and own the trilogy! On to the next one!
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Enjoyed reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book 2 in this series is just as good if not better than the first! She never lets me down!! Now, on to book 3!!!
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