Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Dance Upon the Air - Nora Roberts

Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts

First Paragraph:

Salem Village, Massachusetts
June 22, 1692

In the dark green shadows of the deep woods, an hour before moonrise, they met in secret.  Soon the longest day would become the shortest night of the solstice.
     There would be no celebration, no rite of thanksgiving for the light, the warmth, on the Sabbat of Litha.  This midsummer was a time of ignorance, and of death.
     The three who met, met in fear.

My Thoughts:

I've mentioned before that I enjoy rereading certain books.  Dance Upon the Air is one of my favorites - the first book in Nora Roberts' trilogy set on Three Sisters Island.  As this was an audiobook, the narrator is important - Sandra Burr - she's excellent.  This is Nell's story.  She comes to Three Sisters, running away from an abusive husband, and she finds her destiny.  I like books about witches and Nell is a descendent of one of the witches that created Three Sisters Island, though she didn't know that.  The other two books tell the stories of Ripley and Mia.  This trilogy is fun and easygoing.  It's full of love and lore and magic.  I revisit it every year or two and I really wish that the author would let us know about the next generation of witches on Three Sisters.  Maybe one day.


When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she’s finally found refuge from her abusive husband—and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ago…

Careful to conceal her true identity, she takes a job as a cook at the local bookstore cafĂ©—and begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd. But there is a part of herself she can never reveal to him. One careless word, one misplaced confidence, and the new life she’s so carefully created could shatter completely.

Just as Nell starts to wonder if she’ll ever be able to break free of her fear, she realizes that the island suffers under a terrible curse—one that can only be broken by the descendants of the Three Sisters, the witches who settled the island back in 1692. And now, with the help of two other strong, gifted women—and the nightmares of the past haunting her every step—she must find the power to save her home, her love…and herself.


  1. I have read this and loved this one since it released. It's the Roberts formula but it seemed "fresh" to me. Thanks for continuing to post your thoughts while you enjoy your summer break!

  2. Wow, is there a genre/setting that Nora Roberts doesn't try? Sounds like a fun series.

  3. I think I would like that also. I am sure I must have read something by her. She certainly has written a lot of books that all look good.

  4. I loved this series and is one of the few ones I really enjoy re-reading when in the mood. In fact, I feel a re-read coming on at this moment!

  5. Okay, I tend to try and avoid new trilogies or series books but since you recommend it I'll add it to my wish list.


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