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Dance upon the air



Publication Information:
Waterville, Me. : G.K. Hall, 2001.
Physical Description:
408 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Number in series:
General Note:
"G.K. Hall large print core series"--Title page verso.
After a year on the run, Nell Channing feels that she can make a home for herself on Three Sisters Island and, aided by Mia, the proprietor of the Island's small book store and Ripley, the town's assistant sherriff, she finally dares to envision a brighter future.


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On Order


Author Notes

Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland on October 10, 1950. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published in 1981. Since then, she has written more than 200 novels. She writes romances under her own name including Montana Sky, Blue Smoke, Carolina Moon, The Search, Chasing Fire, The Witness, The Perfect Hope, Inner Harbor, Dark Witch, Shadow Spell, The Collector, The Villa, The Liar, The Obsession, and Shelter in Place. She writes crime novels under the pseudonym of J. D. Robb including the In Death series. She has been given the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award and has been inducted into their Hall of Fame.

(Bowker Author Biography) Nora Roberts is the author of nearly 140 novels, including several #1"New York Times" bestsellers, with more than 106 million copies of her books in print. She lives in Maryland.

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Reviews 3

Publisher's Weekly Review

The first installment of Roberts's newest trilogy set on Three Sisters island invokes the sensitive characterizations and magic that distinguished her previous trilogy (Jewels of the Sun; Tears of the Moon; Heart of the Sea). An enchanted island off the coast of Massachusetts, Three Sisters was formed as a sanctuary by three frightened witches fleeing persecution. Although the witches found peace on the island, each of them entered into an ill-fated relationship and died tragically. Now their descendants Nell Channing, Ripley Todd and Mia Devlin have to break the pattern set by their foremothers, or the island will sink. This first book focuses on Nell, a newcomer to the island who escaped her abusive husband by staging her death. Nell is unaware that she's a witch, but she is instinctively drawn to the island and secures a job as a chef in the caf? owned by Mia. Between coping with her bleak memories and deciding whether she can give her heart to Zach Todd, Ripley's brother and the island sheriff, Nell has little time to digest the discovery that she's a witch. In the end, however, Nell will have to come to terms with her newfound powers so that she can fight her all-too-demented husband. It's probably witchcraft that Roberts can turn out so many books and still create something that's sexy and charming, but in this tale, it's evident that she hasn't lost her fairy touch. (June 5) Forecast: No stranger to bestseller lists, Roberts triumphed in 2000 with the release of two hardcovers and eight mass market paperbacks, seven of which sold in the millions. National radio advertising and print advertisements in USA Today will ensure that her latest hits the big time as well. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Booklist Review

Legend has it that Three Sisters Island was created by the magic of three witches escaping persecution in seventeenth-century Salem and that at some time descendents of each of them will come together on the island. Nell Channing finds Three Sisters the perfect place to settle into her new life, a life she started over with a new name and a new look after faking her death to escape her wealthy, extremely abusive husband. A photo of the island drew her there, and a fortuitously overheard conversation nets her a job, a cute cottage, and Mia, a new friend who happens to be her employer and a modern witch. The local sheriff, Zack, is a hunk as well as being a sensitive and kind man. His sister, Ripley, the deputy sheriff, has a beef with Nell's pal, Mia, but had been her best friend years ago. As Nell recovers from her disastrous marriage, she begins to learn magic from Mia and how to love and trust from Zack. But horror looms on the horizon unless Nell, with the help of Ripley and Mia, can weave a spell that will keep her safe. Once again, Roberts proves that she's a top-notch romance writer. This enchanting and empowering tale is not only terrifically entertaining, it vividly shows how a capable woman can be swept into an abusive relationship and how extremely difficult it can be for her to extricate herself. --Diana Tixier Herald

Library Journal Review

Escaping to Three Sisters Island to put her life together after an abusive marriage, Nell Channing gradually begins to think that she has finally found a place where she can create a new life. But her husband isn't about to let her go, and when he finally finds her, it takes all her new-found strength and a little help from her "sisters" to deal with his violence. A magnetic hero, a heroine who finds herself, and some memorable secondary characters weave a mesmerizing tale of witchcraft and magic that launches Robert's latest trilogy in fine style. One of the best and most consistent writers in the genre, Roberts (The Villa) is a member of the RWA Hall of Fame and lives in Keedysville, MD. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.