Dance Upon The Air (Three Sisters Island #1)
When Nell Channing arrives on 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. But even in this quiet, peaceful place, Nell never feels entirely at ease. Careful to conceal her true identity, she takes a job as a cook at the local bookstore café - and begins...more
I enjoyed every aspect of the book. One of my favorite parts is the simple, sort of true-blue romance between Nell and Zach. So often in romance novels these days the hero is a super-alpha, or a dark and brooding alpha or a tragic alpha - which there's nothing wrong with, I love a good alpha male; it's just nice to get some variety once in a while. And that's what Zach is. He's just your normal, nice g ...more
Enjoyable, but nothing more. It started off quite promising, because the basic premise of this is a Sleeping with the Enemy-type situation, which I'm kind of partial to.
I liked Nell and Zack, but it never went beyond liking; partly because I had trouble believing how easy it all seemed. I didn't buy the fact that she practically set up her own catering business in a matter of a week, previous experience or not. Catering a party with 100+ guests all by yourself while still working full-time elsew ...more
The main female character Nell Channing is running away from her past. She's left her abusive husband tricking him and everyone else she knew into thinking she's dead.
She was known as Helen Remington. And as the story evolves so does the character. You see in a way as the ...more
This is a charming story. Her scenery is always so rich and vibrant and I just ACHE to be there. Not only that, her characters are lovable and distinctive and the stories are exciting. The pacing always k ...more
I love Nora Roberts. She is like comfort food when you want something easy and maybe a little cliche, without the classic chick-lit stupidity. In this case, I started the trilogy with low expectations. I just couldn't picture her writing with a touch of supernatural, but the high ratings convinced me. I am glad, because the magical element is just an aspect of the books, without the classical love potions that you would expect. The romance is sweet without magic being the reason. And m ...more
I really liked The Witness and Angels Fall by this author. But this book was disappointing. The characters did not stand out. I felt like the author picked ordinary people to write about, and she just kept writing and writing. We see ordinary lives, working, making friends, having day to day conversations. The author is good at this. The conversations were interesting. But it didn’t make “a good story.” Nothi ...more
She is very nervous, distrustful, and not interested in another relationship.
The thing that is disturbing me is that the romantic interest seems to be following in the same steps as a typical abuser; he doesn't listen to her when she says she doesn't want to be touched, he violates her personal space even though it scares her, and other dick moves.
Her hu ...more
Is Dance Upon the Air great literature? Probably not. But it was a satisfying read despite its genre. I don't want to tell the story here--enough reviewers have done that already. However, you should know that it deals with the aftermath of spo ...more
The magic aspect is well-written, with the introduction of the three "sisters" and their varying knowledge and participation in their abilities being quite different. There really is a character for almost anyone to connect to here. The characters of Nell, Mia and Ripley are totally dif ...more
This book is the first of the series, so I still need to read more to become attach. Loved what I read so far. I'm not rating it higher because the heroine of this book is one who went through some very tough times and is recovering, trying to become whole again. While I do enjoy this type of reads I prefer my heroines a bit more str ...more
I constantly mixed up the storyline of Dance Upon the Air with various Lifetime Original Mov ...more
Classic NR style. Enjoyable, sweet, tender and quite emotional. Reminded me of Blue-Eyed Devil since they're both about heroines abused by their husbands and who had the strength to get away. This one is much more to my liking, since the heroine was a lot stronger than the one in Kleypas's book though. Will certainly read/listen to the second in the series since the narrator did a very good job with it.
First published: 2001
Length: 338 pages
Setting: Contemporary, 2001. Three Sisters Island off New England.
Sex: From closed door euphemistic to explicit. Infrequent.
Hero: Local sheriff.
Heroine: Re-inventing herself as a caterer.
Trigger: Nell is running from abusive, controlling spouse.
Includes: Excerpt from Heaven and Earth.
I didn't really enjoy the witchy stuff.
I liked the empowerment of Nell plot and the gradual romance, even the development of female friendships. The spousal ...more
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That was a very nice story! And, really, what’s not to love? It has romance, witches and a beautiful scenery! I enjoyed every page of this book! Nora Roberts is a very talented author. I have to admit that while I was reading this book I had the feeling that I was a part of the town because of the amazing writing style!
This is the story of Nell. She run away from her abusive husband and she’s trying to live her l ...more
Nell has been on the run from an abusive husband after faking her death and finally finds home in Three Sisters. She gets a job as a cook at an eclectic local cafe where she meets Mia, a fascinating woman who opens the door to a whole new world for Nell and sheriff Zack Todd, who makes her feel things she thought she'd never feel again.
She intents to keep away from Zack, but he'll have none of it and the two end up a co ...more
In Cafe Book, Nell finds more than a sympathetic boss and a day job. Despite the risk, she makes friends and tries to rebuild her life. Since this is a romance, a ...more
In this a young woman, Nell Channing has been running for her life after staging her own death to escape a brutal husband and has found th ...more
Now hundreds of years later Nell Channing arrives on Three Sisters Island. She is escaping from an abusive husband. She ends up working at a local bookstore/cafe ...more
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During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write a story for her own entertainment. From the first page, she knew it was wha ...more