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Heaven And Earth (Three Sisters Island #2)

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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. 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 arr...more
Kindle Edition, 383 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2001)
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Isis FG
May 27, 2008 Isis FG rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Isis FG by: continuation of a series
Another great book by Roberts. Overall, I enjoy the theme and plot of this series. But my favorite thing about this book in particular is the character of Mac - absentminded professor with a side of hunk. He's just so adorable the way he's always forgetting things and getting sidetracked. And him hooking up with Ripley was an interesting combination.

The book had an interesting storyline that fit well with the first book in the series. They complement each other well. If there was one thing I cou...more
When you're out of town visiting your mom and you get stung by something and your leg blows up so you have to go to the ER and then you're allergic to the meds they give you you're pretty desperate for books. When your mom brings this home you don't want to hurt her feelings because it is, after all, better than no books. But not much better.
Jacob Proffitt
A decent follow up from the first. Like most trilogies, reading the first tells you what you need to know about whether you'll like the rest (and you're way better off starting with the first, so, you know, read it first). This one is Riley's story and I really liked her guy, Mac. Roberts does studly geek guy very well and Mac was all kinds of highly-focused nerd. I'm less enamored of Riley, but I knew that going in as I don't really like the rash tough chick driven by a deep-seated fear and vul...more
I love modern-day witches!

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A very nice read and a decent second book in this trilogy by Nora Roberts. Modern-day witches, magic, romance and great atmosphere… what more do you need? I have to say that, although, I like all the characters and the story, my favorite part in this trilogy is the descriptions of the island. It feels like I am there!

In this book, it’s time for Ripley to accept who she is. For many years
I picked up Dance Upon the Air from my favourite bargain bin and found it full of corny stuff that I enjoy. That's the good news. The bad news is that it's a trilogy, and I have to track the other two down.[return][return]The Three Sisters Island Trilogy opens with a prologue of three witches � Earth, Air and Fire - who used their power to create a sanctuary from prosecution during the Salem witch trials. They found refuge on the island, but each witch went on to enter relationships that ultimat...more
This was a fun book. My favorite part of this book was Mac. My sweet, adorable, extremely sexy Mac. He is the most perfect guy on the planet. His physical description is one of the most perfect in all of the books I have read. The adorable baby can never find matching socks. He gets hurt a lot because he is clumsy. And he is a great kisser and fucker because he did research when he was younger. He is that extremely good looking nerdy guy who you know you just to take the pants off of. I love Mac...more
ตอนที่สองของซีรีส์ Three Sisters Island เล่มนี้นางเอก (ริปลี่ย์)เป็นน้องสาวของพระเอกเล่มแรก (แซค)คาแรคเตอร์หล่อนออกจากห้าวหาญเพราะเป็นผู้ช่วยนายอำเภอ ริปลี่ย์เป็นหนึ่งในผู้สืบสกุลของตระกูลแม่มดและมีพลังอำนาจเช่นกันแต่เธอกลับปฏิเสธที่จะยอมรับ พระเอกเป็นดอกเตอร์ค้นคว้าและเขียนหนังสือเกี่ยวกับเรื่องเหนือธรรมชาติ มาหาข้อมูลเกี่ยวกับเกาะนี้ โดนนางเอกกวนไปหลายรอบแต่ก็ไม่ย่อท้อ

ชอบงานของป้านอร่าค่ะ เธอมักจะเน้นที่ความรักจะทำให้เข้มแข็งและต่อสู้กับสิ่งชั่วร้ายได้ ประมาณว่าความดีย่อมชนะความชั่วเสมอแม้จะเ...more
Diane ~Firefly~
One of my favorite trilogies from Nora Roberts. It has magic and revolves around a curse. Three previous witches caused the curse 300 years ago and now the current heroines have to break the cycle.

Ah, Mac. The absent-minded professor with the rock hard body. He is my favorite hero of the trilogy. He searches out paranormal while Ripley runs from it. It is nice to finally find out why Ripley has denied her power for so long, but I'm not totally sold on the reason and I still don't really like her...more
Duncan Mandel
1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts has enchanted millions of readers with her moving, intimate tales of friendships made and hearts lost, of legends, lovers and longing. Now, in the second book in her bewitching Three Sisters Island trilogy, she returns to the haunting shores of New England—and to the lives of three passionate, powerful women…

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 troub

Sara ♥
Okay, can I just say that Mac is ADORABLE? Cuz SERIOUSLY, he is. He's this TOTAL NERD who is only in shape because he did research and made spreadsheets and crap to figure out how he can stay in shape. Ha!

Anyway, Ripley is a GREAT character... We don't find out exactly what happened between her and Mia way back in the day to make them all snarky to each other (although I'm in the middle of Face the Fire now, so I totally know!), but we do know that whatever it is made her VERY reluctant to admit...more
Anita Fleming
This is a very good trilogy and this book as #2 is well written with a lot of the backstory of the original Three Sisters. I am not really into the witch thing, but I do enjoy this story. Ripley and Mac are the lovers in this book.

Ripley has a lot she is hiding from and I have great compassion for her. She turned her back on her heritage as a witch when she was about 20 and has spent the last 10 years trying to hide from it. It isn't working now that Nell has shown up and stirred everything up f...more
Zwart Raafje
Ik ging er eigenlijk vanuit dat dit opnieuw een losstaand verhaal zou zijn maar kwam toen ik het boek effectief in handen had, al snel tot de ontdekking dat het het tweede deel uit een trilogie betrof. Daarom moest ik eerst even op zoek naar 'Dansen op lucht'. Ik ben immers iemand die reeksen echt wel in volgorde wil lezen. Bij de eerste bibliotheek lag het boek in het archief en zou men het eerst moeten opvragen, gelukkig was het in de plaatselijke bibliotheek wel beschikbaar.

Nu ik beide editie...more
I liked this story less than the previous one, because I didn't like nor the heroine neither the hero so much.

She's a witch with a bitchy attitude and he's a nerd. The coupling was a bit strange for me.

But the story is not bad and I'm already on the 3rd one.
Joana Marques
Alguns de vós já sabem que gosto dos livros de Nora Roberts. E, principalmente, que não resisto a uma trilogia dela. Normalmente nas trilogias a autora consegue uma escrita mais fluída e cativante. Além de que as personagens são mais desenvolvidas e os ambientes mais interessantes. Apercebi-me disso logo pela Trilogia da Herança, a primeira que li, e fiquei completamente rendida à Trilogia Irlandesa. Ambas descreviam uma Irlanda apaixonante (principalmente quando a leitora já é apaixonada pela I...more
Actually I really love the character of Mac. He's really adorable. I always fall for cute nerd guy ><
My favorite trilogy by Nora Roberts, so far
This title is the second of the Sister Island Trilogy. Ripley is the descendent of the sister called Earth and now she must deal with the evil coming to the island in still another form. Her true love also arrives and rents the yellow cottage. I do not like boy's names for girls and it was hard for me to think of Ripley as a woman. She is rude, sarcastic, arrogant and hot tempered. Yet for her all of faults, her guy loves her still and she does have a heart for him. She is also tough and brave.
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Ripley never fully accepted her gift and didn't really want to. But with the arrival of a paranormal researcher, it seems Ripley may not only question her gift but herself as well.

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 re...more
This is the middle entry in the Three Sisters Island trilogy, and suffers from the usual woes of a middle volume. The big build-up of the first novel is missing - we already know the backstory and the dramatis personae. The big climax of the last novel is yet to come. This book is mostly a place marker, but is saved by the reappearance of characters we're invested in, and the introduction of a very charming new one, MacAllister Booke. Ripley Todd, the heroine, is a lot like Eve Dallas in the In...more
while I adored the last book I have to say this one was much more my speed. we have a tough stubborn sarcastic heroine who resists her powers because she fears she can't control them. nell was sweet but I'll always prefer a strong heroine especially the ones who are also witty. the hero was a sexy muscly geek does it get any better than that really? he had just the right personality to be with ripley too so sweet...sweet enough to get under her very thick skin but snarky enough not to be a pusho...more
I absolutely loved the dynamic between Ripley & Mac. Though I greatly connected with the compassion of Nell in the first book, it was refreshing and fun to read a character as "hardcore" as Ripley. I wasn't a big fan of her rudeness, but I definitely connected with her need for action, thirst for doing what's right, as well as the tendency to push away and be strong to protect those she cared about most. I'd definitely love to see more of that kind of fierce aura in more literary heroines. M...more
Lots of thoughts going through my mind after finishing this one. I'm going with 4.5 stars because a lot of it was confusing.

The first half of the book was confusing sometimes. Ripley has lots of foreshadowing dreams, but I couldn't figure out if they were dreams or visions or both or what. Then about halfway through it starts to make a little more sense, and finally in the end is explained more. (view spoiler)...more
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Lydia Perversius
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Update: July 17th, 2014


I started re-reading the Three Sisters Island series and decided to raise my rating a little, just a 'half' more, haha.

I enjoyed it so much more this time, especially Ripley and Mac's relationship, but at the same time I felt there was something missing on it. Also, their ending felt abruptly.

Once again, the 'demon' Ripley needed to vanquish didn't feel as threatening as Nell's (from book 1), but it didn't bother me like in my first reading.

I loved reading more of N...more
Oct 25, 2011 Beatrice rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Marnelly Chua
Shelves: favorite-books, owned
Oh well! I enjoyed reading Nora Roberts novels. She's one good author. :D and indeed interesting.
And the main character here is somehow funny. I enjoyed it.

The second book of the Three Sisters Island trilogy is about Deputy Ripley Karen Todd, Zack's sister. She was rude, frank, hot-headed and denies being a witch. She and Mia were old friends before, now they were like cats and dogs intimidating each others, but they do miss each others company.

I would say Ripley is a protector, she stands to p...more
JC Andrew
Heaven and Earth is a continuation of the saga of the Three Sisters Island trilogy. The story is no longer concentrated on Nell from the first book, Dance Upon the Air, but on a woman that Nell met on the island, Ripley. She is the local law enforcement officer who works along side her brother, Zack. She has given up on love and has concentrated all her efforts on taking care of the town folk on the island. She doesn't think any man is good enough for her and, according to Ripley, she doesn't ha...more
After really enjoying Dance Upon Air, I was excited to dive back into the World of Three Sisters Island and the lives of its characters. Even though I had just finished Nell and Zack's story, I was excited to see how Ripley's part played out, because she had been such an independent and spirited character in the first installment.

When the story started, I was hooked immediately. Geeky and clumsy Mac had me intrigued from the beginning and I loved him right through the entire book. I think he was...more
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5 Stars

Everyone has those comfort movies and books that they pull out when they need a pick me up. For me this trilogy is at the top of my comfort book list. Book two Heaven and Earth centers around the test and trials of Ripley Todd the second of the threes sisters to go up against what would destroy them all.

Ripley locked down her powers years ago out of fear, and not that she opened her self up to them again to help her sister, Nell, she is having a lit...more
Ripley Todd lives on Three Sisters island, and along with her brother, keeps the residents of the island in line. Ripley is also a witch, and attracts the interest of a mainlander, MacAllister Brooke, who's a cross between Indiana Jones and Mulder of X-files, who's followed the writings to the island because there's supposed to be some mutters about the island coming to meet its maker in the great magic war.

This second book is about Ripley's ambivalence towards been a witch, and being able to wi...more
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