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When the Lusitania sank, one survivor became a changed man, giving up his life as a petty thief—but keeping the small silver statue he lifted, a family heirloom to future generations. Now, nearly a century later, that priceless heirloom, one of a long-separated set of three, has been stolen. And Malachi, Gideon, and Rebecca Sullivan are determined to recover their great-gr...more
Mass Market Paperback, 467 pages
Published March 25th 2003 by Jove (first published 2002)
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Maria
yes, i can't believe I am confessing, but I have read nora roberts. If you are going to read trash, you might as well make it her:-)
Patrícia
Nora Roberts já escreveu mais de 150 romances em pouco mais de vinte anos, tendo grande parte deles feito parte da lista de bestsellers do New York Times e ganho vários prémios literários. Considerada um fenómeno de vendas na literatura feminina, a autora tem conquistado as suas leitoras ao longo da sua carreira com histórias apaixonantes, sagas familiares ou mistérios que podem ou não conter um fantasma ancestral.
Sejam quais forem os contornos que as suas histórias tenham, muitas vezes já bem...more
Christie
This book was recommended to me by my bff (Tina). It was hard for me to get into this book because it was kinda slow in the begining but I was told by my bff (Tina), multiple times to keep going. She was right! I really enjoyed this read and will definitely recommend it.

It starts with a thief named Felix Greenfield who is aboard the Lusitania. He enters the room of Henry W. Wyley and steals a little silver statue moments before the ship goes down. While on a mission to save only himself, he ends...more
Barbara M.
Ahhh...what to say about this utterly brilliant book? There are many, but I'll try to keep it short...The "New Age" Nora is no way even close to the her older works. It's sad to think the younger generation will brush this great author off after reading her recent novels and will miss out on her greatness. I really think it's going to be rare in a couple of years that anyone under the age of 25 will even consider picking up something like "Three Fates" to just pass the time. (Sorry...didn't mea...more
mark
This novel was gifted to me by my father, who is ninety. He can’t get enough of Roberts. Indeed. The blurb on the jacket says: “Nora Roberts is indisputably the most celebrated and beloved women’s fiction writer today.” The Three Fates refers to Greek mythology, which my father used to read to me before I could read myself. I have fond memories of that. And so I began … and then I quit, after reading 417 pages. I was 7/8ths of the way through the story and had had enough. I knew how it would end...more
Riana Elizabeth
Although I've read a few of her books, I usually avoid Roberts' work just because she writes more of the type of books my mother likes to read (romance, romantic mysteries, etc). My mother was the one to gift me this book, actually. However, I've hung on to this one for a while just because it was so excellently crafted. Great historical detail, interesting characters, a bit of a mystical twist...Yes, it has a predictable romance wound throughout, but it wasn't as cloying as other books of hers...more
Bry
The first and only Nora Roberts book I have ever read. A friend of mine who is a addict for this author was trying to explain what makes them all so good. I was just curious since the woman must never sleep since she seems to put out a new book like every 6-8 months.

Anyways my friend recommended this one since it revolves around (I say that extremely loosely) Greek mythology and some nautical history. All in all, as expected the facts weren't all there but it was actually pretty entertaining.

I...more
Jane Stewart
3 ½ stars. Not as engaging as I’d like but nice enough. Kept my interest.

Three people meet and fall in love with three others, which makes six for the group trying to locate three antique silver statues. A bad guy and thugs are the main enemy. An elaborate plan is set in place. There is some fun girl bonding among the three women.

I loved one scene where shy, nervous, hypochondriac Tia was planting bugs in the bad guy’s store. Bad guy confronts her. Tia is fumbling and nervous, but decides to use...more
Branwen *Blaidd Drwg*
"I spin the thread, but you make it what you will.
I mark the length, but you use the time.
I cut the thread, for nothing should last forever.
Don't waste what you're given..."


"We can't escape fate, but we can do a great deal to carve our own mark in it, to turn it to our advantage, or disadvantage."

In this mythological romance by Nora Roberts we follow the journey of three small priceless statues as they haphazardly pass through history and certain families lives and shows us that everything is co...more
Jenna
A few years after the sinking of the Titanic, the passengers aboard the Lusitania have no fear of sinking - and no knowledge that they are about to caught in the crossfire of war. On board the doomed ship, Henry Wyley is thinking about who he is going to track down once landing on the other side of the Atlantic: a man who may know about Lachesis, the second Fate. He already has the first, Clotho, secreted away in his stateroom. Or, at least, he did . . . until thief Felix Greenfield lifts the pr...more
Ren
More like 3,5 stars for me, and I need a week to finish this, despite my busy schedule and this book really thick!

Honestly I more love Nora's other pen name book, J.D.Robb's In Death series, well at last she have a to-die-for-and-no-one-can-beat-him-in-my-heart hero, no need to tell what his name. (what, you don't know him? Alright, he is Roarke, *cough2*)

Based on her heritage from Ireland, so in this book Nora Roberts back to her patterns, to make Irish characters and live at Ireland, there are...more
Cheryl Landmark
This was another quite enjoyable book from the prolific pen of Nora Roberts. I liked the historical aspects she included of the sinking of the Lusitania and a little bit of Greek mythology. There was plenty of intrigue, adventure, danger and, of course, romance.

I do have to mention something that bugged me a bit about this book and others I've read from Ms. Roberts. One of the trademarks in many of her books seems to be--three impossibly gorgeous, sexy women and three impossibly handsome, rugged...more
Allison
I was pleasantly surprised by some elements of this book, less impressed by others. It was the first Nora Roberts book I've read, and pretty much my introduction to the romance genre as well. I was glad to see that the plot did not revolve around the romance, but was more of an adventure story. Six people get involved in a treasure hunt/chase for three mythical statues known as the Three Fates. Of course, a lot of the coincidences in the book are a little too convenient for some readers. Even th...more
Angela
It's generally a good bet that whenever you're heading into a Nora Roberts storyline with an ensemble cast, a good amount of the story is going to be devoted to who's going to pair off with whom. Three Fates is no exception, even though it's a single novel as opposed to a trilogy starring her interconnected characters.

This time around the story hinges on a trio of statues, the Three Fates, named after the beings from Greek mythology. The statues have been separated over the centuries, and much e...more
Alexandra
Can fate change your life; just like that?
You are about to find out it in "Three Fates”, written by Nora Roberts, a story revolves around love, revenge, and gratitude; plus the exotic nature of human kind.
The Sullivans are on the hunt to discover the priceless heirloom together with the support from a nervous mythologist, a sexy brunette and a high tech security officer. The female characters are drawn nicely on the plot. Eachone totally different from one another. Especially Cleo's one is great...more
Christine
The Fates are three silver statuettes representing Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos. Owning the complete collection of three would render anyone wealthy. One of the three was allegedly lost with the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915. However, when this statuette shows up it leads art historians and collectors alike to begin searching for the other two. The reader is introduced to the cast of six characters who resolve to reunite the three, throwing in a little romance along the way.

I normally do not...more
Carmen
Este foi o primeiro livro que li da Nora Roberts e facilmente se percebe porque a senhora vende tantos livros no mundo inteiro. A história é interessante, tem acção, tem pessoas bonitas, os bons e os maus da fita, tem uma base que bem podia ser verdade, apesar de ser ficção, tem o desenvolver de relações, de amores e ódios entre as personagens.

É um bom entretenimento, lê-se bem, não nos força a pensar, deixa-nos entrar naquelas vidas e emociona-nos com elas.

Apesar de não ser o meu estilo preferi...more
Jana
Instead of writing an essay filled with adjectives, I’ll just add one. This book is stupid. 400 pages long stupidity. And maybe this is going to be little bit harsh, but I was thinking have I ever met three absolutely stunning Irish men, like Roberts described them in this book. Answer is no. Yes, absolutely charming Irish men, but physically stunning never. Irish women are far more better looking than their men. They have ''the accent'', so maybe that is what keeps them so interesting. Or, mayb...more
Trina
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Jacob Proffitt
Three romances and an action/suspense story. I very nearly didn't continue this book near the beginning. I didn't much like Cleo, and Gideon wasn't that sympathetic, either. And the rest of the characters were kind of unsympathetic at first as well. Fortunately, things smoothed out, I started liking the main characters (even Cleo), and from there it was smooth sailing (except for the Lusitania, of course).

A note about Steamy: Three times the romances only came out to about twice the steam of a n...more
Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh
Quest to recover a statue then reunite 'the 3 fates' is the basic plot line. It’s a very predictable canned story, I was disappointed; I'm a big Nora Roberts fan & this is not her best, this ones good for mindless escapism only. Irish characters Malachi, Gideon & Rebecca are all pretty likeable. Tia was my favorite character; shy, intelligent & totally neurotic, she was about the most realistic character, the others were a little too over-the-top to be believable. Read "The Black Hil...more
WishfulMiss
Nora Roberts is one of my all time favorites and I really enjoyed Three Fates. If you like a little history and little whimsical fantasy this book hits it on all marks. The story revolves around the descedants of the three families that once possessed one of three connecting statues of the Fates. The three Sullivan siblings race to recover the Fates from the evil Anita, a ruthless woman obsessed with recovering them. This book has it all, a bit of history, humor, romance and the power of love.

T...more
Sarah
An incredible story that is actually a trilogy in one sweeping novel. The heroes are sexy, the heroines real, and the mystery is actually believable. I didn't realize this was the whole series in one novel, but I loved that I didn't have a break between stories. Everything is happening to everyone at once, and Ms. Roberts handles it superbly.
Iraida
‘To rob a thief’ take a completely new meaning when dealing with three priceless collectors figurines of mythological women. Especially when the past is merging with the present and the future appears to be full of passion, double crossings, sex, self discoveries, family bonds, and the strongest weapon of all, love.
Duncan Mandel
When the Lusitania sank, one survivor became a changed man, giving up his life as a petty thief—but keeping the small silver statue he lifted, a family heirloom to future generations. Now, nearly a century later, that priceless heirloom, one of a long-separated set of three, has been stolen. And Malachi, Gideon, and Rebecca Sullivan are determined to recover their great-great-grandfather’s treasure, reunite the Three Fates, and make their fortune. The quest will take them from their home in Irel...more
Teresa
This is an oldie but goodie from the Nora Roberts bibliography. Written in early 2000's, we have a nice mixture of Nora's Ireland's characters and folklore, a few American characters to add a different point of view and just a bit of folklore and paranormal encounter. This book is written with a main couple and a few auxiliary couples as well. This style will be familiar to those who read who regularly and recognize her pre "trilogy" format.

When 6 people meet (3 men and 3 women) and find that th...more
Renee
The first book I ever read by Nora and I was hooked.
Jeanine Joy
I love Nora Roberts books.

What I want in this type of book is a distraction, something that pulls me in so that I am in the story rather than where I am. It's the type of book that is wonderful for plane trips because it makes the time pass quickly.

Nora Roberts consistently delivers stories that pull me in. I love the stories, her imagination, and characters. There is not a sense of it being the same story with different names--the variety is wonderful and I bet she would be fascinating to conve...more
Kim
Aug 12, 2010 Kim rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2010
Another Nora cracker.
I am not going to tell the whole story in this review as Nora fans will read it anyway. and non Roberst fans should read it anyway too.

I must say though that I think her addition of the sex bits is actually completely unnecessary. These books of hers are not romances; they are adventure books, quest books, simply fun story books. The silly sex is for me the only part of the book that lets it down.
The only time I do not like the characters is when the often strong independant...more
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Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. She was the youngest of five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her...more
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