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Im Licht der Sonne
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Im Licht der Sonne (Three Sisters Island #2)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  27,319 ratings  ·  629 reviews
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 - which, lately, isn't all that often. 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 th ...more
Paperback, 445 pages
Published July 3rd 2003 by Goldmann (first published January 1st 2001)
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May 27, 2008 jenjn79 rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to jenjn79 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
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.
Ripley wasn't my favourite, but I'd still been looking forward to her book. Unfortunately, instead of my growing to like her through her own book it turned out to have an opposite effect. She's the type of character that I have trouble warming up to and by the end I almost disliked her.

I did love the early banter between her and Mac, more of that always, please. Though his name made me snicker, because Mac Booke...really? I was charmed by Mac and his nerdy forgetfulness and absentmindedness, but
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
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
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
Melanie Ptacek
I liked the first book in the trilogy, but this one just wasn't anywhere near as good for me. I like all the characters overall, but as far as main characters, I liked Nell and Zack much better than Ripley and Mac. It's really personal preference; I'm not much of a fan of nerdy intellectual types as heroes and not much of a fan of brash, rude heroines. Hopefully Mia's story in the third part is better. This book only gets three stars because Zack and Nell are in it a lot; otherwise I think it wo ...more
I want to really give it more than two stars but I can't. It is not the story that brings it down but the main character. Ripley is annoying, childish, egotistical, constantly jumps to conclusions, crude and really not likable. If you don't agree then I would suggest reading her actions when she played Mac in the gym after she thought, but didn't bother to ask, he had been snuggling up with Mia. That insults both Mac and Mia especially since no matter how bad Ripley has treated Mia, Mia has neve ...more
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 ultimatel ...more
ตอนทีสองของซีรีส Three Sisters Island เลมนีนางเอก (ริปลีย)เปนนองสาวของพระเอกเลมแรก (แซค)คาแรคเตอรหลอนออกจากหาวหาญเพราะเปนผูชวยนายอำเภอ ริปลียเปนหนึงในผูสืบสกุลของตระกูลแมมดและมีพลังอำนาจเชนกันแตเธอกลับปฏิเสธทีจะยอมรับ พระเอกเปนดอกเตอรคนควาและเขียนหนังสือเกียวกับเรืองเหนือธรรมชาติ มาหาขอมูลเกียวกับเกาะนี โดนนางเอกกวนไปหลายรอบแตกไมยอทอ

ชอบงานของปานอราคะ เธอมักจะเนนทีความรักจะทำใหเขมแขงและตอสูกับสิงชัวรายได ประมาณวาความดียอมชนะความชัวเสมอแมจะเหงือตกอยูซะหนอย
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
I'm a closet Nora Roberts aficionado, and I love to binge sometimes, especially in the summer. I believe I read this series a way long time ago, but we received these gorgeous new editions at my library so I'm giving it another go.

I also recently finished her Cousin's O'Dwyer series, set in Ireland, and man do these two series share a lot of plot points (even magical incantations). I'm pretty over "so mote it be." BUT, that said, I vastly prefer this series as Roberts spends far less time with t
Alexandra Shoni
Even though I enjoyed reading this book as much as the first one, there was just tiny things that makes me not able to rate it at a full 5 stars, mainly Ripley's explosive temper.

I had trouble to understand Ripley's motives a lot of the time. By the end of the book, when the reasons for her open hostility towards Mia were explained and how it's molded her into the person she is now, it still didn't justify the way she behaved at the start of the book. Especially not towards Mac. (view spoiler)
oh, yuck. Ripley and Mac are related, thus their romance is incestuous, and Mia is a slime who keeps saying she wants Mac, though it's not "meant to be." i feel so awful for Ripley, because Mac can't stop thinking and saying how beautiful Mia is (and I'm sorry, he would sleep with her in a second if she made the slightest move.) and when Ripley shows anger or jealousy over his behavior, SHE is the one who has to grovel to him. why do romance writers have to ignore the reality of human nature? th ...more
Second in the Three Sisters Island trilogy after Dance Upon the Air. This one focuses on Ripley. It's a little less homey/cozy than the first book because Ripley is a bad ass cop with a quick temper and a confrontational personality. Finally, a Nora Roberts character who isn't happy to spend inordinate amounts of time in the kitchen feeding everyone! Events in this book hinge on events from the first book, so even though it could be read as a stand alone, it's going to make more sense if you kno ...more
Very well written book, second in the trilogy. There is just something about a little witchcraft, paranormal, etc to get the blood going. While reading one can't help but feel drawn in, often wishing you yourself had a little magic inside of you and could do certain things. This book makes you really believe that everything happens for a reason and certain people are connected for certain reasons. When reporter Jonathan Q. Harding wanted to learn more about Nell and her story, he began visiting ...more
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
An easy fun read with some humor thrown in.
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
Nora Roberts? Love everything she writes, no matter the genre. When I read Dance Upon the Air a while ago, I didn't realize it was the start of a trilogy. It seemed complete in itself.... until I found Heaven & Earth. Ripley Todd, at the time, I thought was an interesting, if pugnacious, secondary character. I was proved wrong; she does indeed have her own story, and there is a depth to her personality I hadn't anticipated. The author's skill weaves the witchy aura of Three Sisters Island in ...more
The is the second book of the Three Sister's Island trilogy and it picks up shortly after the events of the first book (Dance Upon the Air) finished. This time, the plot centres around Ripley Todd, although Nell, Mia and Zack still feature.

Ripley struggles with her gifts and it leads to her denying who and what she is but when threatened, she stands strong although vulnerable. This is due to the introduction of MacAllister Booke, a paranormal researcher just arrived from the mainland. His links
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
Ann Boytim
2nd book in the series. The witches on Three Sisters Island are active and now Ripley Todd has to get in on the action to help her two friends.Mac Booke arrives on the island to do some research into the paranormal activities. Mac is welcomed by Mia and Nell but Ripley resists. Nell's ex husband is still in jail after trying to kill her and she is now happily married to Ripley's brother Zack the local sheriff. A reporter interviews Nell's ex husband and decides he wants to write a book and find ...more
Anitah Muwanguzi
Well surprise surprise. At first I expect the professor to be fated for Mia, turns out Deputy Ripley has found her match finally. Here her compassion and true nature shine through, and the self doubt she wrestles with is something we all experience at some point in life. It's a beautiful story, especially when she chooses to sacrifice herself for the lives of those she loves, and in the end she realises no man is an island, and that she needs all her friends and loved ones to vanquish evil. Howe ...more
Marsha Spohn
Earth raged, her anger and grief erupting from her soul. Her sister had been killed. Killed by her abusive husband and now Earth only sought what she saw as justice. A life for a life. Air had not fought back, she had not used her powers to save her life, but Earth could and would avenge her death. The pleas of her sister Fire were an annoyance. Yes, she knew the creed, she knew that harm none was more than simple words but a way of life for them. A past way of life, for there was power surging ...more
Actually I really love the character of Mac. He's really adorable. I always fall for cute nerd guy ><
Heaven and Earth was much better than its predecessor, Dance Upon the Air.Leaps and bounds ahead of it. The two main characters were a much more likeable in my opinion.

I did not like Ripley in the last book, but knowing her motivations behind her actions made her relatable in this book and she is my favorite of the three women. I love her relationship with her brother. Dr. Booke is so much hotter than our last male lead because his personality is SOOOO much more likable. He is not pushy, he take
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.
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Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She began writing when a blizzard in February 1979 kept her in her hilltop home with a three and six year old for nearly a week of canceled kindergarten and dwindling chocolate supplies.

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
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