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Nacida del Fuego (Born Concannon Trilogy #1)

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Si algo tiene claro la joven Maggie Concannon es que no está dispuesta a depender de ningún hombre: «Yo nunca me casaré. No seré la mujer de nadie». Su carácter -independiente, obstinado y temperamental- es fruto de una convivencia familiar marcada por la indiferencia y el desprecio de una madre resentida, pero también un reflejo del paisaje de su tierra natal: la rural y ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published May 9th 2007 by Suma de Letras (first published 1994)
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When I was little, I used to have this ridiculous dress purse that I'd carry around with me. Most little girls would probably fill their purses with makeup or toys, but what did I fill mine with? Tiny glass figurines. Our family would go to Vancouver and I would salivate over tiny blown glass unicorns. They were like crack to tiny Flann. I hoarded them and carried them around but I did not exercise due care with them--I'd wrap them in toilet paper to attempt to keep them whole but, in the end, I ...more
Oct 15, 2012 Leea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first novel by Nora Roberts, I will admit to avoiding her books thinking they were just fluff - Eating my words, which should make some of you very happy.

"You'll be mine, and glad of it."
"I'll be yours." She lifted her face to the wind. "And glad of it."

Born in Fire is the first in the Born In Trilogy about three sisters (haven't met the third yet) set in Ireland, woven with history and rich in character. Maggie is the oldest Concannon sister, she's bright, strong and very unique
Jan 18, 2013 Amy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I decided to read books that have forever piqued my curiosity since I was kid: I would see these books line the shelves at the library, on and on. These authors still are bestsellers and incredibly productive. Thus, a little fun project that both entertained and surprised me. I selected these authors based on recollections of my hometown library back then, so it's not necessarily all-encompassing. Here is part two of four!

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4


It was a horrible, horrible version of
I read Born in Fire a few years ago, but suddenly wanted to read something beautiful and not very demanding. Often that is just what going back to a book that I already read and loved means to me. It is like a vacation, when I go to the beach and just lay on the sand or take a little swin. I don’t have to worry, I don’t have to agonize wondering whether I will like what is to come. Just revel in it. Of course, it has to be a well written book. As I share a love for Ireland with Nora Roberts, t ...more
Sep 01, 2014 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

...and romance...

...just perfect!

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Really? Another great book by Nora Roberts? Is that possible? The woman is so talented that I find it unfair! It was a great read that I enjoyed very much! The story is set in Ireland and I couldn’t be more happy because it’s definitely a country I love to read about!

Maggie is a young but lonely woman. She lost her beloved dad five years ago and her relationship with her
Anna Casanovas
"Nacida del Fuego" es la primera entrega de una trilogía ambientada en Irlanda y una novela del estilo más romántico y mágico de Nora Roberts. Es decir, no hay ningún misterio ni ninguna tragedia exagerada (ni asesinato, ni secuestro, ni mentiras); es una historia "chica/chico que no creen en el amor se conocen, se enamoran, resisten esa atracción/amor y acaban juntos".
El argumento, aunque no tiene complicaciones ni sorpresas, es sólido y Nora Roberts retrata los sentimientos de
Alex is The Romance Fox
THIS IS MY FAVOURITE NORA ROBERTS SERIES OF ALL TIME, set in Ireland, my favourite setting!!!!

Born in Fire is the first book in Nora Roberts Born In Trilogy about the lives of three Irish sisters and is the story of Margaret May Concannon, who becomes a famous glass sculptress. Her father, who she was very close to, sent her to Venice to study glassblowing, which her mother had resented. The heartbreak of her father’s death and the bitterness towards her by her mother, who blamed Maggie for ruin
What can I say for Nora Roberts that millions of readers do not know already! Her language and descriptions, her character building, her fully developed plots leave nothing to be found lacking. This is my second book of hers (I KNOW! SHAME ON ME!) and it will certainly not be her last.

This was a story about family relationships, dreams that die and dreams that come true, love for the art and fighting with inner demons, all set in a magnificent county in the west of Ireland. The heroine, Margaret
☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
Another great book by Nora Roberts and can't wait to get my hands on the next book.

I love Maggie's stubborn character. She is a strong person but with a good heart even with a mother who's main purpose is to make her life a living hell but no matter what she is determined to keep her promise to her father to care for her mother and sister.

Maggie is a great glass artist who does her glass from the soul and never saw the real value of her work until Rogan Sweeney, a gallery owner, sees Maggie’s
Rosana Maia
Jul 19, 2016 Rosana Maia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-read
Como já devem saber, Nora Roberts tem um registo muito próprio. Sempre que pego num livro da autora, sei exactamente o tipo de leitura que vou encontrar – um romance, com as suas particularidades que diferem de livro para livro, mas que termina normalmente da forma mais doce possível. Assim, há que compreender que não é uma obra que agrade todo o tipo de leitores, mas que consegue cumprir muito bem o seu propósito para quem gosta do género.

Como já referi também noutras opiniões, este livro não s
Célia Loureiro
Mais um livro da rainha do romance... Não li muitos dela, confesso, mas os que li foram todos iguais.
O primeiro que li foi o "Herança de Vergonha", por sinal o último desta trilogia. Depois li o do meio, da Brianna (Herança de Gelo), e por fim, anos depois, aborrecida de morte e incapaz de pegar num livro a sério, decidi obrigar-me a adquirir este volume em formato bolso e a lê-lo, apenas para terminar a trilogia. Também li uma trilogia sobre flores, "A Dália Azul", etc..., mas já estava muito a
Jane Stewart
I loved reading about Maggie and her entertaining characteristics and temperament.

Maggie is an artist who creates glass sculptures. She lives in a small village in western Ireland. Rogan is a wealthy Gallery owner in Dublin. He wants to represent her work. He calls her repeatedly but she never answers her phone. He has to travel there just to be able to talk to her. After he signs her, he has to send telegraphs to her because she still doesn’t answer her phone. He views her as irresponsible, sca
Jan 22, 2012 valee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cont-romance
I just don't know what exactly makes me love and adore this author so much but I can't seem to be able to do otherwise. I just feel so exhilarated while reading her books, which is funny because for too long I was reluctant to pick one of them as everybody else seemed to crave her work so badly. For some reason I got into my head that I wouldn't be as fascinated with her as everybody else seemed to be and it took me way too long to discover how mistaken I was. I simply can't stop reading her boo ...more
If you love books with substance and an engrossing story line with well-developed characters, I suggest you ignore this book's existence. Although I have yet to open it up or indeed see it in real life form and not just an image upon a smudged laptop screen, I can confidently say that I would feel the same. Having never read a Nora Roberts book but being subjected to 3 of her movies in a so called "Romance movie marathon" at a friend's birthday party, I can truly say that she, as an author, has ...more
When I read and re-read a book, it's almost always going to get a 5 or 4 star rating, or else why re-read? Born in Fire is the first of a trilogy and unlike some trilogies, you have to have 2 and 3 close at hand as soon as you finish Born in Fire because the unfolding family story is that enthralling. Maggie has a dreadful relationship with her hardened, mean-spirited, caustic of tongue and tone mother and watching them dance around each other rings so true. It's at times heart-breaking. Adultho ...more
Jacob Proffitt
Written in the mid-90s, this book is a big step up from Roberts' O'Hurley novels, despite nominal similarities (mainly in the pseudo-shiftless, Irish father).

Maggie Concannon isn't the kind of heroine that normally appeals to me. She's tempestuous and impulsive and argumentative and way too willing to inflict emotional pain on those nearest to her. Fortunately, she has a softer, humbler, more caring side to her that comes out when it matters most. This let me care enough to want to see her be ha
Mónica Silva
Jan 03, 2016 Mónica Silva rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A combinação perfeita entre um romance apaixonante, um esplêndido drama familiar e paisagens encantadoras. Nos vales verdes e vastos da Irlanda, o leitor é arrebatado para uma cultura deslumbrante onde reinam a História, os mitos, as lendas, a magia! Para quem almeja um dia percorrer o mundo, a Irlanda caracterizada neste livro é um destino imperdível!

A personagem principal, Maggie é uma mulher determinada, rebelde e explosiva, com um tempe
Jan 03, 2016 Lesa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The last time I read one of Nora Roberts' trilogies, I went back and picked up an earlier one set in Ireland. Born in Fire is the first in the Irish Born Trilogy. This one brings the Irish lilt and magic to life.

Margaret Mary Concannon is a glass artist who sells her glass under the name M.M. Concannon from her small shop in County Clare. Her father, Tom, sent her to Venice to learn, despite the angry opposition of her mother. Maggie returned and built her own studio, and she's determined to pay
Oct 16, 2012 Kay rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Gah...I'm so glad this story is over. I feel like I've wasted hours of my life reading this book. I think the romance was ok, the family drama I could care less about, the glass blowing was interesting and the sex was hot. This was written well but this author's writing style just didn't click for me which resulted in me never connecting to any of the characters. But it could be the mood that I was in so maybe this isn't such a bad book for contemporary romance readers.
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
A nice 3.5 for this book. The ended just ended and it was really disappointing. I wanted more but that made me realize that I liked the book (because I wanted more). However, I think the setting was what kept me interested. The narrator on this audio book is outstanding so it made me feel like I was really in Ireland. Loved that part. So this might be a so-so book that was made better by the narrator. Regardless, it was pretty good. I'm rambling. Long day.
Riccarla Roman
Apr 01, 2012 Riccarla Roman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
O, the joys of a Nora Roberts book! I've been a fan for years and decided to re-read one of her great trilogies. The "Born in..." trilogy is set in Ireland and tells of the Concannon sisters. Each one is different but each one is wonderful to read about.

"Born in Fire" is the story of Maggie Concannon, a genius at creating glass sculptures. As the book opens, she is with her father when he suffers a fatal heart attack. Five years later, she and her sister Brianna are following their dreams - Magg
Jun 08, 2009 Lorihudeck rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like this triology by Nora Roberts for exactly what it is: a great summer read. I have to admit a fondness for anything set in Ireland and this triology takes place in a small town in western Ireland. The protagonists of all three books in this series are sisters. Yes, they are romance stories, so of course, there is love that is troubled but those troubles will be overcome. What I like about this trilogy though is that the love story takes a back seat to the relationship between the sisters a ...more
Jan 22, 2014 Ronel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story really captured me, the calm and gentle Brianna and the fiery Maggie Concannon were wonderful characters to me. And I was captivated by the sad family structure they faced and I would have loved to read more with their father as I really liked him, even though he was only present in the beginning.

The story does have romance in it, but it did not just feel like a sappy romance so much as a story of these two sisters and their attempts to move on with their lives and deal with their pro
Sandy Vaughan
Oct 08, 2011 Sandy Vaughan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened
Narrated by Fiacre Douglas

LENGTH 9 hrs and 5 mins

PUBLISHER Brilliance Audio

Maggie whose view of marriage is tainted by that of her parents. She has sworn she will not follow in their in footsteps; she will never marry. As much as she adored her father, she resented her mother. As her father was dying, she promised to care for her mother and beloved sister. She is a very talented glass blower who will used the money from sales of her works to keep her promise. Her resentment is increased by her m
Ria Lize
Jun 04, 2012 Ria Lize rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm around book 30s mark in J.D Robb's In Death series, but I've been curious to see how she writes as Nora Roberts. I guess I can say that I not only admire her dedication and her skill, but also her versatility.
She can write something set in the future, she can write a story set in the past, and I can say that whatever period in time, I will always be spiraled into the wonderful story she created.

Just to make it all clear: I thought book one was amazing.
There were books I've rate 4 or 3 stars
I had high expectations for this series. Seemingly too high expectations.
From time to time, I started cringing at the Irish folklore of the green Eire, that was overflowing some pages, and hopefully later on there was something to make fun of that.
The characters were different from what I expected, not perfectly lovable, with quite many flaws each. Those flaws alternatingly exasperated me but made those characters stand out and seem more real. I would have liked to better understand their inner
Jul 31, 2009 Jen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, I loved Twilight, so obviously I am willing to sacrifice a lot of quality for some PG-rated romance. My expectations for an adult romance genre book, then, is for at least something more gripping than Twilight.

I felt zero emotion coming from this book. The characters were boring cardboard cut-outs, plot barely existed, and the romance was not compelling. One of my biggest pet peeves is perspective switching to give the reader insight into every character's mind, I like a little mystery than
Taryn Elliott
Oct 28, 2010 Taryn Elliott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: all-time-fave, audio
this is the book that got me addicted to Nora. i love the glass blowing background and her terrible background with her mother, and how much of a daddy's girl she is. she's flawed, she's a little bit insane, a lot brilliant and so emotionally scarred that i wanted to root for her from the instant i opened the book.

and i gotta say, Rogan is so the prototype for Roarke in the ID series. lol that makes me love him just a little bit more.

even though this book is from the mid 90's it's somehow not d
BJ Rose
I wanted to really love this because the heroine has my mother's name - Margaret Mary - and the setting is Ireland. But it just didn't give me that extra kick that so many of Nora's books have. I loved the feel of the scenery, and was really interested in the glassblowing and the mental visualizing of the finished pieces, but when I can put a book aside for a while, I know it's because the main characters just aren't drawing me in; and they should have - I love a strong, talented female and a c ...more
Jennifer Koudelka
Jul 02, 2014 Jennifer Koudelka rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance

[dramatic thunderclap and clashing organ chords]

I spend most of my workday listening to podcasts, frequently of the book review variety. And lately the episodes across about four different book related podcasts keep stressing the same points: you should not be ashamed of what you read and should not write off an entire genre of writing without giving it a fair shot. The romance novel as a genre is most likely the most looked
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