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Born in Fire

(Born In Trilogy #1)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  63,135 ratings  ·  1,090 reviews
Gifted, reclusive, stubborn, free-spirited...Maggie Concannon is a glassmaker whose exquisite works are more than mere objects of beauty, but reflections of her own true nature. One man saw the soul in her art, and vowed to help this complex woman build a lucrative career. When gallery owner Rogan Sweeney came to Maggie's isolated studio, her heart was enflamed by their fi ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published 1994 by Jove
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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
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was craving a milkshake and nothing goes down smoother than a Nora Roberts romance. Good thing I can always count on the local library to quench my thirst.

Originally published in 1994,the Born in Trilogy tells the story of the Concannon sisters, Maggie and Brianna. Their father, Tom has died and their mother, Maeve increasingly difficult for the sisters to take care of on their own. Born In Fire is Maggie's story. Maggie is a glass blower and her items soon catch the eye of Dublin gallery own
Jan 31, 2011 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
Μαρία Γεωργοπούλου

...and romance...

...just perfect!

This is a reread and the following review is older but I am not going to change it because I loved it again!

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 mother is far from good. Actually, because of her mother she prefers loneliness a
Cristina Leitón
Apr 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Ha sido una de las relecturas más especiales que he hecho. Lo leí hace ya años, y aunque recordaba lo básico, todos los detalles de la historia de Maggie y Rogan se habían perdido con el tiempo. Y no solo ha sido especial reencontrarme con ellos, sino que lo he hecho en inglés (el primero libro que leo de Nora en inglés, debo añadir) y vaya cambio (¡a mejor!). Casi parecía que podía escuchar el acento irlandés de los personajes al leer los diálogos. Sin duda, uno de mis libros románticos favorit ...more
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
Dec 28, 2012 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
Apr 19, 2017 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I don't usually read books that were published before I was born, but I feel like once I read one series of an author, I have to read all of the others as well.
Chitra *CJ*
Book one of "Born in" Trilogy and our OSRBC book of the month was an engaging.. but oh SO WONDERFUL ride.
The explosive story of Maggie and Rogan is the tale of when scorching fire meets calm water, chaos meets order.
We are introduced to the glass blower Maggie in a heart wrenching introduction to the character, and a parents' death that is expected yet agonizing.
5 years later, she runs her life with an independent streak, surviving with her sister Brianna who owns a B&B; laden with bitter an
Alex Farrand
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, chicklit
A red-headed, sassy, aloof woman, who makes glass art, meets a stuck up, scheduled, rich dark hair art business man. Of course they are opposites. Of course they both sass each other. AND of course INSTANT ATTRACTION. Really, it was a Pride and Prejudice themed with added hot and heavy sexual fling. Cool.... It was alright for what it was. So let me tell you what was wrong with it.

1. The main character somehow reminded me of Merida from the Disney movie Brave. Not totally Nora Roberts fault, but
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
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
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-read
Review to follow.
This had apparently escaped my "reread all the Nora Roberts" binge from a few years ago, and this is one of my very favorite of her series books. The relationship between Maggie and Rogan is so combative--in a good way--and the competency porn is off the charts in this one. The art scenes!!! It is enough to make me regret my complete lack of artistic ability.

Glad I spent some time with this series again. It's really good.
☼♎ 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
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.
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
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
Rosana Maia
Jul 06, 2016 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
Oct 03, 2011 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
Pamela Shropshire
May 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: osrbc-botm, romance
This was the April old school BoTM for the OSRBC. I got a late start, as you can see.

I've never much cared for contemporary romance and until I began the In Death series last July, I had never read Nora Roberts.

Speaking of the In Death series, I found quite a few similarities between Maggie Concannon, the heroine of Born in Fire, and Eve Dallas. Both had difficult childhoods (although Maggie's would be considered idyllic compared to Eve's); both are completely dedicated to their work to the excl
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
Lili  Marcus
When your head won't give you the answer, it's best to listen to your heart.

Oh damn. Here's a confession. I love novels, even films, that have artists in them. Doesn't matter if the artist is the protagonist. And this book just captured my heart. Unexpectedly, I'm telling you my fellow bibliophiles. Why, because I was reluctant at first to read this. It's been long since I've read a contemporary romance seriously... I read romance but the once with the usual erotic touches.

Gladly, I read this o
Rachna R
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this. A good Roberts series just has a way, and I think I like this first book more than anything of her Wedding Quartet series (which is one of my all-time comfort reads).

Three things:
1. Maggie and Rogan are wonderful! I was worried at points about the way the early-90s-romance-ness of this would show, but it works, somehow - they're so much fun to watch spar, because you can see how they click, what they immediately like about each other. I love when couples with Heat like this thrive
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was a really sad book but also really good book.
Mónica Silva
Feb 21, 2013 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
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
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
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me ha costado, pero al fin di con un libro de Nora Roberts que me enamorara por completo. Quizá, en realidad, no había conseguido hacerlo porque esperaba demasiado, y cuando bajé las expectativas pude disfrutar de su estilo; además, en esta historia me he sentido muy identificada con la protagonista, cosa que no me pasa a menudo, de modo que ha sido un libro redondo. Ahora quiero leer la siguiente entrega de la serie y buscar otros de sus libros porque creo que al fin hemos conectado.
Lucia Ortega
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me ha gustado mucho, mucho, mucho.
Es adictivo y se lee de una sentada.
Fuego, romance y una prota muy fuerte :)
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Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Come Sundown, The Obsession, The Liar, and coming in December 2017, Year One -- the first book in The Chronicles of The One. She is also the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.

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“The tune was sad, as the best of Ireland was, melancholy and lovely as a lover's tears.” 239 likes
“He wanted to be a poet,' someone else put in while Maggie hugged Tim and patted his back. 'Said he'd only lacked the words to be one.” 69 likes
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