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Heaven and Earth

(Three Sisters Island #2)

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4.14  ·  Rating details ·  37,214 ratings  ·  1,011 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, 416 pages
Published February 1st 2002 by Judy Piatkus (first published November 27th 2001)
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Kat Hey there! This book has multiple points of view but the main pov is from the Deputy and her love interest.

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Cyndi
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
This is my favorite in the Three Sisters Trilogy. Probably because the characters are terrific! Ripley is a deputy on the island. She is out spoken, tough and not happy with her magical powers. She truly hates the witchy stuff, but she knows she has to work with the rest of the coven to save the island.
So with all this hate of witchcraft she tries to avoid the new man in town. He is investigating the magic of the island.
He is a handsome professor who is thrilled with the witches. I have a so
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Erika
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
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.
Ira
3.75 stars.

I wanted to give this 3 stars because I was so annoyed with the heroine and wanted to slap her couple of times! Luckily I love the sweet and nerdy hero, he save the story for me.

Also, in book #3 I found out why this heroine behaving like she was, and I can understand her more. But why we got the answer in the next book instead of in her book here? Sigh..
Mary
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
jenjn79
Apr 23, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  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
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Cathy
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, bu
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Jacob Proffitt
Dec 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, steamy
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
Wealie
3.75 stars - I didn't enjoy this as much as the first book in the series, Dance Upon the Air. Riley just wasn't a very relatable protagonist and Mac didn't seem to suit her as a love interest and was a bit weak for a Nora Roberts hero. I probably wouldn't recommend this as an example of Nora's best work

The plot was not as tight as Dance Upon the Air, but it did move the story on further and I'm invested enough in the characters and overarching plot to want to read the final book in the trilogy,
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Amy
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really enjoying this series. Another great installment!
CatBookMom
Ripley Todd and Mac Booke. She is SO abrasive, so abrupt, so given to jumping to conclusions. He is the ultimate absent-minded professor; how would anyone leave their keys in the medicine cabinet??? But the little romance between them carries this story along from the first book, and points to the third. Nora Roberts used to write such good paranormal-lite romantic trilogies; wish she had more of those to come.
Suzie
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr-scifi-uf, wtf, tstl
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Colleen
4 Stars

Heaven and Earth is definitely my favorite of this series. The push and pull between Ripley and Mac was so much fun. Ripley is the tenacious deputy sheriff on Three Sisters Island who is determined to ignore her magical ability. Mac is the adorable genius scientist determined to unlock Ripley's heart. I loved that the romance did not follow the typical damsel in distress / dominant hero troupe. Not that Mac was wimpy or anything; he just used his brain power first and foremost. And really
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julianne
I really really don't like Ripley so I'm going to leave this as 2 stars just for her attitude.
J. W. Garrett
“Earth’s crammed with heaven… But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.” –Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh

Rating: Mature Audience: sexual content, violence, language, triggers for descriptions of domestic violence.

This second book in Roberts ‘Three Sisters Island’ trilogy features Deputy Sheriff Ripley Todd as she fights against her chaotic paranormal gift, her anger at being forced to resurrect and use her powers, and her struggles with finding her happy-ever-after. It is well worth th
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Zel Polev
Dec 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Rachel
Sometimes books just hit you at exactly the right time. I needed a lighter, more escapelike book and this fit the bill. I read it in 3 days, which is not my usual style. I really liked Ripley and Mac. I liked that their occupations were more flipped genderwise . Ripley is flawed, funny, and someone I would want to be friends with in real life. I really enjoyed this story, even with the paranormal elements.
Stef
Romance, suspense, action-packed, witches, humor, MF.

I really enjoyed reading and just loved this Three Sisters Island Trilogy. :-) Would recommend this series and a few others as I starting on the Nora Roberts journey. :-)

Book 2== Ripley and Mac fight each other's affections as they try not to fall for each other. Mac is doing research into Mia and finds more about his family history as well. Great ending start book 3 tomorrow.
Readsandeats
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was good to be back on 3 sisters island, to catch up with the characters again.
Mac was a great foil for Ripley. It was nice to see Ripley accept who she was and for her to trust not only herself but those around her.

I would recommend this book and the whole series.
Amanda
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/5

I ended up really enjoying this installment of the Three Sisters Island Trilogy, but not as much as I enjoyed the first book. It was nice to get back in this world with the characters I grew to love in the first story, and I liked focusing on Ripley. I'm looking forward to reading the final book to see how everything wraps up!
Lisa
Dec 26, 2017 rated it liked it
I didn’t like this book as much as the first one. I found Ripley’s constant anger annoying and Mac too much of a cliche while their story wasn’t as engaging as Nell’s. I loved the first book so I hope the third one will be better!
Judy Zimbelman
Apr 07, 2020 rated it liked it
I love the struggle to understand witchcraft and to stand for justice. Deputy Ripley has denied her gift because she is afraid she might lose control and do harm. Then she meets Dr Booke. What a name for a paranormal scientist.
Camille
Yes, her magical series are redundant and some are much better than the others, but there’s still something to enjoy and by which to feel moved.
Leah
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
A perfect lazy Sunday afternoon book
Luiza
Jul 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4,5 stars
Erin **Coffee and Book Addict**
How can Nora write about ANYTHING and it be so dang good! This is a different type of style than her regular romance novels. There is a bit of magic within the story, and also in her writing. I am entranced by her yet again!
MG’s Bookshelf
Jul 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
4.5 stars

Loved this one more than the first. It was surprisingly funny. I LOL numerous times. And Mac was amazing, by far the best part of the book!
Tracey
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Second book in Roberts' Three Sisters Island Trilogy.

Witches, evil, and romance - Oh My!

I have read numerous trilogies by Roberts. I always love the second book the most. Not this time though. I understand that Ripley is suppose to have anger like Earth, but it was just too much. Ripley is just not a likeable character in my opinion.

Always well written. I still enjoyed this book, but looking forward to Mia and her struggle in the final book.
Georgette
Jan 08, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Haley
Oct 25, 2018 rated it liked it
I gave this book a rating of five stars but I still liked the first book (Dance Upon Air) a lot better. Ripley I didn’t feel as much of a connection to but i still enjoyed her relationship with the cutie patootie that is Mac. Mac was a great character with the perfect amount of charm and a slight pinch of geeky-ness. Ripley I just found to be overboard on the tough girl front to the point where it almost became whiny in a way. I still enjoyed the setting and general idea of this trilogy. I’m loo ...more
Mel
Feb 04, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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