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Born in Shame

(Born In Trilogy #3)

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4.08  ·  Rating details ·  28,365 ratings  ·  657 reviews
A talented graphic artist, Shannon Bodine's life revolved around her job at a prestigious New York advertising agency. But her world was turned upside down whe she learned the identity of her real father: Thomas Concannon. Respecting her late mother's last wish, Shannon reluctantly traveled to County Clare. There, her loneliness and shame melted away in the embrace of the ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 371 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Jove
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Fani *loves angst*
What an awesome conclusion to the series! I think this might even be my favorite of the series, but then Born of Ice was excellent too.
Murphy was a fantastic, yummy, dreamy, wonderful hero that I couldn't get enough of and if Shannon was a little cold, she had reasons for acting this way. Besides, I loved watching the previous couples appearing in this one, without ever stealing the show. Highly recommended.
Flannery
I just finished rereading this series for the third or fourth time and I'd just like to write myself a quick note:

Dear Future Flannery,

Stop reading after book two. You like the contemporary romance books of Nora Roberts. The family relationships. Learning about different jobs and locations. You dislike when she delves into magic, mysticism, or predestined or reincarnated loves. Also, when she writes about paintings in this book, they all seem like Thomas Kinkade paintings. You hate that. Murphy
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Erin
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD

Murphy gets all the stars but only if he runs away with me.

Okay, I am with everybody on the "Shannon was just an idiot." But Murphy Muldoon was worth it and it was such a nice final touch to the end of the Concannon sisters series as Maggie and Brianna come face to face with their half sister Shannon. There was just enough familial strife to make the story riveting, but Shannon was hard to like at times and I felt her classic romance was hard going.

There was a bit more mag
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♡Karlyn P♡
A wonderful conclusion to the series. The romance between Murphy and Shannon was sweet with a little bit of Irish magic, but it was a bit light compared to the first two. I would recommend reading this book only after reading the first two. I don't think this book as a stand-alone explained all of the characters and their relationships to each other well enough to really enjoy it as it was meant to be enjoyed.
Μαρία Γεωργοπούλου


This is me while I was reading the whole trilogy...



This is a reread and the review is from the first time I read the book but I am not going to change it...

I am so sad that this trilogy came to end with this book! It was more difficult to read this book because it had many sad moments but it was as good as the previous two! All the trilogy is set in Ireland but this story gives us the mystical side of this beautiful country.

It’s time for Maggie and Brianna to meet their half-sister, Shannon. I
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Ronel
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reading the beautiful romance between Brie and Grayson, I though the bar was set so high that I might not like this third book in the trilogy. But true to Nora Roberts, I loved it none the less.

Firstly, the beginning of the book was really touching and sad with Shannon discovering that her real father she never truly met and to discover the heartbreak that her mother had felt. She does not really come off as a likeable character in the beginning but I suppose that is just because she was u
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Cindi
Jun 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Book 3 in the "Born In" trilogy. This trilogy is my all time favorite series.

In this one, there is Shannon, an American, whose Mother makes a death bed confession about Shannon being conceived in Ireland, and whose Father was a married man. Everything Shannon believed had been a lie. When she receives a letter from Brianna, her half-sister, she makes a trip to Ireland where she meets her new family and Murphy, a family friend.
At times, the story tends to drag a bit but all unanswered questions
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BJ Rose
Oct 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful conclusion to a very good trilogy! The first chapter in Born in Fire (Born In trilogy #1) grabbed me and drew me in to the Irish flavor and culture of the series, but by the time I finished that book, I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue. It was very much an OK story, but Maggie was difficult to like, so I put the rest of the series on hold until recently. I'm so glad I continued. I loved Brianna & Grayson's story in Born in Ice (Born In trilogy #2), but Born in Shame (Born ...more
Shelby
I think this book grows on me each time I re-read it. The first book in the series has always been my favorite, but yet I found myself utterly enjoying this one this time around too. It's sweetness more poignant by the pain of loss. Shannon is coming to grips with so much change in her life and yet she's finding a her way with grace and poise. Murphy is of course the dreamer romantic and yet so loving you can't help but believe him in the immediacy of his feelings.

I love the backdrop of Ireland
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Lexy
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was pretty good but it's not as good as the first two
Aneca
Dec 08, 2007 rated it really liked it
I was convinced that I had read the first two books in this trilogy when I picked up this one. But now it seems I only read the first one, Born in Fire, and I have yet Brianna's story to tackle.

Born in Shame brings us back to Ireland, one of Roberts favourite settings, and to the Concannon family. Shannon Bodine is Tom Concannon's illegitimate daughter, she is the fruit of a brief affair Tom had with an American woman and she has always believed the man her mother was married to was her real fa
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Chitra *CJ*
Apr 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
The final book in the Born in trilogy was the story of Shannon and Murphy.
Shannon is the illegitimate daughter of Tom and Amanda, whom we were introduced in the last book. She learns about her real paternity at her mothers deathbed, and is heartbroken. At the same time, she is contacted by Rogan and Maggie's lawyer about a visit to Ireland. She initially refuses, but Brianna's letter convinces her to give it a chance.
Murphy is the sweet farmer and neighbor we have had glimpses of and loved in th
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Barbara
Oct 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
After finishing the last book in the "Born In.." series I felt like I was saying goodbye to long lost friends. This rarely happens for me because I read so much, but Nora introduced me to the best of people and the best of traditions. I may not read for a couple of days and those who know me will be shocked because I am rarely seen without a book in my hand or a book on the fireplace calling my name. I feel I should mourn the loss of never again getting to read for the first time this "Born In.. ...more
Alex is The Romance Fox
SYNOPSIS: A talented graphic artist, Shannon Bodine's life revolved around her job at a prestigious New York advertising agency. But her world was turned upside down whe she learned the identity of her real father: Thomas Concannon. Respecting her late mother's last wish, Shannon reluctantly traveled to County Clare. There, her loneliness and shame melted away in the embrace of the family she never knew existed. And amid the lush Irish landscape steeped in mysticism and legend, she discovered th ...more
Jacob Proffitt
I did not love this book. Indeed, I barely made it through the last half. If it hadn't been for falling in love with Murphy, there's no way I'd have made it through.

Here's the thing: Shannon spends the entire freaking book being a complete and utter idiot—which would have been fine if I hadn't felt the whole time that she was only being a complete and utter idiot because Nora Roberts needed her to be in order for the book to last longer than a short story. This stuff isn't really spoilers as all
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Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria
I didn't read the first of these books with Maggie, as her personality doesn't appeal to me (she's very like me actually, but I don't want to read about fiery prickles like me) but I did read the second in this series, Born in Ice, and enjoyed it very much.

In a lot of ways I enjoyed this book more than Born in Ice. I think I liked the h better in Born in Ice, but I liked the story better in this one. (view spoiler)
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Robin
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Graphic Artist Shannon Bodine has worked hard to get to the top of the corporate ladder. But her world is shaken when she learns that she was the result of her mother's secret relationship with Thomas Concannon. She also learns that she has two sisters living in Ireland who have been searching for her. Shannon soon travels to County Clare to meet Maggie, Brianna and their families. Getting to know them is a slow and awkward process, but meeting their next door neighbor makes the trip easier. Mur ...more
Rochelle
Aug 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2010, chick-lit
I liked this book the best in the Born In trilogy. I think it was because of Murphy; I didn't check the goodreads' character listing for the book, hoping to be surprised with whom Shannon gets paired. I was not disappointed! Roberts throws a little magic in this one. My only wish is that there was an epilogue; I find it a little sad to leave Ireland so soon!
Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
CAUTION! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK YET. CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!!

I read this one just as fast as the other Born in Trilogy books. The reason for that is because they are soo good that you don't ever want to put them down for a second in case you forget with where you were reading at. Trust me that has happened before and I was like -.- NOOOO THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING!!! Let's just say that I wasn't a very happy person at all. So I recommened with this tril
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Corrie
Feb 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
I haven't read the first book in this series. I picked up the second book, Born in Ice at the thrift store and read the entire book one night during a blizzard. When I saw Born in Shame at the same thrift store a few days later I couldn't believe my good fortune. I LOVED Brianna and Gray and I so very much wanted to know what happened to them.

I didn't like Shannon at first and it took me a while to warm to her character, though I'm wondering if that is exactly what Nora Roberts wanted. I was ha
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⚜️Trea
Mar 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenges-2014
This series happens to be one of my favorites of Nora Roberts', however this book lacks some of the charm of the first two in the trilogy. Shannon is a very harsh, disbelieving heroine, and while she's had to be strong in order to deal with the sudden deaths of her parental figures so close together, it is that strength that has her pushing away what she finds in Ireland. In this book, we readers finally see Murphy Muldoon take the plunge, falling in love with the lost Concannon sister that is S ...more
Linda
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Some close friends of mine highly recommended this series of Nora Roberts and I concur... they were really good. Typical steamy, fun romance but wonderful characters that I grew attached to more and more throughout the series. I even grew fond of Maggie from the first book by the time the third rolled around! It was nice to see the continued story lines of the first two main characters as they lived out their marriages.
Patty Brown
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely awesome. Usually in a trilogy or series the first book (to me) is always the best. This was by all time the best of the three in this series. I don't usually cry in my books (except for Nicholas Sparks). At the end I was in tears. If this book (or trilogy) was not made a move or tv show (as some of Roberts books are) it SHOULD be. Wonderful job in tying all three books together as well.
Nida Kazi
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this trilogy. Period.

(P.S. I was searching for some kind of novella after this but damn there's nothing! I am going to miss these characters)
LaFleurBleue
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
Not great. And a letdown after the previous one.
All along the book, it felt like a corny and quaint postcard series of Ireland and Irish way of living. On the other hand, Shannon was really a poor heroine with very little depth. Honestly I could not understand what Murphy saw in her, despite recognizing her for the figure haunting his dreams since childhood and despite her physical beauty. She did not have much more and least of it any consistency. She insisted and repeated to others and herself
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valee
Oct 03, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cont-romance
I did enjoy the whole series but while I loved the other 2 books this one wasn't as good for me. I did not care much for the heroine, I found her too hard-headed and even a bit annoying. The hero, while I loved him in the past books just disappointed me in this one. I like my romances to develop smoothly and a bit more slower than this one. I just can't understand nor care for a romance where the hero decides to be in love with the heroine by plain sight, even though he had been having dreads ab ...more
kimber
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
i want more from this family!
Jess
This rating surprised me a little, because I remembered liking this more. I think part of it is that I have grown more uncomfortable with narratives that involve heroines completely transforming their lives for love. It's definitely well set up--Shannon spends the entire book developing a love for her homeland, her sisters, her art, Murphy. And Murphy does offer to go with her instead. But at the end, it's Shannon saying that everything in her past life didn't make her happy and that she wants t ...more
Lesa
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Nora Roberts wraps up her Irish Born trilogy, the stories of three sisters, with the mystical Born in Shame. Born in Fire was the story of Maggie Concannon, the oldest sister, a tempestuous glass artist. In Born in Ice, she tells the story of Brianna, the quiet sister who longed for home and peace. But, this story closes the circle as Roberts intended when she introduces the American sister, Shannon Bodine.

When Tom Concannon died, he was staring out to sea, and whispered a name Maggie never hear
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Nargis  Kalani
Jul 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Okay this book was the last one in the series and boy was it funny and romantic. To see that both Maggie and Brianna had children of their own now as well as happily married and so in love. It all warmed my heart to read about them and then Maggie was pregnant again. I just loved little Liam and the way he says tea, kiss and cake...
This one was about Shannon the third sister and i loved her journey, specially when she warmed towards her sisters and brother in laws. Murphy was such a charming man
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“Tom: If you love with kindness, even when you can't love with permanence, you'll deserve the one who's worthy along that path for you.” 13 likes
“Shannon: Only the living suffered. Only they were riddled with guilt and regret and unanswered questions.” 11 likes
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