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When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she’s finally found refuge from her abusive husband—and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ago… But even in this quiet, peaceful place, Nell never feels entirely at ease. Careful to conceal her true identity, she takes a job as a cook at the local bookstore café—and beWhen Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she’s finally found refuge from her abusive husband—and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ago… But even in this quiet, peaceful place, Nell never feels entirely at ease. Careful to conceal her true identity, she takes a job as a cook at the local bookstore café—and begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd. But there is a part of herself she can never reveal to him—for she must continue to guard her secrets if she wants to keep the past at bay. One careless word, one misplaced confidence, and the new life she’s created so carefully could shatter completely. Just as Nell starts to wonder if she’ll ever be able to break free of her fear, she realizes that the island suffers under a terrible curse—one that can only be broken by the descendants of the Three Sisters, the witches who settled the island back in 1692. And now, with the help of two other strong, gifted women—and with the nightmares of the past haunting her every step—she must find the power to save her home, her love…and herself…...

Title : Dance Upon the Air
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ISBN : 9780749932770
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 400 Pages
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Dance Upon the Air Reviews

  • jenjn79
    2019-05-13 01:24

    I love this book. It was the first Nora Roberts novel I read and it got me hooked on her stuff.I enjoyed every aspect of the book. One of my favorite parts is the simple, sort of true-blue romance between Nell and Zach. So often in romance novels these days the hero is a super-alpha, or a dark and brooding alpha or a tragic alpha - which there's nothing wrong with, I love a good alpha male; it's just nice to get some variety once in a while. And that's what Zach is. He's just your normal, nice guy. Sure he's got a bit of alpha in him, but he's not dripping with testosterone. I like that. It's great to read about an everyday-type hero for a change. And I love the romance between him and Nell. It's sweet and tender and something you can honestly picture in your head. Their story is one that makes me smile while reading it.I also love Nell's overall story in this book. How she's managed to escape a terrible life and find a home for herself; somewhere where she belongs. Her transformation throughout the book is heartwarming to read. I'm a sucker for plucky heroines who turn their lives around against the odds.And my other favorite part of the book is the lore and magic. White witchcraft is fascinating to me. So it's fun to read it in a book. Roberts weaves an excellent tale for Three Sisters Island, all the more enhanced by a great cast of characters. The story may not be fraught with suspense, but it draws you in with its earthiness. All around, it's just a fun read; one of my favorites by Roberts and one that I like to reread from time to time.

  • Maria Clara
    2019-04-28 23:33

    Leer a Nora Roberts siempre es un acierto. Y, como no, en esta ocasión también lo ha sido. Me ha encantado leer de su pluma a las brujas modernas, con sus escobas y filtros y, también, el tema tan duro como es el maltrato.

  • Blacky *Romance Addict*
    2019-05-06 03:20

    This book is absolutely wonderful <3Beautiful romance, the whole mood of the book is swoony and feel-good (well,except for the abusive husband thing), but it made me happy from page one to last.

  • Cyndi
    2019-04-25 23:20

    Took me awhile to like Zack. A few of his comments hit me wrong, especially when he asked her why she didn't just leave her abusive husband. Then her character went off track for me, too. She says she won't sleep with him because she is still legally married, then a few chapters later she jumping on him in the doorway.But the story is wonderful! Full of magic and love. Also the two main characters become more likable in the end. 😁 BTW the audio is not great. She gives Nell a little girl voice that grates. 😬🙉

  • ♥Rachel♥
    2019-05-08 23:39

    4.5 StarsThis had a Sleeping With the Enemyvibe, you know that Julia Roberts' film from the 90's? I think this had a more lighthearted feel to it overall, but a similar concept. Loved everything from the setting of an East Coast island complete with lighthouse and witch-lore, to the food. Of course our lively heroine, who emerges from an abusive relationship, gets her confidence back, and falls in love was my favorite part. Zack, the irresistible Sheriff, came in at a close second. Looking forward to Mia's story the most, but Ripley, Zack's sister, is next.

  • Cristina Leitón
    2019-05-02 19:25

    Si leer Romántica es ese pueblecito acogedor al que me escapo siempre que necesito confort, Nora Roberts es la casita con chimenea y una manta esperándome en ese pueblo. Sé que lea lo que lea suyo, sea mejor o peor, me va a gustar, entretener y llenar ese huequecito de mi parte lectora que disfruta como una niña con zapatos nuevos y brillantes. Y además, si la historia contiene magia ya me ha ganado para siempre.Baile en el aire me ganó desde el principio. La idea de que tres brujas poderosas hicieron un conjuro hace siglos para escapar de la caza de brujas de Salem me gustó desde el primer momento. Las tres mujeres, desesperadas, consiguieron juntar su magia y separar un trocito de tierra del resto del continente y crearon la isla de Tres Hermanas, donde pudieron vivir sus vidas tranquilas... Hasta que algo ocurrió, y la maldición cayó sobre la isla y sus descendientes.La historia empieza cuando Nell, una mujer asustada y valiente escapa de su marido, un maltratador que ha hundido su autoestima y su vida, para poder empezar de cero con una nueva identidad. Tras haber soñado durante años con un faro y una costa, no se piensa dos veces el mudarse a Tres Hermanas cuando ve un cuadro de su costa y del faro que preside la isla. Allí se encontrará en casa nada más llegar, y con su maestría y cariño en la cocina conseguirá un trabajo casi inmediatamente en el café de la librería loca.Nell ha sido, para mí, lo mejor de la novela. Bueno, en realidad lo mejor ha sido el mundo en sí de la novela (la isla, su gente, la vida allí, los personajes secundarios, la ambientación...), pero Nell se lleva la palma, porque la novela es ella. Valiente y más fuerte de lo que se cree, pero asustada y perseguida por su vida anterior, de la que no quiere hablar. Entonces conoce a Mia, la dueña de la librería de la isla, y todo cambia. Poco a poco se va adaptando a la vida en la isla, aunque nunca baja la guardia, ya que sabe que en cualquier momento podrían encontrarla.Su historia con Zack, el sheriff de la isla, me ha parecido preciosa. Sienten una atracción inmediata en cuanto se conocen —algunos dirían que es casi mágica—, pero su relación crece poco a poco, mientras la confianza entre ambos crece y Zack se abre paso a través del miedo y los secretos que Nell, que son más de los que ella misma sospecha. Además, al tratarse de una trilogía en la que cada una de las mujeres principales —Nell, Ripley y Mia— es protagonista de una de las novelas, la primera parte cumple su función de introducir todos los elementos necesarios para que la historia general —la de la isla, la maldición, la magia y el destino— se vaya desarrollando poco a poco a lo largo de las tres novelas.Sí, es Romántica. Y sí, me encanta. Pero es Nora Roberts, y eso siempre lo hace todo mejor.

  • Dee
    2019-05-11 23:26

    This was an enjoyable read, a bit fluffy and very predictable......It is the same story as the movie 'Sleeping With The Enemy' mixed with the TV series 'Charmed' as these 3 sisters definitely have 'The Power of Three'

  • Cathy
    2019-04-21 21:22

    Enjoyable, but nothing more. It started off quite promising, because the basic premise of this is a Sleeping with the Enemy-type situation, which I'm kind of partial to.I liked Nell and Zack, but it never went beyond liking; partly because I had trouble believing how easy it all seemed. I didn't buy the fact that she practically set up her own catering business in a matter of a week, previous experience or not. Catering a party with 100+ guests all by yourself while still working full-time elsewhere seems like it would be near impossible, yet it was described as being a piece of cake.I would also like to actually see Nell attempt baking 10 different kinds of pastries every day in a small kitchen that is not well-equipped (her words) and a newly acquired kitten running around. Pretty sure most kittens would turn that process into somewhat of a nightmare for a baker, just saying. It was a just a little too hapy-go-lucky for me, with everything perfectly falling into place, but I did enjoy it enough to be intrigued by the other two books. I'm looking forward to the other two, particularly Mia's book.

  • Ally
    2019-05-12 22:25

    I've just finished re-reading (for at least the fifth time) one of my favourite Nora Roberts books. Dance Upon The Air. Although I love this book for many different reasons, witches, love, century old curse, new friends etc etc.The main female character Nell Channing is running away from her past. She's left her abusive husband tricking him and everyone else she knew into thinking she's dead.She was known as Helen Remington. And as the story evolves so does the character. You see in a way as the character grows stronger and more confident in who she is she also grows into her changed name. There's a few rather nice pieces about why she chose her name, and that "her name was Nell Channing now and always."I also fell in love with Zack Todd who Nell falls in love with. As always Ms Roberts has written a beautiful timeless classic for her fans. And oh did I mention it's part of the three sisters island trilogy so you get more on Ripley and Mia! What more could you want.29/12/08

  • Shawna
    2019-05-20 20:38

    5 stars - Contemporary/Paranormal RomanceLoved this one! A wonderful, feel-good romance and Zack was such a swoony hero!

  • Marta Marlau
    2019-05-10 22:34

    4,5 estrellas para esta historia tan preciosa. Amor y magia, la mezcla perfecta. Contado de una manera sencilla y perfecta. Me han encantado los protagonistas y cómo se desarrolla todo. Estoy deseando leer la segunda parte.

  • Maria_Love_For_Books
    2019-05-18 01:11

    I read it for a second time while I was waiting for a book order to come and I have to say that I enjoyed it again so very much! Nora Roberts knows how to write a good book! The following review is from the first time I read it and I am not going to change anything!That was a very nice story! And, really, what’s not to love? It has romance, witches and a beautiful scenery! I enjoyed every page of this book! Nora Roberts is a very talented author. I have to admit that while I was reading this book I had the feeling that I was a part of the town because of the amazing writing style!This is the story of Nell. She run away from her abusive husband and she’s trying to live her life in secret in an island that is more mysterious than what it looks like. There she meets the handsome policeman Zack and for the first time she understands what love is. There are also two women and with them she has a different connection, more… magical!I liked Nell a lot because she’s a survivor. She did everything in her power to leave her husband and make a new life of her own. Also, she embraced the new part of herself pretty quickly and with success. Zack is a very nice guy. Although, I didn’t agree with his actions when he learned the truth about Nell, I forgave him because at the end he did everything he could. He’s not the larger-than-life kind of guy but he’s the one who you can count one in times of need!So, as you can see I enjoyed this story very much and I recommend it to all the fans of this genre!

  • Marniy
    2019-04-24 00:20

    About half way through this book. It's a fantasy romance about a woman who escapes an abusive marriage and starts a new life across the country.She is very nervous, distrustful, and not interested in another relationship.The thing that is disturbing me is that the romantic interest seems to be following in the same steps as a typical abuser; he doesn't listen to her when she says she doesn't want to be touched, he violates her personal space even though it scares her, and other dick moves.Her husband started out nice, too, but slowly eroded her confidence and sense of self. The husband is a controlling jerk; with the hero- he's doing it for her own good. *Swoon*?The hero would probably work better in a story with out domestic violence as a central theme- as it is, I'm still not entirely sure he's not there to serve as an example for her to reject to show that she's grown and gained confidence enough not to be taken in again.(Unfortunately, other reviews of the book show that he is, indeed, supposed to be 'the one'.)It turned out ok, but not really interested in the two companion books in the series. It just didn't move me.

  • Sonja
    2019-05-22 20:19

    I love love LOVE Nora Roberts, and this book helped me figure out why: I love her scenery, I love her characters, and I love her stories. They make me want to be there and participate and by the end of the book, I am emotionally invested. And THAT, people, is why Nora Roberts is rich and famous.This is a charming story. Her scenery is always so rich and vibrant and I just ACHE to be there. Not only that, her characters are lovable and distinctive and the stories are exciting. The pacing always keeps the pages turning. I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the trilo

  • Jay
    2019-05-17 02:17

    Okay so this rant review is a little long because I had to copy large chunks of text from the book to prove the hero is actually a colossal dickhead (as well as the real villain).I read Dance Upon the Air last August. It was at the beginning of my gigantic romance phase and since I was naive and innocent back then, I gave it 3 stars thinking it was a bit boring but "not too bad".Now I know better than to give this anything more than 1 star and aggressively tap my Kindle until it is deleted.Our heroine, Nell, faked her death to get away from her abusive husband. After being on the run for awhile, she feels drawn to Three Sisters Island so she settles down to start her new life. Blah blah, as a regular Mary Sue she is loved by all after just 1 day blah blah - the usual. Then she meets Sheriff Zack Todd who's sweet and kind and sexy and who's supposed to heal her with the Power of Love™. But wait!Magic mirror, on the wall - who is the biggest dick of them all?*GASP* It's Zack!!!!Congratulations Sheriff, please come collect your award while we look back on your lowest fucking moments!(For context: so far Nell's been nervous and on edge every time they talked, she flinched when he touched her, had a panic attack when she thought people would be angry with her for forgetting to make a salad. Zack already put two and two together about her being abused.)Page 90: Nell: "....I don't want you to get the wrong impression about dinner, and… things. I'm very attracted to you, but I'm not in a place where I can act on my feelings. It's only fair to tell you that up front. There are good reasons for it, but I'm not willing to get into them. So, if you'd rather just go, no hard feelings."Page 93: Zach: "I should tell you something else. I plan on touching you. A lot. Maybe you could work on getting used to it." "I don't like being handled." "I didn't plan to start out that way. Though handling, on both sides, can have some satisfying results. I don't put marks on women, Nell. I don't use my hands that way." "I'm not going to talk about that," she answered curtly. "I'm not asking you to. I'm talking about me, and you, and the way things are now." "Things aren't any way now—like that." "They're going to be."Page 95 (on the beach): He scooped her up so fast her heart stuck between her chest and her throat. She could barely manage to breathe, much less scream. Before full panic had a chance to bloom, she was in the water. Zack was laughing, spinning her away from an oncoming wave to take the brunt of it himself. She was sliding, rolling, fighting to gain her feet when he simply nipped her at the waist and righted her. "It's freezing." "Balmy," he corrected. "Your blood's just thin yet. Here comes a good-size one. You'd better hold on to me." "I don't want to—" Whatever she did or didn't want, the sea had its own ideas. The wave hit, knocked her off her feet, and had her legs tangling with his.Page 131:"I'm not the mess I used to be," she said. "But I still have moments. Until I don't, I'm not prepared to complicate my life, or anyone else's." "That's sensible." "I'm going to concentrate on my work." "A person's got to have priorities." "There are things I want to do, things I need to learn. For myself." "....Uh-huh. In a minute." He yanked her against him, jerked her up to her toes, covered her mouth with his in a hot, possessive kiss.Page 151:"What're you doing?" She jumped like a rabbit at the sleep-roughened sound of his voice, and the coffee slopped over onto the paper. "Did I wake you? I'm sorry. I tried to be quiet." He held up a hand. "Nell, don't do that. It pisses me off." His voice was thick with sleep, and despite herself dread curled in her stomach as he stepped toward her. "There's one thing I'm going to ask you." He picked up her mug, drank to clear his mind and voice. "Don't ever mix me up with him. If you'd waked me up and it annoyed me, I would say so. But the fact is I woke up because you weren't there and I missed you." "Some habits are hard to break, no matter how much you try." "Well, keep trying." He said it lightly, moved over to the stove to pour a full mug for himself.Page 211:"I'm sorry. Zack, I'm so sorry. I can't marry you." ...."I can't marry you, Zack, because I'm already married." Nothing she could have said would have stunned him more. "Married? You're married! For God's sake, Nell, we've been together for months." "I know." It wasn't just shock she saw now. It wasn't just anger. He stared at her as if she were a stranger. "I left him, you see. More than a year ago." He struggled over the first hurdle. The fact that she'd been married and hadn't told him. But he couldn't make it over the second. That she was married still. "Left him, but didn't divorce him." "No, I couldn't. I—" "And you let me touch you, you slept with me, let me fall in love with you, knowing you weren't free." (NOTE: she's been saying "no/let's slow down/I have reasons why a relationship is a bad idea for the past 200 pages)...As his anger grew, hardened his face, she felt the strength she'd rebuilt draining away like the color in her cheeks. "You think that makes up for it?" he shot back, as temper and misery careened inside him. "You think taking the blame for it cleans the fucking slate on this? Goddamn it." He spun away from her and caught the way she flinched at the move. "I'll yell when I need to yell. You're only making me madder standing there like you're waiting for a punch. I'm not going to hit you. Not now, not ever. And it's insulting for you to stand there wondering if I will." "You don't know what it's like." Page 217:(Zack being a fucking hypocrite) "I'm not going to make her do anything, not only because I don't work that way but because I have a feeling the man she's married to did plenty of making her."Page 222 (last one, I promise):(After emotionally blackmailing Nell into telling him about her abuse)"When he hit me… the first time it was a shock. No one had ever hit me before. I should've left, right that minute. Or tried. He would never have let me, but I should've tried. But I'd only been married a few months, and somehow he made me feel I'd deserved it. For being stupid. Or clumsy. Or forgetful. For all manner of things. He trained me like a dog. I'm not proud of that."(And then immediately he goes:)"I had a right to know, when things changed between us. I had a right to know." "I didn't expect things to change between us." "But they damn well did. And if you didn't know where we were heading, then you are stupid."(Nell tells him not to call her stupid and continues with:)"I'm telling you how it is. I did a lot of thinking since you walked out of the house yesterday. I'm not going to whimper and slide into the corner just because you're annoyed with me. That insults both of us." "Well, three cheers." "Oh, go to hell." He turned completely around and stepped toward her. The dread curled in her stomach, her palms went clammy, but she stood her ground. "It's a hell of a time to pick a fight with me, especially when you're wrong."And this book actually has a 4.2 rating??? I genuinely cannot understand how people could overlook Zack's behaviour. Fucking scary.

  • Ira
    2019-05-05 00:33

    It’s a lovely story.There is paranormal elements in here too but not too much.Both hero and heroine are sweet:)

  • The Tick
    2019-05-06 20:25

    For the most part, I found this book very readable. I like the premise of the series, and I think she did a nice job with the setting. I also liked the overall writing style--it flowed very well.However, I had a lot of problems with Zach, the "hero." When he first touches heroine Nell (on the hand or wrist, I don't remember) and she tenses up and becomes very uncomfortable, his reaction (instead of "Gee, maybe this woman doesn't want to be touched") is to tell her that he's going to make her like his touch. On its own, that would be off-putting, but not excessively so. It gets worse, though--later on, her picks her up to "baptize" her by throwing her in the ocean. By this point they're better acquainted, but Roberts shows Nell almost having a panic attack over it. Again, off-putting. But the real kicker for me was when he found out that Nell was still married (to her abuser). His first reaction is "Oh my gosh, I can't believe I've been sleeping with another man's wife!" Even if they were still legally married, I think the fact that she faked her own death to get away from her abuser makes them no longer husband and wife, at least in spirit. But no, the law is the law, apparently. What an asshat.I am going to give Roberts another shot because this was the first book of hers I read, but...well, she's got some ground to make up here.

  • Amy
    2019-04-28 23:22

    I really enjoyed this romance. The main story line around a woman running from an abusive situation and finding a place to call home was just wonderful. I loved the characters, I loved the romance and I loved the little bit of witchcraft weaved into the story. Really eager to read the rest of the book s in the trilogy. This was a great start!

  • Jane Stewart
    2019-05-04 01:17

    2 ½ stars. Nothing new or interesting about witch powers or escaping an abusive husband. I really liked The Witness and Angels Fall by this author. But this book was disappointing. The characters did not stand out. I felt like the author picked ordinary people to write about, and she just kept writing and writing. We see ordinary lives, working, making friends, having day to day conversations. The author is good at this. The conversations were interesting. But it didn’t make “a good story.” Nothing grabbed me.I liked the topic. A woman fakes her death to get away from an abusive husband. Using fake IDs she begins a new life elsewhere. But the author didn’t do anything new or interesting with this. It was like “the setting” for having a woman living with “a secret.”I like the idea of Nell discovering that she has some witch powers which she didn’t know about. She practices a couple of spells. But again, the author didn’t do anything new or interesting with it. The magic at the end was vague and disappointing. It should have been better.There are three women with witch powers, Nell, Mia, and Ripley. In this book Nell finds love. The two sequels have Mia and Ripley finding love.The best part was the guy Nell falls in love with - Zach, a typical romance novel hero. I’d like to have a guy like that.There were three sex scenes. They were not hot. They were wordy and flowery, for example: a long slow drink, waves of silk, slid off the world together. That didn’t do anything for me.The narrator Sandra Burr was weak. Her voice for Nell (the heroine) sounded like a little girl. Her voice for men sounded weird, like they were constipated. The narrator lowered her voice to do men in a way that detracted. It was not sexy.DATA:Narrative mode: 3rd person. Unabridged audiobook length: 9 hrs and 44 mins. Swearing language: strong but rarely used. Sexual language: none. Number of sex scenes: 3. Setting: current day mostly on an island off Massachusetts. Book copyright: 2001. Genre: paranormal contemporary romance.

  • missEvi [can't commit to a book]
    2019-05-03 02:32

    Overall 3*I love Nora Roberts. She is like comfort food when you want something easy and maybe a little cliche, without the classic chick-lit stupidity. In this case, I started the trilogy with low expectations. I just couldn't picture her writing with a touch of supernatural, but the high ratings convinced me. I am glad, because the magical element is just an aspect of the books, without the classical love potions that you would expect. The romance is sweet without magic being the reason. And most importantly, you ease into the magic, since it picks up gradually from the first book to the third, and it's not overwhelming. I liked it, but I didn't love it. I found myself bored at times, and a little annoyed by the heroines most of the time. If you want to read a Nora Roberts book and you have exhausted your options, go for it. If not, I would recommend Born In Trilogy Collection or my new favourite The Witness.

  • Loederkoningin
    2019-04-23 19:16

    Moth-eaten formula writing. The pretty, but scared Nell flees from an abusive relationship and settles on a small island. Despite her mousy-ness, she's instantly offered a job, the handsome and persistent local sheriff as a love interest and a role as one of the three witches on the island -- The latter an unsuccessful attempt to elevate this dowdy romance from its category by introducing a dash of magic.I constantly mixed up the storyline of Dance Upon the Air with various Lifetime Original Movies and eventually decided filling in the rest of it myself, without actually having to finish its 400 (!) predictable pages, would probably save me time.

  • Alba Turunen
    2019-04-21 19:33

    4 Estrellitas bien merecidas, éste libro ha sido una joyita que no esperaba. Mi primer encuentro con Nora Roberts fue un libro paranormal que no me gustó nada. Aquí tenemos una historia sencilla con un ligero toque paranormal que no eclipsa la trama, y he quedado muy satisfecha.La sinopsis dice que tres hermanas perseguidas por la caza de brujas, huyeron y con un conjuro separaron un trozo de tierra crearon la isla de Tres Hermanas, un refugio para ellas, y que posteriormente en nuestra época es una preciosa isla que vive de la pesca y el turismo. También es una isla con cierto misticismo, debido a la leyenda sobre la creación de la misma. Sus gentes no son supersticiosas, han crecido con la magia y la aceptan.En el caso de éste primer libro, conocemos a sus personajes, o las tres brujas, descendientes de ésas primeras brujas que crearon la isla: Mia (Fuego) la bruja confesa, Ripley (Tierra) la bruja abnegada, y Nell (Aire) la bruja desconocida.En éste libro, Nell Channing es su protagonista. Es una mujer que nació y fue criada en una buena familia que la quiso, pero debido al trabajo de su padre (era militar), no pudo establecerse en ningún sitio, su mayor anhelo era tener un lugar al que llamar hogar. Creyó haberlo encontrado, cuando se casó con Evan Remmington, pero lo que nunca pensó es que éste hombre tan bien parecido escondería un monstruo. Tres años de matrimonio le hicieron quitarse la venda de los ojos, su esposo la pegaba, la maltrataba y la humillaba, quería anular su voluntad y su juicio, hacer de ella una muñeca, un trapo al que manejar, si las cosas no eran como él quería, buscaba una excusa para golpearla. De modo que Helen (su verdadero nombre), harta de ésta situación fingió su muerte, se cambió de identidad y huyó, huyó hasta que encontró Tres Hermanas y le pareció que ése era el lugar destinado para ella.Una vez en Tres Hermanas conoció primero a Mia, la dueña de la librería y el café del pueblo, le dio un trabajo y un lugar donde vivir. Por primera vez, Nell encontró un lugar al que poder llamar hogar, un lugar donde podría ser ella misma, donde dedicarse a lo que más le gusta, y también donde encontró lo que menos esperaba: el amor de otro hombre.Aquí es donde entra en acción Zack, el sheriff de la isla. Zack es un buen hombre, un hombre íntegro y con honor, querido y respetado por todo el mundo. Cuando conoce a la nueva chica de la isla, no puede evitar sentirse atraído por ella. Lo que pronto empieza como una amistad y un inocente coqueteo, con el tiempo acaba convirtiéndose en un bonito romance.Si algo me ha gustado de la historia de Nell y Zack, es que se ha desarrollado lentamente, y es totalmente congruente con la situación de sus personaje. Si hay algo que no soporto en una novela es que los personajes no se comporten como esperas que lo hagan personas normales, por suerte, éste no ha sido el caso. Nell es una mujer maltratada y actúa en consecuencia, al principio no tolera que nadie se le acerque a hurtadillas, es una mujer con miedo, tiene pánico a que su marido la encuentre y la mate, es una superviviente. Y otra cosa que es totalmente normal: no soporta que la toquen, después de lo que ha vivido, no es capaz de asimilar el contacto humano, y con Zack no será la excepción. Zack demostrará tener mucha paciencia durante toda la historia, aunque intuye lo que le pudo pasar a Nell, espera a que sea ella quien se lo cuente, y no será ni fácil, ni rápido, pero él la ama, y está dispuesto a esperar el tiempo que haga falta.Como conclusión, el libro me ha gustado, me ha gustado mucho. La ambientación, los personajes, todos: incluyendo a las siguientes brujas, Mia y Ripley. La historia de los personajes principales ha sido preciosa y totalmente verosímil, se quieren en consecuencia, discuten por los problemas esperados, pero son lo suficientemente maduros para actuar en consecuencia y perdonarse. Quizás la única pega que pudo ponerle y no me permitido darle las 5 estrellas es el final: demasiado previsible, no me ha sorprendido nada porque me lo esperaba, además que ha sido demasiado abrupto y he echado de menos un epílogo. Por lo demás me ha parecido una muy buena lectura, y próximamente leeré los siguientes libros.

  • Georgette
    2019-04-28 23:30

    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 witchesEarth, 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 ultimately led them to their deaths. Their descendants must break the curse or the island will sink back into the ocean.[return][return]Dance Upon the Air sees a timid Nell Channing arriving at island three centuries later. She is immediately "adopted" by Mia Devlin, the proprietor of Cafe Book. Mia hires her to cook at the cafe and helps her settle into a little cottage. Sheriff Zack Todd begins courting her. For the first time, Nell felt safe and secure, with friends and a life to call her own.[return][return]We gradually learn Nell s secret; she faked her own death to escape her abusive husband. When Evan Remington discovers that she is not dead after all, he bears down on her hard and fast, threatening everything she has come to love.[return][return]I found book two in a local bookstore. This didn't surprise me because our bookstores are good at stocking the orphan "middle" book(s). It also didn't surprise me that days of searching didn't turn up book three.[return][return]In Heaven and Earth, the focus switches to Ripley Todd, the quick-tempered deputy sheriff and Nell's sister-in-law.[return][return]While Nell freely embraced her powers and Mia never abandoned hers, Rip made a conscious decision to walk away. This happened many years ago when Mia had her heart shattered by Sam Logan, another name that gets a lot of mention.[return] [return]Rip s troubles began when paranormal researcher MacAllister Booke arrived; sniffing around at the island s purported paranormal activities. He is intrigued by Rip, and pursues her for both business and pleasure. She falls for him, but not without protesting as much as a maiden in a Victorian romance novel.[return][return]When danger looms, the eye-for-an-eye Rip has to be careful not to repeat what her ancestor didbreak the witch s vow not to harm others. [return] [return]My friend in KL called to let me know she found book three. I was content to wait for her to bring it home, but when I mentioned it to a fellow bookworm here, she said, "I have the whole set!"[return][return]Face The Fire is about Mia Devlin, so far the most intriguing of the three. We've already been through two books with her as an unflappable supporting character, so it was a little startling to discover her human side. [return][return]Like Rip, her story was set in motion with the arrival of a manSam Logan, who walked out on her years ago and left her an inconsolable wreck. Mia had since pulled herself together and moved on, locking her heart away so she will never be hurt like that again. She still (obviously) holds a candle for Sam, and his return confused and frustrated her.[return][return]But Mia s personal battle with evil has arrived. To triumph and save her island, Mia must resolve her complicated relationship with Sam, who is also a witch himself and completes the elemental theme in the book with his own powers over Water. [return][return]Everyone has their own definition of "light reading" and mine is Nora Roberts. Her characters are interesting and good looking, the sex is hot and the series of situations they get caught in are mostly unbelievable. In short, things like this don't happen to real people, but that's why we read about it.[return][return]Like most Hollywood blockbusters, you don t have to get your brain involved, but anything that helps me de-stress by escaping reality for a while is considered time well spent.[return][return](2006)

  • Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
    2019-04-29 19:10

    This is a reread. On the first read, I LOVED this book. And I still appreciate Nora Roberts' writing here & the underlying storyline of the three sisters island. BUT this time I got kinda ticked off at Zack, (view spoiler)[ he gets butt-hurt, so he bullies her into risking her life, which, while it turns out to be a moot point as ol' ex-husband finds her on his own before she can alert him to being alive, is kinda a jerk faced reaction to an abuse victim who is actually in physical danger of her life. : /(hide spoiler)]

  • Quinn's Book Nook
    2019-04-21 20:37

    Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts has been on my re-read list for a few years now, but I never got around to it. When I realized that it would work for "on the run" on the Ripped Bodice's Bingo Sheet, I decided now was the time to finally re-read this one. It's Classic Nora Roberts, which isn't a bad thing at all. What's the Story? Nell Channing is on the run from her abusive husband. She's been running close to a year, and really wants to find a place to stay. When she arrives at Three Sisters Island off the New England Coast, she knows she's found the place. But once she meets Island resident Mia, she realizes that there may have been something stronger bringing her to Three Sisters Island. Town Sheriff Zack Todd is smitten with Nell the minute he sees her. But Nell has some demons and she isn't sure she's ready for another relationship. What I Liked: I loved the small island town. It has everything I love about a small-town romance. The town is absolutely charming, and everyone knows everyone else.Nell was a strong woman, and I was definitely rooting for her. She took the initiative to run from her husband, and although it wasn't easy, she made those tough decisions. Although she has set backs, she's trying to start a new life where she can be herself and not live in fear.Zack is so my kind of hero. He's the sheriff, and I sure do love a man in uniform. He's an honorable guy, who's kind and takes the responsibility of being sheriff seriously. He also has an adorable dog, and loves Nell completely.I absolutely wanted Nell and Zack to be together. Like seriously!I love how much of this series is about three women bonding together. Although Nell is new to the area, she quickly bonds with both Mia and Ripley (although Ripley and Mia aren't on good terms). I will never get sick of seeing women bond together. What I Struggled With: The Witch stuff wasn't my thing. I mean, I don't mind that they are witches, but the chants and spells and things - not my cup of tea. When Nell was learning from Mia, I almost always skipped that part. But I have read this book before, so I didn't really miss anything.Nell sometimes got on my nerves. Not that much, but sometimes.Sometimes I thought the book was a little lacking in warmth. Every once in awhile it felt a tiny bit dry. Not all the time, but sometimes I would find my mind wandering away from the story. Final Thoughts Dance Upon the Air is classic Nora Roberts. It features a little bit of the paranormal, a woman seaching for her place, and one swoony hero.This review was originally posted on Quinn's Book Nook

  • PaulaPhillips
    2019-05-02 22:20

    I think if you are a person that finds the Salem Witch Trials fascinating and tales of witches and folklore and descendants , chucked in with a sense of mystery, thriller , magic and finding yourself in a small cosy township, then the Three Sisters Island Trilogy is just what you need and Dance Upon the Air is just what you need to start the trilogy. Our story starts way back in June 1692 when the Salem witch trials are in full stem. Nineteen women , innocent have been hanged and this has worried the three women who are in fact witches. The legend goes that these three women cast a spell to distant themselves and form a piece of protected land where they could not be harmed and that each of their ancestors and descedants will have the gift and it will be a magical time when all three are gathered in the same spot, the three sisters reunited once again. Fast forward to modern present day, Nell Channing is running away from an abusive life , changing her name from Helen . She finds herself in the smalltown of Three Sisters Island, it is on this island that she meets Mia - the town witch and one of the three sisters descendants and proud to be who she is , Mia immediately takes Nell under her wing and starts to show her the ropes in a little bit more than your average everyday life, soon Nell falls for Sheriff Zach Todd and his sister Ripley it discovers is the 2nd sister, will they show Nell that she is in fact the third and what will happen when Nell and Zach get engaged and the one man she has been running from and doing everything she can to escape him turns up wanting to kill her .An awesome series and one that I can't wait to read Book #2 of and find out more about the magical three sisters.

  • JuD
    2019-05-18 21:21

    La historia en un principio me recordó bastante a Un lugar donde refugiarse. Solamente he visto la película pero al ir leyendo era como ir recordándola: chica que se escapa por malos tratos de su pareja, se esconde en un pequeño pueblo donde cree estar a salvo, se integra en el pueblo, cambia de nombre y de identidad, conoce al chico guapo... Pero poco a poco esa imagen que tenía de la película con el libro se fue separando y es que este libro además, incluye el aspecto de la magia. Tan solo el prólogo del libro nos habla de tres brujas que tuvieron que huir para que no las cazaran y decidieron esconderse en una isla. Así es como también se creó la leyenda de la isla de Las tres Hermanas que resulta no ser tan leyenda, sino que hay gran parte de verdad en ello. La verdad es que la historia engancha muchísimo desde el primer momento. Es una lectura muy amena y ligera. Y aunque quizás en sucesos a veces sea algo lento, la forma de narrar de la autora hace que necesites seguir leyendo, que disfrutes de esa lentitud, que saborees cada pequeño momento y cada pequeño detalle.

  • Allie
    2019-05-15 21:23

    Nell Channing arrives on Three Sisters Island after escaping from her abusive husband some months ago. After travelling around constantly looking over her shoulder, she feels finally ready to settle down and start a new life. She hopes it is a place where her husband will never come looking for her.She wants a home of her own, peace and quiet, and hopefully a job and she finds it all on the island. But, she never imagined that she would fall in love with the local sheriff or discover that she had magical abilities.This first book in the Three Sisters Island trilogy, I have read it before (several times but keep being drawn back) but love the easy plot, clever dialogue and nice mix of characters. I loved the magical themes woven into the story, the nice romance and the friendliness of the locals. The food for the cafe was mouth wateringly described and the whole tale moved along at a clever pace. Love this book and looking forward to re-reading the other two books in the series.

  • Serewyn
    2019-05-16 03:36

    My very first Nora Roberts book. I enjoyed it, found it very cosy: An island, cute cottage, bookstore, magic.. At the same time it's not too fluffy. I also really appreciate the romance being tasteful and not too dominating. (view spoiler)[One thing that really struck me as odd, is when the protagonist really uses her magic for the first time, with Mia there to help her, and she seems not in awe, exited, amazed, flabbergasted at all when shes finished! All she says is: "It's like having sex". And that's it. WHAT??? I found this reaction so disappointing (not to mention stupid)! She was like: Okay so I can do magic... ..what's for dinner?...=( (hide spoiler)] Although this read was entertaining, it did not compel me to read the other two in this series. But it did made me curious about other books by this author. It's just so hard to pick one.

  • CatBookMom
    2019-04-25 19:16

    Regardless of whether you read or listen to this little trilogy, it's worthwhile. Nell is *such* an appealing character, and the spooky bits come at the end of the book. As she meets Ripley (focus of book #2) and Mia (focus of book #3), you come to care about the inhabitants of this island. Just remember that it was written before cell phones, etc. I always enjoy this series, and it's difficult to keep myself from downloading and reading straight through parts #2 and #3 of this trilogy, ignoring the other books I'm currently reading or listening to. The narrator of the audiobooks is very good, distinguishing among the various female voices, though she's not quite so good at doing the few male parts. However, she gets a nice scary, manic quality in the voice she uses for Nell's obsessed husband. Highly recommended!