Book Review

by Nora Roberts

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance

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The always phenomenal Nora Roberts brings us the second chapter in her Irish Trilogy with Brianna Concannon's story, BORN IN ICE.

Brianna has always been the family peacemaker destined to tame her sister Maggie's fiery temper. Calm and giving, Brianna takes pride in her impeccably run Bed and Breakfast.

Always on the lookout for new places and faces, mystery writer Grayson Thane never stays in one spot or with one person for very long. Blackthorn Cottage seems the idea place to finish his latest novel.

While cleaning old papers out of her father's desk, Brianna finds letters to her father from a woman named Amanda Dougherty which chronicle a forbidden love affair. Amanda's final letter reveals that while she knows she will never see him again, she wants Tommy Concannon to know that he will be the father of another child.

Devastated, Brianna confers with Maggie. Should they attempt to locate their long lost sibling? What, if anything, should they reveal to their bitter and angry mother?

On top of these emotional blows, Brianna must face Grayson. She knows that he is a rolling stone, but does she dare accept what he offers? If she does, will she have the strength to let him go?

Loyalty, love and acceptance are timeless themes intricately and expertly intertwined by Ms. Roberts using her patented lyrical style. This second book in the Irish series is a captivating and charming novel to be treasured. (Aug., 384pp., $5.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Jove

Published: Aug 1995

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Born in Ice

Submitted by Robin in PA on March 30, 2014 - 2:36pm.

Brianna Concannon has turned her family home into a bed and breakfast, happy to invite others in for good food and a warm bed. But winter is not the tourist season and she is grateful to get a guest who wants to stay for at least a month. American writer Grayson Thane has no family and no roots and likes it that way. He moves from place to place, looking for inspiration for his books. Gray takes one look at the beautiful innkeeper and wants to get to know her. He loves her cooking, her quiet nature and her loyalty to her family. Brianna is drawn to Gray, but knows that he is a nomad and not a person who would stay permanently.

This is the second book in Roberts' Concannon Sisters trilogy. I absolutely loved both Brianna and Gray. Both are slightly wounded by the past, but have made better lives for themselves. And, they are both lonely, looking for that something that will make them complete. This is my favorite story in this wonderful series and I highly recommend it. My rating: 5 Stars.