BORN IN ICE
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)