HEAVEN AND EARTH
Months have passed since the mystical events that saved Nell Channing Remington from her abusive and deadly husband, and according to Deputy Ripley Todd, things appear to be getting back to normal on Three Sisters Island. That is, until Mia Devlin announces that a paranormal researcher named Dr. MacAllister Brooke is coming to stay on the island.
Having denied her own powers for years, Ripley is in no mood to deal with anything involving the paranormal. However, having been all over the world investigating unusual phenomena, Mac Brooke is used to such resistance.
At first he pegs Mia as the person he needs to spend time with, but upon meeting Ripley, promptly revises his strategy. When Mac and Ripley get together, all of Macs sensitive technical equipment registers power surges and major activity. Something is drawing this unlikely pair together.
The history and tragedy of the witches of this island is a cautionary tale that needs to be remembered, for true evil continues to stalk this new generation of witches.
As mesmerizing as the first, this second installment of the Three Sisters Island trilogy will have readers turning and gripping each and every page. No one does it better than Nora Roberts. (Dec., 368 pp., $7.99)