Book Review

by Nora Roberts

Genre: Romantic Suspense, General Romantic Suspense

2002 Best Romantic Suspense Nominee

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Stealing the small statue out of a stateroom on the Lusitania is just another hit for professional thief Felix Greenfield. But that one act changes the destiny of three families. The small statue is one of the legendary Three Fates and its owner, Henry W. Wyley, is headed to Europe to find the two other missing pieces.

Fate in the form of a German U-boat causes Wyley's statue to abruptly change hands. Felix is one of the few to survive the Lusitania's sinking and he emerges from his ordeal a changed man. He gives up stealing, settles in Ireland and marries a local girl.

Eighty-seven years later, The Fate changes hands once again, when it is stolen by ruthless businesswoman Anita Gaye. Malachi, Gideon and Rebecca Sullivan are enraged by the theft of their family heirloom and vow to get it back. However, that may mean trying to locate the two other missing Fate statues as well. Each of the Sullivan siblings sets out on a quest to find a way to regain their lost treasure. Their journeys will bring them into contact with other families touched by the statues.

The lives and loves of the three Sullivan siblings make for first-rate reading fun! Ms. Roberts' ability to breathe life into her characters and provide highly intriguing storylines is unmatched. (Apr., 464 pp., $25.95)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Putnam

Published: April 2002

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Three Fates

Submitted by Robin in PA on April 18, 2011 - 9:45pm.

A petty thief is on board the Lusitania and stealing a small silver statue when the ship is struck by a torpedo.  As people around him die, the thief swims to shore and vows to change his life.  The little statue becomes a family heirloom which is stolen from the Sullivans nearly a century later.  Malachi, Gideon and Rebecca Sullivan vow to recover their family treasure, reunite the Three Fates, and make a fortune for their family.

I just loved this book.  Not only do we have some interesting history with the sinking of the Lusitania, but we also gets three romances in this book.  Malachi approaches a female professor whose knowledge of the Three Fates will help them with their quest.  Gideon finds an exotic dancer who may be knowledge of one of the statues.  And Rebecca is approached by a security expert who has information that may help the family.  As the story unwinds, the Sullivans find that their past and future are linked to the three people they have just met.  5 Stars.