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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 trueblue romance between Nell and Zach So often in romance novels these days the hero is a superalpha, 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 everydaytype 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 theenhanced 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. When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she's finally found refuge from her abusive husbandand from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months agoBut 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 cafeand begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd But there is a part of herself she can never reveal to himfor 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 completelyJust 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 curseone that can only be broken by the descendants of the Three Sisters, the witches who settled the island back inAnd now, with the help of two other strong, gifted womenand with the nightmares of the past haunting her every stepshe must find the power to save her home, her loved herself This book is absolutely wonderful 3Beautiful romance, the whole mood of the book is swoony and feelgood (well,except for the abusive husband thing), but it made me happy from page one to last. 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 anythingthan 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 goodsize 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 myselfUhhuh 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 sleeproughened 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 youI can't marry you, Zack, because I'm already married Nothing she could have said would have stunned himMarried? 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. Dance Upon The Air (Three Sisters Island, #1), Nora RobertsThree Sisters Island book series by Nora Roberts includes books: Dance Upon the Air, Heaven and Earth, Face the Fire, and severalWhen 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…تاریخ نخستین خواش: روز بیست و ششم ماه سپتامبر سال 2003 میلادیعنوان: ج‍زی‍ره‌ س‍ه‌ خ‍واه‍ران‌: رقص بر فراز آسمان؛ نویسنده: ن‍ورا راب‍رت‍ز؛ مت‍رج‍م: ب‍ه‍رام‌ ن‍ظام‌آب‍ادی‌؛ ت‍ه‍ران‌: ن‍وای‌ ش‍ه‍رام‌، 1381؛ در 269 ص؛ شابک: 9647711182؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان ایالات متحده امریکا سده 20 مهنگامیکه «نل چانینگ» وارد جزیره دل انگیز «سه خواهران» میشود در این مکان آرام و صلح آمیز نیز، نل هرگز احساس راحتی نمیکند؛ او هویت واقعی خود را، پنهان میکند به عنوان آشپز شغلی میگیرد، و آغاز به کشف احساسات خود، در مورد کلانتر جزیره: «زاک تاد» میکند اما بخشی از خودش و یادمانش وجود دارند، که او هرگز نمیتواند آنها را فاش کند، او میخواهد همچنان از اسرار خود، نگهبانی کند یک بیدقتی، یک اعتماد به نفس نادرست، زندگی تازه ای او را که با دقت برای خود ایجاد کرده، میتواند کاملاً خرد شود نل آیا میتواند ترس خود را از بین ببرد؟، میفهمد که جزیره نیز تحت لعن وحشتناکی ست او باید قدرت نجات خانه، عشق خود و را پیدا کند ا شربیانی 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 becomelikable in the end 😁 BTW the audio is not great She gives Nell a little girl voice that grates 😬🙉 4.5 StarsThis had a Sleeping With the Enemy vibe, you know that Julia Roberts' film from the 90's? I think this had alighthearted feel to it overall, but a similar concept Loved everything from the setting of an East Coast island complete with lighthouse and witchlore, 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. ..Welcome to the introductory read of the series Three Sisters Island This was my second read and I found that my tastes have changed since the prior read I still liked the book, but not as much as I recalled from the first read When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she's finally found refuge from her abusive husbandand from the terrifying life that she fled so desperately from eight months agoBut 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 cafeand begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd But there is a part of herself she can never reveal to himfor 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 It is an entertaining adventure in a world most people are not even aware of, that may or may not even exist The characters are extremely complex and the plotline strikes home forpeople than they may care to admit Almost everyone knows someone directly or indirectly that may have been affected by the compulsive behavior entailed here.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 curseone 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 womenand with the nightmares of the past haunting her every stepshe must find the power to save her home, her loveand herself it is able to stand on its own as each book focuses on a different heroine However, most of the other characters carry over from one book to the other.There is profanity and some mature adult scenes The heroine gains confidence and strength in her ability to take care of herself Under a tense confrontation, she must dig deep to hold on her newfound identity and not allow her past to redefine her again Can she do it?I would recommend for paranormal romance genre buffs. 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 styleit 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 offputting, but not excessively so It gets worse, thoughlater 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, offputting 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, butwell, she's got some ground to make up here. Enjoyable, but nothingIt started off quite promising, because the basic premise of this is a Sleeping with the Enemytype 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 fulltime 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 wellequipped (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 hapygolucky 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.