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Book Review: Heaven and Earth (Three Sisters Island #2) by Nora Roberts

Ripley Todd just wants to live a quiet, peaceful kind of life. Her job as a sheriff’s deputy keeps her busy and happy, and she has no trouble finding men when she wants them – which, lately, isn’t all that often. She’s perfectly content, except for one thing: she has special powers that both frighten and confuse her, and though she tries hard to hide them, she can’t get them under control. Distraction soon arrives in the handsome form of Mac Allister Booke – a researcher who’s come to investigate the rumours of witchcraft that haunt Three Sisters Island. Right from the start, he knows there’s something extraordinary about Ripley Todd. It’s not just her blazing green eyes and her sultry smile. There’s something else. Something he can detect, but she’ll never admit. Fascinated by her struggle with her amazing abilities, he becomes determined to help her accept who she is – and find the courage to open her heart. But before Ripley and Mac can dream of what lies in the future, they must confront the pain of the past. For the island shelters centuries of secrets – and a legacy of danger that plagues them still.

My Thoughts

The second in the Three Sisters Island trilogy centers around Ripley’s story. She’s the deputy in town and works closely with her brother Zack. When scientist and paranormal seeking MacAllister Booke comes into the story, it grabbed me. He’s endearing, to say the least. His clumsiness, forgetfulness, and overall distractedness really makes him relatable. He’s engaging and puts up with Ripley’s temper and melts the ice around her into a warmth that you didn’t know was underneath.

In the Three Sisters legacy, we see Ripley’s connection to the past.

“There was something hungry out there, something that wouldn’t be sated with a tidy, home-cooked meal. Couldn’t they feel it? It wanted blood, blood, and bone, death, and anguish. It craved sorrow.” -Nora Roberts Heaven and Earth.

The connection of the three can be the only one to protect from what lays dormant. It’s out for vengeance and do what it will to win. Love and the three work together to dispel evil.

I can’t wait to read Mia’s story next.

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