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Book Review: Born in Fire by Nora Roberts

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the first novel in the Irish Born Trilogy—featuring three modern sisters bound by the timeless beauty of Ireland.

Margaret Mary, the eldest Concannon sister, is a glass artist with an independent streak as fierce as her volatile temper. Hand-blowing glass is a difficult and exacting art, and while she may produce the delicate and the fragile, Maggie is a strong and opinionated woman, a Clare woman, with all the turbulence of that fascinating west country.

One man, Dublin gallery owner Rogan Sweeney, has seen the soul in Maggie’s art, and vows to help her build a career. When he comes to Maggie’s studio, her heart is inflamed by their fierce attraction—and her scarred past is slowly healed by love…

My Thoughts

Maggie Concannon is a talented glass artist who seems to have caught Rogan Sweeney’s attention. She isn’t too keen on him taking an interest in her artistic talent because she doesn’t want to give up control, but it ends up being a successful and productive partnership. With some scars and bumps in her past, she’s not open to love but Rogan is the perfect person for her.

What I enjoyed most about this story is the intricate detail of the glass being blown. Roberts did an amazing job of bringing this talent to paper. The smells and feelings and colors that she describes really bring this to life for the reader. I found myself able to imagine the artwork in my head as if it were on display right in front of me.

In true romantic fashion, the characters had unique personalities, challenges, and it pulls at the heartstrings. I personally loved Maggie and her fierceness. She’s tough and she’s got a big heart. Rogan was a business-minded person who knew what he wanted and did what was necessary to get it.

Of course, I’m looking forward to reading about Brianna and her story. It’s such a pleasure when Roberts writes about siblings because it means we don’t have to say goodbye to the other characters. I know that I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next for the Concannon’s.

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