Dance Upon the Air by: Nora Roberts


” When 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 so carefully created 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 the nightmares of the past haunting her every step–she must find the power to save her home, her love, and herself. “


Potential Triggers…

  • Domestic abuse
  • Attempted murder
  • Loss of parents mentioned

I first read this trilogy when I was roughly 15 or 16 years old. This trilogy instantly had me falling in love with Nora Robert’s writing. Re-reading it almost 20 years later it did not disappoint.

I will say, fully knowing that this trilogy is all hetero relationships…did not stop me from wanting Mia and Ripley to kiss. The whole “we grew up together and used to be inseparable until magic divided us and now we barely tolerate each other’s presence” just makes for a really great romance. [If anyone has any sapphic magical romances that have a similar dynamic…please rec me some books!]

Overall, I still really love this story of a woman who is finding her strength and trying to make a better life for herself. There were times where I felt Zack was a little pushier than need be but at the same time some of us are stubborn and need that added little push to admit our feelings and goals.

If you’re looking for a quick trilogy full of strong women and magic I definitely recommend diving into these books!

Published by Noelle Loves Books

Growing up, Japanese and Indigenous, it was hard to find books that showcased stories and worlds that accurately portrayed Noelle’s experiences. Fantasy quickly became her main love, as you could really be anyone, anywhere. As the years went on, and technology grew, Noelle was finally able to see more stories and authors that looked and felt like her. Noelle is open to all genre’s though she can mostly be found reading own voice, fantasy, and romance. Ratings: 5 Stars: Completely blew me away 4 Stars: Loved the story but didn't feel completely blown away by it 3 Stars: Liked the overall concept of the story but either had poor execution, had a lot of plot holes, or was written poorly 2 Stars: I struggled to understand the plot, poorly written, or just had really unlikeable characters along with a poor writing 1 Star: Horribly written, major plot holes, or extremely unlikeable characters and plots.

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