Face the Fire: Three Sisters Island Trilogy by Nora RobertsFace the Fire: Three Sisters Island Trilogy by Nora Roberts

Face the Fire: Three Sisters Island Trilogy

byNora Roberts

Mass Market Paperback | May 28, 2002

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In the conclusion to her acclaimed Three Sisters Island trilogy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts masterfully evokes the quaint charm of New England, weaving a spellbinding tale of true love—and sheer magic…

Mia Devlin knows what it’s like to love with your whole heart—and then watch your love walk away. Years ago, she and Sam Logan shared an incredible bond built on passion, legend, and fate. But then one day he fled Three Sisters Island, leaving her lost in memories of the magic they shared—and determined to live on her own…

As the new owner of the island’s only hotel, Sam has returned to Three Sisters with hopes of winning back Mia’s affections. He is puzzled when she greets him with icy indifference—for the chemistry between them is still sizzling and true. Angry, hurt, and deeply confused, Mia refuses to admit that a desire for Sam still burns in her heart. But she’ll need his help—and his powers—to face her greatest, most terrifying challenge. And as the deadline for breaking a centuries-old curse draws near, they must take the first step toward destiny—and come together to turn back the dark…

Don’t miss the other books in the Three Sisters Island trilogy
Dance Upon the Air
Heaven and Earth
Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Title:Face the Fire: Three Sisters Island TrilogyFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 6.75 × 4.2 × 1 inPublished:May 28, 2002Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:051513287X

ISBN - 13:9780515132878

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18


Rated 1 out of 5 by from boring I could not get into this book my favorite was the first of the trilogy.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read I'm not a fan of romance novels but the trilogy was just so good! This book is a great end to the trilogy. I feel like I can relate to the characters in a different way. I liked reading about the bond between the three girls who are not blood related but they still call each other sisters.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Face the Fire (Three Sisters Island #3) by Nora Roberts While I still liked this book, it was my least favorite of the Three Sisters Island trilogy. I liked the plot as it dealt with resolving the threat to the island and beating the evil. I thought that was done well.What I didn't particularly like about the book was the romance between Mia and Sam. It didn't quite work for me. Mia keeps her heart locked away from Sam for the whole book (with good reason mostly) then at the end, she's suddenly like, okay, I accept you and your love. The abrupt change in her feelings came off a little...weird for me. Their romance just has this rather cold vibe. She sleeps with him, does things with him, but she's constantly saying "I'll never risk my heart again" and saying it's just sex and fun.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Face the Fire A great conclusion of a good fantasy romance series.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Face the Fire A good conclusion to a good fantasy romance series.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from My least favourite of the series While Nora Roberts was able to die up all the loose ends of the story-lines, it just wasn't as enjoyable as the rest of the series. I don't know if it was because I couldn't connect with Mia or Sam, or if the ending felt a tad anticlimactic, but overall, I liked the first two books much better than this one.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love loved everything about this story!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ugh! Sorry. This was not enjoyable. All you need to do is read the first and last chapter.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read!! This definitely made me want to continue with the series, I was not disappointed!! Awesome work by Roberts yet again.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Least favourite in the series Throughout the first two books, you get little glimpses of Mia and her history, which seemed interesting. However, I was disappointed when I finally got to her story. I struggled to finish it. I just couldn’t connect with the storyline or characters.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE! This was my favourite out of all 3 books. It shares a life story with me, of course minus the magic part. It truly touched me and I couldn't stop reading it and feeling her emotions! THE BEST! I would recommend this trilogy to anyone!
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Trilogy The conclusion to the series is amazing! Once again I could not put this book down! I would highly recommend this series.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from FacetheFire Good read, ties things up nicely. Exciting up to the end. Enjoyed the entire series, but each book can stand on its own.
Date published: 2015-02-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from okay This is the last in the Three Sisters Island trilogy. The story this time revolves around Mia Devlin. Mia owns the book cafe and is a self-assured confident witch who is very much in control of her powers. A long time ago she fell in love with Sam Logan and was left heart-broken when Sam moved off the island. Sam returns to take over his family's hotel and assumes that Mia is more than willing to take up from where they left off. Mia, however does not want a repeat of the past and is unwilling to give her heart up once again. This also is the conclusion to the curse of the island and the three witches must face the danger and save their beloved island I hated the character Sam. He is too cocky, too self-centered and arrogant for my tastes. I wish Mia had told him to hit the road. However, this is a romance and we must have a happy ending.
Date published: 2013-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another solid dependable entertaining story from Roberts This final installment in the Three Sisters Island delivers everything you expect from Nora Roberts - excitement, romance, intrigue, conflict, magic, and, of course, the required happy ending. I love any book that has a magical leaning, and this trilogy about the modern incarnation of three magical sisters from long ago who created Three Sisters Island, and the malevolent being determined to destroy the islance and the sisters was very enjoyable. The third book is about the most powerful of the three "sisters", Mia, who will be required to make the final stand in the battle of good and evil. As always, Mia has an unrequited love - in returned Islander Sam Logan - who shows up just in time to complicate the final battle against evil, by trying to win Mia back after unceremoniously dumping her years before, when he left the Island for good [or so he thought at the time]. Now back and determined to win Mia back too, he discovers she has no interest in falling in love with him again, and that he'll have his work cut out for him to convince her to give him another chance. Luckily, Sam also has some magic in him, and letting him back into her circle may be a necessity, if the sisters want to destroy the evil threatening their Island once and for all. Roberts is wonderful at creating terrific characters that you like, can connect with and root for. She also spins a great story, and this trilogy is no exception. This trilogy is under her series that I like to describe as "fun and frothy". It isn't heavy or complex and and all three of the books are fast and easy reads. This is a perfect series for the beach, cottage or just sitting on the porch enjoying the summer sun
Date published: 2011-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the Title Well I have to say Nora has done it again with her writting ability, excellent. I found myself getting angry right along with the main character and the other characters, or wishing just a little that it was me right there. Nora has such a way with the written word that you just know when you pick up her books you will love them! I wish I could write this way....Read more of Nora and you will never be disappointed.
Date published: 2008-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical ! Nora Roberts grabbed you from the very 1st book in this series & kept you going through the 2nd & 3rd novel in the same series. I felt like I was in the novel with the characters & wanted the series to go on & on. I was sorry to see the series end.
Date published: 2004-02-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Face the Fire by Nora Roberts I read this book as soon as it became available in stores, and I have to tell you it was a great finish to the Three Sisters Island Trilogy! Nora Roberts writing makes you feel like you are there with her characters and keeps you wondering what they are doing after the book ends! All in all, I would have to say: Keep up the excellent work Nora!
Date published: 2002-06-17

Read from the Book

From Face the Fire:From across the street, he studied Café Book. He should have known Mia would have taken what had been a neglected building and turned it into something lovely, elegant, and productive. The front window held a display of books and potted spring flowers scattered around a lawn chair. Two of her deepest loves, he mused. Books and flowers. She’d used them both in a way that suggested it was time to take a break from the yard work, sit down and enjoy the fruits of the labor with a ride in a story.He stood where he was, hands in his pockets, until he realized he was procrastinating. There was little more turbulent than Mia Devlin in full temper. He expected her to lash out at him in blistering fury the minute she laid eyes on him again.And who could blame her?Then again, he thought with a grin, there was little more arousing than Mia Devlin in full temper. It would be…;entertaining to strike words with her again. Just as it would be satisfying to soothe that temper away.He crossed the street and opened the door to Café Book. Lulu was behind the counter. He’d have recognized her anywhere. The tiny woman with a gnome’s face almost swallowed up by silver-framed glasses had, essentially, raised Mia.Because Lulu was ringing up a customer’s purchases, he had a moment to look around the store. The ceiling was pricked with lights for a starry effect and made the prospect of browsing through books a festive one. A cozy seating area was arranged in front of a fireplace with a hearth, scrubbed and polished, used as a haven for more spring flowers.Glossy blue shelves held books—an impressive array, he reflected as he wandered through, and as eclectic as he would have expected of the proprietor. No one would ever accuse Mia of having a one-track mind. His lips quirked as he saw that other shelves held ritual candles, Tarot cards, runes, statues of faeries, wizards, dragons. An attractive arrangement of another of Mia’s interests, he thought. He’d have expected nothing else there, either.He plucked a tumbling stone of rose quartz from a bowl, rubbed it between his fingers for good luck. Though he knew better. Before he could replace it, he felt a blast of frigid air. Smiling easily, he turned to face Lulu.“Always knew you’d come back. Bad pennies always turn up.”This was his first barrier, the dragon at the gate. “Hello, Lu.”“Don’t you hello-Lu me, Sam Logan.” She sniffed, skimmed her gaze over him. Sniffed a second time. “You buying that or do I call the sheriff and have you hauled in for shoplifting?”He laid the stone back in the bowl. “How is Zack?”“Ask him yourself, I don’t have time to waste on you.” Though he had her by a foot in height, she stepped forward, jabbed her finger at him, and made him feel twelve years old again. “What the hell do you want?”“To see home. To see Mia.”“Why don’t you do everybody a favor and go back to where you’ve been gallivanting these past years? New York City, Paris, and oo-la-la. We’ve all done fine without you taking up space on the Sisters.”“Apparently.” He gave the store another casual look. He wasn’t offended. A dragon, in his mind, was meant to be devoted to its princess. In his memory, Lulu had always been up to the job. “Nice place. I hear the café’s particularly good. And that Zack’s new wife runs it.”“Your hearing’s just fine. So listen up. Go on and get.”Not offended, no, but his eyes turned edgy, the green in them deepening. “I came to see Mia.”“She’s busy. I’ll tell her you stopped by.”“No, you won’t,” he said quietly. “But she’ll know in any case.”Even as he spoke, he heard the sound of heels on wood. It could have been a dozen women, descending the curving steps in high heels. But he knew. As his heart stumbled in his chest, he stepped around the bookshelves and saw her just as she made the last turn.And the look, that one look at her, sliced him into a thousand pieces.The princess, he thought, had become the queen.

Editorial Reviews

“America’s favorite writer.”—The New Yorker 

“The power and excitement of this book is a guaranteed crowd pleaser and a wonderful wrap-up to a most engaging series.”—RT Book Reviews

From the Trade Paperback edition.