When the Lusitania sank, one survivor became a changed man, giving up his life as a petty thief—but keeping the small silver statue he lifted, a family heirloom to future generations. Now, nearly a century later, that priceless heirloom, one of a long-separated set of three, has been stolen. And Malachi, Gideon, and Rebecca Sullivan are determined to recover their great-great-grandfather’s treasure, reunite the Three Fates, and make their fortune.The quest will take them from their home in Ireland to Helsinki, Prague, and New York where they will meet a brilliant scholar who will aid them in their hunt—and an ambitious woman who will stop at nothing to acquire the Fates...
Great fun! She manages to give you low-brain-power entertainment, but with wit and a lot of humour, without getting too sloppy on the romance side of things. Did I mention steamy sex? :) This is what the story is about: Three siblings embark on a quest to re-unite 3 parts of a mythical statue. They are not sure that it even exists, but they are determined to find out and try. From Ireland they travel to Eastern Europe, Helsinki, New York, to follow clues and find romance, adventure and a deadly enemy...read more
Roberts has written a couple of "caper" books, meaning ones where thieves attempt to steal jewels from highly secure locations (Sweet Revenge, Homeport), but this one's more complex than either of those. Two little statuettes representing the Fates of Greek mythology, the Three Fates, are in the hands of the good guys (3 couples meant for one another -- this is a romance, and one of Roberts' trademarks is the pairing off of a trio of women with men who are thrown into their path). The third is in the hands of the evil villainess, who wants to acquire the other two and sell them off for millions of dollars. Naturally, the good guys prefer art to cash, although they're not averse to the big bucks either. The story has a twist in that one of the original statues was thought to be lost during the sinking of the Lusitania, and one of the men turns out to be related to a mother and child saved during the tragedy by the great-great grandfather of the brothers/sister trio who make up another part of the forces of good.It's a light fun read, with some snappy dialogue. While the family trio is Irish, Roberts doesn't attempt any sort of brogue or dialect, so the reader doesn't have to struggle with that.read more
I love love love this book! I read this book a few years ago, and it was even better this time around! Mythology, romance, humor and action! What more could you want in a great book?read more
What an easy to story this was to listen to, I loved it from start to finish - I didn't want to put it down and I didn't want it to finish. This is the way life should isn't it?The Lusitania sank off Ireland in WWII and on board was Henry Wyley who was carrying one of the Three Fates, a set of 3 silver statues of Greek Mythology, that join together at the base, singly they would be worth a lot of money together they would be worth a fortune. Felix Greenfield was a thief on the run from the police in the US heading home to England - he was a surivivor and he had the fate in his pocket when the ship sank. Afterwards he was changed man.Move on nearly 100 years and three of his decendants Malachi, Gideon & Rebecca Sullivan, are trying to put the three fates together. Their journey takes them from Cobh in Ireland to Helsinki, Prague and New York. Malachi Sullivan has lost the fate the family owned when he was duped by Anita Gaye, owner of Morningside Antiques, he had given it to her for evaluation. His journey takes him to Helsinki to a decendant of Henry Wyley, Tia Marsh, who is an expert on Greek Mythology and a hypochondriac intot the bargain. Gideon goes Prague in search of Cleo Toliver, who is working as an exotice dancer as she is a decendant of someone who was rumoured to own one of the fates and Jack Burdett, a multi-millionaire security expert, goes to Ireland in search of the Sullivans and finds Rebecca.They all end up back in New York where they make plans to find the three fates and put them together.Fast-paced adventure enthralls the reader following the fascinating characters as they travel across Europe and back to New York again in this sizzling romance. Nora Roberts' ability shines as she creates six unique and appealing characters whose differences accentuate their strengths.read more
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