By Nora Roberts
The story highlights the life and adventures of the female heroines (of course) in quest of bringing back their family heirloom.
When Lusitania was sinking, after being attacked by a German torpedo, a small time thief – Felix Greenfield was stealing one of the Three Fates statues from the cabin of a certain Henry W. Wyley.
(The Fates were a triad, “each with a specific task. Clotho, who spins the thread of life, Lachesis, who measures it, and Atropus, who cuts that thread and ends it. None could function alone. A thread might be spun, but endlessly and without purpose or its natural course. [For] without the spinning, there’s nothing to measure, nothing to cut…three parts…one purpose.”)
When Felix realizes he is in danger of going down with the town, he pockets his loot and escapes. On being rescued, he settles in Ireland; raises a family; and mends his way to become a better man.
Now Felix’s descendants, the three siblings – Malachi, Gideon, and Rebecca Sullivan possess the heirloom. They decide to acquire the other two statues to complete the triad before selling the Three Fates for a good fortune. But as fate has it, Anita Waye, a black widow, seduces Malachi – sleeps with him and runs away with the statue.
The Sullivans wow to get it back and so begins their quest. Traveling from Ireland to Helsinki, Prague, and New York they meet many a people, some who help them – while some who pledge to do anything to obtain the Three Fates, esp. the greedy, scheming Anita.
The trio sticks together to avoid getting killed before they can accomplish their mission. But how they do it and what all they undergo is what you have to read.
Fans of Nora Roberts are sure to love this fast-paced adventurous romantic thriller.
The characters have been etched to perfection and the plot is gripping. The dialogues are lively and memorable. You might feel the whole talk about fate and free will is stretched a bit too much but I feel it is readable.
This tale of luck, love, fate, suspense, legend, destiny, and a whole gamut of thrill is sure to impress you. This one is a winner all the way!