Born in Shame (Irish Born Trilogy #3)

Born in Shame (Irish Born Trilogy #3)

by Nora Roberts

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes the final novel in the Irish Born Trilogy—following Born in Fire and Born in Ice.

Shannon Bodine’s life revolves around her job as a graphic artist at a New York ad agency. But her world turns upside down when she learns the identity of her real father: Thomas Concannon.

Obeying her late mother’s wishes, Shannon reluctantly travels to County Clare. There, amid the lush landscape steeped in legend, she meets her half sisters and their families, but she’s wary of opening her heart to them—or to their charming neighbor…

Murphy Muldoon is a successful farmer and horse breeder with a romantic streak that can turn the most trite sentiment into poetry. Soon, his striking good looks and unpretentious ways have Shannon discovering the possibility of a love that was meant to be.

Don't miss the other books in the Irish Born Trilogy
Born in Fire
Born in Ice 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780515117790
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Series: Irish Born Trilogy Series , #3
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 234,557
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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.


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What People are Saying About This

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

“Nora Roberts’ concluding novel in her [Irish Born] trilogy won’t disappoint readers who’ve been tantalized by the hero in the two previous books....Her knack for crafting a good Irish romance could have kept this series going indefinitely.”—The Romance Reader

“With prose that’s lively and compelling, Roberts creates exceptional characters whose relationships with each other develop and grow, and live on in the reader’s imagination and heart.”—Publishers Weekly

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Born in Shame (Born In Trilogy Series #3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 158 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fantastic read! I laughed...I cried...I couldn’t put it down.
Teri0 More than 1 year ago
I was compelled to find out how this series ended, and it did not disappoint! Being introduced to strong headed Maggie (Fire) in book one and amazing Bri in book two (Ice - my favorite - 5 stars), we finally come full circle as the  sisters grow into their characters and their lives. If you love Ireland, you'll feel as though you're there. You'll begin to understand the way of the people and the meaning of happiness. Good read. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and series.  As always the characters and story line keep you coming back for more!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now I have read all three, I wish the ending had been different, maybe of had a little look at the future of the sisters lives,  it kinda left you wanting more.....
Aloysious More than 1 year ago
This is one of Nora Roberts' older trilogies. I have read nearly all of them, and enjoy her brand of storytelling. Great characters, good story. Roberts' books are a bit formulaic, but the character development is excellent and the stories themselves are great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book if you like the last two book you will love this one as well!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
just as good as the rest of them. if you like the fantasy elements in her other books you will like this one but it is grounded more than her fantasy books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nora had me wanting to reach into her story and shake sense into Shannon. This story was a lot like my life. I was adopted and always wondered who I really was. Nora is one of the few authors that I hate to put down her book until I have finished, and then am sad because it is over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a typical love story..well written..
kayceel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The third book in this series focuses on Shannon, Bri and Maggie's half-sister. Unknown to them most of their lives, they begin a search for her after discovering letters written from her mother to their father, telling him of her pregnancy.The first Shannon hears of her illegitimacy (and the fact that the "father" she's always known and loved was not actually her blood relative) on her mother's deathbed, and when the man hired by Bri and Maggie approaches Shannon, asking to contact her sisters, she's reluctant.However, as a trip to Ireland is too much to decline, Shannon ends up staying in Brianna's bed and breakfast and catching the eye of Bri's neighbor Murphy. Sexiness and some weird past life stuff happens.As with others in Roberts' many series, I kept reading for other characters - in this case, I kept waiting for Murphy to have his story (as he was the character that intrigued me from the first book). This was a bit too sappy for me, but it passed the time!
CaGr1208 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a really interesting book to read. I couldn't decide how the ending would be and whether Shannon would end up staying with her half sisters.
van_stef on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great conclusion to a great series. Long lost sister gets reunited and they all live happily ever after.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story premise is more true to life since it doesn't have fanciful characters interacting with the main characters to propel the story. The other two books in the trilogy also tell their stories in the same way. I recommend the trilogy for the psychological challenges it presents the reader to figure out what the next step the characters will take.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved all three books, want more was a wonderful read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story and characters needed more story of its own
BaronessBookTrove More than 1 year ago
I read this one just as fast as the other Born in Trilogy books. The reason for that is because they are soo good that you don't ever want to put them down for a second in case you forget with where you were reading at. Trust me that has happened before and I was like -.- NOOOO THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING!!! Let's just say that I wasn't a very happy person at all. So I recommended with this trilogy to only put it down for a couple of seconds before going back to reading it or you won't be a happy person like I was at certain points. But other than that this book was such a good read. This time we start out with the youngest Concannon sister who isn't really a Concannon since she was a child born out of wedlock. Or at least almost born out of wedlock. Anyways this girl is like a mixture of Maggie and of her own self. This one to most seemed like a rush job but I love it nonetheless. Nora was doing a different thing for it. Shannon, unlike her other sisters, didn't want to stay in County Clare, Ireland she loved it back home even though while she is in Ireland she has been painting much more than what she did back home in New York. Shannon is such a good mix for the Concannon family and it's also just a really good book. Much like the other two. I once again give a Nora Roberts book five stars for an excellent writing and character development and just being awesome with this book. To read more book reviews like this one please go to my book review blog site @ baronessbooktrove. Thanks so much! You won't regret it!!!
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Very good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
[Duude. I need sleep. Its like 3:45am. I'll be on tomorrow.]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waits for his Master, sleeping on the bed.
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