Genres: Romance, Suspense
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…
Romantic adventure to recover mythological treasure.
My Thoughts on Three Fates
A few years after the sinking of the Titanic, the passengers aboard the Lusitania have no fear of sinking – and no knowledge that they are about to caught in the crossfire of war. On board the doomed ship, Henry Wyley is thinking about who he is going to track down once landing on the other side of the Atlantic: a man who may know about Lachesis, the second Fate. He already has the first, Clotho, secreted away in his stateroom. Or, at least, he did . . . until thief Felix Greenfield lifts the pretty silver statue and slips it into his pockets just moments before the first torpedo hits the Lusitania. Everyone thinks Clotho went down with the ship, but there are those who are willing to go to dangerous lengths to determine the truth – and control the Three Fates.
I had never read a book by Nora Roberts before and, I’ll admit it: I was a little skeptical. But, I was very pleasantly surprised with “Three Fates.” The book is a great mash-up of adventure, mythology, history, and, of course, romance.
Siblings Malachi, Gideon, and Rebecca Sullivan once had one of the Fates. But Malachi, much to his chagrin, was robbed of the treasure by Anita Gaye. (Anita is the widow of Paul Morningside, who was the owner of one of the most reputable antiquities dealers in New York.) Antia is out to find the other Fates, and so are the Sullivans, who are also set on recovering the Fate that has been in their family since the early 1900s.
Malachi seeks out mythology scholar and author, Dr. Tia Marsh, hoping she has information that may help him in his family’s pursuit. What he doesn’t expect is to develop true feelings for the woman who he romances for information.
Gideon heads to a strip club in Prague to track down Cleo Toliver, who may have a line on the second Fate. Forced to run across Europe to escape Anita’s overzealous employees, Gideon and Cleo find in each other more than either one of them bargained for.
Sulking back at home in Cobh, Ireland, Rebecca Sullivan is a wizard on the computer who wants the chance to travel just like her brothers. Her chance comes in the form of security expert Jack Burdett, who has sought her out while pretending to work on behalf of Anita. As it turns out, Jack has something both the Sullivans and Anita want. But what he finds in Rebecca could change everything for everyone involved.
I loved the story. In mythology, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropus (the Three Fates) are goddesses of fate and destiny. Clotho spins, Lachesis measures, and Atropus cuts the thread of time and life. Roberts creates a story that plays with the notions of fate, destiny, and the power of three. I found the story a little slow to get started, but, by the beginning of the third chapter, I was hooked completely. Anyone have a Nora Roberts recommendation for me?