Rachel Ford has returned to Kilbrook to take revenge on the bullies who ruined her childhood and destroyed her family. Australian actor Finn MacKenzie sets hearts fluttering when he arrives in Kilbrook to help his aunt. Finn isn't looking for love, but there's a definite spark between them. Rachel is torn between her desire for revenge and this new love affair. Will he understand why she must keep her promise, no matter the cost?
©2014 Isabella Connor (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
"[A] compelling, fast-paced read with a plot that builds inexorably" (Irish Independent on Beneath an Irish Sky)
An Irish Promise is absolutely one of the best romance/mystery books I have ever read. Isabella Connor is such a talented author. There were the BEST surprises though out the story. Characters are developed well and the story flows, even with flashbacks. Her use of a diary to take the listener back in time to events is very helpful. I am now a FAN of Ms. Connor and can't wait to read another one of her novels.
It is a toss-up between Finn and Rachel as to who is my favorite character. Finn has already completed his transformation by the time the story begins, but the story has more to do with Rachel's vengeance and her growth as her actions reap fruit that she had not planned on. Eventually her willingness to forgive has the most impact in the story.
Noreen Leighton is an excellent performer of Audible books. She pauses at the onset of scene changes and chapters, uses inflection well, and pronounces word correctly. Her use of an Irish dialect is very appropriate for this book. Her reading added to the enjoyment of this book, not distracted from it.
The moment that Rachel discovered who Finn actually was and when Rachel forgave her first bully rank equally as moments that I will remember from An Irish Promise.
A MUST read!
"Saved at the End"
The first half of this book is really a slog. It was hard to empathise with the heroine and her tragic life. The book was somewhat redeemed in the second half when the author pulled a few surprises out of her hat. The epilogue made me gag. You can only take so much happiness.
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