From number-one New York Times best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a trilogy about the land we’re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love.…
With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends. Ireland.
County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations - and where her destiny awaits.
Iona arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan’s directions, an unfailingly optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. Not far from the luxurious castle where she is spending a week, she finds her cousins, Branna and Connor O’Dwyer. And since family is family, they invite her into their home and their lives.
When Iona lands a job at the local stables, she meets the owner, Boyle McGrath. Cowboy, pirate, wild tribal horsemen, he’s three of her biggest fantasy weaknesses all in one big, bold package.
Iona realizes that here she can make a home for herself - and live her life as she wants, even if that means falling head over heels for Boyle. But nothing is as it seems. An ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope - and love – alive.…
Don’t miss the next two books in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy!
©2013 Nora Roberts (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
She never disappoints
My mistake. I lost interest in witches etc. This is probably great for someone else.
I'm thinking of God more lately.
Wrong choice for me. I appreciate the power and peace of God more and more as this world gets darker and more perverted. I used to like Halloween, now we are in a nightmare.
I bet this is a great story, I just don't have the patience to listen to it with the Irish accent.
I'm Irish myself. And I don't even like my accent.
In my top 5!
When Brenna, Myra and Iona had a pity-party after Boyle ranted to Finn his unsure feeling for Iona ...
No, haven't listened to her performances before, that I know of. But I love her voice, and how each character, even the men, had their own distinctness. I could tell of whom she was referring to even when it didn't call for it ... Her voice is also very pleasant and soothing at times when needed ...
Yes ... and have listened to it at least three times already!
Keep up the good writing Nora ...
I mentally switched off at 1.30 minutes in and was bored by it at 2 hour mark and turned it OFF for good.
Started off well then I got the feeling of 'more or the same,' and slow story.
A faster moving plot.
I'm not a Nora Roberts fan, I know many love her work this started good then just lost me. Just not my taste. Two hours of storytelling that could have been more exciting if told in thirty minutes or at the very least been edited to remove 25% in order to speed the plot and have more happening with less embroidery of words—words which were great to begin with initially but became tedious at the two hour mark once you had had enough of them.
The relationship that develops between the cousins.
No, no and no. This was painful to listen to. Yelled through out story and way to dramatic..
The romance was a little weak, but still a good story.
The story line was ok. Narration. Uhh.. Welll. Loud to the point of screeching. Over dramatic and old hag like. When I started the book, I thought the first female character was supposed to be an old witch. Once the narration continued and I realized that she was a young woman, I was shocked. The voice was nothing like that of a young woman or even a middle aged women. The voice was that of an old clichéd witch over a bubbling cauldron.
I'm sorry, I couldn't get past the narrator. She distracts from the story.
If they are read like this one, I would not listen to another one of her recordings.
That villain is crap.
I'm sure that this particular narrator is probably really good at her job, but this was a poor match for her. Did she read the book before she recorded it? Maybe she didn't know that the witches in the book were supposed to be desirable and that's why she made them sound like old ladies with breathing disorders.
This performance is over the top and completely unbelievable. I am usually a Nora Roberts fan, but I really did not enjoy this book at all!
Take more time writing it.
In every way.
The plot kept my constant attention, the characters were well developed, and I can't wait for the next book in this series.
I got attached to all the characters and felt like I was part of the story.
I loved her as narrator.
Yes, I couldn't wait to get back to it.
I highly recommend this series.
Liked the story but the narrator is overly dramatic which makes it difficult to enjoy the audiobook. Would be better to read this one.
Absolutely I would recommend this! At times the narration may seem a little over the top, but with the premise of the story being about witches, I think it created the perfect ambiance. I truly loved this audiobook, i've listened to it several times. I've listened to many, but in my opinion this was the best narration I've heard. I was so disappointed when the second book used a different narrator. I couldn't even tell who was speaking when in that book. Don't ruin a good thing, bring Katherine Kellgren back for the 3rd book!
Hard to say as I haven't finished yet. I love audio books, but I am having a real hard time getting past the narration of this book.
She must have done some sort of theater work. All the characters sound like they're in their 80s while the heroine sounds like she's an over eager 12 year old.
I love a good old fashioned Nora book and this may be a great one, but being as I can't get past the ridiculous narration to actually pay attention to the story I can't tell if this story is really all that good or not. I think I'll borrow the book to read after awhile and give it another shot in the future.
"Fantastic modern witchy tale"
set in the beautiful County Mayo Katherine Kellgren transports you back to a time of witch craft and famine where a young witch lives the life of a mother as well as a powerful witch but evil is never far away ... centuries later that evil still lingers when the last part of the puzzle comes to mayo in the form of a cousin. Horses, Hawks, dogs and friendships take this tale from a bit of a slushy love story to a pleasant tale which I really enjoyed. It wasn't a taxing listen and fairly light hearted.
The performance completely spoiled the story.
If the reader had been someone who had some idea of an Irish Accent - surely an important element to a story?
No, because I have previously enjoyed READING Nora Roberts and will do so in the future, I hope
"raucus narrator !!!"
The book is a typically good Nora Roberts format,"pure escapism" but is totally spoiled for me, by the narrator .
As a huge fan, my interest is always held by the subjects written about
The narrator shouted aggressively all the way through,completely spoiling any interest I had in the story. Fortunately for me, I also have a hard copy of the book, so I could read, and put my own narrative in my head
I hope new Nora readers are not put off, her books are good and entertaining
a brilliant storyline very captivating narrated brilliantly definitely a fantastic buy cannot wait to get to the second book in the series I've loved every minute of the book.
"Escape from the every day"
Oh the story is all consuming , a wonderful escape for me ❤️ I have loved all three books .
Narrating is great !! I love the ascents :)
I felt quite insulted at the sexual embellishment, that this should be considered 'women's fiction '. I struggled to no avail
"A little witchy magic"
light fun enjoyable
all of the twists and turns
excellent reader ..atmospheric
Black Witch ... an unfinished spell
just really enjoyed it
I loved this book it had everything you could want from a Nora Roberts Novel, It frustrated me a little at the beginning though as the narrator seems to over act the text somewhat and it felt very rushed and erratic but the book was great.
All of them very believable
Once she slowed the pace and clamed down she had great accents and brought the characters to life
Yes but couldn't :(
"Wow, what a story"
Yes, was fast and exciting.
The beginning when I had no idea what to expect. The reader seemed to never take a breath, it was so fast.
lovely voice, and passion. So well read.
Cant find book 3 on Audible!
I love Nora Roberts books and enjoy listening to them, however the narrator is apalling. If a book needs an Irish accent then they should get an actor who can read in this form. The narration completlety ruins the book so much so I nearly gave up on it very early on but tried to persevere. This is one book I will be returning as I couldn't bare to finish it never mind want to listen to it again. Such a shame.
Nothing it was apalling
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