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.
All of them, Katherine Kellergren was able to bring them all alive.
Her irish lilt in her voice and her ability to make you know which character is talking.
It was all great
I love highlander romance books set in England, Scotland or Ireland. I'm also a big fan of Karen Marie Moning and Nora Roberts.
Yes. Katherine Kellgren was an actor and distinguished the voices so well that I became entrenched in the story.
I liked this story. But the narration was at many points almost yelling (no it was not my volume). The depiction of the Irish ladies had to my ear/perception the tone of a rather snobbish woman rather than my perception of a country person. I did think the Irish accent was done well.
The narrator was too much. It made me uncomfortable. She would be too expressive at the wrong times...
More fun dialogue. And better banter between the lead characters.
The narrator is dreadful. Iona always sounds hysterical and shrill, and the other women sound elderly.
Someone who doesn't shriek all the time.
Might have been better reading the book than listening.
Meh - not sure. The narrator's voice just grates on my nerves. I read the print version before listening, and the narrator makes it sound like some of the characters are 60 years old.
No. Not at all. I've never had to change the volume so much while listening to an audiobook. She goes from whispering to shouting hysterically and back within minutes.
The narration does not really do the story justice. Its classic N.R. but its a painful listen.
Write an original story. This book felt like a mash up of about four other well known series.
Narrator's voice did not portray characters very well. I kept thinking the voices were portrayed "older" than the characters were written.
Repetitive plot summarization throughout the book.
I love Nora Roberts' books. I have never been disappointed before but just can't get through this book. I feel like I already know how each story will proceed and can't find an original spark in this particular book. I wish I could have loved it but just can't.
I have started and stopped this book at least 5 times. I really hope it gets more interesting because right now I am just plain bored.
Yes. I enjoyed the story and the characters.
Reminded me of Robert's Circle Trilogy.
For the most part, I enjoyed the narration. However, I absolutely HATED the voice that she used for Iona. This was disconcerting to say the least, as it made it rather hard to like Iona's character to begin with. I had hoped that it would get better as the story went along. Sadly, it didn't.
Iona feeling as if she was finally part of a family.
"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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