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!
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The audio version enhances the story. I started the book intheaudio version but finished it in paperback. The storyteller portraying the characters in their native dialect - Irish is wonderful and brings the whole story to life.
All of them are wonderful from Branna, Connor, Meara, Boyle, Fin and Iona are my favorites.
Full bodied and true to characters.
There were several moments that were really moving.
I already have the rest of the trilogy and can't wait to finish them.
The beginning was based in old Ireland. Beautifully written, deep and intriguing. The kind of book you dream of curling up with on a wet, wintry day. Sadly, as soon as it switched to modern times, the story died a shallow death.
Too much teenage-like romance and obvious events. I guess this is common for Nora Roberts, but the audio preview and write-up promised so much more.
Shame, because I loved all except the main character. She was made out as a chatterbox. Her squeaky, depthless dialog spoiled what could have otherwise been a very enveloping story.
It started off really slow and a bit rambly. Once Iowna calmed down and the story took hold it was much better. I want to know what happens next so I guess I will put the next one in my wish list and wait for a sale!
Attention-grabbing, captivating, fascinating
My favorite character is Fin. He is fascinating, and intriguing. There are so many shadows and questions about his and Branna’s past. I can’t wait to read more about him.
She was very overpowering. She seemed to think everything was exciting enough to yell, in fact she spent most of the book yelling. It was very annoying to have every sentence slowly get louder until she was screaming. Then go back to a normal voice just to build up to a scream again.
When Fiona was fighting the wolf in the stables.
Other than the performance there is nothing I didn’t like about this book. It’s a wonderful story and I can’t wait to read the rest of the trilogy.
Thought the book was great and the narrator was great too! Hoping to love the next 2 books as much as this one.
A solid plot, not one sex driven!
Some of her Irish trilogy's are well written.
She enunciates the Irish dialect very well.
I liked all of the characters, it is the story line which I found redundant!
"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
"Nice story spoilt by narrator"
I couldn't manage to listen to it due to the terrible "Irish" accents used by the narrator. I tried a few times and eventually gave in, luckily I#ve read the book previously and the other two books in the trilogy use a different narrator so will try them
Awful accent, she would have been better just using her own voice
Stop listening and re-read the book myself
"Terrible drivel, terribly read"
Most of Nora Roberts's fantasy novels seem to be written by formula, and this is no exception. The reader seemed to realise this and was determined to inject some drama into it, with unfortunate results.
Enjoyable story although the ending was a little abrupt - there is obviously a next book in which the drama continues. Overall a good "read".
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.
"wonderful completely wonderful ! thank you !!!!"
Whilst working from home this quite short book provides all that is needed to keep me going !!
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
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