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.
I like that the reader used the brogue, to kind of "bring it home" that it was in Ireland. Although, from my experience, her brogue was just a little more Scottish. I can't do either very well, but had family from both locations. Her voice was also very pleasant.
I thought of Nora's "True Betrayals" when I was listening, as it really reminded me of that book, with all of the attention the horse got. But more, I really thought it was VERY similar to the Irish Thoroughbred books.
Too often she went WAY over the top with the intensity. Not every spell has to be done like it means life or death. It made the actual climax a little anticlimactic.
I really liked the story, and can't wait to read the next one (read or listen-doesn't matter to me!)
First off,I'm a Nora Roberts fan.There hasn't been a book of hers that I have read & not liked. This is a very good story,fun characters & interesting situations.A good blend of romance,mystery,suspence & fun,everything to keep me wanting more.I am interested in reading the next two installments to this trilogy but I think I'll stick with actually"reading"it though.The narrator was good,very expressive but unfortunately she was hard to follow, to differentiate between the characters.Who was doing the talking,other wise she did very well. Not many women narrators can pull off a mans voice let alone an Irish or Scottish accent but she did but her Irish accents were too similar which confused the characters.great book though.Loved it:)
I liked the main character, Iona, very much. The beginning of the story was very interesting, starting with Iona's ancestors. I wish the rest of the story had been as interesting. The storyline had alot of potential that was wasted. I did not like the other female characters.
No, I wouldn't recommend this book. There are other Nora Roberts books that are much better. Maybe, I would have liked this book a little more, if I had read it instead of listened.
This narrator was acting, not reading. Actually, she OVER-acted. When listening to an audio book, I want to feel like I'm being read to. This narrator negativley affected my listening experience.
Yes, start writing reviews on this site:)
This narrator would probably be fine if she toned it down.
It is such a great story! What's not to love? You have witches, demons, Scotland, romance,
and a great story! This book kept me interested from the start. Never a boring moment, sometimes you couldn't catch your breath. Great sex scenes to! If you like this kind of fiction, you will love this!
I am addicted to listening!!!
Captivating, interesting, wanting
When they were in the final fight
I loved when she learned to float the feathers for the first time....
Yes I could have
I can't wait for Book 2 of this series to be released.
Good interesting Story
I felt like the narrator was screaming at me throughout the story. It was irritating.
I would. I love Nora Roberts and I'm loving the story. I love any of her books set in Ireland!
Oui! Any narrator would have been better. She was so dramatic about EVERYTHING. This is one I wish I had simply read on my own....and I love audio books!... Its too bad. If she reads the other two I won't be buying them here.
I enjoyed the story but the narrator made it hard to listen. The narrator did a poor job in the sound of the different characters voices. All the Irish people sounded the same.
I don't think I would.
Get a new narrator.
I would recommend this audiobook. It's Nora Roberts, her books always hold your attention.
Try not to compare books, tend to be misleading.
Regarding the narrator: I believe she's getting a bad rap. To some it might seem "over the top" but to me she was rather compelling. I definitely know the difference between a really bad narrator and a narrator that has their own style. I like her style.
I almost didn't select this book because of the above reviews-thankfully I followed my own instincts. Reviews sometimes can do more damage than good.
Iona Sheehan decides to move from the States to Ireland in search of her long lost heritage and find some answers as to why she has magical powers. She learns she's part of a long line of dark witches and the missing link to complete a circle of 3 with her cousins. They need the complete power to defeat a thousand year old witch who's been haunting their dreams and their lives. The story is very good with thrills and chills at every angle but the narrator over exaggerates and I find myself with little headaches throughout the book. I know the story is suppose to be captivating by the powerful spells and magic but calm down narrator and quit blasting my ear drums out...so moat it be! Yes, the book is credit worthy but turn your headphones down and get ready for some overexaggrated narration.
"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
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.
"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!
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