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.
A different reader is needed for this book! I guess that Katherine Kellgren uses a snotty aristocratic voice thinking that it sounds Irish. Instead it is just whiny. Every few minutes she starts sounding hysterical trying to drum up excitement in the story. A total washout for me. I love Nora Roberts and was so looking forward to this book. Now you couldn't pay me to finish it. I made it to Ch. 6 and for that I think I deserve a medal.
Who knows, couldn't get past the poor performance to get into the book.
She opened her mouth. The performance is so subpar that I would rather listen to the original Whiskey Beach 10 times that to listen to one chapter of Kellgren. I only gave the performance a one because I couldn't give it any lower.
Only the author. I will buy this one in regular book form.
Can I get my money back?
I would if they enjoyed this type of story.
About middle of the road. It isn't one of her best but, not the worst, either.
From other readers, it sounds like I had the same problem they did. Her voice in some of the parts was far too shrill for my taste. Turning down the volume was sometimes the only thing I could do.
Of course, it does. We all know how his one ended, but there are the other 3 witches who are lacking in the romance department.
While this is by far not Ms. Roberts best work, it is decent. Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors, in the fiction area. Reading her books you know that there was quite a lot of research done in the locations, the lore of the land, whether in Ireland or wherever her plots are made.
I liked it, it kept me thinking about how it could end. Good suspense. Great characters.
I loved them all!
How excepting her new family was.
I can not wait for the next addition to this series.
I would and will later on
Three Sisters Island
I found that I like to read along with the narrator. Katherine has a voice that I like to listen to.
I kept this title for a couple of weeks and read around it because I saw some bad reviews.
I should know better. The first two chapters were difficult for me. When I hit chapter three and we were back in the present time it all came together for me.
I enjoyed Three Sisters Island and this is quite alot like that series. Nora writes a very good story and now I have to wait for the next two.
Interesting .fun. gripping
The young dark witch because she overcame a lot. But made freinds and found people who believed in her and loved her. And how as a team they found their place and where they belonged and with who they trusted and learned to love.
Very good reader with enough changes in the voices to keep me interested and following along. And at times I felt like I was thief with them
Yes. I hope there are more books in the series.
Love the book love Nora Roberts, but it took me three weeks to get through this book because the narrator irritated me. She made most of the characters sound old.
There were multiple moments it Nora Roberts after all.
Well, depending on the author and how much I like them it would be hard to make a decision If I would or not.
Absolutely, the story didn't end really.
Just so you know I don't ever leave a review, but I really hated the narrator and thought people should know.
Yes on the narrator. Maybe on Nora Roberts; not 100% sure. I do like to finish a series once I've started.The story wasn't all that great.
Great character differences
I've been told that Nora Roberts is a romance novelist, so being a man of serious pursuits I must be careful acknowledging I'm a fan (LOL). Nora Roberts writing about a witch returning to Ireland was an irresistible temptation. Bottom line is she is a very good writer and the narration is outstanding. I strongly recommend this book!!
Narration was over done, could be toned down by half
I loved the story and the characters
I have no idea
wait for the next stories in the series
Loved the story
I love Nora Roberts but after a half an hour of the narrator I just couldn't finish the audio book I went out and bought the print version.
Anyone who doesn't yell every sentence.
Very disappointed by the 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
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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