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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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.
I haven't read the print edition yet.
Katherine has to be one of the best narrators that I have ever heard. She had great accents and change of voice for all characters. During all parts of the book she actually made me feel like I was there.
I love Nora Roberts books and Katherine was the perfect narrator.
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