A wealthy businessman with Irish blood, Trevor Magee has come to Ardmore to build a theater - and uncover secrets hidden in his family's past. He thought he had given up on love long ago, but Darcy Gallagher tempts him like no woman ever has. She's gorgeous, intelligent, and she knows what she wants - and he's more than willing to give it to her.
But as their mutual attraction flares into passion, they look into their hearts - and find out what happens when you truly believe.
Emerald Isle: listen to the rest of the Irish Jewels trilogy.
©2005 Nora Roberts; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio
"Roberts is triumphant in realizing fully developed characters, as both Trevor and Darcy turn out to be vulnerable human beings with appealingly ordinary hopes and dreams." (Publishers Weekly)
I did not read the print version but I would assume so.. listening to a story about the Irish with someone reading it with the Irish accent adds to the story.
I was sad when the series was over, I loved listening to Irish having Irish background my self. Feeling like old friends who are now gone .
The last story in this series has been much of a disappointment. I found Darcy's character to be unbearable to listen to and honestly quite annoying. And the ending of the spell breaking, after three books of build up it was very...meh. The other two books in the series were great and I would read again, but this one not so much.
Too much blame was heaped onto Trevor. He had some to bear but shouldn't be expected to see through the facade Darcy worked so diligently to build from the beginning and nearly through to the end. Does she get a pass because she's pretty and talented with her singing and fiddle playing or does the girl get a pass because of gender???
As with all the other stories in the series I loved it. However, I was disappointed with the reader compared to the reader of the other stories in the series. this was the last one that I listen to and so the contrast was quite evident. I was able to get used to her but it was unfortunately a stilted reading.
While the story has some merit, the narrator is so bad as to very description. A third grader could have done better. A total waste of my time and money.
Narrator was great, whole trilogy is worthwhile if you enjoy just a hint of magic in a series about women in love in Ireland surrounding an Irish pub and its legends.
Everything about this series just really fills you with love and joy in the truest sense. I teared up more times than I can count and cried unabashedly. This was the first time I had listened to the series on Audible and I have to say that it really brought the story to a whole new level. I've read this series twice, and listened to it once. I loved it just as much this time as i did the first time I read The Gallaghers of Ardmore series.
"wont stop me from trying again"
As romances go, it had all the requirements, with a little fairy magic thrown in, however, the reader was American and tried to do and Irish accent, being Irish, it made me cringe, it was as bad as Dick Van Dikes cockney in Mary Poppins. She also once got her American and Irish people mixed up. I had to stop listening. I may go back to it later on but for now........
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