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Publisher's Summary

A talented songwriter, Shawn Gallagher spends his days lost in reverie and wonder, oblivious to the wiles of women and the ways of the world. He claims that he's content with his life, but his music tells a different story - one of loneliness and desperate longing.

No one understands why Shawn doesn't put his musical gift to profitable use - least of all Brenna O'Toole, a fiercely independent tomboy who has been secretly in love with him for years. But it is only when Shawn gives in to the mysteries of magic that he gets the chance to fulfill his destiny as a man and a musician - as the song in his head keeps time with the beating of a woman's heart.

Emerald Isle: listen to the rest of the Irish Jewels trilogy.
©2005 Nora Roberts (P)2005 Brilliance Audio

Critic Reviews

"Delightful to the core, this novel once again proves that Roberts is a storyteller of immeasurable diversity and talent." ( Publishers Weekly)
"With clear-eyed, concise vision and a sure pen, Roberts nails her characters and settings with awesome precision, drawing readers into a vividly rendered world of family-centered warmth and unquestioned magic." ( Library Journal)

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  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 12-13-10

Love and Ireland

I fell in love with Ireland,the Irish and their folklore! Typically Nora Roberts - romantic to the core!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Debbie
  • Newton, MA, USA
  • 10-03-09

A lot of fun

I loved the book - the story really is a sweet love story. The narrator is mostly o.k. but does have her moments of brilliance.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Tanya
  • Fort Monroe, VA, United States
  • 06-04-10

Good Trilogy

I love this entire trilogy.I am a fan of Nora Roberts Science Fiction and Fantasy books. Wish she did more of them!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • tina
  • elkton, MD, United States
  • 05-25-10

like the wizard of oz

lions tigers and bears but in ireland fairies ghost and curses oh my its right over the rainbow I didnt want to come home aunty em

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Longing to see Ireland

Loved this series. I now want to see the green hills of Ireland. Beautiful romance and excellent narration.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Tears of the Moon

I can hardly bare to listen to the narrator, she is so monotone and pauses so much, ug the pausing, it makes me crazy, it's like listening to my eight year old read. I have listened to the first two books in this trilogy but I don't think I will listen to the last one. It's a great story and she does good with the Irish accent but other than that the reading is just terrible! I hope that some of these reviews get to her, I would want to know if I was that bad so I could stop or get better:)

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ENJOYABLE BOOK, WITH AN IRISH LILT

SEAN GALLAGHER WAS MY FAVOURITE OF THE GALLAGHERS, AND HE WAS WELL MATCHED WITH BRENDA. HIS DEEP THOUGHTFUL SONGWRITERS SIDE WITH HER INTENSELY PRACTICAL NO NONSENSE SIDE.

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  • renee
  • United States
  • 08-27-12

Great!

I loved the story and wish it was longer! Would recommend to all readers! Enjoy!

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  • Heidi
  • CENTURION, South Africa
  • 01-17-09

See men have feelings too

So often you read a book from a man's point of view and it's wonderful to have this insight!

The two of them make a perfect match and you sometimes want to give them both a shake, but they get there in the end.

This is the type of book that wants to make one visit Ireland and go to a far off town and experience the hospitality and openness for your self!

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  • Marquitha
  • Phoenixville, PA, United States
  • 10-26-17

started too slow with stunted delivery

the performance was slow and jagged at the starry and I almost quit the book. the ending seemed rushed and abrupt, like the author just wanted to be done with it. if nout in a series I would not have continued

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  • Christina
  • 03-22-17

Lovely romantic Irish tale.

Enjoyable romantic Irish tale. Excellent narration. Predictable but a nice second book to this series.

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  • PJ van Zetten
  • 05-30-15

Entertaining if predictable

The story is what you would expect from Nora Roberts' magical pen. Patricia Daniels Irish accent leave much to be desired & distracted from the story.