Determined to re-evaluate her life, Jude Murray flees America to take refuge in Faerie Hill Cottage in the small Irish village of Ardmore. Surrounded by the beautiful scenery and refreshed by a more relaxed lifestyle, Jude finds herself fascinated by the local folklore. Even her cottage seems to have a resident ghost and Jude decides to embark on ...Read MoreDetermined to re-evaluate her life, Jude Murray flees America to take refuge in Faerie Hill Cottage in the small Irish village of Ardmore. Surrounded by the beautiful scenery and refreshed by a more relaxed lifestyle, Jude finds herself fascinated by the local folklore. Even her cottage seems to have a resident ghost and Jude decides to embark on a personal research project to find out more. Finally back in Ireland after years of travelling, Aidan Gallagher is also something of an expert when it comes to his country's haunting myths. He's returned to devote himself to managing the family's business. But in Jude Murray he sees a woman who can soothe his heart and stir his blood. And he begins to share the legends of the land with her- while they create a passionate history of their own...Read Less
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This Irish series has to be one of the most "fun" series Nora Roberts ever wrote.
I bought this book for a friend, but then told her I'd like it back after she read it, as I would like to read it again.
Jun 11, 2007
A perfect Romance Novel
Ok, take the Irish landscape, put a 6ft tall incredibly handsome male in it with a heroin whose in contact with a Faery-prince in awaitings for his beloved and what do you get?. A perfect romance novel swiping you off your feet like only Nora Roberts can!!!
The Irish Myths entwined in this story were lovely to come across again. You can really feel Nora?s love for Ireland. Eventhough this novel talks about a prophecy it?s not taking the overhand on the story, which makes it a great love-story to read.
It describes the search of a 28-year old Jude to find herself, find out what it truly is she wants and longs for and if that happens to be 31 year old Aidan Gallagher that will suit him just fine. When he asks her to marry him and she says no, his arrogance starts to surface bringing him in experiences he never been in before.
What I love most is how, as a 29 year old woman myself, I can really relate to that search Jude is going through. Everyone has a search like that in their life, where you accumulate what you?ve achieved and see if it really is what you want, and if not, just change the whole setting to your liking. It?s such a simple thing Nora Roberts used to make a story around but when it?s well written it makes a great story to read while sipping tea and eating biccies.
All in all this novel is yet again showing Nora Roberts being a solid-great romance author. I?m looking forward to read on in this trilogy and see if Shawn and Darcy will find their life?s roots as well in Ardmore, county Waterford, Ireland.
Publishers Weekly, 1999-10-11 In her recent romance trilogies, Roberts (Carnal Innocence, etc.) has combined ghosts with lively humor and vivid sensuality. In this first volume of her newest series, Jude Murray, an American psychologist, has come to spend six months at Faerie Hill Cottage on the Irish coast to study Irish folklore and escape her dreary, uneventful life in Chicago. Faerie Hill is haunted by the 300-year-old ghost of Lady Gwen, who turned down the proposal of Carrick, king of the fairies, and is doomed to wander alone until three couples can find happiness. These three will include the engaging Gallagher siblings (Aidan, the eldest, Darcy and Shawn), who operate the local pub. Aidan, who senses the fire beneath Jude's controlled exterior, is smitten with the visiting American. His passion for her draws him away from his responsibilities at the pub as he share with her the lore of the land. Roberts, a storytelling wizard, is at her best here, creating a fantastic setting for the continuing romantic tales of the Gallaghers. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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