From #1 New York Times bestselling 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…
Book One of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy
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…
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I enjoyed the book a little hard for me to follow at some points but found it interesting can’t wait to read the second book.
Imagine My Surprise...
...when I found that this latest Nora Roberts did not immediately capture my attention. In fact, I found myself thinking I'd read-or she'd written-the story before. Ancient battle between good and evil transported to the present, with modern-day love stories mixed in? Definite retread. I eventually grew to enjoy the characters, although even there I felt not only classic Nora writing but, dare I say it?, formulaic prose. I love stories set in Ireland, but this felt too travelogue-ish. The highlight of the book was Iona and her willingness to be vulnerable. Will I download the successive books? Sure. I still want to know what happens to the characters and the bad guy. Will I grumble about the issues? Probably.
The beginning of this trilogy is very similar to others Roberts has written; she just combines it with her Irish and horse backgrounds. Not much new-