Published by Jove on November 1, 1999
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In her new trilogy, New York Times #1 Best Selling author, Nora Roberts returns to the lush, green hills of Ireland, where love is forever touched by magic - And where the Gallagher siblings explore the depth of their fiery hearts.
Determining to reevaluate her life, Jude Murray flees America to take refugee in Faerie Hill Cottage, immersing herself in the study of Irish Folk and discovers hope for the future of the magical past.
Finally back home in Ireland after years of traveling, Aidan Gallagher possesses an uncommon understanding of his country's haunting myths. Although he's devoted to managing the family pub, a hint of wildness still glints in his stormy eyes--and in Jude, he sees a woman who can both 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...
What a lovely ending!
I saw this book on sale and grabbed the whole trilogy. I really love ParaNoras and this has a ghost and a fairy king so I was definitely in! (The ebook is still just $2.99 btw and FYI this is from the ’90s so it’s not new).
Jude Murray has a driving need to go to Ireland. She can’t explain what it is that’s inside her, but something is telling her to leave Chicago and move into the little cottage her grandmother still has over in her birth town. Jude’s life has always gone to plan, and maybe that’s the problem. She always does what’s expected of her, not necessarily what she wants to do. She followed the path she assumed her parents wanted her to and she has a failed marriage and a failed career behind her. She’s a mediocre psychology professor… not because she’s bad at it, but because she doesn’t enjoy it. And that’s something it takes her a while to see; she doesn’t have a failed life, she has a different path.
Enter Aidan Gallagher. He and his siblings own the pub in town and he’s been all over the world traveling, looking for what he wants in life. From the moment Jude walked into the pub, Aidan knew she was what he wanted. With some help from the ghost haunting Faerie Hill Cottage, and the king of fairies himself, the two start to see that what they want is there right in front of them.
Nora Roberts’ trilogies, paranormal or not, are always favorites of mine. She builds the world vividly and effortlessly. Jude and Aidan aren’t alone in their story. His family, the town, the ghost, the fairy king…the whole series is set up with people invested in each other and who care. Jude has to learn to relax and let things happen. Aidan needs to learn to speak his feelings aloud. In true Nora fashion, we have a curse and the next book and couple lined up. I can’t wait!
***I bought this book