Author: Nora Roberts [Website] [Facebook] aka Eleanor Marie Robertson Aufem-Brinke Wilder aka J. D. Robb aka Sarah Hardesty aka Jill March
Publisher: Berkley Books
Series: Cousins O'Dwyer, Bk 1
Length: 342 pages
Obtained: Library copy
Why this book?:
It's Nora Roberts and the first in a new trilogy. Plus I love the ones set in Ireland.
I always enjoy a Nora Roberts book (or at least always since she 90s or
so). And this was no exception. The characters are likeable, the
storyline interesting, ...
But I've come to recognize something else I can expect to feel about
Nora Roberts books. The characters are so perfect. Oh, don't get me
wrong. They all have their flaws. Pride, tempers, perfectionism,
self-confidence issues, etc. But somehow even their growing through and
past those flaws seems so fluid that it adds to that perfection. And
that, in turn, plays on my weakness of self-doubt etc. Which has odd
result of being enjoyable and depressing balled into one. How does that
But you probably aren't here to read about my insecurities, so let me
give my thoughts on this book in particular. Iona has traveled to
Ireland to meet her cousins, learn about her magic, and take on her role
against an enemy that has faced their family for hundreds of years.
So she spends the book learning about her powers, herself, her history,
and of course, falling in love, all while working with the horses she
loves so much. As for the evil the cousins O'Dwyer face, well he has
maintained his power over all these hundreds of years, but it is finally
time to defeat him... but maybe not all at once.
I look forward to reading the second book in the trilogy.