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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Brides O' the Emerald Isle


I have finished quite a few books lately and this was one of them.

Title: Bride O' the Emerald Isle
Author:Pamela Griffin/ Vickie McDonough/ Tamela Hancock Murray/ Linda Windsor
Mass Market Paperback: 348 pages
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Genre: Christian Romance/ Fiction
Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5

This books has 4 stories; A Legend of Love, A Legend of Peace, A Legend of Mercy, and A Legend of Light. A Legend of Love is ther main story, you could say while the other stories, yes can be seperate, they also give some background to the main story as well.

The main story. It is about Moyra O'Cullen in a little town in Ireland called Ballymara. In this town there is the Ballymara Castle where the Pledging Stone Chapel has beenn the place of many lasting marriages. However this is threatned by a travel reporter, Jack Andrews, who has a desire to discredit this tale. This part of the story takes place in contemporary Irealnd. It was good for what it was I just wished that this story was more developed.

Then there were the three stories all of them take place farther and farther from the present time. It starts from 1895 dealing with an American cowboy and an Irish lady so to speak. the next story is about 2 orphans, Ardghal descended from a clan that has been causing trouble. While the other, Brenda is related to a Lord and the romance between her and Ardghal may cause so problems. The last story takes place in 500 AD where it deals with the spreading of new Christianity, here a believer and a pagan cross paths and because of one night of lies, are forced into marriage.

From these stories it helps bring about the legend of the pledgins stone.

Overall this story is a quick and easy fun read, but besides that I wish there was more development. To be honest each of these books could have been seperate or part of a series and it would have been better. If you want something simple and fun, without the sex like a lot of other romances have then this is the book for you.


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