Several years ago I was at a writing event in Leicester and met the lovely Adrienne Vaughan. She gave me a beautiful paperback of the third part of this series and it has been waiting for me to get to it ever since. Now, because I’m not completely crazy I obviously had to start at the beginning of the series. So here we are with a series of reviews.
I’ll say right from the start that this is a super Irish-American series to disappear into, which is exactly what I’ve done this summer. It’s not a fast paced adventure story but we start with Marianne Coltrane’s life as an award-winning journalist whose love life is far from perfect because even when she gets it right, it goes wrong. No spoilers here.
She escapes to the remote Irish isle of Innishmahon to recover with her gorgeous dog, Monty. Here she starts to find her place in the world with the islanders that surround her and she also meets Ryan O’Gorman, Hollywood superstar actor, who’s also recovering from relationship issues. While neither are looking for anything romantic Innishmahon weaves it’s magic and they can’t help being drawn to each other.
The writing is excellent and if you’re looking for a terrific saga to lose yourself in then I can recommend this one.
Sounds great!! An island, a dog, a good looking guy, what more can you wish for. (except maybe all the chocolate cake you can eat)
You’ve summed up the perfect getaway there Darlene, haha! There’s something terribly romantic about an island I think and Adrienne captures it perfectly.
Thanks for kind comment, Darlene – there is plenty of good old fashioned Irish food in all my novels, so you might be okay without the cake! X
Thank you so much Georgia for featuring my debut on your brilliant blog! Thrilled you enjoyed it, and delighted you took the time to check out the trilogy.
It means a lot to an author when some time after creating characters you loved and found hard to leave, someone new discovers them and falls in love with them all over again.
Who knows … one day they may call me back and that little island can weave its magic all over again! X
You’re welcome, Adrienne, they’ve given me much enjoyment over the last few weeks. Hmm it will be interesting to see if you revisit that island. What a lovely thought. 🙂
I also love Adrienne Vaughan’s trilogy, once I started reading I didn’t want to put the books down. There are so many interesting and sometimes quirky characters in Adrienne’s novels, apart from the two main ones, which adds another whole layer to the story. I highly recommend her books.
Absolutely, Sarah. I read them back to back this summer and I completely agree with you on the super characters. Thanks so much for visiting.
Thanks for you lovely comments, Sarah. Some seriously quirky characters in my WIP, they even make me laugh, and I wrote the jokes! 🙂
I remember you visiting us in Leicester, Georgia. Such a special days, just as Adrienne’s writing is special. Writing and reading romance is do uplifting and I hope your followers will give this fabulous book a try.
So do I, Lizzie. Thanks for stopping by.
Great to see you here, Lizzie as I know you are penning your next best seller in the Scottish Highlands at the moment. 🙂 Totally agree, good romantic fiction is a real boost – we all need a happy ending these days, don’t we? Let’s hope we can all get together again soon, be super to see Georgia and her colleagues again, such wonderful supporters of we Indie authors. X
This is such a fabulous read. Adrienne’s first book made me a fan forever. Her books always make me want to cross the water to find all the places that she’s mentioned.
Yes, I certainly want to track down that island!
Hope it’s still there Georgia! XXX
Hello June, thank you for your kind and lovely comments. It’s wonderful when a book takes us away to somewhere we can actually see in our minds eye. As do your fabulous novels, another time and place entirely. Hope the writing is going well? X
I can only echo all the above lovely comments about Adrienne’s books and writing. They are stories that stay with you for sure. Adrienne portrays her characters and settings so brilliantly, I almost forget it’s fiction xx
Dearest Briggers, so kind of you to drop by. I love when we writers get to the stage where our characters are actually having conversations in our heads – almost as if we’re listening in secretly. The dialogue in your books always makes me feel like that too! X