Jewels of the Sun
Jude Murray, sensible and structured, quits her job and leaves her home in Chicago. She needs a respite from her life. She has decided to spend six months at her grandmother's cottage in Ireland. She leaves a failed marriage and a mediocre career as a psychology teacher. She fears for her own sanity - that she may be on the verge of a breakdown.
Jude finds the romance she has missed all her life. The myths and folklore of Ireland pull her in. The people, the ancient stories, the emotions all attract her in a way she does not understand. She has never allowed herself to let go before. Yet here, in Ireland, she feels she may be able to find herself.
Jude also finds the people. Especially Aiden Gallagher, the owner of the local pub. Aiden attracts Jude from the moment she meets him. She finds a friend in him, as well as his sister, Darcy, and another local woman, Brenna O'Toole. She discovers that she can have friends who like her for who she is, not what she should be, what she wears, or what she does. The longer she stays, the more Jude realizes that she is responsible for her own life. She will not allow anyone to tell her what is good for her again.
Sigh! This is another charmer by Nora Roberts. I started listening to it on tape and was sucked in, especially by the lilting Irish accents the reader uses. Yet by the time I was half way through the book I couldn't wait any longer until my next car trip alone. In an unusual step for me, I stopped by the library and picked up a paper copy and finished it in one evening. Normally I can discipline myself to finish books on tape in that format. This one was too good and had me too involved. It will melt the heart of any romance reader. This one is too good to miss. And yes, I also borrowed the sequel, Tears of the Moon. I'll start it shortly! The last one is The Heart of the Sea.
Notice: Explicit sexual content
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