JEWELS OF THE SUN
Despite the devastating blow of an unexpected divorce, Jude Murray has managed to maintain the illusion of control. However, when she realizes she hates her teaching job and her life, Jude knows she needs to escape. Her grandmother suggests Ireland, so Jude takes a six-month lease on Faerie Hill Cottage in her grandmothers hometown of Ardmore.
What isnt mentioned in the travel brochure is the fact that the unhappy ghost of Lady Gwen haunts Judes new home. The legend states that Lady Gwen is still pining for her lost love, Carrick the Faerie Prince. When Jude spots Gwen, she doubts her own sanity, but when she meets and talks to Carrick in the local cemetery, she is certain she has lost it.
Jude is quickly drawn into small-town life. Gallaghers Pub is the social gathering spot, and Jude is taken aback by her reaction to bar owner Aidan Gallagher. Aidan has traveled the world and returned home to his roots. The feisty American touches an emotional chord, and Aidan begins a determined campaign to wear down her defenses. The bets are placed and the whole town is watchingwho will win in this battle of love?
JEWELS OF THE SUN is the first book in the awesome Nora Roberts new Irish Trilogy. The lives of Aidan, Shawn and Darcy Gallagher are sure to make for hours of reading pleasure. (Dec., 384 pp., $7.50)