When two embattled souls meet up in Ireland after years in war-torn sites doing medical and photojournalism jobs, the expected happens. A lovely book for those who enjoy Irish settings, and some good storylines as well.
It was a nice, sweet story. It's romantic with some paranormal elements.
Even though I really liked both Michael and Erin, I had a hard time with the transition of Erin's character. She scoffed pagan healing crystals but easily was convinced to believe in ghosts and reincarnation. The change happened quite suddenly and wasn't quite believable. My biggest pet peeve with Ross's books is that she recycles her characters and puts different names on them. She definitely does that here and it feels a little bit like a rip off.
Nevertheless, it was beautifully written and I enjoyed it. I believe it's part of a series so I will be reading the other too as well: "Women's Heart" and "Lake's Legend." I know this is the second one in the series and I think if I read "Women's Heart" first I might be able to keep track of the kids a bit better.
JoAnn Ross brings another of Coldwater Cove's citzens to life in this poignant tale of family friendship, loyalty and loss, courage and suffering. Most of all, this is a story of love's miraculous powers. I enjoyed the book very much and would recommended it to anyone who enjoys a good romance.
Tina D. reviewed Fair Haven (Castlelough, Bk 2) on
Erin O'Halloranhas witnessed the atrocities of war firsthand. But when she travels to Western Ireland to attempt to save a dying friend and mentor, she faces her greatest challenge yet. And when she happens to meet the love of her life, matters become unexpectedly complicated.
After spending years capturing war's horrors in his camera lens, photojournalist Michael Joyce escapes to his Irish family's farm, yearning to shut out the world. But fate has other plans for himincluding unbidden feelings for Dr. O'Halloran and the unexpected rewards of fatherhood.
Surrounded by Ireland's magic, Erin and Michael begin to see nightmares replaced by dreams. But it will take mre than one miracle before they discover the answers to their deepest questions...the ones they had never dared ask.