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Subject: Need Irish Romances
Date Posted: 2/16/2010 4:08 AM ET
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I am looking for suggestions of a GOOD Irish romance. Everyone in our PBS book group is reading one for March.

"Irish" can be a variety of things...as in set in Ireland or an Irish hero or heroine, an Irish family, and Irish bond servant in America, etc.

I'd like some titles to check on.


Date Posted: 2/16/2010 8:15 AM ET
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The Irish Devil - Donna Fletcher

Date Posted: 2/16/2010 8:23 AM ET
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The Passions of Emma Peneleope Williamson....great book......extreme tear jerker.....would make for great discussion.

Date Posted: 2/16/2010 8:50 AM ET
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Uncertain Magic by Laura Kinsale

Date Posted: 2/16/2010 9:10 AM ET
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I enjoyed Nora Roberts' Born in trilogy - Born in Fire, Born in Ice, Born in Shame. she also did another Irish trilogy - not sure of hte order but included Tears of the Moon and I think Tears of the Sun. The Born in trilogy my faves were Ice and Shame though they kinda build off each other with a different couple being the main romance in each book

Date Posted: 2/16/2010 9:45 AM ET
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Whispers of Heaven - Candace Proctor (irish hero set in Australia)

Date Posted: 2/16/2010 10:20 AM ET
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One of my favorite Nora trilogies is the one eluded to above-It's the Ardmore trilogy-Tears of the Moon, Jewels of the Sun and Heart of the Sea.  contemporary as most of Nora's are.

Irish Eyes is a series of traditional Regencies-have the Irish Bride on my shelf but I know that you can search the others. 

Irish Magic is a set of I think two books that are anthologies of famous authors like Roberta Gellis, Susan Wiggs, etc.

Both Elizabeth Stuart and Kimberly Cates have historicals set in Ireland written in the late 80's/early 90's that I throughly enjoyed.  Crown of Mists is one. 

Alexis Harrington has Irish Bride set in Ireland and America

One of Jo Beverley's Company of Rogue's books is set at least partially in Ireland.  I want to say Forbidden Magic but I'm not sure. 

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Date Posted: 2/16/2010 11:11 AM ET
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Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley, the sequal to Gone With the Wind is set almost completely in Ireland and deals with Scarletts Irish relatives.  Good read.

Date Posted: 2/16/2010 12:25 PM ET
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JoAnn Ross has some books set in Ireland that I remember enjoying(it's been a few years since I read them)




Date Posted: 2/16/2010 4:13 PM ET
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I concur with either Whispers of Heaven or The Passions of Emma.  I've read The Irish Devil, but I can't remember a single thing about it:P  Seems like I enjoyed it, but it wasn't a keeper for me.

Oh - and I really liked Uncertain Magic by Laura Kinsale too.  It's not my favorite Kinsale, but I did like it.  The paranormal elements get a little fruity, but it's a sweet love story.

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Subject: THANKS!!!
Date Posted: 2/16/2010 4:59 PM ET
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You guys rock!!!

Thanks for all the suggestions. Off to explore...

Date Posted: 2/19/2010 7:58 PM ET
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I have the following Irish book on my PBS bookshelf ~

Irish Girls About Town
Author: Marian Keyes, Maeve Binchy, Cathy Kelly

sorry..I havent read it ~ I cant give a review of this book.

...  This is a Hardcover in great condition.., I bought it at a used book sale recently. :)

Date Posted: 2/20/2010 6:34 PM ET
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Any of Cecelia Ahern's novels.

Also, I'm reading right now The Courtship by Anna Deforest. The heroine is Irish, trying to get by in a small town in Colorado. I'm almost through reading it and it's been a nice light read.

Date Posted: 2/20/2010 10:29 PM ET
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Also recommend The Irish Devil by Donna Fletcher.