Item description for Brides O' the Emerald Isle: Of Legends and Love/A Legend of Peace/A Legend of Mercy/A Legend of Light (Heartsong Novella Collection) by Linda Windsor, Vickie McDonough, Pamela Griffin & Tamela Hancock Murray...
Overview Are legends of Ballymara's pledging stone true? Historic family tales make them seem so. Will Conn's attempts to share Christ with the Druids be ruined by a woman? When Breanda is kidnapped, will her rescuer choose his heart---or his clan? Can bitter Keely love an American cowboy? Might Moyra O'Cullen find the perfect match? 352 pages, softcover from Barbour.
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Studio: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.87" Width: 5.2" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2005
Publisher Barbour Publishing Company
ISBN 1593106319 ISBN13 9781593106317
Availability 0 units.
More About Linda Windsor, Vickie McDonough, Pamela Griffin & Tamela Hancock Murray
Linda Windsor is the best-selling, award-winning author of thirty novels, with an estimated million books in print. A former professional musician, Linda speaks often (and sometimes sings) for writing and/or faith seminars. Her recent work includes Healer and the early Celtic Fires of Gleannmara trilogy.
Linda Windsor currently resides in the state of Maryland.
Reviews - What do customers think about Brides O' the Emerald Isle: Of Legends and Love/A Legend of Peace/A Legend of Mercy/A Legend of Light (Heartsong Novella Collection)?
A Trip to Ireland to Find Romance and Chrsitianity Jun 14, 2006
If you have not had the pleasure of reading a historical christian romance before you are in for a treat. This book takes place in Ireland in the present time of now. Moyra, lives and works in Ireland. She is involved with tourism and advertising. Jack comes to Ireland to write an article for a travel magazine. But right from the start he intends to write a negative article so he can save his job. Moyra has to show Jack around, she immediately doesn't like him and knows he could take away her job and livelihood, as well as a lot of other townspeople, with his article. She grows to dislike him even more when he challenges there sacred "Pledging stone" which means any promise made there has never been broken. Well on film Jack promised to love Moyra over the pledging stone. She was furious with him! Does the pledging stone work? Does Moyra and Jack fall in love?
Through the story there are flashbacks into the past. Which is great if you like history, like me! (1850, 1350, and 500) Jack and Moyra learn all about Moyra's family trhough three more fabulous romances! I couldn't put this book down. I recommend it for anybody who wants to read about Ireland, Faith, and Love. It was such a great and inspirational read.
This was fun with a neat concept. Sep 26, 2005
A Legend of Love: Linda Windsor Ballymara, Present Day: Moyra Rose O'Cullen has her work cut out for her when a cynical American journalist arrives in Ballymara, Ireland, determined to debunk the legend of the pledging stone. Ballymara's tourism depends on the romance of the local legend, and Moyra meets this threatening challenge by digging deep into the past to uncover the roots of the legend. Not only does she have to prove the legend is authentic, but Moyra finds herself praying that the pledging stone can work its magic one more time-for her.
A Legend of Peace: Vickie McDonough Ballymara, 1895: Jilted and hurt by an American cowboy, Keely O'Cullen has her defenses up when yet another one comes into her life. Touring Ireland as part of a Wild West sow, Nick Dalton is injured when Keely's carelessness causes his horse to throw him. He ends up in her home being cared for by Keely's doctor father. Keely tries to keep her walls up, but Nick is just as determined to tear them down.
A Legend of Mercy: Pamela Griffin Ballymara, 1359: Breanda and orphaned Ardghal have loved each other since they were children when the injured Ardghal was taken into Ballymara castle. Yet English law may prevent them marrying because Breanda is Anglo, and Ardghal is pure Gaelic-an association forbidden by the Statutes of Killkenny. Then, Breanda is kidnapped and all evidence points to Ardghal and his clan. To rescue her could result in capture and death for him.
A Legend of Light: Tamela Hancock Murray Ballymara, AD 500: Conn, a Christian, has arrived in the glen to find rest and quiet. Instead, he discovers he's landed in the midst of a druid society and ends up teaching them the word of God and about Jesus, and becomes known as the Holy Man. Word of the healing of one of their clan women piques the curiosity of Sorcha and she goes to hear him speak. Conn is very handsome and Sorcha is captivated. She determines to have him for her own, even if she has to resort to trapping him through lies and pretense to force a union between them.
This Barbour four-in-one is a bit different. We start out in contemporary Ireland with the O'Cullen clan and start the journey into the past to discover the roots of the legend of the pledging stone. Instead of starting at the earliest time, we go backwards each time. At the end of each period, we come back to today and learn more of how Moyra and her American journalist are faring.
This is fun reading, a unique blend of "now" and "then" that will keep you turning the pages to learn how the pledging stone influences each of the O'Cullens as their story unfolds. Get your copy now.
And that ain't no blarney! Hey, I couldn't resist. A delightful subject with talented writers!!
A wonderful surprise! Apr 24, 2005
This is a fun collection of stories-within-a-story, all centering around the fictional Irish town of Ballymara and its romantic local legend, spanning several generations from 500 AD, when Christianity first found the Irish people, to the present.
To be honest, I am not a huge fan of novellas and was most interested in this set because of Linda Windsor, a favorite Christian historical novelist. The three other stories, however, provided a wonderful surprise: well-written, engaging characters and the charm that makes me love nearly anything Irish. By the time I finished reading this volume--straight through, I might add, putting real life on hold as one should with a good book--I felt I'd truly visited the Emerald Isle myself, in four different time periods.
A Wonderful Tale Apr 23, 2005
This anthology delves into the past to tell the story of different generations of a family, going back into the 900s. A very interesting and well written book by these four authors. All four of the stories reaches for your heart.