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The Last Bride in Ballymuir

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

interesting look at the controversy that has torn Ireland and Northern Ireland apart

After spending the last fourteen years in prison as a terrorist convicted of killing children and a garda, an amnesty program frees Michael Kilbride from his incarceration. With no place to go as his parents want nothing to do with Michael the convicted terrorist, he mo...
After spending the last fourteen years in prison as a terrorist convicted of killing children and a garda, an amnesty program frees Michael Kilbride from his incarceration. With no place to go as his parents want nothing to do with Michael the convicted terrorist, he moves in with his sister Vi, an artist to Ballymuir, Ireland. Michael takes a walk and sees a woman lifting rocks. He joins her learning that Kylie O¿Shea is a schoolteacher at the local Irish elementary school. Unable to resist, Michael kisses Kylie goodbye. Vi informs him that Kylie is the daughter of a con artist spending time in prison. Michael and Kylie begin seeing each other, but she cannot deal with his pariah status until he is accused of murder. Knowing she loves him, Kylie risks all she has worked to achieve in Ballymuir for the sake of her beloved. Though the subplot focused on a terrorist from Michael¿s past seems weak; the tale provides an interesting look at the controversy that has torn Ireland and Northern Ireland apart. Readers see deeply into the distrusts of everyone towards one another through the efforts of two people simply seeking a place together. Michael and Kylie are a delightful duo and Vi makes a thundering secondary character deserving of her own novel. Readers will not believe that THE LAST BRIDE IN BALLYMUIR is Dorien Kelly¿s debut novel and will be looking forward to more novels from this series of contemporary romances featuring foreign locations. Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Could not read

It was a blank nook of just white pages.

posted by 10371068 on February 9, 2013

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    interesting look at the controversy that has torn Ireland and Northern Ireland apart

    After spending the last fourteen years in prison as a terrorist convicted of killing children and a garda, an amnesty program frees Michael Kilbride from his incarceration. With no place to go as his parents want nothing to do with Michael the convicted terrorist, he moves in with his sister Vi, an artist to Ballymuir, Ireland. Michael takes a walk and sees a woman lifting rocks. He joins her learning that Kylie O¿Shea is a schoolteacher at the local Irish elementary school. Unable to resist, Michael kisses Kylie goodbye. Vi informs him that Kylie is the daughter of a con artist spending time in prison. Michael and Kylie begin seeing each other, but she cannot deal with his pariah status until he is accused of murder. Knowing she loves him, Kylie risks all she has worked to achieve in Ballymuir for the sake of her beloved. Though the subplot focused on a terrorist from Michael¿s past seems weak; the tale provides an interesting look at the controversy that has torn Ireland and Northern Ireland apart. Readers see deeply into the distrusts of everyone towards one another through the efforts of two people simply seeking a place together. Michael and Kylie are a delightful duo and Vi makes a thundering secondary character deserving of her own novel. Readers will not believe that THE LAST BRIDE IN BALLYMUIR is Dorien Kelly¿s debut novel and will be looking forward to more novels from this series of contemporary romances featuring foreign locations. Harriet Klausner

    12 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    Liked it

    Good read

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    Loved it

    What a book...Read it in a couple of days. Loved the characters and how they developed and grew to come together through it all.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    really liked it

    Good story line, in-depth , well thought out characters. I will definately read more of this authors work.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

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    Good story great characters.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    Good

    741 pages. A good read with very well developed characters

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    An Irish tale

    I really enjoyed this story. A good modern Irish tale of love. conflict, trouble, and family. Makes me want to take a trip to Ireland. The next two books in this series are on my wish list.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    worth reading

    More than 500 pages, an interesting look at recent past life in a small village in Ireland and it's occupants. Thank you author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Great

    Thoroughly enjoyed ...would recommened

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Well done!

    This story of Michael's redemption and Kylie's healing and empowerment is well-written and tender. Although it's slower moving, the development of the characters and events unfolds naturally. I bought the other two books in this series right away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    Entertaining read

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  • Posted February 5, 2014

    Great story! I was hooked right from the beginning. The story

    Great story! I was hooked right from the beginning. The story is well written with great detail and enough unanswered questions along the way which made me stay up last night much later than I should have to find the answers. She has two more books out about Ballymuir which also sound interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    Very enjoyable

    The author did a great job with the characters and storyline. I didn't want it to end. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    A nice Irish romance

    I could hardly put this book down. I kept wondering what would happen next for Kylie and Michael. There was so much sadness to overcome for them. I really liked the characters and the village Dorien created here. Ill have to visit Ballymuir again to see what happens next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Good book

    I really enjoyed this book. Totally worth it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Great love story

    Kylie is was straight gangsta for her man. This was a sweet romance full of love, forgiveness and second chances. It was delightful. I recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    better than ok

    Good story but i agree, a bit too long. I thought it was that Michael felt so protective over his brothers. Kilye is perfect for Michael.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    cute

    will look for more books by this author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    Sensual content

    Great story but pretty descriptive sex scenes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    The last bride in ballymuir

    An excellent story

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