Darlin' Irish [NOOK Book]

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If psychics live among us, is it possible they also lived in the American Old West? They do in Lyn Horner’s Texas Devlins (formerly Texas Druids) trilogy. Possessing remarkable powers inherited from a long hidden line of Irish Celtic Druids, the three Devlin siblings each head west for a different purpose. Whether seeking love, wealth or escape from the past, the journey across prairies and mountains, into the land of cowboys and Indians, ...
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Darlin' Irish

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Overview

If psychics live among us, is it possible they also lived in the American Old West? They do in Lyn Horner’s Texas Devlins (formerly Texas Druids) trilogy. Possessing remarkable powers inherited from a long hidden line of Irish Celtic Druids, the three Devlin siblings each head west for a different purpose. Whether seeking love, wealth or escape from the past, the journey across prairies and mountains, into the land of cowboys and Indians, inevitably leads each one to consequences not even a Druid seer could predict.

Set in 1872, Darlin' Druid (Texas Devlins, Jessie's Story) is a blend of epic adventure, stormy romance and family strife, peppered by flashes of Druid magic. Jessie Devlin, daughter of Irish immigrants and survivor of the Great Chicago Fire, is gifted with second sight like her mother before her. Her visions sometimes appear as she gazes upon shimmering water. Other times they come to her in the form of dreams. When she dreams again and again of an unknown man who saves her from a horrible death, she begins to wonder if he's real and where to find him. A prophetic vision convinces her he does indeed exist and sends her west in search of him. But her vision also revealed a fiendish being she fears may wait beyond the horizon. Will her quest lead her to love or into a deadly trap?

Captain David Taylor, a Texan serving on the frontier, meets Jessie while returning to his post after a trip east. He’s entranced by her beauty but has no taste for her firecracker temper. She brings to mind a ghost from his past who he’d rather forget. As the two journey west by rail their clashing personalities war with a fiery attraction to one another. Violence dogs their path and explodes amid the unexpected beauty of Mormon Utah. Whether love will win the day or be lost forever is a question that hangs in the balance until the shattering conclusion on the broad Texas plains.
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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Tori Phillips
DARLIN' DRUID by Lyn Horner should be made into a movie! It has all the right ingredients: wild west setting, lots of fast-pace action, a fiesty heroine, a truly nasty villain and a hero to-die-for. It's a real page-turning tale, historically accurate, beautifully written and lots of romance to make your heart race. I can't wait for a sequel from this talented author. --Reviewer is a Harlequin Historical author.
Amazon - Hebby Roman
Darlin' Druid is a sweeping panoramic romance set in the Old West after the Civil War, stretching from Chicago to Salt Lake City and then rural Texas. The historical detail was fascinating, showing slices of life in the Old West from miners to cavalry soldiers to ranchers. This book features a wonderful romance between the hero and heroine, filled with passion and excitement and lots of sexual tension. A must read for all romance history readers!! --Reviewer is a multi-published romance author.
Amazon - Todd Fonseca
This is an engaging, page turning, can’t put it down, don’t know where the time went, read. ...I had already started Steig Larsson’s “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”; having finished the first two books in Larsson’s series I was anxious to complete the third. But I picked up Horner’s book and frankly the pace was so much faster and the book more engaging that I put best selling Hornet aside in favor of finishing Horner's book.
Amazon - Julett M. Broadnax
After ordering this to be downloaded on my puter, became captivated and read it through in one sitting at the puter. It was obviously well researched historically and the characters were interesting and were realistically believable. Am looking forward to the continuing story in future novels. I am HOOKED!!!
BigAl's Books and Pals - Big Al
. . .the historical elements, including many subtle touches, all ring true. It blends a compelling romantic story line, and all that implies, with a coming-of-age story line for the heroine . . . Jessie’s prophetic visions, which give Darlin’ Druid its supernatural twist, serve as a plot device, by foreshadowing and also driving Jessie’s decisions. Fans of historical romance and possibly even those who are into westerns, sans romance, should find much to like in Darlin
Todd Fonseca
This is an engaging, page turning, can’t put it down, don’t know where the time went, read. ...I had already started Steig Larsson’s “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”; having finished the first two books in Larsson’s series I was anxious to complete the third. But I picked up Horner’s book and frankly the pace was so much faster and the book more engaging that I put best selling Hornet aside in favor of finishing Horner's book.
BigAl's Books and Pals - Big Al
. . .the historical elements, including many subtle touches, all ring true. It blends a compelling romantic story line, and all that implies, with a coming-of-age story line for the heroine . . . Jessie’s prophetic visions, which give Darlin’ Druid its supernatural twist, serve as a plot device, by foreshadowing and also driving Jessie’s decisions. Fans of historical romance and possibly even those who are into westerns, sans romance, should find much to like in Darlin’ Druid. ~Indie Reviewer
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012184290
  • Publisher: Lyn Horner
  • Publication date: 3/4/2013
  • Series: Texas Devlins , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 306
  • Sales rank: 1,158,458
  • File size: 552 KB

Meet the Author

Lyn Horner resides in Texas with her husband and several beloved cats. Trained in the visual arts, Horner worked as a fashion illustrator and art instructor for Art Instruction Schools (famous for their "Draw Me" heads.) After quitting work to raise her children, she took up writing as a creative outlet. This hobby grew into a love of historical research and the crafting of passionate romances based on that research.

The author says, "Writing a book is much like putting together a really big jigsaw puzzle. It requires endless patience and stubborn determination to see your ideas come to life. Once hooked on the process, you're forever addicted."

A member of Romance Writers of America, Yellow Rose RWA, and Hearts Through History RWA, Horner is the author of the award winning Texas Devlins (formerly Texas Druids) trilogy. This western saga features three uniquely gifted siblings, descendants of ancient Irish Druids. In addition, a novella titled WHITE WITCH serves as a prelude to the trilogy. This work of historical fiction depicts the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, and showcases Jessie Devlin’s clairvoyant ability. The author knows such a psychic power truly exists, having experienced prophetic dreams herself.

Lyn invites you to visit her on the web.






She also blogs once each month on these group sites
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  • Posted August 2, 2013

    Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite Jessie Devlin travel

    Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

    Jessie Devlin travels to the west with her brother Tye, who is chasing the latest silver rush in far off Utah Territory. Jessie, however, is searching for the man who keeps rescuing her in her nightmares, and she is well aware that danger also awaits her in the west. Captain David Taylor met the young Irish woman at the train depot in Omaha, and both are quickly put off by each other due to a small incident. Will these two be able to co-exist whilst traveling westward, or even brave enough to act upon their strong feelings for each other?

    All I could think of after I finished the book was that it should be made into a movie. "Darlin’ Irish: Texas Devlins" was my first western story and I really enjoyed it. I fell in love with the spirited Jessie Devlin; I found her character refreshing and Captain David Taylor was as charming as they come. The only thing that frustrated me was the characters’ constant bickering every time they met during their travel. I was expecting a little less confrontation between these two. Nevertheless, Lyn Horner is undeniably a great writer; her writing style was amazing and effortless, resulting in a well-written tale. I was able to immerse myself in the story and it was an enjoyable western adventure. Any readers yet to try their hands on western genre must find this book perfect. I will definitely continue to read the author’s other works.

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  • Posted August 2, 2013

    Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite A psychic in th

    Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite

    A psychic in the American old West is the focus of this interesting novel, the first book of Lyn Horner’s trilogy. A tale of an epic adventure, the book introduces us to two different lives – one is the extraordinary life of Jessie Devlin who inherited a gift of second sight from her Irish Druid ancestors, and the other is the mysterious life of Captain David Taylor who was banished from Texas after fighting in the War Between the States. The two souls are attracted to one another but a shattering battle between good and evil is as imminent as their fateful meeting. Violence gets in their way. Will they end up happily ever after? Or will love fail and they will be gone forever?

    A romance-historical novel, "Darlin’ Irish" is undoubtedly a fascinating adult romance story that is worthy of five stars. This novel truly exemplifies the meaning of fantasy. The paranormal element works successfully. It easily becomes the controlling metaphor of the story. Yes, it is more than a romance novel that deals with sexually explicit scenes, some rough language and violent fight scenes. You will get to realize that the characters are very realistic and find yourself relating to their lives although they are far removed from your own. It is how the author relates the experience of these two heroes that look at life with a straight face. The writing is so addicting that you will never want to be disturbed. The conflict of the characters’ relationship can be appalling to the traditional and conservative readers but it is worth it. Real tension in a novel has never been this exciting!

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  • Posted August 2, 2013

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    Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite Darlin' Irish

    Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite

    Darlin' Irish (Texas Devlins, Book I) by Lyn Horner takes us back to the American west in 1872. This is the story of Jessie Devlin, a Daughter of Irish parents and one who survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. She comes from a long line of Druids and has been gifted with second sight. Plagued by nightmares where she nearly burns to death but is saved by a mysterious man, she is convinced by a vision that he is real and she must find him by “looking west.” The problem with quests like this is they can be troublesome. You can find love or death or anything in between. Captain David Taylor is a Texas man who sided with the North in the Civil War, drawing his father’s wrath because of that. He now serves in the frontier Army. While he is on a trip back to his Wyoming post, he meets Jessie, finding her beautiful, but he does not much like her temper.

    I am a huge fan of historical fiction and historical romances rank high up on the list. The one issue I have with most of those I end up reading is that the historical part is just a guess and not much research has been done. That is not the case with Lyn Horner. You can tell she has done her research, and she applies such a steady but subtle hand in using it. The story itself is also written so well that you do not feel overwhelmed by any of the actions the characters take. They are subtle, well planned and seem to be what would happen in real life. Instead of some of the over the top things you can find in other historical romances. I have a deep love for all things Irish and all things historical. This book wedged them together in a perfect way. I would recommend this to others and look forward to reading more by Lyn Horner.

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  • Posted January 29, 2012

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    Darlin' Druids

    My natural tendency is to shy away from both historical and western genres. "Darlin’ Druid" combines both, along with a touch of something else, either supernatural or paranormal, depending on how you define these. I know why I have this tendency. It’s because I don’t think I’ll be able to relate to a story so far removed from my own life and experiences. Yet I consistently find when I venture into new genres that the human experience, regardless of differences in time, geography, or even worlds, is often enough the same to draw me in. That was what I found in "Darlin’ Druids."

    In her bio, the author says she enjoys the historical research for her books. Although I’m not a history buff, through education and reading I’ve picked up a lot of the history of the time and areas where this novel takes place (primarily Chicago, Utah, and Texas) and the historical elements, including many subtle touches, all ring true. Another thing that will often throw me in a story that takes place in areas I’m familiar with is if they get a geographical detail wrong. Horner obviously did her research here, too.

    All of this would be for naught if there weren’t a good story here, but there is. It blends a compelling romantic story line, and all that implies, with a coming-of-age story line for the heroine, Jessie, and to a lesser degree, for the hero, David. Jessie’s prophetic visions, which give "Darlin’ Druid" its supernatural twist, serve as a plot device, by foreshadowing and also driving Jessie’s decisions. Fans of historical romance and possibly even those who are into westerns, sans romance, should find much to like in "Darlin’ Druid."

    **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

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    Wonderfully romantic

    From seeing his eyes reflecting in a pool of water to his arms as the woman he loves, Jessie is the "Darlin' Druid" to steal David Taylor's heart. "Go West." This is the message that Jessie must heed when she and her brother, Tye, decide to pick up and leave their father's home in Chicago. This tale carries these two on a journey that takes them both on searches that could change their lives. One is looking for silver, the other looking for love. Using her gift of seeing into the future, Jessie finds the man in her dreams, but finds herself running from another who has threatened both of their lives. Follow their journey as it twists and turns with emotion as this couple learns to trust and put faith in their love to pull them through. This is the first romance novel of Lyn Horner's that I have read and I have to say that I definitely will be looking for more. I really enjoyed her characters in this story. I've always enjoyed stories that have an Irish background and I found Jessie's brogue to be very well written. Just certain things that she would come out with in her temper really made me smile. She is such a feisty lady, you couldn't help but like her. Making David love her and want her by being such a strong-willed woman made this story very enjoyable. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good romantic tale with a touch of paranormal influence and a western flair. This book was kindly provided to me by it's wonderful author for my honest review.

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    Posted May 3, 2011

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