The Irish Bride [NOOK Book]

Overview

Farrell Kirwan is in love with Liam O?Rourke, not his wild, womanizing brother Aidan. But when a catastrophe strikes their families, she is forced to wed Aidan and flee Ireland with him on a ship bound for America. But their foe follows them across the world, threatening to destroy everything they?ve built, unless they can forge their two hearts and fight with the power of a united love.
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The Irish Bride

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Overview

Farrell Kirwan is in love with Liam O’Rourke, not his wild, womanizing brother Aidan. But when a catastrophe strikes their families, she is forced to wed Aidan and flee Ireland with him on a ship bound for America. But their foe follows them across the world, threatening to destroy everything they’ve built, unless they can forge their two hearts and fight with the power of a united love.
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Megan Kalan
Harrington's tale of triumph and tragedy is thoroughly engaging.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452401430
  • Publisher: Alexis Harrington
  • Publication date: 10/25/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 330,874
  • File size: 175 KB

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    delightful nineteenth century cross Atlantic Irish romantic suspense

    In 1855 Skibereen, Ireland, Farrell Kirwan flees her employer Noel Cardwell when the aristocrat tried to take unwanted advantage of her. She reaches the home of her intended Liam O¿Rourke only to learn that his brother Aidan accidentally killed her sibling Michael in a dispute over the former collecting invalid debts as Noel¿s agent. To keep his family protected from retribution, Aidan must leave Ireland, but also believes Farrell must do likewise to keep herself safe. He persuades Farrell to marry him and accompany him to America when Liam tells her that is the best for all. Noel¿s angry father informs his son that he is sick of his wastrel ways. He warns Noel if he fails to take responsibly for his actions especially allowing embezzlement by his deceased agent he will inherit nothing. The older Cardwell demands his son bring back Aidan and Farrell or else. As Noel gives chase across the ocean, Farrell and Aidan fall in love, but both hide their feelings because each fears unrequited passion. IRISH BRIDE is a delightful nineteenth century cross Atlantic Irish romantic suspense. The story line provides an insightful look at the problems the Irish were struggling with in the 1850s at home and in America. Aidan is a wonderful hunk though his so-called drinking womanizing ways never comes across because he seems so responsible. Farrell is a charming Irish rose; Noel¿s pursuit seems a bit far-fetched as his motivation is to bed the heroine rather than insuring his inheritance. Alexis Harrington furnishes a gripping tale from the moment Farrell learns the fate of her sibling and never frees the reader until the final confrontation. Harriet Klausner

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2011

    Good book!

    I enjoyed the Irish history that was told with this story. Even shared it with other family members! Really good book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2011

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    Good Read

    I loved this book. The story brought history and real life situations together. Again loved it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2011

    great until the end

    great story but the final departing of the bad guy was disappointing

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    Good book

    I enjoyed the book, but the romance between Farrell and Aiden never really developed through the book. They weren't happy until the epilogue. And the villian in the story strained credulity - I had a hard time accepting him. It was an alright book, but nothing special.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    The Irish Bride

    I really enjoyed reading this book. I picked this book because I had just finished reading, "Harper's Bride". The author proved hersef to be talented in creating strong characters and convincing settings. Aidan and Farell have become two of my most beloved historical romance characters.

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  • Posted February 25, 2012

    First Class!

    You made the trip with them. When you read how rough it was to cross the ocean in the bottom of a ship or travel by stage coach across country you wonder how any of our ancestors made it. This is not just a first class romance---its great history. PS. Loved the epilogue!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Enjoyable

    The story, like many, has some slow spots. Nevertheless, this was a very good read! Enjoyable.

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  • Posted August 2, 2011

    Good Read not first choice

    Its a historical romance but not so much romance. It was interesting and had a good story but the romance between the two characters never really developed for me.

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  • Posted January 19, 2011

    Really Good

    I like this lady's work a lot. Very enjoyable. This is the second book of her's I read, and I really enjoyed it. Her books are a great value. Sometimes they could use a little editing, but overall, very good.

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  • Posted January 19, 2011

    fun read

    It's a hard life for the main characters, detailed on how they survived leaving their home and became runaways from the higher society. How they went from distant to close in a matter of the hardship in their journey to America. I like it but I don't love it. It is a very simple romance novel but I'd recommand it for a fun read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2011

    Must read!!

    This was a great book I read it in 1 day. First book I've read by this author and can't wait to read more!

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  • Posted January 3, 2011

    predictable but a great read

    regardless of the expected storyline, getting to know the individual personalities made it great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2010

    Familiar

    The characters were so relatable! At times, the writing made you laugh and cry just as the charactrrs had themselves. I couldn't put my Nook down! It brought you back to a time that is hard to wrap your head around with the way things work today. The Irish Bride gives you a real perspective of how the way things used to be, the challenges that had to be faced, and the love and strength that had to be drawn from each other to make it through to tomorrow. Definitely worth your time.

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  • Posted December 23, 2010

    Loved this book! Read it!

    I got so swept way with this book. It's one of those books that you really dont want to put this one down. I'm for sure going to read this series.

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  • Posted November 13, 2010

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    Great Read

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, in fact I didn't even out it down, I read the entire book in one read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2003

    The Irish Bride

    Alexis Harrington once again creates an engaging story of the power of love over tragedy and conflict. Combining Irish and American history, THE IRISH BRIDE, is a wonderful character driven novel in a setting of both beauty and unimaginable hardship. Ms. Harrington¿s characters seem to be real, not made up. They reflect real human relationships, not light, sexy and funny characters found in so many stories. It is hoped her writing style never changes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2003

    The Irish Bride

    This novel is one that kept my attention until the very end. I enjoyed it so much that when I visited Ireland in March - I just had to go to Skibereen! If you are into Irish novels - then you will not want to miss this one!!! Truly one of the best. I want to read more of her books.

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    Posted February 19, 2011

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