The Irish Bride

The Irish Bride

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by Alexis Harrington
     
 

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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

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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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ISBN-13:
9781452401430
Publisher:
Alexis Harrington
Publication date:
10/25/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
313,200
File size:
179 KB

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The Irish Bride 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 218 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
SlaterT More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the Irish history that was told with this story. Even shared it with other family members! Really good book!
alngela More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. The story brought history and real life situations together. Again loved it
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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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kronan1 More than 1 year ago
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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The story, like many, has some slow spots. Nevertheless, this was a very good read! Enjoyable.