by Annaliese Darr

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BN ID: 2940150759909
Publisher: Bellastoria Press LLP
Publication date: 11/22/2014
Series: Irish Enchantment , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 363
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Annaliese Darr/Ann DeFee is an award winning author of eleven novels and one novella under various Harlequin imprints. Her debut book, A Texas State of Mind (2005) was a double finalist in the national Romance Writers' of America's prestigious RITA contest and a Romantic Times nominee for Best First Series Book. In addition, Summer After Summer (2007) won the national Book Buyers' Best Long Contemporary award. Her current business venture is Bellastoria Press, a small publishing company that acquires and distributes books in both a digital and print format. And her newest work, Believe is her first foray into the Magical Realism genre.

Ann's academic credentials include a Master of Arts degrees in Political Science and a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning. She lives in Virginia and her hobbies include travel, tennis, bowling and visiting Colonial and Civil War historical sites. Please join her online at www. ann-defee. com, AnnDefeeAuthor on Facebook, and @AnnDeFee on Twitter. You can also contact her at Ann DeFee, P.O. Box 266, Lightfoot, VA 23090-0266.

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Believe 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ReadersFavorite 9 months ago
Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite Believe (Irish Enchantment Book 1) by Annaliese Darr is a southern fiction novel that would appeal most to a mixed audience of young adults and adults who enjoy magic, romance, and coming of age stories. Springen O'Flaherty has always been different with her ability to see the auras of those around her and later with the development of psychic abilities. That difference has always forced Springen to hold herself back from other people due to her fear of what they would think of her. Yet, that all changes when she meets district attorney Jed Collinsworth and she finds she wants to share all of who she is with him. Will Springen be able to overcome her need to keep her abilities locked away, and embrace them and share them with the man she loves? Believe (Irish Enchantment Book 1) by Annaliese Darr is a well written book filled with beautiful figurative language and a story that I could not put down. This book ended up being unique in that it is a true blending of multiple genres with no single genre being more prevalent than another. The author seamlessly combines psychic abilities, romance, and coming of age genre elements together in a way that made the story seem so realistic. Springen O'Flaherty was by far my favorite character and I felt that I could truly understand why she found it so hard to share parts of herself with Jed. Yet at the same time there were moments when I just wanted to yell at her to tell him already and that he would still love her regardless of her abilities. Overall, I found this book to be a compelling read and I would love to read more about Springen O'Flaherty in the future!
gdsnv More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. First, the author really nailed the “Southern charm” part of this book. It wasn’t forced or fake and truly helped me enjoy the story more. Since I don’t really know how to tell you about the plot without giving any spoilers, I’ll keep my story discussion light. This is a story about Springen (Spring) O’Flaherty and how she comes to deal with where she is from, how she was raised and her history and how it affects her relationship with the hero, Jed Collinsworth, (who is a charming, warm, and the epitome of Southern ”entitled” gent.) I loved Spring’s family, especially her mother and father, as they were real, deep, and very much in love. And her sisters were pretty typical, but the bond was strong. And the twins? Cracked me up. I really got into this story and it never fell into a place where I could predict where it would go. Admittedly, sometimes the sisters got on my nerves but then, what is family for? And Jed sometimes acted a bit snooty and spoiled but I think his reactions and actions were pretty typical for what he had to deal with. I really enjoyed this book and would love to see more about this family. I think the otherworldly visitors might be funny on a more regular basis!
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Springen O'Flaherty has a special talent. It allows her to see the auras that surround people. She knows that she's different so she keeps her gift a secret. It's frightening to see the truth about strangers. She could never explain her gift. Her life falls apart when her childhood boyfriend is murdered. With her special talent, Spring is able to help the police arrest his killer, but she can never forgive or forget what happened. The pain and fear that surrounds her intensify. She needs to face her secret and accept it. She goes to a therapist so that she can find the strength to tell Jed, her almost fiancée, the truth. This story brought me to tears. It's filled with amazing characters. They are so vibrant and full of life that the leap off the page. I loved the O'Flaherty family. They are special. I could feel their love for one another. The dialogue and setting added so much to the story. I felt as if I was there with Spring. Annaliese Darr AKA Ann DeFee has written a story that grabbed me and touched my heart. I can't wait for the next story which is about Fiona. Believe is a keeper. I received this book as a gift from the author in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book twice.  I loved it.  It is about the coming of age of a young woman gifted with a special ability to see good and evil.  It is about her journey into acceptance  of those things that are outside her realm of affecting  and how she makes peace within  herself  that allows her to love and live with joy and to accept her gift as just that.  A gift. Open the book.  You won’t want  to put it down as you travel life’s road with Spring. You will laugh with her, you will cry with her and you will believe.
Ellis-Coffman More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. I was hooked from the first page. It kept my interest all the way through. Can't wait to read the next one by this author. I am g giving it a definite 5 star rating.