The Irish Bride

The Irish Bride She Vowed Never To Surrender To Him Farrell Kirwan thought she was in love with Liam O Rourke not his wild and unpredictable brother Aidan But when a family crisis forces her hand she finds herself

  • Title: The Irish Bride
  • Author: Alexis Harrington
  • ISBN: 9780312979560
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Paperback
  • She Vowed Never To Surrender To Him.Farrell Kirwan thought she was in love with Liam O Rourke, not his wild and unpredictable brother Aidan But when a family crisis forces her hand, she finds herself Aidan s wife, boarding a ship bound for America leaving Ireland and Liam behind Secretly, Farrell resolves that it will be a marriage in name onlyCould He Make Her TrustShe Vowed Never To Surrender To Him.Farrell Kirwan thought she was in love with Liam O Rourke, not his wild and unpredictable brother Aidan But when a family crisis forces her hand, she finds herself Aidan s wife, boarding a ship bound for America leaving Ireland and Liam behind Secretly, Farrell resolves that it will be a marriage in name onlyCould He Make Her Trust In Love Again Aidan harbors a taste for adventure and an unrequited love for Farrell Kirwan He will not be deterred and knows that he can win her trust and heart But a menace that has been tracking them from all the way back home threatens to destroy everything they have built together unless they can join forces and place their faith in each other and the power of love

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    1. Three stars, yes, but an additional half star just for one beautifully poignant, heartbreaking scene near the end of the book, centred about a little hand-carved statue of St Brigid as she stands guard…In the 1850s, red-headed Irish lass Farrell is betrothed to her quiet, stolid fiancé Liam. Farrell’s ambitious, unscrupulous and ruthless brother Michael works as rent collector for the local English landlord, Lord Cardwell, in whose house he has managed to get Farrell a job as maid. On the v [...]

    2. I don't know why I got this book, I think I probably confused it the The Bridal Veil which was on my wish list and it's about a mail order bride. I can't resist one of those every once in a while.Farrell Kirwan thought she was in love with Liam O'Rourke, not his wild and unpredictable brother Aidan. But when a family crisis forces her hand, she finds herself Aidan's wife, boarding a ship bound for America--leaving Ireland and Liam behind. Secretly, Farrell resolves that it will be a marriage in [...]

    3. A novel of Irish immigrants illustrating Stephen Colbert's quip before the House Agriculture Committee: "My grandfather did not travel across 4,000 miles of the Atlantic Ocean to see this country overrun by immigrants. He did it because he killed a man back in Ireland." The hero of this book, an Irish peasant, accidentally kills the heroine's brother, a rent collector for an Evil Landlord. At the exact same time, the heroine (who is engaged to the hero's brother) smacks the Evil Landlord's Evil [...]

    4. Oh adventure to be had.Escaping an accidental death, tyranny of an oppressive Lord & his lecherous son, quicky unwanted marriage, Farrell & Aidan fled Ireland to America. Lost dreams, epic journey across the ocean then half of America in search of a better life pursued by a depraved, unscrupulous, spoilt despot.The loss, hardship, sheer determination, courage made it a compelling story to read.

    5. A good read for a rainy night. This is a short story (182 pgs) that does not have a lot of detail but if you are looking for a simple romantic read this is one you will love. I only gave it three stars because it left me with a few questions that the author did not resolve in the story.I own this book on my Nook.

    6. I read this one a few years ago. Set in both Ireland and America, its a tale that both interests you and frustrates you. So much could have been avoided if they had just been honest with each other and talked! Not bad but not good either.

    7. Irish BrideGood read. I enjoyed reading about the trials and tribulations of a couple forced to leave their motherland in time of crisis. Their work towards a new life was encouraging

    8. I loved this book and Aidan is one of the best heroes I’ve come across in such a long time. The story had the right amount of angst, heat, plot, character development and suspense. I wish Alexis Harrington wrote more books!!

    9. Hm I actually quite like this one before bumping this down a star after reading fellow reader's comment. Taught me to do this before I read comments next time and am I flaky or whatI absolutely adore besotted H theme and this one doesn't do childish mean thing just to hide his feelings (well we are told he did but that was before the book). He shows her in every way possible how much he adores her and yes a lot of them are more or less forced by circumstance but with a guy like that treating you [...]

    10. I tried to like this book, but I had a lot of trouble suspending disbelief. The idea of a rich nobleman's son chasing these two from Ireland to Oregon because he wanted her -- well, I can't believe there were a shortage of attractive young girls in Ireland in 1855. Or at least, if there were, then this one didn't look any better -- she was as hungry and poor as anyone when she left. The romance between these two was sweet and gradual, beginning with a bit of a shock, when the two find themselves [...]

    11. My second book by Alexis Harrington, and I found myself completely unimpressed again. A clueless heroine, a bumbling but sweet hero who probably deserves better, and a cartoonish, nonsensical villain. Not to mention the would-be complex plot points that are swept aside after being used in a rather convenient manner (i.e. the workers who hated Aiden and provided the plot twist that he was becoming what he despised, who then helped out at the end because he'd miraculously turned a corner and we're [...]

    12. I liked this story and thought it was interesting to read about this immigrant family. Although I like epilogues, and I like the fact that this one was so far into their future, I was disappointed as well. By the end of the book, the characters, and the reader, are resigned to the fact that they will never see Ireland again. But in the epilogue, they go back, and it's not what they expected. It's kind of a let-down and a depressing way to end the book.

    13. I read this book fairly quickly. Although I must say it held my interest for the most part I believe that it was a little too long winded. The history in the book was interesting to me also. The downside is that it was too drawn out and not really that great until a little over half way through. I will most likely try to read more by this author and hopefully some that are slightly better.

    14. I read this a number of years ago. I had really enjoyed another book by this author. This book was ok but not as good as the other and it kept me from being interested in reading anything else by Ms. Harrington.The writing is ok but something just did not work for me at the end of the novel.l

    15. This one started very well. I was enjoying it until the latter part where it came apart for me. I had envisioned a certain direction it could have taken, I don't get why Harrington let it go elsewhere.

    16. I agree with another reviewer about finding it hard to believe a nobleman traveled that far for all that but overall it was a fairly decent story. farrel annoyed me slightly. just her overall attitude.

    17. Was a decent read. I didn't like the way the author rushed the plot at the beginning and rushed the un-climactic ending. It seemed a big build up for very little reward.

    18. A nice Irish taleGave it four-star it deserved it a good story kept me interested I would read more books by this author

    19. There are a lot of conflicting reviews to this book but I enjoyed it immensely. Such an amazing adventure Aidan and Ferrell had! This is going into my re-read comfort book pile.

    20. 2.5 stars I liked the authors other books that I have read a lot better. This one seemed really slow to get though and I didn't like the relationship between Aiden and Farrell.

    21. Farrell was a bit too hard for me and I didn't really feel like the relationship was a good one or true. Bit forced.

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