After you – Jojo Moyes

Goodread rating: 3.4

Well, even though I was neck deep with my work and assignments I wanted to finish this. Mostly because I was curious about the comments I got about the book and also because I wanted to know what happened to Lou.

“You’re going to feel uncomfortable

in your new world for a bit.

But I hope you feel a bit exhilarated too.

Live boldly. Push yourself. Don’t settle.

Just live well. Just live. Love, Will.”

What would you do if something like this happened to you? To be frank I cannot even think I will survive to think of anythink. But Lousia did. She had to go through her day to day life while dealing with a very brief love story of her life.

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I found this rather enjoyble. I liked lousia in the film. ( I didn’t read the novel) I liked her courage and her never giving up attitude. I liked her simple ways. They way she think of her father and mother was something I enjoyed through out the film and the book.

It all come to how she overcomed right? Well, she did sacrifice this time as well. I donot want to give spoilers so i’ll stop from here.

Simply, we all need a Lousia Clark in our lives. Eventhough we donot want to admit it just yet, we think that someone will sacrifice something to be with us. There are Lousia Clarks, Lillys and Sams in this world. Yet their stories are untold and unheard. For me this book reminded me of those women, children and men who sacrifice each and every minite of their life to make someone else happy. Therefore, I say this is a succesful book regardless to what anyone has to say.

Happy reading!!!

Bride Quartet Series – Nora Roberts

goodread rating : 4.1

It has come to my attention that I read a lot od Nora Roberts. That’s mostly because it’s very easy to decide on her books and also it’s very easy to grab and go when I am in a hurry ( In my defence which is always). I came upon this sets of books when I was not in a hurry but until I read the first book I didn’t know it was a series which proves that I am not so good at using goodreads. :/

As little girls MacKensie, Emma, Laurel, and Parker spent hours acting out their perfect make believe “I do” moments. Years later their fantasies become reality when they start their own wedding planning company to make every woman’s dream day come true. With perfect flowers, delicious desserts, and joyful moments captured on film, each book will enhance how each of these girls find love with their busy shedules to make other girls dreams come true.

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Bride Quartet – Nora Roberts

Well, of course I missed the first book Vision in White where the story started bulding step by step but you will not get dissapointed even if u start with the last book. NR has written four amazing books in a series where you can easyly read only one book even. So go grab yourself which ever book  is available and start reading.

 

Bed Of Roses (#Book No.2)

While reading this book it made me think back of my childhood dreams and of course friends. Some are still there I guess but have changed a lot since we last met. So this is not just a romance novel for me, it has opened my mind about the things I miss and I wish i coud have.

Coming back to the story, the second book is based on Emma the florist . She does amazing work with flowers and has a dream of her own to find the man of her life. That’s where Jack Cooke comes. He has been a childhood friend of all four girls but things change when he starts seeing Emma in a different way. v

Savor the Moment (#Book No.3)

Laurel has always relied on her friends for support, especially when her dream of attending culinary school was almost ruined by her parents’ financial problems. But with her friends support she is making mind blowing creations with her own hands for their clients weddings.

She belives in romance but she appriciate a strong, intelligent man  who is just like her friend’s brother Del.The have been friends for almost forevr and Del thinks of them all as his own sisters. But having a huge crush on him for ages Laurel is set to remind him that she is not his sister.

Happy Ever After (#Book No.4)

Being the back bone of the business and managing everything Paker is always busy. But she is determined to find someone for herself who will uderstand her and her business as well.

Being with the lot because of Del, Malcom has seen how the four girls work and is impressed by Parker. He is set in makig her his and charm her to enjoy her life while doing all the things to keep her business smooth.

 

The Irish trilogy – Nora Roberts

The final book of the Irish trilogy and I am wishing that there are more books on the series. It was a exciting journey, reading about all the Gallagher siblings and their lives. Here is a small conclusion to what I think about the last book.

Heart of the Sea

goodread rating: 4.13

Darcy Gallagher despite being quick tempered at times,always believed in fate, the magic of legend. She longs to find a rich man who will sweep her away – into a world filled with glamour and adventure, and the exotic life that is her destiny.

 

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Heart of the Sea

“All he’d learned was that love was a jewel with too many facets to count. Strength and weakness running side by side through it. And that no one could give or take it with any less than an open hand.”

A wealthy businessman with Irish blood, Trevor Magee comes to Ardmore to build a theater – and uncover the secrets hidden in his family’s past. He thought he had given up on love long ago, but Darcy  seduce him to fall on his knees in front of her and made him desperate for love.Not knowing how to put his love into words he make it sound like a business deal which turns the story into an exciting yet terrifying point.. But as their mutual attraction flares into passion, they look into their hearts – and find out what happens when you truly believe.

Hope you will like this too.

The Irish trilogy – Nora Roberts

On to the next of the trilogy. NR let you wonder what the next story is going to be. So here is how I think of it.

Tears of the Moon

goodread rating : 4.18

Going back to the beauty of Ireland, Gallagher’s Pub and the O’Toole family, it brings out the realization of being friends and how it complicates the romance.

Shawn Gallagher being the cook at the pub and having a fashion for writing songs spends his days lost in reverie and wonder, oblivious to the wiles of women and the ways of the world. He claims that he’s content with his life, but his music tells a different story—one of loneliness and desperate longing…

Brenna O’Toole, a fiercely independent tomboy who has been secretly in love with him for years understands him and make an effort to get him to realize his fate with her. With love, anger, frustration and determination both comes to realize that they are meant for each other.

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“You don’t fix a man the way you do a fault in a pipe or a leak in a roof. You take him as he is, Mary Brenna, or you don’t take him at all…adjustments can’t be all made on one side, darling, else the balance goes off and what’s being built just falls down.”

In between the story of Brenna and Shawn we get to hear about Magee but it doesn’t say what will be happening which let us curious about the next book.

I am not gonna spoil sports more but the ending was so perfect and it suited the both characters that NR highlighted in this book.

 

The Irish trilogy – Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels and has been one of my favorite authors since I started reading her novels. Romance / Thrill / Suspense and great many categories are there in her work. Most of the time there is some history attached to it. Her writing style makes you want to keep reading. Intimacy and Romance is written in a way that gives you goosebumps and there is always a longing to see what happens next.

Although this is not my very first NR novel/trilogy this is what I am currently reading. ( Reading it made me started this blog thread ) The Irish trilogy has three books.

  1. Jewels of the Sun
  2. Tears of the Moon
  3. Heart of the Sea

Jewels of the Sun

Goodreads Rating : 4.22

Nora Roberts takes you to the lush, green hills of Ireland, where love is forever touched by magic and where lovers will meet for the first time to explore their hearts looking for love.

After having life changing moments in her life, Jude Murray goes to live in Faerie Hill Cottage which belongs to her grand mother. Finding herself enchanted by the beauty of the village and the liveliness of the people she decided to explore more on the history and also to find herself.

“…she lost twenty minutes sitting on the floor with her arms wrapped around her knees, smiling into the pretty glow and imagining herself a contented farmer’s wife waiting for her man to come in from the fields.”

The Gallagher family is well known i the area and the eldest, Aidan becomes close to Jude. The first stage of Romance and the intimacy between them is described in a way that you feel that it’s you who is in the story. Wrapped in Magic and ancient love they finally find themselves in love and break one spell to make the lost lovers of past meet again.

If you starts reading this, you will need to keep doing so until you find out what happens in the next book. Let’s wait a beat, Shall we? 🙂

Next: Tears of the moon review