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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Tears of the Moon

“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 

Thanksgiving Mondays -3

Oh well, I totally forgot that I need to write my blog. It has been a tough week for me physically. I decided I need to do a little bit extra on my exercise routine and it has being very hard. But I am loving it.

Thanking someone should come from your heart. It is just not some words that you can say whenever you feel like it. It has to have a meaning. So today my thanks goes to a total stranger.

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Last Sunday I was rushing to the Supermarket through a parking lot in the morning. I was in a hurry to get back home and have a nice meal with my family and relax a bit and also I was in so much pain after my gym session. But… There was this elderly man who works as a security in that parking lot. he just smiled and said good morning! Nothing else. It made me smile and all that sullen mood I was in was vanished.

Be nice to people around you. Just smile because it can changed a life within a second.

So I am thankful to that stranger who changed my Sunday into a good one!!! ❤ ❤

Love to all!!!

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“The love of a FAMILY is life’s greatest blessing”!

Hope your week was good. It was pretty busy for me as I have to finish two assignments and it has been a long time since I worked for a deadline or to say on an assignment itself. It’s a challenge that I embraced very happily.

Over the week there were a few occasions that I got to think about my family. I have my Mother-in-law whom I think of a my mother and then there is My mother, father and my two sisters. Before I got married the four of them were there for me no matter what. The advice and the support that my parents gave me has made me a stronger woman to face many challenges in life.

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After getting married I met my Mother-in-law who changed my vision of life. She is an inspiration for me and has been my friend to lean on whenever I need. She has done a great deal of things for me, my husband and our son and still keeps on doing so even though she is far away from here.

My two sisters, the worst I can ask for but yeah I am blessed to have them. Even though that they will not realize now itself  how much I love them when they start their own families they will.

Today thanks goes to these 5 people in my life. If my husband is my foundation these 5 are the pillars.They keeps me strong. I hope that they are proud of who I have become. I am of them.

 

 

 

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Mondays are supposed to be hectic because it’s the start of a busy week and you practically have to drag yourself from your bed/home to get to school or work. Hence  having all these Monday blues I thought I should make it a little interesting on  my end and also thought of sharing this with everyone because I know once you read something it makes you think. So here it is.

This idea came to me because of a series of thoughts a friend of mine posted on her blog.That made me think “why not do the same”. So here is to Seniinthebox for being an inspiration.

There are a few people in my life who helped me become who I am today. But If not for this person who I am thankful for today, i will definitely not be who I am now.Back in 2008,right after my A/Ls I was just a person who wanted to prove to my parents that I can do something worthwhile eventhough i didnt have any particular goals or aims.And then I met HIM

 He was extraordinary and full of goals. He made me think of my life and what I wanted to do with it. I started having dreams about a perfect family and a future with him by my side.

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It’s been 6 years and he still keeps me going. He hasn’t given up on his dreams which he has made around me and our son. I wanted to go out there and help people and he let me do so.  I wanted to be someone who people will turn to when they have problems.

He is no one else other than my HUSBAND. Thank you for being there for me and being my best friend and for having my back. I will definitely not be so strong and full of life if it was not for you. I am thankful to my husband today and tomorrow and forever.

Motherhood – The crown that has scars

Since waking up today all i did was go through so many posts about being a mother. How it changes you,your body or your mind. Well all that is true but why don’t we look at the bright side of it or read about how I feel about it. 😀

For a start being a mother is the greatest gift of being a woman (apart from having handbags and shoes of course).From the very first second you get to know that you are pregnant, you change. Mentally and physically even though the significant changes are yet to come. You try to dress comfortably and wear flats and walk slowly. And through out the pregnancy you plan how you are going to handle the baby and the work and everything. You look forward to hold the baby for the first time. When you get to hold your bundle of joy for the first time, the world stops and it’s you and him/her there. (And husband :D) Even though you have gone through a lot of pain and you can barely get up, you want to hold him/her and do everything by yourself. After going through a lot of not sleeping nights, food tantrums, anger issues and all that is there with a toddler you might again consider having another baby. Well, that is the motherhood for me. You never give up or had enough of it.

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It’s okay to let go once in a while. We are humans after all. Being a mother gives you some kind of super powers but it doesn’t contain the package of being sain at the same time. So take some time. Adjust yourself to let go of somethings. You don’t have to be that mother who neglect herself for the sake of her children. Do some exercise at home, eat healthy or whatever that you like. You don’t have to eat the leftover meals of your children. Have a drink with your husband and believe me that’s the best way to pour your heart out. 😀

Recently my husband told me that I need to spend more time with my son. I have my moments with him but yes I have not being spending much time but I watch how my husband and son bonds together. They play together, study together and fight together. He is almost 4 years now and the relationship he has with his dad is amazing. He doesn’t hesitate to tell anyone that his mother and dad are his best friends and what else can you ask from a 4 year old. This is motherhood for me.

There is no perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique and each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities and certainly different children. But what really matters is that a mother loves her children deeply enough.

Stay blessed everyone!

Traveling and Moving with Kids!

Hola Mommies!

It’s been a while, isn’t it? I have moved to Sydney, Australia with my family now and the transition period was bit tough as we have a naughty person on board with us. The good part is he was super supportive all the time and was less fussy during the flight. (Phew)

So I thought of telling you what I did to make him and our travelling and transition pleasant for the three of us. This may not be a big article but you’ll get the basic idea of what and what not to do while traveling and moving with kids.

Hokay so first of all, pick your travelling method. Since we had to come to Australia we had no other option (obviously) but to go with an airline. Choosing an airline is also bit tricky. There are so many with discounts and all but try to choose something that is reasonable yet comfortable for you and the kids. The time of the flight depends on the day that you book it and in our case we left Sri Lanka around 11.30 in the morning and from Singapore we had a night flight so the baby was sleeping most of the time.

If you are traveling in your own vehicle make sure you check all the tires and fill the fuel tank and keep. I don’t have much experience in traveling in our own vehicle but my dad make sure there is an extra bottle of fuel in the vehicle in case of emergency . If you have a booster seat that will be ideal ( In Australia you cant travel without a booster seat).

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Alright now you have to tell your little bundle all about your trip. Get them excited about the traveling. Let them pick their own cloths and get them to help you with packing.  Take plenty of diapers if you have a infant or a toddler who is using diapers. A water bottle or two and some snacks also will be ideal if you are going on a long distance trip. If you are taking a flight MAKE SURE you buy some ear plugs for you and your children. It helps a lot.there were a few children crying when taking off and landing because they didn’t have ear plugs.It really hurts.(Believe me it hurts a lot) .

During the travel time you have to keep yourself and the children happy. Once you get in to a mood or a bad situation your whole trip will be a disaster. If you are traveling in an aircraft they will provide the children with some interesting activity books and also there is plenty of movies to watch. (Oh phew) If you are traveling in a car or a van, you should try sing along games or guessing games or something like that which the whole family can join.

This part will be important for the mummies and daddies who are planning to migrate. Make sure you take your children most precious toys and books with you in the check in luggage.Or maybe you give them a small backpack and tell them to take their IMPORTANT things in that. Why I highlighted the word “important” is, when you say it like that it gives them responsibility. ( I packed my sons hot wheels toys in his backpack and told him to take it with him, he didn’t want the immigration officers to open it even saying that it’s his important stuff)

So these are the basic things you need to consider before traveling with kids. If you have any questions to ask don’t hesitate. Comment below or drop a test on the Facebook page and i’ll b glad to help you out.

Happy traveling ladies!!!