Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Review: Beneath an Irish Sky - Isabella Connor

Jack Stewart thought he'd put the past behind him. On the surface, he has everything success, money, a big house and he is never short of an attractive woman by his side, but a tragic road accident shatters Jack's world. 

Raised as an Irish Traveller, Luke Kiernan hasn't had it easy, and when he wakes in a Dublin hospital to find the man he's hated since childhood at his bedside, he's hungry for revenge.Two very different worlds collide, bringing new dangers, exposing past deceits, and unearthing dark family secrets buried long ago. But from tragedy springs the promise of a fresh start with two women who are intent on helping Jack and Luke mend their lives.

Can new love heal old wounds, or are some scars there for good?

Paperback, 356 pages: Published August 7th 2013 by Choc Lit: Women's Fiction: From the publisher

My thoughts:
I do confess to wanting to smack Luke over the head a lot, but then again if I had been Luke I would have been just as angry.

The book is filled with drama and anger. Luke is a young traveller, and people do not like travellers. He is an angry young man. Abused by his uncles, his mum just died and all his life he hated the man who left his mother.

Jack Stewart is also angry. His wife left him without a word 20 years ago and now she finds out he has a son. But he is good and tries his best. But Luke was just so very angry and hates him. You can see where the drama comes from. Confrontation after confrontation. Luke has been fed lies all his life. I felt so sorry for Jack, because in the end he lost it too and just wanted away. I could not have dealt with Luke and his refusal to believe anything else than what he knew. 

Then there are secrets. Why did she leave? What happened? Quite a few shocking events.

I liked the book as I wanted everyone to just get along. But 20 years of hate is hard to let go of. And I so wanted to know why she had left.

Conclusion:
An interesting story filled with drama and romance.

Cover
Nice


38 comments:

  1. i'm definitely intrigued by that cover!! the premise sounds great!

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    1. Though the book mostly takes place in England ;) Still cool cover

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  2. This sounds really good and that cover really is pretty.

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  3. That cover is very greenish. Yes indeed.

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  4. This sounds very good. Now I want to know if they manage to make things work between them.

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  5. This sounds interesting and I love that your were slapping characters but also understood them.

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    1. I could not help it, I got him, still wanted to slap him, so he was well made

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  6. Pretty cover =)

    The drama in this one makes me oh so curious! I'll have to check it out.

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    1. Lots of drama, anger and issues. But...not saying anything

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  7. No wonder that Luke is ticked. You keep hitting him on the head. :) I think I would enjoy this one, but I think I would feel the same as you about them getting along.

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    1. Hahs, yes bad me ;)
      I just wanted people to stop and listen, but it's hard when you believe something to be right that is false

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  8. Now I'm curious about all this drama.

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  9. Sounds like a roller coaster of emotions!

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  10. Well, now I'm curious about why she left. I love books with family secrets!!

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    1. I had all kinds of ideas and once again read and find out ;)

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  11. lol smack him over the head, sounds like the anger was catching ;) not sure about this one but I liked your review!

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    1. Lol, well it was, still lovely to read

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  12. hopefully they can patch things up. I mean Jack was a victim as well.

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  13. For a minute I though you read gay romance, but no, woman's fiction. Glad you enjoyed it B!

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    1. What? *looks around* lol, I hope I did not write something weird

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  14. Oh, this one sounds so good! I love the title, the cover and the story line. I'm glad that you enjoyed it and I'm definitely going to be placing this on my TBR list. :-D

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    1. The title is just awesome, but then I love love Ireland

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  15. That much hate can kill a person!!

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  16. Loving all the comments - so interesting to see how people view the characters. They seem to be divided into three camps - Team Luke, Team Jack and Team Both. :)

    Without giving anything away, ;) Luke had seen certain evidence that made it hard for him to trust Jack....

    But my lips are sealed too. :D

    All constructive criticism is valuable to us and everyone's comments noted - best way for us to learn. Thanks to anyone who has taken the trouble to read, review and comment. It is much appreciated.

    Liv

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    1. I was team...Jack :)
      Poor Luke, I got his anger, still I was angry at him. Well played

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  17. You've made me curious, plus I love books set in Ireland.

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  18. Ooh this does sound very dramatic! I'm curious to know why she left and what all the source of anger is. I guess I'll have to read it to find out! :-)

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    1. It was a good reason...which I can't tell you

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