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Irish Magic Mass Market Paperback – 29 Apr 1997


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing; Reprint edition (29 April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1575660024
  • ISBN-13: 978-1575660028
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 10.7 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,637,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Four tales of romance set in the realm of Celtic magic and lore feature the fiction stylings of Morgan Llywelyn, Barbara Samuel, and Roberta Gellis. Reprint.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 July 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I originally purchased this book in a sales bin at Barnes and Nobles and I have to say once I started it, it was a fight to put it down, even to eat. The first story, Galaway Bay, was so touching to me I cried all night. The other stories were written with talent and grace. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants emotion from a book.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
A mixture of romance, folklore, sorcery, and supernatural 27 Jun 2000
By Fred Camfield - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
This book will not appeal to everyone and is reviewed in the context of the intended audience. It is a collection of four novelettes by master storytellers. The first story, "Galway Bay" by Morgan Llywelan, is a change of pace for readers familiar with her full length historical novels. It is set in modern times, and concerns a part-Irish woman on vacation in Galway, Ireland, who encounters the underlying realities of Irish folklore and discovers romance in an unexpected place. The second story, "The Harpers's Daughter" by Barbara Samuel, is set in ancient Ireland and concerns Deirdre, destined to be the bride of a king, but she loves another. Expressed in Deirdre's thoughts (about other women in the king's court), "One of them, one day, would have the warrior who'd snared her heart, while she would lie with the fat, old king. It wasn't fair." Deirdre is cursed with extraordinary beauty that creates uncontrolled lust in the minds of any men who see her. Can she find a refuge with the man she loves, and will magic protect them? The third and fourth stories deal with connections to the spirit world in an ancient Irish setting. The third, "The Trysting Hour" by Susan Wiggs, is about a spirit that can assume a mortal man's shape, and who desires a woman meant to be a king's wife. Can he win her hand while he prevents the king from consumating the marriage? And is she really an ordinary mortal woman? The fourth, "Rarer than a White Crow" by Roberta Gellis, has a man placed under a spell by a shape-changing witch with her own agenda (which can only be guessed at). People are at an interface between the spirit world and the mortal world. Angus must win the hand of Caer and love her til the end of her days in order to be free from the spell, but that is easier said than done. Can they thwart the real agenda of the witch? The book contains explicit sex and violence. It is an excellent set of stories for those interested in this type of fantasy romance.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Your heart is literally on the floor. 22 July 1999
By kels@irishsaint.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I originally purchased this book in a sales bin at Barnes and Nobles and I have to say once I started it, it was a fight to put it down, even to eat. The first story, Galaway Bay, was so touching to me I cried all night. The other stories were written with talent and grace. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants emotion from a book.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Morgan Llywelyn's Story Galway Bay ONLY 24 Feb 2005
By Adria Todd - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book started out so well, but it fizzled fast. The scenery of Ireland shined, which is the ONLY reason this story deserved 1 star, but the girl, Eileen Costello, who was vacationing there, had little personality and it was hard to get to know her because the author gave us no physical description, no hair or eye color, etc, only a slightly tempermental New Yorker whose ex-boyfriend turned out to be married.

Eileen's love interest in Ireland is called "Mrs. Daly's son."

*He has no name.*

And it was never made clear what it was Mrs. Daly's son saw in Eileen to make her 'the one.' He didn't know anything about her!

When we first meet Mrs. Daly's son at the restaurant, he made a wonderful impression and it seemed the story would be great, but after that initial encounter, Eileen doesn't see him again until the end of the book. And I do mean the end. The very last sentence, to be exact.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great short stories 7 Mar 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
Wonderful stories of magic, romance, and irish lore. If you like to curl up at night with a short story, this is a great book for you. I was delighted with this book and with Irish Magic II.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
nice stories 15 May 2000
By H. Classen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
when you're in the mood for some short whistful escapist romantic stories in a celtic setting, pick up this one. good for a rainy sunday afternoon.
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