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Jewels Of The Sun: Number 1 in series (Gallaghers of Ardmore) [Paperback]

Nora Roberts
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4 Jan 2007 Gallaghers of Ardmore (Book 1)

Determined to re-evaluate her life, Jude Murray flees America to take refuge in Faerie Hill Cottage in the small Irish village of Ardmore. Surrounded by the beautiful scenery and refreshed by a more relaxed lifestyle, Jude finds herself fascinated by the local folklore. Even her cottage seems to have a resident ghost and Jude decides to embark on a personal research project to find out more.

Finally back in Ireland after years of travelling, Aidan Gallagher is also something of an expert when it comes to his country's haunting myths. He's returned to devote himself to managing the family's business. But in Jude Murray he sees a woman who can soothe his heart and stir his blood. And he begins to share the legends of the land with her- while they create a passionate history of their own...

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus; New Ed edition (4 Jan 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749937335
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749937331
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 17.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 107,579 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nora Roberts is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 190 novels and there are 300 million copies of her books in print. Under the pen name J. D. Robb, she is author of the New York Times bestselling futuristic suspense series, which features Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Roarke.

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Nora Roberts is the number one New York Times bestseller of more than 200 novels. With over 400 million copies of her books in print, she is indisputably one of the most celebrated and popular writers in the world. She has achieved numerous top five bestsellers in the UK, including number one for Savour the Moment, and is a Sunday Times hardback bestseller writing as J. D. Robb.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is the first in a trilogy. The quality of the writing is up to Nora Roberts usual standard and I enjoyed meeting the Gallaghers - a very interesting family. I was also particularly drawn to the complex character of Jude Frances Murray who I regard as the heroine of the book. I was fascinated to see how she changed during the course of the story and came to believe in the ghosts of Lady Gwen and the Fairy Prince. I am looking forward to reading the next two books in the series. Unfortunately, I do not know what they are called!! If anyone out there knows the titles (if published) I would be grateful for details.
Pat Moore
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Won't Disappoint Any True Nora Roberts Fan 13 Feb 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is the first in a trilogy set in Ireland and focussing on the Gallagher Family - Aiden, Shawn and Darcy.

When Jude Murray came to spend 6 months in Ireland in the little cottage belonging to her late Aunt, she wanted to find herself after a stressful period of time in her home town of Chicago, and write a psychology paper about myths and legends and how they fit into modern life. What she wasn't looking for is a good looking, smooth spoken Irish man by the name of Aiden Gallagher. But, as with most Nora Roberts stories, one thing leads to another and ... you probably know the rest. However, the way the story unfolds had me enthralled. I loved this story even though the ending was always fairly predictable from the start, but I really enjoy the way that Roberts lets her stories unfurl in such a way that the reader can almost be there themself. For me, if Jude didn't want Aiden - I'd definitely have him!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jewels of the Sun 22 Mar 2009
I always enjoy reading Nora Roberts' books and especially the trilogies, where she is able to develop the characters and focus particularly on one or two in each book. As usual, I wasn't disappointed by this, the first of the Irish Trilogy. Nora Roberts is able to make the reader completely believe in faeries communicating with humans and even being able to influence their lives. There is a brilliant balance between the tight village life and the wider background of the American visitor and, of course, a good sprinkling of love and lust (always very tasteful, of course!). Very good as a stand-alone read but even better read as part of the trilogy. Enjoy!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I like Nora Roberts books, even when she starts a series. In every series there's a feel of a seperate story with each book and yet they are all so interlinked through the closeness of each family. The Gallager's are quite a family to put it mildly. Even if they feel a little too stereotypical Irish at times, it just adds to it. Jewels of the Suns is melodious and wonderful, with more then one story that can catch your heart and make you dream.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic.. 27 May 2007
Thia is the first book i had read of Nora Roberts and it was the first in the triology.. it was a wonderful book.. a great reading and a n amazing story and writer.. I finished this book and had to know what happened in books two and three.. all were fantastic and i look ofrward to reading more from Nora Roberts in the future... GREAT Writer....
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4.0 out of 5 stars timid Jude turns feisty 27 Feb 2012
By Cloggie Downunder TOP 500 REVIEWER
Jewels of the Sun is the first of the Ardmore Gallaghers series by Nora Roberts. When psychology lecturer Jude Frances Murray feels herself heading towards a breakdown from the stress of her job and life in Chicago, she decides to spend six months in the cottage in Ardmore, Ireland, where her Grandma grew up. It will be an opportunity to research her paper about Irish mythology and legend, a subject that has fascinated her since her Grandma's storytelling during Jude's childhood. Aiden Gallagher's youthful rambles are over, and he's now settled down to life in charge of the family pub in Ardmore. Jude goes to the pub looking for storytellers: she finds Aiden and his sister Darcy, his brother, Shawn and their friend, Brenna. Escaping her failed marriage and her failure as a teacher, the conservative Jude comes looking for solitude, trying to find herself: instead, she finds the sort of companionship she never had at home, laughter, foolishness and romance. And, while she's not looking for marriage, it seems to be looking for her. This is a sweet romance with some appealing characters. In the dialogue, you can hear that Irish lilt. Some enchanting Irish myths and legends are intertwined with the plot, which starts out looking rather predictable, but there are a few twists to keep it interesting. Roberts also sets the foundation for the next two books in the series in this instalment. A very entertaining read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly okay, but not truly engaging 17 July 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have read another of Nora Roberts' trilogies (three sisters island) and loved that. Reading Jewels of the Sun, I started to recognise the formulae. There's nothing wrong with that--I'm very happy with a well-written romance-with-a-bit-of-magic set-up. It's just that in this case I wasn't entranced by the setting or the characters. They were all perfectly lovely and readable, but not truly engaging. And any tension there was seemed ... not tense.

This is nothing to do with Ms Roberts as a writer, but I must also say that the standard of layout and editing in the Kindle version I bought was appalling. The publisher needs to get its act together, because this is not a cheap Kindle buy.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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This is the first book I have read by Nora Roberts but it will not be the last. Ms. Roberts writes with such passion and conviction that one can't help but want such a place with such people to exist. If you are a first time Roberts' reader, I suggest you start with this book.
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The whole trilogy is excellent as usual
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous read
couldn't wait to get to the end, so many twists and turns. brilliant story telling, well done Nora Roberts again
Published 3 months ago by MRS Sandra Elton
5.0 out of 5 stars Nora!
You made me fall in love with Ireland as a teenager and now that I'm married , I still feel a kinship to everything irish! Your amazing! God bless you. Sleinte
Published 4 months ago by Maryam Aliyu Datti
5.0 out of 5 stars The Irish Trilogy
The Irish Trilogy - what a lovely set of books. I will read these again and again and again. Love the story
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Nora Roberts delivers again
Excellent book can't wait to read part 2 ,Nora Roberts has worked her magic again first class .Always a great read .
Published 5 months ago by Janette Ford
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loved these books and really like nora Roberts style of writing. She makes reading these books easy.Keep them coming. Thanks
Published 6 months ago by sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy read
A lovely holiday read, pages turned themselves.
Another good book by Nora Roberts, now on to the next to complete the set
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