Monday, November 19, 2007

Heart of the Sea (Book 3)

Darcy Gallagher has always believed in fate, the magic of legend...and the importance of money. Working all hours in the family pub, she can't help dreaming of finding a rich man who could sweep her off her feet and into a world filled with luxury and adventure.

A wealthy businessman with Irish blood, Trevor Magee has come to Ardmore to build a theatre, and uncover the secrets hidden in his family's past. He thought he had given up on love long time ago, but Darcy tempts him like no other woman ever has. Darcy, too, can't deny her own feelings for the handsome American, though neither of them believes they have a real chance of finding lasting love with each other. Darcy knows what she wants from life, and she's not convinced that Trevor is the one. But the village of Ardmore has a way of weaving its magic over its visitors and inhabitants, and the forces of destiny can only be resisted for so long... - Synopsis from the back cover of the novel.

There you go. The synopsis covers pretty much the story in this last book of the Irish Trilogy. Having enjoyed both Jewels of the Sun and Tears of the Moon very much, Heart of the Sea ends it with a big bang. Trevor Magee and Darcy Gallagher are perfect for each other. Sparks fly in this one.

Darcy has a heart of gold and it is reflected in the way she handles her family and friendship. Trevor is a responsible man and very smart too. Both can't deny the attraction they have for each other and with minds like theirs, are adept at playing games. The thing is that they enjoy it.

Now, in this story, Carrick the prince of faeries and Lady Gwen the resident ghost in the Ardmore cottage once again make their appearances; only this time, before Trevor. By the way, Trevor now stays in the cottage while managing the building of his theatre, a business venture between the Magees and the Gallaghers. In the last two books, the dialogues were brief but this time around, it is more lengthy and dramatic. This last couple is their hope of breaking the spell Carrick had so harshly cast 300 years ago. The thing is, will Trevor and Darcy yield to their hearts' desire? Bagels. A bag of bagels does it. You have to read more to find out.

There is one thing I like about Trevor -- his love or addiction for coffee. Anyone who loves coffee is my buddy. The opening of Chapter 15 confirms it: "COFFEE." [...] food might fuel, love might sustain, but without coffee, what was the point?

Once again, Nora Roberts made me a happy girl. Wonderful plot, cute dialogues, and the unfoldings of dramatic events all make reading Heart of the Sea a great experience.