Jewels of the Sun (Gallaghers of Ardmore #1)

Jewels of the Sun


In her new trilogy, “New York Times” #1 Best Selling author, Nora Roberts returns to the lush, green hills of Ireland, where love is forever touched by magic - And where the Gallagher siblings explore the depth of their fiery hearts. 

Determining to reevaluate her life, Jude Murray flees America to take refugee in Faerie Hill Cottage, immersing herself in the study of Irish Folk and discovers hope for the future of the magical past.

Finally back home in Ireland after years of traveling, Aidan Gallagher possesses an uncommon understanding of his country's haunting myths. Although he's devoted to managing the family pub, a hint of wildness still glints in his stormy eyes--and in Jude, he sees a woman who can both 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... (Summary and cover courtesy of


This was the second time I’ve read this series and absolutely adored it once again.  I really think this is one of Roberts better series.  One of the best things is how she is able to capture the essential parts of Ireland: it’s beauty, it’s culture and mythology and its tough people. 

Jude is going through a dramatic life change, much like many of Roberts heroines.  I really appreciated her no-nonsense approach to the challenges she faces and her slow discovery into who and what she can be.  She is someone I think I’d be friends with in the real world.  And naturally, Aidan is lovely with a great sense of grounding in his village and his pub.  The combination of the two throw them both off guard and into a supernatural fantasy world that neither of them are expecting.

Warning: Contains sexual content.

Rating: 4 stars!

Who should read it? Romance fans that like some Irish inspiration.

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