The Haunted Heart of Rory O'Dannon - book review
The Haunted Heart of Rory O'Dannon was written by Delia Colvin. This post was organized by Beck Valley Book Tours. I was given a copy in exchange for my honest book review. All opinions are my own.
About the book:
Is the love of Megara's life a hallucination -- or a ghost?
While delirious with fever, Megara had a visit and fell in love with the Irish poet Rory O'Dannon, but never saw him again. Years later, convinced that he had been a hallucination, she enters a pragmatic marriage to Senator Ken Benedict.
Until a car accident catapults her back to 19th century Ireland--and into Rory's arms.
Despite a challenging new life, Megara helps Rory find his poetry and pledges her heart to him, the night before he is to be hanged for treason...and then she wakes from the coma. Forced by sound evidence, she realizes that Rory was fictional, but discovers the wedding band he gave her and a message that time is running out!
Now Megara must choose between the easy life with her husband, or risk death and a chance for love with Rory.
"A fanciful romance with lots of twists and turns, and a magical setting!"
"I'm a sucker for Irish magic and the like, so I'm hooked!"
This had an extremely similar feel to Outlander for me (which I LOVE LOVE LOVE). The heroine living an OK life in current time with her husband... happy but not quite... magically swept back in time to find her true soul mate. There are definitely differences in story... but similar enough that I couldn't tell you whether Rory or Jamie (from Outlander) would be my favorite. :) (Oh to be swept back in time and find myself a sexy man with an Irish or Scottish accent... sigh.)
I love the story of a modern day woman living in 19th Century Ireland. Trying to figure out the behaviors of people and things happening around her. It was so different to be a woman then. Megara has such a struggle having been a wealthy woman with servants and having to work as a serving wench in a pub and help run a household. I love reading her strength as she comes to figure out how to live the life she's given. And the tension between Megara and Rory... oh my goodness.
Delia Colvin definitely know how to make a romantic fantasy real.
About the Author:
Delia J. Colvin is the International Bestselling author of The Sibylline Trilogy. She authors a popular blog and is listed as a contributor in two business books. She has worked in a variety of occupations from marketing to entrepreneur, Air Traffic Controller and Russian Interpreter. But her passion is in writing and helping people. Delia has donated both time and money to literacy programs around the country.
PERSONAL NOTE From the Author: As much as I enjoy writing, I love hearing from readers even more! It would mean the world to me if you would take a moment to send me an email and say hi. I personally answer all of my emails. Email me at DeliaJColvin@gmail.com