St Patrick’s day is a big holiday in Ireland, and as we’re an Irish company we thought we’d mark the occasion with some book recommendations.
There’s something for everyone here, so sit back, put on some Enya, and have a read!
How about trying the luck of the Irish? Click pause on the video to decide which book to read!
In Love’s Time by Lilian White
Sweeping through the 1800s, through the despair of poverty and the glory of hopethrough shepherding on a croft, through the atmosphere of Fort Worth and Texas to war-torn France and Europe, from modern Brisbane to heady New York City, In Love’s Time is as ageless as the aborigines’ dreamtime; it takes you from tragedy to the triumph that occurs when fortes fortuna juvat (fortune favors the brave).
For Catrine Stewart, it a time of discovery and intrigue. . .
This novel has the capability of changing readers’ viewpoints because of its dynamics, its family focus and universal appeal.
Finding Forever by Amanda J Evans
Liz Parker thought she’d found her forever the moment she said “I do”, but fate had other ideas. Waking up with a tattered wedding dress and her dead husband in her arms was not the way she planned her honeymoon. Distraught, she promises she will follow him. Death wasn’t taking forever away from her.
Of course, she hadn’t planned on being rescued by pirates, or the fact that Charles’ body would be left to rot on the beach.
When Liz meets John, he becomes her only hope, her chance to bring Charles’ body home, but there’s something more. Why does he look at her with such pity? Why does he agree to help her, when no one else will? Why won’t anyone believe that Charles exists?
Love Potions by Michelle M Pillow
Erik MacGregor is from a clan of ancient Scottish warlocks. He isn’t looking for love. After centuries, it’s not even a consideration…until he moves in next door to Lydia Barratt. It’s clear that the shy beauty wants nothing to do with him, but he’s drawn to her and determined to win her over.
The last thing Lydia Barratt needs is a demanding Scottish man meddling in her private life. Just because he’s gorgeous and totally rocks a kilt doesn’t mean she’s going to fall for his seductive manner.
But Erik won’t give up and just as Lydia lets her guard down, his sister decides to get involved. Her little love potion prank goes terribly wrong, making Lydia the target of his sudden embarrassingly obsessive behavior. They’ll have to find a way to pull Erik out of the spell fast when it becomes clear that Lydia has more than a lovesick warlock to worry about.
Christian by L Ann Marie
A continuation of the MC and Princes of Prophecy Series.
Contemplating ending the constant barrage of death and destruction he’s seen his whole life brings Christian closer to his family. With Dakota’s help, Christian learns and uses his ancestors to control and manage his visions and abilities. However, gaining peace for the first time in his life still leaves him lonely. With all he’s been gifted, the ability to be touched is not among them.
Dean thought using her ability to help the police find a killer was a good thing, until she realized she was now the hunted. After losing her parents in an explosion meant for her, she finds her way to the Princes and a man that not only protects and understands her, but can hold her too.
Christian has his work cut out for him. Showing Dean, the Princes and the MC what all-in means isn’t easy when it’s wrapped around ‘freaky kid’ abilities.
Showdown at Crossings by M K Theodoratus
When strange lowlanders move to Crossings to raise guard dogs, they shatter Ebe Brown’s comfortable life. As a child, Old Ebe trained to be a mage but failed. He had convinced himself he was content to live out his days in his quiet isolated mountain town.
The “dog farmers” destroy his peace with their vandalism and bullying of the local inhabitants. Few dared stand against their terrorism. One such person is his friend and mentor Old Nance. But when she is attacked and killed by the group for her interference, Ebe must make the decision to avenge her death and redeem himself in the process.
With only the help of Nance’s mage dogs, Ebe must face the demons alone. But does he have what it takes to take them down?
Conall: The Place of Blood – Rinn-Iru by David H Millar
Conall Mac Gabhann is content with his apprenticeship to the local blacksmith. Content, that is, until his family is slaughtered in their home.
Two men share responsibility for the massacre: a mad Irish king and a dissolute Roman. Conall will have his vengeance on both, or die in the attempt.
Accompanied by his childhood friend Brion ó Cathasaigh and the veteran warrior Fearghal ó Maoilriain, Conall’s hunt takes him northward through unfriendly kingdoms and treacherous bogs to a confrontation beyond the ancient earthworks of the Black Pig’s Dyke.
Along the way, Conall will gather an army, and come to the attention of the aes sidhe. An apprentice blacksmith could become a king with their help—if he so desires.
No Quarter: Dominium by MJL Evans and GM O’Connor
Against the political stage of 1689 Port Royal, Jamaica, the unswerving Atia Crisp is thrust into the world of bondage, violence, beauty and love. Shipwrecked and sold into slavery with her sister Livia, the pair are soon separated and Atia is used as a pawn in a card game.
Captivated by her beauty, Atia is swiftly liberated by sugar merchant, Capitaine la Roche (also known as the pirate, Gator Gar), whose past is stained with blood and grief. La Roche works with a network of friends and allies including local strumpet, Cherry Banks, Theodore Binge the card shark and the kindly, medication-loving Dr. Strangewayes.
This is volume 1 of 6 in the No Quarter series.
No Quarter: Wenches by MJL Evans and GM O’Connor
The adventures from No Quarter: Dominium continue with wenches!
In 1689, Atia Crisp finds herself imprisoned in the wickedest city on earth, Port Royal, Jamaica, while the refugees from Strangewayes’ plantation in the Blue Mountains are on the run and seeking a new home, deep in the Caribbean. Captain Jean-Paul la Roche must get them to safety and find a way to liberate the woman he loves while waging a war against the English with the pirate Laurens de Graaf.
While besieged people suffer and starve, a group of women form a secret and illegal society deep from within the bowels of the city called: WENCH. A network that deals with smugglers, merchants, cutthroats and thieves. Dragged into the struggle for supremacy of the Caribbean, the women are divided and find themselves engulfed in bloodshed. The pirates of Port Royal and former enemies may be their only hope of escape.
If I Saw You Dancing by Jessa Chase
Claire Weaver came from one of the wealthiest families in Madelia, groomed from a young age to be a professional ballerina. When her teenage heart fell for a boy from the wrong side of the tracks, her parents uprooted her and moved to the other side of the country.She returned to Madelia as an adult, opening a dance studio and enjoying small town living.
Daniel McAllister was living the soldier’s dream, travelling to distant lands, immersing himself in new cultures. When a devastating injury lands him stateside again, in the small town he hated as a child, his world fell apart.
Sparks fly when Daniel and Claire are thrown together again, using his design smarts and her imagination to build a beautiful parade float for the town’s Lavender Day parade.
Is a relationship possible even after all these years? Will Claire’s parents interfere once more when they discover she’s seeing that McAllister boy again?
Skylar Robbins: The Mystery of the Hidden Jewels by Carrie Cross
A deserted mansion perches on a steep hillside, overlooking a rocky canyon. Tattered curtains hang behind broken windows, and a turret stretches toward the sky. Three years ago the wealthy owner disappeared suddenly, leaving behind a house full of secrets: A mysterious note, tantalizing clues, a hidden floor, one piece of a treasure map, and a missing fortune in diamonds.
Thirteen-year-old sleuth Skylar Robbins moves into the mansion with her parents and embarks on a new and dangerous mission. Armed with her detective kit, and with the support of her BFF Alexa and a team of secret agents, Skylar sets out to decipher the clues and find the diamonds. Can she outwit a gang of aggressive bikers and find the hidden jewels before they do? Or will the perils of middle school–like battling ruthless bully Emelyn Peters for the attention of class hottie Dustin Coles–get in her way?
Skylar Robbins: The Mystery of the Hidden Jewels is an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Children’s Detective Books, and was voted Book-of-the-Month by LASR readers.
Matchmaker Abduction: Aliens in Kilts, Abduction 1 by Donna McDonald
True love is said to defy time, but can it survive space, aliens, and being abducted? Angus MacNamara and Erin O’Shea are about to find out.
The big blue planet that most call Earth desperately needs matchmakers. There is only one small—okay, BIG—problem. No one wants the alien dating service job… No one. The original matchmakers are dead, and much worse, their DNA is no longer viable for cloning.
Solution? Go back in time to some of Earth’s other—thankfully slower spinning—versions, and retrieve the alternates of the one couple in any universe who seems able to do the job.
Far easier said than done though, especially when the alternates are anything but a loving couple, and both are none too pleased to be thrown into the future.
What does oil and water create? Salad dressing or a real mess of aliens, humans, and matchmaking fun!
The Celtic Contract by Jeanie Martin
Claire Regan is on a mission, and no one—not even sexy “bad boy” Liam Donahue –is going to get in her way. But when she’s forced to sign a contract that puts her in direct contact with Liam and his musical group, Kilts, all bets are off.
When Irish singer and star Liam Donahue meets reclusive Claire Regan, he uses every trick in his arsenal to win her love. And when she’s threatened by an enemy from her past, he’ll stop at nothing to save her—even from herself.
Strongly recommended to fans of hot Irish guys, Irish musicians, Ireland, chick lit and romantic suspense.
Reflections by Clifton Kenny
In 1974, Shane Sullivan is a quiet, gangly teen in the suburbs of Boston who discovers he can explore the ancestral memories of a person’s lineage. Confused and frightened, his pursuit of this supernatural ability takes him down a dark and unexpected road of history long forgotten —or rewritten by historians.
With the aid of his two friends, Jimmer and Paige, he contemplates a more ruthless version of the reality he thought he knew. Shane finds himself on a shocking journey into a celestial world of truth that puts him face-to-face with his own destiny.
Filled with ghostly, historic discoveries of good versus evil, Reflections is a faithful, mystical tale about one teen’s unique coming of age.
Tangle of Thorns: An Eva Thorn Novel by Lorel Clayton
When Eva’s brother is murdered in a city of rude elves and matriarchal dwarves where humans have no rights, she is forced to investigate the crime herself. What she discovers brings her up against a powerful slave-trading cartel, dark gods, and—worst of all—her twin sister. Both her family and the elven authorities want her hushed. She has no money and no magic of her own with which to combat them, but she does have an illegally-freed slave, a senile nanny, and an ex-almost-boyfriend on her side. Even when she nearly loses her job and almost loses her head in a sword fight on the same night, she isn’t deterred. It’s when the nanny goes missing that she really starts to worry.
Femme fatale turns hard-boiled investigator in this first Eva Thorne novel. Set in a fantasy world where magic and machines can’t stand against the God of Death, humans are on the run from the god’s invasion. Highcrowne is the only refuge, but that means living in the Outskirts of an ancient city ruled by Avian mages, indifferent dwarves, and elves who’d prefer to see humans as their slaves. No one wants her kind in Highcrowne and there are plenty who would be happy to see her brother dead. There are too many motives and not enough time to unravel them, because other people are dying … and Eva is fast running out of vacation time.
Hooks & Eyes: Part 1 of The Ambition & Destiny Series by VL McBeath
England 1846: Widowed with two small children, Mary Jackson fears for the future. Moving to the town of Birmingham, she hopes to put her troubled past behind her.
Mr Wetherby craves respectability. His only priority is growing his hooks and eyes business, and he’ll stop at nothing to get his own way.
When their paths cross, Mr Wetherby is not prepared for the impact Mary has on him. He longs to know the real woman, but there are things from her past she’s determined to keep hidden. As their relationship grows, someone is watching … ready to reveal her biggest secret. Can Mary overcome the betrayal? Or is she about to lose the only hope she has of a secure future?
A captivating family saga of love, loss and betrayal.
Young Again … and Again … and Again by Chuck Van Soye
Clay and Jennie Evans, an aged couple celebrating their 54th wedding anniversary on a trip to Florida, stumble into a mythical reality and are reborn as teenagers overnight. Their immediate joy soon turns to confusion as they are forced to deal with an unbelieving world. Help eventually comes along from members of a secret society, ultimately leading them into the adventure of their lives within a remote African village. Dodging death while preserving Kenyan native life, the couple returns months later to their Alabama home where they uncover the science behind their newfound youth, potentially leading all humanity to longer healthier life.
“A science-fiction fantasy written with the wonderment we used to love in those classic pulp magazines … yet as up-to-date as modern-day hydrogeology!” H. L. Osterman, editor of Time Travel and Other Science Fiction Journeys.
The Englands Book 1: Sophie Lost and Found by Rebecca Winkler
After an accident took the life of Sophie Winters’ first husband Brian and she finds herself alone in Nashville, Sophie moves back to Amalfi, Italy where she was born to start her life over. Her intent is to hopefully find true love someday, and have a large family. Jamie England is the catalyst to her happiness.
Her father, indifferent to her since she was born, left her an unknown inheritance that makes Sophie a billionaire, but Jamie had no idea what he is to become when he marries Sophie. Their priority becomes safety, to protect them and their children against Jamie’s vengeful and greedy ex-wife, Candace; palpable threats from within their circle of employees; and dangerous persons lurking on the outside fringe of their lives, planning to commit murder and kidnapping. Sophie transforms from a young widow, with no family and a history filled with family secrets including her real identity, to a strong woman who survives the worst of tragedies.
Stay With Me by Sheryl Wright
Four women are about to embark on an emotional voyage that will be the ultimate test of love and loyalty. Will it end in smooth sailing-or leave four hearts hopelessly adrift?
Despite dealing with family dynamics that can be one tent short of a circus, the future looks bright for Tyler Marsh and Georgie DiNamico. Deeply in love, the two are also deeply committed to the success of the DiNamico-Phipps Company of DynaTech, a leading marine engineering firm headquartered in Buffalo, NY.
Georgie’s steady recovery from the head injury she suffered in Afghanistan and the company’s survival from a hostile takeover attempt, means the couple can finally concentrate on planning their wedding. Until an unseen event propels their relationship into turbulent waters.
Lori Phipps, the President of the company’s Dyna Craft Yachts division is a master boat builder – and a master player when it comes to loving women. Until she crosses paths with someone unlike anyone she’s ever met before. Unfortunately, Lori’s past is about to catch up with her in the very slinky form of a not-so-casual hook-up.
Becoming The Wolf by R H Neil
A farm boy with combat experience as an Army combat tracker.
A rookie police officer, burdened to solve a cold case that’s haunted him since childhood.
And a reluctant vigilante known as The White Wolf: A fierce guardian of justice who uses Cincinnati’s forgotten underground-abandoned since the 1920’s-to wreak havoc on the city’s most violent criminals.
As The White Wolf, JD Ward is pulled back into a world every bit as deadly as the one he’d left behind in the military. He finds himself hunted by a homicidal clan, a street gang, and a federal task force, forcing him to step out of the shadows to save Cincinnati from a cunning plan of revenge and total devastation. And the conspiracy turns out to be more treacherous than JD could have imagined, and more savage than he may be able to survive.
False Gods (The Sentinel Book 2) by Yolanda Ramos
A monstrous evil stalks Cormac in his new role as the Seventh Sentinel. His prime objective is to find and secure supernatural weapons of mass destruction left behind after the Great Flood by the Watchers and their offspring, the Nephilim.
Cormac and his paladins travel to Africa to safeguard his family, battling fiends of awesome proportions along the way and discovering entities that are the stuff of legends and beyond comprehension. The rogue sentinels will do anything to stop or distract Cormac from his sacred quest. The stakes are high on both sides. Life or Death? Hellfire or Heaven?
Cormac must also come to terms with his own personal demons and find the strength of will to resist the temptations that lie in wait for him, while his private life takes a turn for the worse.
I’m Uncomfortable In My Own Skin by Amy Khan
A short read, this book was created for teens and young adults, having issues or questioning their gender/sexuality.
“This book was a good read for people who are spirtual or looking for a better connection with God. Lot of great passages and connections from the bible to everyday life. Good buy!” 5 star review on Amazon
Raising Fatherless Sons: Happy & Successful Without a Father by Jovani AM Miguel
This book is not only focused on fatherless sons but also fatherless daughters who are raised by a single mother/father. Jovani appreciates single mothers and fathers who have decided to raise and parent their children on their own. In this book, single parents are encouraged in the process of raising their children, even though it might not be easy. Furthermore, new perspectives are given on single-parent households.
Fatherlessness is an epidemic: more and more children are raised without their father. Others experience fatherlessness, even though they have been raised by both parents.
This book is an inspiration and motivation for you and your children to stand firm and carry on during hard times. It is also for households with a father/mother who is physically present in the house but emotionally absent, and it is for people who are going through hardship, so they can get strength from it.
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