BOOK Beyond the Cliffs of Kerry

EBOOK ↠ EPUB Beyond the Cliffs of Kerry ê FREE Ý JOHNSCYCLINGDIARY ✓ ➽ [Reading] ➿ Beyond the Cliffs of Kerry By Amanda Hughes ➲ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk For readers who like historical fiction with a bit of a love storyIt seduces her like a lover It bewitchTens their love and their survivalAs he stepped out into the pouring rain Jean Michel had to regain his composure He was not sure he liked the feelings that were churning inside him This McBride woman had the ability to reach into his soul and open doors he thought were closed forever She ignited a desire in him that was beyond anything he had ever imagined Confused and overwhelmed he blamed it on long months without carnal pleasures and pushing it from his mind he started down the path for the McDermott homestead The story moved along too uickly really I got tired of poor Darcy and all of her hardships Yes I know some people suffer life but this was one thing after another and another until I thought she surely must be on her 9th lifeIt begins in Ireland mid 18th Century Not a great place to grow up but she and her brother survived The Hunger Liam her only living relative is an abusive brother Then when the man she's in love with returns to Ireland after seven years of indenture I was hopeful But no he's changed and he betrays her She ends up in America where she's indentured to an older British colonel He seems to be a gentle man who treats her kindly except that she is his mistress but he ends up betraying her also This poor woman can't catch a break She's either being beaten raped or betrayed and until the very end of the novel her life is sheer misery Almost every good person who she is close to dies There is an old mountain man she befriends when her colonel is stationed at Fort Lawrence and their relationship is developed over many chapters but after an Indian raid on the fort you never hear about him again It's the author's responsibility to tie up the loose ends and not leave the reader wonderingDarcy is caught in the middle of the French and Indian War and life in the northern frontier in Massachusetts is brutal Everything is brutalEven the editing is brutal Strange time lapses punctuation errors sentences that don't make any sense that stop the flow of the text In many cases I had to read a segment over to try and figure out the author's intentI finished this book but I won't read another by this author I do give her credit for taking on this time period and there are some wonderful historic details that enrich the story but the editing is bone chilling

MOBI Ì Beyond the Cliffs of Kerry ✓ Amanda Hughes

Glish Colonies for servitude Shattered by war and bloodshed Darcy finds the colonists on a feeding frenzy of survival She refuses to be devoured and meets them with determination and fire stopping them in their tracks When she confronts the brash and attractive Jean Michel Lupe' a surveyor for the Crown the Cliffs of Kindle #214 sparks fly and Darcy meets her match His blend of refinement and frontier masculinity unsettles and entices her Together they are swept into a whirlwind of violence and intrigue that threa Set in the mid 18th century the story follows the misfortunes of a young Irish woman named Darcy McBride who is transported to the American Colonies as an indentured servant after being arrested for smuggling The premise sounds interesting enough but historical inaccuracies and on occasion truly godawful dialogue in combination with a story that got off the ground at an agonisingly slow pace and dragged on and on through one misery after the next without ever actually getting any real emotions across thanks to being all telling and no showing made this a pain to slog through In addition the oh so beautiful and desirable protagonist is to me anyway deeply unlikable arrogant and bitchy one moment a meek little doormat the next and I just didn't care about all her many struggles The fact that the rest of the characters are little than cardboard cutouts didnt help

Amanda Hughes ✓ Beyond the Cliffs of Kerry BOOK

Beyond the Cliffs of KerryFor readers who like historical Cliffs of PDFEPUB #193 fiction with a bit of a love storyIt seduces her like a lover It bewitches her like a spell It is something mysterious and powerful that Darcy McBride must follow beyond the cliffs of Kerry Ireland in is a terrible place ravaged by famine and the brutal occupation by the British There seems to be no escape Darcy joins a group of Beyond the PDFEPUB or smugglers who trade illegally with the French and when the operation is discovered she is transported to the En Absorbing tale from old Ireland and the American Frontier an Irish Heroine to Admire and a Frontiersman to LoveThis was Hughes' debut novel and it is clear to me she has a great writing career ahead of her Set in Ireland and America beginning in 1755 this is a captivating tale of a beautiful young Irish girl Darcy McBride who has a thirst for knowledge and a spirit of adventure She survived The Hunger in Ireland that claimed most of her family and when the story opens she is keeping house for her embittered brother To pay taxes and put food on the table Darcy and the young men of County Kerry become smugglers illegally trading their wool with the French for brandy In one shipment they also smuggle in a Jesuit priest who befriends Darcy and teaches her to read and write When British soldiers discover the smuggling Darcy is transported to the English Colonies for 7 years of indentured service which for a beautiful young woman meant sexual servitude to her owner One day at Fort Lawrence Darcy meets Jean Michel Lupe a surveyor for the Crown and an educated man who will change her lifeThis is a romance to be sure but uite unusual in that the hero isn't introduced until half way through the book Much of what would be back story in other historical romances becomes an intense well told tale that at times is heart rending We experience the brutality of cruel English soldiers and savage Indians on the American frontier But there are many warm charming moments and we see how times of great hardship affect people for both good and bad There are some truly desperately sad moments that will tear at your heart since both life in Ireland and on the frontier was hard Darcy is a wonderful heroine with a strong heart a giving nature and great courage Hughes brings to life a cast of wonderful characters including the wise and kind hearted Father Etienne a kind of hero Darcy's story has great realism I highly recommend it