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Haunting Beauty (A Mists of Ireland Novel) Mass Market Paperback – September 6, 2011

4.4 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
Book 1 of 4 in the Mists of Ireland Series

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"This is one of the best books I've read. A+" The Good, the Bad & the Unread
Top Pick!  "Leaves you breathless for more."  Night Owl Romance
Recommended Read!  "I savored every page."  CK2S Kwips & Kritiques
"If you read one book this summer, don't miss this one! Fantastic!"
 Romance Junkies


"A complex, mysterious, and very satisfying story!"
-Diana Gabaldon

"A mystical tale of intrigue and seduction...The imagery is breathtaking and the prose is beautiful and authentic...you live the story, not just read it."
-Calista Fox, author of Object of Desire

"A dark and passionate romance with the literary brilliance of The Time Traveler's Wife."
-Kathryne Kennedy, author of Enchanting the Lady

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"A COMPLEX, MYSTERIOUS AND VERY SATISFYING STORY!"
--Diana Gabaldon, New York Times bestselling author


"A BOOK THAT YOU WON'T WANT TO PUT DOWN."--Night Owl Romance

A mysterious stranger. A lost woman. A terrifying legacy.

Danni Jones doesn't believe in destiny until she meets the seductive Sean Ballagh.  He lures her back to Ireland, to a moment in her own past when her life was destroyed.  He gives her the chance to change everything.  Sean is not what he seems and Danni isn't certain she can trust him, yet she cannot resist him or what he offers no matter how much she fears the consequences.

Now, in a land where the mystical and the occult are as vivid as the emerald fields, Danni must fight the forces that threaten to rip her and Sean apart and rewrite history to save herself and the one man she was meant to love--or live forever in time as nothing more than an ethereal memory, a tragic and haunting beauty...

"A DARK AND PASSIONATE ROMANCE WITH THE LITERARY BRILLANCE OF THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE."
--Kathryne Kennedy, author of Enchanting the Lady
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Product Details

  • Series: A Mists of Ireland Novel (Book 1)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; Reissue edition (September 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425243737
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425243732
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.9 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,528,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It starts with a vision of her own death and a compelling stranger that Danni `knows' she will meet again. Danni has been denying the gift that forced her from foster home to foster home after being abandoned by her mother as a child. Now Shaun, the man from her vision, appears in the `flesh' on her doorstep offering Danni her fondest wish - Shaun tells her of a father and extended family in Ireland who want her. But even as Danni is drawn to Shaun, Shaun is keeping secrets - more secrets than he even knows. It will take a bit of Irish magic, love, a leap of faith and a trip to the past for Danni and Shaun to avert a past tragedy and for them to even have a ghost of a chance at a future together.

I really really liked Haunting Beauty though it took me a while to understand what was really going on. I wasn't initially sure whether it was a ghost story or a time travel romance even though the Danni figures this out fairly quickly. Because key elements of the story are told in visions or dreams, Haunting Beauty has a non-linear flow that actually works to reinforce the haunting feel and to build the tension as Danni struggles to find a way to change the events of the night which had such tragic consequences for Danni and Shaun and for both of their families.

I liked the magical feel that the visions and the Celtic lore brought to the story, but it was really Danni and especially Shaun who won my heart. Both the leads are quite likeable and have an appealing vulnerability.
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Mysticism combined with romance wrapped up in a beautiful mist of Irish folklore and time travel. Wonderfully evocative writing. Characters that jump off the page. A plot that kept me guessing. A chemistry that smoldered. I was transported along with Danni and Sean to another time and place. My sole disappointment in this book was when the journey had to come to an end. I'm just glad to know that "Haunting Beauty" is only the first in a series of books about this family, their adventures through time and the evil Book of Fennore.
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Abandoned at a young age, Danni has always felt different. Afraid to open herself up and explore the oddness of who she is. Danni never knew what happened to her family. She grew up in foster home after foster home. And then one night a strange, yet somehow familiar man, appears on her doorstep, and from that moment on, everything changes. This man, Sean Ballagh, claims to know where her father is, who she is, where she's from. He has answers she's lived her entire life wondering about.

Now's her chance to discover her past, as visions unfold, and an amazing journey sweeps both Danni and Sean back in time to twenty years in the past, just a few days before the terrible events unfold that will change their life to the one they just left. It's not often second chances are given. Does Danni have the power within herself to alter the tragic events?

The imagery and tone created a mysterious and vivid story. The twisted, tangled, and devastating events from the past catapult this book on a journey to uncover the secrets that will allow Danni and Sean to find the peace and answers they need to heal and find the love of of a family Danni has always yearned to have. The twists and turns this dark tale takes you on was at times confusing, and some things were left unanswered or rather unanswerable, but I chalk that up to storytelling and the beauty of fiction. Let your mind wonder and explore the possibilities.

Complex and fascinating to say the least!
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When two published authors highly recommended Erin Quinn's Haunting series to me, I knew I had to buy Haunting Beauty. I was instantly pulled into a mesmerizing, unique and colorful plot - transported to Ireland where I experienced every page with such intensity that I was even dreaming about Sean and Danni. Erin Quinn does not waste words. Her eloquent style describes everything fully and yet in a condensed manner that gives you everything you need to know and still keeps the action moving. I was getting very disappointed as I approached the end of the book because I didn't want this wonderful ride to end - and then I discovered Haunting Beauty was the first in the series. I immediately ordered the remaining three from amazon. I am so glad I discovered this author. She is fabulous - incredibly talented. You will love her books.
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I had just finished a 6 book series set in the early 1850's so I was making heck of a shift when I started the "Mists of Ireland" series, but was well worth effort I loved this story! The depth and richness of the language, fullness of the plot and characters kept me fully involved from the 1st page to well after the last period was reached. Those twists and turns with time were a riot. I really enjoyed that and your premise that things could be changed was intriguing. That's what makes reading so much fun.

My next book will be Rory's story but I do know that I will be reading all of them before the summer ends. ~P~
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