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Haunting Beauty (A Mists of Ireland Novel) Mass Market Paperback – September 6, 2011
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"A complex, mysterious, and very satisfying story!"
"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."
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"A dark and passionate romance with the literary brilliance of The Time Traveler's Wife."
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From the Back Cover
--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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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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!
Sean Ballogh enters her life seemingly out of thin air. He insists her family has been searching for her for two decades and he wants to bring her home to her Irish roots on Ballyfionuir Island. Furthermore his arrival has stimulated her second sight skill. Unable to resist the lure of kin, Danni travels to Ballyfionuir where she meets loving family, alive and dead. As she and Sean fall in love, Danni realizes, for them to have a future, she must change her family's past and fight an evil beyond her imagination or watch her beloved die.
This is a whimsical charming modern day Celtic romantic fantasy starring a courageous heroine and a haunted hero. Danni makes the tale when she and Sean reach her birth island as she is in awe as she meets her family, live and dead members. Fans will enjoy her family reunion, but in order to have a future, she must somehow rewrite the past. Erin Quinn provides a haunting thriller.
Sean Ballagh knows that Danni holds the key to the violent episode that ended with death, and the disappearance of Danni, her mother and her brother. The trick will be convincing her to come home to Ireland and help to set things right.
When Danni figures out that Sean is not exactly who she thinks he is, she decides to send him away and stay where she's at. But occult forces have other ideas, and the two soon find themselves twenty years in the past, wondering exactly what is happening.
Can they change the past and find happiness? Or will they both end up on the losing side of the battle?
When I read the blurb for Haunting Beauty I was truly intrigued. I love stories of the occult, and this one did not disappoint. It is hauntingly dark and had twists and turns that kept me on my toes. I fell in love with Sean, who was very passionate about his duty and his growing love for Danni. I enjoyed watching Danni uncover her past and come to terms with what happened then, with her family and herself. The two of them together were passionate and so obviously destined to be together that it tore at my heartstrings. I am now impatiently waiting for Haunting Warrior, the second book in the series to see what happens next.
If you enjoy dark, emotional stories that will keep you wondering about what is happening and what will happen next then Haunting Beauty is the tale for you. It is a complex novel that pulled at my emotions, and left me sighing with pleasure at the end.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
As the cover remark from Dianna Gabaldon says, "A complex, mysterious, and very satisfying story!" That sums it up for me too. I loved this unique time travel/ghost story. Read morePublished 6 months ago by LilMissMolly
Intriguing read. Fast paced - enjoyable and thoughtful characters and twisting storyline. Looking forward to the next in the seriesPublished 10 months ago by Marilie S.
At first I didn't think I would like it but the more you read the more you fall in love with it. Sean and Danni.WOW. Erin Quinn you never cest to amaze me. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sandra LeBlanc
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... Read morePublished 20 months ago by PCox
Enchanting and haunting! I was so impressed by the author's ability to strike the exact tone needed to take this book from an okay read to one that captured me and didn't let me... Read morePublished on May 31, 2013 by Sophia Rose
This is such a wonderful story, I loved the romance, the mystery, and the time travel! The time travel is so well done and believable. Read morePublished on April 9, 2013 by A. Mckenna Johnson
Whenever I review and rate a book I am focused on several things. The first is whether or not the book makes me think. Read morePublished on March 22, 2013 by Michelle Sutton
Erin Quinn brings together ancient magic and the beauty of Ireland in a wonderful story about finding out about yourself and finding your courage. Read morePublished on March 15, 2013 by mindy