- File Size: 1810 KB
- Print Length: 246 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: September 12, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B073RTVMTR
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,023 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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There was never a doubt in my mind that I would cry during this story. I teared up the first time I read the blurb and every time I read it after that. This isn’t your typical romance novel …it’s so much more because of how precious and poignant Padraig and Mia’s story was. The story itself took you on a roller coaster of emotions, highs and lows, laughter and tears, light hearted moments followed by deep emotional ones. Don’t think that this was all super sad, because it wasn’t. It had humor and sexiness (lots of sexiness) and family and heart.
It’s not a story to read in a stolen moment or as you’re trying to squeeze it in to a few minute opening in your day. It’s a story to sit and savor, to feel the love that these two characters experience wash over you. And more importantly to realize what this book is really all about. That time is precious. That finding happiness, no matter for how long or short a time, should be everyone’s goal. That sometimes taking a chance is the only way to go. And that you need to live your dreams and not your regrets. Mia had no regrets. And even with the pain he suffered, neither did Padraig. They lived big and fully, even if only for a short time. How many of us can really say that? I know I can’t, which is why this book hit me so hard. Days after reading this and I’m still crying, thinking how Mia wasn’t alone, but wondering how I can be more like her so I’m not alone.
I’m sure that some people will balk at reading it because of what isn’t your “typical” HEA and say that it's not a "romance". I really hope that won’t be the case for most. That would be doing yourself and the story a disservice. Read the story. Read the “Dear Reader” letter from Mari at the end. Romance isn't about the time you have, it's about the moments that make up the time. Absorb all that this story, that Padraig and Mia’s love, is about and realize that no one is guaranteed time so we need to make the most out of every single second we have.
I volunteered to read and review an advanced copy from the author and have also bought the book.
March Wind, like every good romance, is a celebration of love, of its power to change us and move us and make our lives beautiful. It's also a reminder that love does triumph, not only in spite of adversity--even the ultimate one--but truly gives us the reason to keep on. Ms Carr's artfully written words remind us that we have the choice to seize the day, and that choosing to do so is what makes life worth living. Because an HEA isn't necessarily forever, but that doesn't mean that it isn't worth pursuing or having.
I also love how this story fits into Ms Carr's larger Wild Irish and Wilder Irish series, again with the reminder that community and family, whether made or born, can be our anchor.
Padraig Collins takes the time to talk to Mia Carter one March evening, when she comes again into Pat's Pub looking sadder and more distracted than he's ever seen her. Ms Carr takes us on their journey together, one that is compressed but not diminished. I finished each chapter with a smile, granted at times through tears. The book moves quickly, mirroring Paddy and Mia's days and moments. Throughout they are surrounded by the Collins clan and friends, and we too are buoyed by these connections that reinforce loving wisdom and compassion and support.
March Wind does not end with what I would consider a traditional HEA, but it is a nevertheless a keeper, a thing of beauty that does indeed celebrate love in its best forms and ways. This is one of those special stories that changes us and how we see the world.
Bravo, Mari Carr!