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Heart of the Sea (Gallaghers of Ardmore #3)

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The breathtaking conclusion to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Jewels of the Sun and Tears of the Moon...

Darcy Gallagher has always believed in the pull of fate, the magic of legend... and the importance of money. She longs to find a rich man who will sweep her away - into a world filled with glamour and adventure, and the exotic life that is her des
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Mass Market Paperback, 369 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by Berkley (first published January 1st 2000)
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Maria
Mar 09, 2012 Maria rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, in-2012
I loved the continuity of this series. Seeing the aftermath of Jewels of the Sun and Tears of the Moon. It was a bit like Jude and Aidan and Brenna and Shawn's stories were continued and I, as the reader, got to know them a bit better than I had before.

I liked this series because it was… practical. I've never met a character with a materialistic streak in romance, and it was very refreshing. And seeing how Trevor kept offering her jewels and opportunities because he thought it might keep her wit
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Penny Watson
Apr 01, 2010 Penny Watson rated it liked it
In spite of the fact that I loved Jewels of the Sun, and enjoyed Tears of the Moon, I am now officially off the Nora bandwagon. Heart of the Sea was not a great ending to this trilogy. First of all, I can't imagine something less romantic than two folks making a business-like agreement about their sexual relationship. Yuck! This takes place at the beginning of the story, and I realize that it was consistent with their characters, but still....not romantic, and a bad place to start. I also had a ...more
TL
Mar 19, 2015 TL rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Holly
It's impossible for me to truly enjoy a book when i just don't like the main characters.

Darcy was okay when she was a supporting player in the other stories, but she was just overly obnoxious here. I have never seen someone so obsessed with money and the idea of being rich. And Trevor wasn't much better. He came off as an arrogant asshat most of the time.

My love for the other members of the Gallagher family just couldn't save this one for me,
Jacob Proffitt
Sep 25, 2012 Jacob Proffitt rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, steamy
This is the final book of the Gallaghers series and it's a good wrap up. Darcy knows exactly what she wants in a man, chief of which is wealth. She is unashamedly materialistic and self-interested and knows what she wants and, more importantly, why—which has made Trevor Magee an obvious target since he showed up off-screen in book 1.

Interestingly, Roberts chose to make Trevor a near cookie-cutter image of Darcy rather than a complement to her. He's materialistic and self-interested as well, and
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Kate
Mar 31, 2011 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I finished this book yesterday afternoon but was feeling way too lazy to update! I really liked this series, and the last book was definitely a treat. Trevor Magee, as gruff alpha-male, was fun to read, especially with Darcy throwing things at him!

I just wish that we could have seen more of Trevor/Darcy and Carrick/Gwen in the end, when things finally came together. Even more of Shawn & Brianna, and Aidan and Jude, with their new baby! I love the journey, to see how people work things out to
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Cata
Dec 25, 2011 Cata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biblioteca, 2012
Terceiro e último livro da Trilogia Irlandesa, com Darcy Gallagher e Trevor Magee como protagonistas.

Darcy sempre sonhou casar com um homem rico e bonito. Trevor é esse homem. Nenhum deles consegue resistir à atracção instantânea que sentem, nem nenhum deles poderia imaginar que as suas vidas mudariam irremediavelmente e nenhum tencionava apaixonar-se pelo outro... mas foi exactamente isso que aconteceu.

Darcy é mimada, determinada, com uma auto-confiança a raiar a arrogância, mas honesta e leal.
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Lydia Perversius
Jan 03, 2013 Lydia Perversius rated it liked it
Shelves: gallaghers
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kari
Aug 04, 2009 kari rated it liked it
Shelves: 2009
This third installment in the Irish Trilogy is okay, nothing spectacular. I have trouble enjoying it when the female is so full of her own perfection that she can't imagine ever being in love because no one will ever be good enough for her. That takes the fun out of the story. I didn't find Darcy very easy to like. Probably her only good quality is her fierce loyalty to her brothers but other than that, she seems very superficial and her growth in the final pages was too little too late for me.
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Anita
Jan 26, 2014 Anita rated it it was amazing
This has been one of my favorite Nora Roberts' trilogies. I must admit that I love Ireland as a setting for any book, but no one does it like NR. The close relationships - friends, family, neighbors are present, but not dominating the love story. I love it in romance when these relationships are at least acknowledged. In so many books the H/h have no one. No friends, no family. That is just not realistic.

Darcy Gallagher wants the fine things in life, travel, fine clothing, and most of all a rich
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LaFleurBleue
Oct 28, 2013 LaFleurBleue rated it really liked it
Darcy, of the flamboyant personality, volatile temper, sharp tongue and of the assumed mercenary interests, was a challenge. How to have her remain true to her character without making her totally unlikable or even despicable?
Surprisingly she was handed on a silver plater the man of her dreams, beautiful, rich and richer, and able to support her in her lifestyle dream. I really liked how she realized progressively how her former expectations were wrong and definitely not enough to make her happy
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Bridget
Feb 13, 2011 Bridget rated it liked it
I am not going to review every Nora Roberts book that I have read in the past because she is quite prolific and it would get redundant and I honestly cannot remember all the plots. I think someone finds someone else attractive but at least one cannot admit it so there is sexual tension, then lots of sex, and then they live happily ever after? Sometimes there is some magic , a family legacy, or a mystery. Certainly not great works of literature (however still 100% better than “the grapes of wrath ...more
Stacy
Dec 01, 2009 Stacy rated it it was amazing
This final installment in Roberts's faerie tale trilogy returns readers to Ardmore, Ireland, where the Gallagher family's pub is the heart of the community. Passionate and beautiful, Darcy Gallagher works as a waitress in the family pub while looking for a way to achieve the glamorous lifestyle to which she would like to become accustomed. Enter wealthy American builder Trevor Magee, whose Irish roots have drawn him back to the childhood home of his grandfather to build a theater. As Darcy and T ...more
Nicholas Whyte
Apr 08, 2009 Nicholas Whyte rated it did not like it
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the happily predestined couple fall in love at first sight (on page 24) and spend the book struggling only with each other's personalities (and their own) and exploring the troubling possibility that the family ghosts are pushing them together before deciding to ignore it. Every other character (ghosts included) wishes them well, so there is no external factor to make things interesting. The anthropologist-turned-barmaid from the first book gives birth at
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Carla Marques
Jun 14, 2017 Carla Marques rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Adorei o último livro desta trilogia e de certa maneira identifiquei-me com a Darcy, pois também eu transmito uma maneira de ser que não é a realidade.
Opinião completa em: http://aviciadadoslivros.blogspot.pt/...
Elena
Mar 07, 2014 Elena rated it it was ok
2.5*

This is the third and final installment of the Ardmore trilogy. Darcy has always dreamed of riches and her dreams are about to come true when rich man, Trevor Magee, comes to her little village...

I was actually looking forward to this book, thinking it will be much better than the previous two - because of the unusual female character. Darcy has been described as extremely shallow and materialistic in the previous two books, so i kept wondering how the author would redeem her in this one -
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Patti
Feb 15, 2013 Patti rated it liked it
I was eager to begin #3 in the Irish trilogy, “Heart of the Sea”, as soon as I finished #2. Yes, absolutely read them in order! The order is important to the mortal characters, and also the progression of fate for faerie Prince, Carrick, and his lost love, Lady Gwen. She has wandered the hills and shores of Ireland for three centuries hoping to be reunited with him – her true love.

Heart of the Sea follows the third and last couple that must find true love and break the spell. In this final episo
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Lalalayna
Mar 28, 2015 Lalalayna rated it it was ok
I bought this series because of the beautiful covers and because the synopsis of the first book intrigued me. Book 1 was okay even though pathetic Jude's whining annoyed me after awhile but I loved Aidan. I liked book 2 since, while a bit pushy at times, I actually like Brenna and Shawn. But book 3, OMG book 3... it's getting 2 stars instead of 1 because I actually liked Trevor and I like some of the background characters but I HATE Darcy. What a self centered, selfish bitch. And the fact that s ...more
 Mary
Jan 15, 2012 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nora-roberts
Ok, I decided to give this one another try and I read it again, because the last time I read it really fast. Anyway, I still consider this last one book of the Irish Trilogy not my favourite. It was hard to simpatize with Darcy and much difficult with Trevor. I still consider the ending is perfect, when finally Lady Gwen and Carrick end up together.

Now that I've read the 3 books I have to admit that the second one (Tears of the Moon) is definetely my favorite. The first one (Jewels of the Sun) i
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Raquel Bernardes
Sep 02, 2014 Raquel Bernardes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
É o último livro desta triologia, do qual vou sentir saudades. Sniff sniff, mas temos que falar nele não é verdade? Darcy sempre acreditou na tradição e no poder do dinheiro, ela sonha encontrar um homem rico mas até que chega Trevor um homem de negócios e chega com a intenção de construir um teatro e também descobrir os segredos dos seus antepassados. Claro que Darcy fica logo interessada nele, um homem rico e giro, pudera... Foi divertido ver a Darcy atrás do Trevor e a tentar seduzi-lo. Goste ...more
Jade aka MrsTosh
Oh I adore these books, after reading the Cousin O'Dwyer books by Nora Roberts I thought I would give these a try and am so glad I did.

Nora Roberts blends a wonderful spell of folklore, magic and romance. I have to say out of all the characters in the books it was Darcy who intrigued me. Always quick to temper and detained to get what she wants, it was never a boring read.

Having Irish heritage this book called to me, and made me long to see the greenery of Ireland.

Café Com Livros
Aug 21, 2013 Café Com Livros rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Simplesmente amei esta trilogia. Os livros foram lidos quase de uma vez. A trama, a narrativa, a concepção e apresentação das personagens está tão bem feita que andei pelos cantos a suspirar pelas terras da Irlanda e pela magia que elas nos transmite.

Opinião completa em: http://bookscoffee21.blogspot.pt/
Ann Keller
Oct 23, 2008 Ann Keller rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Outstanding romance set in the heart of Ireland. I adored the contrasting personalities of the male and female leads and the wonderful mingling of some of the Irish folk tales and stories. Ms. Roberts has captured the heart of Ireland in this story of star-crossed lovers.
Lonni
Jul 03, 2016 Lonni rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chick-lit
Part 3 of the Irish trilogy - I zipped through them, bought #2 and 3 as soon as I had finished one. No spoilers, here! You'll have to read if you want to know whether the Prince of Faeries lifts the curse!
Marissa  Pineda
Jan 13, 2010 Marissa Pineda rated it did not like it
I get that romance novels are supposed to be light and fun, but I'm absolutely amazed that someone can right such flat, two dimensional fiction and make millions. And I'm even more amazed that people read and buy this crap.
Jocelyn Montalvo Cullum
I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!
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Carrie
Jul 16, 2009 Carrie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: roberts-nora-own
What a sweet ending to a very good Trilogy. You just can't go wrong with Nora Roberts.
Kristin
Jun 28, 2016 Kristin rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, series
Four stars for the series overall. I liked the characters. I don't understand why it's so hard to tell someone that you love them though. It frustrated me to no end.
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Wendy
Jun 09, 2016 Wendy rated it really liked it
Good book to end the trilogy. Very predictable but a good light read.
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