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Deirdre (Fires of Gleannmara #3)

4.05  ·  Rating Details  ·  339 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
A Saxon pirate prince, loyal to neither God nor country, is skeptical of his Christian mother's predictions about his birthright... until he captures a devout princess with the key to both heavenly and earthly kingdoms. What his mother said about his true birthright seems possible after all, even when his newfound faith is battered by storms of betrayal that wash him and h ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published August 11th 2010 by Multnomah (first published March 1st 2002)
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Sasha (whispersofthesilentwind)
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While this one isn't my favorite of this series (that belongs to the first book), it is still an engaging read. I can't say that I really adore the characters either. But the fight for Christianity in the early centuries of Ireland was well done. It's still a book I don't mind rereading when the mood fits me, and that was the case this time. I love how Alric changes once he comes to know Christ as his Savior.

Anyway, it's still a good read, rich in historical details. I recommend it to anyone who
Jan 12, 2014 April rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Windsor writes a beautiful, adventurous & captivating conclusion to The Fires of Gleannmara series! This story and it's characters had me eagerly devouring the pages, and staying up way too late last night to do so!

Our hero and heroine encounter many hardships and assaults, the likes of which surely try ones faith. The question is will you trust Him in all circumstances? Is God truly your Refuge, Hope and Shield? These are things that will be played out in the story, along with several othe
Apr 15, 2014 Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Deirdre" is the third book in the "Fires of Gleannmara" series and a book I highly recommend. The story starts off with Deirdre sailing to Albion with ransom money to try to save her abducted brother. Of course along the way things don't really go as planned as her ship is captured by Saxon pirates. Deirdre is given the ultimate challenge to 'love thine enemy' though she would love nothing more than to run him threw with a sword.
This is the first book I ever read by Linda Windsor. She has the
This book was mostly fabulous. The last few chapters were not quite wonderful, but the rest of the book was really enjoyable. I literally was giggling at some points and even gasped at others. This is the third in a series and where the first book was great, and the second was not so thrilling this one was a very adventurous and pleasant read. It even has a twinge of remembrance to Bride Most Begrudging that I found humorous and fun. Deirdre, Princess of Gleannmara is a wonderful woman of God a ...more
Jeni Enjaian
I remember being slightly disappointed with this book the first time around. After absolutely falling in love with the second book in the series, this one would have had to have been pretty spectacular for me not to rank it lower than the second. I never really got into the story or developed any affinity for the characters.
Unlike the previous two books, the miracles in this book stank of deus ex machina. They really did not make sense either. Alric's conversion felt a little too forced even tho
Aug 04, 2014 Gloria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone; Irish historical romance lovers; spiritual gifts; supernatural sight
A fitting end to the trilogy: all three heroines found fitting husbands in their times.

Alric was alerted to the ship with the ransom for Dierdre's brother by a mysterious merchant. Alric's family has undercurrents of treachery as his step-mother has hated that his father loved the slave that was Alric's mother along with other things from the past.

Dierdre refuses to believe that God wants her to marry Alric until she was given an uncommon spiritual gift to convince both her and the priest, Scan
Feb 17, 2014 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Of the trilogy, this one was my favorite. Unlike the first two, it grabbed my interest immediately. It is written very well, and I really enjoyed the character development in this historical Christian novel set in old Ireland.
Jul 22, 2016 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book Three in the Fires of Gleannmara series. I would rate this as the best romance I have read this year. Heart-rendering and utterly sweet, this adventure is a must read for any Irish loving romance reader!
Feb 11, 2016 Carman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wishlist
Very good ending! It was not the ending I expected, but I like it alot. I thought it was a good final book to the series. I look forward to more from Windsor.
Anna Hargett
Oct 14, 2014 Anna Hargett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a pretty good read. I enjoyed the depth of the characters very much. Towards the very end it got a little cheesy for me, but overall it was a good book.
I enjoyed this book. It was the very first book in the series that I read, and I liked it SO much that I wanted to read Mair and Riona.

I read this around 15 years old. I tried reading it now without rolling my eyes, and I couldn't. Lol. The writing is gorgeous and really captures the time and space of Ireland. The story telling was right on, but my tastes has changed over the years and its kinda hard for me to get into these romantic fairy-tale type books. I recommend it though, for anyone whos
I am done with the triology finally. I like her books because at the beginning the male character is heathen and disbelieving of God and by the end of the book, the character has taken a journey of growing and changing and is believing of God. The journey's were a lot of fun and of course that journey is taken with "their love" and the women are all beautiful and wonderful. I'm so cheesy. I can't get enough of that kind of no swearing. Love it!
Sharon Connell
I don't think it's ever taken me so long to finish a book. It was a good story but for some reason I could only get interested in certain sections of it. The story seemed to drag a bit. It could be because of my editing my own book right now. Anyway, good story but probably won't read it again. I like the first two better.
Susan Snodgrass
Nov 04, 2013 Susan Snodgrass rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Linda Windsor is an awesome writer and I've read this book twice. Once years ago and now again. She tells the story very well of Dierdre, a woman in the 7th century who is used mightily of God.
Feb 02, 2015 Mercy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Linda Windsor's romance stories! It is so fun to watch a relationship develop before your eyes. All of her stories are so creative and I really like the depth of Deirdre's character.
This was my favorite of the trilogy. I liked the heroine and the premise of the story. Linda Windsor writes such entertaining stories. I would read this one again!
Kirsi Johnson
Apr 08, 2008 Kirsi Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: goodread
This is the third installment in Linda Windsor's Christian Romantic Trilogy. I also read this one twice, though I think it was my least favorite of the three.
Jul 16, 2011 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So far so good :) This series is a really good one!
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Linda Windsor is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than thirty novels, with more than a million books in print. Her most recent work includes Healer and Thief, the first two volumes in the Brides of Alba series, and the early Irish Celtic Fires of Gleannmara trilogy.
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