The first of three books in the Irish Born Trilogy, Born in Fire is the story of Margret Mary Concannon, a glass artist from the West of Ireland who fore fills her dreams of becoming a prominent artist in Ireland. Margret Mary and her sister Brianna grows up in a home without love, warmth and guidance from their mother. Their mother bitter from getting pregnant and having to give up her dream of singing to raise her daughters. Their father, a dreamer who was charming but couldn't hold on to a buck, having to sell his land to pay their debts. He dies on the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, while Margret Mary stands helpless unable to save him. She continues her glass work, making a deal with Rogan Mc Sweeney to sell her work in Dublin. Of course, she seduces him into a few days of sex and then wants to pull back. Rogan falls in love with her and wants to marry of her and of course she does not want to marry. Margret Mary is head strong, crude and hot tempered but in the end she admits her fears and works them out. Its an interesting story, with strong characters that's worth read.