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Kate Keene's childhood memories compel her to take her newly-acquired architectural skills to a dilapidated Louisiana mansion. But when she returns to the Reconstruction-era South, she's shocked to discover the man she's dreamed of for so long has become a bitter, angry recluse. Colin Delany, the handsome older brother of her best friend, has lost all he once held dear, wi ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 14th 2012 by Zondervan (first published February 2012)
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Jessica Wolf
Dec 14, 2017 rated it liked it
I could have given Heart of Glass a four, but it lands on a solid three. There was so much potential for this to be something more, something that falls outside of the typical cliches of the genre, but that didn't happen.

This book uses the classic "big misunderstanding" trope that I cannot stand, but has the "marriage of convenience" trope which I NEVER get tired of. Both tropes fell flat, the dialogue was awkward, and there was little effort made to the emotions, scenery, and worldbuilding.

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Virginia Campbell
May 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
The "Irish Angel" book series from author Jill Marie Landis tells the story of four sisters who were separated when they were very young. Each sister found a different home, and they had very different life experiences. "Heart of Glass" is book three in the series, and it features an appealing heroine with the unusual occupation of being an architect. Kate Keene was provided for by her adoptive parents, but the family warmth she felt came from being with her best friend, Amelie, and Amelie's fam ...more
Diana
Mar 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Landis has once again done a wonderful job creating a clean, heartwarming historical romance. Hearts of Glass is the third book in the Irish Angel Series. It tells the story of Katie Keene, a girl adopted by a wealthy New Orleans’s family. Her adoptive parents take care of her financially, but does not give her the love and attention she craves. She turns as a young girl to the Delany family. They are the Keene’s neighbors and Katie and their daughter, become best friends. Katie falls quickly in ...more
Patti
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this story! It was my favorite of the three in the series. I could totally relate to Kate. It had a nice bit of humor and it was nicely told. Full of emotion that gets to your heart. I highly recommend it. It has no inappropriate stuff whatsoever. Clean and sweet. I am hoping for the another set in the series. This is worth reading!
Erin
Mar 21, 2012 rated it liked it
3.5 I didn't realize that I was reading the last one first, but it was a great and clean story. I am anxious to read the first two now!
A Busscher
May 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Debate between 2 and 3 stars. I thought the story line was good, predictable romcom. However the ending was absolutly HORRIBLE!!! The last 10 pages megan and lovie just happen to come along and are just one happy family and can remember what each other looks like- FAT chance. Also, of coarse the spinster is pregnant- bc at 29 your eggs are dust? ;(
Marguerite Gray
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kate has a giving heart and wants to give back to family who did so much for her in the past. But will her best friend's brother let her help? This is the third book about sisters who were separated when their parents died. I'm looking forward to finding out the fate of sister number four.
Victor Gentile
Apr 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Jill Marie Landis in her new book, “Heart of Glass” Book Three in the Irish Angel series published by Zondervan takes us into the life of Kate Keene.

From the back cover: Kate Keene’s childhood memories compel her to take her newly-acquired architectural skills to a dilapidated Louisiana mansion. But when she returns to the Reconstruction-era South, she’s shocked to discover the man she’s dreamed of for so long has become a bitter, angry recluse.

Colin Delany, the handsome older brother of her bes
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The third book in the Irish Angels series by Jill Marie Landis follows Kate Keene, the third of four sisters separated by their parents' death, time, and fate. Compared to Kate's older sisters' upbringings, Kate was dealt a kinder hand after being sent to an orphanage. Adopted by wealthy citizens of New Orleans, Kate experienced the finer privileges of life, although largely neglected by her socialite mother. To fill her spare time, and the longing for family, Katie spent a majority of her child ...more
Audrey
Apr 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
The third book in the Irish Angels series by Jill Marie Landis follows Kate Keene, the third of four sisters separated by their parents' death, time, and fate. Compared to Kate's older sisters' upbringings, Kate was dealt a kinder hand after being sent to an orphanage. Adopted by wealthy citizens of New Orleans, Kate experienced the finer privileges of life, although largely neglected by her socialite mother. To fill her spare time, and the longing for family, Katie spent a majority of her child ...more
Teresa Snyder
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Third book in the Irish Angels series. This is Kate's story, the third Lane sister. Although she had a much better childhood than Lovie and Megan (books one and two) it was not without problems. Her adoptive family was weathly, but not necessarily loving. She had her best friend Amelie Delaney and her family as a substitute family.

Colin Delaney was Amelie's older brother. Kate was in love with him from the very beginning. Unfortunately, he never paid any attention to his little sisters best fri
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Tonya
Aug 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is book 3 in the Irish Angel series, which I did not realize until I finished. I did not feel as though I was missing anything by reading these out of order.

Kate Keene returns to the southern plantation where she had so many happy times as a child. Colin Delany, Kate's childhood best friends older brother, is nursing his war wounds and his bitterness at everything he has lost with his family. Kate is persistent in wanting to rebuild the plantation to honor her friend and the memories held
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Teresa
Sep 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Kate Keen, was a women ahead of her time, she was an architect and she had grand ambitions to fix the Belle Fleur where she used to play with her best friend Amelie. She is back only to see the house is in ruins and she spent a better part of her inheritance to save Belle Fleur. She arrived only to find Colin Delany holed up in a room, acting all bitter and worn having suffered from a arrow that struck straight through his ankle - causing him to struggle while walking. Can Kate pick up all the b ...more
Kara Prem
May 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: gave-up
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Highland-dreamer
Feb 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Hayden
Mar 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Hmmm. Well, I think I liked the romance in this one better than the other two (maybe it was because it seemed more important to the plot? Anyway, I found myself "rooting" for the two characters more.)

Again, I think this series's strength was in the child characters, although not as much in Heart of Glass as in the other books.

Overall, I don't regret reading this series, but I can't say I really loved them.

And I just noticed I've used "hmmm" in my reviews for this series a lot. I wonder what that
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Sara
Dec 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
What I liked about this novel was that the story and characters were interesting. I don’t read a lot of Civil War-era or Reconstruction-era books, so I’m not an expert, but I thought the plot of this novel was more original than some. Kate is determined to rebuild her friend’s home; Colin is even more determined for her to leave. Throw in a marriage of convenience and two kids, and the story ramps up even more, but all of this ‘action’ kept things moving along.

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Judith Mullett
Oct 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
3rd in the Irish Angel Series and finally one of the orphaned sisters was brought up in a good family! But she has her own challenges. She hopes to save her best friend's brother (who she has loveds since she was 13) who is broken by the civil war and fighting Indians for the Union Army. A very good read. Plan to try to find the 4th book in this series. There were 4 sisters, so hopefully, there will be a 4th book.
Marie Lamkey
May 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Uplifting

Uplifting

this book would appeal to anyone with a love of the past years of our country with it's hardships and love of family. I have not been disappointed with the storyline of this series. written well and will hold your intersection beginning to the end.






Connie
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wonderful historical romance that takes place in Louisiana during the post Civil War era. Looking forward to reading the other two books in the trilogy. I am a fan of novels that focus on America during this period.

Classified as Christian fiction, but I did not find it to be "oppressive."
Kathy Roling
Jan 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Book3 of the Irish Angels series. Good story, well written; has a wonderful flavor of the south. I'm glad the author didn't detail the war, instead the story is about rebuilding, reunion. Enjoyable.
Katie(babs)
Jun 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
I adore this series and this latest is just as good as the first two, but the heroine isn't scarred or has had a horrible life like her two other sisters. This is a tender, post civil war romance that's perfect for readers who enjoy sweeter then steam and for teens.

A much recommended read!
Kassie
Jun 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was a very good book.....loved the author's style....and had a hard time putting the book down....even though I didn't read the first two books of the series...this sounded like the best one.
Amanda
Mar 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
a good way to wrap up the series though i wish more of the other characters were mentioned from previous books
April
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the third in the series (I assume there must be a fourth in the works....). I enjoyed it - even if it was a bit contrived and predictable!
PWRL
Oct 24, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-new
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Jennifer
Jan 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Nice ending to a fun trilogy.
Captmashpea
Jul 23, 2013 rated it liked it
It took a while to get into but it was a good story - they guy did get on my nerves and so did the girl. Not my favorite characters.
Mackenzie
Aug 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Book 3 of 3
*Very good.
Shawn
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I loved the dynamic between Kate and Colin and how after all the years and heartaches they were able to find each other.
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