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Jewels of the Sun
Jewels of the Sun is the latest novel to be checked off my to be read list. Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever get that list down to a reasonable amount. Anybody feel this way? Jewels of the Sun is the first book in a three part series from bestselling author Nora Roberts.
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About Jewels of the Sun
In Gallagher’s Pub, where the fire is burning low and the pints are waiting, number one New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts has a story to tell…
Determined to reevaluate her life, Jude Murray flees America to take refuge in Faerie Hill Cottage, immersing herself in the study of Irish folklore and discovering hope for the future of the magical past.
Finally back home in Ireland after years of traveling, Aidan Gallagher possesses an uncommon understanding of his country’s haunting myths. Although he’s devoted to managing the family pub, a hint of wildness still glints in his eyes—and in Jude, he sees a woman who can both soothe his heart and stir his blood. And he begins to share the legends of the land with her—while they create a passionate history of their own.
Thoughts on Jewels of the Sun
It has been a really long time since I’ve read a Nora Roberts book, but I remember when I was younger absolutely loving this specific series. I thought it would be interesting to give it another read since it had been so long.
The first time I read this series, I would have rated it five stars all day long. I remember it sparked my love of reading and made me want to read more. What was the book, author, or even series that sparked that for you when you were younger? Joyce Carol Oates has been that author for me as I’ve gotten older.
I think I related to this story when I was younger because I was struggling to find myself, dreamed of traveling, and also wanted to be a writer. So Jude Murray was a very relatable character for me. She reminded me of me, even when I didn’t realize it. But I certainly see it now as I look back on who I was when I originally read Jewels of the Sun.
Now that I am much older, Jewels of the Sun sits differently for me. It was still good, don’t get me wrong. But it wasn’t nearly as great as I remember either. But it also lacks any real depth. It feels… simplistic in many ways. I was happy to see that at the end Jude and Aiden did say yes to getting married. But the road to get there seemed really messy and not thought out. My first thought was, how many times can you ask a woman to marry you and screw it up so badly?
It was an easy read, and I finished it in one single evening, to move on to the next two in the series. I wasn’t drawn in the same way I was the first time I read it, and I was really missing that aspect of it.
Final Thoughts on Jewels of the Sun
This is a good book, but not a great one, and that disappointed me greatly. But it kept me entertained for a couple of hours on a chilly winter evening, so it works.
I can see why her books are sold at airports. It is the perfect read for an airplane ride, and you’ll be done before you get there. But otherwise, it may not be as enjoyable as you’re expecting.
When I was younger, I gave Jewels of the Sun five stars. Now as an adult, I would give it three stars. It was enjoyable, and a quick read, but nothing fabulous.
Have you read Jewels of the Sun or any other writing from bestselling author Nora Roberts? Are you a fan? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
About the Author
Nora Roberts is the number one New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Shelter in Place, Year One, Come Sundown, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than five hundred million copies of her books in print.
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More from Nora Roberts
Did you enjoy my review of Jewels of the Sun? Need another great Nora Roberts novel to read? Here are my favorites!
Tears of the Moon
Heart of the Sea
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