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The Wild Sight de Loucinda McGary
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The Wild Sight (edició 2008)

de Loucinda McGary (Autor)

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"THE WILD SIGHT gives readers a fascinating tale of sexy Irishmen and electrifying romantic suspense."--Romance Junkies "If you're a fan of ancient Ireland, murder mysteries, paranormal talents, and romance...then this is a book you would be well advised to read." Queue My Review Cursed with the Irish clairvoyance known as "The Sight," Donovan O'Shea fled to America to escape his "gift." Fifteen years later, his father's illness has forced him to return to the family homestead where years earlier, Donovan's mother disappeared into the fens and was never seen again. Now the same fens are offering up secrets, both ancient and recent, and restoring a terrible legacy that just may drive him mad. And if this were not trouble enough, a beautiful woman walks into his life, claiming to be his half-sister. Rylie Powell never knew her real father. Her mother would only say he was a charming Irishman who seduced her, married her, and then abandoned her and his baby daughter. But after her mother's death, Rylie finds tantalizing clues about her father that send her off to Northern Ireland and an archeological site on Dermot O'Shea's property, the man listed on her birth certificate as her father. Did Dermot O'Shea father both Donovan and Rylie? What is Donovan's connection to the Celtic High King Niall of the Nine Hostages? And what secrets do the fens hold that invites murder?… (més)
Membre:SherryHaut
Títol:The Wild Sight
Autors:Loucinda McGary (Autor)
Informació:Sourcebooks Casablanca (2008), Edition: 1st ptg., 336 pages
Col·leccions:Llegit, però no el tinc
Valoració:****
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Fairly decent read. I normally don't like time travel books; but this premise works...sort of. Biggest issue with the book was the sex before the DNA results. That was so totally squick-inducing. ( )
  lesmel | May 16, 2013 |
Rating: 4.5/5

American Rylie Powell has spent most of her life speculating about the identity of her biological father, a man who abandoned her and her mother when she was very young. After her mother's death, Rylie discovers clues that lead her to Northern Ireland and the man listed on her birth certificate as Dermot O'Shea. On arriving at her suspected father's pub in Ballyneagh, she does not expect to find an alluring man named Donovan who very well may be her half-brother.

Donovan O'Shea has been burdened with the supernatural ability of clairvoyance since his childhood. Known as "The Sight" by the Irish, Donovan's "gift" is triggered by being near ancient artifacts, including those burried in the fens surrounding his childhood home. Desperate to escape the visions, Donovan moves to America to start a new life. Several years later, Donovan is forced to return to Ballyneagh when his father's health begins to fail. The last thing he needs is a strong-willed stranger arriving with an outrageous claim against his father stirring up more trouble in his life. At least Donovan is hoping her claim is unfounded, because the passion she ignites in him is anything but brotherly.

Determined to prove her wrong, Donovan agrees to help Rylie solve the mystery of her father. In doing so, the pair uncover dark family secrets that have been buried for decades. Literally. When the body of a man murdered year ago is discovered near Donovan's childhood home, a web of lies, blackmail and political intrigue is exposed, threatening Donovan and Rylie's very lives. As Samhain approaches and the veil between worlds thins, Donovan must use his special gift to finally lay to rest the restless spirits of the past.

** Possible spoilers ahead **

I loved this book! I was captivated from the first page until the end. This enthralling story was a perfect blend of romantic suspense, paranormal romance, mystery and even some Irish history - all of my favorite genres. The author has a talent for describing a place in rich details where I could easily picture myself there too. She avoids postcard perfect descriptions of Ireland, but rather gives us the beauty and charm combined with the sometimes harsh reality of daily life. I fell in love with Donovan right away; he begins the story guarded, distant and obviously tortured by his special "gift." Rylie is very strong and determined, and she's the perfect heroine to save his soul. As for Donovan and Rylie being brother and sister...well, this is a mainstream romance, so obviously they're not related, which I assumed from the beginning. The author resolved that issue in a very cleaver way that I did not expect. The plot is fast-paced and full of twists and turns that will hold your attention. Fans of paranormal romance and romantic suspense will be pleased with this book. Highly recommended! ( )
  bookofsecrets | Dec 12, 2012 |
story about a son returning home to Irland after 20 years because of father having a stroke. only in irland does he have gift or curse of sight. daughter having lost her mother searches for her aboundan father. through in murder, identy theft, flashes back hundreds of years time to druids and romance. its a rollercoast of a story. flows really well. the characters are interesting and involving. did not want to put book down. recommend it. ( )
  rhonda1111 | Mar 20, 2011 |
This book actually had some plot twists that took me by surprise- I expected very little from the story, in all honesty, but I got a whole lot more. Rylie has come to Northern Ireland to confront a father that abandoned the family when she was still a toddler. Donovan has returned to Ireland to help settle his father, who has recently suffered a massive stroke. In the beginning there’s a lot of “we can’t be related” going on, but that rather obviously sorts itself out in rather rapid form. Borrowing from ancient history and not-so-distant history, McGary weaves together a story of family on many different levels.
The romance, while there, didn’t overpower the story. She manages to keep the story moving at a realistic speed, for the most part, but some parts get rushed in the end. The biggest problem I had with the story was the way some problems were suddenly solved. It was too convenient for impossible situations to resolve themselves with little thought or character reaction. The pace of the story helped to move past those other parts, though.
I really enjoyed this book. It was certainly a great find on my Kindle! ( )
  Radella | Mar 9, 2011 |
Publishers Weekly reviewed The Wild Sight describing it as a “smashing romantic suspense… sizzling romance…” I know because I read the words on the cover. And it is an interesting cover. The girl on the shore—of the sea, of a fen?—with flowing hair and white dress could be ancient or modern, but the guy’s chest seems to be appearing from a thoroughly modern shirt. A curious mix.

And the book is a delightful mix too, with a wealth of intersecting stories: Rylie is looking for the father who deserted her in the States when she was a child; Donovan is trying to sell the family home without triggering the visions that sent him fleeing long ago; the professor wants to dig up old treasures, which naturally send Donovan back into the past, both recent and distant. And there’s a body, guns and a Druid.

I loved the way the author depicted Donovan’s “sight.” The switches between worlds were very smoothly done, touched with fear, loyalty, excitement, and even fun. Meanwhile Donovan and Rylie fight against the possibility of falling in love, afraid that they might in fact be brother and sister. The tension between them is neatly and powerfully handled, and I particularly loved their decision to resist temptation until there might be “no regrets.”

Ah, but what kind of regrets did they mean. The answers reveal themselves through past and present, giving the reader a wild exciting ride through recent and ancient Irish history. And true love wins through.

This really was a fun book. I’d certainly recommend it. ( )
  SheilaDeeth | Sep 4, 2009 |
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"THE WILD SIGHT gives readers a fascinating tale of sexy Irishmen and electrifying romantic suspense."--Romance Junkies "If you're a fan of ancient Ireland, murder mysteries, paranormal talents, and romance...then this is a book you would be well advised to read." Queue My Review Cursed with the Irish clairvoyance known as "The Sight," Donovan O'Shea fled to America to escape his "gift." Fifteen years later, his father's illness has forced him to return to the family homestead where years earlier, Donovan's mother disappeared into the fens and was never seen again. Now the same fens are offering up secrets, both ancient and recent, and restoring a terrible legacy that just may drive him mad. And if this were not trouble enough, a beautiful woman walks into his life, claiming to be his half-sister. Rylie Powell never knew her real father. Her mother would only say he was a charming Irishman who seduced her, married her, and then abandoned her and his baby daughter. But after her mother's death, Rylie finds tantalizing clues about her father that send her off to Northern Ireland and an archeological site on Dermot O'Shea's property, the man listed on her birth certificate as her father. Did Dermot O'Shea father both Donovan and Rylie? What is Donovan's connection to the Celtic High King Niall of the Nine Hostages? And what secrets do the fens hold that invites murder?

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