Authors: Deb Stover
Tags: #Romance, #General, #Contemporary, #Fiction
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© 2002, 2011 by Debra S. Stover
Cover by Deb Stover
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Rave Reviews for
"Take a down-home Tennessee single mom who's astonished to learn the man she thought abandoned her has actually bequeathed her a share of an Irish castle, and you have the makings of a rollicking tale that's as tasty as the title." —
"Deb Stover just took flight on wings of magic and landed in Ireland in a pot of Mulligan Stew hot enough to singe your eyebrows off with her extraordinary characters that jump off the pages into your heart. This book has everything necessary to keep you flipping the pages because from the moment you meet Bridget and Riley you know there are other forces at work to bring them together to break the curse on the Black Castle that has stood vacant for l00 years. I highly recommend this book." —Suzanne Coleburn,
Reader to Reader
4 1/2 Stars! A
"Utilizing the same magic that made her historical/time travel novels such a delight, author Deb Stover brings emotional depth and passion to this terrific contemporary tale. As a writer, Deb Stover has a unique style and voice that are a pleasure to read in any genre."
"Deb Stover writes with a stunning beauty and wry wit that resonates throughout all of her novels, but never so profoundly as with
. Like the stew for which it is named, this novel offers something for everyone's taste in this artful blend of Irish contemporary romance, an ancient curse, a haunted castle, gothic overtones and the struggle to reconcile the past with the present. Characters are vividly realized from the heroine who will kick another woman in the shins for hurting her child's feelings, to the hero who cannot forget the dead brother he loved so deeply. Stover creates a poignant tale of loss, healing and recreation that will linger long after the last page is turned. Yet another Stover novel to add your keeper shelf,
WordWeaving Award for Excellence
." —Cindy Penn,
"Deb Stover has taken a delightful heroine, a tortured hero, a whispering castle, stirred in an ancient curse for spice and served up a deliciously rich, warm Irish stew." —Bestselling Author, JoAnn Ross
"Humor, passion and the warmth of family fill the pages of
, drawing the reader into a magical place of possibilities and the wonderful healing power of love. Deb Stover has created a captivating tale grounded in the basic tenets of life... nothing is more powerful than family and the love of two hearts joined together. I highly recommend
for a hearty dish of romance and passion." —Terrie Figueroa,
Romance Reviews Today
"I read this book in a matter of hours. It drew me in from the prologue to the very last satisfying page. Not only was this book sensual from the get-go but the charming heroine with her Southern twang added just the right amount of comic relief when it was most needed. Add all this to a dark gothic-like castle with a curse attached to it, and you have a not to be put down, must read book!" —Kathy Boswell,
The Best Reviews
"Author Deb Stover spiced up this romance novel with just a dash of magic. At times I felt as if the past and the present were one and the same. I found it delightful to see a strong modern heroine in the haunting setting of a gothic tale, taming a stubborn man who fit the dark setting so well. Somehow the author was able to put it all together while showing the reader how breathtakingly beautiful Ireland really is. Highly recommended! Five stars!" —
Huntress Book Reviews
"A recipe for romance—star-crossed lovers, a dark Irish castle, a witch's curse, and a heaping helpin' of destiny. Deb Stover cooks up a satisfying contemporary gothic-style romance, chock full of humor, passion, and mystery. Bon appétit." —Leslie Tramposch,
My deepest gratitude to Kemberlee and Peter Shortland, who were priceless research sources during the writing of these books. The photograph used as the prototype for
on this cover was taken by Kemberlee and Peter on one of their travels, and the cottage that appears on
is from their photo collection as well. For more information, please see