Review: Beneath an Irish Sky – Isabella Connor

Jack Stewart thought he’d put the past behind him. On the surface, he has everything success, money, a big house and he is never short of an attractive woman by his side, but a tragic road accident shatters Jack’s world. 

Raised as an Irish Traveller, Luke Kiernan hasn’t had it easy, and when he wakes in a Dublin hospital to find the man he’s hated since childhood at his bedside, he’s hungry for revenge.Two very different worlds collide, bringing new dangers, exposing past deceits, and unearthing dark family secrets buried long ago. But from tragedy springs the promise of a fresh start with two women who are intent on helping Jack and Luke mend their lives.

Can new love heal old wounds, or are some scars there for good?

Paperback, 356 pages: Published August 7th 2013 by Choc Lit: Women’s Fiction: From the publisher

My thoughts:
I do confess to wanting to smack Luke over the head a lot, but then again if I had been Luke I would have been just as angry.
The book is filled with drama and anger. Luke is a young traveller, and people do not like travellers. He is an angry young man. Abused by his uncles, his mum just died and all his life he hated the man who left his mother.
Jack Stewart is also angry. His wife left him without a word 20 years ago and now she finds out he has a son. But he is good and tries his best. But Luke was just so very angry and hates him. You can see where the drama comes from. Confrontation after confrontation. Luke has been fed lies all his life. I felt so sorry for Jack, because in the end he lost it too and just wanted away. I could not have dealt with Luke and his refusal to believe anything else than what he knew. 
Then there are secrets. Why did she leave? What happened? Quite a few shocking events.
I liked the book as I wanted everyone to just get along. But 20 years of hate is hard to let go of. And I so wanted to know why she had left.
An interesting story filled with drama and romance.

40 thoughts on “Review: Beneath an Irish Sky – Isabella Connor

  1. Isabella Connor says:

    Loving all the comments – so interesting to see how people view the characters. They seem to be divided into three camps – Team Luke, Team Jack and Team Both. :)Without giving anything away, 😉 Luke had seen certain evidence that made it hard for him to trust Jack….But my lips are sealed too. :DAll constructive criticism is valuable to us and everyone's comments noted – best way for us to learn. Thanks to anyone who has taken the trouble to read, review and comment. It is much appreciated.Liv

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