Monday, December 07, 2015

Book Tour and Review: The Haunted Heart of Rory O'Dannon

Is the love of Megara's life a hallucination -- or a ghost?

While delirious with fever, Megara had a visit and fell in love with the Irish poet Rory O'Dannon, but never saw him again. Years later, convinced that he had been a hallucination, she enters a pragmatic marriage to Senator Ken Benedict.

Until a car accident catapults her back to 19th century Ireland--and into Rory's arms.

Despite a challenging new life, Megara helps Rory find his poetry and pledges her heart to him, the night before he is to be hanged for treason...and then she wakes from the coma. Forced by sound evidence, she realizes that Rory was fictional, but discovers the wedding band he gave her and a message that time is running out!

Now Megara must choose between the easy life with her husband, or risk death and a chance for love with Rory.

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"A fanciful romance with lots of twists and turns, and a magical setting!" 

 "I'm a sucker for Irish magic and the like, so I'm hooked!"

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

Who is Delia Colvin? That was the question I asked myself when I heard about this title.  I thought the blurb was interesting and decided I would give it a try.  It’s been awhile since I have read a time travel romance. However, if I was to make a comparison I would say that this was the best by far. I am glad I took the chance on Ms. Colvin.

The Haunted Heart of Rory O’Dannon tells the story of Megara. She was training to become a ballerina. However, she was robbed of her dream at the hands of a drunken driver. While recuperating from the accident she met a tall, dark, mysterious and handsome stranger. The only problem was she could not tell if he was real or if he was a figment of her imagination. The one thing she knew for sure was that he left an impression on her heart.   Realising that she may never see this mysterious stranger again, she moved on with her life. We see her losing her parents, getting married and losing a child.  However, things were not going well. Megara was unhappy and her life was bland. She lived her life in a robotic fashion, moving from one day to the next without any purpose.  Then the unthinkable happened.  She was involved in another accident, which saw her being catapulted into 19th century Ireland.  She is now faced with a life of hard work and new challenges.

This is a beautiful and haunting story of a love that transcends time.  If you were not a believer of destiny and soul mates, after reading this story you may change your mind. Initially the story moved slow, to the point I felt like throwing in the towel. Fortunately, I decided to hold on.  Failing to do so would have led to me missing out on an awesome love story. The story held me in its grip and I could not wait to find out what would happen to Rory and Megara.  There were so many ways this story could have ended. I pictured quite a few scenarios in my head. However, none came close to the actual ending.    I must warn you that this story will tug on your heartstrings, so be prepared for some teary-eyed moments.

What I like most about this tale was that it was not easy to figure out if Megara was dreaming or if she actually experienced the events of the 19th century.  This was one of those stories that had me questioning what was real from what was a dream.  The way the events and characters were portrayed made everything feel real. You will find yourself loving some characters and hating some.  I loved the setting. I know I would never be able to visit Ireland and so I am glad that I was able to experience it through the author’s eyes.

To conclude this was a beautifully written story of love between two people who are destined to be together. If you love historical and contemporary romance, then you will love this story.  If you are looking for a story that will touch your heart, then this one is for you.  After reading this title, I now have to go and check out the other books written by this author.

About the Author
delia colvin authorDelia J. Colvin is the International Bestselling author of The Sibylline Trilogy. She authors a popular blog and is listed as a contributor in two business books. She has worked in a variety of occupations from marketing to entrepreneur, Air Traffic Controller and Russian Interpreter. But her passion is in writing and helping people. Delia has donated both time and money to literacy programs around the country.

PERSONAL NOTE From the Author: As much as I enjoy writing, I love hearing from readers even more! It would mean the world to me if you would take a moment to send me an email and say hi. I personally answer all of my emails. Email me at

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1 comment:

  1. You are so going to have to read Delia's Oracle series, they are stunning!!