A Reader's Opinion: WISHES OF THE HEART by Cynthia Owens

Updated: Feb 4, 2020

WISHES OF THE HEART by Cynthia Owens


A captivating story of hope and trust with an Irish touch! Cynthia Owens is an excellent storyteller and WISHES OF THE HEART had everything to please me. This author never disappoints and her stories are always well written with strong emotions and rich characters! This book is the seventh story in her Claddagh series, which I have really enjoyed following. The characters are touching and the story line is well developed. Even if this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. WISHES OF THE HEART is the story of two broken souls in search of hope, love, and acceptance by others. Their perilous journey will be filled with twists and turns! Tom O'Brien is the second son of Rory O'Brien, and heir apparent to Ballycashel. Well, he's not, really. His brother Sean is the true heir, but because of his rebel attitude, Sean cannot return to Ireland, and Tom finds himself restrained by the past and his father's attitude against planning their estate into the future. Meanwhile, in the same village, lives a quiet and wise woman named Neave Devereux who is suspected of practicing witchcraft by the villagers, making her an outsider, alone and sad without any friends, except Bron. Soon Tom and Neave's worlds will collide and their paths will cross. Tom’s father, Rory, is a beautiful character. Is there hope for these two beautiful souls in need of love and searching for acceptance? Has destiny planned their futures? When danger lurks and a killer is on the prowl for revenge, Tom becomes Neave’s protector. Can Ballycashel still be saved from ruin? Will the traitor be caught? Will Tom and Neave’s journey together end on an happy note? I strongly recommend Ms. Owens’s captivating Irish tale! You won't be disappointed!


Rating: 5 Stars | Content Rating: 4 1/2 Hearts | Reviewed by: Nicole Laverdure


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Can Ballycashel survive the coming storm?

He'll never be the true heir... Tom O'Brien is trapped in the distant shadow of his rebel brother. Heir apparent to Ballycashel, his hands are bound by the fetters of the past and his father's reluctance to take the estate into the future it so desperately needs.

She lived under a cloud of suspicion... A wise woman suspected of witchcraft, Neave Devereux spent most of her life scorned by the superstitious village folk. Alone in her tiny cottage, she yearns for acceptance, friendship...and love. Can Tom and Neave unite to save their village from ruin? Or will superstition and old enemies destroy Ballycashel forever?


Historical Romance | March 30, 2017 | Publisher: Highland press

Format Read: E-Book | Source: Provided by the author or publisher


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