In order to break a centuries-old spell that keeps him from his true love, Carrick, Prince of Faeries, must help pub-owners Aidan, Darcy and Shawn Gallagher fall in love. In Jewels of the Sun, the first step of Carrick's plan was completed when Aidan married Jude Murray. Now Carrick has turned to Shawn, a handsome daydreamer who spends his days composing music in his head while cooking for the pub. The faerie prince hopes to match Shawn with Brenna O'Toole, a fiery-haired carpenter with a longtime secret crush on Shawn. The problem is that Shawn is perfectly happy as a single man; he informs Carrick that he will have nothing to do with his plan. But, as anyone familiar with Irish lore will tell you, mere mortals don't stand a chance against the whims of the faeries.--Tears of the Moon by Nora Roberts, Copyright ©2000 by Nora Roberts
Because Brenna did bother me a bit, I was more interested in reading this book for one of the other story lines. Being part of a trilogy, it continues a running theme that started with the first book, Jewels of the Sun and will conclude with Heart of the Sea. The Gallagher family owns a bit of land behind their pub and a developer based in New York City is interested in purchasing the land to build a live entertainment theater. The two businesses would be joined and be mutually beneficial to both parties. In Jewels of the Sun, a man from the developer’s company spent some time in Ardmore scoping out the site and the Gallaghers themselves. In Tears of the Moon, the deal is struck between the developer, Magee, and the Gallaghers. Sounds boring? Ah, well, it’s the telling of the tale that makes it interesting, rather than just a quick summary. Anyway, reading this story was not a trial and I did enjoy it, if only to get through it to the third in the trilogy.
I give this story THREE STARS.