Book one in the Danaan Trilogy
Allison O'Malley's plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she's been in love with for as long as she can remember.
What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison's mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn't trust her father, so why would she believe his stories about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother's sanity.
Allison sure does have her plate full in this story. Between pining for her long lost love from afar, her father returning, and her sick mother, the poor girl is a ball of stress. But when her father returns and tells her he can bring her mom back, save her, how can she decline that offer. Can he really help? I had to sit back and think.. would I want his help? I mean he was gone for over 20 years.
So here I am pondering this question. Then we have the long lost love she has for Ethan. Now not only does she have to save her mom, dad and herself... but then we have to save Ethan. Yet, we don't even know who we can trust. I suddenly felt like I was going crazy. You can do this Al! She can do this, but wait, can I do this? I am going crazy over here... This is how I felt.
Can she do this all without Ethan knowing or ever finding out that she's been in love with him? Can she navigate this new world to save her family? Gaaaaahhhh!!! Then when she finally decides to tell him how she feels.. what happens.. THE BOOK ENDS!!
haha... thought you'd get something out of me there, didn't you? I really did like this book. I recommend it. Be prepared to be thrown into a new world. I give this book 3.5 hearts! I say go get it!!
About the Author:
Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.
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