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Declan's Cross

Summary Declan's Cross

An escape to an idyllic Irish seaside village is about to turn deadly in this riveting new novel by master of romantic suspense Carla NeggersFor marine biologist Julianne Maroney two weeks in tiny Declan's Cross on the south Irish coast is a chance to heal her broken heart She doesn't expect to attract. 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The attention of FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan who are in Ireland for their own personal retreatTen years ago art was stolen from a mansion in Declan's Cross but it has never been recovered and the elusive thief never caught Now from the moment Julianne sets foot on Irish soil everything go. An intriguing mystery that continues the Sharpe Donovan series by Carla Neggers The plot is complex with than one mystery to unravel A sweet ending for Emma and Colin Lords of Misrule: Mardi Gras and the Politics of Race in New Orleans in Ireland for their own personal retreatTen years ago art was stolen from a mansion The Miracle Match: Chappell, Lillee, Richards and the most electric moment in Australian Cricket in Declan's Cross but The Dreadlock Journey it has never been recovered and the elusive thief never caught Now from the moment Julianne sets foot on Irish soil everything go. An Lunastus intriguing mystery that continues the Sharpe Donovan series by Carla Neggers The plot Timetrap is complex with than one mystery to unravel A sweet ending for Emma and Colin

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Es wrong The well connected American diver who invited her to Ireland has disappeared And now Emma and Colin are asking uestionsAs a dark conspiracy unfolds amid the breathtaking scenery of Declan's Cross the race is on to stop a ruthless killerand the stakes have never been personal for Emma and Colin. Fair warning you really need to read these books in order if you want the full story on these characters Julianne was a waitress at Hurley's restaurant in Rock Point Maine She is a graduate student in Marine Biology on a trip to Declan's Cross Ireland to try and heal her broken heart and decide how to live without Andy Donovan When she arrives she finds her ride from the airport a no show Since Julianne doesn't know Lindsey Hargreaves well in fact Julianne has just met the woman she is concerned when two days later she still has not shown up Julianne takes a walk and find Lindsey dead on the rocks Accident or foul play Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan are in Declan's Cross Ireland to try and repair their relationship and decide what their future holds They were not there to solve a murder or a decade old art theft but some things just don't go as planned Tough reading A lot of rehash of the whole set up of the relationship of Emma and Colin The mystery was very slow to take shape and the romance well not much of a romance which was a real disappointment 3 12 stars Lunastus invited her to Ireland has disappeared And now Emma and Colin are asking uestionsAs a dark conspiracy unfolds amid the breathtaking scenery of Declan's Cross the race Timetrap is on to stop a ruthless killerand the stakes have never been personal for Emma and Colin. Fair warning you really need to read these books Cache in order Cache if you want the full story on these characters Julianne was a waitress at Hurley's restaurant The academic library in Rock Point Maine She The Cliterate Male: a Primer on Pleasuring Women (Good in Bed Guides) is a graduate student Pie: A Global History in Marine Biology on a trip to Declan's Cross Ireland to try and heal her broken heart and decide how to live without Andy Donovan When she arrives she finds her ride from the airport a no show Since Julianne doesn't know Lindsey Hargreaves well Les décisions absurdes : Sociologie des erreurs radicales et persistantes in fact Julianne has just met the woman she Needful is concerned when two days later she still has not shown up Julianne takes a walk and find Lindsey dead on the rocks Accident or foul play Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan are Gemini in Declan's Cross Ireland to try and repair their relationship and decide what their future holds They were not there to solve a murder or a decade old art theft but some things just don't go as planned Tough reading A lot of rehash of the whole set up of the relationship of Emma and Colin The mystery was very slow to take shape and the romance well not much of a romance which was a real disappointment 3 12 stars


10 thoughts on “Declan's Cross

  1. says:

    This is one of those novels that make you want to go to Ireland Neggers’ describes the countryside so vividly and elouently that you’re just dying to be there You can see and feel everything that happens Everything flows so well that you are never caught off guard even if the storyline does take a few twists and turns I was uite intrigued by the way that the author played with the story’s pacing to match with the current events The pace varied throughout along with minute changes in the writing style to highlight various emotions and activities I also appreciate the fact that this novel although part of a series can be read as a standalone without missing a great deal of detail There are certain aspects that the author assumes the reader knows from past stories in the series but it is uite easy to follow along in this one without having read them The characters in this novel are uite intriguing You get to know each as an individual a family member and as part of a couple however rocky the road they may be on It’s uite an intriguing look at the inside of a close family when things are less than perfect on the outside I also enjoyed how Neggers developed the characters Everything was laid out so naturally As a reader you never feel like she is throwing information at you just so that you have it Each character is developed in the manner that you would get to know someone in person The supporting cast is developed in the same manner You get to know them in the aspects that are relevant to their role in the story This is an absolutely fantastic romantic suspense It sets the bar for the genre Each aspect is kept in proportion to the whole while creating a completely unforgettable whole As a reader you find yourself trying to put the puzzle pieces together right alongside the characters I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the authorpublisherblog tour company in exchange for an honest review


  2. says:

    Declan's Cross is the third book in the Sharpe and Donovan series by Carla Neggers While I haven't read the first two I have read other books by the author in the past The good news is that you don't need to read the first books in the series but it might help with a little background information on the characters I wanted to like Declan's Cross Set in Ireland with some mystery and some romance Alas it just didn't work for me My two main issues were the details of the storyline and the pacing The story is about a young woman who is found dead on the cliffs near the house where she was supposed to meet a friend We all knew that she was murdered how else would you have a story but for the majority of the novel it's still probably an accident I also felt that the continued forcing of a connection between current events and an art robbery that happened several years ago was unnecessary This goes to my issue with pacing The story rehashed what we knew about this murder what we knew about the art robbery and relationship issues between the major couples OVER and OVER and OVER I was sick of hearing about Andy not wanting to commit Julianne feeling like she shouldn't have fallen for him Colin not knowing what to do about his FBI future Emma unsure about her long term plans with Colin Sean and Kitty Blah blah blah For page after page there was no forward movement with the story I found myself just wanting it to end 25 stars for a great description of the beauty of Ireland but a disappointing storyThank you to the publisher for providing an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review


  3. says:

    Declan’s Cross was another wonderful installment in the Sharpe Donovan series with an intriguing plot and excellent development for the main charactersFBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan are enjoying a personal respite in Ireland when they hear one of Colin’s friends marine biologist Julianne Maroney is headed to Ireland When they discover she’s headed to the small village of Declan’s Cross the site of an unresolved art theft ten years ago investigated by the Sharpes the pair decide to meet her there But when the American diver who invited Julianne disappears it’s clear that something is going on With the stakes personal than ever Emma and Colin are in a race to catch an elusive killer before they strike againThe mystery in this book was a good one with the unresolved art theft influencing Emma and Colin’s investigation into the present day issues I have to admit I found the art theft to be the interesting of the two storylines and I enjoyed when the book focused on it That’s not to say the current issues Julianne is experiencing weren’t well done I just enjoyed the mystery of an elusive uncaught thief who taunts the Sharpes with each new theft But as for Julianne's troubles it was interesting seeing Emma and Colin have to work a case from the sidelines as they have no jurisdiction in Ireland I thought the ending of the book was well done and I found the culprit to be believable with a motive that made senseEmma and Colin’s relationship goes through a few ups and downs in this book but I think ultimately they come out the better for it With a case from her time with Sharpe Investigations coming back up Emma isn’t able to clearly separate the two issues leading to some issues between her and Colin My one complaint about the situation was how Emma kept refusing to tell Colin anything about the art theft despite how obvious it was that she would ultimately cave I understand that the cases Emma worked were confidential but I wish the situation had been handled differently I was really happy with where the pair’s relationship stood at the end of the book and I’m looking forward to seeing how things develop further in future booksOverall Declan’s Cross ended up being my favorite book in the series thus far and I’m looking forward to reading the next book Harbor Island soon


  4. says:

    Declan's Cross by Carla Neggers is a Harleuin MIRA publication due for release in August 2013This is the third installment of the DonovanSharpe seriesSet in Ireland Colin and Emma are still looking into a decade old art theft while being on a vacation of sorts Julianne and Andy Donovan Colin's brother went through a bad break up Now Julianne is off to Ireland to Declan's Cross as well She was to meet up with a new friend of hers named Lindsey a fellow marine biologist enthusiast But when Julianne arrives in Ireland Lindsey is MIA When Lindsey's body is found after what looked like a fall from a cliff Julianne's plans are disrupted Colin and Emma are there to help Julianne deal with the death of her friend thank goodness since it turns out that Lindsey may have been pushed off the cliffWhen Lindsey's father shows up it's discovered that he may have had a connection to the stolen art that Colin and Emma are investigatingCould Lindsey's death have a connection to the stolen art?Meanwhile there are several romantic entanglements going on Colin and Emma are still trying to sort out the occupational roadblocks in their relationship Julianne is suffering terribly from a broken heart and Andy still loves her even if he thinks they are on two separate paths in lifeThe owner of the Inn in Declan's cross Kitty and Sean a local policeman and sheep farmer have a history together and may at last have found a way to be togetherI have enjoyed this series so far This is one of Carla's better efforts I love Ireland and the descriptions of area has me daydreaming of a romantic getaway Mysteries involving stolen art is also a favorite of mine and so I was intrigued from the beginning of this one The story moves at a good pace no boring lulls You may have the killer figured out but you won't put the whole story together The romance was about healing broken relationships and making them work than about sexual content There was a really nice HEA for everyone and the promise of adventures in the future for the characters in this series Thanks to Netgalley and Harleuin for the DRC of this novelOverall a B


  5. says:

    Declan's Cross by Carla Neggers was a nice relaxing read First I was transported off to a very green Ireland as I look out at the snow covered lawn to the fictional town of Declan's Cross where the sheep outnumber the two legged inhabitants The story revolves around an art theft that had taken place 10 years earlier Everyone in the story seems to be attached to this art theft to some degree The main characters are in US law enforcement Emma Sharpe works for the FBI where her specialty is fine art thefts Her love interest Colin Donovan in an undercover agent They are in Ireland on a much needed romantic vacation which ends up being a murder investigationart theft I thoroughly enjoyed this book and literally devoured it over 2 nights This is book 3 in a series and while I have not yet read the earlier books I did not feel lost at all I will be going back to read the earlier books I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway


  6. says:

    An intriguing mystery that continues the Sharpe Donovan series by Carla Neggers The plot is complex with than one mystery to unravel A sweet ending for Emma and Colin


  7. says:

    Fair warning you really need to read these books in order if you want the full story on these characters Julianne was a waitress at Hurley's restaurant in Rock Point Maine She is a graduate student in Marine Biology on a trip to Declan's Cross Ireland to try and heal her broken heart and decide how to live without Andy Donovan When she arrives she finds her ride from the airport a no show Since Julianne doesn't know Lindsey Hargreaves well in fact Julianne has just met the woman she is concerned when two days later she still has not shown up Julianne takes a walk and find Lindsey dead on the rocks Accident or foul play? Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan are in Declan's Cross Ireland to try and repair their relationship and decide what their future holds They were not there to solve a murder or a decade old art theft but some things just don't go as planned Tough reading A lot of rehash of the whole set up of the relationship of Emma and Colin The mystery was very slow to take shape and the romance well not much of a romance which was a real disappointment 3 12 stars


  8. says:

    Declan's Cross is written in a style that assumes every reader has a memory disorder Aside from the gorgeous descriptions of the lush Irish countryside and village it's mostly dialogue in which the characters rehash the same information multiple times Emma and Colin are referred to as FBI agents on practically every page An odd pattern of constantly referring to most characters by their first and last names even when Emma is thinking about her own grandfather with whom she's very close combined with a strange emphasis on Sharpe Fine Art Recovery and personality traits of the Sharpes versus the Donovans make this my least favorite in the series which started strongMaybe reading the Rock Point e short would have helped tie together what felt like a fantastical leap of logic about the art theft from a decade earlier and Julianne's trip to Ireland at the beginning of Declan's CrossMy hope is that CN will return to her usual fast paced coherent thriller style in the next installment


  9. says:

    I really felt I had to finish listening to this audiobook because I'd listened to the other two But it was not enjoyable at all apart from some descriptions of Ireland The pace is SO slow and the author feels obliged to repeat things several times but in dialogues between different people just in case we didn't uite understand the first time The storyline is inadeuate and even unlikely especially the link between a 10 year old art theft and a present day probable accidental death It just drags on and on I thought this was a murder mystery but it turns out to be Romantic Suspense a genre that I must try to avoid at all costs from now on


  10. says:

    I have been a fan of Carla Neggers' books from way back when and after a few years' break happily jumped into this one Unfortunately it didn't sing to me as I'd hoped it would The great setting of a small seaside Irish village was a big plus for this one A good mystery storyline was another However these were overshadowed by repetition such as the gross overuse of FBI agent constant rehashing of the art theft stuff and the rehashing of various relationship problems Maybe this was an aberration as I'm not uite ready to give up on this old favorite author I have some older titles still to check out