My Monday Review of a Recent Read


Twice Upon A Time

(The Celtic Legends Series Book 1)

by Lisa Ann Verge

Original Release Date: Nov 25, 2013

A Good Irish Fairytale Love Story..


Introducing book one in the CELTIC LEGENDS SERIES, from the RITA-nominated author of seventeen passionate, magical romances

“An enthralling tale of magic and enchantment and a love that transcends time. Utterly wonderful!” — RT Book Reviews

“Step down Marylyle Rogers, you’ve been unthroned!” — The Talisman

“A love story that transcends all boundaries.” — The Medieval Chronicle

Legendary warrior Conor of Ulster defies his people to make the exiled Brigid of Morna his queen—until a shattering act of treachery destroys their world. Driven to the ends of the earth, Conor lives a thousand lifetimes in the fading hope that—one day, somehow—he’ll find Brigid once again.

Finalist “Best Time Travel” — RT Book Reviews
“One of the Year’s Best Reads” — The Readers’ Voice
Finalist, three categories, Affaire de Coeur Reviewers’ Choice Awards

Born on Samhain Eve to the most powerful priestess in Ulster, this bold warrior king’s conquests are legendary. But Conaire knows he is no ordinary man. Some whisper that he is not a man at all.

The daughter of a vanquished king, exiled from her tribe, Brigid possesses the sacred gift of prophecy. Enchanted by her solemn beauty and magical powers, Conaire defies his people to make her his queen — only to lose her in a shattering act of treachery….

FRANCE. 1249 A.D.

Doomed to wander the world alone, Conaire is brought by a stunning twist of fate to a stranger’s bedside. Her name is Deirdre, and in her mystical green eyes he recognizes his lost love.

Now, in a land seething with dark intrigue, murderous passions and ancient secrets, Conaire and Deirdre must fight to reclaim the passion kindled so many centuries before — an immortal love destined to bind their souls through all eternity….
It’s hard to lose a loved one. This happens not once but twice in this story but Fate has a way of always coming back around. What’s meant to be will be whether in this lifetime or in the next as Conor learns as he finds, loses and then finds his beloved again.

This is a paranormal Irish love story that is well written and makes you understand the title – Twice Upon A Time. The characters are well developed and have you wishing for them to have a happy ending, but it’s never that easy. I love how the characters meet and make their way through the things that bring them together and threaten to tear them apart. They are only human (well, one is and the other is immortal) and you must learn to preserver .

I love the storyline and the development of the characters. I was worried that certain parts would seem too repeated as certain scenarios are used again, but I was not disappointed as the author does a good job of making it come together .
This is definitely a book that I would recommend to anyone who likes romance and who especially has some Irish in their blood. This story will touch you, warm your heart and bring tears to your eyes.
I gave this book a rating of 4.5 stars.
I received a Digital ARC of this book from Reading Deals Review Club in exchange for an honest review.


Lisa Ann Verge is the critically acclaimed RITA-nominated author of seventeen novels that have been published worldwide and translated into as many languages. She started her career writing emotionally intense romances about hot men and dangerous women, and now she also writes life-affirming women’s fiction under the name Lisa Verge Higgins. A finalist for Romantic Times’ book awards five times over, Lisa has won the Golden Leaf and the Bean Pot, and twice she has cracked Barnes & Noble’s General Fiction Forum’s top twenty books of the year. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and their three daughters, who never fail to make life interesting.

Connect with her at:

Twitter: @lisaannverge

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