This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Delene Vrey for Readers' Favorite
The Irish Fall by Brooke Gilbert is a sweet romance with references to faith and chronic illness. Eyre has just had surgery for her endometriosis and received some bad news. At a loss to explain what her life has become, she impulsively books a flight to Ireland. There Darby sees a forlorn Eyre on the cliffs at Moher. Afraid she might be planning something harmful to herself, Darby initiates a conversation. As they walk to the nearest town of Doolin, both Darby and Eyre struggle with their demons. Darby and Mat take Eyre into their home, not realizing the seriousness of Eyre’s health. Eyre had given up on love while battling a debilitating illness until she opens her heart to Darby. On the other hand, Darby has experienced emotional trauma since his teens. Darby does not feel he deserves love, but he also desperately wants Eyre to love him. With the help of the people of Doolin and Eyre’s meddling, a few broken hearts are mended, and Darby finds the strength to face up to his demons and move on with his life.
In The Irish Fall by Brooke Gilbert, the author deals with a relevant topic not often touched on in the romance genre. Eyre has multiple medical conditions that cost her a dream career and the prospect of having children. The book takes us through the pain and heartache these conditions cause and their emotional toll on the sufferer. It is seldom that a character in a book has real-life issues that are not mainstream. With a focus on Crohn’s Disease and endometriosis, the author has reached a new audience. Being a chronic illness sufferer, it was comforting to read an authentic take on what it means, with all the issues around diet and physical exhaustion. What I appreciated was that the author was upfront about any potential triggers so that I had an idea of what to expect, and thus was not blindsided by the descriptions of panic attacks. This novel has discussions of faith and other possible triggers, with the mention of medical episodes, panic attacks, infertility, and discussions of suicidal thoughts. However, the topics are dealt with in good taste and not meant to shock.