Books by Dorien Kelly

B-
Love in A Nutshell

I love the look of bed and breakfast inns. Our boys, on the other hand, love the look of a resort. Pools, cable, furniture you can throw yourself at, sturdy carpets, no knick knacks. That, to them, is a quality vacation. I understand their point - frou-frou and teenagers don't exactly go together. S ...

C
Hot Whispers of an Irishman

You know when you’re with a group of people and they suddenly start talking about something or someone you know absolutely nothing about? You feel lost for a minute or two and eventually, decide if you’re interested enough to ask a few questions and try to catch up or just to let it go becaus ...

C-
Hot Nights in Ballymuir

Hot Nights In Ballymuir wasn't very hot. It wasn't very interesting either. It whiled away a couple of hours, but it didn't leave much of an impression on me. Jenna Fahey is an American, a chef who has opened a restaurant in Muir House in the picturesque town of Ballymuir. Jenna lives to cook, an ...

B+
Do-Over

Great books often come from an author's personal experience. Dorien Kelly used to be an attorney, like the heroine of Do-Over, so maybe it shouldn't be a surprise that the book is as good as it is. But for a short series book, it is a surprise, and quite good. With a distinct point of view and sharp ...

C+
The Last Bride in Ballymuir

The Last Bride in Ballymuir is a fairly average contemporary read with characters who inspire no great dislike - but aren't what you'd call compelling either. It has an nice Irish setting, and mercifully, the author doesn't attempt to write the whole thing in dialect (I've read a few too many heavy- ...