by Susan Anne Mason
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Irish Meadows (Bethany House, July 2015)
Faced with an uncertain future, sometimes all you have left is the courage to dream.
Brianna and Colleen O’Leary know their Irish immigrant father expects them to marry well. Recently he’s put even more pressure on them, insinuating that the very future of their Long Island horse farm, Irish Meadows, rests in their ability to land prosperous husbands. Both girls, however, have different visions for their futures.
Brianna, a quiet girl with a quick mind, dreams of attending college. Vivacious Colleen, meanwhile, is happy to marry—as long as her father’s choice meets her exacting standards of the ideal groom. When former stable hand Gilbert Whelan returns from business school and distant relative Rylan Montgomery visits Long Island during his seminary training, the two men quickly complicate everyone’s plans.
As the farm slips ever closer to ruin, James O’Leary grows more desperate. It will take every ounce of courage for both sisters to avoid being pawns in their father’s machinations and instead follow their hearts. And even if they do, will they inevitably find their dreams too distant to reach?
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
I wasn’t sure I would like this book, but I was really so wrong!! I really loved it. James O’Leary was a controlled father, wanting to control his daughter’s lives, as well as the young man that he raised. It was really annoying the way James was acting, and I really felt like belting Gilbert for not standing up for himself, but yet I could understand why, because of he circumstances. The story was back and forth so much between Gil and Brianna that was head was spinning so much I wanted to shake them both! But in reality, that’s what happens a lot with couples. And then there was Colleen and Rylan, and their very different lifestyles. I had a real problem with Colleen and her attitude, and it was difficult for me to see her any different. Ms. Mason weaves together a story that will keep you biting your nails, and gritting your teeth because of the tension issues with these two couples. And to find out what happens in the end, you need to read the book for yourself!
I received this book from Litfuse to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part
About the Author ..Susan Anne Mason
Susan Anne Mason’s debut historical novel, “Irish Meadows,” won the Fiction from the Heartland contest from the Mid-American Romance Authors Chapter of RWA. A member of ACFW, as well, she lives outside of Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children.
AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY
Will Brianna and Colleen have the courage to stand up to their father’s schemes to save their horse farm and instead pursue true love? Don’t miss Irish Meadows, the newest book by Susan Anne Mason! As the farm slips ever closer to ruin, their father grows more desperate. It will take every ounce of courage for both sisters to avoid being pawns in their father’s machinations and instead follow their hearts. And even if they do, will they inevitably find their dreams too distant to reach?
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- A Kindle Fire HD 6
- One copy of Irish Meadows
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