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?
About The Author:
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.
With wonderfully developed characters, two romance story lines and a few other great twists and turns included, Irish Meadows is the fantastic start to the new Courage to Dream series from author, Susan Anne Mason. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and was immediately drawn in by the lovely cover and the description of the book. As I began to read, I realized this would be a book that I would not put down easily and I found myself reading late into the night on a few occasions. I liked the themes of being true to oneself and realizing that our choices will not always make everyone in our life happy but we have to do what God wants. A delightful read to be sure.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.
BUY IT: You can purchase Irish Meadows online through Amazon or through your favorite local Christian book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***