Saturday, August 15, 2015
Irish Meadows (Review)
This review is for the book "Irish Meadows" by Susan Anne Mason. This is book one in the Courage to Dream series. The story is set in the early 1900s in New York. Brianna and Colleen O'Leary are expected to marry well. The family horse farm is not doing well and if they will marry prosperous husbands they can save the farm. Brianna is secretly in love with Gilbert Whelan, and she has dreams of attending college. Colleen spends her days running after men in order to make up for something that happened in the past. She unexpectedly falls in love with Rylan Montgomery, who is supposed to be in town preparing to be the new priest.
The book involves Brianna and Colleen's father attempting to set them up with prosperous husbands and making both girls feel awful. There is tension between Brianna and Gilbert because Gilbert is also promised to someone else. There is tension between Colleen and Rylan because as a priest, Rylan should not be entertaining the thought of marriage.
I liked the characters and storyline of this book. Mason has a great writing style that will keep you reading. I hope to read the other books in this series.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.