"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Irish Meadows by Susan Anne Mason Review
This story takes place in Long Island in 1911. The O'Leary family own a horse farm, but it is close to financial ruin. James O'Leary, a strong figure of a man and patriarch, has determined to wed his two daughters to prominent families in hopes of saving the farm. Colleen is jealous of her sister and strives to make her life miserable. Brianna, a quiet and intelligent girl wants to attend college, but her father has other ideas. The story centers around the sisters following their own dreams or obeying their father's wishes, mending all that has come between them and sorting out their future. Will Colleen grown in maturity and learn there are other things in life beside fashion and pretense? Will Brianna follow her dreams of going to college, thus leaving the home of her family and the one man she loves? I loved the depth of the characters and the portrayal of Irish immigrants, since all of my grandparents came from Ireland. Will Brianna work out her relationship with Gilbert and will Colleen marry Rylan?
I loved this story; it was a quick read, but especially enjoyable after I just got back from Ireland.
I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the series, just disappointed I have to wait until next year. I would definitely recommend this book. Susan Anne Mason is a wonderful story teller.
Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing, provided me with this book; I received it in exchange for my honest review. Noreen
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 38 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 39 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.