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.  


  1. I will note down this title. I love horses so that is a nice setting for me.

  2. How wonderful that you review books! It makes us notice books that we might not pay attention to!

  3. Sounds like a nice story. Thanks for the review.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  4. Sounds like a great story, Noreen! xo Diana


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