Irish Meadows by Susan Anne Mason was a great historical fiction book to read. I have hard time believing that this was her first historical fiction book because it is amazing. I have really been enjoying historical fictions books lately and this one didn’t let me down. I loved Brianna throughout the whole book because she was the character I felt like I could relate to the most. I didn’t like Colleen at all and even towards the end of the book I still didn’t like her and her personality. I really loved Gil & Bree because of their personalities and how they acted. This author does a great job of helping you understand the time period and also why the characters act as them do. If you love historical romance novels that this one is for you!
About The Book
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?
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.