Monday, July 13, 2015

"Irish Meadows," by Susan Anne Mason

"Irish Meadows," by Susan Anne Mason

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?


I think this is the first time I have read anything by this author.  This is the first in a series of books; the next one is released at the beginning of 2016.  It was an okay book, easy to read.  The story seems to focus on one sister then switches to the other sister, then back and forward.  It's believable and a story that is not hard to focus on.  Will I remember it next month; probably not.  Would I like to read the next in the series; yes.

Stars out of 5 : 3.5 An easy book to while away a couple of afternoons.  Not too overtaxing on the brain, what I call a shopping list book.  I can read the book, but think of other things at the same time.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. 

Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

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