I enjoyed this book so much! It is packed with interesting and fabulously flawed characters who struggle in making the right decisions. There are misunderstandings, power plays, confusion, and a whole host of things that kept me anxiously turning the pages to see what would happen.
There were two main romantic threads to the book and they center around the O’Leary sisters, Colleen and Brianna. Both of these story lines were very nicely done. These two sisters, as well as Brianna’s love interest, Gil Whelan, are being relentlessly bullied by the father of the O’Leary clan. It was so hard to see everyone being manipulated by him, but it did add so many interesting moments.
I enjoyed Colleen and Rylan’s romantic troubles as well as Brianna and Gil’s seemingly hopeless attraction to each other. Although I dreaded seeing these four make bad decisions at times, it made for some really great tension. I enjoyed this story so very much and look forward to the next in the series. (5 stars)
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.
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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?
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