Review: A Worthy Heart by Susan Anne Mason

A Worthy HeartA Worthy Heart was such a compelling story! It is book two in the Courage to Dream series, but it can probably be enjoyed nicely without having read book one. I am very glad, however, that I have read the first book in the series, Irish Meadows, because all of the main characters from the first book are also in book two.

Just like in book one, there are actually two romances that the reader is following. I really enjoyed that! One is more of the main romance, while the other is more of a side story. But, both are important to the novel and are absolutely delightful. And, aside from the romances brewing, there were some other situations and problems that keep me turning pages and not wanting to put this book down.

I loved these characters! Maggie is strong and determined, with amazing discernment and insight. She is really kind and has a beautiful heart. Adam is a man that I was not sure that I could like. He was beyond difficult in book one and had such a resentful attitude. However, the author completely turned him around for me! So much is divulged about his background in the story. So many things explained. And, through God, he has truly changed from the man he used to be.

Gabe and Aurora’s story was great, too. Gabe was a really good guy who seemed to put his whole heart into everything he did. Aurora was a hard worker and I felt sorry for the way her father always tried to control her. The growth of Gabe and Aurora’s relationship added great feeling to the whole story. I enjoyed A Worthy Heart from start to finish.

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


A Worthy HeartCan an Irish Lass with a Dream
for America Find True Love?

Maggie Montgomery’s long-held wish to see America is finally coming true. She’ll visit her beloved brother Rylan and his wife, Colleen, and at the same time, escape Neill Fitzgerald’s unwanted attention. In addition, Maggie has a secret! She plans to remain in America to seek her fortune and to hopefully find love. While visiting Irish Meadows, she meets an intriguing man whom she thinks is a stable hand. Only when Rylan demands she stay away from Adam O’Leary does she realize he’s Colleen’s brother, recently released from prison. Nonetheless, Maggie can’t seem to make her heart conform to her brother’s request.

Adam O’Leary has never felt worthy of his place in the family. Spending time in jail only reinforces his belief. Now that he’s free, Adam hopes to make amends and earn back his family’s trust. Falling in love with Maggie Montgomery, however, was never in his plans.

Despite everyone’s effort to keep them apart, the two develop a bond nothing can break–but has Adam truly changed, or will the sins of his past prove too much for Maggie to overcome?


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.Find Susan online: website, Facebook, Twitter



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A Worthy Heart


About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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One Response to Review: A Worthy Heart by Susan Anne Mason

  1. carylkane says:

    Britt, thanks for the great review! This novel is at the top of my wish list! 😉

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