Friday, September 4, 2015

Book Report & #Giveaway: Irish Meadows, by Susan Anne Mason

Super excited to feature a stellar Irish novel today! Ever since I saw the movie Far & Away, I've loved Irish settings. And I know, Anne LOVES Ireland and its inhabitants too. So it's fitting we host a review of this novel today.

Irish Meadows is Susan Anne Mason's new novel from Bethany House Publishers. Filled with angst, thwarted love, marriages designed to save her father's farm and the awful reality of falling in love with a priest devoted to his church.

I loved the sisters in this book. They were both so different and yet embodied the Irish culture, faith, and spirit. It was also a pleasant read. Not bogged down by lots of Irish/American history and yet it was peppered throughout the well-moving story. It captured my attention and I was more than pleased at the end of the book.

Susan Anne Mason has a new follower/reader in me! I'm looking forward to her next release! :)

1911, Long Island, New York

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.

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  1. This sounds like an awesome book. Thanks for the chance to win one. Debi (

  2. Does sound like an awesome book. kamundsen44(at)yahoo(dot)com.

  3. Oooo I have quite a bit of Irish in me, so I love a good Irish novel! This one sounds great!

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  5. Beautiful cover, love a good family saga!

  6. I have been hearing good things about this book. I look forward to reading it.

    Thank you,

  7. Being Irish myself I always enjoy finding books about the Irish. This one sounds especially great. The cover is mesmerizing, I can't wait to read it.

    Deanne Patterson
    Book1lovingmomma at gmail dot com

  8. What would you like to ask Julie is the question in Rafflecopter - am assuming that means Susan?? I'd like to know how many books she has written.

    Have been following all the positive buzz about this book, also attended the online release party, which only increased my interest in it - would love to read 'Irish Meadows'!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

    I'm signed up for both newsletters.


  9. Sounds like a great read, And the cover is AMAZING!

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    I signed up for both newsletters.


  10. I can't wait to read this one and the next :)


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