Irish Meadows (Courage to Dream #1)

Irish Meadows (Courage to Dream #1)Irish Meadows by Susan Anne Mason
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was such a heartwarming story. I found myself more than once thinking about what life would be like back in early 1900’s. This story follows the O’Leary family and their struggles to survive and keep their way of life. The two O’Leary daughters are coming of age to be married and only want to find happiness, but trouble finds them and they have to make some hard choices. Do they obey their father or follow their hearts? If you’re into Christine Fiction and a bit of romance then this is the book for you. It’ll make your heart smile.

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Book Summary:
Irish immigrant James O’Leary has spent his life building Irish Meadows into a thriving horse farm and is not about to let hard economic times threaten its success. He intends for his daughters to marry prosperous men–ones who will secure the family’s rightful place in society, and at the same time, guarantee the future of Irish Meadows. Both girls, however, have different visions for their futures.

Brianna and Colleen O’Leary know their father expects them to marry well. Yet despite his wishes, Brianna, the quieter sister, dreams of attending college. Vivacious Colleen, meanwhile, is happy to marry–as long as her father’s choice meets her exacting standards. When stable hand Gilbert Whelan returns from college and distant family member Rylan Montgomery stops in on his way to the seminary in Boston, the two men quickly complicate everyone’s plans. It will take every ounce of courage for both sisters to follow their hearts. And even if they do, will they inevitably find their dreams too distant to reach?

Wild Irish Eyes (Mystic Cove, #2)

Wild Irish Eyes (Mystic Cove, #2)Wild Irish Eyes by Tricia O’Malley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I adore this series! It’s very uplifting and fills you with hope. This story is about Cait and Shane and their turbulent romance. Cait is very strong willed and always fights for what she wants no matter the problems that might arise. While Shane is a rich business owner who owns the building Cait’s bar is at. This book had me laughing in some spots and wanting to through my kindle across the room in others. Overall, it’s a good read.

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Book Summary:
Oh, to stop the voices in her head.

Other people’s voices, that is. As a pub owner with an extra special gift, all Cait Gallagher craves is a moment of silence. That, and to own the building her pub is housed in along with the heart of the building’s landlord, Shane MacAuliffe. Though she is irresistibly drawn to Shane, her vulnerabilities cause her to put up a tough exterior. When the two butt heads, more than sparks fly, and Cait finds herself trembling on the precipice of love.

Shane has watched Cait for years. Stubborn, beautiful, and with a trim body that he is dying to get his hands on, Cait is it for him. And yet, she continues to infuriate him by walking away from his kiss. Every time. At his wits’ end, Shane doesn’t know what to do to make Cait his own.

Unapologetic and fiercely proud, Cait must conquer her insecurities and reveal her true self to Shane or face losing everything

Clockwise (Clockwise #1)

Clockwise (Clockwise, #1)Clockwise by Elle Strauss

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is such a sweet story! Well the ending was really sweet with an amazing twist! I never saw that coming! If you’re into a YA time traveling stories then pick this book up! You’ll be glad you did. This book had me on my toes almost the entire way through. There are a few twists that will leave your jaw on the floor, plus the way she writes the story will have you living in that timeline.

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Book Summary:
Casey Donovan has issues: hair, height and uncontrollable trips to the 19th century! And now this –she’s accidentally taken Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in the school, back in time.

Protocol pressures her to tell their 1860 hosts that he is her brother, and when Casey finds she has a handsome, wealthy (and unwanted) suitor, something changes in Nate. Are those romantic sparks or is it just “brotherly” protectiveness?

When they return to the present, things go back to the way they were before: Casey parked on the bottom of the rung of the social ladder and Nate perched high on the very top. Except this time her heart is broken. Plus, her best friend is mad, her parents are split up, and her younger brother gets escorted home by the police. The only thing that could make life worse is if, by some strange twist of fate, she took Nate back to the past again.

Which of course, she does.

Treasured Grace (Heart of the Frontier #1)

Treasured Grace (Heart of the Frontier #1)Treasured Grace by Tracie Peterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was wanting to read a nice heart warming story where everything is perfect and everyone lives happily every after. You can say I was surprised when this book wasn’t what I was expecting! It held me captivated from page one and I found myself sneaking reading time to finish it. The main characters of the story had to face a lot of heartache and hardships while on the wagon train west. They had to over come their troubles and find a way to trust in a God who allowed evil things to happen to them and the others. I don’t want to say more or I’d give out spoilers, but it’s a must read if you’re into stories about the wagon train and Oregon Trail!. I can’t wait for this series to continue.

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Book Summary:
Tracie Peterson Begins Compelling New Series Set on the 1840s Frontier

Grace Martindale has known more than her share of hardship. After her parents died, raising her two younger sisters became her responsibility. A hasty marriage to a minister who is heading to the untamed West seemed like an opportunity for a fresh start, but a cholera outbreak along the wagon trail has left Grace a widow in a very precarious position.

Having learned natural remedies and midwifery from her mother, Grace seeks an opportunity to use her skills for the benefit of others. So when she and her sisters arrive at the Whitman mission in “Oregon Country,” she decides to stay rather than push on.

With the help of Alex Armistead, a French-American fur trapper, Grace begins to provide care for her neighbors, including some of the native populace. But not everyone welcomes her skills–or her presence–and soon Grace finds herself and those she loves in more danger than she imagined possible.

Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander #1)

Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, #1)Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was an interesting book to say the least. The characters were just hilarious especially Hawk and Adrienne. I mean seriously how can a man from the 1500’s who’s known as a great lover contend with a woman from the 20th century? It all leads to one amazing story! Oh and don’t get me started on the jealous Adam who is know as the Queens consort. He just causes trouble for everyone. Happy reading my friends.

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Book Summary:
He would sell his warrior soul to possess her…

An alluring laird…

He was known throughout the kingdom as Hawk, legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. No woman could refuse his touch, but no woman ever stirred his heart—until a vengeful fairy tumbled Adrienne de Simone out of modern-day Seattle and into medieval Scotland. Captive in a century not her own, entirely too bold, too outspoken, she was an irresistible challenge to the sixteenth-century rogue. Coerced into a marriage with Hawk, Adrienne vowed to keep him at arm’s length—but his sweet seduction played havoc with her resolve.

A prisoner in time…

She had a perfect “no” on her perfect lips for the notorious laird, but Hawk swore she would whisper his name with desire, begging for the passion he longed to ignite within her. Not even the barriers of time and space would keep him from winning her love. Despite her uncertainty about following the promptings of her own passionate heart, Adrienne’s reservations were no match for Hawk’s determination to keep her by his side..

As a Man Thinketh

As a Man ThinkethAs a Man Thinketh by James Allen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was perfect for today’s coffee reading session. The book offered insight on how one’s own thoughts effects their lives, from health to prosperity. This book will be on my “To read again” shelf so I can read it at different stages of my life. I just wish I would have read it sooner.

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Wild Irish Heart (Mystic Cove #1)

Wild Irish Heart (Mystic Cove, #1)Wild Irish Heart by Tricia O’Malley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is such a lovely story. I loved reading about Keelin and her journey from not knowing her heritage to fully discovering who she truly is. She goes from living in Boston to visiting her grandma in Ireland and finding a family she never knew she had. This book is very heart warming and full of humor. It’s a good read to curl up to on a rainy day.

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Book Summary:
It is time…

An ancient book, a power untouched, and a heart unloved lead Keelin O’Brien from her graduate studies in Boston to a small village on the coast of Southern Ireland. Determined to unearth the secrets lying hidden in the enchanted waters of the cove, Keelin has little time for a surly Irishman who infuriates her during the day and haunts her fantasies at night.

Inexplicably drawn to the woman who has stepped from his dreams and into his world, Flynn fights a stubborn battle against his increasing attraction for Keelin. Forces unknown have better plans for the two.

Only the secrets of the cove can show Keelin who she really is, the beauty of her mysterious power, and a love that will break the bounds of what she knows.

From New York Times Bestselling author, Tricia O’Malley, comes a new romance series set on the rocky shores of Ireland

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