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