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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Love's Faithful Promise - Courage to Dream Book 3 - Susan Anne Mason

My Rating
★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)

About the Book
If Two Wounded Souls Can Find Healing, Love May Not Be Far Behind.
Widower Dr. Matthew Clayborne is devoted to two things: his work with wounded soldiers and his four-year-old daughter, Phoebe. When Deirdre O'Leary, a feisty New Yorker, arrives in Toronto requesting he use his skills to help her stricken mother, he won't abandon either of these priorities to care for one older woman. However, when his daughter suffers a health scare and needs a respite, Deirdre offers a trade--they can escape to the peace of her family's farm, if he will care for Mrs. O'Leary.


Matthew agrees for his daughter's sake, but is intent on staying as short a time as necessary. The sojourn at Irish Meadows does wonders for Phoebe, and as she begins to flourish, Matthew finds himself drawn to the O'Learys, especially to the captivating Deirdre. But since he has no intention of leaving his life up north forever, and Deirdre has sworn off marriage in favor of her career, how will they deal with the undeniable attraction between them? (Bethany House Publishers)


My Thoughts

With tears in my eyes and a smile on my face, I closed the pages of the final book in the Courage to Dream series. My heart is filled with warmth, yet filled with sadness that this series is now complete. I have enjoyed watching the O'Leary family grow in numbers and in love. Love's Faithful Promise begins in September 1922 and is a beautiful conclusion. Filled with trials and heartache, we see God's hand leading them closer together and closer to Him. I absolutely fell in love with Deirdre and Matthew...And Phoebe! Matthew carries so much guilt and unforgiveness towards himself that was so hard for me to witness. The compassion I felt for him was overwhelming. We are reminded though that we don't need to walk through the shadows of our past alone. 

Oh I just love Deirdre and Matthew's journey of love! Keep your fan nearby. Because let me tell you...Their romance is so pure, passionate, precious, and sweet. But don't let my starry eyed, romance gushing fool you, this book gets INTENSE! I was literally sweating with anticipation right around page 281...trust me...you will know what I mean. Definitely put my stress ball "heart" I got from CFRR to good use (thank you Just Commonly).

Will you cry? Maybe. Will you want to smack some sense into people? Probably. Will you fall in love with Irish Meadows and the O'Leary clan? Without a doubt...Yes!!! Make sure you start your journey with the beginning of the series, Irish Meadows (link below). Within these pages I pray you find hope and courage to live out the dreams the Lord has placed in your heart.   

I received a free copy of Love's Faithful Promise in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

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About the Author
That's me with "Susan Anne Mason"!!!

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. Also a member of ACFW, Susan lives outside of Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children. 

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More Books by Susan Anne Mason
Courage to Dream Book 1










Courage to Dream Book 2

6 comments:

Caryl Kane said...

Rachel, thank you for the wonderful review! I'm looking forward to reading this series!

Rachel Dixon said...

Oh my pleasure! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Susan Anne Mason said...

Why didn't I comment here? Thank you so much, Rachel! Your lovely review made my week!
Hugs, Susan

Rachel Dixon said...

Yay! That makes me happy!!! Hugs to you!!!

Just Commonly said...

Wonderful review! And thanks for the shout out!! I can't believe we chose the same quote (at least part of it)! That usually just happens with MeezCarrie and I!!

Those stress hearts does come in handy, I tell you. And o, that KISS or shall we say kisses!!! Thanks girl. Great review and so happy to have finally started this series, even though I'm going backwards. ;)

Rachel Dixon said...

Haha! Hey...backwards is good too. I can't wait to hear what you think of Maggie now! Hehe - Although I think Jo is one of my favorites.....Just sayin.