Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Love's Faithful Promise (Courage to Dream #3) by Susan Anne Mason

Title: Love’s Faithful Promise (Courage to Dream #3)
Author: Susan Anne Mason
Pages: 400
Release Date: September 13, 2016
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Bethany House
Format: Paperback (also available in eBook)
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

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?

My review:

     An incredible way to wrap up a wonderful series!

     In my mind this is the final book in a “true” series. All the same characters are here and their lives have progressed in a very normal way.

     It was wonderful to see how both Connor and Deirdre turned out now that they are all grown up. They were sweet as the much younger siblings in the first two books. But they have come into their own with dreams and love interests to sort out and.

     I found that I really liked both Matthew Clayborne and Jo Miller. They were both hard-working and dependable characters. They each had family issues that they had to sort out before they could look at the possibility of falling in love. The path that they each took was unique and well developed.

     I thoroughly enjoyed seeing how all the different family units within the O’Leary clan worked together to deal with difficulties. The support and encouragement that they gave to one another was fantastic.

     I LOVED this entire series and am highly recommending each and every book in it! It is a delightful way to spend some of your free time. This book (just like the previous two) is getting a rating of 5 stars from me.

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  1. Thank you, Debbie for this lovely review! I am so happy you enjoyed the story!
    And thanks for all your support and encouragement along the way! It means so much!
    Cheers, Susan

  2. Looks like a good story. Thank you for telling us about it. :-)