Lovely Irish lass Maggie Montgomery is coming to America.
Escorted by her brother Gabe, they will visit their older
brother Rylan and his family for the summer. Gabe hopes to
learn some new fire fighting skills to bring home with him.
Maggie has broken her engagement with Neill Fitzgerald and
has hopes and dreams for a new life in America. She is
keeping secret her plans not to return to Ireland. A sweet
reunion with Rylan, his wife Colleen, and their eight-year-
tyke, Delia, stole my heart. Maggie accepts an assistant
teaching job at St. Rita's Orphanage where Rylan is
Adam O'Leary, released from prison after serving a three
sentence, is also hoping for new beginnings. Returning to
IRISH MEADOWS, his family estate, he must restore the faith
and trust he lost with his family when he brought
disgrace to them. He was arrested for giving inside
information on his father's race horses. His welcome home
not what he hopes but having no job or money, he must obey
his father's directives. He will live in the barn and work
as a stable boy.
On night of his sister's graduation party, Adam
watching the guests arrive and sees the lovely lass he'd
talked to at St.
Rita's, and he wishes he could go inside and meet her
leaves the party and
heads for the barn to see the horses. When Adam and Maggie
meet the chemistry between them is powerful. Adam is a
knight in shining armour, patient, funny, never gives up
and my favorite. Together they are adorable!
Back at the party Gabe sees a girl across the room from him
he thinks is the most beautiful girl he has ever seen.
In a moment she is gone but he rescues her later in the
garden from the unwelcome advances of one of her suitors.
She is Aurora Hastings the only child of a wealthy banking
family. Aurora volunteers at the hospital and dreams of
becoming a nurse, but her ruling father discounts her
career choice and demands she marry a worthy suitor, one he
will find for her. What happens next is a delight.
A WORTHY HEART is a historical romance set in 1914, with a
sweet twist of
romance. It is the intertwining story of two families,
the O'Learys and the Montgomerys, written with a flair
and Christian teachings, I find appealing. There are so
characters to love and a few to easy to hate. Their
inspirational journeys include Adam's discovery of family
secrets that rock him, a typhoid epidemic, a stalker after
finally the power of
love. A WORTHY HEART is an uplifting read that kept me
turning the pages to
a very special ending. Ms. Mason, I love this one,
recommend it, and await your next. Meantime, I am off to
find IRISH MEADOWS, the first in the Courage to
Can an Irish Lass with a Dream for America Find True
Maggie Montgomery's long-held wish to see
America is finally coming true. She'll visit her beloved
brother Rylan and his wife, Colleen, and at the same time,
escape Neill Fitzgerald's unwanted attention. In addition,
Maggie has a secret! She plans to remain in America to seek
her fortune and to hopefully find love. While visiting Irish
Meadows, she meets an intriguing man whom she thinks is a
stable hand. Only when Rylan demands she stay away from Adam
O'Leary does she realize he's Colleen's brother, recently
released from prison. Nonetheless, Maggie can't seem to make
her heart conform to her brother's request.
O'Leary has never felt worthy of his place in the family.
Spending time in jail only reinforces his belief. Now that
he's free, Adam hopes to make amends and earn back his
family's trust. Falling in love with Maggie Montgomery,
however, was never in his plans.
effort to keep them apart, the two develop a bond nothing
can break--but has Adam truly changed, or will the sins of
his past prove too much for Maggie to overcome?