Monday, June 15, 2015

Irish Meadows - Susan Anne Mason

Irish Meadows – Susan Anne Mason

Breanna and Colleen O’Leary have unrealistic expectations put on them because of their father’s fear.  The sisters also have quite a rocky relationship with each other. 

Gilbert, Gil, Whelan has grown up as a ‘member’ of the O’Leary family.  Rylan Montgomery is a distant relative.

I don’t want to reveal too much, but here are some things/themes I liked about Irish Meadows.
1.                    Families are full of expectation – voiced or perceived.  We have to learn to work around these issues. 
2.                    Having good intentions isn't the same as being right about a circumstance.
3.                    Hearts can change.
4.                    Things you grow up believing to be true, might not be the truth!
5.                    Many different stories successfully going on at the same time.

One of the things that frustrated me about this book is the line – or a version
Of the thought “Follow your heart.”  Seriously, this is a soapbox issue for me!  (Especially in Christian fiction)  The bible says the heart is deceitful.  Why would we want to follow something deceitful?  I know “Follow your heart” sounds all nice and flowery, but…..

            Read Irish Meadows, it really is a good book!

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