22 September 2016

Diana's Review of 'Love's Faithful Promise' By Susan Anne Mason

Love's Faithful Promise


Love's Faithful Promise
By Susan Anne Mason
Bethany House Publishers, Sept. 2016

Reviewed By Diana Flowers
~5 stars!~ 
(No Spoilers)
Utterly Captivating!

Long Island - 1922

Once again, author Susan Anne Mason sweeps the reader away on a heartwarming, but angsty journey to the lovely, affluent estate of Irish Meadowssurrounded with lush grass-covered paddocks, magnificent stables, and the spirited O'Leary clan.

When the captivating Deirdre O'Leary arrives in Toronto requesting that widower Dr. Matthew Clayborne return with her to Irish Meadows to help her ailing mother, she is met with much resistance on the part of the handsome, but surly doctor. Dedicated to helping wounded soldiers and his four-year-old daughter, Phoebe, are his top priorities. However, when his daughter suffers a health scare, Deirdre makes Matthew an offer he cannot refuse—a respite for Phoebe to the fresh air of Irish Meadowsin exchange for his assistance with Mrs. O'Leary.

As Phoebe begins to flourish amidst the rambunctious O'Leary's and the peaceful atmosphere of Irish Meadows, Matthew finds himself drawn to them as well...especially to the intriguing Deirdre. But he finds himself in a quandary for he has no intentions of leaving his patients and home in Canada, and Deirdre has sworn off marriage to pursue her career. But what of those compassionate, sparkling green eyes that haunt his dreams?...and of her growing attraction to this gentle man who brings tears to those viridescent eyes at the very thought of his leaving? 

Christy Award winner, Susan Ann Mason, has swiftly made it into the top ten of my fave authors with her wonderful Courage to Dream series! Her prowess at telling a realistic story containing unpredictable, angst-filled situations and exhilarating, capricious characters is second to none...and you just can't beat two steamy romances for the price of one! Warning: Be sure to keep a fan and tissues handy for aforementioned love scenes. lol Love's Faithful Promise is a soul-stirring, mesmerizing novel that will stay with you long after that last sigh-worthy page is turned.

This novel may be purchased through Amazon, CBD, BAM, B&N, and your local bookstore.

GIVEAWAY: Susan Anne Mason is generously giving away a paperback copy of Faith's Faithful Promise to one blessed commenter! Be sure to leave your email address written (at) and (dot) to protect yourself from spammers! (US entrants only.)


72 comments:

  1. Love your review, Diana. TY for the chance to win such a lovely book. God bless.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, LUCY! Irish Meadows is the first book in this series and I highly recommend reading it and the second book as well. This book does well as a stand alone, but the first books are not to be missed!

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    2. Hi Lucy,
      Nice to see you here! I hope you get to enjoy my stories!
      Susan

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  2. I loved meeting Susan at the Christian Fiction Readers' Retreat. Such a great review and beautiful cover. I'm excited to read the conclusion to her series!

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    1. Thanks, CARRIE! I would someday love to meet the both of you. You will love this wonderful conclusion to such an awesome series, Carrie!

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    2. Hey, Carrie! It was fun meeting you too! Although I feel like I already know you from all your great blogs and media presence!
      I recently finished Refuge at Highland Hall and LOVED it!!
      Cheers,
      Susan

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  3. Wow, Diana, your exquisite review makes this beautiful book by Susan sound like a not-to-missed read!! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, NOELA! You must read more about those eyes...his and hers. Lol Ooh, and those love scenes! Keep fan handy!

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    2. Hi Noela, Thanks for dropping by! I'm so glad Diana enjoyed the love scenes! Isn't that what makes a romance so much fun?
      Cheers,
      Susan

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  4. Such a great and informative review of Love's Faithful Promise. I can't wait to read it. Hope I win!! princessdebbie1_2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I so hope you get the chance to read this, DEBBIE! Good luck in the giveaway!

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    2. Hi Debbie,
      It was a great review, wasn't it! I think Diana should write her own stories!
      Susan

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    3. Ty, Susan! But unfortunately Diana has no imagination at all until she reads descriptive books such as yours. So she probably needs to stick with reviewing them. Lol

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  5. Vera Wilson said,

    Sounds like one I would really enjoy reading. Thanks for the chance.

    snoopysnop1 at yahoo dot com

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    1. So great to see you on OWG, VERA! Am hoping you get a chance to read this one soon! You'll love it!

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    2. Best of luck, Vera! I hope you get a chance to read Deirdre and Matthew's story!

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  6. An enjoyable review -- my heritage includes Irish :-) Thank you for the giveaway. cmcfaithingod(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Oh, then this one is right up your alley, CHRISTINE! Thank you!

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    2. Hi Christine, My heritage is very Irish on both sides! I hope to one day get to visit Ireland. In the meantime, we travel there through our stories (though no in this one!) We do get to go to Canada though!

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  7. Great review Diana. Beautiful book cover, can't wait to read it.
    Blessings, Tina

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    1. Thanks so much, TINA! A lovely story within that beautiful cover as well!

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    2. Thanks for dropping by, Tina! My sister-in-law (mentioned in my dedication) is also named Tina! Good name!!

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  8. Hey everyone! Thank you so much for this beautiful review, Diana!! It brings me so much joy when my readers love my characters as much as I do!
    Thanks for having me here today! I'll try to drop by and comment when I can!
    Cheers,
    Susan

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    1. It's always such a delight to write reviews for such pleasurable books as yours, SUSAN! I know, however, that I just can't do books like this justice, but I do the best I can. Thank you for your kind words.

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  9. Thanks for the great review! I read Irish Meadows and fell in love with absolutely everything about the book! I'm looking forward to reading the others in the series! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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    1. Hi, J DENNIS! I would be hard put to pick a favorite, that's for sure! I totally believe that you will love the other two as much as Irish Meadows. They are all fantastic!

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    2. Also J, please be sure to come back and leave an email addy so that I can contact you if your name is drawn as our blessed winner! Thanks so much!

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    3. Oh, I totally forgot to add that! I'm so sorry!

      jdennis298(at)gmail(dot)com

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    4. Yay, I'm so glad you came back, J Dennis! It makes me feel so bad when I have had to skip over someone who may have won because I didn't know who they were, or they didn't leave an email address. So thank you and good luck in the drawing.

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    5. Thanks, J Dennis! That makes my day!

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  10. Great cover and review. Thank you for this awesome chance.

    myrtle1961 (at) gmail (dot)com

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    1. Hi, MYRTLE! Thank you and here's hoping you get the chance to read Matthew and Deidre's story ASAP!

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  11. Sounds like a wonderful book and great review. Blessings, susan susanngarrylee@gmail.com

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    1. Great to see you, SUSAN! Thank you so much for your kind words. Blessings headed back your way!

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    2. Thank you, Susan (thought I had a male fan for a moment!)

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  12. This book looks like a great read. Thank you for the giveaway.
    MarilynDKC[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. MARILYN, you are in for a real treat, my dear. Thanks for coming by!!

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  13. What an interesting story. Thank you for this giveaway.
    JoanEC128{at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. Indeed, JOAN! I hope that you get a copy in your hands ASAP. Maybe you'll win it here!

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  14. Thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely book.
    MarionMPC[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. MARION, welcome! Good luck in the drawing!

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  15. Thanks for sharing your review & chance to win! rw620 AT aol DOT com

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    1. Bless you, ROBIN -- you're so welcome. Keep your fingers crossed! lol

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  16. I love the cover and its a great review! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!
    grandmama_brenda(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, BRENDA! Every book in this series has such stunning covers! Susan is very fortunate to have such perfect covers that match her stories soooo....perfectly! lol

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  17. Your review is another sigh-worthy one Diane! I have the first two, I really want the third :-) Simple as that really!
    Thanks for the beautiful review & book giveaway.

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. You are so very kind, TRIXI. And you made it very clear as to what you want! lol Keep those fingers crossed! Thanks so much!

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    2. Hey Trixi! Good luck in the draw!
      Susan

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  18. I haven't read any of the series since Irish Meadows, and I absolutely loved it! Hopefully I can catch up on Susan's books because I love a good story about Irish families! mylittlebirdie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. This is the last one in the 3 book series, KAREN! I so hated to say goodbye to the O'Leary clan! It's like you have made new friends and then you have to tell them goodbye! :(

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  19. DIANA, thank you for this stunning review! I would love to read this "soul-stirring, mesmerizing" novel. The Irish can be a rowdy clan. I have a wee bit o' the Irish in my hertage.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. So that explains everything, CARYL. lol The red hair and well... you don't seem to be a bit rowdy. Hmm... Thanks for your kind words!

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  20. I love this series. A Worthy Heart had me tearing up. I cannot wait to catch up on this family. I have been patiently (😉)waiting for this release.

    Sonnetta_jones (at)hotmail (dot)com

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    1. This one will make you tear up as well, SONNETTA! I just love a book that evokes such strong emotions from readers! I hope your patience pays off for you! ;)

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  21. What a spell-binding review, Diana! "...unpredictable, angst-filled situations and exhilarating, capricious characters is second to none..." and let's not forget the romance!...ohhh...I cannot wait to get reading 'Love's Faithful Promise'!!! You totally have me captivated!! Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway!!! ~ Alison Boss

    nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the review, ALISON! Bc the novel will captivate you even more so, my friend. Way more! Lol I so hope you get a chance to read this one very soon. And thank you for your very kind words.

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  22. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to comment. I so appreciate your support and your love of the O'Leary clan! Best of luck to you all in the draw. I will be awaiting Diana's notice!
    Cheers,
    Susan

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    1. Thanks so much, Susan, for stopping by and for giving away a paperback of your wonderful book. Any hints for us readers what's in the works for you next?

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  23. Hi Susan, I just want to say what an amazing author you are! Thanks for bringing us quality Christian reads that not only entertain, but resonate the love of God. Win, or lose this one is a must-purchase for me :-)

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    1. Thank you, TRIXI. I couldn't have said it any better myself! I'm so glad you decided that this is a must read for you. Makes what I do that much more worthwhile and rewarding.

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    2. Thank you, Trixi. That means so much! God bless.
      Susan

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  24. I love this cover, it just draws you in! And the story sounds lovely. Great review! Thank you for the giveaway!
    dguz55 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Hi, DIANA! All of Susan's books have the loveliest covers! And her stories deserve them! Thank you for coming by!

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  25. I have read the first two books in the series and greatly enjoyed them. I will be looking forward to this release! Thanks for the opportunity to participate. dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. What a great series, CATHY, I agree! You're so welcome and I hope you get a chance soon to see if Deirdre and Matthew have a fairytale ending or not!

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  26. I, too, have fallen in love with all of Susan's book covers in this series. In fact, I think Irish Meadows is one of my all-time favorite book covers ever! Not only is the model beautiful, her expression is reminiscent of the Mona Lisa. I just love it. Love's Faithful Promise is carrying on that tradition well. After having discovered Susan Ann Mason's historical fiction, I was thrilled to see she also had contemporaries with the Rainbow Falls series. I have quickly picked those up and I'm awaiting the third book's release in a week. :) tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you for sharing, TERRILL! Susan was a new to me author, so imagine my surprise when I went to Amazon and saw that she had written other books! I'm definitely a new, HUGE fan, and can't wait to see what's on the agenda for her next novel! The models on all three books in this series are stunning!

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    2. Wow, that's awesome, Terrill! Thanks so much. The reason for the delay in book 3 of the Rainbow Falls series (other than I've been a wee bit busy lately) was that White Rose felt the book a little rough (it deals with a few touchy subjects) so I had to fix them up to make them more palatable while still telling the same story. I hope I managed to achieve that! ENJOY!

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  27. Diana asked what was in the works for me next. Well, some of you may know that I have signed with Gilead Publishing and have an English Victorian historical romance coming out in February! It's about a stand hand who finds out he's actually of noble birth and must learn to cope in the world of the aristocracy. His challenge is to forge a relationship with his cold father and not lose the love of his life, a mere kitchen maid. Their journey has quite a few twists and turns!
    Also I'm just starting a new series for Bethany House called The Canadian Crossings.
    The first book won't be out until February 2018. But I hope it will be worth the wait. All prayers for God to work his message out through my characters would be greatly appreciated! Thanks again for your support and encouragement!

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    1. Oops that should be STABLE HAND!! LOL.

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    2. I'm so excited, SUSAN! I love the English Victorian era!! I can't wait for February (can't believe I said I can't wait for February -- our worst winter month-lol), and it will be hard to wait on your new series, too. Guess, I'll have to. sigh... Thanks for sharing!! As far as plenty of twists and turns, I have found out that's something you're quite good at and I love them!

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  28. We have a winner! Marion won a copy of Love's Faithful Promise per random number.org! Congrats, Marion, I'll be emailing you! Thanks to all for your wonderful comments!

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