A Worthy Heart by Susan Anne Mason was the second book in the Courage to dream series. I have not read the first one (yet) and thought this one stood alone fairly well. It did take some time into my reading to familiarize myself with the characters and i did get a little confused about who was who at times so I would suggest reading book one first. Other than that, I was hooked from page one. I was drawn in from the beginning and was able to feel all the emotions each of these characters went through. I would definitely recommend this novel. 5 stars for me!
Book description (from Amazon):
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.
Adam 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.
Despite everyone’s 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?
I received an e-book copy of this book from the Bethany house blogger review program in exchange for my honest review which has been given.