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?
Review: This is a beautifully written trilogy. The story of the O'Leary family weaves a delightful tapestry of interconnecting lives all centered around the grand O'Leary racing farm. The O'Leary brothers and sisters have an interesting and somewhat complicated path to love. Not the least of all their hurtles is their powerfully over protective and controlling father.
Deirdre has given up on love and has directed all her passion and energy on become a pediatrician. However, the wounded doctor and his fragile daughter work their way into her heart in a way that she never imagined, and before she knows it her sure fire commitment to become a doctor is shaken. Is this truly what she still wants? Or has the path of her future been forever altered?
This was a beautifully written conclusion to the Courage to Dream series, and I truly enjoyed all three books.
Thank-you to Graf Martin Communications and Baker Publishing House for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.