This is the third book in the Courage to Dream series. I love every book that is set at Irish Meadows. Deirdre wants to become a doctor and Mathew is a doctor. He has a new therapy to help people with strokes and other health issues. Deirdre and her family learn of him when their other suffers a bad stroke. Deirdre needs to leave her schooling to become a doctor to help her mother. She loses a whole semester. She must work closely with Mathew to learn his techniques so he can move back to Toronto with his daughter. I laughed and cried during this book. This is a wonderful historical romance. I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion.
A Stirring Story of Love and Faith and America’s Great Promise When her mother suffers a stroke, medical student Deirdre O’Leary makes the difficult choice to put her career on hold to care for her. Dr. Matthew Clayborne is renowned for his amazing results with patients, but when Deirdre approaches him about helping her mother, she finds him challenging and surly. Deirdre has had enough of complicated men in her life. After her fiancE left her, she vowed never to give a man that kind of power again. Widower Dr. Matthew Clayborne is devoted to two things: his work with wounded soldiers and his four-year-old daughter, Phoebe. He won’t abandon either of these priorities to care for one older woman. However, when Phoebe suffers a health scare, they’re offered respite at the Irish Meadows farm, where his daughter’s weakened lungs can recover–but only if he cares for Mrs. O’Leary. Matthew intends to hate Irish Meadows, yet he immediately feels at home, and soon both Mrs. O’Leary and Phoebe are showing improvement. 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?