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The Brightest of Dreams
by Susan Anne Mason
From the back cover:
He Crossed an Ocean to Reunite His Family.
But Meeting Her Makes Him Question Everything.
Quinten Aspinall is determined to fulfill a promise he made to his deceased father to keep his family together. To do so, he must travel to Canada to find his younger siblings, who were sent there as indentured workers while Quinn was away at war. But before he leaves, his employer offers him a deal. If Quinn can find the man’s wayward niece, who ran off with a Canadian soldier, and bring her back, then he will receive his own tenant farm, enabling him to provide a home for his ailing mother and siblings.
Julia Holloway’s decision to come to Toronto has been met with one disaster after another. When her uncle’s employee rescues her from a bad situation, she fears she can never repay Quinn’s kindness. So when he asks for her help to find his sister, she agrees. The quest draws the two of them together, but soon afterward, Julia receives devastating news that will change her life forever.
Torn between reuniting his family and protecting Julia, will Quinn have to sacrifice his chance at happiness to finally keep his promise?
About the author:
Susan Anne Mason’s historical novel Irish Meadows won the Fiction from the Heartland contest from the Mid-American Romance Authors chapter of RWA as well as the Christian Retailing’s Best Award for Debut Novel. A member of ACFW, Susan lives outside of Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children. She can be found online at
This third book of the Canadian Crossings series confronts social class, the plight of orphans, and tough issues needing forgiveness while spinning a sweet romance along the way.
Quinn and Julia both wrestle with how best to handle their situations. Conflicts arise between them as well as with others, whether from misunderstandings or otherwise. While we likely face different situations, ultimately their struggles to forgive (others or themselves), to make wise choices, and to seek justice for those around them reflect so much of what we also must do.
The three books in this series can be read independently, but it is fun to see the friends reappear in one another’s lives. The Brightest of Dreams is a sweet historical romance that just might touch your heart in an unexpected way!