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The Brightest of Dreams by Susan Anne Mason

Have you ever had a week that was so busy, (all good) that you could only squeeze in an hour of reading at night? That was me. And what was I reading?
I was reading the third book, Brightest of Dreams, in the Canadian Crossing series by Susan Anne Mason. Here are my thoughts:


I’ve long been a fan of Susan Anne Mason’s work, right from the when I read Irish Meadows and all the books following in that series! I think after thinking about all of them I’ve read so far, this is my favorite. Quinten, bless him, has such good intentions and such a noble heart, while struggling with a promise he made to his father and his desire to keep it. Deeply rooted in Canadian history, this story brings these events to life and helps us understand what the children shipped over from Britain as indentured workers endured.

Seeing cameo appearances from characters from the first and second books in the Canadian Crossings series brings it all to a satisfying conclusion.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an advanced e-copy of this book. My opinion is my own.



He Crosses An Ocean To Reunite His Family.
But Meeting Her Makes Him Question Everything.

Quinten Aspinall is determined to fulfill the promise he made to his dying father and keep his family together. To do so, he travels to Canada to find his younger siblings, who were sent there as indentured workers when Quinn was away at war. While overseas, he agrees to look for his employer’s niece who ran off with a Canadian soldier. If Quinn can bring Julia back, he will receive his own tenant farm, allowing him to give his ailing mother and his siblings a true home at last.

Julia Holloway’s decision to come to Toronto has met with nothing but disaster. 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 own happiness to finally keep his promise?



Susan Anne Mason describes her writing style as “romance sprinkled with faith.” She loves incorporating messages of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness into her stories. Irish Meadows, her debut historical romance, won the Fiction from the Heartland contest sponsored by the Mid-American Romance Authors chapter of RWA.
Susan lives outside Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two adult children. She loves red wine and chocolate, is not partial to snow even though she’s Canadian, and is ecstatic on the rare occasions she has the house to herself. Learn more about Susan and her books at


Melony Teague writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words, and she believes everyone has a story to tell. Melony is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and she is the co-author of As the Ink Flows, a devotional for authors. Her fiction debut, A Promise to Keep releases, Jan 21, 2020. Melony was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her handsome husband, their two teenagers, and does the bidding of her two adorable cats.

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Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.


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