Monday, April 25, 2011

The Dawn of a Dream

Author: Ann Shorey
Publisher: Revell
April 2011
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3334-6
Genre: Inspirational/historical/women’s fiction

Luellen O’Connell has given up her dream of attending teacher’s college, when she met Brenden. They had a whirlwind romance and married, despite her mother’s warning, “marry in haste, repent at leisure.” Now just married a month, Luellen is preparing for a special celebration with her husband, when he comes home with stunning news.

Deeply wounded, Luellen takes back her maiden name, and takes her savings and heads off to school, despite her families objections. But fate seems to be against her. Luellen finds herself fighting at every turn to be able to realize her dream. A dream that may or may not become reality…

THE DAWN OF A DREAM is the third book in the At Home in Beldon Grove series by Ann Shorey, and I feel this is the best book in the whole collection. This book stands alone, so you don’t need to read all the books in the series to be able to start this one.

Luellen is a very realistic heroine, and her situation won my heart and my sympathy immediately. I couldn’t help but care for her and cheer her on. The hero in the book isn’t as well done, but he is a sweetheart, and one can’t help but like him as well. If you are looking for a historical, don’t miss THE DAWN OF A DREAM. It will inspire you to follow your own dreams. $14.99. 350 pages.

1 comment:

Ann Shorey said...

Thank you for your review of The Dawn of a Dream. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. I, too, hope it inspires readers to follow their own dreams!