Dreams of Her Own
By Rebecca Heflin
Reviewed by Angie Mangino
Rating: 4 stars
Readers immediately meet and connect to Millie on
her way to the pharmacy.
“If the Guinness
Book of World Records had a category for the world’s most boring life,
Millie Stephens knew she would hold the record.”
Crossing the street, Millie sees a delivery truck
ready to hit her, but fear freezes her to the spot, as she mentally prepares for
her death. When a man pulls her to safety, this first encounter with Ian Brand foreshadows
Boring Millie and Fascinating Ian, appearing worlds
apart, share so much more than they could anticipate at this chance meeting.
The pace of the novel begins slowly, giving readers
a taste of Millie’s slow dull life, with an introduction to Ian’s life, but
excellent dialogue keeps reader interest. After this developing stage, however,
the pace quickens, keeping readers absorbed until the end.
Third in the author’s Dreams Come True series, this book builds on Dreams of Perfection and Ship
of Dreams, adding to reader satisfaction, but its strength is that it
stands as a unique story of its own.