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Dreams of Her Own

By Rebecca Heflin

2016

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 the story.

 

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.