Luellen O’Connell is stunned and confused when her husband of just one month tells her he is leaving–and that he has another wife. Deeply wounded by this betrayal, Luellen decides to follow the dream she had set aside of obtaining a teaching degree. But her wayward husband left something behind when he abandoned her. Can Luellen overcome the odds and achieve her dream? Can she hide her secret, or will it destroy her dreams forever?
A moving story of tenacity and perseverance in the face of opposition, The Dawn of a Dream will inspire readers to discover and follow their own dreams.
The third book in Ann Shorey’s At Home in Beldon Grove series, The Dawn of a Dream, is my favourite of the trilogy. I enjoyed Luellen’s tenacity in her efforts to become a teacher at a time when it was difficult to say the least, even without the additional pressures she faces following her husband’s desertion. She is far from perfect and her decision making isn’t always well considered. Such a character stands out in an historical novel, a genre where angelic, passive women are over represented! Luellen’s brother Franklin and his friend, Ward Calder, both Army men, provide interesting insight in to the life of soldier during the time period and offer a contrast to the community of Beldon Grove and Luellen’s student lifestyle. The Dawn of a Dream has all the elements historical romance readers enjoy with a uniqueness of character I thoroughly enjoyed.
With thanks to Revell for my review copy
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