Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Review: A New Dream

Author submission in exchange for an honest review.

A New Dream
Elaine Cantrell
Release Date:
March 22, 2011
Astraea Press
Word Count:
approx. 62,000
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What do you do when you lose everything?
After an auto accident destroys his pro-football career, Matt McCallum struggles to find a new dream for his life, but nothing engages him the way football did. After a stint in rehab, he takes a job managing a grocery store where he meets Violet Emerson.
Violet works in the bakery department, but her dreams carry her far beyond the doors of Chef’s Pantry. As soon as she can save the money, she plans to open a catering business. And she thinks the new manager’s broad shoulders and blue eyes are simply divine.
Thrown together at work, Matt and Violet find a common dream for their lives, but a loose end from Matt’s past returns to jeopardize their future. Will love be enough to save their new dream before it turns into a nightmare?

Babs' Review:
After Matt's accident, he starts working at the local grocery store.  As he is getting a tour of the store he meets Violet in the bakery department. They stare at each other. Everyone in town knows about the accident, but Violet doesn't care. She sees him for who he is, not who he was. They start to see each other and they slowly fall in love. Along the way something from the past comes back to haunt Matt.  Violet and Matt don't see it coming.

I absolutely loved this story as I could relate to the main characters.  I immediately fell in love with both Matt and Violet.  Their personalities worked well with each other. You can feel yourself rooting for the characters and their love for each other. The author does an excellent job with them and the research is outstanding.

I can't say too much more as I do not want to give away the wonderful twists and turns.  For someone who has gone through what Matt has with his past, this brought back memories - some good some I don't want to really remember. I thoroughly enjoyed this gripping story.


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Babs. I really do appreciate the review.