Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Believing In Dreams by Chris Grover

Publisher: Amber Quill
Date published: 09/27/15
ISBN: 978-1-68175-091-0
Romance / Paranormal Romance
Reviewed by Helen
Weblink: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2263-Believing-In-Dreams.aspx
Obtained via publisher
Rating: 3.5

Nicole’s dreams foretell the future, so when she starts dreaming about an old log house in Quebec's Laurentian Mountains she goes looking for it just before Christmas, and hopes to find out about her late mother’s past. The first person she meets is Alain Martin who owns both the old log house and the hotel she’s staying in, and who everyone hates.

The book is written in first person present tense and I have to be honest and say that for some unknown reason it grated with me a lot. I wasn’t able to relax into the story the way I expected to do.

The characters are interesting and believable. Although the mystery is solved relatively easily, people’ s beliefs and prejudices are very real and make the conflict realistic. The story is an entertaining read, with a reasonable premise. The author has done a good professional job with the story. The heroine’s surname changes part-way through the book for no reason, but other than that, technical faults are very small and inconspicuous. I was much more distracted by the first person rendition than anything else.

The book was nominated for a CAPA award, which proves it’s well worth considering.| There’s nothing wrong with the book. It just didn’t resonate with me.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.


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