Are you looking to spend some time with some really nice people? People who have values and can touch your heart? An uplifting and inspiring novel?
Then pick up A Dream of Family and hang out with the characters in Jill Weatherholt’s latest novel.
There’s Molly who’s bookstore dream is in danger of being taken over by a big box bookstore. Not only does her dream of adopting Grace – whose foster care abuse is heartbreaking and erringly similar to Molly’s – depend on her financial success with her bookstore, but she also hopes to have enough success so that she could spend time writing her short stories and novel.
There’s Derek who’s still hurting from his father’s secret and must learn forgiveness in order to be able to trust in love and family once again.
Then there’s adorable six-year-old Grace who wishes for a forever family. Derek’s dog Duke, wins over little Grace’s heart offering the reader some precious scenes that are bound to melt your own heart.
I loved the mixture of business, writing and romance. Besides being a sweet story, the novel also offers some practical and realistic advice on how to run a successful business from branding to making use of technology. Derek’s optimism running his coffee shops spills over in his personality filled with infectious enthusiasm.
There are many tender moments in Jill Weatherholts’ signature feel good novel. One of my favorites was this one:
“I get tired of moving. I want my own room with bookshelves filled with books and a dog like Duke.”
“I want it for you too, sweetie.” She (Molly) took in a deep breath. “I’d like to give you all of that and more, Grace.”
I loved every page in this book from Molly’s rocky start to a very satisfying surprise ending.