Monday, February 8, 2010

Review: Dreams That Won't Let Go

My Synopsis:

Dreams That Won’t Let Go (Jubilant Soul Series - Book 3) by Stacy Hawkins Adams

(For review from Revell Books- Blog Tour dates February 7-13, 2010)

Indigo Burns should be happy, she should be on cloud nine. Her photography career is off to a great start, she is planning her wedding day. Everything should be going fine.

But, when Indigo’s brother, Reuben decides to move his wife and son back to Jubilant, Texas after a long absence, things go from bad to worse.

Reuben hopes to find healing and love from his sisters Indigo and Yasmin, but life altering decisions make him wonder if they will ever be free to own up to their mistakes and live their dreams.

My Thoughts:

When I first started reading the book, I felt as though Indigo was maybe being a little petulant and jealous about Reuben’s return. She wanted her mother’s attention and she felt Reuben could do no wrong. But, as I continued reading I began to see it was more than that. Indigo was hurt by Reuben in the past and that was just how she was showing that pain.

Yasmin was hurt by decisions her parents/grandparents made about her career and ended up making a huge decision that would change the family forever.

Reuben’s pain dealt more with what happened to him when he survived a car accident that took the lives of both his parents. He was feeling not only guilt over a broken promise, but what some would call survivor’s guilt.

Dreams That Won’t Let Go was really about families and how they interact and how honesty plays such a vital role in the family dynamic. Being honest about your feelings, and owning up to your mistakes. Telling family members when you are hurting and allowing them to help you and give you the wings you need to carry out your dreams.

I liked this book a lot because it showed a real family and a real struggle that readers could identify with. I also liked how the families faith in God seemed to be the cornerstone of their lives. How they were able to turn to God not only in the worst of times but in the good times as well.

Available January 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

I give this one 4 out of 5 apples from my book bag!


Tales of Whimsy said...

Fab review. This sounds good :)

throuthehaze said...

Great review! I love that the "moral" of the story was about communication. I think lack of communication causes so many problems.

Shy said...

Seems like a very intriguing read!!