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.
Additional notes: This is the third book in the Beldon Grove series. You can read my review of the first book here and my review of the second book here.
My thoughts: I really enjoyed this series and sincerely hope it will continue, but I'm not sure if the author is planning on that. There's a bit of a romance plot mixed in, but I love that this series is more about an internal struggle with the character that isn't related to romance. Plus, who doesn't love a novel set in the mid 1800s? Read this series - I promise you'll enjoy it.
My thoughts: The first time I really had books as a child was when I was reading chapter books (I kind of skipped from learning how to read to reading chapter books), so I missed out on all the fun children's books as a child. I guess I'm kind of making up for that now, but I would say that I'm not sure this book is really appropriate for very little ones, considering a bunny is baked into a pie! (In all fairness of honesty, I have to say this really disturbed me)
My thoughts: I was skeptical that I would enjoy this book, as even though I want to enjoy Debbie Macomber books, I just don't (the foreword was written by her). But I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a perfect read right before the holidays.
My thoughts: I'm slightly obsessed with Winnie the Pooh. It is my sincere desire to own and watch all of the movies every day. In fact, Jason and I both often break out into the Winnie the Pooh song just randomly. This book did not disappoint. A must-have for young and old alike.
www.hollysinbox.com became a website phenomenon, with thousands of daily visitors from all over the world. This novel tells Holly's story in full, and also includes exclusive extra material not available on the site.
My thoughts: I cannot say enough things about this book: funny, cute, witty, whimsical. I just loved it. I had read other books by Meg Cabot that were set in an email format and I thoroughly enjoyed those as well. It feels naughty to read this book (on account of the fact it is set in an email format and you feel like you're reading something you shouldn't). Very cute read.