The Good Dream
|July 27, 2016||Posted by admin under Drama, Family, Fiction|
Publication Date: July 2012
Ivorie Walker is single, in her thirties, and living in the old family homestead. It is 1950 in Tennessee and she is considered an old maid. But that doesn’t bother Ivorie. She lives her day-to-day life with hard work and humor. When an unkempt, young boy begins sneaking around her land late at night and stealing from her vegetable garden, Ivorie sets out to discover what she can about him. In doing so, she unnerves some town folk but is also introduced to a life she could never have even dreamed of.
This sweet story is one about love, family and redemption. VanLiere has created a wonderful cast of characters that enliven the plot and add depth and believably. Even the dog, Sally, plays an important role. I appreciated Ivorie’s independence and spunk, I felt compassion for that little boy whose life seemed so unimaginable, and I enjoyed all the characters throughout the book that just added to the storyline in a way that made perfect sense. This book is descriptive, the chapters flow nicely from one to the other (and are told from different perspectives), and the plot is one that many readers will find interesting. It is just the right amount of drama, mystery, and humor. I found myself wanting to know more about the little boy and his past and wanting to speed things along to find out about Ivorie and her future. But on the other hand, I didn’t want to rush either because I was enjoying the story and how the secret was unfolding. I think what many readers will find within the pages of this book is that true love and happiness come in all shapes and sizes, that you just need to be open to the possibilities, and that destiny sometimes requires you to step outside your comfort zone.
For more information about this book, visit the author’s website here.