Reading an Iris Morland novel is like walking through a dream. It's easy to get lost in the beauty of the moment, so in my opinion Dream a Little Dream of Me is the perfect title. Trent and Lizzie's tale is passionate, heartbreaking, nostalgic and redeeming. It's also complicated. From secrets, to misunderstandings, pride and insecurities, second chances don't come easy. A little maturity goes a long way to helping reach your heart's desire and with this series Ms. Morland makes all the right moves to set the soul on fire.
Set in the off-beat Southern town of Willow Hill, North Carolina, Susan Schild’s moving and witty novel tells of one woman who loses everything—and finds more than she ever expected.
At thirty-eight, Linny Taylor is suddenly living a life she thought only happened to other, more careless people. Widowed for the second time, and broke, thanks to her cheating late husband, Linny has no house, no job, and no options except to go back home. There, in a trailer as run down as her self-esteem, Linny makes a list of things that might bring happiness. A porch swing. A job that nourishes her heart as well as her bank balance. Maybe even a date or two.
At first, every goal seems beyond reach. But it’s hard for Linny to stay in the doldrums when a stray puppy is coercing her out of her shell—right into the path of the town’s kind, compassionate vet. The quirky town is filled with friends and family, including Linny’s mother, Dottie, who knows more about heartache than her daughters ever guessed. And as Linny contemplates each item on her list, she begins to realize that the dreams most worth holding on to can only be measured in the sweetness of a life lived to the fullest…
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