Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Last Dreamer
by Barbara Solomon Josselsohn

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 237
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Iliana Passing—wife, mother, and former acclaimed journalist—gave up her career to start a family. Almost fifteen years later, despite how much she loves her husband and kids, she can’t help wondering how she ended up with a life spent carpooling and running errands.

Ready to get back into the journalism game, Iliana searches for an exciting lead. When she discovers that Jeff Downs, the heartthrob star of an old TV show and her girlhood crush, now owns a nearby textile company, she thinks she’s found her story: teen celebrity and its aftermath. But as Iliana gets to know Jeff, the two grow closer than she ever could’ve imagined. Now that her teenage dream has walked into her present-day reality, how far will she go to entertain an old fantasy?



Kritters Thoughts:  This story centers around a woman who long ago gave up a possible career to raise the family and be a full time helper to her husband and kids and she is ready to dream and live out her dream.  Her family isn't ready to not have her full attention and this story is about the growing pains of the family as they are adjusting to a new normal.

Not a family lady myself, but I still feel these same pains of this family as my job has busy seasons and my husband and "family" or three dogs, can tell when I am not my full self.  I can understand the burden a family has to take on when someone they lean on isn't there anymore and is trying to do something new that takes them away from their usual duties.  So with all that said whether you are a mom and totally relate or not at all, read this one, you can find yourself in this character and you will be nodding in agreement with her often.

I loved how relatable the character is and just couldn't put this one down.

Rating: perfect beach read


Ebook 2015 Challenge: 52 out of 100


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from BookSparks PR.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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