Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Spotlight & Review: Daring Dreamer by Deborah King

Daring Dreamer by Deborah King

Two best friends. Two fresh starts. Will old regrets sabotage their second chance?
Janna’s heart is heavy with grief and broken by betrayal. But as she leaves the big city for a quaint midwestern town, the future feels less frightening with her best friend, Shelby, by her side. After landing a job in the local fresh market and the attentions of a handsome architect, she may yet learn to heal old scars…
Shelby loves the position Janna secured for her and the new sense of community, but wishes small-town life wasn’t so lonely. After packing up all she could salvage from her painful past, she endures more than her fair share of bumps on the winding road to recovery. Afraid her heart may be too damaged for real love, she drowns her sorrows in drunken nights at bars.
With new heartaches around every corner, can Janna and Shelby stay true to their friendship and their dream of lasting freedom?
Daring Dreamer is the first book in the Inspiration in Cologne series of women’s fiction novels. If you like brave women, picturesque settings, and second chance romance, then you’ll love Deborah King’s empowering saga.
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The overwhelming theme of this novel is the power of friendship. The trails and tribulations of two friends who bonded over similar life experiences. Who leave their past lives in Kansas City to restart and build a new life in a new small town in the US Midwest.

Those who love cosy sagas based in small towns will enjoy the community spirit of Cologne and its inhabitants. The author writes a colourful portrayal of the places and people who live there and it isn't difficult to imagine how such a place would be. The plot-lines are realistic and not all are happy ones as the author explores the realities faced by many families with elderly relatives. However, there's a happy ending so all's well that ends well and I anticipate we'll see the protagonists in future books in this series.

The writing style took some getting used to due to how the author set up the narrative. In parts, it's told from two points of view which occasionally changes mid-chapter. For my own personal preference, I'd have liked there to be stronger plotlines and less descriptive scene setting to keep the narrative flowing. However, I know many readers like the little details I prefer to skim over.

To sum up, Daring Dreamer is a delightful, quick read and the first instalment in the Inspiration in Cologne series.

***Review copy received courtesy of the publisher via Rachel's Random Resources***

Deborah King is a spirited woman who was inspired to pursue her dreams due to her mother’s death from early onset Alzheimer’s disease. She has the unique ability to read people and tackle life’s hardships.
Deborah is a distinctive new voice in inspirational, romantic women’s fiction. After raising two children, working with a not-for-profit wildlife rescue organization, and reading too many books to count, she retired from her personal training and weight management business to follow her dream of writing.
She is extremely grateful for having the opportunity to work with many different people sharing and teaching what inspires her, which you’ll catch glimpses of in her books.
Deborah’s lived in several diverse areas in her city as well as three years in a rural setting. She lives in Missouri with her supportive husband, two rescue cats, who believe they’re dogs, her mini fitness store, and her eclectic collection of books.
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