Monday, January 20

*** Review *** ONLY IN DREAMS by Wendy Owens

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Title:   Only in Dreams
Author:  Wendy Owens
Genre:   Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: December 10, 2013
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Synopsis 


*This book contains mature situations as well as some mature language. 

Paige Parker thinks she has everything figured out. Even though her heart is broken, she manages to find love again, and she's sure this time it's for keeps.

Between planning her wedding and working on garments for her upcoming debut fashion show, Paige is overwhelmed. When her fiancé, Henry, suggests a couple months away from the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple to focus, she is thrilled to use the opportunity to reconnect with her best friend, Emmie.

Paige heads to Texas, ready to spend some quality time with Emmie and her baby girl, Olivia. When she arrives, she is shocked to find herself face-to-face with Christian Bennett, the man who broke her heart.

She finds herself confused. Is she truly over her first love? Is she making a mistake marrying Henry? Paige follows her heart, but this may be the most painful decision she ever makes. It leaves her wondering if true love is possible ONLY IN DREAMS.

My Review


This is a poignant love story of one woman and the two men she loves.  I am warning you ahead of time, you will be in tears reading this book and it will stay with you for a long time.

This is Paige's journey to understanding love, commitment, loyalty, and most of all, the redeeming quality of the truest form of compassion.

As the story begins, Paige is walking away from her childhood friend and first love, Christian.  She has tried to stay with him but his downfall into alcoholism is driving her away.

She is lucky to find love again in Henry.  Their wedding plans are set and everything appears to be going well.
Circumstances brings the three of them (Christian, Paige and Henry) into an impossible lover's triangle and here is where the story gets better.  NO SPOILERS HERE!

Paige's journey will touch your heart and mind.  In the end you will walk away with a new appreciation for life and the joy of living because of this well written novel.



  5 Stars 
Reviewed by Gloria Herrera



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About the Author

Wendy Owens was born in the small college town, Oxford Ohio. After attending Miami University, Wendy went onto a career in the visual arts. After several years of creating and selling her own artwork she gave her first love, writing, a try. Her first novel flowed from her in only two weeks time (then the real work started with four months of editing). That moment was when she knew she had found her calling. Wendy now happily spends her days writing the stories her characters guide her to tell, admitting even she doesn't always know where that might lead. Her first series, The Guardians, will be concluded with the fourth and final book in 2013.

When she's not writing, this dog lover can be found spending time with her tech geek husband, their three amazing kids, and two pups. She loves to cook and is a film fanatic.




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