ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Shown in her contemporary romances and women’s fiction, a hallmark of Lauraine’s style is writing about real issues of forgiveness, loss, domestic violence, and cancer within a compelling story. Her work has been translated into Norwegian, Danish, and German, and she has won the Silver Angel Award for An Untamed Land and a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart for Song of Laughter.
As a most sought after speaker, Lauraine encourages others to find their gifts and live their lives with humor and joy. Her readers clamor for more books more often, and Lauraine would like to comply ... if only her paintbrushes and easel didn’t call quite so loudly.
Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons, and live in the Tehachapi Mountains with a cockatiel named Bidley, and a watchdog Basset named Winston. They love to travel, most especially in their forty-foot motor coach, which they affectionately deem “a work in progress”.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Now Addy has discovered that "Uncle" Jason, the show's manager, has driven the show into debt, and he's absconded with what little money was left. Devastated, Addy decides to try to find the hidden valley where here father had dreamed of putting down roots. She has only one clue. She needs to find three huge stones that look like fingers raised in a giant hand. With Chief, a Sioux Indian who's been with the show for twenty years, and Micah, the head wrangler, she leaves both the show and a bundle of heartache behind and begins a wild and daring adventure.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Valley of Dreams, go HERE.
MY THOUGHTSThis book had a different twist to it which was refreshing. I felt rather sorry for Addy, traveling with two men who were limited conversationalists at best, poor girl. As Addy travels she finds some hidden treasures in their traveling wagon which lead her to discoveries and even though I had an inkling of what was going to happen once Addy reached her valley it didn't keep me from enjoying the book. Instead, it made me want the travelers to oil their wheels and get going!
This is an easy, lazy day, curl up with a blanket by the fire read placed in good old South Dakota which we don't read too much about!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from CFBA