Saturday, February 10, 2018

What Dreams May Come by Alana Terry

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About the Book

Title: What Dreams May Come
Author: Alana Terry
Genre: Christian Romance
Release Date: October 24, 2017
She’s got her heart set on becoming a missionary. He’s determined to recruit her for the job.
But is it possible to fall in love with someone you’ve never even met?
Susannah’s convinced that God has called her to the mission field. That’s why she’s serving him with single-minded focus in Orchard Grove, waiting for the day when she can leave her small town to take the gospel to the nations.
Is falling in love with her missionary recruiter part of God’s plan for her life or a distraction from the real goal?
Scott loves his life. Traveling the globe, offering spiritual support to missionaries around the world offers enough excitement that the loneliness hardly ever gets to him …
Until he receives an application from a young girl with a heart for the mission field as large as his own, a young girl he finds himself falling for even before they get the chance to meet face-to-face.
Unfortunately, a promise Susannah made to her family may tear her and Scott even farther apart than the miles that separate them.
Book one in an inspirational sweet romance series by award-winning Christian author Alana Terry, who has won awards from Women of Faith, The Book Club Network, Grace Awards, and several others, What Dreams May Come is based off of the author’s own experiences falling in love with (and eventually marrying) her missionary recruiter.
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My Review:

I hadn't read this author before, even though I'd seen some of Alana Terry's books here and there. This is a clean romance that was also an interesting read. It has plenty of realism and gentleness. It has the feeling of real life being altered to become a solid work of fiction. It can be a bit slow at times, but I still didn't want to put it down. I love books with more than one point of view, which this book has. I tend to like how that adds depth to the story. 

My only aggravation is that Susannah was depressed and it was touched on, and then it felt passed on over. I did like the premise. So often we do have goals, dreams, passions, things deeply rooted and dear to us, and it's often the case that everything seems to delay or fight to keep us from that very thing we seek to obtain. I had to have missed something because later I found out who's love story this is based on, and it made it all the richer for the reason. God is woven into the story in ways that are easy and real to me. 

Five Stars

About the Author

alana terryAlana is a pastor’s wife, homeschooling mom, self-diagnosed chicken lady, and Christian suspense author. Her novels have won awards from Women of Faith, Book Club Network, Grace Awards, Readers’ Favorite, and more. Alana’s passion for social justice, human rights, and religious freedom shines through her writing, and her books are known for raising tough questions without preaching. She and her family live in rural Alaska where the northern lights in the winter and midnightsun in the summer make hauling water, surviving the annual mosquito apocalypse, and cleaning goat stalls in negative forty degrees worth every second.

Guest Post from Alana Terry

The cat’s out of the bag! Back in 2016, I wrote What Dreams May Come, a novel that was based on the way my husband and I fell in love … fourteen months before we ever met! It wasn’t until just before Christmas that I told Scott the romance novel I’d been writing was actually our true-to-life love story, and he was even more surprised than I hoped he’d be! Watch the video to see his reaction.

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deana dick said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the book. I enjoyed reading your review.

Alana Terry said...

Thank you so much for your honest review. I'm glad you enjoyed the first book in my romance series.