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Series: Inspiration in Cologne #1
Title: Daring Dreamer
Author: Deborah King
Published: February 2019
If you love small, close knit communities as the settings for a series of stories, I recommend you read this heartwarming story.
Janna and Shelby are friends who have both had traumatic experiences in the past that have left them ready to move from the big city life to start afresh in a small town. Janna has found them jobs as co-managers of a grocery store in Cologne and this story introduces the town, the characters and sets the scene for future stories in the series. Their past experiences have markedly different impacts on the two women, Janna seeks a peaceful home life whilst Shelby parties to forget . . . . Needless to say, everything doesn’t go smoothly, both main characters have their own flaws which just go to make them more believable, there’s some resentment of the two ladies in their new roles and a potential romance if only Jenna will put aside her fears and give Richard a chance!
This is an endearing story of second chances, friendships, learning to trust and love again with great characters I look forward to learning more about in future stories in the series.
I requested and was given a copy of this book. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
Daring Dreamer, Book One of the Liberation in Cologne series will convince you that when you acknowledge and defeat your fears anything is possible.
Janna, a driven woman who’s fiercely loyal to her friends, is haunted by devastating losses in her younger years. Now in her early-thirties, she desires a place to call home and a simple yet fulfilling life.
After months of driving around rural areas in Missouri, Janna discovers a sense of serenity in the quaint, picturesque town of Cologne. She persuades her best friend, Shelby, to follow her and embark on the next chapter of their lives, becoming co-managers at the new fresh-market grocery store, a stepping stone to reaching their true dream of being their own bosses.
But all their plans may be derailed …
Richard, the sexy architect and construction manager, captures Janna’s heart and attention. But he also sees all her vulnerabilities. Will Janna be able to preserve his love and patience as she attempts to break free of her lingering grief and guilt?
Meanwhile, Shelby, stuck in party mode and living in Janna’s shadow, has a few internal conflicts of her own to battle. Will Shelby’s search for love and the turmoil of her own mental paralysis delay her and Janna’s dream?
Peel back the veil you present to the world with the Daring Dreamer. Question if you would be able to defeat your fears … if it meant pursuing your dreams.
Many thanks to Faye Rogers for providing me with a copy of this book and organising this tour.