Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dreams That Won’t Let Go by Stacy Hawkins Adams (an Essence bestselling author)the final book in her popular Jubilant Soul series: Dreams That Won’t Let Go is Book three. The story features the Burns family, made popular in the previous books in the Jubilant Soul series, and introduces brother Reuben who moves home after years of separation. The Burns family experience heartaches, face life-changing choices and learn how far faith can carry them through it all.

In Dreams That Won’t Let Go, everything seems to be going along perfectly for Indigo Burns: Her wedding preparations to the man of her dreams are under way and her career as a photographer is a success. Even her family seems to be doing better than ever—all except her brother Reuben who no one has seen in years. But that's about to change, because Reuben has decided to move back home to Jubilant, bringing with him all his unspoken secrets and upsetting all of Indigo’s best-laid plans.

As the family struggles to deal with the pain of the past and find healing, Dreams That Won’t Let Go illustrates that despite what has happened in our lives, there is always a second chance where love conquers all.

Stacy Hawkins Adams is a writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the author of several novels, including the Essence bestseller The Someday List and Worth a Thousand Words. All of Stacy's novels have been bestsellers in Black Expressions Book Club.

Received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.

A strong reason to read this book is to read strong female characters and careers to match. One hesistation, I have about the book is about marrying a spouse who is struggling with their faith and where the story talks about not being unequally yoked. I suggest further thought and study until you understand the deeper issues involved. It will give you a place to study and see this in a fuller context then the novel allows you to do. One point that encourages my own faith is realizing the Lord has other people out there working on the same problems when we are thinking we have to fix these ourselves. A gentle reminder God sees and knows far more and has been working on what we think is hopeless for along time, and holds the solution in His hand, if we will open our hearts and see.

This is a story of grandparents raising grandchildren. The parents died in an auto accident when children were young. The love masked by the hurt of loss and hidden from one another until an unhealthy silence causes nightmares. The book shows how to be honest about the pain of a promise not kept.

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