Friday, May 24, 2013

Sweet Dreams-Carla Stewart

Sweet Dreams

Carla Stewart

Faith Words, May 14 2013, $14.99

ISBN: 9781455504275

In 1962, cousins Dusty and Paisley are best friends though they live different lifestyles. Dusty is the daughter of a Texas oil millionaire who has given her roots and all the material things she desires, but she envies her BFF’s freedom as she wants to make meaningful choices. Paisley has the freedom of the road having spent her years traveling with her roaming mom; but envies her cousin-friend’s permanent home as she wants real roots.

Dusty wants to go to college, but her dad insists she go to Miss Fontaine’s Finishing School. To appease his daughter, he sends Paisley to attend too. As the buddies adapt to the school, they have each other until Jack enters their lives followed by a trauma that shakes the cousins.

Sweet Dreams is an enjoyable historical drama that brings to life Texas in the early 1960s through a diverse but solid cast. With its “grass is always greener on the other side” premise, readers will enjoy this leisurely-paced tale.

Harriet Klausner

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