The Dream You Make by Christine Nolfi
Will love prevail?
EACH DAY Annie McDaniel’s dream of a brighter future slips further away.
After her nephew’s world is destroyed in a burst of gunfire, Annie receives temporary custody of five-year-old Dillon. Now the greenhouse she managed with her late father isn’t bringing in enough money. If she doesn’t get her financial house in order, a judge will allow a couple in Baltimore to adopt Dillon—and remove him from her life forever.
Desperate, she takes on a second job at Rowe Marketing. The instant attraction she shares with Michael Rowe is a circumstance Annie can’t risk. But should she walk away from a love sure to last a lifetime?
Fresh, heartwarming and inspiring, The Dream You Make reveals that hope always carries the promise of new beginnings.
Review by Obsession Is A Book:
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
When I first got this book I expected a boy meets girl, they fall in love, they have issues, issues are resolved and they all live happily ever after. In part yes this is what the book delivers, however, the issues presented in the book are heart wrenching.
This is a story of a woman who has had a life of hard knocks and keeps going. The latest curve ball is when her estranged older sister is violently murdered leaving behind a 5 year old boy called Dillon.
Dillon hasn’t had an easy start to life and Annie finds it difficult to change from being a single woman struggling to keep her father’s legacy, to becoming a Mum to an emotionally challenged 5 year old. Throw in a very expensive custody battle and Annie has her hands full.
To enable her to help in her fight for custody Annie takes a 2nd job at Rowe Marketing. Enter Michael Rowe. Michael has his own past and his ability to deal with emotional issues leave a lot to be desired.
Although Dillon doesn’t have his own POV in the book, I shed a few tears for him.
Michael and Annie were such frustrating characters, at times I wanted to reach into the book and shake some sense into them.
The book is described as: Fresh, heartwarming and inspiring, The Dream You Make reveals that hope always carries the promise of new beginnings.
I honestly can’t disagree.