by Deborah King
Two best friends. Two fresh starts. Will old regrets sabotage their second chance?
Janna’s heart is heavy with grief and broken by betrayal. But as she leaves the big city for a quaint midwestern town, the future feels less frightening with her best friend, Shelby, by her side. After landing a job in the local fresh market and the attentions of a handsome architect, she may yet learn to heal old scars…
Shelby loves the position Janna secured for her and the new sense of community, but wishes small-town life wasn’t so lonely. After packing up all she could salvage from her painful past, she endures more than her fair share of bumps on the winding road to recovery. Afraid her heart may be too damaged for real love, she drowns her sorrows in drunken nights at bars.
With new heartaches around every corner, can Janna and Shelby stay true to their friendship and their dream of lasting freedom?
Daring Dreamer is the first book in the Inspiration in Cologne series of women’s fiction novels. If you like brave women, picturesque settings, and second chance romance, then you’ll love Deborah King’s empowering saga.
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Beautiful story about friendship, realizing your dreams, and a second chance at romance!
Janna and Shelby were best friends who decided to move from a bigger city to a smaller town to pursue their shared dream. Even though this is about the friendship between these two women, it is told from Janna’s POV and later in her love interest, Richard’s, POV. However, I did learn a lot about Shelby from Janna. Both women are complicated and have their issues, Shelby turns to alcohol, and Janna has a problem with her temper. Yet, that makes them very relatable.
Richard is also new to town, and the ladies find him quite mysterious and handsome. However, he only has eyes for Janna. What makes him so likeable is his patience, and he takes his time getting to know Janna and earning her trust.
This was a great story. It is told in both Janna and Richard’s POV throughout the chapters, not alternating chapters which I liked. I felt like the story wasn’t being repeated but told as it happened in each of their voices. The setting was beautiful as well. I also loved the quotes at the beginning of the book. They definitely tell you exactly what the book is about.
Deborah King is a spirited woman who was inspired to pursue her dreams due to her mother’s death from early onset Alzheimer’s disease. She has the unique ability to read people and tackle life’s hardships.
Deborah is a distinctive new voice in inspirational, romantic women’s fiction. After raising two children, working with a not-for-profit wildlife rescue organization, and reading too many books to count, she retired from her personal training and weight management business to follow her dream of writing.
She is extremely grateful for having the opportunity to work with many different people sharing and teaching what inspires her, which you’ll catch glimpses of in her books.
Deborah’s lived in several diverse areas in her city as well as three years in a rural setting. She lives in Missouri with her supportive husband, two rescue cats, who believe they’re dogs, her mini fitness store, and her eclectic collection of books.
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