Monday, 12 February 2018

What Dreams May Come by Alana Terry Blog Tour & Giveaway

What Dreams May Come FB banner copy


Series: A Sweet Dreams Romance # 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Firstfruits Publishing
Released: Oct. 24, 2017
200 pages
About the Book:
 
She's got her heart set on becoming a missionary. He's determined to recruit her for the job. But is it possible to fall in love with someone you’ve never even met?
 
Susannah’s convinced that God has called her to the mission field. That’s why she’s serving him with single-minded focus in Orchard Grove, waiting for the day when she can leave her small town to take the gospel to the nations.
 
Is falling in love with her missionary recruiter part of God’s plan for her life or a distraction from the real goal?
 
Scott loves his life. Traveling the globe, offering spiritual support to missionaries around the world offers enough excitement that the loneliness hardly ever gets to him …
 
Until he receives an application from a young girl with a heart for the mission field as large as his own, a young girl he finds himself falling for even before they get the chance to meet face-to-face.
 
Unfortunately, a promise Susannah made to her family may tear her and Scott even farther apart than the miles that separate them.
 
Book one in an inspirational sweet romance series by award-winning Christian author Alana Terry, who has won awards from Women of Faith, The Book Club Network, Grace Awards, and several others, What Dreams May Come is based off of the author’s own experiences falling in love with (and eventually marrying) her missionary recruiter.
 

My Rating & Thoughts:    🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟    (4 stars)

I became interested in this story when I found out it was based on the author’s own love story. I felt so lost at the beginning though, both main characters kept referring to an incident that happened four months ago that made a huge impact on their future, but we don’t find out what happened until much further in. However the pain of the characters was so raw that I really felt for them and wanted things to look brighter. Even though Susannah is struggling to understand God’s plan for her life, she does not turn away from him instead continues to trust him and seeks to find contentment. I especially enjoyed how that the story was told through a mix of first person and letters. It interesting that the two mains never meet face to face until the end. I loved that the message that there are many ways you can minister within your community and not everyone has to go to the mission field to share about God. This was a mix of a heart-wrenching story and a hopeful story. I do wish it hadn’t ended when it did and that readers were given a bit more of a look into the future.
 
What Dreams May Come Quotes
(I received a copy of this book from CelebrateLit; opinions expressed
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)


Guest Post from Alana Terry:
 
The cat’s out of the bag! Back in 2016, I wrote What Dreams May Come, a novel that was based on the way my husband and I fell in love … fourteen months before we ever met! It wasn’t until just before Christmas that I told Scott the romance novel I’d been writing was actually our true-to-life love story, and he was even more surprised than I hoped he’d be! Watch the video to see his reaction.
 

Alana Terry Bio

 
Tour Schedule:
 
February 14: Mommynificent / Texas Book-aholic
February 15: Mary Hake / Remembrancy
February 16: proud to be an autism mom / Avid Reader Book Reviews
February 17: A Greater Yes / Debbie's Dusty Deliberations
February 18: Janices book reviews / Jeanette's Thoughts
February 19: Carpe Diem / margaret kazmierczak
February 20: Simple Harvest Reads / Pursuing Stacie
February 21: God is Love / Joy of Reading
 
Giveaway:
 
To celebrate her tour, Alana is giving away a $50 CBD Gift Card
 
 
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Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for your review on "What Dreams May Come" by Alana Terry and being part of the book tour!

    This book is on my TBR list and I'd love the chance to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  2. This is such a sweet and lovely book cover. Thanks 4 sharing the blog post.

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  3. Thank you so much for your honest review. I'm glad you enjoyed the book. The rest of the series will give you a glimpse into what the future holds for Scott and Susannah.

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