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Sweet Dreams by Carla Stewart

Sunday, November 24, 2013

It's 1962, and Dusty Fairchild, daughter of a self-made millionaire and oilman, wants to go to college. Instead she is sent to a private finishing school in East Texas. Although she's never wanted for material possessions, Dusty longs for independence and adventure. The only upside to attending Miss Fontaine's is having her cousin and best childhood friend, Paisley, join her. Paisley has traveled the country with her bohemian mother, but she dreams of putting down roots and living a settled life. At Miss Fontaine's, their loyalty to each other binds them, but when they fall in love with the same handsome young man, their relationship teeters on shaky ground. Only after a tragic accident do they learn where their true hearts-and dreams-lie.

Goodreads Summary

I liked this book because it reminded me of summer and I've had nothing but cold weather lately.  Dusty, the main character, is a wealthy girl with a single dream-to go to college.  Instead of realizing her dream, she has to go to a finishing school with her cousin Paisley.  I thought that this book was applicable to this time because it addresses the problems of tensions between people of different races and backgrounds.  Dusty is super wealthy, but not everyone is so lucky.  I liked seeing how her character handled this.

Dusty was a good character.  Even though she is very wealthy, I didn't think that she was completely hard to relate to.  Paisley's character was probably more mainstream.  I liked her attitude.  The other characters were all different and fascinating in other ways.  Overall, I think adult readers will enjoy this book.

4 Stars

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  1. Susan T. said...:

    This looks like an interesting historical novel. I could use some summer right now too!

  1. Jayana Jain said...:

    I like your review, as I've read the book, I know you have added everything in crux that I thought about the book. Well, way to go!

  1. Sounds like the author did a good job of creating realistic characters and a great read!

  1. Berenice said...:

    Ohhh, I need some warm weather in my life! If this one remind you of Summer than I need to read it too, hehe. Thank you for your review! =)