4/29/2011

The Dawn of a Dream


At Home in Beldon Grove
Book 3
Ann Shorey
2011
Revell
Fiction/Historical

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Luellen O'Connell is stunned, betrayed and devastated when she finds out that her husband was not the wonderful loving man she thought she had married.  Instead she discovers, much to her dismay, that he is a scoundrel, willing to commit bigamy, just to bed her.  Left alone she decides that she will pursue her dream of a higher education.  That she will go Normal School and train to be a teacher.  She will learn how to be a school teacher and give children the best education possible.  Discovering just a few weeks after she enters school, that she is with child,  Lulie as her family calls her pushes herself to finish school.  She knows she now has a child to care for and knows she needs this education. 
I absolutely loved this book, set in in the late 1850's you just know that the struggle that Luellen faced was more than just trying to educate herself.  The judgemental opinions of others did not cause her to stray from her goals.  I cried with her during her struggles and rejoiced as she finished her schooling, and was glad to see her allow love into her life.  A wonderfully written book, a must have for any home library.  340 pages US $14.99 5 stars
This book was provided for review purposes by Revell Books, no payment was received for this review.  
Available April 2011 from your favorite seller of Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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