Monday, 29 April 2019

#BlogTour Daring Dreamer by Deborah King


Today it's my turn on the BlogTour Daring Dreamer by Deborah King. It's romance, and yet at the same time it's about finding inner peace.

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About the Author
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.

For all the latest information, excerpts from her upcoming books, general fun, or to chat, follow Deborah on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DeborahKingAuthor.

She loves to hear from her fans. To follow Deborah’s social media links, reviews of her women’s fiction books, her blog, and to sign up for her monthly updates, visit her at https://deborahkingbooks.com.

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Buy Daring Dreamer


About the book
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.

Review
My bad, I thought it was a completely different Cologne.
Jenna and her best friend Shelby are taking a big chance by uprooting their lives and starting new ones in the hopes of a clean slate. Not that they have anything to be greatly ashamed or worried about, but then sometimes the opinions and perceptions of others have too much influence on our lives.

From the very beginning Janna establishes a difference between herself and Shelby. One gets the feeling that she feels the partying habits of her friends are far beyond the maturity level of her own life. A life she has changed to the better, perhaps in a way to help herself feel better about the things she feels guilty about.

The story follows the women as they attempt to step into the arena of love and relationships, whilst trying to maintain their friendship along the way, despite the differences in the way they approach life.

I wasn't overly keen on the first person narrative by multiple characters, perhaps because it didn't flow as well, and the mid-chapter changes, although clearly identified made it a little confusing as to who the I was at times. As I said, it interrupted the flow of the read for me.

It's romance, and yet at the same time it's about finding inner peace. We often carry so much weighty guilt around with us that it is difficult to reconnect and open up to new relationships. It's very Hallmark meets emotional turmoil. I think King has some good ideas, which given a little more honing of her craft could be executed more smoothly.

Buy Daring Dreamer (Inspiration in Cologne #1) at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Buy at Amazon com.

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