Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tracie Peterson: In Dreams Forgotten

By Kelly Bridgewater

Judith Gladstone came to San Francisco after her parents died to find her last living relative, an aunt she has never met. Instead she has fallen head over heels in love with Caleb Coulter, her friend's brother. Caleb has promised to help Judith find her aunt, but she can tell he thinks of her only as a friend, and she struggles to hide her feelings.

When Caleb traces Judith's aunt to the wealthy Whitley family, Judith is reunited with her long-lost relatives. The truths she learns about her past and her parents are shocking and overwhelming, however, and the more she gets to know her new family, the more danger she uncovers. Someone does not want Judith in the picture, and they will do whatever it takes to get rid of her.

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My Thoughts:

In Dreams Forgotten by Tracie Peterson is predictable historical romance with a couple of twists and turns thrown in for good measure. I haven't read a lot of Peterson, but I do enjoy a good historical romance in the early twentieth century, so I have picked up and enjoyed this series.

My favorite part of the novel is the setting. It is nice to return to familiar characters from In Places Hidden and roam around San Francisco around the turn of the century. Peterson doesn't just allow her past characters to make one appearance to catch us up on their lives, she actually allows them to roam the pages of the story, being an important part of the novel. I loved how Peterson draws my attention to the setting with the beautiful Whitley house and grounds.

It was nice getting to know more on the background of Judith and watch her interact with her new family and see her emotions blossom for Caleb. Even Caleb starts to feel emotions for Judith. He worries about her while she is hanging out with her new family. He makes up ideas to visit her and see how she is doing. Judith can't stop thinking of Caleb and how she wants to marry for love, not an arranged marriage like her cousin, Victoria.

The plot moved pretty quickly. There is a twist with Judith's new family, and I pretty much picked out the person as soon as he entered on the page. He just didn't seem right to me. Peterson proved me right. As for the plot, it held my attention and had enough drama to keep me turning the pages.

Overall, In Dreams Forgotten by Tracie Peterson, the setting is my favorite part of the novel. I really enjoy stories which feature reoccurring characters, and the twists of the plot kept me flipping through the novel in a rapid fashion.

Tracie Peterson
From Amazon
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

About the Author:

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than one hundred books. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.

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