We all have dreams. Often there are things keeping us from reaching them. Sometimes it’s a lack of time or money. Then there are dreams derailed by fear.
In her book Summer Dreams, author Joan Deppa introduces us to April Phillips, a sixth-grade teacher who loves children. But she feels she should never marry because of her family’s history of divorce. So instead of concentrating on relationship dreams, she pursues her dream to learn to kayak and buy an older house she can make into the home of her dreams. Aaron Matthews, however, has dreams too. And they include marrying April and having a family of their own. But first he needs to help her realize that God can break her chains of fear and give her a love that paddles through the storms and difficulties of life and thrives. Whose dreams will be realized? Can they both win?
Summer Dreams, the second book in Joan’s Seasons of Love series, is a fun, well-paced story. You will journey alongside young adults looking to build meaningful relationships and seek God’s will in their lives. April’s professional goals and relationship struggles and triumphs are familiar ones, as are all the characters’ personalities and flaws. You’ll finish the book feeling you have spent time with a group of good friends.