Thursday, July 2, 2015

Book Review: A Glimpse of the Dream by L.A. Fiore

Book Description:

     Teagan Harper is barely 10 years old when she finds herself orphaned and sent away to live at Raven's Peak, a Gothic estate on the seaside cliffs of Maine. Soon, though her heartbreak and loneliness are tempted by a blossoming friendship with the only other child living at Raven's Peak: Kane Doyle, only two years older than Teagan and abandoned by his mother.  Over the years, the pair grows inseparable.  First they're prankster and confidants, but eventually their feelings change and best friends turn into soulmates.  On the cusp of Teagan's departure for a university in Boston, they share a glimpse into their happily-ever-after and make promises of forever.

     But Teagan and Kane's engagement and dreams of the future are shattered when Teagan returns home to find Kane gone from Raven's Peak - and living with someone new.  Devastated and heartbroken, Teagan cuts ties with her beloved adoptive home and tries to move on with her life.  But years later, when the shocking truth behind Kane's betrayal come to light, Teagan must decide whether to embrace her new life and let go of the past once and for all, or fight for her dream life with the only man she's ever wanted.

AVAILABLE: July 7, 2015

**I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

     A Glimpse of the Dream starts off with a 10 year old Teagan Harper being taken to Raven's Peak after her parent's funeral.  Her first night there she meets Kane Doyle.  From then on we watch (read) their relationship progress from best friends constantly playing pranks on each other to their first kiss when Teagan is 15 and Kane is 17, to becoming engaged right before Teagan leaves Raven's Peak to go to Boston University.  Kane was supposed to join her in Boston, but he said he needed about six months to his live in order before he can move to Boston to be with Teagan.  While busy with school and struggling to keep her grades up, Teagan has less and less time for anything else, Kane included.  So when Teagan "surprises" Kane and finds that he is gone from Raven's Peak to live closer to his new girlfriend.  Teagan is completely HEARTBROKEN and doesn't return to Raven's Peak until she graduates from Boston University.  While back home, she sees Kane for the first time since he broke her heart and learns that he married the girl he left her for.  Again, Teagan leaves Raven's Peak, but this time with no plans to return back.

     Fast-forward another 5 years later, Teagan and her best friend have opened a successful antique shop in Boston, when she gets a call that Mrs. Marks, the woman that took her in and raised her at Raven's Peak has had a heart attack.  Teagan rushes back to Raven's Peak for the first time.  While she is back, Teagan why Kane betrayed her love.  

     I don't want to say anymore to spoil the story...  L.A. Fiore wrote a beautiful story of love and how you have to place your trust in it.

Rating: 5 out of 5