Picutre and synopsis from Amazon.com
From The New York Times bestselling author comes a poignant, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting novel about an unlikely path to motherhood, and of two lost souls healing each other
1950 Tennessee, a time and place that straddles the past and present. Ivorie Walker is considered an old maid by the town (though she’s only in her early thirties) and she takes that label with good humor and a grain of salt. Ever since her parents passed away, she has hidden her loneliness behind a fierce independence and a claim of not needing anyone. But her mother’s death hit her harder than anyone suspects and Ivorie wonders if she will be alone forever.
When she realizes that someone has been stealing vegetables from her garden—a feral, dirty-faced boy who disappears into the hills—something about him haunts Ivorie. She can’t imagine what would make him desperate enough to steal and eat from her garden. But what she truly can’t imagine is what the boy faces, each day and night, in the filthy lean-to hut miles up in the hills. Who is he? How did he come to live in the hills? Where did he come from? And, more importantly, can she save him? As Ivorie steps out of her comfort zone to uncover the answers, she unleashes a firestorm in the town—a community that would rather let secrets stay secret. The Good Dream is Donna VanLiere is at her absolute best.
Wow, that is about all I can say. This book was excellent. Donna VanLiere at her best. This book will break your heart and make you smile at the same time. Ivorie is a woman to be admired. She does what most people would not do. And she doesn't think twice about it. The relationship she forges with Peter is so sweet. I know this book will stay with me for a long time to come. Thank you Donna VanLiere, the world needs more books like this.
Donna VanLiere is a USA Today and New York Times Best-selling author. She is the author of the other amazing stories Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Blessing, which have been made into movies. Donna lives in Franklin, TN with her husband and three children.