September 24, 2013

Book Review: In Her Dreams by Katherine Givens

The Deal: Evangeline Vernon is almost 24 and practically a spinster... she's also incredibly beautiful and about to snag a proposal from the Duke of Manchester, too bad she's not thrilled about it, like, at all. 

For vivacious Evangeline, Manchester is too dry and too serious and the two of them have nothing in common; but her mother desires the match more than anything else, and no one gets in between Evangeline's mother and her plans. Instead, Evangeline muddles through the courtship while taking refuge in her dreams, where the man she's in love with visits her every time... too bad she has never actually met him and isn't even sure he exists.

On the other hand, Evangeline's younger sister Angela despairs in her sister's shadow. Pretty but not as much as Evangeline, Angela is used to being second best and is honor bound and dutiful enough that she won't interfere with her mother's plans, even if her heart breaks at the thought of them an she loves marrying her sister. 

My Thoughts: In Her Dreams is a novella that in a few short chapters tells the story of these two very different sisters... and I quite liked it. 

Angela and Evangeline were so different but under neath it all, they like and love each other, and when they finally realize that the only way to go against their mother is together, they even strike an alliance for each other's happiness. 

I liked Manchester and the man in Evangeline's dreams, they were both very nice, though I would have liked more page time with them to get to know them better. 

The girl's mother was horrendous, though, she set my teeth on edge, but she was fun to hate. 

All in all, In Her Dreams was a very enjoyable read. Sure, it had its issues - I would have liked to see a full fledged, more developed version of the story, for example; and the formatting for kindle was pretty bad - but that didn't take away from the fun. In Her Dreams comes out Oct 1st. 

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