Thursday, May 5, 2011

Where Dreams Are Born by Joyce DeBacco

Jack Hazlett has been working at home as much as he can since his wife died, but every now and then he has to show up at the office. 

Victoria "Vicky" Lowell arrived on Hazlett's doorstep with the intention of buying the men's bicycle he had advertised for her young son.   She didn't anticipate him leaving her with his children all day without a how-do-you-do.

Vicky is excited about her new job.  She's currently in an abusive relationship and relishes the opportunity the money will make for her and little Tommy. But when Hank turns his abuse on Tommy, Vicky has had enough.  She turns to Jack and he allows the two to move in with him and his three little girls. 

Although Vicky and Jack have no desire for a relationship, the working nanny and employer scene seem to suit them just fine, they still begin to have feelings for one another.  The sense of family grows, but when Tommy's dad arrives wanting partial custody, Jack knows he needs to do something.  He offers Vicky the haven of a marriage in name only.  The girls will have a mother, Tommy will have a father, they will both continue with their lives.  But Jack and Vicky cannot hide their true feelings for one another indefinitely, and eventually, hopefully, Jack will learn to smile and Vicky will learn to look him in the eyes.

Where Dreams Are Born is a captivating, heart-wrenching story of love, loss and hope.  The characters are realistic, the plot tight and compelling.  A winning story of coming to terms that loving someone requires a leap of faith sometimes and that dreams can come true, even from the least expected places.  A stellar read!

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