Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Book of Someday by Dianne Dixon

Three women. One stranger in a shimmering silver dress. Whatever binds them together has already destroyed one life. It just might consume them all.

Someday, Livvi Gray will break free from her past. Someday, she will escape her recurring nightmare about that stranger in a shimmering silver dress. Someday, she will have a family of her own. Now she's found Andrew, and someday seems to be right around the corner. But there's so much Livvi doesn't know.

Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, she will come face-to-face with the stranger from her dream-an encounter that will alter Livvi's future and crack open everything she knew about her past. Livvi is swiftly moving toward the ultimate turning point in her life-and she's not the only one. Linked by an unforgettable mystery, photographer Micah and young mother AnnaLee are also being rapidly drawn into a web of devastating secrets about the unexpected ways in which we choose to protect-and betray-the people we love.

As soon as I received this book and looked at the front cover I could not wait to start reading it. Upon reading the Prologue and the first twenty-five pages I was immediately drawn into the story. The characters were fairly different from each other, but overall they had quite a bit in common as well. I love how Dianne Dixon was able to pull me into the lives of the characters in her story. I liked all the women in The Book of Someday; I felt like I could identify with each of them, but in rather different ways.

I liked AnnaLee because she too is a wife and mother, but I didn’t have the same upbringing as this character so I didn’t connect with her as well as the other two women, but I could feel her sadness of not being “someone’s child” again and of being uncertain about things in her life. I really liked Livvi for her naiveté and stubbornness; I hear many people in my family tell me that I am both naïve and stubborn. I think I connected more with Livvi than Micah and AnnaLee. Therefore Livvi became my favorite character in the novel. I like Micah because she is confidant and very beautiful, but I found her a little annoying because she seemed to get irritated easy and she was pretty outspoken.

 I think the author did a wonderful job of labeling each chapter with the character’s name and the place and date of that particular moment for each main character. I love how she (Dianne Dixon) wrote about each main woman and where they were at certain times in their lives and then how everything comes together for each of them and how each woman deals with their own issues both from the past and the present.

I really enjoyed this story and I plan to keep this book for a long time; this is one of those books that I will re-read at some point in the future. I think many women would appreciate a book like this!  If you are looking for a smooth read and a wonderful author then I recommend this book to you! I can’t wait to read some more of Dianne Dixon’s books. I give her and this book an “A-.”

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Tiffany 

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