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Somewhere to Dream by Genevieve Graham

Sunday, October 13, 2013
Synopsis: From Genevieve Graham, author of Sound of the Heart, comes the tale of two strangers living with the Cherokee—one with a warrior’s heart; the other with deadly dreams…

The Cherokee call her Shadow Girl. A white woman adopted by Indians, Adelaide is haunted by the dark dreams she hides—of her murdered family, of the men she fears, and most of all, of the ones that foretell the future. After her visions cause her to make a terrible mistake, she renounces her power and buries her dreams deep in her soul.

Until Jesse Black is captured by the tribe. His life is spared because the Cherokee believe his warrior spirit belongs to their fallen brother. Though he hates all Indians, Adelaide illuminates their way of life for him, just as he shines light into her shadowed heart. But when her dreams return, Jesse must help her face them…or die trying…


Review: Graham does a wonderful job weaving fiction into a very realistic and historical world with The Cherokee. I was extremely grateful that the author set up the background to Adelaide's story, especially for those of us who are new to the series.

Adelaide was a character that it took a bit for me to grow used to. She's extremely reserved because of her past, but I found that she had a strength even in her quietness. I really enjoyed reading her love story with Jesse Black and watching both of them overcome their prejudice, especially Jesse.

I think what's unique about this story is the almost paranormal element of Adelaide's power to see the future. I found this addition to the story refreshing and I think it helped make the drama in the story that much more effective. It's also an obstacle and gift that Adelaide learns to deal with, overcome, and eventually harness.

Overall, I think Graham does a beautiful job with this well- thoughout story. The writing was clear and filled with wonderful imagery. I found it funny that Jesse compared Adelaide to a green mare. Although he has a roughness about him it was fun watching him fall in love with Adelaide.

For those interested, I have not previously read the first two novels in this series, but Somewhere to Dream is fine to read as a stand-a-lone. I am definitely interested in reading the other two stories in this series, especially Maggies'.

I highly recommend this to lovers of Historical Fiction.

Rating: 4/5 DIAMONDS

Reviewed by: Vanessa
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