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Stormi's Review: Out of a Dream (Sandy Cove #1) by Rosemary Hines


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Publisher: Self-Published

Released: April 7, 2014

Genre: Christian Contemporary

Length: 332 pages

Format: eBook, Paperback, Hardcover

Buy Links: Amazon | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis

Michelle Baron should be reveling in her new life in Sandy Cove, Oregon. From the outside, it all looks idyllic. A newlywed settling into a quaint coastal town, her husband establishing himself as a junior partner in a law firm—what more could she want? But a series of disturbing nightmares haunts Michelle. Her quest to understand these dreams leads her to the New World bookstore, where she begins a spiritual journey that will challenge her Christian heritage as well as her marriage. Captivating characters, suspenseful story lines, and thought-provoking themes—bestselling author, Rosemary Hines crafts gripping and at times poignant tales of the challenges Christians face in contemporary culture. Known for her realistic portrayal of life and her sensitivity in tackling tough topics, her novels examine the prevalence of New Age beliefs and practices in today's world, the tragedy of suicide that touches families of all walks of life, the broken system of foster care, the need for dedicated teachers to reach out to troubled students, and the heartache of infertility as well as unwanted pregnancies and abortions. Never preachy but always leading the reader to a message of hope and redemption, Rosemary is a committed follower of Christ. The novels of the Sandy Cove series—Out of a Dream, Through the Tears, and Into Magnolia convey profound Christian messages that touch hearts of believers and non-believers alike. Refreshingly honest and true to life, the characters resonate with readers and become their friends, and the story lines transition seamlessly from one novel to the next.

Five Boundless Stars

So I'm a reader and that being said I have 10 different emails coming to me daily for free E-books. In one of these emails I saw the link for the 2nd book in the Sandy Cove Series. Of course I was interested, I wanted to read book 1 first so I found it and got it. Honestly, this is a very serious book. It's about a family with a father who is facing hard choices at work and a daughter facing a spiritual unknown and marriage issues. After some serious issues, the family comes together and helps each other both spiritually and mentally. This book really opened my eyes to all the things we face in a spiritual world. There are so many different religions and beliefs out there that at times it can be hard to know the truth, and what's real. I don't think I know anyone who has all the answers. It's all about a person's perception of what they, personally, believe. This book deals with suicide. This is a difficult subject and is one that is always bringing up the question of right or wrong. I really think this book had a great message for those both spiritual and those who are not. By the end I had chills and was in tears. I guess that means this book spoke to me. I'm sure it will speak to others too. I will definitely be reading book 2 and will be suggesting this book to others. Great read!!!


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