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Reformed Dreamer: Book Review and Blog Tour

About the Book Reformed Dreamer by Deborah King

Synopsis from the back cover:

Reformed Dreamer

She’s wreaked havoc in everyone’s lives. Can she find forgiveness… even from within?

Former drug addict Melinda desperately wants to make amends for years of misguided aggression. Fresh out of rehab and in control of her type of bipolar disorder, she’s grateful to have a secure job and a safe homestead for her long road to recovery. Welcomed by a glorious cliffside sunset and her handsome rancher host, she’s surprised by their instant attraction.

Determined to excel at her work, Melinda does her utmost to display kindness and forges a healthy connection with the horses. And when her dedication warms the heart of the steeds’ drop-dead gorgeous owner, she starts to believe in the possibility of unexpected love and a new future.

Can Melinda truly conquer the demons of her past to find redemption?

Reformed Dreamer is the fourth and final book in the sweet Inspiration in Cologne women’s fiction series. If you like hard-won second chances, surprising romance, and rising above mental health hurdles, then you’ll love Deborah King’s touching story.

My Review

Romance novels are a guilty pleasure for me, and I particularly enjoy books that include animals, especially horses. Reformed Dreamer featured one of my favorite tropes: a second chance romance.

The book is short and packs a lot of story into just a little over two-hundred pages. I enjoyed the way the story kept moving along at a brisk pace, but in the beginning, I felt a little lost. Since I had not read the previous three books in the series, I was unclear about some of the events that had happened before this novel takes place. However, it didn’t take me long to get up to speed and to enjoy a very emotional journey along with the protagonist.

One of my favorite parts of this book were the horses. I wish I could have a horse of my own, but reading about them is the next best thing. It is clear from her writing that the also loves animals.

I appreciated this story because I think it is important to raise awareness regarding issues of mental health. People who struggle with mental health deserve to be represented in literature (I love diverse books), and the protagonist’s goal of creating a new start for herself is admirable. The story is also very romantic.

In the future, I would like to go back and read the other books in this series. If your fan of romance novels, enjoy horses, or love a good story about a second chance, then you will have lots of fun visiting the small town of Cologne in Reformed Dreamer.

The cover of the book shows a woman smiling while leading a horse.

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Reformed Dreamer will be .99 c /p until 4th October.

About the Author

Deborah King is a spirited woman who was inspired to pursue her dreams due to her mother’s death from early onset Alzheimer’s disease. She has the unique ability to read people and tackle life’s hardships.

Deborah is an acclaimed, distinctive new voice in romantic women’s fiction. After raising two children, working with a not-for-profit wildlife rescue organization, and reading too many books to count, she retired from her personal training and weight management business to follow her dream of writing.

She is extremely grateful for having the opportunity to work with many different people sharing and teaching what inspires her, which you’ll catch glimpses of in her books.

Deborah’s lived in several diverse areas in her city as well as three years in a rural setting. She lives in Missouri with her supportive husband, two rescue cats, who believe they’re dogs, her mini fitness store, and her eclectic collection of books.

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I received a free copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Rachel, for inviting me to be part of this tour!

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