Dream Lover

Sep 142012

Dream Lover by Suzanne Jenkins

Paperback: 322 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 13, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1468126237
ISBN-13: 978-1468126235

The third book in the Pam of Babylon series, Dream Lover is a compilation of character studies of the women and one man who Jack Smith left behind. Slowly, they make their way to the Long Island village of Babylon for an audience with his widow. No longer in denial and stronger than she thought possible, Pam Smith is able to confront the horror of her marriage in its totality as she draws a new picture of the man she was married to. The new discoveries she makes empowers her and she is able to maintain her strength and the grace and compassion she’s known for. Truly a formidable woman, Pam conquers her worst demons in Dream Lover.

I can’t even begin to know how I’d react if I had to deal with all that Pam has to deal with. The shock of losing your husband so suddenly, then having to deal with ALL his indiscretions. I don’t think I could do it with the grace that Pam had. No, I know I couldn’t. It would feel like you had been married to a stranger, that the man you thought was your husband was a figment of your imagination. But Jack was real all right, he was a real…I don’t even know a word that would describe him. I definitely didn’t like him, but he sure was good at what he did. What I want to know is how he could hide his true self from so many, for so long!

I had to keep reminding myself that this was a book of fiction. It was so well written that it was like reading a true story. It seemed like something you’d see on 20/20. I think this would make an amazing movie!!

I thought this book, being the third in the series, would start winding down some. Man, was I wrong. This book had the biggest shocker of them all. I can’t wait to read the next in the series, Prayers For The Dying.

I highly recomend this series.

About The Author:
Suzanne Jenkins lives in the west Michigan Lakeshore area with her husband, two dogs and two sheep. To learn more about Suzanne, author of Pam of Babylon and other stories, visit her blog.

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  7 Responses to “Dream Lover”

  1. Thanks for the wonderful review of Dream Lover, Vicki!

  2. Hi Vicki,

    I didn’t realise that this was a series of books, I shall have to add the first book ‘Pam Of Babylon’ to my list as well. Have I missed your review of this one somewhere along the way?

    As you say, this whole series sounds like a real life story and I agree, has the makings of a great film, as there would be plenty of material over the course of four books, to make something with some real substance to it.

    For a story in this genre to be spaced out over four books, is something I can’t recall having come across before, especially as they are all also full length novels and not the expected ‘novella’ length.

    Thanks for introducing me to the series and for your great reviews.


  3. This sounds good. I live on Long Island, not that far from Babylon.

  4. Thanks for stopping by. I don’t read much, but I might consider this one. Sounds pretty hmmmmmmmmmmmmm Have a great weekend.

  5. Sounds like a nail biter. Good plot, it seems.

  6. Thanks for introducing me to this local (to me) author! I am off to check out her website.

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