About the book:
For as long as she can remember, Lucy Dolan has been jotting down her hopes on slips of paper and saving them in a pickle jar—her jar of dreams. It was the first thing she saved when the beloved family diner went up in flames, and it’s safely buckled in her beat-up minivan when she lands in Taft, Indiana, to start over. She rents a room and goes into business with her landlady, but then Gert’s nephew comes charging in to “rescue” his aunt.
Boone Brennan will be damned if he’ll let Lucy take advantage of Aunt Gert, who raised him and his sister. Believing that she’s just passing through, he’s deeply suspicious of her—despite the sparks that fly between them.
Just as Boone and Lucy are starting to open up to each other, a series of fires throws Lucy under suspicion. Boone wants to trust her and his feelings, but with the whole town against her, will he stay by her side? Or will Lucy move on and find another place to make her dreams come true?
JAR OF DREAMS is a sweet romance about second chances and finding happiness after heartache. Lucy has made a home for herself in Taft and is building a life one dream at a time. When she meets her landlady, Gert’s, nephew Boone she thinks that he might be the one to help her with her biggest dream. Boone doesn’t dream anymore. He has loved and lost and doesn’t believe that he will ever find a reason to feel again. Then he meets Lucy and he feels attraction for her and maybe a hint of something more. I loved how slowly and sweetly the relationship between Lucy and Boone develops. There isn’t any rush for Boone to get over his past and Lucy fully understands the steps he needs to take before becoming serious about her. The progression felt natural. There is a delightful cast of secondary characters and a few that I’m hoping will get their own story in the future.
the book girl gives JAR OF DREAMS a 4/5
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