Bedazzled Dreamer by Deborah King #Review #Giveaway #InspirationInCologne

Bedazzled Dreamer by Deborah King is the second in her Inspiration in Cologne series. It can be read as a standalone. There is a great giveaway to win a paperback copy of the book (open to US only). Details on how to enter are at the foot of this post.

She’s about to launch her dream business. The last thing she needs is a distracting housemate and his son…

Shelby is excited to open a shop with her best friend. But with Janna just-married and moved out, she worries their hopes of starting a boutique will never come true. And things get more complicated when her old distrust of men is put to the test by her handsome new roommate and his little boy…

With Oktoberfest decorations forgotten and replaced by Christmas cheer, she slowly allows Shane and the child a space in her heart. But she doesn’t trust her second chance at romance or the success of her boutique when surprising news threatens her newly minted courage.

Can Shelby find the strength to let her ambitions flourish, along with her new passion?

Bedazzled Dreamer is the second touching book in the Inspiration In Cologne women’s fiction series. If you like heartwarming stories, cozy small towns, and festive holiday experiences, then you’ll love Deborah King’s romantic women’s fiction tale.

My Thoughts

Although this can be read as a standalone, I did find it hard, initially, to work out just who was who and I actually started again before I could figure it out. Once I had realised where everyone fitted into the story, it was fine. There are some interesting issues in the background of the characters' daily lives, some of which have a dark side. The community in Cologne seems like a closeknit one, although at times, Shelby wishes that everyone did not know everyone else's business. However, she seems to gather together those who would otherwise be alone which shows a caring, kind side to her.

    Shelby's friendship with Janna gives you a good insight into her state of mind and what makes her tick. She is certainly driven by her desire to succeed and the two of them work together with a closeness which makes them seem like sisters. I liked how they seemed to know what the other was thinking. It is obvious that Shelby is trying to come to terms with the shift in their friendship since Janna's marriage. Shelby is trying to put issues from the past behind her, process them and move on. Set during Oktoberfest and then Christmas, this makes good seasonal reading. It is full of candlelight and cinnamon- a cosy, comforting read.

In short: A romance which is full of heart.

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 a distinctive new voice in 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.
Deborah is extremely grateful for having the opportunity to work with many different people sharing and teaching what inspires her, which you will catch glimpses of in her books.

She lives in Missouri with her supportive husband, two cats, who believe they’re dogs, her mini fitness store, and her eclectic collection of books.

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Book links: Amazon UK  |  Amazon US 

Thanks to Deborah King and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources  for a copy of the book and a place on the event. 

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Giveaway (US only)

To win a Paperback copy of Bedazzled Dreamer by Deborah King (Open to US Only) just follow the link below and good luck!

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