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The Good Dream - A Novel

Donna VanLiere

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In this full-length novel from the New York Times Bestselling author of The Christmas Hope series Donna VanLiere has written a beautifully rendered and poignant story about one woman's unlikely path to motherhood and the healing power of love. Tennessee, 1950: Still single and in her early thirties, Ivorie Walker is considered an old maid; a label she takes with good humor and a grain of salt. But when her mother dies, leaving her to live alone in the house she grew up in, to work the farm she was raised to take care of, she finds herself lost in a kind of loneliness she hadn't expected. After years of rebuffing the advances of imperfect, yet eligible bachelors from her small town, Ivorie is without companionship with more love in her heart and time on her hands than she knows what to do with. But her life soon changes when a feral, dirty-faced boy who has been sneaking onto her land to steal from her garden comes into her life. Even though he runs back into the hills as quickly as he arrives, she's determined to find out who he is because something about the young boy haunts her. What would make him desperate enough to steal and eat from her garden? But what she can't imagine is what the boy faces, each day and night, in the filthy lean-to hut miles up in the hills. Who is he? How did he come to live in the hills? Where did he come from? And, more importantly, can she save him? As Ivorie steps out of her comfort zone to uncover the answers, she unleashes a firestorm in the town-a community that would rather let secrets stay that way. This pitch perfect story of redemption and the true meaning of familial love is Donna VanLiere at her very best.

Language:

English

Length:

9h 7m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:38


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

46:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

33:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:36