As a reviewer, I received a free ebook copy of Misty Dreams by Josephine Strand, and this is my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review or any review.
Though I read a wide variety of genres, my favorites are the romance genres, and Misty Dreams is one of the most interesting romance stories I have read in a long while. It is the debut novel of Josephine Strand, and I have to say it is a topnotch debut novel. It is well written and has been well edited.
Near the beginning of the story, a little girl is seriously injured in a department store one Christmas Eve, and the Santa Claus from the store takes a huge interest in her and her recovery. Her head injury causes amnesia, and when she cannot remember her name, the Santa takes to calling her “Misty”, short for “mysterious”. One day while Richard, the Santa, is at work, someone comes to claim Misty and return her to her family.
Years later, Richard, struggling with some losses in his life, goes to an island to get away and hopefully, heal. He meets a young woman there and memories of Misty resurface creating more turmoil within Richard. Could this young woman be Misty? If she is, could they have a future together?
Misty Dreams kept me up past my bedtime every night until I finished reading it. It was hard to put down when I had to. The story was unique and Ms. Strand created such wonderful characters, I couldn’t help but love them and want to see them overcome their struggles and be happy. There was conflict and suspense from the beginning until very near the end. There was even a surprise twist near the end.
Misty Dreams is a wonderful story of heartache, struggles, and love. It is not a formulaic romance story and the characters will live on in my memory for a long time. Misty Dreams will be placed on my “favorites” list, and I look forward to more great stories by Josephine Strand.
I give Misty Dreams 5 stars.