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The Secret Life of Daydreams

Friday, April 8th, 2016
The Secret Life of Daydreams by Lucinda Whitney
“Sometimes the dream you never planned for is the one you can’t live without. Six years after a painful divorce, Josh Conrad is happy traveling the world as a photographer. When he arrives in Portugal, he plans to complete the assignment as quickly as possible. What he doesn’t plan for is Sofia, the girl he baptized eleven years earlier on an LDS mission, and soon he’s making excuses to prolong his trip. Sofia Monteiro leads a structured life in Braga, Portugal, teaching high school by day and caring for her mother by night. After she reconnects with Josh through mutual friends, the memory of a failed relationship and her new graduate program are enough reasons to stay away from him. As they collaborate on a project, Josh is wary of repeating his old mistakes and Sofia hesitates to spend time with an American who’s only passing through. Can two people with wounded hearts bring themselves to trust their dreams to each other? “
 My review:

What a great read this has been for me. I found myself wanting to keep going to see what will happen next. The main character was a great example of how Jesus Christ atonement works in real life. It also shows and how being good does make a difference in our lives. Faith also plays a great part on this story. The plus to me was that I have been in Portugal before and saw many of the things describe about the people and their culture first hand. It was fun to re-live the memories.

Sofia is a faithful LDS teacher of a high school and takes care of her mother who mental capacity is going fast. She has lots of things going on in her life but seen Josh after eleven years is not what she needs right now. He was the missionary who baptized her and whom she had a big crush then. To add her pain he had left the church and wants nothing to do with it. She will stand on her values even if that will leave her alone forever.

An uplifting tale that will keep you entertain for a long time.