SWEET DREAMS
by Carla Stewart

May 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4555-0427-5
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It's 1962, and Dusty Fairchild, daughter of a self-made millionaire and oilman, wants to go to college. Instead she is sent to a private finishing school in East Texas. Although she's never wanted for material possessions, Dusty longs for independence and adventure. The only upside to attending Miss Fontaine's is having her cousin and best childhood friend, Paisley, join her.


Paisley has traveled the country with her bohemian mother, but she dreams of putting down roots and living a settled life. At Miss Fontaine's, their loyalty to each other binds them, but when they fall in love with the same handsome young man, their relationship teeters on shaky ground. Only after a tragic accident do they learn where their true hearts - and dreams - lie.


Sweet Dreams is Ms. Stewart’s latest novel. It is very well written, but starts out really sad with Dusty’s Mama dying, and her best friend/cousin moving away. Dusty is virtually raised by the family housekeeper, and she set her dreams on going to college, but her father has decided she needs finishing school and to learn how to be a trophy bride for a millionaire (like himself).


It is a sweet story that will hold your attention, draw you in and make you care for Dusty - and even Paisley, though the story isn’t in her point of view. Fans of Ms. Stewart, or fiction set in the 1960s, will love this book. I think this is Ms. Stewart’s best book yet. Don’t miss Sweet Dreams.


Reviewed in March 2014 by Laura.

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