Shay is a convicted felon and serves a prison sentence. After her release, she is dropped off on in front of a downtown Seattle church. She meets the kind pastor, Drew, who has recently lost his wife. Drew leads her to a rehab facility so that she can get her life back together! The rest of the story is about the relationship of Shay, Drew and his children. I do love Debbie Macomber and think that the original plot of this story is creative and interesting. I felt that the story stalled about midway. First, the development of Shay and Drew’s story was too abrupt without any real interaction that was a sign of attraction. All the development was between Shay and the children. I was really not in “love” with her character and really didn’t feel the attraction. I usually am able to picture each main character by description and personality. With Shay, I couldn’t picture her at all (no physical descriptions) and her interactions were mainly with the children with a smattering of her friends and coworkers. I guess I didn’t feel a connection with her and thought that she and Drew’s relationship sort of sneaked up on the reader. The story line about Drew’s son and his issues, especially at the end were tiresome and annoying. Do I really think that Drew was in love with Shay? No! I think that his children were. I give it three stars for the basic plot but I lost interest in it about three quarters of the way through.
Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber will be available August 8, 2017 by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House Publishing Group. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.