Lost in Dreams is the second novel in the Altered Hearts series by Roger Bruner with his daughter Kristi Rae Bruner. It follows Kim Hartlinger after she’s just come home from a life-changing missions trip. She can’t wait to take on the world with the new faith she’s found in God. Then her world is suddenly rocked by the tragic death of her mother. Will she ever be the same? Will she ever get past the guilt?
Kim’s story is one of heartbreak and overcoming tragedy to find redemption. With the help of her new friend, Aleesha, she finds out who her true friends are and what a color-blind world really looks like. This is a great book for teen girls who love to read and may be struggling with guilt or depression. Bruner is not afraid to travel into the depths and misconceptions about grieving, which makes for a poignant story. However, the book is not a short read. Teens may find that overwhelming, but there’s a lot of chapter breaks to keep things going.
I will be giving this book away on my blog. If you’d like to be entered into the contest to receive a free copy of Lost in Dreams, just leave a comment on my blog by 11:59 p.m. CDT on Sunday, September 11th, 2011. I will announce the winner on my blog on Monday, September 12rth.
DISCLAIMER: I received this book free from Barbour Publishing for review.