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Saturday, March 5, 2016

A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes

This book isn't exactly a Cinderella story, but Ruth Reid has written a story of miracles and movement by the hand of God.

Mattie Diener has all she can do to keep body and soul together raising two children after the death of her husband. When her son is in the emergency room because of blisters in his mouth, the doctor believes she is abusing her son. When he comes back a few days later with bruises all over his body, the doctor is sure she is abusing her son and takes legal measures to have her arrested and her children removed from her care. From there, things go from bad to worse.

Bo is Mattie's caseworker with the Child Services and tries to pull a few strings to get Mattie freed from all that is hanging over her head. While it seems he is only muddying the waters, he is helping her to the best of his abilities. But, while helping Mattie, he has to face some demons from his past.

I found this an easily readable book with very likable characters, and some completely unlikable ones. The plot dragged in a few places, but overall moved along quite nicely. I give this book a strong four stars.

My thanks to Thomas Nelson for allowing me to read and review this book.

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