Sunday, August 7, 2022

LOVE AND THE DREAM COME TRUE by Tammy L. Gray, Reviewed by Winnie Thomas

From heart-breaking to heart-warming and everywhere in between, Tammy L. Gray took me on a journey of redemption, forgiveness, healing, and hope with her third book in her State of Grace series. With realistically-flawed and emotionally-layered, but engaging, characters, and a captivating, creative storyline, Gray shows once again why she is one of my favorite contemporary romance authors.

I’ve looked forward to Cameron’s story throughout the series, and it definitely was worth the wait. As his musical career takes a nosedive, he comes home for his sister’s wedding, hoping to recharge and recapture his musical gift. When he reconnects with Lexie Walters, things begin to look up for him, but, of course, he has to go through some turmoil first. I loved these characters, along with Lexie’s daughter Morgan and a host of other characters, many of which were showcased in the first two books of the series.

“The only person you can control, Lexie, is you. Don’t spend your life as a grumbling spectator in someone else’s story.”

“My heart knows to pray. To seek guidance and help when all feels so jumbled. But my head can’t seem to allow it”

With powerful inspirational messages seamlessly incorporated in the storyline, this tale is uplifting and beautiful and will definitely be a favorite read for this year. It has earned its spot on my keeper shelf.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from Bethany House Publishers. All opinions are my own.


 BackCover Blurb:
The Anticipated Series Finale to the 2021 Carol Award-Winning Novel,
Love and a Little White Lie

Their faith will face its toughest test yet.

Four years after getting the biggest break of his life, Cameron Lee's music career has taken a nosedive, leaving him two options: become a sellout or give up on his lifelong dream. He reluctantly returns home for his sister's wedding, hoping to avoid his past and find his love for music again.

Single mom Lexie Walters has suffered her fair share of tragedies and setbacks, but she has finally scraped together the money to achieve her dream of going into business with her cousin as an interior designer. When Lexie's life is at an all-time high, she runs into her teenage crush, Cameron Lee.

Lost in the emotional turmoil of failure, Cameron is immediately drawn to Lexie and her infectious smile and optimistic spirit. Moreover, he adores her mouthy, no-holds-barred daughter. But fantasies only last so long, and soon Lexie and Cameron must face the real world, the one fraught with heartbreak, disappointment, and questions that sometimes can only be answered by a leap of faith.

Bethany House Publishing, August 2, 2022
Available in digital ebook, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook:
Buy LOVE AND THE DREAM COME TRUE at Amazon, Christianbook .com, or Baker Book House

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