Review: 'Dream a Little Dream' by Giovanna Fletcher (2015)
Sarah is doing just fine. Sure she's been single for the last five years, and has to spend an uncomfortable amount of time around her ex-boyfriend, his perfect new girlfriend and all their mutual friends. And yes, her job as a PA to one of the most disgusting men in London is mind-numbingly tedious and her career is a constant disappointment to her mother. But it's really okay. She's happy (ish).
But it's not surprising that when Sarah starts dreaming about a handsome stranger, she begins to look forward to falling asleep every night. Reality isn't nearly as exciting. That is until her dream-stranger makes an unexpected real-life appearance, leaving Sarah questioning everything she thought she wanted.
Because no one ever really finds the person of their dreams... do they?
I’m a big fan of Giovanna Fletcher. She’s a simply lovely person (just check out her YouTube channel which will undoubtedly prove that point), a great mum, and a wonderful author. I fell in love with her first novel ‘Billy and Me’ (click here to read my review), really enjoyed her second book ‘You’re the One That I Want’ (click here to read my review), and couldn’t wait to read her third one ‘Dream a Little Dream’, which was released in June 2015, while eagerly waiting to pick up a copy of her fourth and latest release, ‘Always with Love’ (the sequel to ‘Billy and Me’)! I saved ‘Dream a Little Dream’ for my summer holiday on purpose, knowing it would be a guaranteed enjoyable chick lit read, and I was really looking forward to picking it up and once again diving into one of Giovanna’s fictional worlds while keeping my fingers crossed for another great read!
Sarah Thompson is not exactly living the life she always hoped she would have. She’s been single for several years and still part of the same group of friends as her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend, and her job isn’t the most exciting one and there don’t seem to be any direct career prospects. However, things could be worse, right? When Sarah suddenly keeps having dreams about a hunky mystery man named Brett, she can’t help but rather spend her time in bed than awake. Until Brett walks into her office one day, 100% real. Sarah can’t believe her eyes, but soon starts to realize Brett is indeed the real deal and within her grasp. Suddenly her life starts looking up again, but no dream comes true without a bit of work and effort involved as Sarah soon comes to understand…
As soon as I read the description of Giovanna Fletcher’s ‘Dream a Little Dream’ I was intrigued by the plotline (I just loved the idea of the heroine having dreams that then actually start to come true) and really looking forward to finally picking it up. And I’m glad to say that after her wonderful books ‘Billy and Me’ and ‘You’re the One That I Want’ Giovanna has treated us to another great read and one I enjoyed a lot. It was quite easy to fall in love with the book because of its lovely heroine Sarah, whom I could quite easily relate to, the interesting plotline and the great collection of secondary characters such as Sarah’s friends including her flat mate Carly and ex-boyfriend Dan, her colleagues and of course the dreamy and handsome Brett. The characters really fit together nicely and made me feel all kinds of things, from laughing out loud at some of the things said to giving me watery eyes to making me groan from frustration/irritation…!
While the storyline mainly focuses on Sarah’s dreams and how Brett suddenly makes an appearance in real life, we also learn more about Sarah’s career aspirations and her job at Red Brick Productions (a company where they develop TV shows) and her group of friends and pub quiz team, with a specific focus on Sarah’s ex-boyfriend Dan and his new love Lexie and something Sarah’s flat mate Carly is going through. There was more than enough to keep the reader’s attention and I personally really liked seeing Sarah develop as a character as a result of everything that’s happening to her. Overall, ‘Dream a Little Dream’ is another warm-hearted, upbeat and well-written chick lit novel by Giovanna Fletcher which left me with a smile on my face!