“Summer of Dreams” ~ Book Review

May 24, 2016 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Elizabeth Camden’s newest novella, Summer of Dreams.


As is my custom, if I could ask Elizabeth one question about Summer of Dreams it would be — “Was it difficult to make Evelyn and Clyde’s story in the form of a novella?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!

From the Back Cover:

The daughter of a powerful army general, Evelyn White vows she will never marry a man in uniform. Which is why Clyde Baxter, a West Point cadet on the verge of graduation, presents a problem. Their attraction is instantaneous, but it threatens Evelyn’s lifelong dream of going to college.

Clyde’s brilliance in the new field of electrical power has him poised for a promising career in the Army’s Corps of Engineers. The one thing he never anticipated was Evelyn White, a woman whose soaring ambition matches his own.

As they fall in love over the course of one magical summer, they believe dreams are enough to weather any challenge. But when they are tested by forces neither saw coming, will the fragile bonds forged during those dream-filled summer days be strong enough to survive the storm?



Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers

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Elizabeth’s novellas are always written to perfection and Summer of Dreams is no exception! When you read a novella designed to be a prequel to a novel, chances are that one of the secondary characters will be prominent in the novel, making you excited to read it. Therefore, I can’t wait to read more about Evelyn, Clyde, and Romulus in From This Moment. 

In the beginning of this novella, Evelyn is determined not to fall in love with an officer, because she knows what that life would entail growing up an officer’s daughter. However, her father has different plans and Evelyn is soon working very closely with an officer for the duration of the summer. However, what she doesn’t expect, and what makes the reader say “ahhh,” this soon-to-be-officer (Clyde) is the only one who understands Evelyn’s desire to go to college and learn.

Clyde is the sort of man girls wish for. He encourages, he follows his dreams. and he shows the meaning of true friendship. I absolutely loved the role that Clyde played — especially in how he put his friends and those he cared about above himself.

Oh — and this book is FREE on Kindle! Don’t miss it 🙂


Other books by Elizabeth I will read next:

From This Moment

The Lady of Bolton Hill

Against the Tide

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