The Secret Dreams of Sarah-Jane Quinn by Sharon Gerlach
And here is yet another free Kindle read that turned out to be pretty good.
Sarah-Jane Quinn had a not-so-pleasant childhood and has a pretty low view of herself. But, she's working in a job she enjoys, and she has some secret dreams. One is to have a romantic relationship with Collie- her best friend at work. Another is to own the bed and breakfast that she has happy memories of from childhood. Things seem to be working out with Collie, but then the road turns rocky and Sarah is the victim of a brutal attack. Was Collie really the man of her dreams? And what about the bed and breakfast inn she remembers?
This read was told from a first person perspective- not my favorite- and had some crass language I could have done without (but not lots to make it unreadable). Other than that, I really enjoyed the read. Sarah-Jane was a wonderful heroine- sometimes awkward and very self-effacing but also brave and spirited. The climax and resolution were pretty unexpected and kept me guessing to find out what was going to happen to Sarah's dreams.
This was another pleasant surprise for a free read. I give it a good four stars and a PG-13 rating for some language and implication of intimate relationships.