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October 17, 2017

Review: The Dream Keeper's Daughter by Emily Colin

by MK French

Isabel was crushed when her boyfriend Max abruptly disappeared after finding out she was pregnant. Six years prior to that, her mother had disappeared abruptly, too. Determined not to let it prevent her from being a good mother to her daughter Finn, she worked hard at graduate school to become an archaeologist. That peace is shattered when Max calls her while she's on a dig.

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The Dream Keeper's Duaghter
July 2017; Ballantine Books; 978-1101884317
ebook, audio, print (480 pages)
world literarute, fantasy, romance
The points of view vary between Max and Isabel, and the story moves between present day South Carolina and 19th century Barbados prior to a slave rebellion. Some of the switches are clunky, and some of the very highly emotionally charged moments seem to come too easily.

I would have loved to see more of Finn and what she experienced; too many of her statements and visions really aren't explained or followed up on. It could be a function of Isabel's desire to avoid it, but even the therapist didn't really seem to dig too hard for it.

I would have expected a bit more of Isabel's work life as the book went on, but we didn't see any of it.
These inconsistencies were relatively minor, because I really did like Isabel and Max's stories. It didn't end the way I expected it to, but it was a fitting resolution for everyone involved.

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Born and raised in New York City, M.K. French started writing stories when very young, dreaming of different worlds and places to visit. She always had an interest in folklore, fairy tales, and the macabre, which has definitely influenced her work. She currently lives in the Midwest with her husband, three young children, and golden retriever. 

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