Welcome to the newly-published second edition of Mending Dreams! The text is very similar to the now-discontinued first edition, but it contains new bonus material as well.
Susan Krajewski, the main character in Mending Dreams, is a woman struggling to find her balance in a world that turned upside down when her husband Frank left her—for another man. Susan has lost more than her marriage, but she masks her pain behind a witty exterior and almost succeeds in convincing everyone, including herself, that she’s okay. She’s even stayed friends with Frank. Then something happens she can’t control: Frank’s dying. Susan’s losing him again, this time forever. Now she has to face her feelings, plunging into the fear and pain of death. As she sees Frank out of this life and into the next, Susan discovers she’s not alone. She learns who her true friends are, and she finds some unexpected allies.
Mending Dreams is a story about forgiveness, acceptance and courage—and how love, in all its variations, has the power to transform a person’s life.
Many thanks to the readers who took time to review Mending Dreams.
“What a delightful read! It is a fast paced novel that presents feelings in a believable and interesting style. It grabs you and each chapter builds to a rather sweet ending. Once started, it is hard to set aside.”
“I often find it difficult to search out books that really make me think and also make me feel something. This book pulled me in from the very first paragraph and didn't let go until the final sentence. Told in first person, the narrative was interesting, quirky and emotionally raw, wringing out-loud laughter as easily as real tears.”
“Entertaining book…I was really drawn into her world. I got angry and upset, happy, and sad and applauded her success. Interesting characters. But not so many you needed a map. Each one of her characters had a story…I liked the style of writing. Fast dialog. I'd recommend it highly.”
“This is a grown-up book. The characters are not perfect, but rather unique human beings with the flaws and blind spots we all have. Many of the relationships and conflicts will be familiar to anyone who has lived long enough to have experienced loss. I was really rooting for Susan and liked the ending.”
“I barely put this book down over the weekend. Lately, it has been hard to find a book I could stick with. The characters were great. I felt so comfortable with them, like they were real and I knew them…can't wait to read the next book!”