AUTHOR: JoAnn Durgin
It's early December 2002, and Amy Jacobsen is living the dream: a job she loves with a trendy New York City magazine, a Manhattan walk-up inherited from her grandfather, and a busy social life without the unwanted complication of a steady boyfriend. During dinner one evening with her Wall Street financier brother, Mitch, she spies Landon Warnick at the next table. He's one of the most influential, successful and youngest magazine publishers in the country and one of New York's most eligible bachelors.
After Mitch wrangles a meeting between the two, Landon wastes little time asking her to dinner. Usually wary of smooth men and romantic entanglements, Amy questions her sanity when they share a cozy carriage ride in Central Park and she comes *this* close to kissing him. Is it the joy and wonder of the Christmas season that's put stars in her eyes or the enigmatic, intelligent, challenging and incredibly handsome man?
The following weekend, she travels to Louisiana to be a bridesmaid in a wedding and a reunion with Sam and Lexa Lewis and some of her dearest friends and fellow volunteers in TeamWork Missions. Headed down the aisle at the wedding, Amy's steps falter. Standing at the front is a groomsman who flew into town only an hour before, and she does a double take. What's Landon Warnick doing in her world, with her friends? Perhaps more importantly, why does he suddenly have a Texas drawl and a crescent-shaped scar on his forehead? Sharing a romantic dance at the wedding reception, she casts aside her better judgment and kisses him. She's lost her mind, and her heart might not be far behind, it seems.
Let the adventure begin! Is the Lord showing her the "right" man for her heart or is Amy in way over her head?
By the end of the first page of Daydreams, I found myself wondering how Ms. Durgin does it. How does she make me care so much about her characters when I’ve barely met them? Amelia (Amy) captured my imagination right away with her sassiness and sensitivity, and when Landon first entered her life, I could almost hear the swell of the string section. This was going to be interesting.
I especially appreciated Amy’s daring rescue of Tam, whom she’d barely met. The faith message in this story shone brightly and clearly, a very good thing, in my estimation.
The romance had some interesting twists, and I loved “meeting” the rest of the TeamWork gang again.
I was given an e-copy of this book with the understanding that I would give it my honest review, and Daydreams earns four and a half stars from me. Recommended!