Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Planting His Dream
Author: Andrew Grey
Narrator: Derrick McClain
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 6 Hours, 37 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 12, 2016
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Foster dreams of getting away, but after his father’s death, he has to take over the family dairy farm. It soon becomes clear his father hasn’t been doing the best job of running it, so not only does Foster need to take over the day-to-day operations, he also needs to find new ways of bringing in revenue.
Javi has no time to dream. He and his family are migrant workers, and daily survival is a struggle, so they travel to anywhere they can get work. When they arrive in their old van, Foster arranges for Javi to help him on the farm.
To Javi’s surprise, Foster listens to his ideas and actually puts them into action. Over days that turn into weeks, they grow to like and then care for each other, but they come from two very different worlds, and they both have responsibilities to their families that neither can walk away from. Is it possible for them to discover a dream they can share? Perhaps they can plant their own and nurture it together to see it grow, if their different backgrounds don’t separate them forever.
Review – Book: I reviewed this book previously here.
Foster is working on his family’s farm, trying to implement new changes and convince his family that change can be good. He ends up hiring some migrant workers to help on the farm and he finds a friend and confidant in Javi.
Javi believes in Foster and helps him, but Javi has his own demons to fight. Javi’s father is an abusive drunk and he continues to drag his entire family down the road of poverty and neglect.
When Javi and Foster realize their friendship is more than that, both have to fight their families prejudices and their own hurdles to being together.
Andrew Grey gives us another good book about finding love and holding on to it despite tremendous odds.
Javi’s life is so bleak and it was wonderful when he finally got the freedom to follow his own heart.
This is a story low on steam but big in heart and fans of Andrew will really enjoy this heart-warming story.
Review – Audio: Derrick McClain did a nice job with this narration. I’d have liked it more if there had been more accents used – especially with Javi – but it was easy to listen to and didn’t detract from the story appreciation. He handles the emotions and timing well and this was a nice way to enjoy this story.
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*