This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite
In Can Dreams Come True? by Krysten Lindsay Hager, college student Cecily is happy with her life in a small town and her boyfriend, Zach. She is grateful that Zach, a small town boy, wants to be with her. Then she hears the news that her celebrity crush Andrew Holiday is auditioning for a new music video. She desperately wants to see her idol, so she joins her friend who is auditioning. When her friend's glamorous appearance doesn’t suit the girl next door look, the directors and Andrew's attention turn to Cecily. Although they are from different worlds, Andrew realizes quite quickly that Cecily's refreshing honesty and life view are unlike any of the starlets he has dated. When a misunderstanding causes a rift in Cecily's relationship with Zach, Andrew is waiting to steal Cecily away and give her the love he believes she deserves. Will Cecily finally realise her self-worth and follow her heart and Andrew?
Can Dreams Come True? by Krysten Lindsay Hager is a teenage novel that covers all the issues faced by today's adolescents. I loved the way the author has created such a strong and unique character in Cecily. She shows a mature attitude which is rare in this genre of novel. Her feelings of low self-esteem and the development of the relationship with Andrew are real and heart-warming. There are some hysterically funny moments in the story too. The other characters are also believable, and the way young girls interact and speak to each other is very realistic. The plot moves forward constantly with conflict perfectly placed to keep you engaged. The reality of how rumours and jealousy can cause damage to a person is effectively shown within the story. A wonderful and captivating teenage love story.