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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
The Kiminee Dream is a work of fiction in the magical realism, family saga, and small-town drama sub-genres, and was penned by author Laura McHale Holland. Mixing the everyday humdrum life of a family beset by tragedy with the incredible magical events that happen in a little town that everyone takes for granted, this charming story charts the highs and lows of Carly Mae Foley and her family in the town of Kiminee, Illinois. What results is a sweeping tale with tragedy lurking at its dark edges, and the promise of a town’s spirit that one hopes will never be broken.
Author Laura McHale Holland has crafted a highly unusual novel that will not suit all tastes, but those that do willingly throw themselves into the immersive fantasy of Kiminee will find themselves on a wildly satisfying journey of emotional highs and lows. One of the most impressive things for me was the lyrical quality of the storytelling, which flows both like poetry and fairytale as the plot unfolds with huge amounts of detail and atmosphere. Holland’s pen crafts gorgeous images that represent the moods and ideas of the town and its characters, bathing them in shadow and light as different events play out. I felt that the characters were also exceedingly well developed with keen attention to their attitudes and emotions, making for a richer sense of kinship and rivalry within the town itself. Overall, I would certainly recommend The Kiminee Dream to fiction fans who enjoy lyrical and truly magical works.