Friday, October 21, 2011

TNT Tour -- Lost In Dreams


From the moment eighteen-year-old Kim Hartlinger steps off the plane from a mission trip to a remote Mexican village, her journey takes a turn for the worse. As she collides with the biggest challenge of her young life--and faith--Kim struggles with haunting questions and recurring nightmares...all while trying to hide a deep, dark secret. Will Kim find the hope and healing she needs? Or is her broken spirit beyond repair?


Roger Bruner worked as a teacher, job counselor, and programmer analyst before retiring at sixty-two to pursue his dream of writing Christian fiction full-time. The first two novels in his young adult Altered Hearts series, Found in Translation and Lost in Dreams, will come out in 2011. He's negotiating with Barbour Publishing to extend the series by at least an additional two books. A guitarist and songwriter, he is active in his church's choir, praise team, and nursing home ministry. Roger also enjoys reading, photography, web design, mission trips, and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kathleen, and their two cantankerous cats.

 You can learn more about Roger on his site,

A General Review:

The Review:
My Ranking: 8 out of 10
Ages 14 & up

Having read Lost In Translation, I was was excited to dive into the next book in the series, Lost In Dreams, and continue Kim's story. I absolutely loved the first book and knew if Lost In Dreams kept up the pace, these authors would find themselves in my favorites list. Sadly, I didn't find this one quite as good as it's prequel, but I still enjoyed it.

In this book, something tragic happens to Kim and she blames it all on herself. While I did find it a bit unrealistic how much the blamed herself for the accident which obviously had little to do with her, it did not hinder me from enjoying the story.

The rivalry between Jo and Aleesha was interesting, though. I fell in love with Aleesha in the first book, while Jo annoyed me, so I was kinda partial when I picked up the second book. But those two were hilarious. The way they bickered made me chuckle and I loved the scenes where they were arguing over Kim.

All around, this was a good book and I recommend it. While not a heart-stopping thriller that will keep you gripping the pages into the wee hours of night, I did like this book and will definitely be looking out for more of Bruner's works.

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Rachelle said...

Hi Jane! I also enjoyed the banter between Aleesha and Jo. :) Entertaining!

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