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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Blog Tour Feature: Dreams That Won't Let Go by Stacy Hawkins Adams

About the Book

Indigo Burns is excited. Her wedding preparations to the man of her dreams are underway, her photography career is a success, and her family seems to be doing better than ever—all except her brother Reuben, who nobody has seen in years. But that’s about to change.
When Reuben decides to move back home to Jubilant, Texas, he hopes to find healing with his sisters. But Indigo isn’t so sure their relationship can be mended. And when younger sister Yasmin makes a life-altering choice, it seems like only a miracle can put the Burns family back together.
Will these siblings – and the rest of their family - ever be able to love unconditionally and release each other to live their dreams?

Dreams That Won’t Let Go by Stacy Hawkins Adams

Reviewed by Tavares S. Carney

Amazon Rating: 4

Hold On Just A Little While Longer
This novel, Dreams That Won’t Let Go by Stacy Hawkins Adams, is the final offering from Ms. Adams’ Jubilant Soul trilogy. While this book does stand alone, it is with great pleasure that I am happy to have read installment one, The Someday List. Interestingly enough, without having read installment two of the series, Worth A Thousand Words, I was able to pick right back up with the ongoings of the Burns family. In Dreams That Won’t Let Go, the Burns clan grapples with issues that each has been holding within. Grateful to the grandparents who raised them, the three Burns children, Reuben, Indigo and Yasmin, can not help but to wonder if somehow their dreams have been deferred.
As Reuben, Indigo and Yasmin face their fears, they hope to one day realize their dreams, and to have the kind of family they each long for. After a more recent upheaval, and with the aid of the supporting characters, Peyton, Reuben’s wife, and Max, Indigo’s fiancee', as well as Pastor Taylor, the Burns family struggles to overcome pain and hurt that has festered for years.
I enjoyed reading this selection. The characters are well-developed, and believable. I recommend this selection to parents afraid to let go and let God and any reader that enjoys inspirational selections.

Reviewed by Tavares S. Carney
*Book provided by Baker Publishing

About the Author

Stacy Hawkins Adams is a nationally-published, award-winning author and speaker. Her contemporary women’s fiction novels are filled with social themes and spiritual quests that take readers on journeys into their own souls.
She holds a degree in journalism and served as a newspaper reporter for more than a decade before turning her full attention to penning books, speaking professionally and writing freelance articles.
Stacy lives in a suburb of Richmond, Virginia with her husband and two young children. Visit Stacy online at

Dreams That Won’t Let Go GIVEAWAY!

WIN a set of signed books from the Jubilant Soul Series AND a free one-hour session with Helena Nyman, an executive coach.
Answer the following question in the comment section to be eligible for the giveaway.
What dreams are simmering in your heart and waiting to be birthed?
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  1. My dream is to become a writer. Since I was a child, I knew that I wanted to be an author. That passion and gift of writing was truly given to me by God. I've always written short stories since elementary school via the teacher's CliffHangers series. I was always able to use my imagination and create characters, scenarios, and themes. Right now, after a long time of not writing, I decided that I needed to get back to it--full force with God leading me through it all.

    I have read Dreams That Won't Let Go. After reading it, it opened my eyes to see the different routes people take to acheive their goals. It put in perspective for me my lack of action (faith without works, if you will) in reaching and obtaining this dream. It was time for me to stop slacking and talking, and to start positively working! :)

    My FAVORITE FAVORITE book was Worth A Thousand Words. Oh!!! It spoke my story to a T! Indie is my girl; she's me!! She was engaged with someone she deeply cared about but did not love and almost married him. So was I. She loved photography and studied it in college, only to temporarily end up working at the salon. I studied Journalism and ended up working for the government. And it was so exciting to read about a character who went through similar if the not the same situations I went through around the same age. I'm getting goose bumps as I write this and whenever I speak about it.

    It was through this book that I made the decision to follow my dreams no matter what. To prepare for any opportunity that God places in my path. Just like Indie did. After reading the book in one sitting (while at work when I should have been working, lol) I prayed to God with tears in my eyes to do His will, to carry out this gift of writing, and to make this passion and dream a reality.

  2. Tavares,

    Thanks so much for hosting me today!

    Tracey, thanks for sharing your dream! You've made my day in letting me (and others) know that my novel "Worth a Thousand Words" has played a role in your journey.

    Warm Regards,


  3. Tracey, Thanks for stopping by and sharing your dream :-)

    Stacy, Thanks for sharing The Burns' with us :-)

  4. This was a very good article, Taveres. I pray you and Stacy the best... May God lead you on your journey as well, Tracey.

  5. Hi Renee,

    Thanks for stopping by.