Blue Lady's Sweet Dreams: The Angelica Mason Series
When a small town well-respected political operative is forced by her disgruntled mother to move into the family home to care for her ill father, her dreams become nightmares and her nightmares reality.
Harassed by her mother and overwhelmed by her father’s non-stop caretaker schedule, Angelica Mason’s daydreams become as unnerving as her bewitching nightmares.
Does she imagine that her boss fires her? Did she quit her job and tell her boss to ‘stuff it’?
Does the love of her life back-stab her?
Does an enchanting Prince Charming appear on her doorstop with a pair of platinum-lined glass slippers; perfect size 8?
Is she hallucinating that he rescues her?
Or is the enchanter the hazel eyed FedEx man who demands her signature for a mysterious package?
Just what can a girl do when her dreams become nightmares and nightmares her reality?
I'm a fan of author Stephany Tullis, and can easily say Blue Lady's Sweet Dreams is now my favorite. Her novels are all well written, but this one just seemed to flow so nicely, and I loved, loved the quotes (some well known and others not so much) she used as chapter headings. Langston Hughes was one of my childhood favorites, so seeing his quote solidified my reading connection with Tullis.
Not to worry if you did not read the first book (but you should as it will make you smile throughout), because a brief intro catches up readers to a point this second makes sense and flows smoothly.
As a current caretaker of my handicap granddaughter, I quickly attached to Angelica, knowing the emotional and physical toll this takes on us, but seeing it as a heavy load we simply carry. Not everyone can handle it. Parents, Marshall and Marilyn were complete opposites in outlook almost balanced Angelica's plight. Thank goodness her father, Marshall was a shiny beacon in this familial storm.
Sweet Dreams has its fair share of twists and turns, introducing various characters that are well depicted by author Tullis.
Overall all, the deeply felt, thoughtfully drawn characters walked me though this philosophical story of enduring familial love with a smile on my face. Yes, it is emotional, and yes we witness the hardships that often accompany bonds of family, but it teaches this may be a sacrifice, however in the end - is it really? I truly adored Stephany Tullis' unique writing of a situation many face in today's world.