Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “And So We Dream” by Linda Mahkovec, March 1, 2022
I was so delighted to discover that Author Linda Mahkovec, the author of “The Christmastime Series”, and other books has written a new book”And So We Dream” that captures the magical essence of dreams, and hope. The genres for this book are Historical Fiction, Coming of Age, and Domestic Fiction. The timeline and background setting for this book is 1970, mentioning the Vietnam War. The background in this novel is also about the summer fun, carnivals, theater, set in a small town. Linda Mahkovec describes some of her colorful characters as complex and complicated. Some of the characters are exploring their environment and learning about themselves. The author vividly describes the characters and the landscape through pictures, art, music, and dramatic culture.
Joey Roland, is a twelve year old boy, who is visiting family friends in a small town, while his parents are working on certain issues. Joey becomes close to Vita, who is one of the family members that he is staying with. Both share their fears and their dreams. They have opportunities and adventures to make this summer very special. We get to meet some unique friends, and neighbors.
Linda Mahkovec discusses the importance of family, friends, hope and love, in happy and difficult times. I would highly recommend this thought-provoking and memorable story for other readers!