Just because Jonny Knobel hasn't touched the accordion for years means nothing to his father and his beloved polka band. After years in the city, small-town Minnesota whiplashes Jonny until he runs into the college girls doing field work next door. The mysteriously rude Isabel Yancey, the crew chief, arrives with her own fresh heartache. Can two such different people see eye to eye?
A story about second chances, this is a novel of 20-somethings in search of a fresh start. Romance, humor, and the heartache of growing up make All Your Pretty Dreams a unique journey through the hearts and minds of young adults searching for the keys to happiness in a complicated world.
The beauty of this book is its originality and its sheer inability to be categorized, which in today's world of cookie-cutter books is a good thing! It's a romance, with its lovers troubled and conflicted and struggling with their feelings, but ultimately, wonderfully in love. It's a coming-of-age story, with characters young as well as old doing so! It's a story of family and values, both not necessarily going hand in hand; and more than anything, love in all of its variations.
©2012 Lise McClendon (P)2016 Lise McClendon