‘Lavender Dreams’ by Rebekah Dodson

Lavender Dreams: Life After Us: Book Two by [Dodson, Rebekah]


On the run from invading forces, Vicki escapes into the woods with Ambrose. After his truck is stolen, she has to make a choice: accept her fiance, Will, is dead, or keep searching — possibly in vain. Can she learn to love Ambrose as she loved Will?

Khaki. That’s what everyone thinks of him, but Vicki knows the truth, and after that kiss, Ambrose yearns for more. He wants Vicki to forget about her fiance and accept the fact he is dead. They saw him being dragged off in handcuffs before the explosion!

But, what if he’s not dead?

What if he made it out alive?

When Vicki is kidnapped by terrorists, Ambrose fights to find the woman he loves. Yet their lavender dream promises of serenity may never come.


My Review

I absolutely loved the first book in this mini series called ‘Poppy Bloom’ and I couldn’t wait to get hold of a copy of ‘Lavender Dreams’.  I couldn’t wait to read it and I stared reading it as soon as I could.  Wowzers, I was not to be disappointed as I really enjoyed it but more about that in a bit.

I loved the range of characters in this book.  The main focus of the book is on Vicki and Ambrose, who are currently on the run from terrorists.  Vicki is mourning the loss of her fiancé Will, who was last seen being carted off by terrorists.  She hasn’t had sight nor sound of him since.  However that doesn’t necessarily mean that he is dead and she is torn between wanting to move on or believing that he is still alive somewhere.  Added to this confused mass of feelings is the fact that   Vicki realises that she is falling in love with Ambrose.  Disaster strikes when Vicki is apprehended by terrorists for reasons which become apparent in the story and Ambrose is faced with the very scary prospect of how to rescue Vicki.  I did wonder if that was truly mission impossible but I happily wanted to be proven wrong.

I have to admit that although I like reading romance novels, I am not usually a fan of the science fiction or dystopia genre.  Every once in a while I do like a change of genre and so I started to read ‘Lavender Dreams’ with an open mind.  I was pleasantly surprised by just how much I did enjoy reading this book.

It didn’t take me long at all to get into this book and pretty much by the end of the first page I was hooked on this book.  Reading this book felt much like a reunion with old friends.  I really did feel as though I had got to know them well during the course of the first book.  The author writes so convincingly about her characters that they seemed very realistic and they seemed to jump off the page and spring to life as it were.  I found that I cared about what happened to them.  I found that the deeper I was getting into the book, the quicker the pages seemed to be turning.  I seemed to race to the end but because I was enjoying the book so much I didn’t realise just how fast the time was passing or how quickly I was getting through the book.  I was stunned to reach the end of the book as quickly as I did.  I was enjoying the book so much that I just wanted it to continue.

In short, I really did enjoy reading ‘Lavender Dreams’ and I would definitely recommend it to other readers.  I will definitely be reading more from Rebekah Dodson.  The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a very well deserved 4* out of 5*.



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