Hopes & Dreams Restored

Millie looked up at the still train. “Because sometimes we put a halt to the very things that would free us—we stop them, push them away, because our fear becomes too strong.”

The Dress Shop on King Street is the first book by Ashley Clark, in the Heirloom Series, it is about a multi-generational novel filled with special buttons, family secrets and fabric. Harper Dupree longs to be a fashion designer, when her college advisor tells her that her final dress project does not meet her standards she returns to Fairhope, Alabama.

“We’re just trying to control the stuff that scares us rather than to feel the fear and move on.”

Millie Middleton, the daughter of a black woman and an Italian man board a train heading to Charleston to keep half of her racial identity hidden. In her bag she is carrying two signature buttons and dreams of owning a dress ship. Along the route she meets a train jumper, both lives and dreams are changed forever.

Harper and Millie return to Charleston to find the man who may hold the answers they are looking for and a dress shop that they have both dreamed of.

I loved how the author brought past and present together, messages of God’s mercy, love, and faithfulness. I was pulled in from page one reading till late at night and how our dreams can come true if we honestly believe. A story of love lost and found, and hope and dreams restored. Ashley did an incredible job weaving the story together between past and present.

Published by sweets67

I am a full time mom and volunteer with Disaster Relief as Blue Hat/Lead Cook for Mass Feeding. I am a Young Living Essential Oils Dist and love sharing and teaching others how to incorporate oils into everyday life. In my free time I love to read and review books for several Christian publishing companies.

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