Free-lance artist, Henry Williford was resigned to live the single life. When he discovers a naked, helpless beauty on a Florida beach, it changes his life forever. The only key to her forgotten past is her recurring dreams of golden dragons which turn into nightmares of black dragons, fire and death. In A Dream of Dragons, as the young couple searches for answers to her prior life, they find love and healing in each other’s arms. Only when a forgotten enemy resurfaces and threatens to take the life of her new love, does Anne learns of her amazing origin, but is now faced with a terrible choice.
Lauretta Kehoe is an avid reader of all types of books, but mostly science fiction and fantasy, seeking in these stories reflections of her Christian faith. Not finding many, Lauretta decided to write what she wanted to read. Then Michael added his input to “A Dream of Dragons,” the couple’s debut urban fantasy novel. Lauretta has also published stories in two anthologies, “Once Upon a Cursed Time,” “Black, Blue and Purple Pain,” and “Fractured Fairytales, Volume II.” Lauretta and Michael have several sequels to “A Dream of Dragons” in the works along with other books that are based on screenplays. The couple are members of the Jerry Jenkins Writer’s Guild.
Michael Kehoe is a professional comedian, actor and screenwriter, who has appeared in six movies, including the latest Jason Bourne film, two television shows and two commercials. Michael has also been published in “Once Upon a Cursed Time” and “Christmas Nightmares.” Michael has also appeared as his Geriatric Elvis persona at five casinos in the Las Vegas area.
After raising five children in Chicago, Lauretta and Michael moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where they live with their two cats, Thor and Sammy.
Henry has closed himself off from the world. He hasn't ever really recovered from the loss of his parents and then his fiancée was killed in a car accident. He figured that if no one is close, then no one can get hurt...or hurt him. So he's been "rescued" by a crew of animals and they care for one another. In some ways he's given up on friends and interaction with life itself.
Until one morning, jogging near the beach, he finds a young woman, naked and scared on the beach. His heart is moved and he gathers her up and begins to care for her: from the smallest functions to even teaching her to talk, she begins to open doors long closed. Her dreams are more than vivid and scare both of them.
The question becomes who and where was she prior to the rescue? Why was she just there and seemingly unafraid. Henry takes this task on as minutely as he focuses on his scientific illustrations. As they get more comfortable with their arrangement, they genuinely begin to care, to love one another. Henry begins to open up as Anne begins to learn about growing up.
Her dreams seem to effect her, but affect Henry more. He contacts people he hasn't seen since he shut himself away. No one has any more answers. They say both he and Anne will know somehow. But when,she does, what will happen!
An allegorically fantasy we are quickly drawn into the story as we root for Anne, Henry and even for the population of her dreams as she begins to work them out on paper as she paints them. And then, something goes terribly wrong and the outcome will change all we know about everything. This book defies categorization but will help us in the struggle to understand that which is greater than imaging. Highly recommended.
This book...wow. This was an amazing, spellbinding tale of faith, spirituality, love, and freedom. It was quite a ride!
I love how the Kehoes used the backdrop of dragon lore and fantastic detail modalities to tell a story of faith. All the facets of it. How life can sometimes damage you, beat you down, and at times, break you. But it doesn't stop there. It goes on to show how redemption is possible, even when all evidence and all belief is that nothing will change. The Kehoes use this book, with all of its wonderfully developed characters, immaculate storytelling, and gripping writing style, to say something that I believe everyone needs to hear sometimes: Faith is eternal, you can indeed be redeemed, and impossible is nothing.
The beginning didn't follow the same flow as the rest of the book, it was clearly very rough as if it needed a run through, and the ending was very blunt but vague I had to reread the last few chapters in order to fully grasp what happened. And for that I hold a grudge to the authors. But for the record although the flow of the book is not yet there, it is a beautiful concept idea that is worth the read. It explores a sort of teenage fantasy and brings you back to when you believed in magical characters.