My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Dream Catcher is set in Florence, Oregon and continues the stories of characters we first met in The Sand Dollar. Ellen Williams is a native American book shop owner, she can see signs and portent of events past and future.
The book quickly jumps in with her brother Ron’s accident with a boat hook, he needs a trip to the hospital. Travis Petersen is staying with Ron, he’s an ex-war veteran and Ellen labels him as a waster.
Ellen’s parents are also going through some problems, her Dad Dick is getting forgetful and having vacant moments of memory loss, this leads to his own accident and once again Travis is there at the hospital.
Throw into this mix a threat from new developers who want to tear down Ellen’s shop and Ellen is in need of support and advice from friends and family. Should she allow Travis to help her? How will she save her shop?
I enjoyed some of the settings in this book, the trip to Canada and Butchart gardens was interesting, and the Oregon setting sounds really lovely. This book is a light contemporary read full of family life.