Reformed Dreamer by Deborah King


She’s wreaked havoc in everyone’s lives. Can she find forgiveness… even from within?

Former drug addict Melinda desperately wants to make amends for years of misguided aggression. Fresh out of rehab and in control of her type of bipolar disorder, she’s grateful to have a secure job and a safe homestead for her long road to recovery. Welcomed by a glorious cliffside sunset and her handsome rancher host, she’s surprised by their instant attraction.

Determined to excel at her work, Melinda does her utmost to display kindness and forges a healthy connection with the horses. And when her dedication warms the heart of the steeds’ drop-dead gorgeous owner, she starts to believe in the possibility of unexpected love and a new future.

Can Melinda truly conquer the demons of her past to find redemption?

Reformed Dreamer is the fourth and final book in the sweet Inspiration in Cologne women’s fiction series. If you like hard-won second chances, surprising romance, and rising above mental health hurdles, then you’ll love Deborah King’s touching story.


Melinda has had some serious mental health and drug addiction problems and she has just come out of rehab but she needs to live with someone for a year who can administer her medications and keep her on the right path and that ends up being Darius, the owner of a local horse farm 
I loved Melinda, she is a strong woman who wants to do everything she puts her mind to but she also has a vulnerable side which makes her more human. She is also determined to get over her past addictions and manage her mental health, something I know can be tough, but she does so well and her struggle feels real to me
Darius struggles with people but he opens his home to Melinda to help her and his patience with her as well as his teaching her about horses, something he knows so much about, had me gripped. He is a strong character who knows what he wants but he has his own struggles which made him feel more real to me
I loved how their relationship developed, almost at the same pace that Melinda gets more confident with the horses and herself. They take time to get to know each other but they work so well as a pair, seeing each other’s strengths and weaknesses and supporting each other 
Mental health problems and addiction can be a hard topic to write about but it comes across really well in this book, not at all patronising or stigmatising which can happen at times. I also loved how the horses worked as a bit of animal therapy for Melinda, something that people may not consciously be aware of but is another way for people to learn to cope 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a book with strong main characters who have to overcome a lot to be the people that they become 
AM 🐾 x

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Author Bio 

Reformed Dreamer Author

Deborah King is a spirited woman who was inspired to pursue her dreams due to her mother’s death from early onset Alzheimer’s disease. She has the unique ability to read people and tackle life’s hardships.

Deborah is an acclaimed, distinctive new voice in romantic women’s fiction. After raising two children, working with a not-for-profit wildlife rescue organization, and reading too many books to count, she retired from her personal training and weight management business to follow her dream of writing.

She is extremely grateful for having the opportunity to work with many different people sharing and teaching what inspires her, which you’ll catch glimpses of in her books.

Deborah’s lived in several diverse areas in her city as well as three years in a rural setting. She lives in Missouri with her supportive husband, two rescue cats, who believe they’re dogs, her mini fitness store, and her eclectic collection of books

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