Wednesday, July 30, 2014

When Dreams Are Calling


~ I received a copy of this book from the publisher or author to facilitate this review.  I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~



Synopsis (from Amazon): Inspired by a true story, When Dreams are Calling is a powerful mixture of adventure, travel and reflections that will redefine your idea of courage while making you laugh all the way. 

The main character, Dora, is a witty young woman who chases her dreams across continents, from Europe to America, then to Asia, and finally, to the far away shores of Australia. 

We see the changes she goes through, the price she pays for following her dreams, but also the rewards she gets on the way. Her life is a roller coaster and her plan is nothing more than the confidence that everything will work out for the best. 


The story is filled with magical words of wisdom that will inspire and delight you, while making you reflect on the beauty of friendship, lust, love and kindness. 

“Words have power, dreams have power, we have power” is the motif which echoes all through this enthralling novel that bursts with optimism. 



One (or more) Sentence Summary:  The book jacket sums it up best.."Not a travelogue, but a journey. Not a comedy, but a joy. Not a self-help book, but a lesson. A book you won't forget."

I think When Dreams are Calling would make a FANTASTIC movie. I don't recall every thinking that or saying that about a book.  I just wanted to travel right along side Dora and share her experiences and all the lessons she learned. 

Truly a remarkable story…I mean journey!

One of my favorite quote (and there are lots of them) is, "If we juggle everything at once, we might drop the most important piece and not even notice."


Favorite Character(s):  Besides Dora, I really liked her friend Robert, who she meets in Canada.  He was a true friend, through and through.  What a great character.

I also really liked Stallion! There is no need to say anything else about him!

Setting:  The book is written in different parts: Dora's home country, Romania, on to Canada, and ends in Australia.

Fast read/slow read:  Just right!  Every chapter ended with me wanting more. Darn those work hours!

Would I Read Other Books by the Author:  Yes, I would.  I really enjoyed this one!  Carol keep me in mind when you publish your next novel.


Carol Vorvain is an Australian fiction writer who lives in Melbourne, a city famous for having all four seasons in a day. A lawyer and mediator by training, Carol writes uplifting, touching stories about people from all over the world. Her characters are funny and witty while exploring life choices and the power of intention, change and passion. She loves to travel, share a laugh, and dream with her eyes wide open in her beautiful rose garden.


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