- Virginia Johnson
Handsome, rich Percy smiled at Olivia from his seat above her in the theatre. She is sure of it. Feeling bold on this, the night of her birthday AND Halloween, she goes up on stage where his eyes must follow her—to be hypnotized by the mysteriously dashing Henri Reveri. What follows in Cat Winters’ The Cure for Dreaming is something a bit scandalous and very eye-opening as she is told to "see the world the way it truly is."
Portland, Oregon, in the year 1900 was a very different time from our own. Women were expected to have certain…roles. And only those roles. Being politically active or even voting in an election was not allowed by polite society. Olivia’s father certainly thinks so. A bitter, possessive man, he is determined to keep his dear daughter in line by any means necessary.
Intriguing romance, the sparkle of theatre life, excellent characters, and some very real dangers in the seemingly mundane world make for a great story for teens and adults. If you enjoy this historical suspense novel with a touch of the otherworldly, I suggest you also try Cat Winters’ other book, In the Shadow of Blackbirds and Suzanne Weyn’s Distant Waves: A Novel of the Titanic.