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What are you supposed to do with a restored spirit? Eventually, I got some answers. I just didn’t expect to get so many.When Juanita Lewis arrived in Paper Moon, Montana, courtesy of a Greyhound bus, she was just looking for a brief respite. Instead, she found a home, friends, and a man to love. But this leave-your-attitude-by-the-door woman made a promise to herself–one tWhat are you supposed to do with a restored spirit? Eventually, I got some answers. I just didn’t expect to get so many.When Juanita Lewis arrived in Paper Moon, Montana, courtesy of a Greyhound bus, she was just looking for a brief respite. Instead, she found a home, friends, and a man to love. But this leave-your-attitude-by-the-door woman made a promise to herself–one that she intends to keep. Now that she’s got a place to come back to, Juanita wants to see the world.A trip out West with her eccentric trucker friend, Peaches, leads to a cooking stint at a new age spa for skinny celebrities. Crazy, but its here that Juanita decides to take her talent for cooking to a new level . . . and make it her dream. She also learns something about life: It does turn out the way you planned it–just be ready to change the plan a few times along the way.Just as Juanita’s journey begins, she’s called back to Paper Moon, having inherited an old, slightly haunted B&B, as well as a mountain of decisions. There’s her self-centered, irresponsible daughter, insisting that she get some sense and come back home to Columbus, and a son who’s doing things Juanita can’t bear to think about. So how does a middle-aged black woman from the projects follow her heart when it’s heading in so many different directions? By asking the right questions, then listening with her soul....

Title : On the Right Side of a Dream
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ISBN : 9780345464750
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 240 Pages
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On the Right Side of a Dream Reviews

  • K
    2019-02-18 00:37

    When I read 'Dancing on the Edge of a Roof' several years ago, I loved it. I'm not sure whether this story wasn't as interesting or if I had changed over the years, but this one did not speak to me in the same way. It was still a good story and living in Columbus, I love reading the references to the city. In the first book Juanita was at the beginning of a journey, in this story she continued that journey. New adventures and interests...but nothing seems to compare to the initial steps.

  • Anino
    2019-02-14 04:42

    Exceptional Interracial Romance with lots of snappy language and downhome humor.. Great novel for those who are approaching their 2nd act in Life..

  • Mocha Girl
    2019-01-20 08:21

    "My mother said that I was a slow learner. It took me nearly forty years to figure out that she was right," so says Juanita Lewis, who continues her adventures of self-discovery and serious soul-searching in Sheila Williams's latest release, On the Right Side of a Dream. It picks up where Dancing on the Edge of the Roof left off, with our "shero", the middle-aged Juanita who ran away from home to preserve her sanity, pursuing another dream - a view of the Pacific Ocean. She is trucking across the Rockies with Peaches and pondering her next move and along the way she prospers spiritually and financially via the use of her culinary skills. Just as she thinks she has a life plan, fate intervenes and she must return to Paper Moon, Montana to bury an old friend (Millie). Surprisingly, she inherits an aging, haunted bed and breakfast inn and struggles to keep her promise to Millie while her world seems to crumble around her. Stress comes in all forms, but Juanita's constant source is that of her children. Her daughter is insisting she return to Columbus, Ohio to baby-sit for an indefinite length of time and her son has been arrested for dealing drugs. What's a mother to do? She follows her heart with interesting results. Although I think the start was a little slow, I found the novel filled with mother-wit and eccentric yet lovable characters (which are seemingly becoming Ms. Williams's trademarks). This novel does not disappoint-I enjoyed following Juanita on her daily adventures. The pacts she makes to herself and the lessons she learns along the way are jewels that should be treasured.

  • Glenda
    2019-02-12 06:47

    You know how you come across a book while you're looking for something else and you're like "hey that title sounds interesting." Well, that's how I found On the Right Side of a Dream. I had no idea that it had a prequel until I started looking at reviews about half-way through. That definitely explained why I was so lost in the beginning. That and the fact that the story seem to keep jumping from past to present. The book took off for me once Juanita returned to Paper Moon from Arizona. It was smooth sailing from there. I could really enjoy the story at that point instead of trying to figure out what I missed. Overall, it was a very good story about a woman allowing herself to find herself. I think Jess was my favorite character. He was just awesome. I would definitely recommend the book, but only if you've read the prequel - Dancing on the Edge of the Roof.

  • Angela
    2019-01-25 08:24

    Not as good as Dancing On The Edge Of The Roof but a good follow up. I wished the journey with Peaches had gone a little longer before Juanita decided to stay at the spa. Loved the Millie angle as well. Dead or not, she was my favorite character. The ending was predictable. All in all, I liked it.

  • Deb
    2019-02-19 05:46

    I didn't realize this was a sequel to Dancing on the edge of the roof. Juanita Louis travels to the Southwest and back to Paper Moon, Montana. She has inherited a B&B and starts school to become a chef. An enjoyable, easy read.

  • Smc
    2019-02-08 07:36

    Sequel to Dancing on the Edge of the Roof. I was thrilled when I found out there was a sequel and I was not disappointed after reading it. You'll fall in love with Juanita and her friends all over again and will find yourself wishing this was a trilogy.

  • Cheryl Durham
    2019-02-17 02:47

    Let me just say Sheila Williams is my new favorite author. This book resonated with me in so many ways. At various junctions in my life I have been Juanita Lewis, the main character in the book. I have just wanted to pack up and go somewhere...just anywhere....just because. I've wanted to encounter a Jess Gardner, talk with a Millie and shoot the breeze with a lady like Peaches., me and all of us, can most likely be Juanita.Juanita Lewis-middle-aged mother and grandmother needed time to herself and for herself. Juanita Lewis-can always be counted on. Juanita Lewis- hates saying "no." Juanita Lewis-finally had enough. She left familiarity, comfort and family in Ohio but found love and herself in Paper Moon, Montana. She also found family...not blood relatives...but individuals who were yoked because of love, mutual respect and to the other (Jess, Millie, Inez and Peaches). All were so different...but they made each other better.The author illustrated wonderfully that regardless of who you are and what you do...don't lose YOU. You can't get so busy making a life...that you forget to live. You can't continuously give to everyone and neglect to give to YOURSELF. Williams used humor to lay down the law and brash truths to clear up misconceptions. She also illustrates that if you don't have what you need in the it...its there wanting on you....Sheila's characters tugged at the heart strings. The nuggets that were sprinkled along the way were a bonus. These nuggets came from every character. Oh, I loved this book. Several of my favorite nuggets were;..........old age can't catch you if you just keep moving;..........if you are on the right track you will get run over....if you just sit there; your life to the fullest in whatever soil you're planted more living life backwards.Get the book. I have already ordered two other books by this author

  • Jenetta
    2019-02-16 03:28

    After reading Dancing on the Edge of a Roof, this was a great follow-up. Juanita, like many women, was stuck in a life that she had not planned. I love the fact that she felt afraid but courageous enough to let it all go and pursue her dream. To live. If only real life could be so simple. I give this book two thumbs up. I have not read a good book like this one in such a long time. However, on the down-side, I felt that the profanity diminished the character just a bit. Anyway, I love it.

  • Darchelle
    2019-02-09 00:31

    After reading "Dancing" I had to read this one too to see what happened to her and to get re-assurance that miracles do happen and there is a life after raising kids. I'm following in her footsteps and pursuing my other words...I'm Just doing Me Now.

  • Chris
    2019-02-10 01:40

    Not as good as the first one.

  • Dean
    2019-02-15 06:30

    Good story about middle age rediscovery and risk taking.

  • Nicole
    2019-01-29 07:42

    I loved Juanita's story! I love the way the author tells it. So conversational. I so love Jess! That's my dude!

  • Sandy
    2019-02-03 08:33

    Ok story