Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg

I chose this book from the Early Reviewer list because I have read books by the author before and I liked them. Happily The Dream Lover is the best one I have read by Elizabeth Berg so far!

The Dream Lover is a historical fiction novel based on the author Aurore Dupin, better known as her nom de plume, George Sand. She lived in France in the late 1800s and did all the things girls shouldn't do at the time. It was mostly uplifting to read about her adventures, and even inspiring to read about her endless well of creativity.

Aurore was like the Taylor Swift of the day, dating Frederic Chopin and Victor Hugo among numerous others. The story was maybe one relationship too long for my taste, but not because I'm a slut-shamer, rather I preferred the girl power aspect of the story.

The best thing about this book was that it exposed me to a new author. I will definitely be looking up George Sand the next time I find myself in a book store.