Dragonflies at Night by Anne Marie Bennett

October 1, 2020

Dragonflies at Night:
More Than a Love Story
By Anne Marie Bennett
Women's Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 365 Pages
September 22, 2020 by KaleidoSoul Media

A dragonfly brings a mother’s love to a grieving daughter.

Meet Savannah, the thirty-something owner of Life Celebrations, a party planning business. Despite losing both parents as a teenager, Savannah is creating a positive life for herself, surrounded by friends and co-workers who are now her family. But she also has a secret—as much as she wants to settle down and have children, she is afraid to, for fear of getting cancer and having to leave them without their mother, as she herself was left behind years ago.

Meet Deirdre Rose, Savannah’s mother. She continues to watch over Savannah, who feels deeply connected to her mother whenever she sees a dragonfly.

Now meet Ben, a thirty-something recording artist who is good-looking, talented, and a household name. Despite his fame, Ben is lonely. He trusts few people because it seems everyone wants something from him instead of getting to know who he really is.

Savannah and Ben cross paths when they meet at a yoga retreat in the Massachusetts Berkshires. They are drawn to each other’s creativity and outlook on life. She sees beyond his celebrity and he admires her strength in what she’s had to overcome.

What happens when the retreat ends and they go their separate ways? Will they be able to make a long distance relationship work? Can Savannah put aside her fears, and will Ben allow himself to be truly vulnerable?

Above all . . . what message do Deirdre Rose and Dragonfly have for both of them?

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My Thoughts

The key themes of this book are loss, love and family. We meet three main characters: Deidre Rose, Savannah and Ben. There are also some supporting characters which help the storyline move along. This story is told in multiple point of views which at first threw me off on a loop but you know who the chapter is going to be about since they are named to the corresponding characters. 

Deidre Rose is Savannah's mom and she passes away due to cancer. The dragonfly symbolizes her throughout the whole story. Savannah is grieving the loss of not just one but both her parents. She does have a great support system through her friends that lift her up when she needs it. She goes to a yoga retreat and falls for celebrity/musician Ben. Their love story is sweet and told in a day by day narrative. By the end of the book a year has passed. 

This is my first book by Anne Marie Bennett and she did a great job at having the reader understand that celebrating life in the now is what really matters and that above all things love always remains. 

My Rating: 3 stars/Liked it

Reviewers Note: I should note that this is not a Christian Fiction piece. It also teeters on the line of a clean read. When I first signed up for the book I was told that there would be one "closed door" scene but I felt like there were too many sexual scenes, multiple references to nudity and multiple conversations regarding to it as well. I am not opposed to clean reads but just wanted my viewers to be aware. 

(I received this book from the author as part of  the Prism Book Tour. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

About the Author

Anne Marie Bennett was touched by a dragonfly once and has never forgotten its message. She has published books about her cancer journeys and the process of SoulCollage®. This is her first women’s novel.

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Tour Giveaway

One winner will receive an ebook of All You Need is Love and Lilacs, a dragonfly suncatcher, and a $25 Amazon eGift Card (dragonfly suncatcher to US winner only, international winner will receive ebook and gift card only)

Ends October 14, 2020

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  1. Thanks for taking time to share your book with us and it's always a pleasure in our family to learn about a new one.