Chaysing Dreams

Romance - Suspense
378 Pages
Reviewed on 08/16/2013
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Author Biography

Jalpa Williby was born in India and immigrated to the United States at the tender age of eight. A voracious reader, Williby’s adolescence was marked by a promising academic career. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science from the University of Illinois, Williby went on to earn Masters in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University.
Her passion for helping her patients led her to a specialty in neuroscience, focusing on children and adults with neurological impairments.
Juggling her time as a wife, a mother, and working full-time, her love for books never subsided. Williby introduces her novels, Chaysing Dreams and Chaysing Memories to the world. Both are Amazon best sellers, received multiple five star reviews from Readers' Favorite, and recently won the Gold Medal from Readers' Favorite in their respective categories.
These days, Williby works feverishly on the third and final installment, Chaysing Destiny, her passion flowing trough every page.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite

Many teens outshine their peers but Tess has the rest beat by a mile. In Chaysing Dreams by Jalpa Williby, Tess enjoys success, popularity, and a loving family in spite of being plagued by nightmares and recurring visions of a dark cloud. Over the course of almost 10 years, Tess excels at sports and academics but never forgets the young man she met on her 16th birthday.

As she faces some of life's toughest challenges, it is apparent that Tess has special abilities and a guardian angel who comes to her rescue at just the right times. Even with the support of her two best friends and a loving dog, Tess struggles to overcome a devastating loss. Learning to follow her instincts and trust her intuition, Tess moves forward and discovers love but at a terrible cost.

Surprising abilities, a connection to a mysterious guardian, and the devotion of an exceptional dog help Tess succeed in everything she does except for understanding and escaping the nightmares and dark visions that plague her throughout her life. Cryptic messages from her parents, the support of a loving aunt and friends and the protection provided by an elusive character lead Tess onward to discover her true identity and purpose in life only to realize that the more she knows, the more she needs to learn.

In this wonderful debut novel, Jalpa Williby creates a story full of questions and surprises embedded in the fabric of an adolescence and young adulthood that is something more than typical. Excellent job! A great story with unique characteristics.