April 9, 2021
Kate and Lawrence drive through the desert on their way home from vacation and find a young girl sitting by the side of the road. Who is she? Where is she from and where is she going? Why is she there? When and how did she get there? What can they do to help? The girl won't speak, but that doesn't deter them from embarking on a journey through central and southern California to find the answers.
"DREAMer is truly a page-turner, one of those books that you finish in a few days because you can't put it down. It is a mystery story but not with cops and robbers, just realistic, well-developed characters trying to help a young girl in need. The book also explores interesting issues around immigration, adoption and the clash of cultures. A really good read, I definitely recommend!"
"What follows is an extraordinary detective story as Kate and Lawrence attempt to find Marisol's identity and whether she has relatives in the U.S., calling in friends to help and avoiding law enforcement. Gallo brings home the reality faced by children in Marisol's situation, and underlines the couple's compassion and tenacity in their quest against all odds."