Barbara Beck Lovelace’s newly released “A Dream Transformed: Stella's Story” is a brilliant novel that tells the reimagined story of a woman from the nineteenth century

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“A Dream Transformed: Stella's Story” from Christian Faith Publishing author Barbara Beck Lovelace follows the eventful life on a woman in pursuit of her dreams and passion in 1892 New York where life was never as simple as expected.

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“A Dream Transformed: Stella's Story”: a potent tale about broken dreams, chaotic cities, and a chance at love. “A Dream Transformed: Stella's Story” is the creation of published author Barbara Beck Lovelace, a writer, publications manager, and business owner. She has written technical, academic, and business documents, but her real love has been researching and writing historic plays for performance, drawing on her MA in American history.

Lovelace shares, “Can a gifted and single-minded young Irish woman find a way to trust God as she pursues a cherished dream among the distractions and lawlessness of 1892 New York City, or will she be caught in the vortex of the evil that stalks her?

“Seventeen-year-old Stella Manning already knows her life’s purpose: to perform the dramatic spoken art of elocution on the stage. But her dream is shattered and pushed aside by her father’s dream instead, sweeping her away from her beloved Dublin to brawny, bold, and dangerous New York City. As Stella steps into the pulsating disorder of a sprawling metropolis—crazily racing toward a new century—she wonders how she can possibly find her way, and her place, in this new and overwhelming world. Is her dream lost forever?

“Tom Kane, also seeking to achieve a dream, shares his journey with his new friend Stella and finds himself loving her more each day. But does Stella have room in her heart, filled with resentment and ambition, for a godly man? Will their dreams collide, or find a way forward together, amid a life-threatening plot that soon includes Stella?

“Stella’s search for her dream reveals the exciting and vibrant world of nineteenth-century elocution—a performance art form now vanished. And her journey will lead her to either love and a growing faith or to a deadly fate.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Barbara Beck Lovelace’s new book is a gripping narrative that will surprise every reader with how events play out. Will our protagonist achieve her dream? Or will she get spiraled down into the deafening madness of the world?

View a synopsis of “A Dream Transformed: Stella's Story” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “A Dream Transformed: Stella's Story” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “A Dream Transformed: Stella's Story,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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