#BookReview: Dragonfly Dreams by Jennifer J. Chow

Dragonfly DreamsReviewer: Annie

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


It’s 1880 in Fresno, California when 17-year-old Topaz Woo dies after giving birth. She can get an extension in a non-physical body—if she uses The Ten Commandments to influence her newborn. Over the course of ten years, she finds herself stymied in parenting by intergenerational drama and spiritual battle. Will she adjust to an otherworldly existence and give her daughter a solid foundation? Or will she become mired in family disputes and forfeit her soul to evil?


What an imaginative book about the afterlife! Jennifer J. Chow wrote a magical story!

The story begins in Fresno, California in the year 1880.

Topaz dies in her 18th year of life, after she gives birth to her daughter, Jasper. Upon her death she can watch everyone below her, including her family and child.

A “creature” named Sage comes to Topaz in the afterlife and offers her to share a decade with her family, as long as she influences her daughters life by the laws in the Ten Commandments. Each year she is given one Commandment to implement in her daughters life.

This story will raise a lot of questions and give you a lot to think about regarding the afterlife.  This story is full of intriguing and complex ideals, including your family, love, and devotion. How far would you go to guide your child. How much can you learn about yourself in the process?

The idea behind this story was very interesting.

4 Stars


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