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Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County: A Novel

"A lively and wise deliberation on the dynamics of friendship, change, and self-realization." -Philip K. Jason, Southern Literary Review


The second of two related novels about a middle-aged wife and mother in small-town Florida in the early 1960s, Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County begins in the late summer of 1964, one year after the first book ends. Race and class issues, and divisions between Northerners and Southerners, are explored as the lead character and members of her book club face changes in their town and their own lives.  

The book was a selection of the Simon & Schuster Book Club; the 700-chapter Pulpwood Queens Book Club; and the Fall-Winter Reading List of Deep South Magazine. Like the first novel, it was published in large print and was a Reader's Digest Select Edition. It has been translated and published in Brazil, Hungary and the Czech Republic.



"Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County is a story of the strength of women. And it is a story of secrets and of secrets revealed. You can read the Lost Heiress as a stand-alone but your heart needs to read both. They are both so good." - MysteriesEtc



"A bighearted story with small-town flair. Lovers of quirky Southern characters will want to settle in for this delightful ride." - New York Times bestselling author Lisa Wingate


“The stories in Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress trade in serious and provocative issues, and the misfit characters within are authentic and true…a vivid, vibrant plot in a journalist’s efficient prose.” - The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J.


"Hearth's sound writing and wit create a story featuring a wealth of eccentric characters." - Kirkus Reviews


"Amy Hill Hearth has proven herself to be one of the most talented fiction writers on shelves today. " - Julie Cantrell, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author.