This was a re-listen and still surprisingly enjoyable. It's interesting to see that smoking was so cool in those days! Two irritating, arrogant lead characters -- I guess they deserve each other. I kept reading the trilogy because I liked the secondary characters in this one. While it wasn't something special, it was definitely among the better romance novels I've read until now. Which is, you know, worth 4 stars. Gosh I love a good happy ending. This book had me swooning and wanting to be caught up in the story of this woman's life.
She is a strong woman, and surrounds herself with some people who help her realize how strong she is. I love that characteristic in a female character. Sep 09, Autumn rated it really liked it Shelves: part-of-series , i-own , contemp-romance. Let me warn you,that is not the typical heroine that is looking for love..
She is portrayed a bit as shallow,careless,but very loyal person. What captivated my attention of this book was the premise. Margo achieves her "dreams" above and beyond.. The honesty from her friends and Joshua the hero , the way she faces her upcoming downfall is revealing and also very realistic from my point of view. NR describes what insecurities and fear of abandonment can do to our emotional ties and how much it hampers the ability to trust and compromise. I do however, have to comment on the fact that the plot of the book was quite unrealistic But the underlined theme of the book was worth the read!
Daring to Dream (Dream Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts
View all 6 comments. Dec 14, Bark rated it it was ok Shelves: romance , audiobook. Model, Margo Sullivan, is trying to patch her life back together after her career is shattered by a dirty scandal. She heads back home to heal her wounds and to help out an old friend going through an emotionally trying time and falls in love with the friend's brother, an old childhood crush, Josh now a rich playboy and sometimes attorney.
This was the first book by Nora Roberts that I could easily put down. Her beautiful knack for description was there as was her easily readable style but I didn Model, Margo Sullivan, is trying to patch her life back together after her career is shattered by a dirty scandal.
Her beautiful knack for description was there as was her easily readable style but I didn't like the two leads. Margo, the gorgeous model heroine, was whiny and spoiled and used her looks to get whatever she wanted out of life. She did grow up a little bit towards the end and realized that the world didn't revolve around her but I still didn't like her much.
The hero was just plain spoiled and wasn't present for a huge part of the book so I never grew to care for him. I found Daring To Dream to be more effective as a story about a woman's struggle to rebuild her life after devastation, and her attempts to reestablish caring and loving relationships with her childhood friends. Although I didn't click with either main character in this story, and wasn't excited by the romance, Nora Roberts kept me entertained with the strong interaction between the friends.
Their love, devotion and banter came through as very believable and I am looking forward to the two sequels about Margo's friends' Laura and Kate. They appear to be sensible and compassionate and less self-centered women. Another satisfying read from Nora Roberts. I'm a little disappointed in myself that it took me this long to read the Dream series but better late than never. The series revolves around 3 lifelong friends - Laura Templeton, daughter of a hotel magnate, her cousin Kate Powell, orphaned young and brought to live with the Templetons and Margo Sullivan, daughter of the Templeton's head housekeeper.
It's a great story that tells the tale of a woman's journey to realizing what is truly important is famil Another satisfying read from Nora Roberts. It's a great story that tells the tale of a woman's journey to realizing what is truly important is family and not material things. Margo has to start from scratch after making judgement errors and as she returns home, she has to turn to her family and accept that she has more than she realized. Along the way, she butts head with Josh Templeton, Laura's brother and the man who has loved her from afar.
As he helps her make a way to her new life, she undergoes a transformation and understands that she is more than just a pretty face. I loved the way Nora Roberts allows the growth of her characters making Margo both selfish and yet human from the start. Even when Margo is at her worst battling her mother, we can feel the love between the characters and the heartwrenching feelings as they both battle to overcome barriers to express their love for another.
Very much enjoyed this book and can't wait to read Kate's story next.
A Dream Called Home
Nice and light to read on the treadmill! Nora Roberts has done it again! Fully out of my reading slump. Yes, it's predictable. I don't care. Nora Roberts pulls me in every time. After ten years of modeling success, Margo Sullivan found herself in the middle of a career ending scandal and drug charges that she had no connection or knowledge of. The type of person Margo was, she went home to Monterey California.
The Templeton house had always been her home, her mum was the housekeeper, Laura Templeton and Kate Powell her best friends now with the world talking about her the only place to run and hide was the Templeton house. The big brother figure of the family, Josh Temp After ten years of modeling success, Margo Sullivan found herself in the middle of a career ending scandal and drug charges that she had no connection or knowledge of.
This situation was no different. Now that she was home, convincing her to see him as more than just a brother, more than just a friend might take more than the ten years he had already waited for her. Maybe if she figured out what she wanted to do with her life, he could find a way to show her that he belonged in it too. Book 1 of the Dream Trilogy. As with a lot of series, book 1 is difficult, it spends so much time with the set up and putting all the characters out there, that some things seem to be lost.
It was a good story for a beginning to the Dream Trilogy, but not a great story. I am only hoping that the second Holding the Dream and the third Finding the Dream goes better.
Jan 07, Angela Holland rated it really liked it. Why I read this book: I picked up this book because the cover caught my eye. I have also read a couple of other books by this author and have really enjoyed them. What I did like: I liked the theme behind this book. Once again we have a series of book by Nora the centers around the close friendship of three friends and we one friend that is the main character in this story, which I enjoy.
What I didn't like: I did not like the way that the main character Margo was such a "flighty" person. It see Why I read this book: I picked up this book because the cover caught my eye.
It seemed like no matter what Josh or anyone would do for her should would push away the chance to be happy. This book seemed to have a kind of depressing feel to it at times because of Margo always looking for more. Overall Impression: I enjoyed this book as was hoping for a happy ending but at times I was wondering if this would happen. I liked how Josh was always trying to make things better for Margo. It seems Margo wanted to leave a life that would have been "normal" and good for her to replace something she was missing.
She was always missing having a dad and due to this she was making reckless decisions which ended putting her in a bad situation. In the background we learn a little about her friends who are considered her sisters and some of their problems. I look forward to the rest of this series and hope to read more about her "sisters" 4 stars May 11, Alys Marchand rated it really liked it. This book has a lot to like. The characters are very different and pretty well developed.
The setting is one of my favorite places. The main character is flawed and stupid, but changes as she grows up. The relationship between Margo and Josh is believable. That said, I'm highly dissatisfied with the writing style. In addition to far too many short, snippy sentences that don't flow, the sudden change in points of view is jarring.
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One moment we are seeing events through Margo's eyes, and the next, This book has a lot to like. One moment we are seeing events through Margo's eyes, and the next, through her mother's as she closely checks the polish-job on the bannister and vows to praise the maid who did the work, even though we don't need to know about this and never even see the maid. Quite often we are told, rather than show. SHOW us. Sadly this book altogether seems rushed, like a first draft, which I guess is to be expected when an author puts out upwards of ten books a year.
Roberts seemed to be aiming for title of most prolific author, and it has come at the cost of quality. Her less-rushed works are much better.
That said, I still enjoyed this book, and this trilogy. I just wish the writing quality wasn't on par with Stephenie Meyer. May 04, Heena Rathore P. I absolutely loved the book and most of all Margo the main character. She takes life head-on and faces the worst situations with I absolutely loved the book and most of all Margo the main character. She takes life head-on and faces the worst situations with a lot of courage. In this adventurous journey, Laura and Kate play a very important role and reminds the reader that true friendships never die.
He seemed a bit too desperate at times. The book was okay. I especially liked the strong friendship between the three women and how they and their parents form an unusual, but close family. I had some problems with Margo and Josh. Both are likeable protagonists - but only most of the time. Of course that they have major flaws makes them good, more complex characters, but I couldn't get Margo and her decisions.
She's a nice, loyal person, but sometimes I just wanted to shake her till she'd see sense. And Josh Arguing is normal, yes, but they did it all the time and were really mean to each other. It seems to work for them, but it didn't work for me as a reader. It took a long time till I could believe the book that they are in love, before that I couldn't see more than friendship and lust between them.
They said that they loved each other, but I didn't really feel it till later in the book. Because of that, their story didn't move me as much as it could have. Add to this that I thought the last 'conflict' between them was unnecessary and a stupid plot point Of course not everything about the book is bad. It's a solid story and Roberts writes well as usual, but I just expected more.
Let's see how I like book 2. I like most of Nora Roberts' trilogies. Here is my definition of a dream that can be put to the test and will pass: A dream is an inspiring picture of the future that energizes your mind, will and emotions, empowering you to do everything you can to achieve it.
Dreams are valuable commodities. They propel us forward. They give us energy. They make us enthusiastic. Everyone ought to have a dream. Many people were not encouraged to dream. Others have dreams but lose hope and set them aside. You can find or recapture your dreams. And they can be big dreams , not that all dreams have to be huge to be worth pursuing. They just need to be bigger than you are. Some people have been discouraged from dreaming by others.
Many people have had their dreams knocked right out of them! The world is filled with dream crushers and idea killers. Some people are hindered by past disappointments and hurts. Disappointment is the gap that exists between expectation and reality. All of us have encountered that gap. Failure is the price we must pay to achieve success.
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