Daring to Dream (Dream Trilogy Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the first novel in a dramatic new trilogy.

Margo, Kate and Laura were brought up like sisters amidst the peerless grandeur of Templeton House. But it was Margo whose dreams first took her far away . . .

Margo Sullivan had everything a young woman could ask for. But while growing up along the rocky cliffs of Monterey,...
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Daring to Dream (Dream Trilogy Series #1)

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Overview

New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the first novel in a dramatic new trilogy.

Margo, Kate and Laura were brought up like sisters amidst the peerless grandeur of Templeton House. But it was Margo whose dreams first took her far away . . .

Margo Sullivan had everything a young woman could ask for. But while growing up along the rocky cliffs of Monterey, she couldn't help but dream of bigger things. The daughter of the Templeton's stern Irish housekeeper, Margo had been treated like a member of the family. Deep down, she knew that money could not but the thing she craved most -- her mother's acceptance.

Maybe things would be different if she could be sweet like Laura -- or had Kate's shrewd head for business. But all Margo knew how to do was be Margo, and that meant doing things her own way -- no matter what the consequences . . .
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Roberts begins a smooth-talking trilogy about three friends who grew up together among the megawealthy Templeton family of hoteliers, on their beautiful estate in Big Sur: Laura Templeton, the sweet rich girl who is getting marrid as the story begins; Kate Powell, her down-to-earth orphaned cousin with a Harvard M.B.A.; and Margo Sullivan, the housekeeper's daughter and heroine of this first book. Margo (the Bella Donna Woman... "Beautiful, Confident. Dangerous.") returns to Big Sur after being swindled by her manager. She suffers a little, opens a boutique of her old designer clothes and tchotchkes, and marries gorgeous golden Josh, the Templeton scion who has always loved her and who plays a great game of tennis. Roberts who could seemingly write a formula romance in her sleep, adds brains, humor and sex, if not anything by way of plot innovations. (Aug.)
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 "America's favorite writer."

Daring to Dream is a trademark Nora Roberts book—well-written, entertaining, sexy and full of witty dialogue.”

“Nora Roberts’s novels are always an entertaining mix of high romance and high drama, and her Dream trilogy is no exception.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101146002
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/1996
  • Series: Dream Trilogy Series, #1
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 21,937
  • File size: 723 KB

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts is truly a publishing phenomenon. With over 250 million copies of her novels in print, she has come a long way since she wrote her first novel in a spiral notebook using a No. 2 pencil. Now she has published over 150 novels and her work has been optioned and made into films, excerpted in national magazines and translated in over twenty-five different countries. "I always have stories running around in my head," she explains. "Once I start putting them down on paper, I just keep going; I just keep writing." In addition to her amazing success in mainstream fiction, Nora Roberts remains committed to writing for her category romance audience that took her to into their heart in 1981 with her very first book, a Silhouette romance.



Nora Roberts continues to write futuristic romantic suspense as J.D. Robb, and her characters Eve Dallas and Roarke have become two of her most popular creations ever. Her J.D. Robb titles are hailed as "a perfect balance of suspense, futuristic police procedure and steamy romance...truly fine entertainment" by Publishers Weekly.



Reviewers agree that Nora Roberts deserves praise. The Los Angeles Daily News describes her as "a word artist, painting her story and her characters with vitality and verve." Kirkus Reviews comments on True Betrayals saying "Roberts' style has a fresh, contemporary snap." Roberts is said to be "reminiscent of Jacqueline Briskin and Sidney Sheldon" by Booklist, and Rex Reed lauds her saying, "Move over Sidney Sheldon: the world has a new master of romantic suspense, and her name is Nora Roberts." Publishers Weekly claims "Roberts keeps getting better...[her] prolificness shows no sign of abating." They add, "When Roberts puts her expert finger on the pulse of romance, legions of fans feel the heartbeat." USA Today calls Nora "a consistently entertaining writer."



The remarkable Ms. Roberts did not become a success overnight. By the time her first novel, Irish Thoroughbred, was published in 1981, she already had three years of hard work behind her and several rejected manuscripts languishing in drawers. Today, according to Entertainment Weekly, "her stories have fueled the dreams of twenty-five million readers." One of America's leading novelists, her books are published around the world. She is frequently invited to promote her novels in other countries. Her recent travels took her to England, Italy, Australia and Japan to meet fans, fellow authors and aspiring writers.



Sanctuary was made into a television movie which aired in 2001 on CBS as "Nora Roberts' Sanctuary." The cast includes Melissa Gilbert, Emmy-winner Kathy Baker and Costas Mandylor. CBS has also optioned The Reef for another television movie. Montana Sky has been optioned by TriStar Television for a two-hour television movie. Her book This Magic Moment became the television film "Magic Moments" starring Emmy-winner John Shea and Jenny Seagrove. Sacred Sins has been optioned for film by Kaleidoscope, and Private Scandals has been optioned by Burt Reynolds Productions. Reflections and The Law is a Lady were selected by Good Housekeeping magazine for presentation as condensed novels. Honest Illusions and Private Scandals were featured as Readers Digest's Condensed Books.


The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly have all featured or mentioned Nora Roberts in articles about writing and the romance genre. She has appeared on ABC-TV's Good Morning America and Cable News Network, and has been featured on the television programs To Tell the Truth, Entertainment Tonight, and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. She has been interviewed by local television and radio programs across the country, and she has been featured in dozens of newspapers, including the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun, Washington Times, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune, and Atlanta Constitution.

Her extraordinary accomplishments have also received recognition from her peers. The first author ever to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame, and the first author to receive their Centennial Award when she published her 100th novel Montana Sky, she is the recipient of almost every award given in recognition of excellence in romance writing. In 1997, she was honored at the Romance Writers of America National Conference when she was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to her awards from the Romance Writers of America, she has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Waldenbooks, and she has been honored by B. Dalton Booksellers, the New Jersey Chapter of Romance Writers of America, and BookRak Distributors.



Nora Roberts is a charter member of the Romance Writers of America, and a member of their Washington, D.C. chapter. She was the keynote speaker at their 1994 national conference in New York. She is also a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, The Crime Writers League of America, and Novelists Inc.

The youngest of five children, she was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She now lives in Keedysville, Maryland.



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    1. Also Known As:
      J. D. Robb; Sarah Hardesty; Jill March; Eleanor Marie Robertson (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Keedysville, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      1950
    2. Place of Birth:
      Silver Spring, Maryland

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  • Posted December 27, 2008

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    The Best

    I am in love with this book. My favorite out of the series, although the other two are also must-reads. Margo is human and flawed and you cannot help but adore her, and Josh is everything you could want in a man. They make an amazing pair, and plus its fun to read a novel where the unrequiteted love begin with the guy, as it's usually vice-versa. One of Nora Robert's best!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 26, 2010

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    2 out of 3

    loved this book, quickly devoured it & the one that follows it,, and that where it stops,, nook does not sell book 3, so if you want to read book 3 you have to buy in book form,, so tell me again why i have a nook??? if i have to buy paper back still??

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 15, 2010

    A reread

    This is a book that I keep going back to. I believe it is the best in the series. You are introduced to the characters and cannot help but to connect to the girls friendship. You respond to Margo's inner struggle to find herself and fall in love with Josh. His love and understanding of Margo is what makes readers read romance. The hero and the heroine remain true without any sappiness. This is a must read and will become a favorite reread!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 13, 2010

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    A Guilty Pleasure Latte Style

    Ah, the guilty pleasure of curling up with a cup of coffee and losing yourself to these great characters. Formulaic? Yes, with no apology. Predictable? Deliciously so! The difference between this story and the majority of the "bodice-ripper" genre is just that, it has a STORY. The author fully develops her characters and embodies them with characteristics we all want to find in our friends. Pimples and all. Even the "bad" guys' are written so well, you cheer when they all get what's coming to them! I found myself commiserating with the wronged Laura and rooting for her to finally smell the coffee and grow a backbone, feeling sympathy for the career driven and solitary Kate, and wanting to shake both the strong-willed Margo and Josh into reason. The back-story between Margo and her Mom brought tears to my eyes. I don't usually read "romance" novels. I'm a devoted James Patterson page-turner, but I welcome reading more of Ms.Robert's work. If they are all written with the same devotion to story and charcter development, I will be a new devotee. The sex passages were the whipped cream on this delicious latte.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

    Wonderful

    I really liked this book... I made for a really good read, its one of the type of books that you want to curl up with and read on a rainy day. Nora Roberts is truly wonderful at telling a story and have you right there in the thick of it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2009

    Love Stories

    It is a good Sunday afternoon read. Just fun.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2008

    GREAT BOOK!

    This book was awesome. I would highly recomend this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2005

    Wonderful

    I love trilogies, and Nora Roberts does them best. I've read all of the books in this particular trilogy, have them in my collection, and have read them more than once. If you don't read Nora Roberts you don't know what you're missing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2004

    A Great Trilogy

    Among the three books in this series, Daring to Dream is my favorite. The love story between Margo and Josh is so compelling. Each story in this trilogy is a heartwarming tale that leaves you asking for more. I am such a big fan of Nora Roberts. Her books take you to an entirely different place every time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2004

    Breathtaking

    This book is magnificent. I found myself so encrossed in the story. I am just amazed at how Nora Roberts can make you feel. The romantic scenes with Margo and Josh were so powerful. The passion, desire and love between the two of them was so strong. You could only wish you had that type of love in a lifetime. Bravo Nora you are magnificent.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2003

    Awesome

    This book was incredible.I loved the romance between Margo and Josh. The are funny and interesting and made me read the book the night I got it. Nora Roberts is an incredible author. I have read many of her books and none of them fail to amaze me.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2001

    Roberts has done it again!

    I have read all 3 books they get better and better. The characters become your personal friends and you will find yourself thinking about them from time to time-they become real. The experiences that each character endures will leave you laughing, crying, excited and scared. You will have a hard time putting this book down. Roberts has done it again with an outstanding book I would read over and over.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2014

    Silence-prologue

    Merfolk are born without a voice or soul.so they swim to the surface and take a human.But it can only be a child age 16 and younger.They bring them under the water and perform a ritual to take the child's voice and soul,to put in themselves.The child will only live for a few hours before it dies.Thousands of children disappear every day,but almost all are taken by the merfolk.No one has ever saved a merfolk's victim.Until now.--Alex

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2014

    Dare to Dream ~ Prologue

    There was a darkness covering the world. Everything was black, as black as a night without a moon and without any stars. The day and the night were one now. There was a darkness that no light could penetrate, that no light could chase awsy, and all the lights in the world could do nothing. <p>In this darkness, there was a void. This void took away peoples dreams and left them with nothing but emptiness. This void controlled the people; it told them when to sleep, when to work, and when to eat. It took over untill there was none of themself left at all.<p>But there was one city which could not be covered in the darkness. There was one city which could not be controlled. <p>They called it Ernuath Gael, the City of Light. And rightly so, for this city has not been conquered out of all of the tens of thousands which have.<p>Inside this city is a small house. It is a small, broken house, belonging to a poor family, but it shines with light. The family that lives there is happy. They have the light, and are content. They know they are free. They dare to dream.<p> {How do you like it? Chapter One is at the next result. I will post it once I get three good reviews. ~Silver}

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    So good

    Classic nora

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  • Posted June 4, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Not much action

    I guess I'm used to NR trilogies with vampires and fiends or crazy ex's murdering cattle. This book introduced Margo, Laura and Kate, childhood friends who grew up in the same house. This book chronicles Margo's fall from modeling grace and the beginning of the second-hand store the ladies run. Not too much going on in this book.

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  • Posted March 14, 2014

    Daring to Dream

    As usual Nora Roberts writes lovely books. I enjoy reading her Irish very much. This was also a pleasant surprise. Light reading for a get a way escape.

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  • Posted August 31, 2013

    Highly recommend!

    I really loved this romantic story! The main character is so fascinating!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Great

    Very good book!! Highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Lovd Ed Loved it!!

    Great book. Now starting number 2

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