Dream a Little Dream

Dream a Little Dream

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by Antoinette Stockenberg
     
 

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THREE GENERATIONS UNDER ONE TURRET: from bestselling author Antoinette Stockenberg comes a witty, modern fairy tale of romance and family and ghostly star-crossed lovers.

For centuries, Fair Castle stood peaceably enough in the north country of England, until its suddenly impoverished owners were forced to sell it--to a suddenly wealthy American couple who

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THREE GENERATIONS UNDER ONE TURRET: from bestselling author Antoinette Stockenberg comes a witty, modern fairy tale of romance and family and ghostly star-crossed lovers.

For centuries, Fair Castle stood peaceably enough in the north country of England, until its suddenly impoverished owners were forced to sell it--to a suddenly wealthy American couple who had the castle moved, stone by stone, to a knoll overlooking the Hudson River in New York. There they've lived happily, though not very lavishly, with their daughter and granddaughters, all of them chipping in to give tours of the castle while still nurturing their artistic sides.

And then one day, when no one is looking, a tall, dark, and very handsome stranger appears--along with the usual tourists--in the Great Hall of Fair Castle. Wildly rich from the sale of a software company he founded and then sold, William Braddock, Baron of Norwood, is on a mission to conquer all within Fair Castle and then move the thing back to England. Why not? It's his family's castle. It's his beloved grandmother's fond dream, and Will will do anything to make it come true for her.

But a fiery opponent stands in his way: Elinor MacLeish, the owners' granddaughter and a successful writer of children's books that are set in a castle very much like the one she lives in. Will finds himself jousting repeatedly with Elinor, except when he's crossing swords with another who also has an agenda. And then there is the pair whose ties to Fair Castle are far, far more ancient than those of anyone else ....

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
"This humorous, well-crafted and inventive novel is certain to establish Stockenberg as a major voice in women's fiction."
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
"A well-rounded cast of eccentric characters and a plot filled with 'things that go bump in the night' will keep you turning the pages into the wee hours, and the satisfying conclusion will leave you smiling when you finally do close the cover."
Library Journal
"A well-written story with a definite Gothic touch."
Kristin Hannah NYT bestselling author - Kristin Hannah
"A truly wonderful modern fairy tale--complete with meddlesome ghosts, an enchanted castle, and a knight in shining armor. DREAM A LITTLE DREAM casts a powerful romantic spell. Run, don't walk, to purchase a copy of this magical romance."
Literary Times
"Witty, charming, and most of all, fun to read. It has intrigue, mystery, humor, and excitement [with] unforgettable characters."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015976694
Publisher:
Antoinette Stockenberg
Publication date:
01/31/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
4,762
File size:
507 KB

Meet the Author

USA Today bestselling novelist Antoinette Stockenberg grew up wanting to be a cowgirl and have her own horse (her great-grandfather bred horses for the carriage trade back in the old country), but the geography just didn't work out: there weren't many ranches in Chicago. Her other, more doable dream was to write books, and after stints as secretary, programmer, teacher, grad student, boatyard hand, office manager and magazine writer (in that order), she achieved that goal, writing over a dozen novels, several of them with paranormal elements. One of them is the RITA award-winning EMILY'S GHOST.

Stockenberg's books have been published in a dozen languages and are often set in quaint New England harbor towns, always with a dose of humor. She writes about complex family relationships and the fallout that old, unearthed secrets can have on them. Sometimes there's an old murder. Sometimes there's an old ghost. Sometimes once-lovers find one another after half a lifetime apart.

Her work has been compared to writers as diverse as Barbara Freethy, Nora Roberts, LaVyrle Spencer and Mary Stewart by critics and authors alike, and her novels have appeared on bestseller lists in USA Today as well as the national bookstore chains. Her website features sample chapters, numerous reviews, many photos, and an enchanting Christmas section. www.antoinettestockenberg.com

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4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 144 reviews.
lovinthelit More than 1 year ago
It's interesting and well-written with great characters. I read nearly the whole thing in one day. However, there was too much detail of lust and sex for me. I skipped over parts past my comfort level. If you try to stay more on the buttoned up side of things, steer clear.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful. It's funny and enchanting. I love the characters especially the heroine. She's clever and sweet and really makes you fall in love with her. Antoinette Stockerberg's writing is rich and entertaining. She's charismatic and insightful. She keeps you guessing and then delivers a good ending.
C.Lewis More than 1 year ago
Once again Antoinette Stockenberg has done an outstanding job. This was a fun book with lots of humor and mystery and a good love story. When I first started reading this book, I was hesitant because it was almost 1,000 pages but I found it to be an extremely interesting quick read and a great novel. The author's description of her characters, the settings, etc., makes you feel like you are part of the book. Antoinette Stockenberg is a great author and I look forward to reading more of her novels. I highly recommend this book as it was a fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lovely story. I couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do agree with some of the other reviewers that Elinor is a brat at the beginning of the story. But the transformation of her relationship (with who? No spoiler here) was fun to read. After reading some truly dismal romances, I really appreciate this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wasnt sure how this story was going? It was coming from three differant angles and the more u read u wasnt sure how all this was coming to gather. With 914 pages there was some fun thing going on!
sakh More than 1 year ago
love it, very good
gnaholbert More than 1 year ago
I have found another great author. Interesting read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable. A fast fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Type of book to curl up in a soft chair with a good cup of tea. Characters were well developed with lively word play.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have recently become aware of Antoinette Stockenberg's works. This is the third book I have read of Antoineete Stockenberg, and I enjoyed it very much . . . . a great escape book you will enjoy reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would definitely recommend this book to all. It was a really great book. I would even recommend it to a book club to read. I would read another book from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great rainy day, take me away read. Fun story.
Betgar More than 1 year ago
Quirky, cute and sweet.
nannyl More than 1 year ago
I recently discovered Antoinette Stockenberg and have completely enjoyed every book of hers that I have read.
wannieb More than 1 year ago
I love Antoinette Stockenberg, all her books have been great. I can't ever put them down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute story with a plenty of twists, interesting characters and unique plot. This book will keep you entertained, great way to pass your time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
surprisingly a very sweet enchantment full of surprises!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want a light read this is it. Nicely written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An easy read, slightly predictable but with a few surprises. This author's books are enjoyable and affordable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put it down. As always excellantly done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great atmosphere, delightful characters. Sex...not much at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the characters and the story. Did not think it was inappropriate with the love story at all so do not be afraid to give a try. I will definitely try another book by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had so much fun reading this book. A battle over an English castle moved to modern day America? Not your typical plot. The American heroine's ancestors are Scottish, the hero is a Brit, so sparks fly throughout. The struggle is complicated by a mystery, with eerie scenes adding to the suspense. A mix of humor and goosebumps, and the characters are all so realistic that you feel you're there. Highly recommend!