Dream a Little Dream

Dream a Little Dream

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by Antoinette Stockenberg
     
 

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For centuries Fair Castle stood proudly on English soil...until an eccentric millionaire bought and transported it, stone by stone, to America. Today, the ancient stronghold is home to his heiress, lovely Elinor MacLeish and her family...and it is also home to the ghosts that refuse to leave their ancestral dwelling.

Willian Braddock, also known as Lord Norwood,

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For centuries Fair Castle stood proudly on English soil...until an eccentric millionaire bought and transported it, stone by stone, to America. Today, the ancient stronghold is home to his heiress, lovely Elinor MacLeish and her family...and it is also home to the ghosts that refuse to leave their ancestral dwelling.

Willian Braddock, also known as Lord Norwood, was once an impoverished English peer. But having made his fortune, he has set his sights on America. Fair Castle was once his. And now, he wants it back.

When the English nobleman meets the headstrong American heiress, the battle is joined. Someone— or something— wants the castle back, and will stop at nothing to get it. But who will lose Fair Castle, and who will lose their hearts?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Is Fair Castle haunted? For years, Elinor MacLeish and her family have been assuring tourists to the tower in upstate New York that it is not. Now, with the arrival of Fair Castle's former owner, William Braddock, Lord Norwood, the castle is besieged by a series of mysterious accidents and shadowy apparitions. Will has come to buy back his family's birthright and move the castlestone by stonefrom upstate New York to its original site in Dibble, England. Elinor refuses; not only does she depend on the castle for inspiration for her children's books, she knows that selling will displace the three generations of MacLeishes now living there. When historian Tucker O'Tool enters the picture and starts unearthing ancient secrets concerning Will's family, Elinor realizes that Tucker is out to destroy Will. What she doesn't understand, is why. This humorous, well-crafted and inventive novel is certain to establish Stockenberg (Beyond Midnight) as a major voice in women's fiction. (June)
Library Journal
Raised in a castle that her eccentrically romantic grandfather had transported from England to the Hudson River Valley, children's book illustrator Elinor MacLeish is stunned when William Braddock, Lord Norwood, the heir of Fair Castle's original owner, appears on the family doorstep, determined to return the castle to Englandand willing to make an offer her grandparents can't refuse. Well-developed, likable protagonists; appealing relatives; an intriguing villain; and a ghostly pair of ancient lovers propel the plot of this occasionally confusing but well-written story with a definite Gothic touch. Stockenberg (Beyond Midnight, St. Martin, 1996) has written a number romances with a paranormal twist, including her Rita-winning Emily's Ghost (Dell, 1992). She lives in Massachusetts. (KR)
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."
Literary Times
"Witty, charming, and most of all, fun to read. It has intrigue, mystery, humor, and excitement [with] unforgettable characters."
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."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312961688
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
06/15/1997
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
4.28(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.97(d)

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