Holding the Dream (Dream Trilogy Series #2)

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In the second novel of the Dream Trilogy, Nora Roberts continues the story of three women who shared a home and a childhood—but grew to fulfill their own unique destinies…

Surrounded by the sweeping cliffs and beauty of Big Sur, Kate Powell treasured her life at Templeton House...and the family who raised her like one of their own. Although Kate lacked Margo’s beauty and Laura’s elegance, she knew she had something they would never possess—a shrewd head for business. Driven by ...

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Overview

In the second novel of the Dream Trilogy, Nora Roberts continues the story of three women who shared a home and a childhood—but grew to fulfill their own unique destinies…

Surrounded by the sweeping cliffs and beauty of Big Sur, Kate Powell treasured her life at Templeton House...and the family who raised her like one of their own. Although Kate lacked Margo’s beauty and Laura’s elegance, she knew she had something they would never possess—a shrewd head for business. Driven by ambition, Kate measured her life’s success with each soaring promotion. But now faced with professional impropriety, Kate is forced to look deep within herself—only to find something missing in her life...and in her heart.

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Editorial Reviews

USA Today
A consistently entertaining writer.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Roberts continues her three-part saga of the Templeton Hotel dynasty with the story of Kate Powell, the serious, pragmatic, adopted cousin of the Templeton heirs, Josh and Laura. Margo Sullivan, the housekeeper's daughter and heroine of Daring to Dream, is now blissfully wedded to Josh and expecting their first child; Laura has divorced her cheating husband and is struggling to raise her two daughters; and Kate learns that she has been accused of embezzling funds from her clients' accounts. Byron De Witt, who replaced Laura's ex-husband at Templeton's helm, offers Kate emotional and physical support and ends up falling like a rock as he joins forces with the Templeton clan to clear her name. Much of this second installment recounts events of the first book and paves the way for the last, but Roberts manages to glue them all together with witty narrative, sassy dialogue and the savoir-faire that readers have come to expect from her. (Jan.)
Library Journal
Kate Powell's story is continued in this sequel to Daring To Dream (Brilliance, 1996). Kate is staggered when she learns that her father was a convicted embezzler and would have gone to prison had her mother not been killed in a car accident when she was ten. It hardly seems coincidental that, on the heels of this discovery, Kate is framed for embezzling from her accounting firm. Her adopted family, the rich Templetons, and close friend Margo believe in her innocence, as does Byron, the Templeton Hotels executive she meets and falls in love with despite her best instincts. Roberts's fans will know that all will work out in the end, although further troubles are looming on the horizon, as the author plans to complete the trilogy with another installment. Sandra Burr's melodious voice adapts well to Kate's emotional highs and lows, the more reasoned voices of her friends, and to Byron's Southern expressions. Although Kate's struggle to accept her love for Byron is needlessly protracted, this remains a good addition to romantic fiction collections.-Melody A. Moxley, Rowan P.L., Salisbury, N.C.
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“Nora Roberts’ novels are always an entertaining mix of high romance and high drama, and her Dream Trilogy is no exception.”—BookPage

“Witty narrative, sassy dialogue, and the savoir faire that readers have come to expect from her.”—Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425260913
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Series: Dream Trilogy Series, #2
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 130,918
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 5.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

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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 30, 2009

    Love it!

    I have every one of Nora Robert's books in print, and I'm starting a small collection of her e-books. I love the Dream Trilogy...three different kinds of women and the bonds of friendship that sustain them. I hope I see the next in the series, Keeping the Dream (laura's story) on e-books soon.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2008

    GREAT BOOK

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

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2014

    Love

    I found this book wonderful and did not want to put it down.

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  • Posted August 31, 2013

    Very romantic!

    This series just keeps getting better!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    I enjoyed all 3 books in the trilogy

    Reading how women overcome their obstacles and deal with hardships was interesting , and heartwarming.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Must read

    What an amzing book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    Anna refuses to confront her issues except to talk about them in

    Anna refuses to confront her issues except to talk about them incessantly on her quest for self-discovery (which she never achieves), and when Byron butts in and fixes most of her problems for her, she whines and complains but fails to boot him out as any self-respecting, independent woman would; then she whines and complains some more. None of the main characters in this book show any growth or development, and none of them show any flexibility or desire to understand each other, let alone live well with each other; they simply trick each other into doing what they want done, apologize (insincerely) when they get caught, and start the whole process again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

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  • Posted March 18, 2013

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    This second book in Nora Robert¿s Dream Trilogy was a pleasant s

    This second book in Nora Robert’s Dream Trilogy was a pleasant surprise. Though I generally love all of Nora’s novels, this one features Kate, a main character in each volume of this set. She was not especially likable in the first book. Her personality just wasn’t very appealing for me. However, she won me over with the further character development that occurs in the second novel. I understood her better, and saw her positive qualities. She still isn’t my favorite character in this extended story, but the book is very entertaining. It was fun to read, and I am happily starting on the final volume.
    Michael Travis Jasper, Author of the Novel “To Be Chosen”

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Easy read

    Keeps you interested love it don't want it to end!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Great

    This series is great





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  • Posted September 6, 2011

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    Highly recommended

    As great as the 1st one.

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  • Posted April 8, 2011

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    you have to read this

    not a fan of sequels but this one did not disappoint with gripping characters you actually feel like you could know.

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  • Posted February 6, 2011

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    great book

    love this Trilogy of books.

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  • Posted January 9, 2011

    Loved it!

    I love it!

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    Highly Recommened!

    A wonderful story, cant wait to read the third book to this triogy

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  • Posted September 28, 2010

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    It's worth a read

    The first book was better, in my opinion. My main complaint is the way the male protagonist in this one kept repeating how she was not his usual type and compared her body to that of a teenaged boy's. That took away from the romance of it for me. Other than that it was good. I'm going to read the third book, but it sucks that while the first two were available as eBooks the last one isn't! what's up with that??? I thought I'd given up printed books once my hub got me the Nook. Uh. Oh well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2010

    Disappointed... not in Nora Roberts... in Barnes & Noble!

    I loved this series... unfortunately, the 3rd installment is not available in ebook format! Such a tease, B & N!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2010

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    Great Series!

    I read the entire series. I would recommend this series to everyone! I loved the characters. I wish the series would go continue past the 3rd book. Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2010

    great

    #2 was just as good.

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