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Shadow of Dreams (Shadow of Dreams Series #1)

Shadow of Dreams (Shadow of Dreams Series #1)

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by Eva Marie Everson, Chadwick G. W. Francis

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Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
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Shadow of Dreams Series , #2
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5.48(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.92(d)

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Shadow of Dreams (Shadow of Dreams Series #1) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think that this book is total reality fiction. katie wanted to go back and see her mom and at the perfect time when her husband was having problems with his company. i loved how the author skipped to different parts like having a part with katie, then the next chapter was in new york, it made you want to skip to the next part because i wanted to know what was going on! its a great book. i finished it in 3 days!! i couldnt put it down! Chadwick is my boyfriend's uncle! he got it as a present and loved it and told me to read it and it was great!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
There's nothing quite like a wel-written mysery full of intrigue and characters you care about. SHADOWS has it all. You won't be disappointed. From the first to the last page, I was on the edge of my seat, feeling the tension between Katie and her mother, all the while wondering about Ben. Don't think you have the ending figured out until you get there!!! Then, enjoy the surprise.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The themes of redemption and righteousness are woven by characters who are rich and poor, controlling and compassionate, brave and cowardly. Her characters go from being misunderstood to seeking to understand in a page-turner that leaves you ready for the sequel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Twice a year, I love digging deep into a novel, escaping the world for awhile. I love losing myself in the characters and their lives, visualizing their settings and homes and letting the world drift away. Reading the book, ¿Shadow of Dreams¿ is just the type of fiction that provides that relaxing getaway. The rich descriptions fill your mind with the aromas of the South, the sights of the Spanish Moss, and the experience of the smothering heat. The characters are fully developed with many dimensions and you can¿t help but like them. The ending builds with suspense that leaves you hungering for another story. Everson and Chadwick prove that fiction can be well written with a good message and without the ¿trash¿ that is so prevalent in today¿s books. This is a good read that will inspire the reader to think about forgiveness and the value of relationships
Guest More than 1 year ago
Shadow of Dreams is an entertaining and interesting novel to read. The protagonist, Katherine Morgan Webster develops, for the reader, into a person so real that this reader found a picture of her in a magazine. The narrative description takes you to each scene and allows you to be a ¿fly on the wall¿ while the action is taking place. There are continuously developing plots that keep you hooked into the storyline, as the author weaves her way through this incredible, believable tale.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This fast-paced and gripping novel is hard to put down. The story of a young woman's efforts to reconcile with her past, this novel has a surprising yet redemptive ending. The fascinating descriptions are like a window into another world. Every reader will want to know what's next for Katie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great story that keeps you interested and wanting more. The author's are very descriptive and bring to life every aspect of Katie's life. From growing up in a small, comfortable, safe town to growing up too fast in a big city. This book is full of mystery, excitement, sadness and intrigue. Katie's husband Ben is truly a wonderful man that knows her secret but still loves her for who she is. I can't wait to read the sequel!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Determined to control her life and her destiny, Katie leaves a comfortable home and sets out on her own, leaving behind a brokenhearted mother. Instead of freedom, Katie finds herself caught in a web of drugs, alcohol, shadows and danger. When she meets and marries Ben, she is elevated from a life of squalor and deprivation to a glamorous world of the socially elite. Katie finds happiness and true love with Ben, but always, her memory is alive with the sordid secret of her past. The authors have created a stunning and unforgettable tale of a heroine so human and real, you will walk with her through her struggles and her pain as though they were your own. This book is a reminder that no matter how deep the pain, nor how wide the estrangement, God's love and forgiveness are deeper and wider still. I loved this book and look forward to the sequel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love to read, but please don't waste my time if it is not the best writing out there. Shadow Of Dreams is MORE than worth the time! Everson and Chadwick have the skill and finesse of some of the all time greats when it comes to character, plot and setting developement. As a reader you don't just get to know the characters, you are literally drawn into their lives with interesting details woven into a brilliant intrigue storyline. Every small detail that is dropped into the story pays off to the reader as Katie Webster, the main character, returns home to face one of those moments in her life that we can all relate to. Heated words are exchanged between Katie and her mother that are shrouded in circumstance and which change the lives of everyone in the story. The word pictures that Everson and Chadwick paint are so fantastic that the reader can see, hear and practically smell what is happening on the page. Thank goodness the ending left room for a sequel!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love a good contemporary mystery ¿ filled with intrigue and suspense. When I read for pleasure, I want to curl up in my favorite chair and be entertained. I want to savor every word and turn every page with eager anticipation ¿ never knowing what to expect around the next turn. I don¿t want a predictable plot; I am tired of reading about explicit sex in equally explicit terms. The use of four-letter expletives no longer has shock value ¿ but instead leaves me angry and empty. What a joy to read SHADOW OF DREAMS. From page one I was hooked. Fresh and vivid in its portrayal of a challenging mother and daughter relationship, I laughed and cried at the poignancy of the issues these two ladies faced head-on. The Cinderella story is told with contemporary insight and believability. The intrigue and suspense is real ... the issue timely. Eva Marie Everson and G.W. Francis Chadwick, making us truly interested in what happens to them, brilliantly craft each character. At last a group of characters with morals and ethics! I want Marcy as my best friend, and Ben is a dreamboat hubby from heaven! The fact that Katie makes a U-Turn toward God as a result of her past makes for a compelling read. This cliffhanger left me wanting more. Move over Mary, Jim and Patricia ¿ Eva Marie and G.W. have arrived!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Magnificent mystery, compelling characters, rousing romance...Shadow of Dreams contains all three in abundance. Everson and Chadwick create vivid word pictures that evoke the essence of the scenes they're relating - you live in the pictures and walk with the characters. From the squalid slums of New York to its scintillating skyscrapers, you walk every step with Katie as she remembers and relives her past and relishes her present - only to have her reality changed again as she's chased South to a home she'd abandoned so many years before. It's as Katie comes home that the tenor changes and the characters step off the pages. All of us can remember our home towns, the way we felt growing up, how eagerly we left, how reluctantly we return...knowing you can't really come home again. Yet Katie does come home - and the prodigal is eventually forgiven. No parent really ever gives up on a child. But the telling and the introduction of the people she once knew draw us into her story and life. We know that these people will again be critically important to Katie - and that her best friend from the past, Marcy, will be her best friend again. I feel as if these characters are MY new best friends and I'm anxiously awaiting the sequel to see what happens next! This is definitely the start of a brilliant career in mystery writing - give us more and soon!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was immediately drawn into the world of Katie Webster. This is a book you can't put down. The settings are beautifully drawn; from the beginning, set in the squalor of Hell's Kitchen, to the splendor of the Hamptons, to the folksy hometown of Brooksboro Georgia. The skilled writers have woven a story that works on many different levels. It is humorous, suspensful, mysterious. It keeps you guessing all the way to the end. It is also full of deep meaning and symbolism. It's more than just the story of a southern daughter returning home after 25 years. It's a story of a God who pursues us with His love. A God who loves us no matter what secret things are hiding in our past.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Shadow of Dreams captured my imagination and attention. The story flows with rich descriptions creating pictures for the reader. The mystery surrounding Katie's life and the threats over her draw you back to the final pages. Well worth the read! Great job Everson and Chadwick. Book two, is coming out when? Thanks for Katie and Ben. What warm and caring individuals. Great contrast for their sinister and power hungry adversaries! The book reveals a good message, worth hearing again and again yet holds you, glued to the pages in anticipation of the lurking dangers and the mystery. I for one am thrilled that you two wrote the book and will look for the continuing story. Comments by Ellie Braun-Haley, Editor of Angels on Earth and For Goodness Sake.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ahhhhh, this is one wonderful book. Classy, suspenseful, human-all the elements for a must read. Everson and Chadwick weave a story that is unpredictable, yet believeable. Katie, the main character, is full of life, but it's her best friend Marcy who brings home the meaning of friendship. In fact, I want her for my best friend! The authors remind us that we all have secrets, but no secret is so dark that it cannot be healed by love and care. Forgiveness is ours if we're willing to accept it. Katie shares her struggles and joys as she moves closer to this piece of truth. And we, as readers, learn the lesson with her as we turn the pages of this story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alfred Hitchcock brilliantly directed movies about an innocent person in the wrong place at the wrong time. Too bad the master is dead, for gifted authors Eve Marie Everson and G. W. Francis Chadwick have brought us another such tale in Shadow Of Dreams. Everson and Chadwick thrust their readers into one environment in the opening chapter only to transport them a few chapters later to another environment, another locale, so much different from the first, and yet both of them are believable. Not only were Everson and Chadwick able to make both locales believable, but they possessed the talent to showcase danger and the seamy side of life while capturing believable relationships of childhood friends reunited, as well as a mother and daughter who fit together like a square peg and a round hole, while the authors searched for a file to help make the situation more palatable. Each page made me eager for the next without taking a break until I arrived at the concluding page, not only expecting another book, but wanting another book, making me realize that these two authors studied Pavlov well. If you have not yet purchased this book, let me leave you with the words Jesus shared with Judas. What you must do, do quickly. Steve Demaree author of Stories From The Heart moviesteve@rocketmail.com
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well written, beautifully descritptive, heart-warming and funny, cant'wait for the sequal