In this powerful standalone novel from one of America’s most beloved authors, a woman who’s forced to start her life anew embarks on the most courageous journey of all—to a place where she learns what love and trust really mean.
This is #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber is at her uplifting best.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Debbie Macomber, the author of Sweet Tomorrows, A Girl’s Guide to Moving On, Last One Home, Silver Linings, Love Letters, Mr. Miracle, Blossom Street Brides, and Rose Harbor in Bloom, is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Ten of her novels have reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller lists, and five of her beloved Christmas novels have been hit movies on the Hallmark Channel, including Mrs. Miracle and Mr. Miracle. Hallmark Channel also produced the original series Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, based on Macomber’s Cedar Cove books. She has more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide.
Hometown:Port Orchard, Washington
Date of Birth:October 22, 1948
Place of Birth:Yakima, Washington
Education:Graduated from high school in 1966; attended community college
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Reading Group Guide
1. What are the major themes of the novel? How are these themes demonstrated through the characters’ actions?
2. This story is told from the perspectives of both Drew and Shay. Who is the main character? Why?
3. How does Shay change throughout the course of the novel? What precipitates her change? How does her change reflect the themes of the story?
4. In Chapter One, Shay mentions how much her father avoided religion when she was growing up. How does her childhood affect the way she views the church? The way she views Drew?
5. Both Mark and Sarah are extremely perceptive. How does their presence affect Drew and Shay’s relationship?
6. In chapter twenty-six, Linda says “I’m afraid that loving Shay is going to cost you your ministry.” What does she mean by this? What does Linda’s opinion mean to Drew? Is it important? Why or why not?
7. How do Drew’s sermons impact the characters in the story? Do they represent any major themes in the book? Why?
8. Discuss the title of the book as it pertains to each character. How does the title reflect each character’s journey?
9. Shooter and Caden both mistreat Shay at multiple points in the novel. How do their actions affect Shay’s relationship with Drew? What about her relationship with the other characters?
10. Who would play each of the characters in a film adaptation of Any Dream Will Do? Why?
11. At the end of the story, does Caden find redemption? Why or why not?
12. At the end of the novel, Shay says “As I looked around me, I had more than a handful of dreams and every one of them seemed to be coming true.” What were Shay’s dreams at the beginning of the novel? The end? Did they all come true? Why or why not?