Emma's Dream (Morgan's Run Romances, #1)

Emma's Dream (Morgan's Run Romances, #1)

by M. Lee Prescott
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Emma's Dream (Morgan's Run Romances, #1) by M. Lee Prescott

A woman is the last thing on Ben Morgan’s mind as he comes home to Morgan’s Run, his family’s ranch in Saguaro Valley. Doctor’s orders, he’s home to heal, but the sooner he can get back to Santa Barbara, the better. Then he runs into Maggie Williams on Main Street, prompting vivid memories of a magical night, and Ben’s ailing heart skips a beat.

Father of her beloved five year old daughter, the eldest of the Morgan sons is the last person Maggie expects to have crash into her car and back into her life. For years, she has struggled to forget him and to make a life for herself and her daughter, Emma, the mirror image of a father, who is unaware of her existence. Now, here he is, looking more gorgeous than the day he ran out of town. Maggie swears Ben Morgan will never break her heart again.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152306064
Publisher: M. Lee Prescott
Publication date: 08/25/2015
Series: Morgan's Run Romances , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,525
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Award winning author, M. Lee Prescott writes in several genres of fiction—Mystery, Historical, Western Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romance Suspense, and books for children and young adults.  Among her titles are Prepped to Kill, Gadfly and Lost in Spindle City (Ricky Steele Mysteries), Jigsaw, A Friend of Silence, Widow’s Island, and Song of the Spirit. Song of the Spirit was a finalist The 2014 International Digital Awards for Historical Fiction for Young Adults. Lee published two new titles in spring of 2015, Hestor’s Way, a contemporary romance and In the Name of Silence, book two in the Roger and Bess Mysteries. Her new western romance series, “Morgan’s Run Romances” debuts on August 25, 2015 with Emma’s Dream and the second and third Morgan’s Run books, Lang’s Return and Jeb’s Promise will be published in the fall of 2015!

Her “day job” is as professor at a small New England liberal arts college. Her scholarly work centers around social contexts within which children learn and she is the author of three works of nonfiction. Her current research examines the impact of mindfulness on readers and writers, work that brings her tremendous joy and satisfaction.  

Lee lives in southeastern Massachusetts on a beautiful river, where she canoes, swims, and watches an incredible variety of wildlife pass by. She is the mother of two sons and spends lots of time with them, their beautiful wives, and her amazing grandchildren. When not teaching or writing (both of which she adores), Lee’s passions revolve around family, yoga, swimming, teaching mindfulness to children and adults, and walking.

Lee loves to hear from readers at mleeprescott@gmail.com. Please visit her website to sign up for her newsletter, check out her always-changing Amazon Author Pageor stop in for a chat on Facebook (M.Lee Prescott) or Goodreads.  

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Emma's Dream 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was different and typical. Girl loves boy and, one night before he leaves town, they have a night of drunken sex. The boy grows up into a man who builds a life awayfrom the home of his snooty, overbearing mother and is R I C H! The stress of his success impairs his health and finally returns home to recover. Guess what happened to the girl? She goes off to college but returns home... pregnant! Guess who is the father? The boy who left town and then returned, wealthy and stressed. Of course, he accidently collides into her wreck of a car as soon as he drives into town. Of course they're soon having heart pounding sex. Of course, she usually leaps up into his arms and he impales her. He has coitus standing up where they share matching climaxes almost everytime their sexual needs arise! This is not a cliffhanger. This is not an exciting sexually, romantically, or family. It is Emma that makes the story different. Their four year old daughter is the reason I finished reading the book. I had to see if she would beat her fate that was the result of a drunk behind a wheel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good story, sweet, but a lot of the dialogue was kind of cheesy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was okay. I feel it could have been written better in more than one place. I felt like the story should of had more details in one area and not so much in the other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once you skip over the smutty sex scenes
Anonymous 6 months ago
This could have been an interesting and uplifting book. Sadly, because it is poorly written, it utterly lacks both those qualities. The author employs a jerky, staccato writing style that jumps around a bit but, mostly, leaves out useful information while devoting time to unnecessary superficial descriptions. (For example, I'd much rather have a physical picture of a woman than a whole long sentence devoted to what she is wearing.) There are jarringly phony LISTS of things, instead of more relatable descriptions - as one who has lived for a considerable amount of time in deep wilderness, I have to ask if anyone anywhere has actually ever encountered a pack of javelinas, a coyote, several hawks, and an owl, all together in the same small place at the same moment (and, by the way, near the road and still in daylight)? Some comments make no sense at all because they relate to nothing ("overwhelmed by the situation at the Children's Center" - what children's center? - what situation?!?) Conversation is often stilted and unrealistic, as well: who, in casual interaction with a close friend, would actually say, "We made a lot of money using ethical business practices to market sustainable products" - while not once, in the entire book, saying WHAT the business IS or DOES? Transitions are poor, and descriptions disrupt the flow of the narrative because they often make no sense (a man's description, or explanation of what people are doing, changes entirely within a couple of sentences, or we are told that there are only 2 bridesmaids yet are repeatedly told on the next page, "ALL the bridesmaids wore...") Several trite words and phrases are wayyyyyyy overused (we're never actually told anything about Maggie's car, just subjected to reading platitudes like "the clunker" over and over... and "her lovely face" (with NO description whatsoever of what that face looks like!) and "beloved" were used so often that they made me nauseous). Worst of all, the author turns the lead character into a caricature of an immature, impulsive, whiny, insecure, needy, and, frankly, bipolar and often willfully STUPID, young woman. She is a micromanager who incessantly fabricates conflicts with her "beloved" that are not based on ANY information that the reader is privy to, and she absolutely refuses to believe his protestations and won't discuss anything rationally throughout the entire book. We are left with disgust at her (unjustified and unexplained) behavior, and irritation at her "beloved" for enabling and even encouraging the dysfunction. Yet - they get married, even though her repeated behavior clearly says that she doesn't trust him??? Maggie struck me as tragically weak, wishy-washy and self-centered - not, I believe, what the author was trying for? I did *not* like the main characters, and I felt ZERO authenticity from them. In fact, the entire book did not read true - and I finished it with a sour taste in my mouth. A book needs to be *crafted*, not just bits and pieces tossed at the wall! This is NOT acceptable writing.
Anonymous 8 months ago
It was a good sweet story just seemed a little rushed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
E Loved Ben and Maggie and their interaction. However, the star was a four old named Emma and she stole my heart! I could not put this book down and will look forward to rest of series. Las68
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story felt a little long but was enjoyable with some sex scenes and a little emotional drama. After our couple reunite after years apart, Maggie finally confesses that Ben is the father of her daughter. This secret as well as some medical issues supply a bit of emotional ups and downs. Overall worth the read. Not sure i bought into how quickly Ben's mom gets on board with him getting involved with the "help". She seemed like such a nuissance and i was hoping someone would set her straight at some point. Also the last minute plot point of Maggie's mom who abandoned her long ago wanting to get reacquainted seemed needless and left unresolved. I still thought this was a good romance and would recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read .wanted to keep reading. Could not stop. Got you involved with the characters to see what happens next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Loved the characters and the storyline. The family rallied together for Ben ,Maggie and Emma when they were most needed. I will definitely be reading more by this author and finish this series. Mjw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Predictable without a whole lot of chemistry between the main characters. Were there ok love scenes, yes. Did i like the family unity that plays out amongst all the characters, yes. Was it lacking that something special that makes a good book turn into a cant put down, fantastic book, YES. I wont be moving on in this series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I e Really enjoyed this book. Look forward to the series. Nice light romance and beautiful background.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love All the characters ! Great story with substance not just about two people but a child going through something no parents could ever imagine seeing their baby going through . Can't wait to read about the rest of the siblings .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
jr347 More than 1 year ago
This is an ok book to read. It seems to drag in some places, but I will read this author again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed. GJRA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! It was sweet that Ben and Maggie found each other again and heartbreaking when Emma had to go through the hours of surgery and PT and wonderful when she walked at the wedding! Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heart warming story about the past, present, and future of a family featuring the eldest son, a woman, and their daughter. What made this book so special was how realistic the author kept the complicated threads of the different characters, without white washing the genuine feelings and emotions of the characters. I look forward to reading more in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vivaldi More than 1 year ago
OK story but I put it down after 40 pages. Not enough story to keep me going and more explicit sex pages than I like.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nicely told-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the story but the word beloved was used a lot and it seem unbelievable to me like people don't say it. The characters were great. I can understand Maggie being head strong I felt she was a great mom her baby came first I will check out the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago