The Cherokee call her Shadow Girl. A white woman adopted by Indians, Adelaide is haunted by the dark dreams she hides—of her murdered family, of the men she fears, and most of all, of the ones that foretell the future. After her visions cause her to make a terrible mistake, she renounces her power and buries her dreams deep in her soul.
Until Jesse Black is captured by the tribe. His life is spared because the Cherokee believe his warrior spirit belongs to their fallen brother. Though he hates all Indians, Adelaide illuminates their way of life for him, just as he shines light into her shadowed heart. But when her dreams return, Jesse must help her face them…or die trying…
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||4.00(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
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Praise for Somewhere to Dream
"Bold adventure combined with historical detail and complex relationships make this a beautiful book....If you lost your heart to Last of the Mohicans, then you'll love Somewhere to Dream."—New York Times bestselling author Susanna Kearsley
“With fearless realism and flawless prose, Graham reaches into the minds of her characters and the hearts of her readers to create one unforgettable story.”—Kaki Warner, national bestselling author
Praise for Sound of the Heart
“Captivating and heroic…An amazing tale of adventure and the power of true love.”—Fresh Fiction
“Sweeping and epic.”—Truly Bookish
“Beautifully written. The characters had depth, passion, and they made the tale feel genuine.”—Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Praise for the novels of Genevieve Graham
“A beautifully written, riveting novel.”—Madeline Hunter, New York Times bestselling author
“Under the Same Sky weaves together the lives of its two protagonists with such skill and poetry it’s like entering a dream, one that will leave you both marveling and richly sated.”—Shana Abé, New York Times bestselling author of The Time Weaver
“A uniquely crafted love story…Readers will wait with bated breath for the sequel.”—Romantic Times Book Reviews
“Absolutely rapturous, full of lush imagery and a quietly confident voice that had me hooked immediately…Genevieve Graham is one to watch for historical romance readers.”—Historical Novel Review
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I did not read the first book in this series, but felt the second worked well enough despite that. So, it never crossed my mind not to read this one. I was wasn't entirely disappointed with this story. I don't think I've ever read about a character quite like Adelaide. I would think it would be hard to adapt to living with the Cherokee. But, Adelaide is so afraid of the white settlers that she prefers the Cherokee ways. It's almost contradictory because she readily acknowledges the fact that the Cherokee can show to mercy when it comes to the white men the capture. She's almost become disillusioned to the roles each of them pay. She truly sees the Cherokee as her saviors but you can tell that she still feels out of place with them. An interesting twist to the story is the fact that Adelaide has visions. Most of her visions seem to show violence, so she never is able to stay in them long enough to determine any sort of outcome or ways to circumvent their occurrence. All she knows is that she has been dreaming of the Cherokee's new prisoner her entire life. But, he may have a special place with the Cherokee. One of them believes he harbors the soul of a Cherokee who passed away. Jesse and Adelaide's future together is more tied to the past then I ever though possible. Adelaide must overcome the events that lead to her coming to live with the Cherokee and she must acknowledge her dreams for them may help far more than she knows. Jesse must realize that the Cherokee are not all he has grown up to believe. Perhaps evil really does lie with someone else. I really enjoyed the whole story. But, I often felt like I was missing some key piece of information. Adelaide does address some of my questions but it seems to be really late in the novel and not enough. It had a lot to do with Adelaide and her sister. I think a lot of my questions would be answered if I had read the first book in the series. It's primary characters are Maggie and the man she marries. I think I need to read it and hopefully it would close a lot of gaps I feel like this story had. I do enjoy this authors historical fiction, so I am looking forward to what she writes next. Be it another edition to this series, or something else entirely!
I read this one in the midst of my finals, and it was a very refreshing break from studying! It's been a while since I've read any historical romances, but I really enjoy them, so it was fantastic to pick one up and become immersed in Adelaide and Jesse's world. This was my first time reading one of Genevieve Graham's books, but I have been meaning to start this series for quite some time...and with the release of Somewhere to Dream, I couldn't resist any longer. I made sure to squeeze in some reading time for it, and I'm so glad that I did! I was a bit lost at the beginning of the novel because this is the third in the series, but I was quickly brought up to speed and managed to figure it all out. I do wish I had read the other two books first, but that's more because I like reading books in serial order. I am extremely excited to go back and read Under the Same Sky and Sound of the Heart though because they sound fantastic...and the main male characters are Scottish...*hubba, hubba*. Jesse was awesome, don't get me wrong...but I have to admit that I have a major soft spot for Scottish accents. ;) While reading Somewhere to Dream I was quickly wrapped up in the story. I loved seeing Adelaide and Jesse's relationship grow, and I really enjoyed the dynamics amongst them and amongst all of the members of the Cherokee tribe. I really enjoyed the book, but I must admit that I think I would've liked it even more if I had read the previous books first...I'm a huge fan of getting to see "cameos" of previous characters when reading a series like this, so I'm a bit sad that I missed out on that. For that reason alone, I'd recommend starting the series in the normal order...plus, you avoid spoilers that way. :P Even though I did read the books out of order, I still loved Adelaide and Jesse's amazing chemistry, and I loved seeing them open up and let each other in. Overall, I really enjoyed Somewhere to Dream. I enjoyed getting to learn more about the mysterious Adelaide, and seeing Jesse immerse himself in the Cherokee culture. It was a wonderful story, and I'm really looking forward to going back and reading the first two books! * I was provided with an ebook of Somewhere to Dream from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. * This review also appears on my blog and on other social media sites.
This was a very good book. I really liked the way that it was written. There were many details and it kept you wondering where it would go next and if what was going to happen was real or a dream. The most exciting parts of the book for me where the dreams of Adelaide, until she said that they were dreams it all seemed real to me. I also loved the fact that she can heal and that they call her the Shadow girl. This is a book that can be read over and over again.
SOMEWHERE TO DREAM by Genevieve Graham is an interesting Historical Romance set against the backdrop of the Cherokee nation during the American Colonial era. Follow Jesse Black, a captor of the Cherokee tribe,spared a certain death because the Cherokee believe he has a warrior's heart. And Adelaide and her sister Maggie was rescued by the Cherokee from a brutal attack that killed their mother, and other siblings. They are adopted by the Cherokee. Adelaide, is call Shadow Girl by the Cherokee. She often sees visions and his haunted by her fears. Jesse hates all Indians, but finds himself drawn to Adelaide, and she to him. He brings light to her broken heart. Filled with danger, Indian history, traditions, passion and the power of true love. Think "The Last of the Mohicans", this is what "Somewhere to Dream" reminds me. Adelaide's life is threatened by the very men she is afraid of most. Jesse, will do do anything to help her face her fears and save her life. An unforgettable story of courage, sacrifice and love. A bold adventure, which is rich with vivid descriptions and history. A treasure to read with very complex relationships. Received for an honest review from the publisher. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: MILD REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
4.5 Stars Reviewed by Guest Reviewer/Kimberly & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog We meet Adelaide Johnson first in UNDER THE SAME SKY, the first amazing book by Genevieve Graham, which is her sister Maggie’s story. Finally, we have Adelaide’s saga with SOMEWHERE TO DREAM, which comes forth out of tragedy and heartache. After losing her family to a band of miscreants, a broken Adelaide and Maggie are taken in by the Cherokee, who heal their wounds and adopt them. While Maggie goes off to her own life, Adelaide remains safely ensconced away with her Cherokee family, blocking out the ills that have befallen her. Both Maggie and Adelaide have a gift that many would consider to be witchcraft but with the Cherokee, this gift is embraced. The girls have the ability to see the future in their dreams, and although Maggie was better at it, Adelaide wasn’t far behind if she would only just allow her dreams to come to completion. Adelaide always feared what her dreams would tell her and she constantly made sure to wake herself before they ended. In her months of healing with the Cherokee, Adelaide is told that she will marry a Cherokee warrior, but when the warrior meets his demise is a fight, as saddened as she is with his death, she sighs with relief at her reprieve. Settler, Jessie Black is captured by the band of Cherokee he is brought to the village torn and angry, his animosity to Indians is evident. When Cherokee warrior, Soquili tells Adelaide that Jessie now hold the spirit of his fallen brother, and that the white man is now his Cherokee brother, she knows there will be resistance, but resistance is futile. Adelaide heals Jessie’s outer wounds, and begins to calm his internal turmoil, while the entire time planning his escape from the Indians. What does Jessie have to go back to though? An abusive father and hunger, at least with the Cherokee who have adopted him as one of their own, he finally is accepted as family and never has to starve again. When Adelaide is informed by Soquili that since Jessie is his brother now, Adelaide’s betrothal stands and she will marry Jessie, but Adelaide is still broken inside with all the terror she has endured, and marriage was the furthest thing from her mind. Jessie is oblivious to these plans, but day by day becomes closer to Adelaide and his his anger towards the Cherokee dissipates. Where does he belong now? Where does Adelaide belong? This tale of recovery and acceptance is such a journey. Genevieve Graham has a winner with SOMEWHERE TO DREAM. Both Jessie and Adelaide have had severe heartache in their lives and each of them has their own trials and tribulations, but thrown together, they are a force to be reckoned with. Their Cherokee saviors turn out to be much more than either of them had anticipated, especially Jessie with his seething hatred of all Indians. While Adelaide must overcome her fear of the white man, Jessie must change his attitude about the Cherokee and his fear of being like his evil father. SOMEWHERE TO DREAM by Genevieve Graham is a lesson to all about insurmountable odds and misconceptions, it’s about healing and love, friendship and understanding. SOMEWHERE TO DREAM is going right up on my TO KEEP shelf. I highly recommend SOMEWHERE TO DREAM as I do her entire series for their grittiness and realism in a market for fantasy. These books remain with you always, just like I feel they should. *ARC provided by publisher
Powerful and captivating! "Somewhere to Dream" was a powerful novel! I really enjoyed reading Genevieve Graham's first two novels in The MacDonnells series. She has done it again! If you have read Under the Same Sky, then you have met Adelaide Johnson, Maggie's sister. Somewhere to Dream is Adelaide's story. She has a special gift and had always tried to hide it. Adelaide and Maggie are taken in by the Cherokee and taught their ways and culture. We meet Jessie Black who is also captured by the band. They meet under these stranges circumstances and will be forced to marry. Both having suffered during their lives, will try to help each other and find peace. Will Adelaide leave the Cherokee or return to her own people? Ms. Graham's historical novel pulled me into her drama and kept me interested until the end. The story-line was very well written and filled with descriptive details. I am looking forward to her next installment of the MacDonnells. I highly recommend this historical fiction! Expected publication: November 5th 2013
Ms. Graham does not disappoint. Adelaide's story was every bit as good as the previous ones in the series. I learned more about the history of the Cherokee and how the white settlers interacted with the Indians. I was so caught up in the story I just could not put the book down and I was sad when it ended. I would love it if Ms Graham wrote about smell of the other characters in her books as she did Adelaide.