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New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the first novel in a dramatic new trilogy.

Margo, Kate and Laura were brought up like sisters amidst the peerless grandeur of Templeton House. But it was Margo whose dreams first took her far away . . .

Margo Sullivan had everything a young woman could ask for. But while growing up along the rocky cliffs of Monterey, she couldn't help but dream of bigger things. The daughter of the Templeton's stern Irish housekeeper, Margo had been treated like a member of the family. Deep down, she knew that money could not but the thing she craved most -- her mother's acceptance.

Maybe things would be different if she could be sweet like Laura -- or had Kate's shrewd head for business. But all Margo knew how to do was be Margo, and that meant doing things her own way -- no matter what the consequences . . .
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ISBN: 9781101146002
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I came to the Nora Roberts party late, but having made an effort over the last couple of years of expanding my fluff horizons, I thought I should at least see what the fuss is all about. This was the first book I read from the author and it wasn't a bad start. I'd actually picked this book up a long time ago and put it down after reading the first few pages because, well, I'm not entirely sure why. There's nothing wrong with it over than it's a bit overwrought. In my older age, however, that didn't bother me in any way. In fact, within a few pages, I didn't want to put it down and, since this was my bedtime reading book, actually would head up to bed early just so that I could get a few more chapters in. (Going to bed early is unheard of for me.) I was unexpectedly drawn to the characters, surprised to like nearly every single one. The plot was also more than sufficient to hold my interest and didn't seem too dated. So why only 3 1/2 stars? It was very formulaic -- which obviously works for Nora Roberts, given her massive success. And, in a way, that's better for her since, although I have no interest in going back and rereading this particular book, I've now begun looking for her other books instead as they are a known and trusted quantity. I would certainly recommend it for a quick, engaging read.more
Margo is beautiful. And she knows it. Determined to find fortune and fame, she heads for Hollywood and ends up a smashingly successful model - that is until it all comes crashing down around her ears. Coming home broke and humiliated isn't easy. But when you have two best friends like Kate and Laura, anything's possible. A new business, and a new romance have promise - but can Margo ever look beyond herself enough to find the happily ever after that's been waiting for her?Margo's story kicks off a new trilogy in Robert's classic style. This one's great for an afternoon's curl-up on the couch.more
Daring to Dream (#1 in the Dream Trilogy) follows fiesty Margo Sullivan from her modeling days, the inevitable fall from grace, and then straight jump into bed with a man who she's known all her life. This book, and I swear I don't generally say this about Nora Roberts' books, felt contrived and silly from the onset. I found Margo to be a brat and her newfound love, Josh Templeton, a jerk with anger and jealousy issues. Margo, of course the housekeeper's daughter, grew up in the fabulously wealthy Templeton household... think the Hiltons. If you can't imagine caring about Paris' love life, skip Margo's. Margo's fall from fame to finding her love and newest successful and money-making adventure was too quick and left me not caring all that much about any of them. Giving the author the benefit of the doubt, I did pick up #2 in the trilogy, and I hope it doesn't disappoint. After all, few of her books have. One of the things I love about Nora Roberts is her books aren't generally predictable. She has written trilogies on vampires (The Circle Trilogy), witches (Three Sisters Island Trilogy) and has a series of thrillers under the alias J.D. Robb, and all the ones I've read have been well written and pulled you in from the beginning. So don't judge an author by one book, especially one as prolific as Nora.more
After ten years of modeling success, Margo Sullivan found herself in the middle of a career ending scandal and drug charges that she had no connection or knowledge of. The type of person Margo was, she went home to Monterey California. The Templeton house had always been her home, her mum was the housekeeper, Laura Templeton and Kate Powell her best friends now with the world talking about her the only place to run and hide was the Templeton house. The big brother figure of the family, Josh Templeton had taken it upon himself to help Margo out even if she wasn’t aware of it. This situation was no different. Now that she was home, convincing her to see him as more than just a brother, more than just a friend might take more than the ten years he had already waited for her. Maybe if she figured out what she wanted to do with her life, he could find a way to show her that he belonged in it too. Book 1 of the Dream Trilogy. As with a lot of series, book 1 is difficult, it spends so much time with the set up and putting all the characters out there, that some things seem to be lost. While I liked the characters, getting to know Margo, Josh, Laura, Kate, Ann (Margo’s mum), Susie and Tommy (Laura & Josh’s parents) took a lot of the story and left little for full character development and the romance between Margo and Josh really suffered for it. Besides, Margo and Josh were already in love, they had known each other for so long and it had been there for so long that the actual “falling in love” was done and gone before the story began. I always like to watch the “falling in love” part but with this one, we got them trying to figure out how to tell each other how they feel and how to make it work. It was a good story for a beginning to the Dream Trilogy, but not a great story. I am only hoping that the second (Holding the Dream) and the third (Finding the Dream) goes better.more
Follow the relationship of 3 children into adulthood. A brother and sister and the housekeepers daughter grow up together. Each pursuew their dreams. one to become an actress, one a mother and one the family business.more
One of a trilogy, daughter of house keeper raised alongside wealth. Best friends with the two daughters of wealth family. Goes to college, becomes CPA. Set up by associate. Opens business, falls in love, vindicated when associate is found out.more
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I came to the Nora Roberts party late, but having made an effort over the last couple of years of expanding my fluff horizons, I thought I should at least see what the fuss is all about. This was the first book I read from the author and it wasn't a bad start. I'd actually picked this book up a long time ago and put it down after reading the first few pages because, well, I'm not entirely sure why. There's nothing wrong with it over than it's a bit overwrought. In my older age, however, that didn't bother me in any way. In fact, within a few pages, I didn't want to put it down and, since this was my bedtime reading book, actually would head up to bed early just so that I could get a few more chapters in. (Going to bed early is unheard of for me.) I was unexpectedly drawn to the characters, surprised to like nearly every single one. The plot was also more than sufficient to hold my interest and didn't seem too dated. So why only 3 1/2 stars? It was very formulaic -- which obviously works for Nora Roberts, given her massive success. And, in a way, that's better for her since, although I have no interest in going back and rereading this particular book, I've now begun looking for her other books instead as they are a known and trusted quantity. I would certainly recommend it for a quick, engaging read.more
Margo is beautiful. And she knows it. Determined to find fortune and fame, she heads for Hollywood and ends up a smashingly successful model - that is until it all comes crashing down around her ears. Coming home broke and humiliated isn't easy. But when you have two best friends like Kate and Laura, anything's possible. A new business, and a new romance have promise - but can Margo ever look beyond herself enough to find the happily ever after that's been waiting for her?Margo's story kicks off a new trilogy in Robert's classic style. This one's great for an afternoon's curl-up on the couch.more
Daring to Dream (#1 in the Dream Trilogy) follows fiesty Margo Sullivan from her modeling days, the inevitable fall from grace, and then straight jump into bed with a man who she's known all her life. This book, and I swear I don't generally say this about Nora Roberts' books, felt contrived and silly from the onset. I found Margo to be a brat and her newfound love, Josh Templeton, a jerk with anger and jealousy issues. Margo, of course the housekeeper's daughter, grew up in the fabulously wealthy Templeton household... think the Hiltons. If you can't imagine caring about Paris' love life, skip Margo's. Margo's fall from fame to finding her love and newest successful and money-making adventure was too quick and left me not caring all that much about any of them. Giving the author the benefit of the doubt, I did pick up #2 in the trilogy, and I hope it doesn't disappoint. After all, few of her books have. One of the things I love about Nora Roberts is her books aren't generally predictable. She has written trilogies on vampires (The Circle Trilogy), witches (Three Sisters Island Trilogy) and has a series of thrillers under the alias J.D. Robb, and all the ones I've read have been well written and pulled you in from the beginning. So don't judge an author by one book, especially one as prolific as Nora.more
After ten years of modeling success, Margo Sullivan found herself in the middle of a career ending scandal and drug charges that she had no connection or knowledge of. The type of person Margo was, she went home to Monterey California. The Templeton house had always been her home, her mum was the housekeeper, Laura Templeton and Kate Powell her best friends now with the world talking about her the only place to run and hide was the Templeton house. The big brother figure of the family, Josh Templeton had taken it upon himself to help Margo out even if she wasn’t aware of it. This situation was no different. Now that she was home, convincing her to see him as more than just a brother, more than just a friend might take more than the ten years he had already waited for her. Maybe if she figured out what she wanted to do with her life, he could find a way to show her that he belonged in it too. Book 1 of the Dream Trilogy. As with a lot of series, book 1 is difficult, it spends so much time with the set up and putting all the characters out there, that some things seem to be lost. While I liked the characters, getting to know Margo, Josh, Laura, Kate, Ann (Margo’s mum), Susie and Tommy (Laura & Josh’s parents) took a lot of the story and left little for full character development and the romance between Margo and Josh really suffered for it. Besides, Margo and Josh were already in love, they had known each other for so long and it had been there for so long that the actual “falling in love” was done and gone before the story began. I always like to watch the “falling in love” part but with this one, we got them trying to figure out how to tell each other how they feel and how to make it work. It was a good story for a beginning to the Dream Trilogy, but not a great story. I am only hoping that the second (Holding the Dream) and the third (Finding the Dream) goes better.more
Follow the relationship of 3 children into adulthood. A brother and sister and the housekeepers daughter grow up together. Each pursuew their dreams. one to become an actress, one a mother and one the family business.more
One of a trilogy, daughter of house keeper raised alongside wealth. Best friends with the two daughters of wealth family. Goes to college, becomes CPA. Set up by associate. Opens business, falls in love, vindicated when associate is found out.more
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