Book Reviews of Dream a Little Dream (Chicago Stars, Bk 4)

Dream a Little Dream (Chicago Stars, Bk 4)
Dream a Little Dream - Chicago Stars, Bk 4
Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
ISBN-13: 9780380794478
ISBN-10: 0380794470
Publication Date: 2/1/1998
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 411 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 8
I left this book on the TBR pile for almost a year, sure I'd dislike it. To my suprise, I loved it. This is the Story of Gabe and Rachel, in the beginning he's gruff and not lovable, and she is smart mouthed and fearless. Edward, Rachel's 5 year old son is also a huge part of this book. In the beginning I was sure there was no way this would turn into a love story, but it turned into one of the best. Susan Elizabeth Phillips has such a way with her characters, you actually feel you know them. And feel them grow throughout the book. There are many heart wrenching scene's that are beautifully written. With just as many hot, hot love scenes. By mid-book, you are cheering YES and crying NO at the same time till the end, there is so much push and pull. This is certianly worth reading.
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I couldn't put this book down, and I say that of very few books. It is a story about redemption, about overcoming some very long odds, about proving the world wrong, and about the power of love to bring people back from the brink of despair. Rachel Stone is the disgraced widow of a corrupt televangelist trying to protect and provide for her 5 year old son, Edward. She has come back to the site of her disgrace, Salvation, North Carolina, where she is nearly universally despised, to try to find a chest she thinks holds the key to some money her despicable husband left behind. In the process, she not only rescues herself and her son, but the hero Gabe, who is brought back from the brink of fatal despair. The story is original, the dialogue is snappy, and despite what sounds like a very depressing story line, it is fundamentally upbeat. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would.
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Book Four in the Chicago Stars Series. Another great book in this series.
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I loved the book but then again I like all Susan Elizabeth Phillips books. I would recommend you read Nobody's Baby But Mine before this one but it can be read as a stand alone and do just fine.

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Helpful Score: 2
Great book. Follow-up to Nobody's Baby But Mine
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Dealing with faith, love, and loss, this book is a little bit deeper than some of SEP's other work. This one required a box of tissues for me.
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Part of the series about the Chicago Stars football team. I liked this series because it had intelligent, strong, independent women.
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I love this author! Great, fast read.
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I just finished reading this for the second time. I loved this book, it makes you smile and makes you cry. you really love the characters.
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Great book. One of her best- part of her Chicago Stars/Bonner Brothers series.
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Interesting story somewhat based on a real situations. Not your usual romance.
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Really liked this book. Rachel had a lot of courage to return to Salvation. More than I would ever have. Edward sounds so sweet.
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I loved this book. The main character was a delight and I enjoyed her all the way through the book.
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Awesome story. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great contemporary love story.
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Awesome series --I wish she would do another contemporary series like this.
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This was one of her best books. I enjoyed it very much. Great story. I lover all of her books.
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Surprisingly I found myself liking Gabe more than Rachel. She was strong all the time and it would have been nice to see her have a breaking point. There is quite a bit of religion in this book but it's more of a faith struggle for Rachel than being too preachy.

It's a fun book and the extra story between Kristy and Ethan was a good addition.

Phillips like to reuse plotlines so if you have read a few of her books know that this is the treasure hunt plotline. But I don't read her books for the story as much as the witty dialogue and crazy antics of the characters.
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Setting her story in Salvation, N.C., Phillips adeptly develops the theme of love's healing power. Broke and desperate to provide a better life for her son, gutsy Rachel Stone ends up in Salvation when her car breaks down. She knows the place?even worse, they know her as the widow of G. Dwayne Snopes, a televangelist who fled stealing millions. Luckily, Gabe Bonner, who owns a drive-in theater where Rachel asks for work, seems to be the only person who doesn't recognize her right off. Rachel's proud mettle distracts Gabe from the grief of his own tragic loss, but enemies strike out at Rachel, while Gabe's brothers mount a family defense against the gold-digging widow. Phillips (Heaven, Texas) digs deep to expose weaknesses and strengths in the psyche and faith of her characters. The result is a book that is touching, funny, sexy and humane.
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I really enjoyed reading this book.
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Love this author and every book she has written. Witty, romantic, characters you love to love.
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Gabe Bonner is a widower who lost his wife and son to a drunk driver. He is grieving and just wants to be left alone. But Rachel Stone has other ideas. She is flat broke, her car won't start, and she needs a job to support her five year old son, Edward. She begs Gabe to give her a job helping him restore the local drive-in and he finally gives in. Rachel has come back to town to find the the money that her late husband, Televangelist G. Dwayne Snopes, stole from his congregation. People recognize Rachel and blame her for Snopes' downfall. Rachel needs to search her old house in order to find the money. Gabe is currently living in that house and isn't about to let her inside.

I read this book about ten years ago and couldn't put it down! This time around I listened to the audio book. It's still a keeper. I love the characters. I love the story. I love the dialogue. Some parts of the story are amusing; other parts made me cry. There is also a secondary romance in this book which was very entertaining. My rating: 5 Stars.
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Read "Nobody's Baby But Mine" first. This one is the second in the series about the three Bonner boys. The first one is excellent, and this one is very, very good. Easy read. Funny, and emotional.
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Enjoyable, light, romantic comedy (?)... I find Ms. Phillips work quite amusing and enjoyable. I especially liked the Stars series, but I like the sports tied theme. Decent characters, even if they are somewhat predictable.
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I have read almost all of Susan Elizabeth Phillips books and have enjoyed everyone of them. I would put her right up with Danielle Steele, Nora Roberts and all others that write Romance and love and lifes adventures.
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good read will be looking for more.
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I love Susan Elizabeth Phillips characters. Her books have me giggling in no time.
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LOVED it!!! Got another of her books and Loved it!
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Susan Elizabeth Phillips is one of my favorites...
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SEP is one of my favorite authors. I've read almost all of her books. This one is in my top 2. This will tug at your heart strings.
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This was the best book ever I have never read a book that I just couldnt put down I finished this book in about two hours it was thrilling!!!!! This is my favorite SEP book and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great read!!1
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really great author.. would recommend this book.
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Good story, strong woman, supportive admirer.
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A sweet story of a young woman trying to regain her life and dignity for herself and her young son. Along the way she encounters people who hate her, public scorn, and a gruff man who ultimately restores her sense of pride. A good, fast read, recommended.
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Good modern romance of two misfits who help each other love and trust again.
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A tortured hero and a tough heroine written as only SEP can.
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A funny and heartwarming story of two unlikely lovers.
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Susan Elizabeth Phillips, simply a fantastic author. Her books are excellent.
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Not my favorite by this author. Have enjoyed other of her books much more.
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Sweet, touching, and romance with an attraction that seems to jump off the pages. Another "can't put it down" book by SEP. Great book!
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Anything by her is awesome. This focuses on Rachel Stone who comes home to a town that hates her. She has no money,a broken car and a five year old. Hilarious easyr ead
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I thought this book was entertaining, but I did not enjoy it quite as much as some of her others.
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SEP is my new favorite author. Her characters are sassy, smart and less than perfect. You will enjoy this book.
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Fantastic Phillips book!!
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Rachel's bad luck hastaken a turn for the worse. She has no money and her car is smoking and she has a five year old son to support. She came home to a town that hates her, but she is a determined widow with a bad past. She has learned how to be a fighter.
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Rachel Stone's bad luck has taken a turn for the worse. With an empty wallet, a car that's spilling smoke, and a five-year-old son to support, she's come home to a town that hates her. But this determined young widow with a scandalous past has learned how to be a fighter. And she'll do anything to keep her child safe...
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Welcome to Salvation, North Carolina - where a man who's forgotten what tenderness means meets a woman with nothing to lose..in a place where dreams just might come true.
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welcome to salvation, north carolina- where a man who's forgotten what tenderness means meets a woman with nothing to loose. here two endearing lovers will set off on a funny, touching jouney of thr heart...to a place where dreams just might come true
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Rachel Stone is coming home to a town that hates her--with an empty wallet, a car that's spilling smoke, and a five year old sone tosupport. But this determined young widow with a scandalous past has learned to be a fighter. She will do anything to keep her child safe--even take on Gabe Bonner, a man who only wants to be left alone, especially by the beautiful outcast who's invaded his property....

Welcome to Salvation, North Carolin, where a man who's forgotten what tenderness means meets a woman with nothing to lose..in a place where dreams just might come true.
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Welcome to Salvation, NC-when a man who's forgotten what tenderness means meets a woman with nothing to loose. Here two endearing lovers will set off on a funny, touching journey of the heart...to a place where dreams just might come true.
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rachel stone's bad luck has taken a turn for the worse, with and empty wallet, a car that is spilling smoke, and a 5 yr old son to support, she's come home to a town that hates her. but the determined widow with a scandalous past has learned to be a fighter.
gabe bonner wants to be left alone, especially by the beautiful outcast who's invaded his property. she has a ton of attitude, a talent for trouble and a child who brings back bad memories.