Book Reviews of Holding the Dream (Dream, Bk 2)

Holding the Dream (Dream, Bk 2)
Holding the Dream - Dream, Bk 2
Author: Nora Roberts
ISBN-13: 9780515142884
ISBN-10: 0515142883
Publication Date: 8/29/2006
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 159 ratings
Publisher: Jove
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
This series was terrible. This book in particular was not only demeaning to the main female character, but upsetting to read as a woman. Maybe I'm being a little over sensitive, but seriously every time the main characters were arguing or even embracing, he kept pointing out that she was not what he really wanted, or that basically she was not his ideal. She gets upset, then quickly forgives when he makes some cheesy comment, or even laughs it off. He continually points out that she was too skinny, had no body, etc. The guy could have been written so much better. I can't get into the entire reason I didn't like the book, but I have to say that I've read nearly all of Nora Robert's books and this one was one of the worst. 1 star.
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Helpful Score: 1
Series: Dream Trilogy Series, #2
From the Publisher
Margo, Kate, and Laura were brought up like sisters amidst the peerless grandeur of Templeton House. Kate's dreams were fueled by a horrible secret . . .

Her childhood had been a lie. Her father had been a thief. Her mind struggled to absorb these facts, to analyze, to accept. Kate Powell had been orphaned at an early age, when she had, essentially, watched her parents die. Her family had been taken away, but she had been given another. The distant kinship didn't matter to Thomas and Susan Templeton. They had taken her in, raised her as their own, given her a home and love. And now, twenty years later, she has learned the truth from a colleague of her father. A man who did not realize that the Templetons had gone to great lengths to protect the child from knowledge that would hurt and shame her.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another great Nora Roberts book. Second book in the "Dream" series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent read. Enjoyed the story of Kate in this 2nd of the Dream Trilogy. Can't wait to read the 3rd one.
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Helpful Score: 1
The second book in the Dream Trilogy, Kate Powell, oprhaned at the age of eight, was raised by the Templetons, and has vowed never to disappoint them.
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Nora Roberts comes through again...WOW
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Second of the Dream Trilogy. A good book.
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nothing like a good Nora Roberts trilogy!!!
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#2 of the Trilogy
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The second book in the trilogy of dreams it is about kate who is orphaned at a young age and the opening of shop with her three sisters.
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The 2nd in the trilogy.
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I love a great romance and this trilogy was really good. I could not wait to get the 3rd book. All her books are worth reading.
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This was the first book I read in this series and it stood on its own. It had a great love story within its pages. I look forward to reading the other books in this series.
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This is a great series, love all 3 of the books.
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The second of three books, just as good as the first.
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I'm sorry the book had to end
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Love Everything Nora writes!
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I can't say enough how much I loved this series. Kate's character made for a really fun, interesting story--Kate and romance aren't two words she'd ever put together! I also really liked seeing Margo again from the first book; I always enjoy checking in with characters I loved in other stories.
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Liked this series. Good listening while driving.
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A great book in a great series by Nora Roberts!
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Love everything Nora writes!
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Wonderful. Follow along with these three "sisters" as they each find their dream.
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The second book in a trilogy.
Surrounded by the sweeping cliffs, and beaurty of Big Sun, Kate treasured her life at Templeton House--and the family who raised her like one of their own. Although Kate lacked Margo's beauty and Laura's elegance, she knew she had something they would never possess--a shrewd head for business. Driven by ambition, Kate measured her life's success with each soaring promotion. But now faced with professional impropriety, Kate is forced to look deep within herself--only to find something missing in her life--and in her heart.
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The second book of Nora Roberts successul Dream trilogy.

Surrounded by the sweeping cliffs and beauty of Big Sur, Kate Powell treasured her life at Templeton House... and the family who raised her like one of their own.

Although Kate lacked Margo's beauty and Laura's elegance, she knew she had something they would never possess -- a shrewd head for business.

Driven by ambition, Kate measured her life's success with each soaring promotion. But now faced with professional impropriety, Kate is forced to look deep within herself -- only to find something missing in her life... and in her heart.
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Great trilogy. Last book in it and you just get so attached to these "sisters" and their families!!
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THIS IS THE SECOND BOOK IN THE DREAM TRILIOGY, GREAT STORY CAN'T WAIT TO START ON THE CONCLUSION
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This is the second book of the trilogy
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The second book of Roberts Dream trilogy. Kate Powell was orphaned at the age of eight, She was raised by the Templetons, and has vowed never to disappoint them. She's sharp, smart, a gamine woman with a head for figures. Kate has an active role in the running of Pretenses, the unique little shop she and her sisters of the heart have established. And enjoy the steps and stages of her romance with the handsome hotelier, Bryon DeWitt.
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Kate measured her life's success with each promotion. But now faced with professional impropriety, Kate is forced to look deep within herself-only to find something missing in her life...and her heart
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Second book of the Templeton sisters trilogy. This one is about Kate, who has a shrewd head for business. She is forced to look deep within herself and discovers something is missing in her life and in her heart. Very good read.
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Good series as always!
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This trilogy of books is a wonderful read that you will want to revisite again and again.
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Part of a series
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Kate who has discovered that her past was haunted by the darkest of secrets..... Holding the Dream!!!!
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Second novel in the trilogy of Margo, Kate, and Laura. Daring to Dream, and Finding the Dream are the other two books in this series.
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Wasn't sure I was going to like this one as much as the 1st, but it was almost just as good. I can't wait for the next book!
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The second book in the Dream trilogy I really loved this series!
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Love Nora Roberts & all she rights. It's been awhile since I've read this - it's the 2nd book in a trilogy & I'm not even sure I've read all three - I most likely have - just can't remember them off hand.
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The second story in the Dream Trilogy...Makes you want to read the last book to see how all ends...
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Very good!
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Part of the Dream series. What can I say, Nora Roberts is alway great. I loved it.
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Love the aurthor
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Book 2
Nora Roberts delivers chapter two in her outstanding new romance trilogy which follows the lives of three old and dear friends. Ever since the death of her parents, Templeton cousin Kate Powell has felt the need to prove to her aunt and uncle that she is worthy of their love. Until recently, of the three friends, Kate seemed to have her act the most together. Laura Templeton's divorce was bitter and Margo's scandal of last year is just being forgotten. Margo is now blissfully happy married to Laura's brother Josh and expecting their first child. Kate's world tilts on its axis when a former friend of her father reveals that Kate's father had been accused of embezzlement at the time of his death. Kate is horrified to discover that the Templetons paid her father's debts. Not knowing how to discuss her findings, Kate internalizes her pain. She gets a second blow when instead of receiving a partnership at her CPA firm, she is accused of embezzlement. The normally feisty Kate withdraws and refuses to fight the charges. Hotel expert Byron De Witt is a most valued and trusted member of the Templeton Hotel Empire. Kate is nothing like the women Byron usually finds attractive, but something about her gets to him. He also realizes that Kate's problems are making her physically ill. The usually strong Kate will need the love and support of all her friends and family to repair her life. Nora Roberts is a shining example of pure talent and one of the most consistently wonderful authors in the business.
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2nd book in another great trilogy by Nora Roberts
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Nora Roberts continues what she started in "Daring to Dream" in this wonderful second book of the trilogy.
Kate Powell, cousin to the Templeton children who was raised as one of their own after the death of her own parents when she was a child, has spent her whole life trying to be the best at everything she does so that she can "pay them back" for their generosity. Close to her goal of becoming partner in an accounting firm, her world is rocked by not one but two revelations -- the first, that her father had a cloud of scandal hanging over him at the time of his death, and the second, that she suddenly finds herself facing a similar scandal. In addition stress and worry make her ill, and she is forced to re-evaluate her life and her goals.

Kate is a wonderful heroine. She's strong, independent, smart, and far easier to relate to than the glamorous Margo of the first book. Her independent streak and desire to stand on her own take some getting used to for Byron De Witt, a southern gentleman through and through who is surprised to find himself falling in love with a woman so completely not his "type".

As wonderful as it is to watch Kate's relationship with Byron develop, the best part of this book (like the first) is the relationship between Kate, Margo, and Laura -- three women who grew up as sisters and whose bond is stronger than blood.

Great Gift book!
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very good
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Good story.
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Book two in the Dream Trilogy
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second in the dream trilogy
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3rd in trilogy-Margo, Kate, & Laura-great read from this author
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2nd in the series - good characters and more mushy stuff than the first one...