- Mass Market Paperback
- Publisher: Avon Books (Mm) (Dec 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0380807874
- ISBN-13: 978-0380807871
- Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 10.4 x 2.8 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,447,623 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Since Pulitzer prize-winning columnist Jackson Puller witnessed the brutal death of a boy in Bosnia, he's been unable to shake its horror. His boss assigns him to do a series on the Wishing Star Foundation, run by Dr. Cameo Glynn.
Dr. Cameo Glynn was born deaf, but has been part of the hearing world since adulthood with the aid of a Cochlear implant. But she is haunted by the mistreatment of her parents, and a continued bad relationship with her mother, who is abusive and mentally ill. Cammy is beautiful, sterile, and does not trust journalists.
Jackson's got a wonderful way with kids, and it doesn't take long for him to win Cammy's heart, although she fights him every step of the way. But Jackson is willing to go the distance and do what he must to win her trust as well as her love. While there's much to like about this book, Cammy's stubborn reluctance to commit to Jackson eventually requires the suspension of a bit too much disbelief. Indeed, the sterility issue, so common and meaningful in historical romance, seems slightly out of place in modern times.
Overall, however, this is a fine romance and one well worth reading. And, if you didn't know it, Nessa Hart writes historical romance as Mandelyn Kaye.
TTFN, Laurie Likes Books
Publisher, All About Romance
Jackson is still recovering from watching a child he befriended in Bosnia get killed. He wants nothing to do with the interview set up by one of the suits, but knows he has little choice in the matter. He soon finds himself falling in love with the beautiful psychiatrist, who has no room in her heart for adult males that desire her. However, Jackson, who likes children, begins a campaign to win Cammy because he believes they were meant to be.
A KISS TO DREAM ON is an entertaining contemporary romance that centers on problems confronted by children with a hearing disability. The story line is both fun and serious, which shows that Neesa Hart is quite a talent to be able to make the contrasts work so well in her plot. Cammy is an interesting character, who has overcome several handicaps to be a success. Jackson is a heroic figure, though his post reaction from his time in Bosnia did not seem deep enough for a caring person like him. Still, Ms. Hart provides readers with a tale filled with heart.
Ms Hart is a rare author who makes me cry and laugh at the same time (check out the last few chapters!). "A Kiss To Dream On" is indeed one of the best stories I've ever read in a long time. Excuse me while I dig into my bag of bad puns - this book is indeed "a story to dream on".
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