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Nora Roberts
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13 Jan 1997 Dream
Set in San Francisco, this work centres on the trials and tribulations of three best friends: Laura Templeton, the daughter of wealthy California hoteliers; her cousin, Kate Powell; and Margo Sullivan, a longtime friend of the Templetons.

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Signet Books (13 Jan 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451189604
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451189608
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 11 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,346,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nora Roberts is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 190 novels and there are 300 million copies of her books in print. Under the pen name J. D. Robb, she is author of the New York Times bestselling futuristic suspense series, which features Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Roarke.

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'You can't bottle wish fulfillment, but Nora Roberts certainly knows how to put it on the page' New York Times --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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First in Nora Roberts' wonderfully romantic DREAM trilogy --This text refers to the Perfect Paperback edition.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful beginning to the "Dream" trilogy. 2 Feb 2008
I have to start by saying that I'm a big fan of most of Nora Roberts' trilogies and other groupings of books about families. That said, some are definitely better than others, and for me, this one was one of the best.
"Daring to Dream" is the first of this trilogy about "sisters of the heart" -- three women who grew up together in the same household. Margo Sullivan is the heroine of this tale, and she has spent most of her life trying to shed the "housekeeper's daughter" mantle that she wears with no small chip on her shoulder. She has made a name for herself in modeling and has traveled the world, but when her career falls apart she knows there's only one place she can go, and that's "home".

Many readers who didn't care for this book seem to have felt that Margo was selfish and self-centered. While I agree on the latter, I wouldn't say that she was selfish at all. It was very clear that while she's very "me" oriented, she would have dropped anything at any time to help her friends if they needed her. She's an extremely realistic character, and that means that she is, of course, flawed. Those closest to her are always quick to point out her flaws -- in fact, she often refers to them herself. But her best trait, they agree, is her loyalty, and this makes her the kind of person most people would want as a friend.

I also really enjoyed the love story in this book. Josh Templeton, the "heir apparent" to a hotel fortune and her best friend's brother to boot, isn't at all the spoiled jet-setting playboy that some have said. In fact, he works ultra-hard during the course of the book to prove his own worth, to show that he deserves his success and is not just a trust-fund baby. He was the perfect match for Margo and it was sweeter (and all the more realistic) that he has loved her all his life.

A wonderful beginning to the "Dream" trilogy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely amazing!! 28 Dec 2009
i have all three books in this trilogy and i have read each one over 10 times!! These books are incredible and make the reader feel amazing from start to finish! The characters really comealive with Nora's descriptions and you really get to know them by the end of the series!!! I never wanted them to end!!!!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Typical Nora Roberts 15 Mar 2001
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Like in so many of her books, Nora Roberts is able to bring her characters to life. So you share their joys and sadness. The story is the first part of a trilogy, and I personally waited until I had all three parts to start, however, the book can and does stand well on it's own.
Without giving anything away, the story is base on the lives of three women, sisters in every way but blood. This book focuses on Margo, her dreams are the wildest and richest. From the giddy heights of Milan to the magic of home. With the help of her 'sisters' and Josh, she sees that all her dreams can come true.
This book will leave to with a warm, feel good feeling.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Praised be! 2 Feb 2008
By Alessa
I love this book. From trilogy, this is my favorite. Ever since I bought it a couple of years ago, I've gone back to it again and again. I just can't get enough of it!
While it's true that Margo seems a bit too spoiled and selfish at the beginning, you also come to understand her motivation for using her body--which is her only asset--to create a world for herself. Margo is not all bad. She's caring about her friends, and in her own way, she does things for them. She gives them support, and is there when they need her.

I liked Josh from the beginning. He could easily have been a very snobbish, spoiled person, but he wasn't. He cared very much about his sister and nieces. The good relationship between him and his family was evident, and that clearly says something about him.

Although we don't see much interaction between Margo and Josh, the reader does believe that there is a caring, loving relationship developing between them. Although Josh is a bit too possessive, it's reasonable since he's had to do without Margo for a very long time. Personally, I like them and think that they would be great people to know.

If you like the DREAM series, you may also want to try Tino Georgiou's bestselling novel--The Fates--if you missed it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! Must Read 24 Jun 2014
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I have been slowly working my way through all of Nora Robert's Trilogys and I have not been disappointed by any I have read so far and I have nearly read them all!!

I bought this for my kindle for my holiday and I read all three books to this triology in 3 days by the pool I just couldnt put them down like all of her books I have read before.

This book focuses on a women who's small life is nothing compared to her big dreams and when she leaves home her dreams become a reality with a lot of hard work and a lot of luck until she trusts the wrong man and it all comes crashing down she goes back home to where she is always welcome even if she doesnt always feel it - some harsh home truths make her realise what really is important in life
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4.0 out of 5 stars The first in another Nora Roberts trilogy 21 May 2014
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If it was a film I would call it a chick flick but it has far more to offer than that. It funny, romantic, entertaining and something you keep wanting to return to when you put it down. All in all a really enjoyable read once you sort the different lead character s out!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Dream Trilogy Nora Roberts 10 May 2014
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Nora Roberts has written an interesting slant on WW2 the characters all have their own emotional story and I would thoroughly

recommend the following books 2 & 3 of The Dream Trilogy to complete their stories
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Anita Scobell
5.0 out of 5 stars daring to dream
Another good trilogy by NORA ROBERTS my favourite character was Michael I cried for him the women just wanted the same dream
Published 1 month ago by teresa hayman
5.0 out of 5 stars Daring to Dream Trilogy book one
As usual Nora Roberts is a supreme story teller, once you read book one you just have to read the rest..
Published 7 months ago by Sykes
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the trilogy already rated above
Really enjoy this author, good girlie read with no violence and plenty of spicie bits, couldn't put it down and will always buy books in the future written by this author, cant... Read more
Published 7 months ago by C A Sowerby
5.0 out of 5 stars Daring to dream
I think this is first of a trilogy and is Nora Roberts' up to standard. Compulsive and enjoyable reading as ever.
Published 8 months ago by Lin
3.0 out of 5 stars Daring to Dream
This was rather disappointing start to the trilogy which I found hard to follow in parts, but will give the following books a try
Published 8 months ago by Jean Mary Ball
4.0 out of 5 stars sensitive approach to problems facing modern women
Liked the clever mix of fantasy and reality.Of course
not all lives have happy endings, but it's nice to dream
Published 8 months ago by sheilafleck
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful as always
Love Nora Roberts books, read this one then went back for book 2 in the trilogy. Instant download on my kindle couldn't be easier.
Published 9 months ago by Lynne, Fetcham
4.0 out of 5 stars Great start to the series
There's no denying it, Josh/Margo's relationship was incredibly passionate and one of my favourite story arcs in romance novels is when two people who have been friends for years... Read more
Published 12 months ago by loveisastateofmind
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant as ever!!
I LOVE NORAH ROBERTS and have never read a book of hers that i didn't love and immediately get into and not want to put down. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Jo Holdsworth
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