The one thing that I LOVE about trilogies is the continuation of the story and Nora Roberts always delivers! In Holding the Dream, life at Templeton House continues with a new baby on the way and with Laura not only trying to deal with the lose of her husband, but raising her two children as a single mother. We see this all through the eyes of our overworked and undervalued account, Kate. She has a major revelation dropped on her in the first chapter, which throws her emotions in turmoil as she questions her worth. When she is accused of embezzlement and forced to take a leave of absence, she is so stressed that makes herself ill. Luckily for her, the new manager of Templeton Hotel, Byron De Witt, is there to help her get through it.
As in the first novel, Holding the Dream see the development of the characters of Kate, Laura and Margo into strong and successful businesswomen and the love that there share not only with each other, but the men that capture their hearts. Kate is a headstrong, independent women but, for a short while, forgets just who she is and what she has. Fortunately for her, Byron, along with the rest of her family, are there to help her not only find herself, but to discover the woman she has become. An awesome read that will leave you wanting to find out Laura story and complete the journey.
If you have not read Daring to Dream, I strongly recommend that you do before reading Holding the Dream otherwise it will ruin the plot from the first novel.
A definite 5 stars for this book and also for Daring to Dream and the conclusion of the trilogy, Finding the Dream.