on 13 April 1999
I agree with the others that Jill Barnett has an exceptional ability to make her readers FEEL, laugh, and cry with the hero and heroine. The undercurrent sentimentalism and idealism make the very emotional story even more beautiful. Another remarkable thing about this book is that the supportive characters (Alec and Joy, for example) get enough pages that anyone who didn't know them before will rush and read their story the moment they finish "Dreaming," though it is definitely one of the books you never want to see the end of.
on 28 December 2003
A nice dream.
If you loved "Bewitching", you'll love "Dreaming".
Letitia Olive Hornsby, a curly-haired, blue-eyed hellion thinks that Richard, the dashing, handsome, and totally disreputable son of the Earl of Downe, is the white knight of her dreams.
Letitia's courtship of Richard is full of accidents, and he soon has the bruises to prove it.
When a ring of dangerous smugglers makes them prisoners, Richard falls in love with his insufferable, although unforgettable, cellmate.
Great supporting cast.
Warning: Do not read in public, you'll laugh out loud.
(I read this book in 2003 and wrote this review then.)
on 20 August 2013
Delightful characters, a very cute dog, piracy, adventure and romance. This book is funny, touching and I could not put it down. This is the second Jill Barnett book that I have read and they were both as good as the other. Will certainly be buying more of her books.
on 10 August 1999
At first, i really hated Letitia. I thought she had no pride. She only thought of her feelings for Richard, and gave no thought to how others might perceived her feelings. But slowly, I started to admire and respect her courage. She is brave enough to say how she feels, with no strings attached. Slowly, like Richard, I came to care for her and to feel the pain that she was ffeling. Jill Barnett has really done wonders with this character that you just feel like you are in her shoes. Towards the end, you begin rooting for her happiness, and Jill Barnett has delivered it with style and full of charm. A definate MUST!!!!!