- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1454 KB
- Print Length: 378 pages
- Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc. (5 Jan. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00EMMQSO4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #435,175 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
It is the story of a beautiful young girl, Tessina Sanoby who, on the outside, appears to be leading a charmed life. An only child, doted on by her parents, she excels in academics and sports. She has strong and enduring friendships with two of her high school classmates and gives back to the community by volunteering at The Angels, a center for challenged youths
But behind this perfect facade, Tess is troubled. For as long as she can remember she has been plagued by a terrifying nightmare in which she sees a girl, whom she can't identify, running - running as if her life depended upon it. Each time this dream recurs, it leaves Tess shaken and confused.
Then Joe enters her life. She meets him at The Angels where he is playing guitar and singing for the patients. His voice touches her very soul and in their brief encounter, they seem to forge a lasting connection. But then he is gone....
The plot of CHAYSING DREAMS builds slowly, allowing the reader to become fully invested in Tess's fate and the mysteries surrounding her. The writing is crisp and clean and the characters leap off the page. The ending will leave you thirsting for more and I have already purchased the second novel in this trilogy!
This is an award-winning novel and once you read it, you will see why. Thank you Ms. Williby for the wonderful read! Highly recommended.
Jalpa Williby presents a story using excellent structure and pacing. She unfolds the story intelligently, with detail and affection. Williby knows how to build suspension and keep the reader engaged. She brought the loose ends together for a creative surprise ending.
Filled with twists and turns, and some hot love scenes, this love story is anything but normal. Tess and Chris (and Gem, Tess's dog) all share one very large secret. Will Tess listen to her dreams and what they are trying to tell her, or will she follow her heart? I guess you have to read it to see… and enjoy the thrill of the “Chayse.”
This is Jalpa Williby's first novel, which initially drew me in via its stunning cover. Her writing style and use of the first person instantly appealed. I wondered if it was a YA novel, as when we first meet Tessnia, she is fifteen. But don't make this mistake as some steamy, romance scenes follow, which might not be for everyone.
I enjoyed learning about the supporting characters especially Jack and Kylie. Perhaps, through their career choices, their personas may be developed and involved in different ways if there is a sequel?
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book over a couple of days and quickly became immersed. Yet the more I read, the more I began to question was all as it seemed and whom could Tess really trust?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It pulls you in quickly, which is great, although the start is weaker - immediately getting the author's main weakness: repetitions. Read morePublished 11 months ago by May
“Chaysing Dreams” is a truly beautifully written story with a wonderful protagonist Tess, who you just can’t help but relate to. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is an intriguing book by Jalpa Williby. Williby is the proud winner of a Readers’ Favorite Book Award and has two other books in this series, comprising a... Read more
Tessnia has it good. Her life is damn near perfect with a loving family, friends who adore her and straight A’s. In fact everything she does turns out better than expected. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sara-Jane Bennetts
Really interesting plot and a good gripping read throughout. At first the heroine annoyed me a bit because she was so perfect, but then it all became clear to me, as I read on. Read morePublished 20 months ago by MayMoggie
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Tessina, the heroine of Chaysing Dreams, is the sort of character you can't help but love. Read more
Tess has a perfect life, everything comes easy and natural, the best parents, top of the class in high school, terrific athlete and awesome friends. Read morePublished on 18 Feb. 2015 by Pamela Foley
Chasying dreams is a coming of age gem. Life is perfect for Tess (Tessnia) a straight A student, and a brilliant athlete. Read morePublished on 6 Feb. 2015 by Amazon Customer
A great story that has it all: a deceptive beginning describing Tess, a girl who seems to have everything, only for this brittle perfection to collapse in a welter of pain,... Read morePublished on 31 Dec. 2014 by Sibyl Mory