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Reflections and Dreams (Reflections and Dreams: The Bannions #1-2)

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Nora Roberts brings you two tantalizing tales of remarkable women who live... and love... on their own terms, featuring characters from CONSIDERING KATE, part of her heartwarming Stanislaski saga!

REFLECTIONS: A lifetime pursuing her dreams had left Lindsay Dunne little time for romance. But seductive Seth Bannion is about to give the inexperienced beauty a crash course in...more
Paperback, 505 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by Silhouette Books (first published January 1st 2001)
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Chiara
I love these books. TO me this is Nora Roberts at her romantic best. Her characters always project such passion. I also loved that they centered on dance a passion of mine
Ashley Keachie
Reflections~ I absolutely loved this book. It was a cute and quaint romance novel revolving around the love for dance. As a dancer myself I really enjoyed this magical backdrop. I am not one to usually read romance novels unless it is a romance/mystery novel, but I really enjoyed this cute light read. I read it while sick in bed and it's the perfect feel good dreamy read. It would be a great summer book for the beach or a curl up under a blanket Christmas break read. I have a fascination with bi...more
Maria
I loved how both Seth and Nick were such powerful and passionate men. In the first book I love the small cozy town and how Seth and Lindsey meet in the rain. I also loved their first time after the snowstorm and lindsey's conflicting feelings over her future; ballet or a family with Seth. I remember when she wakes up and she hears their daughter crying and she realizes it's actually the cat, and she's want that life and family with Seth so bad, but she's afraid. Thw whole ballet world is fascina...more
Cyrisse
Oct 22, 2008 Cyrisse rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: romance readers
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Maria
Both books, Reflections and Dance of Dreams, are about the ballet, which I found riveting. On the other hand, the story lines were weak - not much action. Reflections got off to a great start and then dwindled from there. The segue into Dance of Dreams was smooth but did not pick up the pace. As usual Ms. Roberts characters are good, the dynamics between the hero and heroine are tight and charged, and the research was great, but somehow both books, originally published in 1983, lacked a certain...more
Jennifer Worry
This is probably one of the best Nora Robert's books that I have ever read. Both stories have wonderful and lovable charachters. This book is all about love, the ballet, and the choices two women have to make that changes the way they look at life, love, and again ballet. After reading this I actually am drawn to go watch a ballet. Not only are the love stories great, but the way you're drawn into the dancing aspect is great too. Kudos to Nora Roberts.
Caro
Reflections was a great read. I liked the characters and the story line. I loved the emotions too. At the end I watered a little and was definitely touched. I loved reading the dynamics of everyone involved and would enjoy reading this one again. I liked Ruth's POV and the things she sees. That was a good addition. This book made me want to learn ballet simply for the enjoyment (and ignore my incompetence and inability). :) Definitely a worthy read and good for snuggling up with or for the enjoy...more
Jordan Mauch
Oct 25, 2013 Jordan Mauch marked it as to-read
Reflections and Dreams was written by Nora Roberts. It is the story of a young girl and her struggles with giving up her dream and finding love. This romance novel unveils women's uncertainties to let themselves depend on others.

Lindsey Dunne spent her whole life working to become a prima ballerina. When she finally gets there, it is stripped from her when her father passes away. She moves back home and takes care of her mother. Along the way she meets an engineer, Seth, that quickly steals her...more
Nabila Amr
Zu "Die schöne Ballerina":
Eine sehr schöne und nette Liebesgeschichte von Nora Roberts. Die Charaktere sind einem auf Anhieb sympathisch und man erlebt die Geschichte mit ihnen. Dies ist allerdings eine der ersten Geschichten von Nora Roberts, daher kommt er nicht an die neueren ran. Daher nur 3 Sterne vergeben.


Zu "Tanz ins große Glück":
Ein netter zweiter Teil der Choreographie der Liebe. Hier wird die Geschichte von der Nichte von Seth und dem besten Freund von Lindsay erzählt ( Lindsay und Se...more
Brianne
I really liked the build up of the relationship in Reflections. I was not as enamored with Dance fo Dreams. I thought we saw a lot of the daily life of the dancers, which makes sense as the hero and heroine were both professionals but I felt like a lot was missing from the relationship building. It's hard to describe, I just didn't see the romance.
Kurisutaru Aoi
ONe of the greatest Nora Roberts alive. Its been years since i first read this book and even now i can recall it all. NOt word for word but moment for moments. You read this book and you enter a world where you just do not ever want to come out from. Its beautiful and a master piece
K
Reflections and dreams includes the two novels of 'Reflections' and 'Dance of Dreams'. Reflections tells the tale of Lindsay Dunne and Seth Bannion; and Dance of Dreams tells the tale of Seth's sister, Ruth, and Lindsay's former dance partner Nickolai Davidov.

Although I enjoyed both stories, I found I liked Dance of Dreams better. I thought Dance of Dreams had better developed characters and story line. Despite my preference for Dance of Dreams, I liked how the stories' characters were intercon...more
Book_recs4u
Very good! Loved that it was two shorter stories in one book! Enjoyed the characters and plot. Huge Nora Roberts fan so I may be a bit biased but highly recommend.
Heather Key
I really enjoy short stories from Nora because I get something from them.
Jill
Usually I like Nora Roberts, but this one was a stinker. I only got about 1/3 of the way through and just couldn't force myself to go on. Yuck...didn't like the characters, just flat and boring. Or in the case of the "hero," mean, rude, and a know-it-all. BUT! when she looks into those smoldering eyes (or whatever the description was) she just can't help herself and finds him suddenly fascinating and kiss-worthy. yuck. But then, she must keep a professional distance until she goes to his ever fa...more
Fbeatriz
Reflexos (Davidov #1):

Gostei muito deste livro! Já comecei a ler o que lhe segue, "A dança do sonhos".
Adorei o mundo da dança, a sensibilidade da Lyndsay e o radicalismo do Seth, mas que tão bem se conjugavam.

A dança dos sonhos (Davidov #2):

Gostei também deste livro, que dá continuidade ao "Reflexos", embora tenha gostado mais desse último.
Apresenta-nos o mundo do balett com algum pormenor, o que me cativou. A relação entre a Ruth e o Nicolai é muito previsivel. Penso que poderia ter sido mais e...more
lk
May 03, 2014 lk added it
very sweet
Cupcakencorset
Reflections is surprisingly engaging, a fast read. It has the obligatory difficult romance, but Roberts is (as always) adept at bring some depth and real-life pathos in her characters’ lives. Not a literary meal, but a delightful, slightly indulgent dessert.

Dreams is fitting companion book to Reflections, this novel focuses on two secondary characters from that first work. It’s fast-paced and fiery, capturing the passion of the dance and of the dancers. You’ll like it. I know I did.
crayolaab
Picked this book up for some airplane reading and enjoyed it. It's a collection of two novels, Reflections and Dance of Dreams, both featuring ballerinas and ballet dancers. Typical of earlier Nora Roberts, there is a lot of interweaving of characters between the two books and also other novels I have read. I really enjoy that, I get attached to characters and it is fun to catch up and see what they have been up to, especially several years later as in these books.
Stephanie Bolen
I liked both stories I really liked both female characters, just wish they were a little more dimensional.
Shea
This was an entertaining read on a Sunday afternoon while doing laundry, when it was too windy to do much outside. This book contains two novels, both featuring ballet. I enjoyed the characters and always enjoy Robert's style of writing. I only took three years of ballet and enjoy reading about the dance positions and moves. It also makes me thankful that my job is not so demanding as that of a prima ballerina!
Dana Nelson
When I read on the cover that this book incorporated characters from Considering Kate, I read the entire Stanislaski series first. This is not necessary! The book could actually be read first as it predates the last book in the Stanislaski series. Of all of the Stanislaski books, I think I liked this Davidov book best. A better glance at the ballet world than in Considering Kate.
Andrea
I had read reflections years ago from my mothers stash of romances and completely forgot about it until I started this book. It all came back to me. I didn't know however that there was a second book about Ruth so it was a good suprise. Overall I enjoyed this novel....it was somewhat dated and the sories weren't all that amazing when you think of a NR novel but they were both ok reads.
Amber
3.5 stars

Another two novellas in the Stanislaski series. I liked Reflections, but didn't love it. There was something about the story that didn't hold my interest as much as other stories from Nora Roberts. Dreams, however, was great. I loved the heavy ballet theme that set the stage (no pun intended) for the story.
Lauren
Havent ever really read a romance novel before, so for my first one, it was quite steamy!! Loved that it was about dancers, b/c I used to try and do that once upon a dream! :) This was actually 2 novels in the same book basically part 1&2 with separate main characters. It was an easy relaxing read.
Estara
The second book in the collection, centering on Nick Davidov and Ruth Bannion for some reason this time didn't work as well for me as before, whereas the first book in the collection has improved in my opinion, heh. I still love the detail given about ballet, even with the occasional mistakes.
Jess
I really liked Reflections and Dreams. Nora Roberts really made me feel a connection with the characters emotions, with Lindsay, Nick, Ruth, and Seth. I honestly thought that this book would be boring compared to the others. Instead it left me feeling like a ballerina. *Kudos to Mrs. Roberts.*
Traci
Call me crazy but I didn't know that this was a romance novel until I started reading it. I just picked it up at Costco because it was cheap and it sounded ok from the back. It was actually a good book even though I'm normally not much for sappy reading, except Nicholas Sparks books.
Meg
Reflections was a perfect classic Nora Roberts book but Dreams.... Absolutely magnificent! The most romantic of her books I've read to date. Beautiful romance!
Mary Zombori
I listened to the audiobook and liked the narrator. The book was an easy listen; However, I enjoyed the sequel more. Her characters were well-developed and endearing, which kept me listening, but the storyline on this book was a little weak.
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