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Holding the Dream (Dream Trilogy #2)

4.01  ·  Rating Details ·  18,051 Ratings  ·  284 Reviews
On the fast track to a partnership with her accountancy firm, Kate is stunned when she is fired for suspected embezzlement.Forced to cope with the sudden reversal of fortune, Kate returns to Pretenses, the exquisite boutique run by her friend Margo and sister Laura.But when persistent, persuasive Byron de Witt enters her life, the flames of passion he ignites begin to burn ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 358 pages
Published August 29th 2006 by Jove (first published 1996)
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Mar 28, 2011 Maureen rated it really liked it
I somehow have misplaced this one - I know that I own books one and three of this trilogy, but couldn't find this one. So I was super excited to get a copy of this from Flannery when I was visiting this week. (thanks Flan!)

Like most Nora books, this one has a great family - these people are all so real, and so likeable. Kate is a super ambitious accountant, with all the stress and anxiety of a person who keeps all her emotions locked up. Byron, despite his unfortunate name, is a perfect foil fo
Kate Powell é a personagem com que mais de identifiquei até agora. O seu romance com Byron DeWitt é extremamente improvável e, ao mesmo tempo, são dos casais com mais química que encontrei na literatura. Adoro!
Alex is The Romance Fox
Holding the Dream, the 2nd book in Nora Roberts Dream series continues with the story of Kate Powell, cousin and adopted daughter of the Templeton family.

Kate is smart, focused, totally goal-orientated and practical and nothing like the beautiful and glamorous Margo, who we met in Daring to Dream, now happily married to Josh and expecting their baby and not a dreamer like the sweet Laura, who finally divorced her cheating and thief of a husband and struggling with bringing up her two beautiful d
Apr 10, 2017 Paraphrodite rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened, 2017
3 stars.

This was enjoyable, but I did find Kate, who was supposed to be logical and practical, a bit too neurotic. Except for the "Southern" upbringing, I thought Byron was almost a carbon copy of Josh from the previous book.

Looking forward to Laura's book, I can't remember what happened, so it's going to be a surprise!
Apr 25, 2017 Daniela rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
No me gustó para nada este libro. Me costó mucho terminarlo, lo terminé por mi obstinación d no dejar libros empezados. Una trama sin demasiado argumento, rebuscada, personajes poco interesantes. Da la sensación que se escribió para completar la trilogía como de lugar sin importar la calidad. Lo lamento porque me gusta mucho Nora Roberts, pero este libro no me gustó.
I really loved this book. Perhaps it's because, at times, I could see a part of myself in Kate, The tomboyish, practical, sarcastic member of the trio. I made a similar decision in my own career, and I absolutely love the dynamic between Kate and Byron. Me, personally, I would have liked to have seen a bit more of the investigation. It seemed to wrap up a bit too quickly for me, but overall, I liked the book a lot. I really hope there's a decent amount of Kate and Byron in the third book. I want ...more
Mar 08, 2014 Elena rated it liked it
Overall - an ok book... However, I liked it much, much less than the first one. Even though Margo (heroine from the first book) was selfish and annoying at times - I liked her much more than Kate. Kate seemed like a TSTL (too-stupid-to-live) heroine, that kept "cutting off her nose to spite her face". She constantly made bad choices and said stupid things, while trying to prove herself! All she ended up proving was that she was neurotic, self-centered, and undeserving of an amazing guy such as B ...more
Feb 06, 2012 Cata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emprestados, 2012
Kate Powell tinha tudo planeado. Ser a melhor aluna do secundário. Ir para Harvard tirar a licenciatura de contabilidade. Entrar na Bittle&Associates. Começar por baixo e subir na carreira até ser sócia da empresa.
E trabalhou para isso. Trabalhou muito e estava quase a consegui-lo... até uma revelação do seu passado destruir as bases do seu mundo e até ter sido acusada injustamente de peculato.
E nesse momento, Kate vê o seu mundo ruir sem conseguir reagir.

Sentindo-se culpada e envergonhada,
Laura V.
Le tenía poca simpatía a esta serie, empecé por el tercero, la historia de Laura, y no me gustaron nada el trío de amigas. Pero este es de los pocos libros que no he leído de Roberts entre los que había en la biblioteca, así que me lo llevé.

Me gustó. No me voló la cabeza porque:

1) El "misterio" es lo más obvio que he leído.
2) La pareja tenía buena química, pero poco sabemos de Byron,
3) Kate terminó involucionando.

Me pareció sentir que Kate crecía como personaje, que iba a soltándose un poco má
Jan 14, 2008 Jimmyjane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cotton-candy
I love the Templeton girls. They're not sisters by blood, they don't share the same last name, but they grew up together, they run a store together and they're the best of friends, and now they feel like friends of mine.

This is the second book in the Trilogy, Kate's story, and I think I like it best so far. I haven't read Laura's story, the final one, but Byron De Witt from this book is the frontrunner for being my favorite guy of the series- the man, with the lavish descriptions of his physique
Dec 20, 2014 Thenia rated it liked it
The story of Kate, the practical, down to earth third of the trio, and Byron de Witt, a southern gentleman with whom she shares a strong attraction.

Kate behaves too much like an idiot for a supposedly smart woman, insisting that she can handle all her problems on her own, pushing the people who love and want to help her away and wallowing in self pity among other things.

Byron is a bit manipulative, used to solving problems and handling people, and that pushes Kate's buttons since she insists tha
3.5 stars again.

I liked this a lot, but at the same time I wanted to like the romance more than I did. I don't know why I didn't. I am having a weird week on pretty much every level.

Some comments:
-Southern boy named Byron would have made even more sense if he were Byron something something the third.
-Of course his dogs' names are Nip and Tuck. My brother used to name all of his stuffed animals after medicine. The original was Motrin. My other favorite was Zithromax. (He was not yet five years ol
Jul 28, 2009 Aline rated it it was amazing
Orphaned at the age of eight, Kate Powell was raised by the Templetons, and has vowed never to disappoint them. She's sharp, smart, a gamine woman with a head for figures.

But her world is turned upside down when a secret from her late father's past comes to light and then she's accused of embezzling from the accounting firm she works for. To top it off, she's got Byron DeWitt, a new executive working for Templeton, breathing down her neck.

Determined to ignore her problems, Kate throws herself in
Feb 13, 2011 Bridget rated it liked it
I am not going to review every Nora Roberts book that I have read in the past because she is quite prolific and it would get redundant and I honestly cannot remember all the plots. I think someone finds someone else attractive but at least one cannot admit it so there is sexual tension, then lots of sex, and then they live happily ever after? Sometimes there is some magic , a family legacy, or a mystery. Certainly not great works of literature (however still 100% better than “the grapes of wrath ...more
Aug 20, 2009 Maria rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
The second book in the trilogy of the Tempelton Sisters. I think it was better than the first book. I liked the characters much better. Kate was an accountant and not a model so she was more connected to real life and Byron managed hotels. You got a glimpse of the working day of both persons, and I enjoyed that. I also liked the mystery story about Kates father and embezzlement.

I wouldnt mind finding a gorgeous man that can cook and could be my personal trainer in his own gym. So I dont think I
Oct 12, 2012 Sara rated it really liked it
Oh, Nora Roberts, even though this book was published when I was in fourth grade, you can never fail to please. I did figure out the antagonist/villain right from the beginning, though, which doesn't usually happen with NR books (maybe she's just gotten better at writing intrigue in the last 15 years). The heroine was also a bit stubborn and argumentative for my taste, but Nora Roberts heroines do tend to run in that direction. And it's better by far than a heroine who's simply TSTL.
Raquel Bernardes
Sep 02, 2014 Raquel Bernardes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Depois de vermos ou melhor de lermos a história de Margo e que já está casada, segue-se agora a história de Kate. Kate é aquela prima séria e que sofre em silêncio devido a um segredo de família que acabou por descobrir, e entra em cena Bryon que acaba por lhe oferecer apoio emocional e fisíco, ui ui. Segundo volume da triologia do Sonho e que adorei!
May 23, 2013 Jeanne rated it really liked it
I felt like one of the "sisters" as I read the second book in Nora Robert's trilogy. This is actually the second book in the series but it didn't detract from the plot by reading it out of order. I like how Nora Roberts developed the romantic side of the story amidst Kate's accusation of embezzlement that totally threw her for a loop.
Carla Faleiro
Muito giro! A estória da teimosa Kate não desiludiu.
Dentro do género romântico, Nora Roberts é sem dúvida das melhores. Os livros cheios de romance, personagem com humor e algum mistério à mistura.
Este segundo volume da Trilogia Sonho tem tudo isso.
Dorothy Morawsky
Thoroughly written to bring Kates story to fulfill the deepest crevices of your imagination. Nora Roberts brings the story to life start to finished. You feel yourself being absorbed into the storyline.
Kelly Van den Broecke
dit deel is niet mijn ding. ik geraakte er moeilijk door. ik vond het soms wat langdradig. ik had ook iets meer actie of avontuur verwacht. ik heb al betere boeken van haar gelezen.
Lindy MacLaine
Feb 24, 2017 Lindy MacLaine rated it really liked it
In a way this second book is the weak link, but rereading it this time, I really appreciated this book devoted to Kate. Her character is a bit different from Nora's usual archetypes, and great fun.
Mar 14, 2015 Darlene rated it really liked it
Good continuance of the Dream Trilogy. This one focused on Kate, who came to live with the Templetons as a child when her parents were killed. Raised as their child, given all the opportunities one could want. Kate always went above the average person in school, graduating ahead of schedule, going to college. She wanted everyone to be proud of her. After she graduated college, she went to work in a firm as an accountant. There, she worked long hours, bringing in many new clients, making the firm ...more
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Aug 23, 2013 Mi Mi rated it it was amazing
I am currently on page 150. Kate finally found the love of her life. Byron is a very nice gentleman who helped her get through her hardship. She was building herself up with the help from her family and Byron. She started to gain confidence to fight back one again. Even though she likes Byron, she seem to be in a hard time to get into a committed relationship despite their sexual intention for each other.

I am at the point where its almost the end of the book. At this point, Kate is under invest
May 18, 2016 Pooja rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Since I just finished this book, I have to say, what a baffling ending. It just...stopped.

Anyway, so was a bunch of the rest of this book. Nora Roberts usually has a knack for writing excellent characters that truly make you feel for or at least appreciate their personalities since you can sometimes relate. This series so far has not done this.

This second Dreams novel focuses on Kate Powell and Byron De Witt's relationship, which was better to read than Margo and Josh's. At least one of these

( book 2 of the DREAM TRILOGY )
Copyright © 1997 by Nora Roberts
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Cetakan I : Maret 2004 2003 ; 480 hlm
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Kate Powell berhutang budi kepada pasangan Templeton yang telah membawa serta mengasuh dirinya denga penuh kasih sayang, mempertemukan dirinya dengan Josh serta Laura, kakak-kakak yang menyayangi dirinya, serta Margo yang suka sekali usil dan men
Sara ♥
July 16-19, 2016

Kate, Kate, Kate.

First of all, the 1996 technology was GREAT. I mean, she has a ROLODEX!!! SERIOUSLY! So fantastic!

Anyway, I REALLY LOVED Byron! Kate has so much going on and she just bottles it all in, but for some reason, she can unload on Byron... and being able to talk to the other person is a GREAT basis for a relationship. So much better than the wow-the-sexual-attraction-is-off-the-charts-but-we-have-nothing-else-going-for-us crap that's so common today. And he was just
Amy Mota
Aug 31, 2011 Amy Mota rated it really liked it
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Segundo libro de la trilogía.
Kate Powell es un contadora graduada de Harvard que trabaja en una prestigiosa compañía financiera en camino a ser socia. Kate fue adoptada por los Templeton a los 8 años luego de quedar huérfana, lo que la convierte en la hermana de Josh y Laura. Es una mujer muy meticulosa y calculadora, todo tiene que estar planeado y calculado, típica personalidad A. Todo se vuelve de cabeza cuando Kate es culpada de robo a sus clientes y cuando a la persona en la que termina c
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