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Hidden in Dreams: A Novel (Book of Dreams #2)

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It’s not about understanding the prophecy. It’s about outliving it.

Dr. Elena Burroughs’s life is spiraling out of control. Her controversial stance on dream interpretation has cost her a job, a romance, and all credibility in academic circles. Her literary agent tries to leverage the outcry into a publicity tour, which soon attracts a quirky
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Published July 3rd 2012 by Howard Books
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Cheryl Olson
There is a reason that Davis Bunn is an award winning author with national bestsellers to his credit- he’s just plain good. And not only is he good, he is also diverse in his writing which is kind of fun as a reader to get different genres for the price of one. In his new sequel to The Book of Dreams, Davis Bunn brings Hidden in Dreams with the ever controversial Dr. Elena Burroughs once again at the center of things trying to pick up the pieces of her life that has somewhat spiraled out of cont ...more
Christian Fiction Addiction
Hidden in Dreams is a ridiculously good read, one that was every bit as good as I had hoped for from Davis Bunn. Whenever I sit down to a book by Bunn, I know I am in for a treat, and this book was no exception. The writing was so vivid and intense, the author so successful at submerging me into the plot, that I had to consciously stop reading, force myself to relax, and remind myself I was reading fiction and that this was not reality - I hope! The plot is intricate, filled with unexpected twis ...more
Jocelyn Green
I enjoyed this book very much. The topic is timely and should capture your attention right away, the characters were easy to relate to and understand, and the story moved along quickly. Bunn does a great job of using simple language (not simplistic, but not ornate) to transport readers into the story world, and he sustains interest until the last page. The spiritual elements aren't just inserted here and there, but are woven naturally throughout the book. In fact, the book would not be complete ...more
Dr. Sykes
A mystery exploring relevant and timely topics. Elements of faith are well-integrated and lend depth to the conflict between the protagonist and antagonist.
Audrey Sauble
Think banks and stock markets are boring, not to mention confusing? Hidden in Dreams runs through the diverse threads of economics, financial panics, and psychology, but it's not an economic treatise.

It’s not nuclear fallout, but a financial meltdown that’s coming.

This isn't a particularly complex book, and I had no difficulty in following the plot without having read the first book in the series. I found Hidden in Dreams fun and intriguing, though. It's a story about Christianity and visions f
Dr. Elena Burroughs, well-known for her controversial dream analysis work, finds herself in the lime-light of the highly pumped media, a position she abhors. They are hounding her about the almost identical, repetitive dreams coming from several individuals world-wide (aka “dreamers”), predicting cataclysmic financial upheavals. Her old enemies become new comrades to make sense of the dreams and whether they relate to side effects of a new drug, SuenaMed, used to treat ADHD.

The dreams, however,
Author: Davis Bunn
Publisher: Howard Books
July 2012
ISBN 978-1-4164-5672-5
Genre: Dreams \ Fiction \ Psychological Fiction

Do yourself a favor. The next time you receive a book by Davis Bunn, don’t look at the back jacket. Instead, open the book to page one and begin reading. Especially with HIDDEN IN DREAMS, this is really the only way that you can “get” the point this amazing author is trying to communicate. No preconceived notions . . . no spoilers . . . no peeking allowed.
Sid Frost
In Davis Bunn's sequel to The Book of Dreams, Dr. Elena Burroughs has taken a teaching position with the Atlantic Christian University in Melbourne, Florida. Rachel, the sister of Elena's best friend Miriam who had died the previous summer asks for Elena's help. Rachel's company, SuenaMed in Orlando, is about to release a new ADHD medication for children and adults, and they are experiencing problems related to dreams. A number of those testing the medication are having the same dream about a di ...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith

Just when the world's foremost expert on dream analysis, Dr. Elena Burroughs, thinks she is getting her life back under control after losing her position at Oxford University and the man she hoped to fall in love with, she is approached by Rachel Lamprey, the product manager of an innovative new ADHD treatment about to hit the market.

Rachel asks for Elena's help with a clinical trial participant who has had a disturbing dream foretelling a cataclysmic global financial collapse. But even more ala
Kevin Denis
Dr. Elena Burroughs, an authority on dream analysis, is living in Florida. In the year following the events of The Book of Dreams, she has been released from her position at Oxford, faced the end of a romantic relationship, and endured a publicity/lecture tour.

Approached by Rachel Lamprey, sister of her dearest friend, Miriam, to look into dreams suffered by dreamers across the world and that foretell economic collapse, Dr. Burroughs finds herself in the spotlight as she attempts to uncover the
Continuing a character he introduced in his novel "Book Of Dreams", Davis Bunn has created a new thriller dealing with the aspects of the financial crisis around the globe.
In "Book of Dreams" we met Elena Burroughs a psychiatrist who specialized in dream interpretation. She is a confident, professional, a prayerful believer. She is approached by the wife of a government official about a recurring dream. It comes to light that several other people are having the same dream. The group works and pr
This is the second book in the "Dreams" series by Davis Bunn, a bestselling author. Although it contains the same main character, it can be read as a stand alone book.

Elena Burroughs is a psychologist who specializes in dream interpretation, and she becomes embroiled in a new mystery that defies logical description. Something that has a tinge of science fiction, but the fear factor makes the entire book edgy, especially given today's unstable economic climate.

Can different people have the same
J.F. Elferdink
Story Synopsis:

Foretelling the future through dreams is—for nearly everyone—a compelling frame for storytelling. And we all know that not everything is as it seems, but I did not for a moment foresee the surprising twist to the prophesy of these dreamers. As Davis Bunn stated in his author note, he had to use his expertise from several careers to explain the aftermath realistically.
Davis uses the still-desperate economic conditions in the world as a backdrop to send a warning of the lengths to w
Sara Kovach
AMAZING! This book is soooooo good. I honestly got more than I had hoped for with this one!! When I first picked up this book for review, I did not realize that it was a second book in a series. Now, I was more than able to keep up with what was going on, but I know that I would have had an even better time reading it if I had read the first book. I also know that I will be picking up the first book, Book of Dreams, as soon as I can!!

The build up and intensity of the writing is something you rar
Geni J. White
Hidden in Dreams, A novel
Davis Bunn 2012
Howard Books
ISBN 978-1-4165-5672-5
Ppk. 235 pp. plus reading group guide

Dr. Elena Burroughs, world-renowned dream expert, is now teaching at a Florida college, a welcome respite from her past year of overwhelming difficulties. Then a late friend Miriam’s sister, Rachel arrives with a plea for Elena to help a man having dreadful dreams that may impact the launch of Rachel's project, a new medicine for ADHD.

Soon news arrives from around the world of unrelate
Nona Mae King
While this installment was not as captivating from the first page as the first book, Book of Dreams, I continued reading due to my connection with the main character, Dr. Elena Burroughs. I wanted to see how the possibilities had come to fruition from the first book. To see her happy and healing. Unfortunately, or fortunately for this book, those happy possibles had not come to pass, throwing me into the immediate area of sympathy and compassion. Then, as the conflicts began to arise, and other ...more
Once Dr. Elena Burroughs’ life might have seemed like a dream come true. She had a book on the best-sellers list, a position at a prestigious Oxford clinic, and an Italian financier eager to romance her. But one-by-one those dreams fell through. Even her house burned down. Now her life is one long, dreary disappointment.

When corporate biochemist Rachel Lamprey unexpectedly shows up in Elena’s college classroom to beg for help, Elena senses that something is not quite right. Perhaps Rachel’s pe
I have a dream, the same dream, which I have dreamed for many years. The setting may be different, but the terror is the same. I am in the dark, and I cannot turn on the light.

Imagine my trepidation when I began reading Hidden in Dreams, by Davis Bunn. In this book, the same series of dreams is dreamt by several dreamers. They are dreams of financial ruin, personally and internationally. Hopefully, my dream is not prophetic, but these dreams seem to be, as events occur in the world. The question
Lisa Johnson
Title: Hidden in Dreams
Author: Davis Bunn
Year: 2012
Pages: 256
Publisher: Howard Books
Note: A complimentary copy was provided for an honest review. Follow me on twitter @lcjohnson1988 or on my website: http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspo...
What does the word dream conjure up in your mind, heart or emotions? Do you ever have dreams that you forget when you awaken or remember and would love to be able to forget? In this wonderful work of fiction, Elena is a writer, college professor as well as a
This was the first book I've read by Davis Bunn. I enjoyed his writing style and the themes were very well researched. Also, this book was very relevant considering the financial condition the world is in. Reading 'Hidden in Dreams' at this time really opened my eyes to how the countries are so dependent on the economies of each other and how technology has developed to link us all. As a Christian book, I felt this showed the very possibility of the things predicted in the Bible for a time 'when ...more
Pam Nelson
Hidden Dreams is a sequel to the book, “The Book of Dreams.” It is totally unlike any other novel I have read, and although it’s a sequel, it’s a very enjoyable stand-alone novel as well. As usual with Davis Bunn, this story is full of action, adventure and drama with a good dose of romance thrown in. This drama could have been taken right out of the daily newspaper. The twists and turns kept me turning page after page, hoping to find out what was going to happen! I found it riveting!

Even thoug
Loved it! Book 2 following Book of Dreams. When I started it, our main character, Elena, was no longer in any of the same places she was when book 1 ended, and I felt disappointed, because I really wanted her to move forward. But she did, and in a mighty way. Also, the book was not as visually mystical as book 1, and I was a little disappointed in that, but as I read, I discovered it had a beauty of language all it's own.
I was enthralled with this new story, and when it took a giant shift in t
Karen Linton
That's how I really measure a book. Will I re-read it? Is it worth buying a copy (as opposed to reading the library's only) and keeping it at home. For Hidden in Dreams, the answer is yes.

I finished the book on Monday or Tuesday, but have spent the days since digesting it. And the conclusion is, this is a must read book. I went into this book a Davis fan and that gave it a bit of an advantage, but it didn't matter. The storyline that so obviously touches on the things happening in our economy n
Phyllis C
Didn't like, didn't read more than a couple of chapters.
Better than the first in the series.
I didn't like this book as much as the first one. While the other book brought the idea of the divine in the source of the dreams, in this book, the reliance on the divine came first and it took half the book for any of the characters to think of the possibility it might be because of a conspiracy. With the level of education the characters in the book have, you think? I felt that God might be the reason behind these dreams were far-fetched and not entirely believable.
Kimberley Koz
I loved this book! It's an amazing story that pulled me in from the first page. I look forward to reading Book of Dreams and other works by Davis Bunn.
Don't waste your valuable time reading this one. It is exactly the same as Book of Dreams with a different supporting cast. I'm not only irritated by the fact that he's written the same book twice, but that he's gone ahead and published the same book twice. Readers aren't stupid, but this book assumes that they are.
Mike Patterson
Another engrossing, suspenseful read. I love a book a can't put down, and especially one that moves me emotionally with God's acting in our world in a very real way. This author is especially good at making that believable. I'm grateful for that; it's encouraging to me as a Christian.
This is a fast-paced sequel to Davis Bunn's book "Book of Dreams." I discovered it by chance at the library and I really enjoyed it. It's definitely an action read, and the writing feels quick and almost cinematic in pacing. It's interesting, thought-provoking and mysterious.
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Davis Bunn is an internationally-acclaimed author who has sold more than seven million books in twenty languages.

Honored with four Christy Awards for excellence in historical and suspense fiction, Davis was inducted into the Christy Hall of Fame in 2014.

His bestsellers include The Great Divide, Winner Take All, The Meeting Place, The Book of Hours, and The Quilt. A sought-after lecturer in the a
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