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When Dreams Come True

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Everyone knew the earl of Penhollow needed a wife, so one thunderous night the villagers gathered together to ask the ocean to deliver a bride to the bachelor lord . . .

When Pierce Kirrier rescues a mysterious beauty from the billowing ocean waves, he has no idea who she is or where she came from. But at first sight of this enchanting maiden, he knows he must claim her for
Mass Market Paperback, 376 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Avon (first published August 1st 1998)
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BUR 2012
Mar 19, 2014 BUR 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now published on my blog, Buried Under Romance

Widow Haskell and the people of Hobbles Moor gathered around to cast a love spell that will bring the perfect woman for their wonderful Cornish earl, Pierce Kirrier. And it did. In the form of Eden, a young woman rescued by Pierce after being shipwrecked on route to a harem.

Eden is a brave heroine who grew up in a brothel after being rescued from the London rookries by Madame Indrani, and taught the sensual arts to pleasure her future buyer. This wa
Apr 11, 2012 Alycia rated it it was amazing
"When Dreams Come True" was such a sweet historical romance. This edition is a reprint of an older novel (also available as an ebook).

Eden was a young child living in the gutter in a terrible part of London when she is rescued by Madame Indrani who took her in, sheltered her, educated her, and trained her to be an exclusive mistress for a Sultan in the future. Eden is beautiful and smart, but was still an innocent. Her brief respite from life was her chats with the vicar's wife in a beautiful li
Romancing the Book
May 16, 2012 Romancing the Book rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical, romance
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Reviewed by Jen
Review Copy Provided by Joan Schulhafer Publishing and Consulting

As most of those that follow my reviews know, I’m a fan of historical romances. And I love it when authors give us unique characters instead of your stand cookie-cutter members of the ton. In When Dreams Come True, Cathy Maxwell has woven a magical tale with characters I came to love.

Pierce isn’t your typical earl. He cares nothing for society, preferring to stay in the country tend
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Ve günün ikinci kitabı
Nedense beğenmedim duygu eksiği buldum onu vermede yoksun kalmış gibi geldi
Kıza çok acidım ama orada olmak satılmak ve kaçış ve
Aradığı hayallerinin gerçeğini bulmak
Kitapta çoğu şeyi beğenmesemde en güzel yeri yine sonuydu
Yazarın şuana kadar çeviri olmuş kitapları bitti inşallah yeni kitapları çevrilir ve bende okurum seri olması temennim tabi
Oct 05, 2016 Elaine rated it really liked it
I love everything Cathy Maxwell! Good story, nice plot and characters. A well balanced, enjoyable read.
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Magic, marvelous meddling, a Madame, a man (what a man!) along with storms and charms all manage to play a part in moving Eden toward her destiny and give the reader a romance to remember.

Beautiful Eden, nicknamed “The Siren”, accepts her life for what it is. Taken from the mean streets of London, reared in an upscale brothel, and educated better than most women of her time, she has just been sold to Sultan Ibn Sibah for a phenomenal
Apr 20, 2012 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first historical romance I've read by Cathy Maxwell and it definitely will not be the last! This story sucked me in from page one and didn't let me go until the end.

Eden was really an awesome heroine because even though she was so innocent and loving, she could still be stubborn and stick up for herself when she needed to. I loved the instant attraction between her and Pierce when he rescued her from the ocean when she was running away from being sold as a mistress from the whorehou
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Viviane Crystal
Apr 07, 2012 Viviane Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Widow, with the help of several village woman, calls forth a spell to bring a future bride for their Cornish earl, a woman who will grant an heir to this noble family on whom everyone in the area depends. None who participate doubt the event will soon bring forth the promised bride!!!

Meanwhile, the "promised one" is in London hearing words meant to give her strength as she has been told she will embark on a trip to the Middle East to be one of many concubines to a rich Sultan. Eden's one and
Once Upon a Twilight
Sep 06, 2012 Once Upon a Twilight rated it really liked it
The town's people of Penhollow worried that the pressure to find a wife, would push their loved Earl Pierce to find the wrong wife. They took it upon themselves to ask the town sorcerer to conjure a spell with their specific requirements and plead to the power of the ocean for his perfect wife to be. Eden as a child, was saved from the dangerous streets and raised in a high end brothel. She was taught the arts of lovemaking but kept a virgin, to be sold to the highest bidder. Doubts and question ...more
The book actually made me overwhelmed with emotion. We can almost always read about how the girl who is from wealthy family married to another wealthy family. However in this story for a change we get to read about a woman who lives in poverty and gotten a chance to change her entire lifestyle.

No doubt desperation will make one to take a desprate move. However we can't fully blame one for their misfortunes . It is indeed a good thing to see people can actually fight for something they held dear
Haley Osborn
I really did enjoy the book and there was alot of relationship growth between Eden and Pierce but I couldn't help but think how fast it was taking place. I am not one against a connection at first sight but this one was too much on the love side for it to be completely believable. On the other hand big things did take place that would both push them together to realize their feelings and to cause problems for them which i do enjoy in a book other wise it would just be too easy. I do wish the big ...more
Oct 21, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! Wonderfully romantic. Eden was saved as young child from the Rookeries by a Madame & is brought up trained to be a courtesan. She and her virginity is sold to an Arab sheikh (I think it was Arab?!) but Eden escapes when a storm hits the ship she is in; whilst on her journey to him. The hero, Pierce saves her when the lifeboat she fled in washes up to the beach where he is out fishing with a friend & therein starts the story.

Loved the H/H & it was so amusing when Pierce's se
Jul 17, 2016 Leanne rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I came from reading To Have and To Hold which is a much more engrossing and deep historical romance novel. This novel felt like it was just skimming the surface...shallow and trying to deliver a predictable, simple, (and for me) boring story. The hero falls for a heroine that he knows nothing about, except for the fact that she is beautiful. The heroine is attracted to the hero because he is handsome and rescued her. Even the main characters are shallow in this book.
Susannah Carleton
I like Cathy Maxwell's books. They are well-written and -research, and her characters are always intriguing. In this book, however, I found the "beautiful virgin rescued from the rookeries and raised in a brothel" heroine very hard to believe. While such a girl *might* be accepted by in the middle class (if they did not know her background), It's a huge leap to think she'd be accepted in the upper echelons of society, even if that society is in Cornwall.
Patricia Kate
Apr 15, 2015 Patricia Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Dreams Come True was surprisingly good! I liked all of the characters and the pacing of the story. The only thing I would change slightly is the tension between the H/h about her past . . . probably could have shortened that a bit (for my custom preference!).
Jan 11, 2011 Ashley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second Cathy Maxwell book I've read after Falling in love again, and I have to say I'm enjoying her style very much. These books aren't deep or really thought provoking. I guess I would categorize them as sweet, cute, funny, light hearted. So if you're in need of a book like that... this book would be good.
Jun 29, 2008 Lindsay rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I finished it, but I wasn't that impressed. The heroine fakes losing her memory, and it turns out she's a hooker in her former life. It all turns out far too neatly for what would have been a catastrophic obstacle.
Aug 10, 2015 Songül rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hikayeyi sevdim sıkılmadan okutuyor kendini , Zamansızlıktan uzun sürse de sonunda bitti .Aslında 4,5 vermek isterdim ama olmadığına göre 5 vereyim gitsin ;)))) tavsiye ederim
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CATHY MAXWELL spends hours in front of her computer pondering the question, "Why do people fall in love?" It remains for her the mystery of life and the secret to happiness.

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