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

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In these classic novels featuring characters from Considering Kate #1 New York Times bestselling author NORA ROBERTS enchants with the stories of two inspiring women who learn to live...and love...on their own terms.Reflections

A lifetime spent pursuing her dreams of dance left Lindsay Dunne little time for romance. That is until she meets brooding architect Seth Bannion, t
Paperback, 448 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Silhouette (first published January 1st 2001)
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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
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
Oct 22, 2008 Cyrisse rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance readers
Recommended to Cyrisse by: n/a
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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
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
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
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.
Sarah Smith
I truly enjoyed reading REFLECTIONS AND DREAMS by Nora Roberts. I thoroughly enjoyed the premise of the story line. I also found the setting of Cliffside, Connecticut, cozy, charming, and romantic. Of course, New York City, New York, was a logical, necessary setting for the characters Lindsay Dunne, Nickolai Davidov, and Ruth Bannion to pursue his/her dreams of becoming a professional dancer and establish his/her individual career; however, the intimacy of a close-knit caring hometown lifestyle ...more
Kristi Fenske
The weather in Minnesota is unusual as ever today. There has been sun, clouds, snow and rain, and that just covers today! What better way to chase off the winter gloom than to finish up a fluffy romance? Reflections and Dreams by Nora Roberts contains the revivals of her earlier works of Reflections and Dance Of Dreams which pliés and arabesques into the world of professional ballet. Reflections follows Lindsay Dunne a classical ballet dancer running her own small studio in small town Connecticu ...more
Tania Martins
Gostei bastante deste livro, no inicio foi dificil entrar na história muito por conta da temática especifica do ballet mas depois acabei por adorar tanto a primeira história onde conhecemos Lindsay e Seth (pancada da autora com este nome parece-me) que se digladiam até ao final ela pela sua carreira enquanto bailarina ao mesmo tempo que luta pelo amor, ele porque descobre o amor mas ao mesmo tempo não quer obrigá-la a desistir de tudo,gostei muito!

Quanto a Davidov e a Ruth, quando li pela primei
June Marino
Enjoyed these 2 stories set around the world of the ballet. Lindsay was a ballerina who had her life turned upside down when her Dad was killed in an accident and her Mom was severely injured. She left the high pressure of NYC ballet and started a studio in her hometown in CT.
She inherited a fine student, Ruth and worked with her and fell in love with her uncle, Seth.
In the second story, Ruth goes to NYC and becomes a fine ballerina and falls in love with her teacher/director, choreographer in
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
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
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
Jennifer Greene
Really didn't like this one. I could only force myself to read about 1/2 of the first book. The main character was completely bland and snobby. She thought way too high of herself but yet had no control over herself around the pompous male character. Just couldn't bring myself to finish this one. Let me just say, I love Nora Roberts, but this was really, really bad.
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
I enjoy Nora Roberts writing but in this book the most important parts - when relationships change, etc - are just so convenient. Outside of those moments, the author takes her time, but I found that people fell in love and relationships changed with very little justification and interaction, like things just clicked. Drove me nuts.
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
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.
Wahida Mustaffa
I love Nora Roberts's writings. This story really doesn't disappoint me. Both Davidov stories are as good as the other.
Heather Key
I really enjoy short stories from Nora because I get something from them.
Julie Wheeler
has connections with the Stanislaski's family series.
Oh my god these books were TERRIBLE on so many levels. No, no, just say no and move along to some of Roberts better formed romances.
Lovely characters, and the way she describes the world of ballet is amazing, such detail.. as always I enjoyed it very much.
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
very sweet
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.
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.
I read the first book and then the second book a couple weeks later. Connected love stories about dancers and ballet.
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