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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 1983)
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Aug 13, 2008 Chiara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 23, 2011 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance readers
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Mar 09, 2014 Ashley rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 27, 2011 Jill rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 02, 2015 Kshydog rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Reflections: Gave a nice perspective about life as a ballet dancer with a New York company about being so grueling and time- consuming. Liked how Lindsey created a new life for herself in her small town while still there are her mother. Sorry for her that her mother can not stop pushing a ballet life she no longer wants. Liked Andy more but not meant to be! Not sure that Seth, the famous architect, is the right personality for her with being so into himself although he showed to be a caring uncl ...more
Jennifer Worry
May 13, 2013 Jennifer Worry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
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
Oct 27, 2014 Tania Martins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 11, 2015 June Marino rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sarah Smith
Jul 05, 2015 Sarah Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 02, 2013 Caro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Sep 15, 2014 Jennifer Greene rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Aug 22, 2016 Janet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
lindsay dunne has spend her life following her dreams now she wants to persue another one of setting up a dance school and she meets seth bannion but she has no time for love but he is going to give her a crash course in it.

ruth relationship with nikolai is demanding, passionate but ruth has to show nikolai that she is the perfect partner in everyway
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
Mar 27, 2014 Kurisutaru Aoi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
May 28, 2016 DM rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed it! However, I think that the age difference between Ruth and Nick in the second story was too much- 12 years! Other than that, a great story line and wonderful characters.
Feb 13, 2015 Jamie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Dec 25, 2015 Julia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was wonderful and sweet and romantic. I fully enjoyed reading it, and never felt like I had to put it down and take a break. Lindsay and Seth and Ruth and Nickolai were all wonderful.
These stories were exactly what I think of when I think of Nora Roberts.
Apr 06, 2008 K rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 15, 2014 Book_recs4u rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Reflections and Dance of Dreams were both good. They were about ballet dancers.
Wahida Mustaffa
Oct 26, 2014 Wahida Mustaffa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 11, 2014 Julie Wheeler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
has connections with the Stanislaski's family series.
Apr 14, 2015 Senator rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sep 11, 2014 Evelyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely characters, and the way she describes the world of ballet is amazing, such detail.. as always I enjoyed it very much.
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Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She began writing when a blizzard in February 1979 kept her in her hilltop home with a three and six year old for nearly a week of canceled kindergarten and dwindling chocolate supplies.

During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write a story for her own entertainment. From the first page, she knew it was wha
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Reflections and Dreams: The Bannions (2 books)
  • Reflections (The Bannions, #1)
  • Dance of Dreams (Davidov #2)

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