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Um Sonho de Vida (Dream Trilogy #2)

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Kate Powel adora viver em Templeton House e ama a família que a criou desde que os pais morreram. Embora não seja tão bela e esfuziante como Margo, ou delicada e doce como Laura, Kate soube encontrar o seu caminho: é uma profissional de sucesso que organiza toda a sua vida em função do trabalho... O seu maior sonho é conseguir alcançar uma sociedade na empresa de contabili ...more
Livro de Bolso, 11x17, 448 pages
Published 2009 by Bertrand Editora (first published 1996)
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Maureen
Mar 28, 2011 Maureen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Makenzie
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
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
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Mistery
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!
 Mary

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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Thenia
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
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Elena
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
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
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Jimmyjane
Jan 16, 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
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Grace
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
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Cata
Mar 11, 2012 Cata rated it really liked it
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,
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Aline
Jul 28, 2009 Aline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Bridget
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
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.
Maria
Aug 22, 2009 Maria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Amy Umlah
I liked this book much better than the first in the series, mostly because of the characters. As the second in the series it picks up a couple of months after the end of Daring to Dream, focusing on Kate's life and its ups and downs. Margo is pregnant and Laura is starting to see the strain of what that bastard Peter did in her relationships with her children.

Kate is the epitome of the everyday practical thinker, everything comes down to her plans and she has gotten used to this kind of lifesty
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Darlene
Mar 15, 2015 Darlene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sara
Oct 12, 2012 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Pooja
May 25, 2016 Pooja rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Jeanne
May 23, 2013 Jeanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Ivana
Jan 11, 2015 Ivana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First of all let me just say, although I loved this book as well, Margo and Josh are still my number one couple and I enjoyed soooo much reading about their happily ever after life together, it really warmed up my heart.


I wasn't much of a fun of Kate in the first book, so I was actually suprised how much I warmed up to her in this one. I guess we can say Byron really pulled out the best in her and made her an interesting character. I liked how she caved a little but still pretty much stayed her
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Mary
Jan 10, 2015 Mary rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tstl-heroine, stupid
This is just my option so be nice and don't bash me for it. Everyone is entitled to their own.

Have you ever notices that in some of Roberts trilogy she just has to have one person who is smart but just so dumb and whines two thirds of the book? When the hero does something that is thoughtful and nice and helpful, in the chicks mind it is some how back stabbing, cruel or whatever. Another perfect example of a this kind of character is Layla from The Hollow in the Sign of Seven series. And it wasn
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Amelia
Como siempre, empecé una trilogía en distinto orden. El segundo antes que el primero.
Esta novela es fresca y divertida, un poco predecible en algunas cosas pero se lee rápido y es ligera.
Me gustaron mucho los personajes femeninos, en especial Margo (ahora si voy a empezar el primero y leer su historia). Eso es lo que más me gusta de Nora (y mas que nada el por qué sigo leyendo sus libros), ella siempre crea personajes femeninos fuertes e independientes, eso son las chicas Templeton. Hermanas que
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Taylor Grace
Jan 08, 2015 Taylor Grace rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was a huge fan of this book. I know it's only part two and some times those middle books tend to sag, but this one shone.

It's by Nora Roberts, so it was incredibly well written. There was witty dialogue and the characters were awesome but, if I'm honest, the big hit with me was the heroine, Kate Powell.

Kate is a woman after my own heart mostly because she's a lot like me. She's determined to rescue herself (I might defer there. I love a well-timed rescue), she's hard working, a bit bookish, ne
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Maura
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Nicole
I enjoyed this installment of the trilogy better than the first, Daring to Dream. I liked practical, hard-working, Kate who has had a plan for her life ever since her parents died in a tragic accident 20 years ago and she was taken in by her father's cousins, Tom and Susie Templeton. The Templetons raised her as a daughter and Kate grew up with her "sisters" Margo and Laura. But suddenly her life is thrown off track, she learns a secret about her father, she is accused of embezzling funds from t ...more
Kari Ramirez
Sep 15, 2013 Kari Ramirez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's just something delightful about a simple romance novel. Not one of the bodice ripping, period novels that my mom loves and likes to call her 'smut' books, but just a book with a bunch of romance and a fun story to follow along. I don't have to analyze anything or wonder who the killer is. I just get to read and enjoy.

I also like these trilogies of Roberts's because there is the cast of strong, but flawed females who hold each other up and encourage each other along. The trilogies are gre
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Angela Lynn Holland
Nora Roberts did not disappoint in this next installment of the dream trilogy Kate has that type A personality that drives some people crazy. She is all work and no play and is making herself sick by worrying so much. Kate has just found out some some disturbing about her father which now had her even more upset. Just when she thought things could not get worse Kate gets accused of one of the worst things she can be accused of in her line of work. Then along the way comes a white knight to help ...more
Amy Mota
Aug 31, 2011 Amy Mota rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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.

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