Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Licence to Dream” as Want to Read:
Licence to Dream
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Licence to Dream

3.57  ·  Rating Details  ·  58 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
A touching romance from a much-loved author - English Tomboy Meriel was talented at art, but chose a career in accountancy to please her mother. When her granddad dies, she emigrates to Australia, where fate brings her in contact with Ben. He and his wife dreamed of designing a country retreat, but when she was killed in an accident, he was left to struggle on alone. Merie ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Severn House Publishers
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Licence to Dream, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Licence to Dream

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 91)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Nov 27, 2014 LaSibila rated it really liked it
Meriel es una joven londiense que ama pintar, pero es obligada por su madre a estudiar para contadora. Una vez que se recibe y empieza a trabajar, puede pagarse sus estudios para artista comercial, es decir, para diseñar portadas de libros y tarjetas. Un día se gana la lotería y con el premio se muda a Australia donde se compra una hermosa casa en el campo.
Allí se reencuentra con Ben, un diseñador de jardines que tiene problemas con su socio, un jugador compulsivo que está drenando los recursos
Katie Lonsdale
Jan 02, 2016 Katie Lonsdale rated it liked it
This book wasn't as good as the other four books I have read by Anna Jacobs. A stand alone novel it was very slow to start. It seemed to not have much of a story and I think I will stick to the other novels she has written where she tells a story over several books from different peoples perspectives.
Aug 17, 2012 Den rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012, romance
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Feb 06, 2014 Dpic added it
The story of accountant-come-artist Meriel who moves from England to Australia to escape an over-bearing mother and a narrow life, and widowed landscape gardener Ben. The first half of the book is truly dreadful as it recounts their separate lives, bouncing between both. The writing in this part is hurried, obvious and jolting. The story gets better, or smoother at least, when they meet and the separate story lines merge. I enjoyed the relationship development in this book
Florence Primrose
Jan 23, 2011 Florence Primrose rated it it was ok
A romance novel set primarily in Australia. A quick read of a woman who desired to be an artist forced by her mother into accounting. After immigrating to Australia from England she strikes it rich and finds her dream house and man.
Jan 01, 2015 Sandy rated it liked it
I would actually give this a 3.5 rating.
Jul 30, 2011 Jan rated it liked it
Predictable easy read, but fun.
Jennifer Hamilton
Jennifer Hamilton marked it as to-read
May 25, 2016
Rosemary rated it it was amazing
May 13, 2016
Alice Shipway
Alice Shipway marked it as to-read
May 05, 2016
Kim rated it liked it
Apr 27, 2016
Shannon Perry
Shannon Perry rated it really liked it
Apr 27, 2016
Margaret Spencer
Margaret Spencer rated it it was amazing
Apr 12, 2016
Deirdre marked it as to-read
Mar 31, 2016
Shirley Casboult
Shirley Casboult is currently reading it
Mar 25, 2016
Helen Joy Jacobs
Helen Joy Jacobs marked it as to-read
Mar 22, 2016
Erin72 rated it it was ok
Mar 10, 2016
judith haynes
judith haynes rated it it was amazing
Mar 09, 2016
edith brady
edith brady marked it as to-read
Mar 05, 2016
patrick comer
patrick comer rated it liked it
Feb 23, 2016
Sinai added it
Jan 22, 2016
Juliet Oldroyd
Juliet Oldroyd marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2016
SueEllen marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2016
Cheryl Kershaw
Cheryl Kershaw rated it it was amazing
Dec 29, 2015
Beiza added it
Dec 19, 2015
Colleen marked it as to-read
Nov 17, 2015
anne dawson
anne dawson rated it it was amazing
Oct 24, 2015
Judy Welfare
Judy Welfare rated it it was amazing
Oct 07, 2015
Anne rated it really liked it
Aug 23, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Anna Jacobs has 57 novels published as of April 2012. She writes historical sagas and modern novels alternately, and in the past has written historical romances and fantasy novels (the latter as Shannah Jay).

She's addicted to story-telling and writes three novels a year.
More about Anna Jacobs...

Share This Book