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Holding the Dream (Dream Trilogy #2)

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  14,572 ratings  ·  215 reviews
The second book of Nora Roberts successul Dream trilogy. Orphaned at the age of eight Kate Powell was raised by the Templetons, and has a gamine woman with a head for figures.
ebook, 368 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Jove Books (first published 1996)
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Maureen
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
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
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
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
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
Maria
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 Kate´s father and embezzlement.

I wouldn´t mind finding a gorgeous man that can cook and could be my personal trainer in his own gym. So I don´t thin
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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
Sara
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.
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
Jeanne
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.
Duncan Mandel

Raised as a sister to Margo and Laura at the grandiose Templeton house, businesswoman Kate Powell faces a professional impropriety and a dark secret from her past that forces her to search deep within herself. Reissue.
Title: Holding the Dream
Author: Roberts, Nora
Publisher: Berkley Pub Group
Publication Date: 1997/01/01
Number of Pages:
Binding Type: PAPERBACK
Library of Congress: BL 99780869

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Kari Ramirez
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
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Books “MENGGAPAI IMPIAN”
Judul Asli : HOLDING THE DREAM
( book 2 of the DREAM TRILOGY )
Copyright © 1997 by Nora Roberts
Penerbit Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Alih Bahasa : Nurkinanti Laraskusuma
Cover by Marcel A.W.
Cetakan I : Maret 2004 2003 ; 480 hlm
Rate : 4 of 5

Kate Powell berhutang budi kepada pasangan Templeton yang telah membawa serta mengasuh dirinya denga penuh kasih sayang, mempertemukan dirinya dengan Josh serta Laura, kakak-kakak yang menyayangi dirinya, serta Margo yang suka sekali usil dan men
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Jeany
This book is the second of the Dream Trilogy by Nora Roberts. This trilogy is about 3 women struggling with their dreams. Mainly about friendship, family and love.

I really love this book. This is actually my favorite out of the three. I can feel Kate Powell so much. I think we have a lot in common. And Byron. Byron *hearts everywhere*. He's just the man of every girl's dreams. I like how he cares for Kate so much even if he didn't like her at first. I like how his feelings for her change gradual
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Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Buku kedua Trilogy ini menceritakan tentang Kate.

Dari mereka bertiga, Kate yg paling muda dan memiliki otak yg paling cemerlang. Dia menjadi seorang akuntan, joint dalam sebuah firma besar dan memiliki kekasih yang satu profesi.
walaupun demikian, Kate tetap hidup dalam bayang2 kelabu perbuatan ayahnya.
Ketika menemukan ada kecurangan dalam account yg menjadi tanggung jawabnya, Kate merasa hancur, orang akan berasumsi, seperti itulah ayah, seperti itu juga anaknya.Padahal saat itu dia dalam posisi
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Mi Mi
I am currently on page 150. Kate finally found the love of her life. Byron is a very nice gentleman who helped her get through her hardship. She was building herself up with the help from her family and Byron. She started to gain confidence to fight back one again. Even though she likes Byron, she seem to be in a hard time to get into a committed relationship despite their sexual intention for each other.

I am at the point where its almost the end of the book. At this point, Kate is under invest
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Shana
The is the second story in the Dream Trilogy by Nora Roberts. The trilogy is about 3 girls who grew up together at Templeton House. Laura is the Templeton daughter. Her parents have several hotels and resorts that bear their name all around the world. Margo is the housekeepers daughter. They came to Templeton house when Margo was 4, so she doesn't remember any other life than growing up here. Kate came to live at Templeton house when she was 8, after her parents were killed in a car accident. Sh ...more
Rie_dominique

firstread : 2004

re-read : 18-19/12/2013

sejak kecil Kate selalu penuh perhitungan. ia menjadwalkan semua hal dalam kehidupan dan mengikuti rencana-renaca-nya dengan patuh. tamat sekolah lebih cepat, kuliah di harvard, kerja di perusahaan akuntan publik dan menjadi partner setelah sekian tahun.

tapi beberapa bulan belakangan ini rencana-rencana Kate seperti keluar dari jalurnya. Ia mendapati bahwa ternyata ayahnya dituduh melakukan penggelapan beberapa hari sebelum ia meninggal dalam kecelakaan. da
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Anita Fleming
I didn't like this one very much. Kate was not a very sympathetic character and what Byron ever saw in her, I can't imagine. The relationships of the Templeton family is what holds the story together. But, even with the absolute love they have for each other, Kate still feels unworthy.

Kate was on the fast track at her CPA firm. Driven and motivated to make partner as soon as possible. She popped TUMS like candy and dry swallowed aspirin at an alarming rate. What job could possibly be worth that
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Debra

Accountant Kate Powell is ambitious, smart, and on the brink of obtaining a partnership. She’s worked hard to get there; too hard, according to friends and family. When she’s accused of embezzlement, the same thing her deceased father was charged with twenty years earlier, Kate’s world falls apart. As an independent woman, she doesn’t welcome the attention, or the help, of Byron De Wit, a man who is definitely not her type. But in a Nora Roberts novel, you know how these things go.

I’m a reader w
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Mary
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Kieraanne
Hmmm...well it was better than the last one, so that's good. I'm glad they made Kate's character more interesting. I knew she was going to have to leave her job for her health if nothing else from the last book. I didn't know ulcers were supposed to be so serious, don't tons of people have ulcers? Totally obvious bad guy from the moment they introduced their character. I thought there would be more confrontation between Byron and the bad guy and that he would do something to warrant getting punc ...more
Jamie
I loved "Daring to Dream", the first book in this trilogy, and was excited to read the second one. I was so disappointed. I thought Kate would develop more as a character, or would at least be more interesting than when she's a secondary character (like Parker in the Bride Quartet series), but she was frustrating from beginning to end. And there was way too much discussion of ulcers, stomach acid, hunger and anxiety... I ended up feeling nauseated through most of the book just from reading about ...more
Megan Taylor
Thoroughly enjoyed this book and can’t wait to start Book 3. Nora Roberts never disappoints me and this second in the trilogy was another winner for me. I love the Templeton family and the characters are perfect – Nora certainly knows how to set the scene.
Lynda
Okay, yes, I will admit it...every year I read at LEAST one Nora Robert's trilogy. I can't help myself. They are my guilty pleasure. I read the Dream trilogy this March when I was home sick for two days, and they were just what the doctor ordered. Fun, fluffy romance to cheer you up when you're feeling down. Also, you can fly through the three books quickly, so you feel like you've accomplished something even while you're sick in bed ("Yeah, I was home for two days and didn't do any laundry or d ...more
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Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. She was the youngest of five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her
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