Holding the Dream (Dream Trilogy #2)
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
-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 ...more
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, ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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
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 ...more
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 meng ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
I am at the point where its almost the end of the book. At this point, Kate is under invest ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more