Finding the Dream (Dream Trilogy, #3)
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Finding the Dream (Dream Trilogy #3)

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A dream of a conclusion for Nora's "New York Times" bestselling trilogy
The daughter of a wealthy hotelier, Laura Templeton had always known comfort and privilege. But when her storybook marriage ends, she is determined to rebuild her life without the Templeton fortune and discover who she really is...
ebook, 352 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by Jove Books (first published 1996)
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Andrea Guy
Finding The Dream is the last book in Nora Roberts' Dream Trilogy and it was probably the best book of the three. I loved Laura Templeton's story. She rose above a divorce from a loveless marriage that left her in financial straights and started to make her life her own, without the help of her family's money.

She also found love with the dangerous and dangerously handsome Michael Fury.

A more unlikely couple there could never be, but that's how it always is. The unlikely pairings always make for...more
Kieraanne
This was the best of the three. I liked the climax of the book much more then the artificial fights that served as the only real hurdles for the other couples to get over. I like it when one of the characters in these books has kids because then the storyline has to include the love interest falling for the kids as well as the parent, which is nice. One thing I didn't like was how much of the story just took place in its own little world at Templeton House. Except for a couple of times, all of L...more
Heena Rathore P.
Kate Tempelton has been my favourite since the time I read the first book in the Dream Trilogy. She is self-less, kind, loving and adorable. She portrays the soft feminine side very well. This book gives us the details of her marriage and divorce and also her hardships in coping with her life as a single parent. We get to know more about Kate and Margo, and it really felt nice to know that they are really happy in their lives.

Michael Fury is this stud guy, who obviously sways Laura Tempelton off...more
Talya
Very satisfying finale to the Dream triolgy!

It's rare when one of the books in a Nora trilogy stands out and is just better and more substantial than the others (especially when they're all so good as in this trilogy), but Finding the Dream stood out as the best, well IMO. The journey of Laura Templeton, neglected and jilted by her ex-husband coming togther with bad boy/lost boy Michael (Mick) Fury was just a little more deep and heartwarming, and made you root for Laura and Mick a little more t...more
Micaela
I read this book when I was 16 or 17 and that's the reason I'm giving it 4 stars. Had I read this book nowadays, and the rating would be definitely lower; But, as a teenager the story did leave a mark on me and I believe that perhaps, regardless of your age, this book may touch you like it once did to me.

So Laura is turning 30; She just had a rough divorce two years ago because her husband cheated on her with his secretary - how predictable can men be?! - and on top of that he ran away with all...more
Erin
FINALLY, a heroine I liked. Not that I didn't enjoy the other characters (Margo, Kate, Josh), I just didn't really enjoy the first two books in which they starred.

This one was by far the best of the three, with a story that didn't involve exotic 1 percent-er issues like a supermodel drug scandal or an embezzlement case. Instead, Laura Templeton gets cheated on - simple, (all too) common, not far fetched - and it throws her world in a tailspin. With a little help from her friends, and a little m...more
Barbara M.
I can't seem to find the right words to express my love for the "Dream" trilogy, so I'll just say if you don't read it you're doing yourself a great injustice. I never thought I would find another series like Nora's "Born In" trilogy, but I did, and I have to say that I enjoyed this one more. I'm once again so very sad that I will never be able to read these books again for the very first time. Keep dreaming!!!
Maria
This the last book of the "Dream trilogy" was the best. Laura was believable in her attempt to get her life back together after a nasty divorce. Her husband cheated on her, she actually caught them "in flagrante". After that ordeal she, naturally, got a little wary of men.
Michael don´t have high thoughts of him self. He ran away at 18 after domestic violence and worked his way through the seven seas, as a mercenary, a stuntman and finally breeding horses. Fate brings him to the Tempelton estate...more
Alex is The Romance Fox
Finding the Dream is the 3rd and final book in Nora Robert’s Dream Trilogy. What a wonderful conclusion to the fabulous Templeton Family Saga.

Laura Templeton’s dream of love and family were shattered by her adulterous husband that she divorced, leaving her and her two daughters heartbroken.
Under the façade of being happy and content with her life, is a woman struggling financially and emotionally.  photo 85d52fb5c8f0586133df6d68657cb713_zps0b674070.jpg
Into her life enters Michael Fury, her brother’s friend and who she knew when they were younger, is...more
Jazzypom
Aug 09, 2008 Jazzypom rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who want to read an NR 'trilogy' - good primer
Laura Templeton, on the cusp of her thirtieth birthday finds herself divorced with two girls, battling debts left by her ex husband, and living in the Templeton mansion alone. Her two friends (Margo and Kate) are loved up with their significant others, and once a week, they met up, searching for the coins of Seraphina's chest, a sweet legend and a bond that keeps them true. This is Laura's life, and she's learning to make the best of it, but she's not happy. Not really.

Out of the blue, her broth...more
Jennifer
Finding the Dream is the final book of the Dream Trilogy and is a very apt title for Laura’s story.

Laura Templeton, daughter of the Templeton hospitality empire, dreamed of having a fairytale life, the perfect husband, wonderful children, and a beautiful home. She thought she had found it at eighteen with Peter Ridgeway. Ten years later at twenty-eight, Laura found out her storybook life was a dream. Peter not only cheated on her but he also wiped out her bank account and their children’s accoun...more
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
Mary
This book is absolutely amazing. It has a very good story line and never lacks detail.

It follows Laura Templeton in her journey through life. Already having gone through a painful (and expensive) divorce, Laura has a lot on her plate. She is raising two adolescent girls along with managing a hotel. She has so much on her shoulders and although she has many helpful people in her life, she still feels alone.

On top of this, her brother Josh convinces her to have their family friend Michael Fury sta...more
Gujju Ellen
The best book of the Dream Trilogy set.Enjoyed it!
Nicole
I have enjoyed rereading this trilogy over the summer. I read it many, many years ago but fell in love with the Monterey Coast and the lovely Margo, Kate, and Laura who are sisters in all but blood.

The third and final installment features Laura Templeton; born into wealth and privilege, she married young the apparent man of her dreams but, ten years later, after two daughters whom she adores and a devastating divorce, Laura realizes that the dreams of her youth are not the dreams she still has....more
Elena
3.5*

I liked this one! In my opinion, it was much better than the last one (Kate's story) and on par with the first one (Margo's story). The characters had chemistry and there was an actual conflict in the story, that was not superficial! So - that was excellent! In fact, I think this one could have been absolutely perfect had there not been some issues that the author didn't quite address/resolve or that didn't quite make sense...

Few issues I had with the book:

- I was not sure why Laura let Pete...more
Micii
Male characters like Michael to me about they just get under your skin. Another epitome of my perfect man. :D
Rosemarie Massengale
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Anita Fleming
Laura has been busting her butt to keep everything together since her SOB of an ex husband took off with all her money and her kid's money too. Holding two part time jobs, being mom and being 'Laura Templeton' is really beginning to take a toll. I would call her a martyr type, but that is a little to harsh for someone who is trying to just survive each day, doing what she has to do. All right, so she and her parents are billionaires and she just has to much pride to take their money. So downsizi...more
Laura
Me gustó pero tampoco tanto.
Puede que tenga spoilers
Me ha faltado reconocer la química que ambos parecían tener y yo no entendía. La historia se limita a Laura, con su fragilidad interior, su dedicación hacia sus hijas, sus idas y vueltas hacia Michael. Y Michael, un chico totalmente diferente de ella, que no sabe lo que quiere realmente, se encuentra bastante acomplejado por una diferencia social que solo él puede ver.
Sigue sin convencerme.
Y el hecho de que hiciera falta que la tierra se mov...more
Juliana
SUMMARY (from online)
"Nora Roberts presents the final novel in a dramatic trilogy. Margo, Kate, and Laura were brought up like sisters amidst the peerless grandeur of Templeton House. But it was Laura who seemed to have it all - until she lost almost everything and had to begin again ...

Laura Templeton found out the hard way that nothing in life is guaranteed. The daughter of a wealthy hotelier, she had always known comfort, privilege, and security. But by the age of thirty, her storybook marria...more
Kathy Hiester
I am rereading books out of my book case just because I can. Finding the Dream by Nora Roberts was a very good book. I loved it because involved children and their relationships with their parents at that age. They didn't muse over too much but when they did it added a flair to the story. This is the third of the trilogy and I read it because I didn’t feel like digging for the other two.

Nora Roberts really knows how to captivate a reader. Laura finding her true love could not have ended this pa...more
Hobby

Books “MEWUJUDKAN IMPIAN”
Judul Asli : FINDING THE DREAM
( book 3 of the DREAM TRILOGY )
Copyright © 1997 by Nora Roberts
Penerbit Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Alih Bahasa : Nurkinanti Laraskusuma
Cover by Marcel A.W.
Cetakan I : Agustus 2004 ; 480 hlm
Rate : 4 of 5

Laura Templeton – si cantik nan lembut, kesayangan seluruh penghuni Templeton House, mulai dari keluarganya sendiri hingga juru masak dan tukang kebun, justru mengalami kehidupan yang berat dalam kehidupan rumah tangganya. Jatuh cinta semenjak usia...more
Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Buku ketiga dan buku terakhir dalam series ini menceritakan tentang Laura Templeton, putri pemilik hotel.
Laura, yang menikah saat berusia muda, hidup dalam kebahagiaan semu, dan ketika semua akhirnya, dia dgn kekuatannya bangkit dari kehancurannya.
Tanpa berkeinginan mengandalkan kekayaan orang tuanya, Laura bekerja pada hotel milik ayahnya, menjadi partner dalam bisnis yg mereka buka bertiga Pretenses, dan membesarkan 2 putri hasil perkawinannya, walaupun suaminya menguras habis kekayaannya saat...more
Cata
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Rie_dominique

firts read : 2004

re-read : 24-25/12/2013

Laura, putri satu-satunya keluarga Templeton terbiasa mendapati segala sesuatu dengan mudah. tapi itu tidak membuat ini menjadi manusia yang sombong dan angkuh. malah sebenarnya Laura adalah yang paling biasa dan tidak ambius diantara sahabat-sahabatnya Margo dan Kate.

Ambisi Laura hanya satu, menjadi istri yang baik bagi suami yang dicintainya.

pada umur 18 tahun Laura mengira ia telah menemukan cinta tersebut dalam diri Peter. siapa sangka ternyata pernika...more
Nicole
I didn't realize this was a final book to a trilogy. I'll definitely have to check out the other books. I have been reading quite a few Nora Roberts books lately and this one is one of my favorites. I loved all of the characters. I loved Michael and Laura both and definitely thought Michael was an idiot. I also don't think I have ever hated a character so much before. Laura's ex-husband, Peter was an awful monster. He ruined Laura's life because of his greed. In turn he ruined his daughters live...more
Shana
This is the third book in the Nora Roberts Dream Trilogy. It is a stand alone book, and can be read without the others, but I would strongly encourage you to read them in order.

In the first book, Daring to Dream, we are introduced to three young girls who are best friends, but treat each other as sisters. Laura is the heir to the Templeton hotels, Margo is the daughter of the housekeeper, and Kate is an orphaned cousin who is taken in by the Templetons.

The story, Daring to Dream is Margo's sto...more
Angela
This is easily my favorite of the trilogy. Laura, who was always so incredibly kind and loving and supportive, had her world destroyed in the first book when she walked in on her husband with his secretary. It's been a couple of years now and she's finding her feet again, including emotionally.

Michael has bounced around a lot, doing a bit of this and a bit of that until now he's found the thing he loves - horses. When his stables are destroyed in a mudslide, his friendship with Josh leads him to...more
Erika
I know that Gaby's mom reads her books, and so I asked Gaby to lend me her mom's book. And as always, Nora Roberts got the job done again. Roberts tells the story of a 30-year-old mother with two girls and her husband cheated on her with a secretary. She is emotionally wounded and then by her brother, she finds after more than 10 years a long lost friend and the passion starts to build up. However she is still wounded: she doesn't want to let go of her love and she doesn;t want to get hurt. The...more
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