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Finding the Dream

(Dream Trilogy #3)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  20,538 ratings  ·  394 reviews
In the final novel of Nora Roberts’s Dream Trilogy, Laura struggles to mend a broken heart and broken family—until someone from her past makes all of her dreams come true …

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 sto
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 29th 2006 by Jove (first published July 1997)
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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.
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Into her life enters Michael Fury, her brother’s friend and who she knew when they were
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
The end of the trilogy. It's Nora so of course the characters are well developed and the story is flawless.
It's been two years since Laura caught her husband with his secretary. Not wanting to trade on her name, Laura is holding down two part time jobs while she tries to keep what's left of her family running smoothly. Of course she is still in better shape financially than a vast number of divorced women whose husbands cleared a out their accounts before he left. She has a beautiful home for
Jun 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Margo was the dreamer,
Kate, the brain,
Now it's Laura's turn to find a new path. Laura was the goodness personified, the young girl in love, who got married at eighteen thinking it would be forever. But at thirty, she divorced her cheating (and jerk) husband but at least she got two precious daughters she love so much. Coming from a wealthy family, money didn't bring her happiness and she's about to learn that sometimes Prince Charming can turn into a toad. Sometimes the true hero might be the on
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
Bev Taylor
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
laura married the man of her dreams at 18. they had 2 daughters but their marriage was loveless from his side and when she found him with another woman she filed a divorce. then she found he had cleared out all their accounts

she is on of the templetons, a wealthy family in the hotel business, but she is determined to stay self sufficient. wheyher she revealed her financial predicament to her family was not clear but i guess it was obvious

then michael enters her life whom she knew as a schoolgi
Andrea Guy
Nov 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
The worst of the lot. It's so fucking antiquated. UGH!
Nora Roberts has this hero-type in many of her books who hooks his thumbs in his pockets and calls the heroine "sugar". It's excruciating.
I made my husband hook his thumbs in his front pockets just to get a visual and now he is tormenting me by striking a pose and calling me Sugar.
I imagine in 1997 this was probably an exciting romance: Bad boy falls for divorced heiress with sweet little girls and there are horses who do tricks trope, but i
Jan 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fluff-fiction
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
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
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
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened, 2017
3.5 stars.

I'm glad that Michael Fury (what a name!) is so different to Josh and Byron from the previous books. Also, Laura really is a tough lady beneath that polished exterior. This has been an enjoyable re-visit of one of NR's iconic trilogies.
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Oct 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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!!!
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book! Sooo perfect! I'm in love with Laura and Michael. And I love her childrens - Ali and Kayla are sooo cute!
Finding the dream by Nora Roberts really got to me somehow more than the previous 2. Towards the end I was in tears. It takes a lot to get me to do that!! I loved this book and trilogy!! One of those I hated it to end. Absolutely 5 stars!!
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nora Roberts will always be my go-to to pull me back if I'm in a reading slump. You always know what the ending will be, but you don't care. It's the journey to the end of her books, and to the end of her trilogies that make it worthwhile. Kate and Laura were my favorites in this trilogy.
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it

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
Aug 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Aug 22, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
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
Kathy Hiester
Oct 31, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Feb 13, 2011 rated it liked it
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
May 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
The conclusion to the Dream trilogy and Laura Templeton's story.

Laura is getting her life back in order after the bitter and painful divorce from her husband, when Michael Fury, an old friend of her brother's, comes back to town, and ends up lodging at the house and using her neglected stables.

There have always been sparks between them, but they have also been separated by their very different worlds, with him being the poor bad boy to her princess. Things have changed and this time they act on
Dec 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, romance
4,5/5 stars
For me, Finding the Dream was the best book of the series. I liked Laura a lot and I'm happy that she not only managed to get her life back on track, but that she and her daughters found happiness again after her ex-husband betrayed them. I also liked Michael. He seems to be the opposite of Laura, but they fit together well and the way he cared for her children... really sweet. Seeing them falling for each other and building a new family without even realizing it at first was great. T
May 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
This was a book club book. Honestly, I had no idea what it was about when I picked it up. In short: not my favorite. The characters were shallow, the story was completely predictable. I did make it all the way through so I won't give this book one star. And it did allow me to explain to my son what the word "formulaic" meant. Other than that, not a lot of redeeming qualities in this novel
Dec 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
I wonder what kind of mood Ms. Roberts was in when she wrote this trilogy. Because she certainly wasn't happy. I don't think she liked any of these characters, to give them such mean relationships. All 6... Mean plus sex equals love? It's a departure from her normal characters. Flawed, sure, but rarely so... Sharp.
Rosemarie Massengale
Feb 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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Jun 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
My favorite in the series. It has the good, responsible woman and the bad boy. What girl doesn't want the bad boy, even if they won't admit it out loud?

I love how the series came together. Great book!
Lady Raven RAVE!
Great End of the trilogy
I loved that book as I loved the other two about Margo and Kate. They are all so great personalities. I read this book again and again and it is as good as the first time I read it. Great!!
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