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Dreams Thrown Away

(The Sperling Chronicles #1)

4.65  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  8 reviews
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Loved to Death

What would you do if the man you love wants to love you to death? Beautiful, naïve and young Kali has already overcome one of the worst tragedies in anyone’s life, her parents’ deaths. When she meets the man of her dreams, she is hopeful that her haunted past has been put to rest and only happiness lies before her. Little does she
Paperback, Second Edition, 356 pages
Published December 31st 2011 by Good Show Publications (first published August 14th 2009)
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Carmen Blalock
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dreams.  Dreams are a series of thoughts, images or emotions that occur while sleeping.  Having daydreams is something that is pleasurable for you while you are awake.  Most of us dream about what our lives would be like when we get older or what we want to be/want to do in life.  Whenever you hear someone say "I'm living the dream", the things they thought about when they were younger is happening for them now.  Is it possible to live the dream or is the best we can do is hope for the best?

Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
By most accounts, I am considered a nerd. I write that because it is rare that I read books of fiction. However, I became curious about this book when a close friend of mine bought it (while visiting me from another state) and literally could not put it down! I wondered "what kind of book has a storyline so good that my friend nearly read it in one sitting?"

Well, I soon found out when I bought the book myself. As I read the story of heroine, Kalina "Kali" Harris, I became completely engrossed! I
Donna Wise
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dreams Thrown Away is fast-paced and believable with characters that will haunt you. Not only will you not want to put it down, you'll rush to continue with The Sperling Chronicles series. Dilsa Bailey is one to watch.
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Title of book: Dreams Thrown Away
Author’s name: Dilsa Saunders Bailey
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Release date (or anticipated release): 08-14-2009
ISBN: 978-1-4327-4222-5
ASIN (if applicable): None
eBook ISBN: None
Specs: 6.14 x 9.21 Paperback, 404 pages, Ebook and Kindle Edition
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Category: Romantic Suspense/Thriller
Expectant Release Date: August 2009
Page count: 404
Size: 6x9 paperback, eBook available too on Nook and Kindle

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Kalina Denise Harri
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I was impressed with this book. The story is about a teenaged girl whose life is devastated by the murder -suicide of her parents by her father. Kalina is forced to grow up quickly after she leaves South Carolina to move to Philadelphia, PA. She has been sent to live with her Aunt Mazetta. Little did Kalina know that this would be the beginning of her being under the control of other people who don’t always have her best interest at heart. After her aunts boyfriend tried to sexually assault her, ...more
Jun 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Only Time Will Tell

Kalina is the apple of her father's eye. Her relationship with her mother is a little rocky. Kalina longs to leave her small town and start college. Her wish, to leave, comes true quicker than planned and horrifically. On the heels of her parents' murder-suicide, Kalina is sent to live with an aunt in Philadelphia. Shortly after arriving in Philadelphia, Kalina finds herself homeless. A kind stranger who offers her a job takes her in. Kalina can't believe her luck; a job and s
Olivia Roberts
Action packed, roller coaster plot involving Kalina Denise Harris from Roebuck, SC a 17 year old reeling from the murder suicide of her parents is sent to live with Aunt Mazetta in deplorable condition in Philadelphia but after being attack by her own aunt lands in the luxurious,mysterious and dangerous world of the Sperling men. Good character development, engaging plot with lots of spice. Good read.
Amy Ramkhelawan
Aug 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great story about a girl who seems to be haunted by tragedy and followed by bad luck but she never give up on hope and dreams. It was a great page turned that I just could not put down. The author is working on a sequel and I cannot wait to read the next installment!
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Just call me a woman who loves to read and write fiction while living her life writing louder and louder on her simplydilsa blog. I am the proud author of three novels, a romantic suspense series filled with intrigue. The first novel received a nomination for the Georgia Author of the Year Award (GAYA). Titled initially Dreams Thrown Away, it was later re-released as The Sperling Chronicles: Dream ...more

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