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Dream Vacation

(Dream #8)

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Thanks to her unique ability to step into other people's dreams, Dr. Sara Alderson has solved murders, unraveled conspiracies and saved lives. But when a crisis hits close to home, even her supernatural gift might not be enough to avert disaster.

On a family vacation to Paris, Sara's fifteen-year-old daughter Grace disappears without a trace. The only way to find her is thr
Published October 25th 2014 by J.J. DiBenedetto (first published October 10th 2014)
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Sara and Brian’s dream family vacation to Paris feels achingly real, from children clamoring, to adults buying meals, to walks around Paris and honest delight in the sights. Sara’s dreams, always present in this series, warn her that somebody else’s child might be in danger. But she doesn’t know who, and she tries to keep her mind on her own family. However, lovesick teenagers can be awkwardly good at escaping their mother’s gaze, and Sara’s oldest daughter soon turns this dream into a nightmare ...more
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sara and her family go on a trip to Europe for her best friends wedding. what starts out as an amazing family vacation quickly turns into the Ultimate Nightmare. I love this book had more depth with the characters but wish we spent a little more time in the nightmare. the author did a fantastic job ending the book on a high note and keeping you extremely entertained throughout the entire story. This series is highly addictive and you really do get attached to the characters and are left dying to ...more
Sherri Malia
May 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite of the series
Again, we join the Alderson family through their “adventures”, that we have enjoyed with them from the beginning (before they were a family). This time Grace shows her teenage rebellion on a trip to Europe. This book has absolutely the best story line of all, in my opinion. This has been my favorite of all the books in the series.
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I ended up very involved with the characters in the story this time. It was very sad in places, and made me cry.
Aug 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm glad to see her kids acting up/out. they were getting to be to perfect ! kudos
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love this series. I have been going to the next book every time I finish one. This one was quite emotional but I loved it just as much as the rest.
Janet Lynn
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A supernatural mystery. An emotional roller coaster with REAL Kids doing REAL things. Takes me back to my youth.
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Grace sneaks out and lies about it, claiming she is going to hang out with her best friend Tammie things go downhill for this family yet again. Tammie's mother things that Grace is trash and doesn't want Grace to ever speak to her daughter again. The mother has even gone as far as not wanting Sara to be her daughter's doctor anymore. Of course for Grace, this is really hard for her. Luckily, they are going to Europe within the week. Even though Grace is grounded, she still gets her mothers ...more
May 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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In Book 6, Grace who is fifteen finds herself having a crush on Will a cadet that Sara and Brian befriends. But when Will ends up getting engaged, Grace is a bit devastated but decides she needs to attract his attention.

This cause her to lie to her parents where she really is as she ends up several hours away at Coney Island and spending hours past the time she was supposed to be home. To make matters worse she did not answer her phone making everyone worry about her. This
Julianne Redmon
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As always the story is unique and interesting. In a series of 8 books you would think that the author would end up using the same thing in a story line from time to time, but everything in story line of Dream Vacation is unique. The same themes and mentions of happenings in previous books do pop but they serve to further the story instead of making it repetitive or dull.

The settings were beautifully described. I could almost imagine myself back in Paris. I did much of the same touristy type thi
Niki Driscoll
May 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
The first real family vacation that they have taken and another tragic occurrence. The children are growing up and starting to push the boundaries and no one more than Grace. This storyline has several different things going on but the main focus was on Grace and her relationship with her parents. I love how the author uses real situations to add a deeper meaning to the basic story. Every parent fears for the safety of their children but we all basically know that they have to make mistakes to l ...more
Stephen Walton
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very enjoyable continuation of the "Dream" books. Again written in the form of a diary there is a good story which included an in depth route tour of Paris and its sights. The author has clearly spent a lot of time researching his material. An interesting tale on how to handle teenage girls. Stand alone or part of the series it's worth having in your library.
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J.J. (James) DiBenedetto was born in Yonkers, New York. He attended Case Western Reserve university, where as his classmates can attest, he was a complete nerd. Very little has changed since then.

He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with his beautiful wife and their cat (who has thoroughly trained them both). When he's not writing, James works in the direct marketing field, enjoys the opera,

Other books in the series

Dream (10 books)
  • Dream Student (Dream, #1)
  • Dream Doctor (Dream, #2)
  • Dream Child (Dream, #3)
  • Dream Family (Dream, #4)
  • Waking Dream (Dream, #5)
  • Dream Reunion (Dream, #6)
  • Dream Home (Dream, #7)
  • Fever Dream (Dream, #9)
  • Dream Wedding (Dream, #10)

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