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The Dreamcatcher (The Oregon Coast series #2)

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Book two of the Oregon Coast series

Dreamcatchers trap bad dreams - but sometimes nightmares escape!

Ellen Williams, a Native American with a gift for foretelling the future, is at a loss to explain her terrifying nightmares and the portentous feeling of dread that seems to hang over her like a shroud.

When Travis Petersen – an old friend of her brother’s – appears in her boo
Paperback, 305 pages
Published April 2015 by Createspace
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For Native American Ellen Williams, The Reading Nook was her baby – lovingly furnished and designed, it showed her love of books and reading and was a haven for Ellen and her customers. When Ellen and the other small shop owners in Old Town were notified of the impending destruction of the buildings they were located in, to build a big glass monstrosity (which definitely wouldn’t fit in with the area) Ellen was devastated. But she vowed to fight the developers with all she had…

Ellen also had a g
Rosie Amber
Jul 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Dream Catcher is set in Florence, Oregon and continues the stories of characters we first met in The Sand Dollar. Ellen Williams is a native American book shop owner, she can see signs and portent of events past and future.

The book quickly jumps in with her brother Ron's accident with a boat hook, he needs a trip to the hospital. Travis Petersen is staying with Ron, he's an ex-war veteran and Ellen labels him as a waster.

Ellen's parents are also going through some problems, her Dad Dick is g
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ellen has the gift of second sight; seeing people’s futures comes easy for her but seeing her own is a different matter entirely. Ellen is resigned to being the adult child who looks after her parents whilst her brother Ron, an ex-soldier, drifts through life and only wants to hang out with his dubious friends. When another of those friends, Travis, turns up at Ellen’s book shop she tries to dismiss him mentally for the layabout he probably is but something about him makes Ellen uneasy. She thin ...more
Apr 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is book 2 in Maggie's Oregon Coast series. It continues the story that started in The Sand Dollar, in a small town on the Oregon Coast, and this time focuses on Ellen who is a Native American and owns the book store that her cousin Jenny, (who was in the first book) based her bookstore in Noosa on. Ellen is having nightmares about a car crash and people dying when Travis Peterson who served with her brother in the Vietnam war walks into her store. She has never had a serious relationship as ...more
Tony Harrington
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I loved this book. The story, the setting and the characters all hit the sweet spot for me. Finding love, fighting off evil developers, dealing with ageing and dementing parents are a good mix for a great tale. The characters are so believable that they seem like your friends or family. The Oregon coast setting is a place i love and know well as I have cousins there and have visited on several occasions. Dreamcatchers always hung above my two girls beds when they were young. We all have good and
Louise Guy
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Dreamcatcher lived up to my expectations of another fantastic read from author Maggie Christensen. Having enjoyed the first book in the Oregon Coast Series, The Sand Dollar, it was wonderful to be reunited with many of the interesting, lovable and at times, fiery, characters. I particularly loved the character of Travis. As she has done with all of her books, Maggie has created a story and host of characters that you care about and want to spend time with. I do hope there will be a third boo ...more
Heather Parker
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have read this book TWICE. Maggie has real characters that you can identify with, she has a plot line that carries you away with it, I can recommend this book - it covers the angst from the Vietnam War, the agony of the hero losing his wife and child, and facing a lawsuit from his in-laws, the meeting with Ellen of Native American heritage who has the "gift of sight", the threat (and fire) of her bookshop, her parents who are battling with her Dad's dementia. The finding of love in middle age ...more
louise davis
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read. It starts off a little slow but then it jumps right into the plot. It also has a little supernatural theme to it. It is well worth the time to read. You won't be disappointed.
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I had trouble relating to the characters as I felt their behaviours were a lot younger than their mature ages.
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The Dreamcatcher follows on from The Sand Dollar, with Mike and Jenny returning to Oregon. This time the story centres around Ellen, Jenny's cousin and the new man in her life. Maggie Christensen has a writing style which is easy to read and draws you in to her characters. One for the romantics!
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After a career in education, Maggie Christensen began writing contemporary women’s fiction portraying mature women facing life-changing situations. Her travels inspire her writing, be it her frequent visits to family in Oregon, USA or her home on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. Maggie writes of mature heroines coming to terms with changes in their lives and the heroes worthy of them.
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The Oregon Coast series (3 books)
  • The Sand Dollar (The Oregon Coast Series Book 1)
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