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Once She Dreamed (Once She Dreamed #1)

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Everyone in the small country town where Sammy Jo Knox had been born and raised, never left. They made their life there. Got married, had kids, lived in the same houses that were always there along the streets that never changed. The whole white picket fence and tree swing might look good on greeting cards but in real life it was boring, at least to Sammy Jo.
When Sammy Jo
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ebook, 107 pages
Published October 10th 2016 by Smashwords (first published October 9th 2016)
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Jennifer Kyle
Dec 22, 2016 rated it liked it
3 STARS

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Sammy Jo Knox only wants one thing out of life and it’s to leave her small town of Moulton, Alabama and see the world. Oddly, she has zero aspirations like a career that would pay for this dream or even a talent to rely on. I think the author should have given her a singing or photography talent just something other than her good looks and country kindness. She has big dreams of not getting stuck in this town but really zero plans on how to achieve this goal and so she falls for charms a
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Nadine
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
Once She Dreamed follows Sammy Jo, a naive young woman who dreams of leaving her small town for adventures in the big city. She plans on accomplishing her dreams by any means possible, even if she has to rely on a man to take her away.

I love Abbi Glines. She's an automatic buy author and I always know I'm in for a good time when reading her books. However, this novella was awful. The main character is so naive and sweet it was annoying and had me rolling my eyes every other page. The trope of t
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Beatrice Masaluñga
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: new-adult
I finished this novella in one sitting and I'm frustrated with the story and its characters. I have a love & hate relationship with the heroine, Sammy Jo. She's country girl who dreams of travelling places and doesn't want to be stuck in her small hometown. I don't mind ambitious heroines as long as they know what they're doing but in Sammy's case, she's too naive and foolish.

I'm annoyed when she easily trusted Hale when he offered her a job in New York as his housekeeper. For her, it's a g
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Beverly
This one is definitely intriguing and has me ready to read part 2. It's hard to rate serials because the first ones always leave you with lots of answers and wanting more. Regardless, I like Sammy Jo and I am excited to see what comes next.
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
I don't even know what to say!
I love Abbi's books and I was looking forward to finally reading these 2.
But - jeez. At first I thought WTF??? Did Abbi write this when she was a 13-year old school-drop-out in the Alabama sticks? The language and writing is horrible! I know that some of it needs to be like that, because we are in a tiny town in Alabama, but it felt ... offensive somehow, to those people living there. They come across as stupid and naive and smallminded and whatnot. A good editor wo
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Michelle
Jul 15, 2018 rated it liked it
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Sammy Jo Knox has been dreaming of a better life for herself. It's not that her life is crappy or anything. But she wants more from life she does want a farmer boy and loads of kids at a young age. She wants to see the world and travel. But not many people get that dream in Moulton Alabama. Sammy Jo had seen how life is in Moulton and it just wasn't for her. She didn't think people were crazy for wanting that life it just wasn't for her. Sammy Jo lived with her mom and 3 sist
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Stephanie
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Here's a surprise..I loved this book. Once again Glines' drew me in and kept me entertained. I even used my Kindle *gasp* so for those of you who know me, know just how amazing that is. I'm not a digital book reader but I will drag it out for certain authors. Anyways back to the book.

I'm sad it's only a novella I wanted to much more of Sammy Jo, Hale and Ezra. It had just got to the really good part when it ended which made me sad. I hope the next one comes out soon because I'm going to be sitti
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♡Julalicious Book Paradise♡
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks-i-own
review to come.
Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: October 10, 2016
Genre: New Adult / Young Adult Romance Novella
Series: Once She Dreamed #1

I have seen quite a few negative reviews as they pertain to this book, but I have to say that I really enjoyed it. I am a HUGE fan of Glines and will read anything that she writes. While this may be a tiny reason as to why I liked the book, it certainly isn't the only reason. For starters, I think for a story as short as this one is, we were able to get a full grasp of Sammy Jo's wants an
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K
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
Oh, Abbi, what happened?
I swear Abbi Glines used to be one of my four go to authors. I didn't have to read the blurbs, I just clicked and read. But over the last few books I have found they didn't have a spark. I don't know if that makes sense, but I just felt like I was reading words on a page... I wasn't experiencing the story like I had in her other novels.. I didn't feel.

And, unfortunately, this book was the same. I felt like the characters had no chemistry, the characters were so boring and
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Pea
Oct 11, 2016 rated it liked it
OMG why did I read it without looking at the end. I hate cliffhanger endings but I'm a sucker for stories like this and I can't wait until part 2 will be released
Susan Groves
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Gah! How long do we have to wait for the next book?

My imagination is going wild and I want to know more about Ezra because I think I'm rooting for him...
Alex
Jan 17, 2017 rated it liked it
My live review is now on my new blog too!
Pierced Reader Review

I feel that maybe I'm being to hard on this book. But then I remember the ending.



I love Abbi Glines; I haven't given one of her books a rating lower then 4 in a very (very, very) long time. I've read every book she's released as a New Adult contemporary romance and loved the entire journey. I've been eagerly waiting for what comes next and when I saw that she ALREADY had not one BUT TWO books released?? I went to Amazon and bought it
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Michelle van Rij
Oct 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: oktober-2016
It's not that I didn't like reading Once She Dreamed. It's just that I had very high expectations, because well it's Abbi Glines and all those quotes I saw littering around Instagram, made me hungry for an incredible read. Too bad, it's not really what I got.

At first, reading this novella made me feel sad, because it resembelled all the things that irritated me while reading The Vincent Boys novels. Very long descriptions, but minor details. The story itself didn't really tell you much. A very
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Books In Brogan
I want to start out saying I have loved all of Abbi Glines other books so was prepared to enjoy this one but unfortunately that didn't happen.  This read like a knock off of Fifty Shades of Grey or at least that is where it looks like it is going but since it's so short I could be wrong the book seemed to end in the middle and since I found myself never really liking any of the characters (mostly it was who to disliked the least) I don't even want to see where the story goes hopefully Abbi Gline ...more
Flo Grugel
Oct 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
who is that guy? ? ...and what is he up to?
Nancy The book junkie
Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review coming soon!
Katie
I haven't read very many books written by this author but the ones that I have, I have enjoyed. Sadly though, I did not like this book. There was something about the way this story was written that I couldn't get on with. I ended up skim reading the majority of the story just so I could finish the book but I could have easily have stopped part way through and left it as a 'DNF'. I won't continue reading this series.
Cikita Oktarina
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
“I want to fall in love. Not with a boy here, but with someone who wants to travel the world. Someone with more ambition than to build a house with a white picket fence and have babies till their uterus falls out.”

I loved what was in mind of this main character she wanted to change her life, didn't depend on what had excited around her!
To be honest what she dreamed is similar what i have in mind,

Although I didn't like the ending of this book
But Overall i loved this book!

Couldn't stand any lon
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Donna Sweeney
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Okay, this had promise and I was very much invested in Sammy Jo's journey out of her home town of Alabama. This mysterious Hale had me visualizing all sorts and I was stoked for part 2.

Her's the rub......part 2 did not really live up to what I expected from Abbi. Sorry peeps but that's just my opinion.

Later peeps x
Escape into a Booksite
Aug 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
*3 Stars*

I normally absolutely love Abbi Glines books, but this one I only liked. Sammy Jo was a bit naive for me and something about her I just couldn't connect with.

I enjoyed the storyline in a way, but in other ways it annoyed me. I don't particularly like Hale, but I think we're going to get a lot more answers in part 2. Part 1 has lot of questions at the end still.

Ezra is also a mystery I'm hoping we get some answers to. I would like to see how things play out for Ben and Jamie and also
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Ashleigh Wilson
Oct 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: october
Once She Dreamed is part one in a new novella series by Abbi Glines. I'm a long time fan of Glines and was excited to read some new material. However, I was a little disappointed by this one. I understand that it's a YA storyline, but the main character, Sammy Jo, is very naive and sort of beats you to death with her dreams of leaving her small town to the point where anyone who wants to stay feels inferior to her.

I'm curious to see the direction that Glines takes the story over the course of th
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Brina
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Da ich ein großer Fan von Abbi Glines bin und ihre Geschichten bislang immer sehr gemocht habe, habe ich mich schon sehr auf ihre neueste Novella "In Sehnsucht vereint", den Auftakt der "Once She Dreamed"-Dilogie, gefreut. Leider entpuppte sich die Geschichte als große Enttäuschung, denn ich konnte mit den Figuren leider rein gar nichts anfangen.

Selbst der sonst so von mir gelobte Schreibstil konnte nicht bei mir punkten, denn die Geschichte liest sich altbacken, bringt viel zu viele Wiederholun
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Attack Salmon
Mar 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: series-completed
Man I love this book. I am glad to know that Abbi Glines's recent work are still awesome. Like a Memory was really a downer for me.

Sammy Jo is completely in tune with me. She lives in a small town with her mum and siblings. She work at a bakery with her mum. But she always have big dreams. She dream of something bigger and better. She want to get out of this town and see what this world have to offer, instead of staying in this town, marry a town boy and have some babies. Sammy Jo wants more an
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DaJa
May 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, love
Ich weis so gar nicht was ich zu dem Buch sagen soll, normalerweise mag ich die Bücher von Abbi Glines gerne, aber hier bin ich gerade ein wenig überfordert.
Das Buch fängt gut an und lässt sich eigentlich ganz gut lesen. Sammy Jo ist ein süßes, nettes, liebes Südstaatenmädel das von der weiten Welt träumt und die erste Chance ergreift aus ihrem Dorf rauszukommen. So ein richtiges Landei eben, dass die große weite Welt sehen will.
Plötzlich kommt ein reicher, weltgewandter Mann und bietet ihr ein
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Cristal Jatip
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Boring and predictable. I usually like this author's books even though every single one of her female characters are the same: unbelievably beautiful, doesn't know they are unbelievably beautiful, nice, naive, and a virgin. I don't usually care that they are ALL like this because Abbi does a good job of making me like them but it seems she didn't try with Sammy Jo. Ugh is she bee annoying. Going on every five seconds about how she wants to leave and he only way she will do that is if a man helps ...more
Janine
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Fresh off The Sweet Series by Abbi Glines, I decided to read another from her.

The story of Sammy Jo Know was easy enough to follow. Sammy is a country girl longing to find her way to the big city (the biggest out there NYC). Enter a charming and handsome, but rich stranger in the form of Hale Christopher Jude III.

As much as this one had an interesting plot line I really wasn’t too impressed with it. I much rather enjoyed Abbi Glines’ Sweet Series and this one just fell flat for me. Neither of t
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Tara Cignarella
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 might be better, I love Abbi's books, and YA is her best, but this was beyond short and so little happened. It starts great and I like the characters, but I can't tell yet if I like all the WHY'S in my head or if they are annoying me. I will read book two and see.
Tara Kendall
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, love. Very different from the rest of Abbi's work! It was refreshing!
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