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The Price of Dreams

(Faith & Fortune #3)

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  135 ratings  ·  60 reviews
Ballet has always been my life, but one terrible moment may have destroyed everything I’ve worked so hard for—especially my title of Octavia Ricci, principal ballerina. I thought for sure my physical therapist, Dr. Noah Wright, could help me obtain my dream once more, but he wants more than I’m prepared to give.

I’ve seen firsthand the trials of interracial relationships. I
Kindle Edition, 221 pages
Published August 25th 2020
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Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on Diversity Between the Pages and Inkwell Inspirations

4.5 stars

"Striving for perfection, for the dream of ballet had left me without anyone to share my accomplishments with. Sure, I had my family and friends, but no one who was just mine. It was hard to see what the price of my dream truly was."

The Price of Dreams is the third book in Toni Shiloh’s new Christian Chick Lit series, Faith & Fortune. Although this book could be read as a standalone, it is recommended that the Fait
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Then be still and listen to His voice.”

Oh, such fun! I’ve been anxiously waiting for Tavia’s story and Toni Shiloh surely doesn’t disappoint! Written from the first person point of view, we get to see the heart and mind of this beautiful biracial topnotch ballerina who has sustained a possible career-ending injury. I loved getting to know Noah, her concierge physical therapist, through the eyes of this hurting but determined woman who has lived and measured her whole life by what others say abo
Cara Putman
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A sweet romance with delightful characters. Third in a series, I hadn’t read the others but was able to fully enjoy this one. It explores the challenges of an interracial relationship in a way that pulls back the curtain on the challenges. Highly recommend for those who love clean, inspirational romance.
Feb 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2021
Nice conclusion to the series!

As a professional ballerina, Octavia's world is rocked by an injury. I loved getting to know her better in book three. It was especially good to go deeper into her relationship with her father and the Italian side of her family.

Look forward to what Toni Shiloh will write next!
Sarah Monzon
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A great conclusion to a fun series. Ballet, friendships, and new-found love. Noah was a great hero. Patient and sweet. Steadily encouraging all along the way. ❤️ Without posting a spoiler, I thought the end made a great poetic circle.
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

I enjoyed the struggle and reality in this cute romance. It gave a picture into the life of a famous athlete/performer and made her personable.

As she struggled with accepting her injury, I knew the feeling well. You are giving up everything you have worked so hard for, and the fear of looking at things differently freaks you out. The author walks us through her journey, you cannot help, but see yourself in her shoes.

I highly recommend the whole series! I was struggling with reading boo
Kate Willis
Aug 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
A great end to the series. <3 Review to come!
Vicky Sluiter
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Author Toni Shiloh really nailed it with the third book of her Faith & Fortune series. It held my attention from the very beginning and I read it straight through. It could be read as a stand alone but parts will make more sense if you read books 1 and 2.

The characters are so well written that I’m sure I could meet them walking down the streets of New York. I really enjoyed the relationship between the ladies. Tori and Holiday will make you laugh as they push Tavia in the romance area. And the g
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Ballet was the ultimate visual art.”
These words describe the beginning of this book magnificently! The way Toni Shiloh opened this story with a stunning scene of the main character doing a ballet dance was breathtaking! I was captivated from the first page to the very end!
There were many aspects of this book that tugged on my soul. The struggles Octavia had to deal with physically, spiritually, and personally were areas I could relate to. The author did a wonderful job of showing the intense
Jaycee Weaver
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A great conclusion to a wonderful series! I loved the way Ms. Shiloh paired lighthearted banter and chemistry with deeper issues and tension. A fun addition to the chick it genre, but also filled with plenty of substance.
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love overcomes all fears!

Tavia and Noah are a wonderful set of characters, they lead with their faith and hearts through life.

Toni Shiloh has closed her series with another beautiful novel. Yet, I am sad it's over. It's like enjoying the last piece of chocolate in a high-end candy box. It leaves it sweet notes within as you find yourself wanting more.
Melissa Henderson
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have enjoyed being immersed in the lives of these characters. Each person is truly unique. They find their way through obstacles such as a knee injury in this story to find hope and love. From handling family issues to racial issues, this is a great story. Author Toni Shiloh writes stories that touch the heart and soul. I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required.
Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
Oh I have been waiting for Octavia's story and boy was it worth the wait! First of all, I have to say that this new series from Toni Shiloh has taken me by complete surprise. It's different then what she usually writes, and I absolutely LOVE it! I can't even pick a favorite. And if I'm being honest - it just feels like I read one long book, not three separate ones :)

The humor, the swoony feeling, the stubbornness, Octoavia's mom, Dr. versus Noah, all of it - I can't think of one thing I did not
Aminata Coote
Sep 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Price of Dreams continues the Faith & Fortune series with the story of Octavia who had been hurt by Tori's stalker in The Truth About Fame. Octavia is facing a long recovery after her surgery with the possibility that she will never dance again. For someone whose whole identity is tied up in her identity as the principal ballerina, that's a problem. Add in the fact that God seems to have gone silent and the complication of an unwanted attraction to her physical therapist and things get inter ...more
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Honestly so sad that this series is coming to an end. Would miss these three wonderful ladies. I love that the books were so relatable. Loved getting to read Tavia's story.
It's really sad how racism has made the world so sad to live in.
I loved Tavia's spirit, I loved her passion for dance and even with the accident I loved watching her navigating through all the changes, learning to forgive and also trust God with her love life.
I loooooved Noah! His patience and willingness to wait but also fig
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
The Price of Dreams grapples with real life issues of faith and belonging, and Toni Shiloh weaves in a sweet romance with just the right amount of tension. A satisfying finale to this fabulous series, Tavia's story (and Dr. Swoony-Swoon) will capture your heart. ...more
Raelee Carpenter
Oct 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Tbh, having a bit of withdrawal now that the series is over.
Aug 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Filled with so much heart...

“Where are You, Lord?” I whispered. “Why can I not feel Your presence?”

The heart of this book is learning to wait on His still small voice, calming the mind in the busyness of the world to focus on His will in our lives. This is shown through Octavia’s experiences, when a life changing injury happens she must reevaluate the direction God has for her career as a Principal Ballerina. She struggles with where she belongs, especially with her friends finding love. After r
Caitlyn Santi
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!
What a fabulous conclusion to the Faith & Fortune series! I have been eagerly anticipating Octavia's story since reading the first book in the series, and it exceeded all my expectations! I love all three of the heroines in this series, but I think Octavia is my favorite. I could so relate to her feeling that God had left her and being unable to feel His presence, as well as trying to figure out what is God's plan for your life when you don't know if the dreams you have for yourself wil
Aug 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been excitedly waiting for Octavia’s story since I first read The Trouble with Love. Tavia was so quiet, sweet, and mysterious that I couldn’t wait to read her story. I also LOVE ballet so I couldn’t wait to read a story on a ballerina! And The Price of Dreams did not disappoint. As a former dancer, the ballet elements were absolute perfection!

Tavia is an intriguing character and I loved learning more of her background. She’s extremely driven and perfectionist and has a lot to learn about h
Sep 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book, as third in the series, fulfilled everything a reader could have hoped for. If you have not read the first two books, you can still read this one and enjoy it. But, if you have read the other two books, this one will be an especially great read. Octavia is a wonderful character. We see her grow through her struggles, her accomplishments, her insecurities, her spiritual struggles, her spiritual growth, and her relationship challenges. Octavia’s therapist, Noah, is a fabulous character ...more
Ebos Aifuobhokhan
Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Reading the Fame and Fortune series is like sitting down to chat with best friends; heartwarming, invigorating, soothing, lots of laughter, love, and happiness.
The Price Of Dreams was simply amazing. The sweet good doctor Noah was just so loving and amazing. His patience, love, care and concern for Octavia made me jealous. LOL! I loved what they had. I admired how he was willing to fight and wait for her through her worries and pain.
I greatly admired Tavia's strength. I loved how driven she wa
Allyson Anthony
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Awesome story

Toni Shiloh nailed it in book 3 of her Faith and Fortune series. The Price of Dreams follows Octavia, a ballerina who had surgery from an injury, and her relationship between her and Dr. Noah Wright, her physical therapist. The Price of Dreams addresses topics relevant to today's society such as interracial relationships and not having to live with people's expectations. Octavia experienced the difficulties of an interracial relationship because her parents. an African American mot
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: launch-team
I am so sad that this series have ended. It is great to see a positive friendship among young black women. Olivia's story is the final one being told. Her story showcased the bias and prejudices that we all have and do not recognize until someone points it out. She understands what it is like to be biracial and do not want to enter a relationship with a white man. She has seen the pain it can cost. She wants love but she is so bound by her own expectations and convictions that she does not want ...more
Suzie Waltner
Aug 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Toni Shiloh wraps up her Faith & Fortune series with Octavia Ricci. A woman whose entire life centered around ballet and now that she doesn’t have it, flounders with her purpose, her relationships, and her faith.

First, I have to say that I found Noah’s blushing endearing (and somewhat humorous when it gave him away). But this book is really about Tavi’s journey to healing—and that includes much more than her torn ACL.

Shiloh takes topics like interracial relationships and the prejudices people ha
Arlena Dean
Title: The Price of Dreams
Author: Toni Shiloh
Publisher: T.S.
Series: Faith & Fortune Book 3
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"The Price of Dreams" by Toni Shiloh

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I have enjoyed this whole series of Faith & Fortune being so well-written by this author. As in this one, the stories all seem so real and relatable in this interracial relationship as it was for Octavia and Noah. It was so good seeing Octavia finally getting a lover in her life. With an African American mom and
I stumbled upon Toni Shiloh a year or so ago and read like three books back to back. She writes feel good Christian Fiction with realism and hope. This book is no different and in fact very timely considering the climate we are in as a culture. Can interracial relationships work? Octavia Ricci is a principal ballerina who was injured at the hand of one of her best friend's stalker. In walks Dr. Noah Wright, sparks fly but... he's white. Can this really work? Shiloh deals with this issue with pro ...more
Yvonne Archer
Dec 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great Story

This was the third and final story in the series and it was a wonderful testament to what faith in God can do
Octavia had to realize that she while she believed in God her faith was in being a principal ballerina more.
She had a lot of fear and misconceptions she needed to deal with to find true love and the love God had for her
The author dealt with racism, disbelief, miscommunication, fear, and forgiveness in this story in a realistic manner that allows the reader to embrace it without
Barbara James
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Octavia Ricci, an Italian-African American dancer, lives to dance, but it's all taken away when she is assaulted by a stalker and needs major surgery as a result.

Who is she if she isn't the principal ballerina in the company? Who is she while she is healing? What to do about the attraction she feels for Noah Wright, her physical therapist?

Octavia was bruised by her parents' divorce. How does being biracial affect her understanding of mixed-race relationships?

Can she date Noah even though he is
Julie G
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
love, love, love

Book three was an excellent conclusion to the three book series. It was a little more in depth because it gently tackled the topic of interracial couples. As a mom of a transracial family, I’m always interested in learning about the challenges my kids might face. It was a peek into the emotions and feelings one might face. In addition to that, it was still a lovely romance with all the feels and funny moments. While I think the books can be read in any order, I enjoyed them best
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Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness.

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Faith & Fortune (3 books)
  • The Trouble With Love (Faith & Fortune, #1)
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