Shay Benson adored her younger brother, Caden, and that got her into trouble. When he owed money, Shay realized she would do anything to help him avoid the men who were threatening him, and she crossed lines she never should have crossed. Now, determined to start fresh, she finds herself in search of a place to stay and wanders into a church to escape from the cold.Pastor Drew Douglas adored his wife. But when he lost her, it was all he could do to focus on his two beautiful kids, and his flock came in a distant third. Now, as he too is thinking about a fresh start, he walks through his sanctuary and finds Shay sitting in a pew.The pair strike up a friendshipDrew helps Shay get back on her feet, and she reignites his sense of purposethat, over time, turns into something deeper, something soulful, spiritual, and possibly romantic. Even Drews two children are taken with this woman who has brought light back into their lives. Perhaps most important, Shay learns to trust again as she, in t...
|Title||:||Any Dream Will Do|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
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Any Dream Will Do Reviews
This was a quick read for me. I enjoyed the story and did not mind the religious tones at all. I normally shy away from any book that contains too much religion. It can get in the way of the story, in my opinion.
But, this book was a beautifully written story about starting over and forgiveness and it really struck a chord in my heart and my thinking. The characters were well developed from Shay to the most minor character. I felt a part of the story which is rare.
Thank you to NetGalley and Rand ...more
Confession--Apparently I thought this author was someone else when I entered to win this from Goodreads. I was not expecting Christian lit. That said, this is very easy reading. Macomber is definitely a pro and tugs away at those heartstrings in an unlikely romance full of near misses and outside pressures. What makes the book really excellent in my opinion is the deft handling of "church people" and showing their, well hypocrisy may be too strong a word but I'll go with it, in judging the heroi ...more
Shay Benson loves her younger brother, Caden but when he brings trouble to her door, Shay finds out that in helping him, she lost the life she was making for herself. Now released from prison and trying to get back on her feet, Shay discovers that the path to the life she wants is not going to be easy.
Pastor Drew Douglas is lost and lonely after his wife died, leaving him and their two children behind. Drew finds Shay in his church one day and thus begins a journey for these two that will show ...more
Any Dream Will Do
This isn't my usual type of read but I really enjoyed reading this story. It's such a sweet and eye opening read.
It shows you how much others judge people due to their pasts.
It show that people are able to change and that people deserve second chances.
This story was similiar to all of those lifetime movies my mother watched when I was younger. This was such an inspirational read it just warms your heart.
Thanks NetGalley for the arc in exchange for my ho ...more
My first experience reading Debbie Macomber and it definitely won't be my last. I actually did the audio on this book and the storyline was very moving, well placed, with two strong characters that were easy to bond with.
Drew, a pastor with 2 children, who has been widowed for 4 years, and Shay, who is attempting to move on from an evil ex-boyfriend and a reckless, uncaring brother.
The chapters alternated between Drew and Shay which gave the listener a chance to become involved from both povs.
I am beginning to really, really like Debbie Macomber's books. They're not my usual type of romances -- historical or suspense driven, with big, rich alpha males. No, all the people in Macomber's books are people that you'd recognize from your own life.
Her themes of second chances and redemption really do your heart good and this novel is no different. At first, I was worried that since one of her characters was a Pastor that I would have to put up with a lot of preaching, but that wasn't the c ...more
Debbie Macomber’s books are a safe bet for me when I’m in the mood for feel-good, uplifting reads with a happy ending. Granted, her books sometimes seem like too all-rounded, too neat, too beautifully wrapped-up, and this book, Any Dream Will Do is no exception in that equation, yet it still hit me in the feels much stronger than I had anticipated and gave me a lot of emotions.
As usual, Debbie Macomber’s writing is clean, solid and emotionally evocative. In fact, well, I might be a bit partial t ...more
Debbie Macomber has done it again. This book is exactly what I needed to read right now. It has everything. There is betrayal, anger, forgiveness, family loss, unsuspecting emotions, friendship, loyalty, respect, acceptance, love, unsuspecting emotions, and second chances. There is also a Christian theme running throughout the story that is necessary to the storyline.
Shay Benson was a character that grew in leaps and bounds in this book. She went from a bitter, angry, knocked down woman to someo ...more