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Dreamland

By: Nicholas Sparks
Narrated by: Austin Nichols,Therese Plummer
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Summary

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wish comes a poignant love story about risking everything for a dream—and whether it's possible to leave the past behind.

Fate drew them together...but will their dreams tear them apart?

Colby Mills once felt destined for a musical career, but tragedy grounded his dreams. Now the dust has settled, he spontaneously takes a gig playing at a bar in Florida, seeking a rare break from his duties at home.

But when he meets Morgan Lee, his world is turned upside-down, and Colby can't help but wonder if the responsibilities he has shouldered need dictate his life forever. Morgan is on her way to Nashville with plans to become a star and she wants Colby to come with her.

While they are falling headlong in love, Beverly is on a heart-pounding journey of another kind. Fleeing an abusive husband with her six-year-old son, she is trying to piece together a new life in a small town far off the beaten track. Danger is never far and her money is fast running out.

In the course of a single unforgettable week, three very different people will have their own ideas of love put to the test. As fate draws them together, they will each be forced to question whether the dream of a better life can ever overcome the weight of the past.

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Partiality disappointed with ending


This book follows two plots and I knew that at some point they would merge….but I had to wait until quite near the end.
I was totally invested in Beverly’s story so beautifully told by Therese Plummer, so felt very let down by the way it evolved at the end. ( docking one star because of this)
Coby’s story came to a more enjoyable ending.

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loved it

took me a while to realise what was going on but it was good, soul making

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Interesting

This was a different direction for Sparks. At first I was irritated by some of its repetitiveness but once you get it, you get it. As a writer, he tells the readers rather than showing them which I don’t like but overall it was a good story cleverly told.

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Wonderful ending to the book!

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I thought the ending of this book was brilliant. It was so well rounded and I feel nothing was left to spare and no unanswered questions left. The characters were alright. And I thought the description of the scenes were brilliant very easy to imagine.

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I found the change between 2 stories wrapped up in one very confusing and I didnt really enjoy that aspect at all, despite it making sense in the end. The characters could have been a little more creative. I would have liked to feel more linked to the characters. I felt it didn't quite get all my emotions firing.

All in all a good read but I wasn't jumping to the book whenever I had time to spare !

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A good book

At first I was confused as to why there were two storylines to follow as they didn't seem to relate to each other in any way. I found myself more drawn to Beverlys story as Colby's was a little "pretty" for me. I knew the stories had to merge at some point and I was happily surprised when they did. I deducted a star because I feel like I maybe would have liked a little more from the merged story, it felt rushed, especially as the merge didn't come until near the end..