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Dreams Don't Wait (Contemporary romance) [Kindle Edition]

EC Sheedy
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Book Description

...will he?

Evan North finally catches a break, free rent on a small cabin in exchange for being a part-time nanny. She can't believe her luck. Not only will she have a comfortable home for her and her son, Cal, she'll have the chance to save the necessary money for his school fund, and put herself to within a heartbeat of realizing her own long-held dreams.

Dreams put on hold while she raised her son.

Dreams she wears like armor against the seductive appeal of her new employer.

Linc Stewart, until now a globe-trotting architect, wants to settle down with his young daughter Jenny and provide her a more stable home life with no complications. But when he becomes attracted to Evan, things get complicated to the max—in ways a man accustomed to getting what he wants doesn't begin to understand.

Turns out Evan's fiercely held dreams don't include lovers, cookies, picket fences, family sedans—or temptingly attractive men like Linc.

Linc, now with a dream of his own, sets out to convince her otherwise.


(Dreams Don't Wait was previously print published.)

When Dreams Don't Wait was first released, it won the Coeur Du Bois, Heart of Romance Readers Choice Award. I sincerely hope this updated and refreshed version will serve readers equally as well. This book is a standalone romance novel and is not part of any series.

Product Details

  • File Size: 559 KB
  • Print Length: 183 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: EC Sheedy; 2nd edition edition (December 20, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AR5URC4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,385 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreams Don't Wait - Another Romance Find by E.C. Sheedy December 26, 2012
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I have excitedly waited for news on Dreams Don't Wait by E.C. Sheedy to hit the e-pub market. Having read several of her works, I saw a teaser chapter at the end of another of her books and with my interest highly peaked, I found it was an older work not yet available for my kindle. After some rewarding emails with a quite responsive author, I was pleased to have a great read for my Christmas holiday. This romance lead me into the lives of Evan North, a single young mother, and her teenage son, Cal. As Evan struggles to provide the love and direction her son needs, she has put her own life and dream on the back burner. Now with college knocking at Cal's door, Evan can almost feel the possibility for her own dreams with her reach. When the opportunity for better living accommodations rent-free in exchange for some evening child care is dangled in front of Evan, she jumps at the chance and right into the arms of a very tempting Linc Stewart. Linc's adorable spoiled daughter, Jenny Stewart wins both Evan and Cal's hearts in short order but Evan sees Jenny and Linc as obstacles that could derail her hopes and dreams and is determined to keep both at 'arms length'.

The roller coaster of emotions as Evan and Cal become emotionally attached to Linc and his daughter Jenny is full of up and downs. Dreams Don't Wait was a fun and unexpected journey that doesn't disappoint. Well edited and a must read on my book suggestions list.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreams ~ Don't Wait to Make them Come True July 13, 2013
By Jo
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I borrowed my daughter's Kindle to read this story, while she read one of the stories on my Kindle. I really enjoyed Dreams Don't Wait because I think that life without our Dreams would be pretty dull. I enjoyed the story because the characters kept family values at the top of their priorities, where they should be. I would like to read other stories by this author.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book March 17, 2013
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I read this book from beginning to end without stopping. I couldn't make myself put it down. If you read it, and I think you should, I hope you like it as much as I did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dreams don't wait. September 25, 2013
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This book is truly inspirational, Evan had her son Cal at 14, she got kicked out of her home and was use to putting her dreams on hold until her son was taken care of. Then she planned on doing all the things she never got to do, college and travel, well her son is off to college and to pay for it she takes the offer to live in her friends bother Lincoln's cabin and help watch his daughter occasionally for free rent. Neither one expected to fall in love, but can they put their dreams off again for true love. You'll love this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good, I liked it March 13, 2013
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I really enjoyed this story. Single mother of 16 yr. old son goes to work for a rich architect with a 5 yr. old daughter as a part time nanny. The heroine is a good strong woman with a spine!!! I get so put out with whiney, spinless women that always have to have their way and the hero bows to their every wish. Not so with this one. Good, strong hero as well. The heroine has had some rough times raising a son on her own and he is about to go off to college and her life will become all about her and what she wants to do. But things may get in the way of that. Really good story. I enjoyed it and highly recommend it if you like a good love story. No bad guys or violence, just two characters working through issues to get a HEA.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming, easy reading romance May 21, 2014
By Becky
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Evan North had her son Cal when she was 14. She has sacrificed and worked hard to give her and Cal a decent life after she throw out of the house when first pregnant. She has put her wants and needs on hold for all of these years, until Cal begins college. Then Evan is going to pursue her dreams and goals. When she gets the opportunity to live in a cabin of her co-workers brother and work part time to care of his daughter, she jumps at the chance. She can live there free and save up the money from both jobs for Cal's college. Linc Stuart is an abrasive, temperamental, rich, stubborn and very handsome man. The two of them are like opposite polar fields. They immediately have different opions on Linc's spoiled daughter Jenny and how best to care for her. The two main characters are very much set in thier ways, but Linc is the first to break. This was a sweet, easy reading romance novel. I have always enjoyed E C Sheedy's work. The only negative would be is that I felt it got to drawn out with of character Evan. She still seemed immature for a man like Linc in many ways. But I did enjoy the book very much.
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5.0 out of 5 stars living for your dream January 14, 2015
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Dream's Don't Wait by EC Sheedy was another captivating love story! Dreams are what get us through some of the rough times in our lives, but sometimes the dream can be mixed with a reality that can only make it better. I highly recommend this to all. A week ago I found Ms Sheedy and I'm very glad I did. This is my 5th book of her's in the week and can't wait to read another! Thank you for the great escapes!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Romance June 24, 2013
By Cindie
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Having been a single mother I really related to Evan. Like her unusual name, Evan is different from most single mom's. She started out as a child mom. My heart was really touched and pulling for the love interest to win over her heart, climb her walls, and win the day. It was an excellent read but having read EC Sheedy's other story "California Man", I knew I would not be disappointed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Storytelling
This story was absolutely wonderful. I enjoyed how the author developed all of characters, especially the hero and heroin of this story. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Well, do dreams wait? Great book, fun read
I loved this book - the struggles that the single mother went through are realistic - wonderful build of characters and relationships - love all the books by this author
Published 9 months ago by TheBossLady
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good
I've had this book in my tbr folder for a few months and I'm not sure why I didn't get around to it before. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Sandy Milan
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read- I highly recommend this book
The main character, Evan, had her future all planned out after her son got into college. She was a single mom, who was very focused on her dream of finally being "free" and... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Marlou
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreams Don't Wait
Dreams Don't Wait is set in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Victoria, BC, Canada. The story is about a single mother, Evan that has raised a son, Cal on her own. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Jane Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it!
What's great read! The idyllic and beautiful backgrounds are the best companions to this beautiful story. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Loren C
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Story
Evan is a single mother, she meets Linc when he offers free rent in exchange for looking after his daughter. Read more
Published on April 19, 2013 by naynay27
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More About the Author

I live and write on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. With the ocean a few steps from my door and Zuke, a 110 pound Rhodesian Ridgeback, sleeping on the sofa in my office, I consider myself one very lucky writer. But I have to say that my real luck is being married to Tim, my first and final husband.

I write both contemporary romance and romantic suspense, the latter because sometimes a nasty and conniving villain pops into my head and I just have to get him out.

I blog occasionally, along with some writer friends, on the Pen Warriors blog, and I noodle around on Twitter, never quite knowing why.

I have a Website with most of my books listed, although I have been known to be late with my updates. :-( But if you visit my site there's some great photos showing the views from my office window--and, of course, a sleeping Ridgeback.

I love to hear from readers and can be emailed through my website or

I do hope you'll try some of my books, and that if you do, they'll give you a few pleasurable hours.


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