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Product Details

  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Rose And Freedom Books (July 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956410154
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956410153
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,405,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Maria Savva lives and works in London. She studied Law at Middlesex University and The College of Law. She is a lawyer, although not currently practising law. She writes novels and short stories in different genres, including drama, psychological thriller, and family saga. Many of her books and stories are inspired by her years working as a lawyer, although she has not written a courtroom drama to date. She has published five novels, the most recent of which is Haunted, a crime fiction/psychological thriller. Far Away In Time is her sixth and most recent collection of short stories. You can find out more about her work at her official website: http://www.mariasavva.com

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It was definitely a page turner!
bkayek
After these dreams, the story unfolds in an unusual way, as we find out what the dreams mean and the impact that they have on Lynne's life.....and her future.
A. E. Thomas
There are many well developed characters who speak crisp dialogue in a straight forward manner that moves the story as relationships develop and disintegrate.
Charles D. Blanchard

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael Scott Miller on September 13, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
With compelling characters and a cleverly crafted story line, Maria Savva's The Dream is a highly enjoyable tale. It starts off a tad slow, but stay with it and you will be rewarded. Savva's protagonist, Lynne, comes through as authentic in her moods, emotions, and actions. We feel her frustration as she attempts to maintain a relationship gone cold and root for her as she attempts to unravel the mystery behind the man haunting her dreams. The story is unpredictable and presents enough twists to keep the reader guessing and intrigued. With one part romance, one part mystery, and a splash of paranormal to give it some kick, The Dream is an engaging and entertaining read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bkayek on September 4, 2011
Format: Paperback
One of the best books I have read recently!!! I found situations in the story which I and my close friends and family could relate to. It was definitely a page turner!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sandra Yuen MacKay on September 25, 2011
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Maria Savva's 'The Dream' is in essence a romance but with many twists and unsuspected turns. Lynne has a dream about a warning from a stranger. Who is this stranger? Is there any truth to the warning not to marry her fiancé Adam? Her relationship with him isn't premarital bliss and now she sits wondering if she loves him at all. Why is he so distant?

This book is enjoyable from beginning to end. The words flow as Savva explores every nook and cranny of Lynne's thoughts and emotions as strange events unfold. Her friend Sandra is her confidante, searching for her own love. Finding Mr. Right isn't a direct path for Lynne or Sandra but that seems to be their main goal in this tale. There is suspense and tension created by the relationships and conflicts between the characters. Mystery surrounds Lynne's situation whose world is turned upside down. I felt myself being pulled into the story as Lynne searches for answers and deals with disappointment, uncertainty and fear. Savva's characters are contemporary, believable, and described with sensitivity.

Sandra Yuen MacKay, author of Hell's Fire and My Schizophrenic Life
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Moran-Bishop on April 23, 2013
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Do dreams come true, can wishes be made real? When life falls apart for Lynne after not listening to her dreams, is there a way for her to change her life, make it turn around for the better? Are there do overs in life? Are some people meant to be together if society and wrong decisions don't get in the way?

Maria Savva has a knack for delivering a story that will both chill you on one level and leave you wondering about the nature of people and life on another.

So many times in our lives we proceed through to a goal that deep down we know is wrong. Not only do we not listen to ourselves, we don't listen to our dreams.

In Ms. Savva's book, The Dream, we discover aspects of relationships and people, we may not heretofore have seen or thought about. We are taken on a trek into both reality and imagination and left wondering whether they aren't more closely tied then we ever considered.

Are dreams only our imagination, do they tell us what our subconscious already knows or are they more? Can they be more? Is there extraordinary things in the universe that can happen to us if we are open and ask? These are questions that Lynne will discover.

Ms. Savva has taken on subject matter seldom defined, but many times imagined by many of us.

I highly recommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. G. Hughes on June 9, 2013
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Suddenly, eighteen days before her wedding, Lynne is having doubts about her relationship with Adam. They've been together for three years, but she is beginning to feel that she doesn't love him anymore.

Is it all because of her dreams?

You see, Lynne has been dreaming of a man who tells her that she's making a mistake; that if she goes through with her marriage, her soul mate will die. When she tells her best friend about her dreams and her changed feelings, Sandra assures her it's just cold feet - pre-wedding jitters. So, Lynne goes through with the wedding.

And her life goes from bad to worse. Until, one day, she finds herself following Adam and catches him kissing someone else. Devastated, she cries herself to sleep and the man in her dreams takes her back to before Adam's proposal.

With the knowledge of what had happened, can Lynne change her future? Is her life fated to end the same way? Or is it all a dream?

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There is a lot happening in this book - romance, mystery, and just a touch of the supernatural. A great combination, in my opinion.

The beginning is a little slow and repetitive. Lynne's emotional turmoil is addressed, over and over, until you want to slap her. But, then, everything changes and you have to wonder if the stress is what caused the dreams. Or if the dreams were the catalyst for the change.

It's a fascinating premise, with Lynne running around trying to make better choices with her second chance. Some things are different and some seem to be fated. The guy from her past is just scary creepy. And his mother ... wow!

I have to say, it felt as though the ending was a bit rushed, given all the time we'd spent with Lynne and her problems in the beginning.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. E. Thomas on May 15, 2013
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"The Dream" by Maria Savva is a very good read in my opinion. It tells the story of Lynne, a young woman due to be married to her boyfriend, Adam. After one failed long-term romance, she is hoping that her future will be filled with happiness as Adam's wife. However, she has had some misgivings for a while - sometimes Adam is very distant - and then the dreams begin.

After these dreams, the story unfolds in an unusual way, as we find out what the dreams mean and the impact that they have on Lynne's life.....and her future.

This book worked for me on several levels. I loved the paranormal aspect of the novel, but also felt that there was a down-to-earth message within its pages. That message concerns the need for honesty towards oneself and within relationships. So much harm and unhappiness can be caused by lack of self-acceptance and dishonesty about oneself, clearly illustrated in Lynne and Adam's relationship.

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel by indie author, Maria Savva, and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys stories about relationships, with an unusual twist.
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