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The Dream Paperback – July 13, 2011
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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
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?
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.Read more ›
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I absolutely LOVED this book and thoroughly enjoyed the whole idea of the story. This isn’t your usual romance novel as there are lots of unusual twists and turns which will keep... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Orchard Book Club
The characters were like watered down tea, and the plot was only loosely tied to a dream. I made myself read the entire book, hoping for some breakthrough redeeming qualities but I... Read morePublished on August 13, 2013 by Sharon E. Lamson
Lynn and Adam have been together for Three years. But Lynn keeps having dreams that warn her not to marry Adam, its a big mistake. Read morePublished on May 6, 2013 by lady g
We meet Lynne, the main character in Maria Savva's latest novel, The Dream. Lynne is in love with Adam and they have planned to marry. Something is wrong in the relationship. Read morePublished on December 20, 2011 by Charles D. Blanchard
The Dream by Maria Savva was original but chaotic. This novel was all over the place. It was intriguing and suspenseful, but also confusing and choppy. Read morePublished on November 21, 2011 by READING, EATING & DREAMING
I was intrigued from the start of this story, as it began with a delicious mystery, which continued to develop and then unfold with pleasing affect. Read morePublished on September 26, 2011 by Julie Elizabeth Powell