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Beautiful Dreamer Paperback – July 16, 2019
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Melissa is married and working really hard at remembering to do the dishes. For personal enjoyment, she spends time with her Jack Russell terriers and checks out the NYC theater scene as often as possible. She considers herself a reluctant patron of spin class, but would much rather be sipping merlot and staring off into space. Bring her coffee, wine, or doughnuts and you'll have a friend for life. www.melissabrayden.com
- Item Weight : 8.8 ounces
- Paperback : 266 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1635553059
- ISBN-13 : 978-1635553055
- Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.4 inches
- Publisher : Bold Strokes Books (July 16, 2019)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #734,710 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I just loved Elizabeth Draper and her quirky personality. The love story that developed between her and Devyn gave me all the feels with the cuteness and the angst, the vulnerability and the heartbreak but most of all, the love. This one will definitely be re-read many times.
Beautiful Dreamer by Melissa Brayden is indeed a wonderful story.
If you are a Brayden fan pro (as I proudly think myself to be) this story surely reminds you How Sweet It Is (that I have read 5... no 6 times now) and Strawberry Summer, for the quaint village theme and the lady who comes back and wrecks the heart of the home town sweetheart.
But Dreamer is more lighthearted than Strawberry and it's more intense than How Sweet.
For those who don't know this author: pretty everyone agrees that Melissa Brayden is a genius of humorous banter. She also has the ability to take light situations and render them delightful to read, a master romance writer by definition. She has an enchanting way to draw her characters, so that you can't help but loving them. But she also has shrewd insight for difficult feelings, repressed items that resurface from the past and from deep inside and must be brought back in the open and dealt with to go on with life. In this sense, Beautiful Dreamer is one of the most distinctive of her works, but it is also more definite and rythmical, more sensible, as she is continuously growing more skillful as an author.
Give this book a try, it's funny and sweet and touching and it's really worth it.
Brayden's characters appear to be similar in that when they come back together in the end, they seem to just blurt out that they love each other (like in Strawberry Summer, too). Not terrible but I was just hoping for more originality in the ending. Overall, I really liked this book and all of its characters.
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Devyn is called home after a family emergency, ripping her from her high powered, busy business life in Philadelphia. She hasn’t lived in Dreamer’s Bay for so long she is suffocated being back in such a slow, sleepy place in comparison to the city but her sister needs her. Upon arrival she is met by Elizabeth, gem of the town, and an old acquaintance she barely remembers from their high school days. Despite Devyn’s behaviour, Elizabeth is always on hand, lending support, helping out where she can and breaking down Devyn’s walls until she just can’t help but admit she is attracted to her. When Devyn is faced with the decision of staying or returning to her life in the city, Elizabeth is heartbroken, but Devyn is conflicted. She makes a choice but instantly questions if it was the right one.
This was such a beautiful story, emotional in so many ways. The characters really made it something special. Elizabeth alone is a character you will instantly be charmed by. She is admirable and person I think most would aspire to be, beautiful inside and out, and just a good person who unfortunately gets hurt, and yet still takes care of everyone else before she looks after herself. Elizabeth is who I fell in love with. I had such a connection her, loved what she stood for, her interactions – just everything. Then we threw in Devyn and although I adored her, she is also someone to aspire to, but she has her priorities all wrong and has to learn some things are more important in life.
I totally adored everything this story stood for. Community, love, understanding, selflessness. It was truly beautiful and had me crying more than once. Elizabeth was just someone relatable and her character just made this story for me. If you love romance then this for you. Romance doesn’t get any better than the cute moments woven into this story by the talented Melissa Brayden. I highly recommend this. If you want to fall in love with the story you are reading, but get all emotional at the same time, Devyn and Elizabeth’s story is for you!