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Holding the dream / Nora Roberts.

By: Roberts, Nora.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Roberts, Nora. Dream trilogy: ; Roberts, Nora. Dream trilogy: 2.; Dream Trilogy : book 2: ; Dream trilogy: Publisher: London : Signet Books, 1997Description: 356 pages ; 18 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0451189612; 0515120006; 9780749938659.Subject(s): Professional ethics -- Fiction | Life change events -- Fiction | Monterey (Calif.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Romance fiction.
Contents:
Surrounded by the sweeping cliffs and beauty of Big Sur, California, Kate Powell treasures her life at Templeton Houseand the family who raised her like one of their own. Although Kate lacks Margo's beauty and Laura's elegance, she knows she has something they would never possess - a shrewd head for business. Driven by ambition, Kate measures her life's success with each soaring promotion. But now faced with accusations of professional impropriety, Kate feels that she has lost everything she's worked so hard for. Which is when Byron DeWitt walks into her life and Kate is forced to reevaluate exactly what it is she's fighting for.
Summary: "Ever since the death of her parents, Kate Powell has felt the need to prove herself to the aunt and uncle who raised her. But Kate's world tilts on its axis when a former family friend reveals that Kate's father had been accused of embezzlement at the time of his death. Kate is horrified to discover that her aunt and uncle paid her father's debts. Not knowing how to discuss her findings, she internalises her pain. And when she herself is wrongly accused of fraud, the usually strong Kate withdraws and refuses to fight the charges... Hotel expert Byron De Witt... realises that Kate's problems are making her ill. Though Kate is nothing like the women Byron usually finds attractive, something about her gets to him and he's determined to help Kate to open up, rediscover herself and fight to clear her name."--Publisher description.
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In the second novel of the Dream Trilogy, Nora Roberts continues the story of three women who shared a home and a childhood--but grew to fulfill their own unique destinies...
Surrounded by the sweeping cliffs and beauty of Big Sur, Kate Powell treasured her life at Templeton House...and the family who raised her like one of their own. Although Kate lacked Margo's beauty and Laura's elegance, she knew she had something they would never possess--a shrewd head for business. Driven by ambition, Kate measured her life's success with each soaring promotion. But now faced with professional impropriety, Kate is forced to look deep within herself--only to find something missing in her life...and in her heart.

Sequel to: Daring to dream.

Surrounded by the sweeping cliffs and beauty of Big Sur, California, Kate Powell treasures her life at Templeton Houseand the family who raised her like one of their own. Although Kate lacks Margo's beauty and Laura's elegance, she knows she has something they would never possess - a shrewd head for business. Driven by ambition, Kate measures her life's success with each soaring promotion. But now faced with accusations of professional impropriety, Kate feels that she has lost everything she's worked so hard for. Which is when Byron DeWitt walks into her life and Kate is forced to reevaluate exactly what it is she's fighting for.

"Ever since the death of her parents, Kate Powell has felt the need to prove herself to the aunt and uncle who raised her. But Kate's world tilts on its axis when a former family friend reveals that Kate's father had been accused of embezzlement at the time of his death. Kate is horrified to discover that her aunt and uncle paid her father's debts. Not knowing how to discuss her findings, she internalises her pain. And when she herself is wrongly accused of fraud, the usually strong Kate withdraws and refuses to fight the charges... Hotel expert Byron De Witt... realises that Kate's problems are making her ill. Though Kate is nothing like the women Byron usually finds attractive, something about her gets to him and he's determined to help Kate to open up, rediscover herself and fight to clear her name."--Publisher description.

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Library Journal Review

This romance portrays protagonist Kate Powell as she goes from riches to rags to riches again. Along the way she finds love‘of course‘but must decide between business and passion. Roberts is always a crowd pleaser. Severn House titles can be purchased at a discount at 800-830-3044. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

Roberts continues her three-part saga of the Templeton Hotel dynasty with the story of Kate Powell, the serious, pragmatic, adopted cousin of the Templeton heirs, Josh and Laura. Margo Sullivan, the housekeeper's daughter and heroine of Daring to Dream, is now blissfully wedded to Josh and expecting their first child; Laura has divorced her cheating husband and is struggling to raise her two daughters; and Kate learns that she has been accused of embezzling funds from her clients' accounts. Byron De Witt, who replaced Laura's ex-husband at Templeton's helm, offers Kate emotional and physical support and ends up falling like a rock as he joins forces with the Templeton clan to clear her name. Much of this second installment recounts events of the first book and paves the way for the last, but Roberts manages to glue them all together with witty narrative, sassy dialogue and the savoir-faire that readers have come to expect from her. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved