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Set in Monterey, California, this first novel in the Dream trilogy features Margo Sullivan, the feisty and beautiful daughter of a wealthy family's housekeeper. She's been offered the same privileges as the Templeton children, but Margo resents handouts. She feels she has much to prove to herself, her surrogate family, and her mother. Margo dreams big--she wants wealth, fame, and success--but she doesn't want anyone else's help. Her plan is to go as far away from home as possible, so she starts with Hollywood and then moves on to Europe, where she finds fame as a supermodel. But when her world comes crashing down around her, Margo discovers that reaching out for help--especially to your family--can be just as challenging and rewarding as solving your problems on your own. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Roberts begins a smooth-talking trilogy about three friends who grew up together among the megawealthy Templeton family of hoteliers, on their beautiful estate in Big Sur: Laura Templeton, the sweet rich girl who is getting marrid as the story begins; Kate Powell, her down-to-earth orphaned cousin with a Harvard M.B.A.; and Margo Sullivan, the housekeeper's daughter and heroine of this first book. Margo (the Bella Donna Woman... "Beautiful, Confident. Dangerous.") returns to Big Sur after being swindled by her manager. She suffers a little, opens a boutique of her old designer clothes and tchotchkes, and marries gorgeous golden Josh, the Templeton scion who has always loved her and who plays a great game of tennis. Roberts who could seemingly write a formula romance in her sleep, adds brains, humor and sex, if not anything by way of plot innovations.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Daring to Dream is the first book in this must read series. I started it thinking I'd read a few short chapters before calling it the night...I was wrong... Read morePublished on April 2 2004 by Marha Sandford
I really enjoyed this book from the first page. Nora Roberts just makes you feel as though you know the characters so well. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2003
I really like the Characters in this book 3 girls raised as sisters Laura- Rich Girl parents own several hotels around the world. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2003 by C. E. Jacobs
I enjoyed this book very much. I am going to read the whole dream trilogy just so I can find out what happens to Josh and Margo. Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2002 by Lori
I LOVE Nora Roberts. Anything by her is great. Having said that, this trilogy is one of the better ones by her, I think. Read morePublished on Sept. 5 2001 by apoem
This is one of my favorite Nora Roberts trilogies. And Daring to Dream is a wonderful beginning.
Margo Sullivan, a supermodel, finds herself involved in a career damaging... Read more
I could easily put down this book as it lacked the thrill and excitement that most Nora Roberts books have. Read morePublished on April 2 2001 by S M
I could hardly belive this was written by the same person who wrote the Born In trilogy. Nora what happened. None of the main characters in these 3 books were sympathetic. Read morePublished on June 23 2000