Dreamland - Nicholas Sparks

Dreamland

By Nicholas Sparks

  • Release Date: 2022-09-20
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4
4
From 238 Ratings

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Wish comes a poignant love story about risking everything for a dream—and whether it’s possible to leave the past behind.
 
Colby Mills once felt destined for a musical career, until tragedy grounded his aspirations. Now the head of a small family farm in North Carolina, he spontaneously takes a gig playing at a bar in St. Pete Beach, Florida, seeking a rare break from his duties at home.
 
But when he meets Morgan Lee, his world is turned upside-down, making him wonder if the responsibilities he has shouldered need dictate his life forever. The daughter of affluent Chicago doctors, Morgan has graduated from a prestigious college music program with the ambition to move to Nashville and become a star. Romantically and musically, she and Colby complete each other in a way that neither has ever known.
 
While they are falling headlong in love, Beverly is on a heart-pounding journey of another kind. Fleeing an abusive husband with her six-year-old son, she is trying to piece together a life for them in a small town far off the beaten track. With money running out and danger seemingly around every corner, she makes a desperate decision that will rewrite everything she knows to be true.
 
In the course of a single unforgettable week, two young people will navigate the exhilarating heights and heartbreak of first love. Hundreds of miles away, Beverly will put her love for her young son to the test. And fate will draw all three people together in a web of life-altering connections . . . forcing each to wonder whether the dream of a better life can ever survive the weight of the past.

Reviews

  • Whoa!

    5
    By Something nice
    I sure wasn’t expecting that!
  • Not my favorite

    2
    By kodikriatina
    I could not get into this - the audio book was so hard to follow. I’ll be passing on the remainder of this book.
  • Could you put this one down.

    5
    By Lady Di in Kentucky
    Was a bit surprised by this book. It was amazing as are all of Nicholas Spark’s books. I loved the new twist and turns. Excellent read.
  • Not my favorite work from Sparks

    3
    By Lauren B in WV
    For the first time ever, I was not “wowed” by a Nicholas Sparks book. I struggled to connect to any of the main characters - Beverly, Colby or Morgan. It may be because I am so much older than they are written & don’t relate to the TikTok generation well. The story just seemed to drag for me & I felt the romance between Colby & Morgan fell flat - it lacked the magic of a typical Sparks couple. I also felt the end was rushed, once Colby landed back home. Morgan was all of a sudden famous & they split up & were back together in a matter of pages. Overall, I felt “Dreamland” really lacked depth & the characters were shallow. Not my favorite Nicholas Sparks novel.
  • A Page Turner!

    5
    By akbaird
    A book that will blow you away because you won’t see anything coming! Absolutely loved this book! This book has two story lines: Colby Mills hasn’t always had an easy life, raised by his aunt and uncle in Eastern, NC. He had to put his goals aside when his uncle died of a massive heart attack. He had to step up and take over running the family farm. Colby had been in a band, but now just played occasionally for local parties. Colby was playing at a party when the booker of a bar from St. Petersburg, Florida was there and asked if he would come down to play for 2 weeks. He agreed, since he hadn’t taken a vacation and needed one badly. Will this give him the push he needs to pursue his music career? Beverly is living with an abusive husband who not only physically hurts her, but also causes harm to her son. She knows she has to leave and takes the opportunity one night. Her husband works for the Department of Homeland Security, so is well connected to law enforcement. Will she be able to hide from her husband and keep her son safe? A highly emotional book that will keep you guessing until everything is revealed. This book will give you a book hangover and have you thinking about it long after it’s done. Definitely a must read for your TBR list!

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