Thursday, January 23, 2014

All Who Dream

All Who Dream is a romantic thrill ride. I loved the entire story. The characters still haunt me. Even the side characters were a pleasure to read. I feel like I know them all so well. 

The story is multi-layered with lots to keep the reader's interest. The hero and heroine must learn essentially the same lesson, but their journeys are so vastly different and they come from completely different places, so the story seems to echo in harmonies. 

The romance was sweet . . . deep, pure, real . . . and clean.

The motivations for each character rang true on every side. I believed every thing in the story. I love NYC, so it was great fun to camp out there for most of this book. It's a fun read for writers especially, because of the book tour, the publishing company insights, and the general fun surrounding one character's mystery series.

PLUS! Deese writes poetry. Good poetry. It's almost reminiscent of Possession by AS Byatt - poetry written by a character embedded in the fiction. She also writes fictional scenes written by another character. 

The dialogue is witty. The interactions, funny and very realistic. I'm sure this story will stay with me for a long time - I hope you'll give this author a try. All Who Dream does not disappoint.

Here’s the back of the book blurb:

Struggling to rebuild her life after she was brutally attacked and left for dead six years ago, Angie leads a simple life: managing a florist shop, leading a weekly recovery group, and blogging about the joys and challenges of being a single mom.

But simple just became a lot more complicated.

When Angie’s blog goes viral, she’s caught in a whirlwind: signing with a publicist and heading to NYC for a book tour, where she meets brooding bachelor Jackson Ross. Though she is drawn to the mysterious CEO of Pinkerton Press, her instincts are as unreliable as her heart. She won’t fall victim to a man ever again.

Jackson is well-versed in the art of denial. His perfect facade has been nearly impenetrable—until now. When the details of Angie's past are targeted by scandal, Jackson urges her to confront her fear despite his refusal to do the same. But neither of them can move forward without first uncovering one vital truth...

That while some keep fighting to survive, all who dream will find the courage to live.

FYI: This book is the third in a series, but stands alone very well. I have not read the first two yet, but this one makes me want more. Don’t be afraid to start with book three.


  1. Great interview. All Who Dream sounds like an interesting book!

  2. Jenn, I have a friend here in Cary who recommended Nicole to me! I'll have to give this author a try :-)

    1. That's awesome! I met her at the last ACFW conference. What a talent she is-keeps me turing pages! Can't wait for her Christmas novellla which releases next year. Don't miss that one! :-)

  3. I love the cover. Haven't heard of this book before, but I'll have to check this one out.

  4. I love your review, Jennifer, and look forward to reading ALL WHO DREAM!

  5. Thanks for the great review, Jennifer. Sounds like a terrific page turner.

  6. All Who Dream sounds like a wonderful book. The review was great, Jennifer, and I look forward to reading this book.

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