Any Dream Will Do

Any Dream Will Do

by Debbie Macomber

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Overview

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Debbie Macomber returns with a powerful standalone novel about a woman forced to start her life anew, embarking on the most courageous journey of all—to a place where she learns what love and trust really mean.
 
Shay Benson adored her younger brother, Caden, and that got her into trouble. When he owed money, Shay realized she would do anything to help him avoid the men who were threatening him, and she crossed lines she never should have crossed. Now, determined to start fresh, she finds herself in search of a place to stay and wanders into a church to escape from the cold.
 
Pastor Drew Douglas adored his wife. But when he lost her, it was all he could do to focus on his two beautiful kids, and his flock came in a distant third. Now, as he too is thinking about a fresh start, he walks through his sanctuary and finds Shay sitting in a pew.
 
The pair strike up a friendship—Drew helps Shay get back on her feet, and she reignites his sense of purpose—that, over time, turns into something deeper, something soulful, spiritual, and possibly romantic. Even Drew’s two children are taken with this woman who has brought light back into their lives. Perhaps most important, Shay learns to trust again as she, in turn, proves herself trustworthy to her adopted community.
 
But Caden’s return to town and a disastrous secret threaten to undo the life Shay has tried so hard to rebuild. It will take the utmost courage and faith if she and Drew hope to find healing and open their hearts to a brighter future.

Praise for Any Dream Will Do 

“Emotional, romantic and inspirational, the latest novel from romance maven Macomber is a must read! . . . Shay’s journey is one of courage, and there’s something in her story for every reader.”RT Book Reviews
 
Any Dream Will Do is . . . so realistic, it’s hard to believe it’s fiction through the end. Even then, it’s hard to say goodbye to these characters. This standalone novel will make you hope it becomes a Hallmark movie, or gets a sequel. It’s an inspiring, hard-to-put-down tale. . . . You need to read it.”The Free-Lance Star
 
Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber is a study in human tolerance and friendship. Macomber masterfully shows how all people have value.”—Fresh Fiction
 
“Macomber never disappoints. The message is uplifting and inspirational. Fans of Christian fiction or crossover works with a positive message will enjoy this book.”Library Journal

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

07/03/2017
Venerable romance author Macomber’s latest inspirational novel suffers from uninspired, generic plotting. The paint-by-numbers narrative, set in Seattle, is divided between Shay Benson, whose embezzlement on her brother’s behalf sent her to prison for three years, and pastor Drew Douglas, a widowed father of two. Shay’s struggle to start afresh is the perfect counterpoint for the minister’s crisis of faith. They become friends and a romantic connection blossoms, but some in the church have questions about her trustworthiness and, by extension, his judgment. Bad actors begin reappearing in Shay’s life, perfectly timed to threaten her acceptance and exaggerated by a promise she is determined to keep. Macomber’s heavy hand in this area turns her steadfast young heroine into a victim, which only adds to the plot’s hackneyed qualities. Agent: Theresa Park, Park Literary & Media. (Aug.)

From the Publisher

Emotional, romantic and inspirational, the latest novel from romance maven Macomber is a must read! . . . Shay’s journey is one of courage, and there’s something in her story for every reader.”RT Book Reviews
 
Any Dream Will Do is . . . so realistic, it’s hard to believe it’s fiction through the end. Even then, it’s hard to say goodbye to these characters. This standalone novel will make you hope it becomes a Hallmark movie, or gets a sequel. It’s an inspiring, hard-to-put-down tale. . . . You need to read it.”The Free-Lance Star
 
Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber is a study in human tolerance and friendship. Macomber masterfully shows how all people have value.”—Fresh Fiction
 
“Macomber never disappoints. The message is uplifting and inspirational. Fans of Christian fiction or crossover works with a positive message will enjoy this book.”Library Journal
 
“Debbie Macomber creates a delightful story all about second chances, love, friendship and family. . . . [an] amazing read.”—Lovely Loveday
 
“A beautiful story of faith, love, acceptance, forgiveness and second chances . . . Any Dream Will Do is a solid read with complex characters and a believable storyline.”—Buried Under Romance

Library Journal

08/01/2017
When Shay Benson leaves prison, her prospects are bleak. She sits in the back pew of a church wondering where God is and how she can move forward. In front of the church, on his knees, Pastor Drew Douglas is begging God for the clouds to lift. After the death of his wife, his two children and his congregation seem lost. Shay may be the answer to his prayers but it could be difficult with two people who have suffered so much loss. Drew introduces Shay to Hope Center, a place where she can get a fresh start. In turn, Drew reconnects with a friend who sets him on a course of healing that includes a relationship with Shay. But Shay has unfinished business with a dangerous former boyfriend and a wayward brother with his own problems. She struggles to get free of the old haunts that still threaten her happiness, and she and Drew work to build a future together. VERDICT Macomber never disappoints, and while this book is more spiritual in nature than her other titles, the message is uplifting and inspirational. Fans of Christian fiction or crossover works with a positive message will enjoy this book. [See Prepub Alert, 2/27/17.]—Jane Blue, Andrews P.L., NC

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594900177
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/08/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 5,012
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)

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