Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber
It’s never too late to start again. Two unlikely friends find the strength in each other to overcome their painful pasts.
Shay Benson adored her younger brother. She did all she could to keep Caden on the straight and narrow. But one day her best intentions got Shay into the worst trouble of her life. By protecting Caden, Shay sacrificed herself.
Drew Douglas adored his wife. But since losing Katie, all he could do was focus on their two beautiful children; everything else came a distant second.
Shay and Drew are each in need a fresh start, and when they meet by chance it’s an unexpected blessing for them both. Drew helps Shay to get back on her feet, and she reignites his sense of purpose.
But when a devastating secret is uncovered, Shay and Drew’s new lives are threatened. It will take all of their strength, faith and trust to protect the bright future they dream of.
Any Dream Will Do is a warm, engaging read by Debbie Macomber. The characters were interesting and the storyline kept my attention gripped. For anyone who believes that there is no such thing as a second chance, read Shay and Drew’s story. Two people from extreme opposite ways of life meet and show each other that there is always hope and that people’s lives can be changed when they least expect it.
I loved the little girl, Sarah and how she just said what she thought. It was a great contrast to Shay and Drew, who tiptoed around sensitive subjects, she really brought the couple together and the children were an important part of the relationship.
I also enjoyed how the narration changed with each chapter from the point of view of both main characters, it gave an interesting insight into what both the characters were thinking.
About the Author
Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Thirteen of these novels hit the number one spot.
In 2017, Macomber’s all-new hardcover publications include If Not for You (March), Any Dream Will Do (August), and Merry and Bright (October). In addition to fiction, Macomber has also published two bestselling cookbooks, an adult coloring book, numerous inspirational and nonfiction works, and two acclaimed children’s books.
Celebrated as “the official storyteller of Christmas”, Macomber’s annual Christmas books are beloved and five have been crafted into original Hallmark Channel movies. Macomber is also the author of the bestselling Cedar Cove Series which the Hallmark Channel chose as the basis for its first dramatic scripted television series. Debuting in 2013, Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove was a ratings favorite for three seasons.
Macomber owns The Grey House Café, which also features a gift shop and a Hallmark Gold Crown store inside. It is located in the Village Square campus, which also serves as Debbie’s corporate headquarters.
She serves on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, is a YFC National Ambassador, and is World Vision’s international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative. A devoted grandmother, Debbie and Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington, the town which inspired the Cedar Cove series.
‘[Debbie’s] books have a warm, cosy feel to them and she has a knack of creating characters who you genuinely care about’ Bookaholic Confessions
‘Joyous and inspiring’ Cosy Books Blog
‘This is perfect holiday reading from a master of romantic women’s fiction’ CultureFly
‘A romance novel that you can really get your teeth into. Engaging characters and a brilliant story.’ Frost Magazine