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Beautiful Dreamer

Written by: Melissa Brayden
Narrated by: Melissa Sternenberg
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Who says you can’t go home again?

Philadelphia real estate broker Devyn Winters is at the peak of her career, closing multi-million dollar deals and relishing it. She’s pretty much blocked out her formative years in Dreamer’s Bay, where the most exciting thing to happen was the twice a year bake sale. Unfortunately, a distress call hauls her back home and away from the life she’s constructed. Now the question is just how long until she can leave again? And when did boring Elizabeth Draper get so beautiful?

Elizabeth Draper loves people, free time, and a good cup of coffee in the warm sunlight. In the quaint town of Dreamer’s Bay, she’s the only employee of "On the Spot", an odd jobs company. She remembers Devyn Winters as shallow in high school, but now everything about Devyn makes her lose focus. Though her brain knows Devyn is only home temporarily, her heart didn’t seem to get the memo.

©2019 Melissa Brayden (P)2019 Bold Strokes Books Inc

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The Melissa's Rock!

I haven't read or listen to a book by Melissa Brayden that I didn't like. Always fantastic and this book is no exception.

Melissa Sternenberg is always a delight to listen to!!

Keep them coming ladies!!

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Beautiful Story

Melissa hit it out of the Book Park on this one. Excellent as usual with her.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-07-15

Wonderful book by my fav author and least fav narrator.

If you see this Ms. Brayden, this is a fantastic book. Please bring back Felicity Munroe.

This is a classic Melissa Brayden story. It ranks up there with Sweeter than Chocolate, Just Three Words, and, Waiting in the Wings, in my opinion. I thought it was going to be predictable a few times, but I was pleasantly surprised along the way. It’s similar to Sweeter than Chocolate, with the two leading ladies very similar to Jordan and Molly, but different story all together.

My thoughts on Melissa Sternenburg... she has this terrible tendency to make one of her characters sound like a young girl. Elizabeth sounds better then her rendition of Hadley Cooper (I couldn’t listen to the 4th Seven Shores book due to this), but still. It’s hard to get fully taken away by the story when one of the MCs sounds like she’s 11. I wholly miss Ms. Munroe and her voice for characters like Jessica and Hope from the SOHO Series 😏.

If you love Brayden like I do, this story is adorable.

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  • flora ramey
  • 2019-07-26

I didn't miss the awkward shunning of the couple.

I enjoyed this book. I was prepared for cruelty directed at the main characters and when I finally accepted that wasn't going to happen I was pleased. listening and reading through a new prism.

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  • Sondra A., Cobb
  • 2019-07-26

Loved it!

Great story with a super sweet ending. my only issue is the narrator's high pitched voice. I've heard this narrator several times by now and it reminds me of the Chippettes and that takes away from the story for me... silly complaint. loved both main characters and really enjoyed the book.

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  • Taylor Hofbauer
  • 2019-08-17

I love it!

The Melissa & Melissa team strikes again! It's a legitimate crime that this book isn't longer, it was over far too soon. The characters are wonderful, I never cease to be amazed by how Melissa Brayden fills these stories with real people, it's honestly nearly ominous to contemplate. Melissa Sternenberg's voice acting talent only improves with each book she's involved with and her consistent appearances in Melissa Brayden's books has been an absolute treasure since the Soho Loft series and probably even a few books before that I'm neglecting to mention on account of it having been far too long since I've listened to them. I have nothing but praise for this book and eager anticipation for the next one.

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  • TeeJaiP
  • 2019-08-04

Love this story!

Loved the story and the narrator. I LOVED this story!!! LOVED LOVED LOVED!!! Great job to both Melissas!

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  • Jo E. Meyertons
  • 2019-07-29

Sweet story

I like the story and how the uptight main character is wooed by the gentle sweetness of the of other main character. It's got a lot of charm, so I enjoyed it. I had to cringe when one of the characters pulls a nasty stunt to get the uptight character to do something - anybody who has ever experienced a family crisis would know that's pretty unforgivable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-07-28

I loved everything about this book!

I truly loved everything about this book. Sweet love story with likable leading characters. I appreciated that they weren’t enemies or adversaries. The supporting characters added to the story versus distracting from it. If you want a sweet love story with all of the good stuff and terrific narration you will thoroughly enjoy listening to this story. Melissa Brayden does it again!

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  • Sheeks
  • 2019-07-18

I love all Melissa Brayden books

but this one was just okay. I don't enjoy the narrator much but like her well enough to listen. love the ending. wished for more lightning bugs.