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Beautiful Dreamer

Written by: Melissa Brayden
Narrated by: Melissa Sternenberg
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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
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: LGBTQ2S+

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cute love story

I loved this book. It was cute and sweet, with just the right amount of conflict.

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Couldn’t finish - audiobook version was brutal

Have read Melissa Brayden books before and they were good but I could not get past the narrator on this. Was like nails on a chalk board.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Megan Tseng
  • 2020-01-22

story ruined by the narater

drawn by the high rating on goodread. I tried very hard to listen but the narater is not doing her job well by distinguished characters.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-11-03

Decent

The story was decent. Started slow in the beginning and the ending seemed too quick. The reader was the worst I've ever heard though.

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  • Sab
  • 2019-08-31

Cute story

This is a great book for a summer vacation, the one you listen to lounging at the beach or the pool...
well written well narrated, it was a pleasure.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2023-01-21

Change is Good

I really enjoyed this book. She is definitely one of my favorite authors and she never disappoints,

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  • Natalie Swisher
  • 2022-09-07

great story! iffy narration

i loved the story! it’s not the most realistic one i’ve read, but i got lost in the fantasy of it! it builds a relationship between the 2 people and keeps you entertained the whole way through! the only thing i HATED was the narration. i had to play it on 1.3x speed because i couldn’t stand the way it was narrated. it sounds like a robot trying to sound human. otherwise a great read!

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  • Lisha G Clark
  • 2022-07-06

Fav Author & Fav Narrator

I'm shocked when I read that others prefer another narrator to Melissa Sternenberg - I think she's the BEST narrator for Melissa Brayden's stories. Or Abby Craden. Those are my two favorites. In any case, this was a great book!

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  • Raychal T. Ashton
  • 2022-05-18

Sweet but cringe worthy

The story was sweet, the characters empty, the premise typical. The performance reminded me of teenage girls not grown women.
I’d recommend it if you’re looking for something easy to listen to.

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  • Katy
  • 2020-03-29

bien écrit simple et très mignon

J ai beaucoup aimé, comment l écrivain a mené l histoire. elle révèle la personnalité de chacune au fur et à mesure et de manière pertinente. Ça parle d amour bien sûr mais aussi de savoir-être en société et dans sa propre vie. certes, un peu bisou-nours et même candide parfois mais toujours de façon très mignonne. on a envie d aller jusqu au bout. bravo !
the narrator did a good job ! I loved it.