Book Review - Dreaming - Jill Barnett | Miki's Hope

Book Review - Dreaming - Jill Barnett

Friday, July 19, 2013

I don't know how many of you have read any of Jill Barnett's books-I have read them all and love every single one of them!! I Know you know how I feel about reading on my computer-but when I saw that this book was on sale (not sure if it still is)-even though I had read it before--I could not resist,her books-all of them are that good.

Try and picture me laughing till tears ran down my eyes while sitting and reading on my computer--that's what Jill Barnett's books do to me and Dreaming was no exception! It is the usual story about a girl who loves a gentleman from afar-or so he fervently prays since every time she goes near him he is hurt in some way or another--and she really doesn't mean to do it. Then they are kidnapped by who they think are pirates and even the "pirates" are afraid to go near her!! And then of course there is her dog------and a witch and a warlock-------

About the book (from Amazon)


The Earl of Downe has come home to rusticate from his wild ways--spurred by his need to prove his father was right...that he is nothing but a worthless rake. But at a neighboring estate, Letty Hornsby believes dear Richard is her hero, her dream man, her heart's desire! She's been in love with him since childhood, since she was eleven and accidentally knocked him into a river, the first of several such disastrous encounters. Now that the earl's friends have convinced him to leave Town and recuperate from overindulgence (women, alcohol and gambling), Letty is taking advantage of the opportunity and spinning her own plan to save Richard from himself.

Richard expects his life to be boring and restful once he's home, but after a chance encounter with the meddlesome Letty and her obnoxious dog, Gus, he discovers there is no rest for the wicked. He soon finds himself captive aboard a smugglers' ship with an adoring young woman who is a walking catastrophe...and her enormous clod of a dog. Never missing a beat, she gets them into one hilarious predicament after another before Richard realizes that she might be the one woman who can save his black soul with a faith in him that is bright enough to burn the shadows from the darkest heart. If he can survive....

THIS BOOK CAN BE PURCHASED AT AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE AND WHEREVER FINE BOOKS ARE SOLD!


About the Author (from Amazon Biography in her own words)


I am a native Californian, a baby boomer who grew up in a very idyllic place at a very idyllic time--on the coast of Southern California in the 60's, although I spent many childhood summers before that on my grandparents' farm in Texas.

So I'm a West Coast girl raised by Southern parents, who grew up in a place where you spent your free time playing volleyball on the beach and weekends dancing to local bands like Beach Boys and the Righteous Brothers.

My husband and I met in high school, and I never knew I wanted to be a writer until I was in my thirties and back in college again. I had been an art major the first time around--it was the 60's--quit to make some kind of mark in the world, but I got married instead.

My love of history and reading and art all came together for me when I quit school again, after working toward my history degree and then becoming a mother--something we were told couldn't happen. (The child not the degree.) So with the miracle gift of my daughter, came a new career for me.

I knew then I wanted to write a book, had an idea and more importantly a vision of the kind of stories I wanted to tell. I told myself I could always go back to school.

Funny thing the way life works. Almost two years to the day I quit school, I sold my first book on 50 pages to Pocket Books, a division of Simon and Schuster. That was over 22 years ago and many books later.

So the road I traveled to become an author had many twists and turns, joys and disappointments. Yet I'm doing something I really love. In so many ways I'm a very lucky woman.

VISIT JILL BARNETT'S AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE TO SEE ALL HER MARVELOUSLY WONDERFUL BOOKS!!



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27 comments :

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

The book cover is so pretty, it definitely caught my eye. :)

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

This sounds so intriguing! Definitely going to try and look it up thank you :) x

Victoria said...

This sounds like a good read.

Rebecca Moree said...

Never read any of her books but I just may have to! Sounds great!

Cynthia Landrie said...

This sounds like a book I could really sink my teeth into. I love having a good laugh when I read a book. Thanks for sharing this great information

Pam said...

I really like Jill Barnett's writing style. I have read a bunch of her books and enjoyed them all. Sounds like I need to read this one too.

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

Never read her but definitively have to get a hold of it
Just like you I will try and stay away from reading on the computer

Cindy Batchelor said...

Sounds like a great book! Thank you so much for sharing! xo xo

Bobee said...

Books that make you laugh are great finds! Thank you for sharing.

Passport To Frugal said...

Oh for the humor alone this sound like a book or books I would truly enjoy. Off to scour amazon for a copy!

LaVonne Long said...

I have not heard of her. But I love a great book that you laugh so hard you cry through and cannot put down. Thanks for putting her name on my radar!

Christy Maurer said...

That sounds hilarious! I'll have to check this one out!

Patricia Woolverton said...

This book sounds like it may be a good read.

Pam said...

Wow, I love the author's bio and can relate to some of that. We grew up in the same time period and met our husbands as a teenager. I will have to check out this book. Thanks

Melinda Dunne said...

I am going to have to check to see if this is still on sale. I love books that have witches and warlocks in them. This sounds like a book I would absolutely love!

My Journey With Candida said...

I haven't read any of Jill Barnetts books but from your great review... it looks like I should get on the stick and read them. I said get on the stick.... maybe I should have said get on the broom... LOL... get it ... witches, broom.

Jennifer Williams said...

I want to read it to see what kind of trouble they got into. I can relate with her as I am usually a walking disaster.

becca said...

haven't heard of this author before

jheylo said...

Wonderful and interesting book. I will look into it.

Cyndie said...

A book I think I will read

Chubskulit Rose said...

I am not sure if I read one of her books or not. I am not good in remembering authors of books I have read.

Loreina said...

This sounds really interesting! Different from other stories I've read lately! Thanks for sharing!

nova hedges said...

The book is pretty interesting, thanks for sharing the insight

Healy Harpster said...

I will check this out. I am intrigue about this author's books.

Sherryl Wilson said...

Interesting review..I will have to check out this author.

Vicki said...

This is a new to me author! Will check out her other books.

Jennifer - The Deliberate Mom said...

Never read this author before... I'll have to check out her work!

Have a lovely day.
xoxo

 
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