"You must believe in yourself even when everything is against you."
Reviewed by Sharon Salituro
Posted September 20, 2017
Women's Fiction Contemporary | Romance | Inspirational Romance
August Shay did one very stupid thing in her life that cost
her three years in prison. Shay was always watching out for
her brother Caden and never could tell him no. Except for
this time once again, he lied to her. Shay took several
thousand dollars from the bank she had worked when Caden as
usual promised Shay that he would pay the money back in two
After three years, Shay is released from prison. Shay has
nowhere to go and takes refuge in a church. There she meets
Pastor Drew. Drew helps her get into a program that will
help her if she is willing. Several times during the next
year, Drew sees Shay a few times at the center. They start
up a friendship. After graduating from the program, Shay
feels she is starting to get her life together.
Shay and Drew continue their friendship and soon find that
their feelings are a little stronger than they thought. Drew
is not sure how far this should go. Drew had lost his wife
due to cancer three years ago and has two young children,
Sarah and Mark. Drew is just not sure how the children would
react to Shay. Not to worry as they like Shay a lot. The
other problem that Drew has is the elders of the church are
not too happy with their pastor seeing a woman that has a
felony record. Drew and Shay feel that they have to put
their love for each other in the hands of God. Shay feels
that any dream will do.
ANY DREAM WILL DO didn't disappoint me. But Macomber's
books have ever disappointed me and always make me happy
when I've finished reading them. I believe that I have read
all of her books, along with watching the movies on Hallmark
channel. I loved the way that Shay turned her life
completely around, Drew coming out of his fog after his
Ms. Macomber also shows how some people make judgment calls
before they really know you. It always is nice to see when
people give you a second chance. Also, how sometimes you do
have to put your faith in God. I found myself cheering for
Shay and Drew. Ms. Macomber shows how sometimes you do have
to keep someone's secret, even if it is going to cost you.
Sometimes you just have to have enough faith to make sure
you do the right thing.
If you like Debbie Macomber books, and who wouldn't you are
going to want to pick ANY DREAM WILL DO up.
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
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