Borrowed Dreams

Borrowed Dreams

by May McGoldrick

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Pennington Series Novels: 1st Generation

Scottish Dream Trilogy,

The Pennington Family series gets underway as three brothers struggle with the memory of Emma, an enigmatic young woman whose tragic and mysterious death at Baronsford Castle threatens to divide the family forever.

Borrowed Dreams

Captured Dreams

Dreams of Destiny

Pennington Series Novels: 2nd Generation

Romancing the Scot

It Happened in the Highlands

Sweet Home Highland Christmas (RITA© Award Finalist)

Sleepless in Scotland

Dearest Millie



The Rebel

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012446930
Publisher: Signet
Publication date: 02/19/2011
Series: Scottish Dream Trilogy Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,525
File size: 555 KB

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling Authors Nikoo and Jim wrote their first May McGoldrick romance using historical figures that Jim researched while earning a PhD in sixteenth-century Scottish and English literature. Nikoo, a mechanical engineer, is a born storyteller. She is all about characters and feeling. Jim is about action and sense of place. Together, they have crafted over forty fast-paced, conflict-filled historical and contemporary novels and two works of nonfiction under the pseudonyms May McGoldrick and Jan Coffey.

Their stories have touched the hearts and minds of millions of readers all over the world. Their work has been translated into over a dozen languages, and counting. Because of their success, they have been frequent guests on local and national radio and television. They travel regularly, speaking at writers’ conferences, libraries, classrooms, and book group gatherings.

For the past decade, Nikoo and Jim have been conducting workshops bringing 21st century collaboration and writing skills to students and teachers.

These popular and prolific authors write historical romance, suspense, mystery, and young adult novels. They are four-time Rita Finalists and the winners of numerous awards for their writing, including the Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Daphne DeMaurier Award, three NJRW Golden Leaf Awards, two Holt Medallions, and the Connecticut Press Club Award for Best Fiction. Their work is included in the Popular Culture Library collection of the National Museum of Scotland.

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Borrowed Dreams 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1772 though she owes a fortune due to her nasty deceased husband¿s debts to Jasper Hyde, Millicent Wentworth spends more than she can afford to buy an elderly Jamaican slave. Millicent immediately frees Ohenewaa while Jasper goes wild over learning he was outbid because he obsesses over owning the aging former slave.

Needing money badly, Millicent agrees to wed Lyon Pennington, a wealthy invalid wallowing in self-pity. His family pays off her debts and he is moved to her home where many free former slaves earn a wage. As Millicent pushes Lyon around and with the aid Ohenewaa a healer, he begins to recover much of what he lost in the accident that left his first wife dead. As the English couple falls in love, Jasper becomes desperate to get hold of Ohenewaa so he can force her to ¿free¿ him from her curse. He is willing to kill anyone in his way of achieving his goal.

This engaging Georgian romance works on several layers besides the obvious romance between the lead couple. The secondary players provide depth to the high morality of the prime protagonists so that the audience feels the mental anguish and physical pain of Lyon and the need bordering on guilt for Millicent to make retribution for her odious first husband¿s treatment of people. Though the Jasper subplot adds little to the prime tale except suspense and action, sub-genre readers will strike gold with this deep tale.

Harriet Klausner

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story takes us out of the standard romantic settings of Georgian society as the leading characters both begin as being severely damaged and hidden away from polite society. She is the kind widow of an abusive man facing poverty and he a widower severely damaged in the accident that killed his wife and has left him enslaved to the drugs the doctors prescribed. As the two struggle to find freedom from their restrictions and for those around them a love like never before grows. This book focuses on the many types of slavery common with other social issues of the period. I look forward to reading more by this author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Millicent Wentworth may have been unshackled from a miserable life when her cruel husband dies, but his legacy has left her impoverished and desperately needing to get help so she can continue to help those he enslaved. Her one hope comes with the offer of a marriage of convenience to a dowager's son. Lyon Pennington was emotionally and physically crippled in a horrific accident that left him a widower tormented by accusations of causing his wife's death. As the end of her life approaches, his loving mother is concerned about his care, and sees Millicent as someone who could assume the role of caregiver. Reluctantly, both parties agree. Neither wants another spouse, yet the marriage brings them both healing, desire, and eventually love. ........... ***** This is a tender story that offers a fresh and unusual twist on the Beauty and the Beast fable that holds a dear place in many a heart. A KEEPER!
Anonymous 5 months ago
The characters came to life, the storyline captured my attention from beginning to end. Both Millicent and Lyon, were believable and loveable. I found that the interaction between the h/h was believable, and at times had me smiling when Millicent stepped in to assist with his healing. The secondary characters and a story within a story was good and did not distract from the main story. Millicent and Lyon's decision to help others and what he said about all children, in spite of race, was one of those awww, how sweet moments.Overall, an excellent storyline. HEA. Enjoy. Happy Reading! **(*vrnb***(
Anonymous 5 months ago
Was ok a bit slow moving, some books you just can't put down this one had its moments. It was a good read just took awhile to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was a pleasant read and i enjoyed it
kronan1 More than 1 year ago
Loved It........................................................................................... If your not rooting for Millicent and Lyon you have no romance in your soul and need to be reading a different genre.  The secondary characters are great also.  Some how I have overlooked these writers.  If this is an example of their work bring on the next one.  Can't wait to read the follow up books on the brothers. 
Anonymous 6 days ago
on books, but I enjoyed this book so much that I'm got to purchase the rest!
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Anonymous 9 months ago
Good storyline, excellent plot and dynamic well crafted characters. A thoroughly satisfying read.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Enjoyed the first installment of trilogy. Couldnt put it down. Blessings, granny
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Anonymous 11 months ago
I just finished 'Borrowed Dreams' and thoroughly enjoyed it. Millicent & Lyon's stories were heartbreaking, but together they healed & found love. I loved & cried while reading their story. I can't wait to finish the series.
Anonymous 11 months ago
aromagik on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really, really enjoyed this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing story. Millicent and Lyon have to battle there own problems with themselves before they can learn to love each other. Its definitely worth reading, Loved it !m
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really great story, with many full characters. I am looking forward to reading the other books in the trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to next book !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't been able to find a romance novel that I could actually get through in forevrer. I was so pleased to find this one a enjoy it so much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book I could not put down. It was full of adventure and sweet romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really good read. Good plot and characters. I look forward to the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book. Have to read the rest of the trilogy.
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DSVanmil More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! Millicent was such a loving, yet strong character...just the perfect match for Lyon. The book was laced with love, and interwoven with bits of humor that definitely captured your attention through the entire book