The Dreamer

The Dreamer

by May McGoldrick

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First Book in Highland Treasure Trilogy

The acclaimed author of The Thistle and the Rose presents an exciting new trilogy. Three sisters each hold a clue to their family's treasure--and the key to the hearts of three Highland warriors...

When her late father was branded a traitor to the king, Catherine Percy found sanctuary in Scotland. But a case of mistaken identity put her in a compromising position with the Highland earl sworn to protect her. Marriage to him saved her reputation, but nothing could save her from the passion that bent her body to his will–and shattered his last defense ...

Praise for the novels of May McGoldrick:

"Love triumphs in this richly romantic tale."--Nora Roberts

"Wonderful! Just the right blend of historical detail, romance, and intrigue."--Jill Marie Landis

"Impressive...A splendid Scottish tale, filled with humor and suspense."--Arnette Lamb

"No one captures the magic and romance of the British Isles like May McGoldrick."--Miranda Jarrett

"A new and very bright star."--Romantic Times

Romantic Times - Kathe Robin
Delightful, entertaining, fast-paced and the beginning of a grand new series, The Dreamerwill hold a special place in your heart. May McGoldrick has done it again...written a tantalizing treat.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012446176
Publisher: Signet
Publication date: 02/19/2011
Series: Highland Treasure Trilogy Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 9,070
File size: 916 KB

About the Author

May McGoldrick
USA Today Bestselling Author
(a.k.a. Nikoo & Jim McGoldrick)

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.

Nikoo & Jim now reside in Southern California where Nikoo writes and Jim gazes out at the Pacific (Nikoo's side of the story (-: )

Nikoo and Jim love hearing from their readers and can be contacted through their website
Twitter: @maymcgoldrick

Visit their website for family trees of their books and latest giveaways.

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Dreamer 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
ONE OF THE BEST! I bought the bundle and just had to write about the Dreamer before I went on to book 2 of this series. I stayed up until 3:20 A.M., reading this story. As our reviewer's have said, I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! When I got to the end of this story, I was disappointed that the CURSE wasn't explained. Then reading more of what the author's wrote at the end of The Dreamer, I realized that it was all explained The Flame. So I just ordered it and waiting for it to appear in my Nook (why can't it be as fast as the Kindle)? Anyway, the way everything is described I could picture the hill sides, the Castle, EVERYTHING! The lovemaking scenes were very well written, not erotica type, but still got my heart a racing!!! This is a fantastic storyline, many twists, turns and downright suspenseful. I can't recommend this book highly enough. I would suggest doing better research than I did, and read at least the Flame first, and who knows what else I missed. This book can stand alone, but why not enjoy the way these writer's weave their stories and get lost in the HIGHLANDS. (LJB)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm an avid reader and always looking for new authors i've never read before. when i found this book at the local library, i bought it and took it home. I have to say it was a great book. Now i'm waiting for them to get me some more of her books to read thru interlibrary loan. She is great with her characters and building suspense. Keep up the good work :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is exquiset! Loved the way the book flowed together. The book has so much passion, as well as rebellion when Catherine Percey finds herself in a bed with a man. He had snuck in her bed thinking she was his fiance. His wife ran off, so he made her his bride. He took her back to his castle, where she despised him! Love took a turn with many events happeneing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We¿re BACK!!! To the many, many readers who sent us e-mail and letters asking when the next book will be out¿thank you, thank you, thank you. And thank you, as well, to all of you who¿after reading FLAME¿told us we should write John Stewart¿s story. Well, here it is. THE DREAMER, the first of three medieval romances set in Scotland and all to be released this year! Our publisher is enthusiastically calling it our Highland Treasure Trilogy¿ Three sisters¿on the run from the England of Henry VIII¿escape to the Highlands of Scotland, only to find¿Hold on! We don¿t want to give away the stories¿ ;-) Just stay tuned. The second book, THE ENCHANTRESS, will be an August 2000 release, and the third, THE FIREBRAND, will be released November 2000. Now, on a different topic¿ And how do you write together? How can you possibly work with your spouse and maintain your sanity? How do you decide whose input is better? Is blackmail a more effective tool in a working relationship than¿say, a two-by-four? You can find all these answers and more in MARRIAGE OF MINDS: COLLABORATIVE FICTION WRITING, by Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick (AKA May McGoldrick). Check it out! We love to hear from our readers. Also, if you¿d like to receive a bookmark with the cover of THE DREAMER, please e-mail us at Thanks, Nikoo & Jim McGoldrick (AKA May McGoldrick)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very well-written book. The characters were likeable, and the plot moved along. As with many free books, it's the first in a series, but it is a full-length novel and doesn't leave a cliffhanger to make you buy the rest of the series. However, I plan to purchase the rest of the trilogy, as the author has created a world and storyline that I want to revisit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book; relatively fast paced compared to others of this genre which kept it interesting for me. Would recommend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be fantastic, once I got into it. It took me until about the middle of the book to really get into the Percy storyline, with the Treasure and all... but I loved the book nonetheless. As soon as I finished it, I picked up the second in the series and couldn't put it down! It's a refreshing change to have the man in the story realize he loves the woman before the book's last twenty pages... the main two characters have a dazzling romance that will leave those who love historical romances woven with adventure and mystery with a smile. This is a must read for anyone who loves romances in the Highlands!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
a must read by anyone how is of Celtic hertiage, This was my fisrt book by May McGoldrick but will not be my last. I rank this arthur with Nora Roberts and Danille Steele.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1535, the three sisters flee Yorkshire, England when they learn their father is dead and accused of being a traitor. The oldest sibling Catherine Percy flees to Scotland where she meets the traveling Ellen Crawford, fiancee of Lord Athol, John Stewart. At an inn, Ellen gets Catherine to switch rooms. John enters the room expecting Ellen but finds himself compromised with Catherine.

To save her reputation, John insets they immediately marry. He does not wait for her reply, but instead sends for a priest. After they are wed, he becomes frustrated with his spouse when she insists on opening a school, which leads to a feud with his own brother Adam. Still, the duo begins to fall in love with one another, but she fears letting herself fully go to him because she worries about her two sisters and the English King¿s men.

The first entry in the Highland Treasury series, THE DREAMER, is a gem of a historical romance that will elate fans of Scottish tales. The story line is fast-paced, filled with action, and contains a bit of a mystery involving a treasure. Readers will find John and Catherine enchanting, especially the hero who appeared in a previous novel. The return of other characters adds a sense of depth and homecoming even as the audience will want to read the tales of Laura, Adrianne, and more about the treasure as well as other works by marvelous May McGoldrick.

Harriet Klausner

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Chandra-of-Red on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
AUTHOR: First time reading a book by May McGoldrick. I really did not like this book. WHY? I felt that I was the script of a play. While there was ROMANCE, it was pretty blazay. The book did nothing to make my romantic juices roar.SYNOPSISStory takes place in Scotland. John Stewart is about to marry Ellen, but instead forces Catherine Percy who is only interested in starting a school. Catherine is a very proper and well educated English woman. John finds out he has a half brother, Adam of the Glen, who has a grudge against John and therefore raids his lands and properties. Sir Arthur Courtenay is running around trying to find a treasure of which Catherine and 3 other women are aware of the location. SEX SCALE: Of the following (5) : (NOT very descriptive and requires imagination); (WILL make you wiggle a little); (WISH it was me); (OH boy, do not have to use my imagination at all); (EROTICA and well over the top) ****** **************this book gets a BARELY MAKES YOU WIGGLE A LITTLE rating because while there is passion, it really lacks ROMANCE except for a man's desire for a woman's passionate ways.LEAST FAVORITE PART: Monks being torcheredFAVORITE PART: Sex on the window ledge YOU WILL LIKE THIS BOOK IF YOU LIKE: A book of circumstances. A book that reads like the script of a play. Romance is mostly about a man who falls in love with a woman because she is passionate (although written to me in a blazay manner.)TWO STARS because the author at least made an effort. There was no real fire in the book. This is book 1 of a "trilogy". I'll pass thank you very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait to read more of their books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book I am looking forward to the other two books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love Historical Romance novels that involve a mystery, humor, drama, smart women, confident men, villains, lots of twists & turns that keep the reader interested, and references to historical events of days gone by. The fact that the characters are referenced in other books the author has written and/or the book belongs in a series makes it a win/win for me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book.
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Great read, on to the next in this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed all the characters and it was a good story. Not a great story but still a good read.
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Engaging and ea.njoyable read
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