Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber

Any Dream Will Do

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 ...

Details Any Dream Will Do

TitleAny Dream Will Do
Release DateAug 8th, 2017
PublisherBallantine Books
GenreRomance, Fiction, Contemporary, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews Any Dream Will Do

  • Starjustin
    My first experience reading Debbie Macomber and it definitely won't be my last. I actually did the audio on this book and the storyline was very moving, well placed, with two strong characters that were easy to bond with.Drew, a pastor with 2 children, who has been widowed for 4 years, and Shay, who is attempting to move on from an evil ex-boyfriend and a reckless, uncaring brother.The chapters alternated between Drew and Shay which gave the list...
  • Jill Croce-McGill
    Uplifting, Powerful, and Full of Love!Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber is a beautiful story about second chances, love, trust, faith, and redemption! Debbie Macomber has a wonderful way of bringing all her characters to life - simply an incredible story from beginning to end. Shay Benson loved her brother Caden, and all she wanted to do was help him stay out of trouble. Unfortunately, that act of kindness cost her three years of her life behi...
  • Cathy Daniel
    Such a good and sweet book! I cried several times! There needs to be a sequel. I'm not ready to leave these characters. There are two curse words in this book (in context and makes sense. There is a convict and ex con in the story, it's not all roses) but besides that, exceptionally clean. I love, love, love how the characters healed separately and then were friends and then dated. Sometimes in romances I want to scream when the author has two br...
  • Chris C - A Midlife Wife
    I really enjoyed this book! A different change of paceDebbie Macomber is known for her stories of overcoming mistakes and regrets. Of people changing and finding new paths. And, also, connecting with those that are seemingly opposite’s in every way. But this story seems to take that theme to a different level.I’m not sure what it is that made this book different for me. Two completely opposite people that are struggling to find an answer to w...
  • Sherri Thacker
    A nice quick read and i loved it. This is my 6th book by Debbie Macomber and as always, I love all of her books!
  • Debra
    3.5 starsAny Dream will Do is about Second Chances, starting over, love, and faith Shay Benson goes against her better judgement to help her younger brother and pays for it dearly. After serving her time, she finds herself in a church trying to make sense of what she is going to do next in her life. She believes that she is there alone but is soon approached by Pastor Drew Douglas. Drew Douglas has been mourning the loss of his wife the last 4 ye...
  • Julie Carpenter
    I love Debbie Macomber's Christmas stories. I haven't read too many of her books that aren't set during Christmas time so this was a fun change of pace for me and her books. I really enjoyed it! I enjoyed the different characters, the pacing, the lapse of time, the theme, the plot. Definitely an all around good read.Shay is one of those characters that you feel torn about. Not torn in a bad way but torn because you see the struggle and dilemma th...
  • Enchantress debbicat ☮~Traveling Sister
    This is a great little read. Not the kind I usually gravitate to. But very enjoyable. I felt really connected to the characters, Drew and Shay. It has some great themes that I think are important. It's a romance, sure, but so much more. Shay commits a crime to save her brother and gets caught. She goes to prison. When she is released, she has no money and nowhere to go. She finds herself getting out of the weather in a church. That is where she m...
  • Aisling
    Confession--Apparently I thought this author was someone else when I entered to win this from Goodreads. I was not expecting Christian lit. That said, this is very easy reading. Macomber is definitely a pro and tugs away at those heartstrings in an unlikely romance full of near misses and outside pressures. What makes the book really excellent in my opinion is the deft handling of "church people" and showing their, well hypocrisy may be too stron...
  • Kathryn
    Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber sucked me in right from the beginning and I couldn't believe that it was 352 pages long. It felt like 100. It is delightful, warm and entirely a 'feel good' book. And... just a little different to her other books to make me sigh with happiness when I had finished.I loved the characters. Shay is a little hard edged to begin with, but then her life has been no picnic and she has had it tough since childhood. Now...
  • Janet Robel
    Picking up a book by Ms. Macomber is like a balm for the soul. While this starts out a little differently from her others, the wonderful storytelling we've come to expect is still there. She has a gift for creating magic on the pages. I love Shay immediately. Getting out of prison after three years, she feels all is lost. Until a kind stranger helps guide her where a future may be possible after all. This spans over a year so friendship and roman...
  • Suzanne
    A few months ago I was talking to an acquaintance about books and she mentioned how much she likes Debbie Macomber because the books make her happy and she feels "safe" reading them. I'll definitely need to point her towards this book because I know she'd love it.I too enjoy this author, and I liked this one and its focus on basically just the main characters and two points of view (although the side characters were lovely). Shay was a great prot...
  • ~Mandi~
    Any Dream Will DoDebbie MacComber4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐This isn't my usual type of read but I really enjoyed reading this story. It's such a sweet and eye opening read. It shows you how much others judge people due to their pasts. It show that people are able to change and that people deserve second chances. This story was similiar to all of those lifetime movies my mother watched when I was younger. This was such an inspirational read it just warms your...
  • Bj
    5 "Faith, Love & 2nd Chances" Stars for the story and narration!I've been meaning to try a book for Debbie Macomber for some time now. The blurb for Any Dream Will Do finally made me to give Ms. Macomber a try, and boy did I pick a great first book to sample Ms. Macomber's works! I absolutely loved the faith and hope-filled message in this story that provides inspiration that even those who have had the hardest luck and lived in dire straights ar...
  • Susan Crowe
    Well now.....I listened to the first two books in this series and I really enjoyed them. the third book not so much. this book not at all. the only reason I gave it two stars was because I just could not bring myself to give one star to Debbie Macomber. I am really shocked at the rave reviews that this book has gotten. you all must be hard core Debbie Macomber fans because I cannot think of anything that I liked about this book. it was extremely ...
  • CarolynB
    Very good!Shay is a felon. What happens to her after her release from prison is probably the least likely scenario that she could imagine. What a story of redemption and love! This is one of Ms Macomber’s very best!
  • Noriko
    Debbie Macomber’s books are a safe bet for me when I’m in the mood for feel-good, uplifting reads with a happy ending. Granted, her books sometimes seem like too all-rounded, too neat, too beautifully wrapped-up, and this book, Any Dream Will Do is no exception in that equation, yet it still hit me in the feels much stronger than I had anticipated and gave me a lot of emotions.As usual, Debbie Macomber’s writing is clean, solid and emotiona...
  • Arlena
    Title: Any Dream Will DoAuthor: Debbie MacomberPublisher: Ballantine BooksReviewed By: Arlena DeanRating: FourReview:"Any Dream Will Do" by Debbie MacomberMy Thoughts.....Who would have thought that Shay Benson and Drew Douglas who were complete opposites would one day come together and actually fall in love? We find that Shay has just been released from prison and finds herself showing up at Drew's church where we find that he is a widower, past...
  • Vicki
    I don't know how she does it but EVERY book I've read written by this woman leaves me with a feeling of being engulfed in a huge hug. What more can I say.Many thanks to NetGalley and Ballantine Books for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    Debbie Macomber has done it again. This book is exactly what I needed to read right now. It has everything. There is betrayal, anger, forgiveness, family loss, unsuspecting emotions, friendship, loyalty, respect, acceptance, love, unsuspecting emotions, and second chances. There is also a Christian theme running throughout the story that is necessary to the storyline.Shay Benson was a character that grew in leaps and bounds in this book. She went...
  • Cindy
    It's been years since I've read a Debbie Macomber book. Despite the religious undertones i enjoyed this low-keyed romantic book. Stories about redemption and finding oneself always intrigue me. If you are a Macomber fan this book is a must read.
  • Kirsten
    I am beginning to really, really like Debbie Macomber's books. They're not my usual type of romances -- historical or suspense driven, with big, rich alpha males. No, all the people in Macomber's books are people that you'd recognize from your own life. Her themes of second chances and redemption really do your heart good and this novel is no different. At first, I was worried that since one of her characters was a Pastor that I would have to put...
  • Judy Collins
    Review to follow. .
  • Lori
    Wonderful story of second chances and redemption.
  • Maureen Timerman
    From the first to the last page this story became a compelling page-turner, and I could just see it unfold like a TV movie, and it sure would make a great one.Shay Benson has not had an easy life, and early on took responsibility for her brother, and in the end it costs her dearly to the point she ends up in jail.Fate or not, I believe God had a hand in bringing her just where she needed to be on that December day, and just where Pastor Drew need...
  • Kathryn
    Another classically fun novel by Debbie Macomber. It's an easy, fast read with a unique story about a young woman who spends three years in prison and where her life takes her when she gets out. A perfect summer read.
  • Elizabeth
    This was a quick read for me. I enjoyed the story and did not mind the religious tones at all. I normally shy away from any book that contains too much religion. It can get in the way of the story, in my opinion.But, this book was a beautifully written story about starting over and forgiveness and it really struck a chord in my heart and my thinking. The characters were well developed from Shay to the most minor character. I felt a part of the st...
  • Amanda
    Did not finish - overwhelming Christian themes plus unbelievable set up in the beginning plus the overall terrible Hallmark movie vibe drove me away from this book. There are better Macomber books to read than this, and I was disappointed.
  • Dawn
    Shay Benson loves her younger brother, Caden but when he brings trouble to her door, Shay finds out that in helping him, she lost the life she was making for herself. Now released from prison and trying to get back on her feet, Shay discovers that the path to the life she wants is not going to be easy. Pastor Drew Douglas is lost and lonely after his wife died, leaving him and their two children behind. Drew finds Shay in his church one day and t...