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
Number of pages352 pages
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Fiction

Reviews Any Dream Will Do

  • 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...
  • Chris Carroll
    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...
  • 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...
  • ~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...
  • Elle ✦ Pretty Little Books ✦
    Release Date: August 8, 2017 Genre: Contemporary RomanceDebbie Macomber is a wonderful writer. Her stories, which are widely popular, always seem to make readers smile. So I am excited to jump on the Macomber train (I know, I am so behind). In the latest standalone, Any Dream Will Do, readers meet two very opposite individuals who find love despite things standing in their way. One is an ex con, the other is a pastor- eeeepp!!! Sounds scandalou...
  • 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.
  • 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
    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...
  • Ionia
    This book reminded me of all the reasons that I look forward to Debbie Macomber novels. The friendships formed during the course of the book were wonderful and the romance was sweet and charming. This author has always been good at making unlikely love matches work and this book is no exception. I really liked the characters here, both the main characters and the supporting cast. Shay had quite a history and from the beginning, she touched my hea...
  • 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...
  • Susan
    It was such a blessing to win this book in a give away! I love this story! So many topics for discussing with friends! I hope this is the beginning to more stories with theses characters, I would love to see how they develop.
  • Aud
    "Any Dream Will Do" by Debbie Macomber... put it on your MUST read list!! Can you guess? I loved this story. Shay and Drew will keep you turning those pages. As you share their fears, heart-breaks, joys, and growth. This is definitely a 5-star worthy must read. I would go on,,, but then I might tell you too much of the story and I spoil the read for you. I loved that I only knew it was a "Debbie" story... and I met everyone for the first time as ...
  • Kathleen (Kat) Smith
    "When we worry, we take reality and move it into the realm of fiction. What is real is transferred into the land of monsters and dragons, which are far bigger and frightening than they really are."Shay Benson has dreams. Dreams of a future, being married, raising a family and perhaps finding a job in which her love of numbers becomes a reality. In fact getting a job as a bank teller is almost too good to be true. It seems as if her life is lookin...
  • 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...
  • Gloria
    This is one of the best Debbie Macomber books that I have read in a while. It is a story of the difficult subject of making a wrong decision that affects the rest of one's life. But, it is also a story of redemption and getting a second chance to change our path to a more positive and productive path.Shay Benson and her brother Caden live in Seattle and are the only family that each other has. Shay has finally gotten her life on course working at...
  • Marsha Spohn
    Reviewed at Keeper BookshelfThere are times in life when you have no other choice but to make a fresh new start. Only problem is that Shay has no clue where or even how to get that new life started. She’d done something stupid. Well, helping your brother out of trouble shouldn’t be stupid, only doing the wrong thing that put her behind prison walls would certainly qualify. Now she’s faced with rebuilding a life, with a record. The church se...
  • Evelyn
    Originally reviewed for www.buriedunderromance.comANY DREAM WILL DO, a sweet romance by best-selling author Debbie Macomber, is a beautiful story of faith, love, acceptance, forgiveness and second chances. The two main characters, Shay Benson and Pastor Drew Douglas, take turns telling their story, chapter by chapter. Despite her rough childhood and many poor choices made as an adult, Shay finds a good job in a bank. She has her own apartment and...
  • Shelly Itkin
    Shay Benson was just released from Washington Corrections Center for Women. She has spent the last three years there for committing a crime, which she did to save her brother, Caden. Nobody is waiting for her when she is released so with her small suitcase and a few hundred dollars she is taking a bus to Seattle. After riding for three hours she gets off at fourth avenue which is in downtown Seattle. It is a cold December day and she is happy to ...
  • Danielle Urban
    Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber is as close to a realistic story as possible. Everything felt real. It was like reading a person's journey from the rough life to a good one. A young woman has had trust issues due to the men in her life. With no One But a brother as family and as a friend, Shay had to learn a lot of lessons. Including, not trusting her baby brother. He relied on her and she made a bad choice because she thought it was a life ...
  • Lynn Brooks
    A moving read about second chances and keeping your faith handy even when times are tough! Great characters, fun connections, lots of lessons learned, and just a general good feeling book!Shay Benson didn't have a great life, but she was on solid footing towards bettering herself when she was faced with a personal dilemma. With the path she chose, she broke trust and confidences and lost her way. Now trying to pick up the pieces, she stumbles int...
  • Susan Underbrink
    A big thank you to NetGalley and Random House-Ballantine Books for the ARC for my honest review. As always Debbie Macomber delivers. I give this 4 stars. It is a lovely story-not super sweet-the characters are flawed and have problems. This book will make you laugh, cry, get frustrated and yell at Shay. You get sucked into their world and realize that there is always hope, forgiveness and an unknown future, with glimmers of rays of sunshine-which...
  • Bette Hansen
    This is a beautifully told story of mistakes, loss, redemption, healing, faith and love. It's a Debbie Macomber book so we know the writing and characters are top notch but the emotions this story evoke are definitely kicked up a notch.Shay Benson has made mistakes and paid the price in prison. On the day of her release with no were to go she stumbles into a little church. This one act will have a huge impact on her life.Pastor Drew Douglas has b...
  • Peggy Jaeger
    A lovely story about forgiveness, strength, and love from Debbie Macomber.Shay Benson commits a crime to help her brother...a brother who lets her take the fall for all his problems. Sentenced to prison for 3 years, when Shay is let free she want to build her life again but doesn't know how or where to turn. Chance pushes her into a church. God gives her the help she needs in the form of Pastor Drew Douglas. His own faith has been sorely tested w...
  • Dottie Legatos
    This is definitely the most uplifting book I’ve read this year. After reading many deep and troubling novels, some that I just couldn’t finish, I was so happy to come across this gem that is filled with hope and love! Shay Benson made bad choices in her life, but was on her way up when she makes the worst choice ever, which was to illegally help her worthless brother out of a financial jam. Needless to say, Shay pays the price for this horrib...
  • Beth Wakeman
    Debbie Macomber is my favorite author and I was lucky enough to win an advance autographed copy of this book! While I did enjoy the book, this is one of my least favorite books of hers. It has a lot of drama, is fast paced, and I felt that even in the end it just never settled down. I felt romance was only a small part of this book and I was hoping for a bit more. I love stories of redemption, love and forgiveness as this book offers, but I still...
  • Janet
    I really enjoyed this story, but.....It took me a little bit to get into it and then of course I didn't want to put it down or end. I felt a few parts where thrown in but not fully developed.This is the story of Shay, a good hearted woman who for the right reasons does the wrong thing and has the deal with the consequences of it.This is the story of Drew, who is drowning in sadness. Thank you netgalley for a copy of the book for my honest opinion...
  • JoAnn
    I absolutely love this author's books and Any Dream Will Do was no exception. The book is well written and I was pulled immediately into the plot. The characters in Any Dream are well developed and believable. I recommend this book to all Debbie Macomber fans as well as fans of romance.I received an ARC via Netgalley and this is my unbiased review.
  • Tami
    3.5A sweet story about starting over, the ultimate second chance. Great faith based book.This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
  • Kathy
    I received an advanced copy of this book and would like to thank Ballentine Books!Any Dream Will Do is about second chances. The character development of Shay and Drew draw the reader "in" from their initial meeting. Drew's children, Mark and Sarah, add the reality of a teenager and the innocence of a child. Debbie Macomber skillfully weaves a story of love and betrayal. Which will win? You will have to read to find out. Be ready to be a better p...
  • Joann
    If you need an uplifting story this book is for you. Debbie does it again she always gives such a heartwarming story. I loved this book. Well I love everything written by Debbie.My thanks to NetGalley, the author and publisher for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.