Holly Would Dream
So how, in the space of one day, does it all go wrong? How does she end up homeless, jobless, penniless, and fiancé-less? Why is she cruising the Mediterranean in hot pursuit of real estate tycoon Denis King? And why, for heaven's sake, is she chasing down a suitcase full of stolen Audrey Hepburn gowns?
With the sparkling Mediterranean and the eternal city of Rome as the backdrops, Holly's adventures begin to resemble one of the 1950s Hollywood gems she so adores. Finally she must choose between her long-held fairy tale fantasy and a new, real-life dream with an ending she couldn't possibly imagine.
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Holly Would Dream
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Questions for Discussion
1. The novel opens with the fairy tale beginning of "Once upon a time..." How is this story a fairy tale? What Audrey Hepburn movie does this opening pay homage to?
2. Holly Ross is a bright, ambitious career woman who seems to have it all. What do you think the attraction was between her and Alessandro? Their breakup turned into a tabloid nightmare and he ends their engagement in a text message. When she asks him to help cancel the wedding arrangements, he refuses like a petulant child. "At that moment, I saw Alessandro, really saw him. He was appearing in the movie of his life and it was about to bomb. Why would I want to costar with such a loser? Was I that afraid to be alone?" What attracted Holly to Alessandro in the first place? Did she really love him? How does this action show Holly who Alessandro truly is? How did Holly miss this before?
3. Real estate mogul Denis King makes quite an impression after he rescues a rain-soaked H see more