What Dreams Are Made On
The purpose of What Dreams Are Made On is for the reader to see how complicated someone's life can become when surrounded by wealth, love,
underground crime and family. What Dreams Are Made On for some, will mean romance, for others wealth, success and surprise. For the heroine, after losing her husband, she realises her dreams revolve around the family she had always wanted More
Lillian, an Australian lady, impulsively packs her bags and takes a trip on the QEII, where she meets Winston, an Englishman who sweeps her off her feet.
After spending time together on the cruise, they decide to stay a further two months decorating Winston's recently purchased property on the island St Maartins in the Caribbean where they stopped off during the cruise.
It is not long before they both realise their love for one another, which goes far beyond a great sexual relationship. Having to say their goodbyes in New York, Winston returns home to his stately mansion in Suffolk, where he learns his housekeeper has mysteriously disappeared.
Later, he asks Lillian to fly over for a visit. She is surprised by his extraordinary wealth and although she knew of his title, she didn't know
that he was exceptionally well known as Lord Bramble throughout England.
Lillian adores Winston's teenage daughter Louise, and immediately they form a bond. Lillian meets Winston's younger and disturbed brother Claude. She has an eerie feeling in his presence. Cocaine is then found on Winston's
property and Lillian learns that Claude is a member of the underworld, trafficking drugs to and from Hong Kong and has been charged with
possession of narcotics. While Lillian is there, Claude is being harassed by notorious criminals; the Boston Boys. At Louise's birthday party, an intruder disguised as a policeman shoots both Claude and Winston.
Winston, after recovering from the shooting, marries Lillian. Later to her great surprise finds out she is pregnant, and has been since St Maartins. Lillian, who is not sure how Winston will react, hides this secret from him. During her pregnancy, she suffers nausea especially
near the lily pond. Eventually, exploration of the lily pond reveals human bones proven to be those of the missing housekeeper.
After months of extraordinary behaviour, Claude overdoses on sleeping pills, almost ending his life. He admits to murdering the housekeeper and he is sent to prison, where pressure sets in and he hangs himself.
As the Bramble family start to move on from the incident, Lillian gives birth. Soon after,
Winston is killed in a plane crash on a business trip.
Lillian and Winston's daughter Louise inherit the Bramble Estate.Devastated from their loss, Lillian and the children, plan to go to the Island home, 'Butterfly Chimes' in St Maartins.
She's surprised when their dear friend from Suffolk, who had been a close family friend for the last 18 months and whose wife died suddenly 9 months before Winston, arrives on her private plane, and proposes to her on the plane. Lillian hesitates, knowing her heart belongs to Winston; and that her dream of spending her life with Winston is shattered.
She politely declines the proposal, assuring her supportive friend that no isn't forever but at this moment in her life, the answer must be no. However, her dream of a family is still alive, with her dearly loved children, and that is
what's important for Lillian to maintain. And for her future; miracles can happen.