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J.J. (James) DiBenedetto was born in Yonkers, New York. He attended Case Western Reserve university, where as his classmates can attest, he was a complete nerd. Very little has changed since then.
He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with his beautiful wife and their cat (who has thoroughly trained them both). When he's not writing, James works in the direct marketing field, enjoys the opera, photography and the New York Giants, among other interests.
The "Dreams" series is James' first published work.
on Feb. 10, 2014 :
Dream Child is the third book in the Dream Series by J.J. DiBenedetto. I read a few of his other books in this series and I have seemed to really like this one the best out of all of them. He is a great author and uses a lot of wonderful words to describe different things in his books.
In this book, Sara is working long hours as a resident at a Children’s Hospital. This is keeping her away from her husband Brian and daughter Lizzie for long hours at a time. Lizzie is almost four years old and is very bright for her age. Sometimes things seem like a challenge to Sara but she has stated that it is all worth it. Sara has always had bad dream and now they are starting to affect her daughter Lizzie. She wishes that she could keep these dreams from affecting her daughter the ways that they are. Both Brian and Sara are wondering how they are going to conquer these dreams that Lizzie is facing now.
This book is definitely a must read for everyone. J.J. DiBenedetto is a wonderful author. I have liked his books so far that I would like to find more of the things that he has written. I will have to say that I give this book 5 (five) stars.
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)
on Jan. 21, 2014 :
Dream Child is another great book in the Dream
series.Sara has a daughter and her horrible dreams
are affecting her daughter. Sara wish's she could
take them from her.
Sara is a resident at a Children's Hospital
now. Working long hours and raising her daughter
and loving her husband Brian. Life is a challenge
but the love she has and gets from her family
makes it all worth it.
This book is a must read i recommend this series
to anyone who loves a good book. J.J. DiBenedetto
is a very talented author and i give this book 5
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
on Jan. 21, 2014 :
They say the third time’s the charm, and this definitely holds true for the third installment of J.J. DiBenedetto’s Dream series. Following Sara Alderson as she now has not one, but three small children and is working as a Resident for Children’s Hospital. We once again get a chance to feel as if we know Sara in our own lives.
In this 3rd book of the series, and my favorite thus far, we are introduced to Lizzie, Sara and Brian’s almost 4 year old daughter. Lizzie is bright beyond her age, beautiful just like both of her parents, and now as Sara has to find out, Lizzie has more in common with her than she could have ever known. Lizzie dreams just like Sara does! How in the world will Sara and Brian handle their young daughter having dreams as Sara has had for years?
So, as in the previous Dream series books, we will be fascinated as now, not only Sara, but her daughter as well, are having dreams that will lead them into a possibly dangerous mystery that only she and those closest to her can solve. Will Lizzie be able to keep her dreams a secret from others? And will the family as a whole, be in danger because of the dreams?
It’s enlightening to find a book series which makes you feel so connected to the characters. J.J. DiBenedetto is outstanding with bringing his characters to life through the pages. They become like part of our own extended family. Lizzie is by far one of the most outspoken and adorable characters that we have met so far, and I look forward to seeing more of her as the series continues.
We have to wonder after reading this book, who else in Sara’s family will be affected by the powerful dreams that are being shared between mother, and now daughter, and how in the world will those closest to Sara handle what is happening? I anxiously await reading the 4th book in the Dream series now, as I am thoroughly enchanted with Sara, her beautiful family and the love they share, and the mystery that surrounds them throughout the years.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
on Jan. 18, 2014 :
The book Dream Child by J.J DiBendetto is the third book of a on going novel. It is a wonderfully written book about a child who inherited her mothers ability to see other peoples dreams. Though the story idea is brilliant and totally original, I do wish the author could had built up more suspense. Despite this small quirk I believe this is a great book with a great writer.
Sara is a pregnant mother who is expecting twins, She has one daughter already named Lizzie. When Sarah falls asleep after a long day, She is astonished to see that Lizzie was in her dream. Sarah knows that this happened to her a lot as a young girl. As she wakes up to comfort Lizzie, Telling her it'll be okay. Sara's Mom also notices that Lizzie had the same talent as her mother.
I would recommend this book to people who want a interesting book with a good story. After reading this book I cannot wait for the next part of the novel to come out. The book ended on a wonderful cliff hanger leaving me wanting to read more.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
on Jan. 16, 2014 :
The book I read was called Dream Child by J.J. DiBendetto. In the begining it seems like saras life was normal.She had a husband, a house, a good but tireing job and 3 kids. Lizzie, saras oldest daughter started having dreams about people she met or came in contact with.That's when it begins. Saras worst nightmare has come true.. Sara started having dreams when she was in college..now her daughter seems to be having the same dreams. While at a confrence, lizzie begins to have more dreams.Sara and her husband Brian try to Peice together what the dreams mean and what will happen to the people in her dreams. In the end Sara and lizzie learn that saras mom has the dreams to after they all dream about Sara.I would deffinatly reccomend this book and can't wait to read the other books..This was book 3 of the series.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on Aug. 07, 2013 :
Dream Series #3. By: J. J. DiBenedetto. Format: eBook. Read: August 2013.
Sara is a resident at Children’s Hospital, which means excruciatingly long work weeks, but it is worth it to come home to Brian and their adorable daughter, Lizzie. Sara is very grateful that she is able to bring Lizzie to work with her when she can’t find a babysitter. All the staff love Lizzie and Lizzie gets to play with the children, which helps distract them from the routines of being a hospital patient. Lizzie is a lot like Sara and is always ready to lend a helping hand. Unfortunately though, Lizzie has picked up something else from Sara too. When Lizzie’s dreams start, Sara’s world is turned upside down, again.
This is the third novel in the Dream series and this is by far the best so far. The addition of Lizzie to the family and to the storyline is perfect. She provides just the right amount of comedic relief that was missing from the previous two books. Lizzie is very young, but she steals the show, so to speak. J. J. DiBenedetto shows a superb talent in his writing his characters. Readers will feel like they have grown with Sara and they will find themselves thinking similar thoughts as Sara tries to juggle work, family, and interpreting her and Lizzie’s dreams. Minor characters from previous books keep popping up to lend a hand, which gives the series another real-life connection. Readers will have extremely high hopes for the next book to see what Sara and Lizzie stumble into, next.
This is a very unique mystery series that I have thoroughly enjoyed reading. I am looking forward to spending more time with Sara, Lizzie and the rest of the family in the next book. I absolutely love a series that ties previous books into current books, with hints towards what could happen next. It keeps me guessing until the very end, which is nice to read. If you are looking for an easy-to-read and easy-to-follow cozy mystery series, with a unique twist, I definitely recommend this series.
The author provided a copy of this book for me to review.
This review was originally posted on Ariesgrl Book Reviews.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)