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Alternate cover edition - ASIN B00GENAN0YA sweet, old-fashioned, Victorian romance, Hannahs Dream is the story of a young girl growing up in a small beach town in New Jersey in 1892. Hannah Dawes dreams of being an artist. She loves to build sandMoreAlternate cover edition - ASIN B00GENAN0YA sweet, old-fashioned, Victorian romance, Hannahs Dream is the story of a young girl growing up in a small beach town in New Jersey in 1892. Hannah Dawes dreams of being an artist. She loves to build sand castles and spend her days with her friend, Johnny Liberty, the boy next door. They grow, and so do their affections, and when Johnny’s father sends him away to school, Hannah tells him she will wait for him.Hannah loves color and longs to create a painting that will “make people weep.” She is drawn to the stained glass windows in her small local church, and her desire to learn more about art takes her from sculpture to painting. Her dreams have always included Johnny Liberty, but one day she hears that Johnny, who has been away a long time, has met someone else and is married. While he news upsets her, Hannah, who isn’t sure she loved Johnny as much as she loved being “betrothed,” recovers quickly. She pursues her artistic ambitions, which include working in a museum someday.One day her mother receives the devastating news that all the money her husband left her has been lost in a bad investment and she is forced to take her family to live with her brother in Colorado. Hannah doesn’t want to go, but soon they are on a train heading west, and the unusual landscapes inspire her, giving her hope that things will be all right.On her uncle’s ranch in Colorado, Hannah has caught the eye of a shy cowboy, while her long-time housekeeper, a woman named Becky, finds the torch she carried for Hannah’s uncle has been relit. But, back in New Jersey, her old high school art teacher, Pierre Rousseau, whose special interest in Hannah has now turned into obsession, vows to follow her and make her his own, no matter what the cost.Will Hannah and the shy cowboy find love? Or will Pierre find her and take her against her will?