The Dreaming Beauty ~ Review with Giveaway

The Dreaming Beauty JustRead Blog + Review Tour 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Dreaming Beauty by Anneka R. Walker, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

The Dreaming Beauty
The Dreaming Beauty
An Enchanted Regency Romance
By Anneka R. Walker

Tansy White's life is cloaked in mystery - she's been raised by her three aunts since her mother's death nearly fifteen years ago. Any questions she's had about her parents have gone unanswered. She knows nothing about her father, even his name. And then there are her dreams - memories of the past and premonitions of the future. Her aunts claim the family is cursed and when her heart is broken by the man she thought loved her she just might agree with them. 

Marcus Taylor has been pursuing private research focusing on dreams. He has been haunted by nightmares for most of his life. He needs to understand so that he can free himself from the power they hold over him. For the past year, he has been managing the estate of his brother Simon, the Duke of Westmorland, while he's abroad in America. A most fortunate circumstance when he stumbles upon a young woman unconscious in the library. 

A late-night walk starts a friendship between Marcus and the ladies of Rose Cottage. Could there be something more than friendship and troubling dreams between Marcus and Tansy? All his life Marcus has been told Simon must marry first, but Tansy White could tempt him to put himself first. 

The Dreaming Beauty is a Regency retelling of Sleeping Beauty that is a lovely story. First, we have three aunts raising their orphaned niece. Second, we have a delightful cottage sort of hidden away in the woods. And in a nod to the Disney version, there is a nod to the pink dress. Or was it blue? 

There are references to the Masked Baron who had his own book. This book is a standalone title that does not need to have The Masked Baron read to enjoy this book. But The Masked Baron is a book you may want to pick up after reading this one (it's an enjoyable, easy read too). This is a lighthearted, easy read that has moments that will make you laugh and others that will exacerbate you. This is a clean read Regency romance that is an excellent introduction to Anneka R. Walker's work if you have not read her before.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this boo with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion - all thoughts expressed are my own.                                                                                                                                                


Title: The Dreaming Beauty 
Series: Standalone follow-up to The Masked Baron 
Author: Anneka R. Walker 
Publisher: Covenant Communications 
Release Date: July 11, 2022 
Genre: Clean & Wholesome Romance / Historical / Regency / Fairy Tale 

Once upon a dream, two cursed people fell in love . . . 

 Tansy White doesn’t want to end up alone like her three aunts who raised her, but when she is betrayed by her would-be betrothed, she fears she might never change her fate. At her aunts’ suggestion, she seizes the chance to visit Rose Cottage, the country home of her late mother. For years, dreams of the cottage have haunted Tansy, and she is convinced it holds the answer to her hidden past. But after getting caught in a terrible storm, she meets a man who is just as determined as she is to learn all her secrets.

Marcus Taylor, brother to the Duke of Westmorland, is also troubled by vivid dreams. On a sleepless night, as a tempest rages outside his brother’s estate, he makes a discovery far more mysterious than any dream: a young woman, cold as ice, lies unconscious in the library, and he is sure she is the key to solving his problems. When she wakes, what begins as a shared quest for information turns into an unexpected friendship. As they piece together the fragments of their pasts, they discover a tangled web of lies, and their feelings for each other become just as entwined. But is their love as strong as their dreams . . . or their fate? 

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The Masked Baron

Anneka R. Walker

Anneka Walker is an award-winning author raised by a librarian and an English teacher turned judge. After being fed a steady diet of books, she decided to learn about writing. The result was a bachelor's degree in English and history. When she isn't dreaming up a happy ending for a story, she is busy living her own with her husband and adorable children.

Connect with Anneka by visiting annekawalker.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.


(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card, 
The Dreaming Beauty, signed bookplate, 
matching bookmark, stickers, and button!
The Dreaming Beauty JustRead Giveaway
The full tour schedule is linked below.
The giveaway begins at midnight on August 15, 2022, and will last 
through 11:59 PM EST on August 22, 2022. 
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  1. The Dreaming Beauty sounds like a wonderful fairy tale read for me and I like the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Blooming with Books, for sharing your review!

    Have a spectacular week!

  2. Tansy White sounds like a leading character who has a lot of spunk!

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  3. Thank you for sharing your review of The Dreaming Beauty, this sounds like a wonderful story that my teen-aged granddaughters and I will enjoy reading

  4. This is a must read.

  5. Great review! Love the cover and can't wait to read this novel!

  6. thanks so much for sharing your review! I'm looking forward to reading it for myself soon!

  7. This sounds like a really good book

  8. What a great review - sounds like a great read!

  9. this sounds so interesting. thanks for hosting


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