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In 1944 Denver, twenty-six year-old Franklin Powell is doing what he does best, helping clients with his psychic gift. Then his brother causes the past to come crashing into the present and a memory Frank has kept buried since the age of six surfaces. Now his life is in an uproar. He must prove that what he remembers is true or his mother may spend the rest of her life inIn 1944 Denver, twenty-six year-old Franklin Powell is doing what he does best, helping clients with his psychic gift. Then his brother causes the past to come crashing into the present and a memory Frank has kept buried since the age of six surfaces. Now his life is in an uproar. He must prove that what he remembers is true or his mother may spend the rest of her life in prison. But even if he succeeds, it appears there is a powerful someone behind the scenes who could care less if she is innocent. Why? Because of a seething hatred for Frank. To make matters worse, the woman he loves needs his help with a serious problem of her own—a problem that could get him killed. Frank can’t let that stop him. He dives right in and while his psychic gift doesn’t seem to be doing him any favors, it’s a good thing that a couple of newly-acquired ghosts appear to be on his side....

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ISBN : 9781500471538
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Number of Pages : 294 Pages
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The Dreamer of Downing Street Reviews

  • Jackie
    2019-02-11 01:56

    Book InfoPaperback, 294 pagesPublished August 23rd 2014 by CreateSpaceISBN 1500471534 (ISBN13: 9781500471538)edition language Englishother editions None foundSource:[Digital copy from author in exchange for honest review]Book Buy LinksAMAZONB&NBOOK SYNOPSISIn 1944 Denver, twenty-six year-old Franklin Powell is doing what he does best, helping clients with his psychic gift. Then his brother causes the past to come crashing into the present and a memory Frank has kept buried since the age of six surfaces. Now his life is in an uproar. He must prove that what he remembers is true or his mother may spend the rest of her life in prison. But even if he succeeds, it appears there is a powerful someone behind the scenes who could care less if she is innocent. Why? Because of a seething hatred for Frank. To make matters worse, the woman he loves needs his help with a serious problem of her own—a problem that could get him killed. Frank can’t let that stop him. He dives right in and while his psychic gift doesn’t seem to be doing him any favors, it’s a good thing that a couple of newly-acquired ghosts appear to be on his side. My ThoughtsFrank Powell as a character is smart, articulate, loves playing piano to relax, has a kind heart and is either cursed or blessed with his psychic gift depending on how you look at it. Some days actually think he is more cursed with the things he knows as they are painful for him as well as those around him. Having previously read and enjoyed The Secret Of Lucianne Dove, also written by Roberta Smith, back in late 2011 it sounded like this would interest me as it actually explains how the character in the Mickey McCoy series came about as well as the source of his “sixth sense”.Once started reading the settings, the mysteries, the romance angles and the suspense kept me from wanting to stop. The combination of some good old fashioned leg work on Frank’s part while he is trying to prove his mother innocent of the crime for which she was accused with his ability to ”see things” either as they happen or happened in the past make for a winning melding of talents.As we further explore the angles that are used to weave several plots together it becomes apparent that there is much more going on than Frank realizes. The past and the present collide in this book and when they do the reader is in for a few big surprises right along with Frank, surprises that change pretty much his whole perspective on his life.There is one main aspect of this story that have not touched upon and that is the supernatural, it was not over the top but instead handled forthrightly in a way that made it very believable not only to Frank but the reader as well.This book was very character driven, which works perfectly for me, with short bursts of action that added to it’s intensity and increased the pace enough to keep one interested to see what happened next but more importantly why things were happening in the first place.The entire time I was thinking oh what a tangled web was woven in the pages of this book, it was at times mind blowing until it all came together at the end and made everything perfectly clear to the reader.[Digital copy from author in exchange for honest review]

  • Joan Mitchell
    2019-02-04 23:51

    An excellent book! Full of plot twists, intrigue and spell binding action. I could not put it down. Was going to read during commercials while I watched tv, but finished it in one day. As soon as one problem popped up the one you had been reading about got very complicated. It was like that all through the book. The only thing was that each of the different story lines was interconnected in some way, but you really didn't connect them all Until you got to the end. I reccomend this to one and all. I received this book from Goodreads for free.

  • Bonnye Reed
    2019-01-22 23:03

    This is a great story! It is a prequel to Roberta L. Smith's Mickey McCoy Paranormal Mystery Series. There is a prolog set in 1924 Leadville, CO, and the Dreamer of Downing Street, set in Denver, CO, takes place in the 1940's. Our protagonist is Franklin Powell, a disabled psychic who lives in the house he grew up in, a Denver Square on Downing Street in downtown Denver. He does 'readings' for those who believe, and some who do not, lives a quiet life, with an occasional outing with his best friend Mike, a Denver policeman, and visits to his mother and her husband and his younger sister and her family. HIs father disappeared from their lives when Frank was six years old. His older brother is in prison. Sounds tame, right? Pick up this book - it is special. Before the second chapter, Frank is practically a memberof your family, and by the end you will be rooting for him every painful step of the way.

  • Betty Yoder
    2019-02-15 17:59

    Lots of conversation, easy to read and a book that his hard to put down. I found myself reading just a bit more, then just a bit more until I finished it one day. The romance was good, the mystery certainly held my attention and the paranormal Frank put the whole book together in a wonderful read that I thoroughly enjoyed. The characters in the book were quite believable and very interesting. Mike, the cop and friend of Frank was a great addition to the story and their friendship was something I loved about the book. I would recommend this for most anyone, male or female. It would be a great gift!I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Roberta Smith
    2019-02-13 20:50

    First I have to say that I am the author of this book. Second, I want to say that of the books I've written, this is my favorite. It's a complex story with a flawed protagonist I love, a plot that includes actual historical characters, love, mystery and the paranormal. It's set in a city close to my heart (Denver, Colorado) and is the prequel to my Mickey McCoy supernatural mystery series.

  • F.L.
    2019-02-03 20:02

    I've read almost all of Roberta Smith's books and this is my absolute favorite. It gave real insigt into her main character and the story itsself is steeped in historical background which makes the times and location come alive. I look forward to more of her work.

  • Henny
    2019-02-20 18:11

    This was an awesome book. I'm not usually a fan of fiction but this book captured my attention and made it interesting. I would highly recommend this book!