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Dreaming in Technicolor

The Sequel to Dreaming in Black & White
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Everyone's favorite film geek Phoebe Grant heads off to Merrie Old England-and changes her cinematic dreams from black and white to living color.

Phoebe's family has money troubles. Her spiritual life is dragging. She misses her long-distance best friend, Lindsey, terribly. But all that's bearable because of Alex, the gorgeous man who shares her love of movies and actually likes women with a little meat on their bones. At last-someone to kiss on New Year's Eve!

But by New Year's Eve, Alex is in London, called home by a family emergency. Newly engaged Lindsey has turned into a long-distance Bridezilla, and the snooze button still sabotages Phoebe's morning quiet times. She needs a break, which is why she jumps at the cheap off-season fare to England.

She's not chasing Alex. Really. She just wants to broaden her horizons. But what awaits Phoebe in the land of Mrs. Miniver and Notting Hill is nothing short of disaster . . . and nothing less than a miracle.

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Reading Group Guide

  1. Dreaming in Technicolor begins with a quote from Jane Austen: "A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment." That's definitely true of Phoebe Grant. If you "fall in love" as quickly as Phoebe does, what advice could you give her on how to protect her heart and delay those dreams of walking down the aisle until she knows the man a little better? What benefits are there to moving more slowly in a new relationship?
  2. Phoebe is the world's biggest dreamer. She's always fantasizing about things (a happily-ever-after life with Alex-the dreamy guy she's dating, an exciting, stimulating job, and more). Is dreaming a good thing or a bad thing? Even if there is nothing inherently wrong with dreaming, is it possible to spend too much time in a fantasy world?
  3. Lindsey, Phoebe's best friend in the novel, gets engaged, and while Phoebe is thrilled and happy for her (especially since she's marrying Phoebe's good friend Phil) she also struggles with feelings of jealousy, and thinks, "But what about me? When will it be my turn?" Have you ever faced similar feelings when a friend got engaged or received a fabulous promotion at work? What did you do with those jealous feelings?
  4. Phoebe calls herself a "spiritual loser" because she can't get up (or stay awake once she does) early in the mornings to have a daily quiet time like the "spiritual giants" she knows. Do you ever compare yourself to others spiritually? When is comparison a good thing and when should you be content to merely rest in God's acceptance of you?
  5. With a little nudge from her boss, Phoebe decides to carpe diem and take a spur-of-the moment vacation to England. She's not chasing Alex. Really. She just wants to broaden her horizons and check out the land of Notting Hill and Sense and Sensibility. Have you ever taken a similar spur-of-the-moment vacation to a place you've always dreamed of visiting? How was the trip? Was the dream or the reality better?
  6. Have you ever "chased after" a guy the way Phoebe does Alex (and have you lied to yourself in the process, telling yourself you're just broadening your horizons, or being adventurous, etc.)? Is it ever a good thing to "chase" a guy? What are your thoughts and/or experiences?
  7. In England, Phoebe experiences some culture shock-particularly in regards to food: neon-green "mushy" peas and Marmite, beans and fried tomatoes for breakfast. If you've ever traveled to a foreign country, what things caused culture shock for you? What's the strangest or most exotic food item you've ever eaten?
  8. Phoebe's elderly friend, Esther, who has become a world traveler since retirement, says that traveling helps you discover who you are and what you're made of-partially because it takes you out of your comfort zone and introduces you to new experiences. If you've had any oversees adventures, what did you learn from them? If you didn't have to consider money or time, where would you travel?
  9. Back home in Barley, Phoebe demonstrates sacrificial love for her family by helping them out in a time of need-putting aside some of her own dreams in the process. Have you ever put aside your dreams for your family? Was it worth it? What did you gain or lose from it?
  10. Phoebe's focus has changed drastically by the end of the book. Do you agree with her decision not to take Alex back? What do you think the future holds for her?

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Dreaming in Technicolor : The Sequel to Dreaming in Black & White, Laura Jensen Walker
  • Dreaming in Technicolor : The Sequel to Dreaming in Black & White, Laura Jensen Walker

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Everyone's favorite film geek Phoebe Grant heads off to Merrie Old England-and changes her cinematic dreams from black and white to living color.

Phoebe's family has money troubles. Her spiritual life is dragging. She misses her long-distance best friend, Lindsey, terribly. But all that's bearable because of Alex, the gorgeous man who shares her love of movies and actually likes women with a little meat on their bones. At last-someone to kiss on New Year's Eve!

But by New Year's Eve, Alex is in London, called home by a family emergency. Newly engaged Lindsey has turned into a long-distance Bridezilla, and the snooze button still sabotages Phoebe's morning quiet times. She needs a break, which is why she jumps at the cheap off-season fare to England.

She's not chasing Alex. Really. She just wants to broaden her horizons. But what awaits Phoebe in the land of Mrs. Miniver and Notting Hill is nothing short of disaster . . . and nothing less than a miracle.

More Information

Length 288 Pages
Publication Date September 6, 2005
Company
  • Thomas Nelson
ISBN-10 0849945240
ISBN-13 9780849945243
Height 8.4"
Width 5.4"