Her kidnap horror behind her, JAYCEE DUGARD wants to find the man of her dreams and dress like a fairytale princess on her wedding day.
That happy future seemed impossible for the remarkable young woman during the 18 years she was held captive in a squalid compound by a convicted sex offender and his wife.
But now, the 30-year-old mother of two is writing her memoirs, and publishing sources tell The ENQUIRER that Jaycee is not only reliving her horrific ordeal, she’s daring to dream of a joyful life in the years to come for herself and her daughters.
"Jaycee wants to live the American dream and find a loving, gentle man to share her future – thoughts she couldn’t imagine while in captivity," divulged a publishing source familiar with the outline of the still-untitled book.
"She wants a storybook wedding, a long white wedding dress, a handsome prince of a husband and some pet cats."
After 18 years of experiencing unimaginable horrors, "Jaycee wants the best that life has to offer, including a loving husband to whom she can devote her life."
The memoir will cover Jaycee’s life from her abduction in 1991 until now. Monster Phillip Garrido, 59, and his wife Nancy, 55, have each been indicted on 18 counts related to Jaycee’s kidnapping and rape, and the forced imprisonment of her and her daughters fathered by Garrido – Angel, 16, and Starlit, 12.
During her captivity, Jaycee kept a journal that’s helped with putting together her story, said the source.
"Jaycee expressed all her fears and anxieties in her journal – never believing that she and her daughters would ever be freed," said the source.
For the FULL STORY with more details of Jaycee’s harrowing ordeal and hopeful dreams, pick up the new ENQUIRER.