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The stunning first instalment in The Breckton Novels, To Catch a Dream by Mary Wood tells the tragic tale of Bridie O'Hara as she struggles to overcome her misfortune.
Can she follow her dreams when she has lost everything?
Young Bridie O'Hara is torn away from her native Ireland by her father - a freedom fighter turned traitor - when he has to flee the wrath of the republicans. Violated by those who should protect her and betrayed by her dashing gypsy lover, Seamus Finney, she struggles to find her way in Victorian England.
Will Hadler is a kind, hardworking miner whose love for Bridie knows no bounds. He rescues her from a life on the streets and offers her the chance of happiness, but the demons inside her never give her peace.
When Will takes Bridie to Breckton in Yorkshire, she meets and befriends the young Issy. A strong young woman, she triumphs over adversity, but her quest to save Bridie and Bridie's daughter, Bridget, from the consequences of her mother's actions proves a step too far.
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loved it, couldn't stop listening. great story and brilliantly read. got to get the next book.
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- Georgina cordell
great charaters love individuals storys already got second book looking forward to find out what happens next
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A walk down misery lane!
Found this to be very disappointing. Too much misery not a bit of humour, and had no sympathy for the main character at all. Found her to be very unlikeable, and mostly deserving of all the ills that befell her. I was completely depressed at the end of it, and was hoping that the ending would have a little bit of joy in it, but , no, just as depressing as the rest of it! and I also found the language and phrasing, quite irritating. Not one for me!
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