Book Review – The Dreamchasers by Hazel Mary Martin

October 28, 2010

This type of historical romance is not my normal taste in reading but despite my initial misgivings I found it remarkably good.

The story follows the fortunes of nineteen year old Sarah Naylor, who as a child finds herself in servitude in a large country house in 19th Century Yorkshire.  She falls in love with a man above her station.  However, the circumstances surrounding her birth are not what they seem.  Because of the vindictive jealousy shown by her employer’s wife and several twists of fate there is little hope of her following her dream of being with the one she loves.

The novel draws on the social concerns of rich and poor and is most moving when showing the working class living conditions of the day.  It is a compelling narrative and the reader is felt obliged to read on to discover whether Sarah realises her heart’s desire.

The Dreamchasers is published by Thorn Tree Publishing and is available at http://thorntreepublishing.co.uk