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To Catch A Dream (The Breckton Trilogy Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Mary Wood
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The Breckton Trilogy: An Unbreakable Bond, To Catch a Dream and Tomorrow Brings Sorrow.

Tell the story of the rich and the poor of Breckton - a small, fictional, mining town in Yorkshire.

Each book stands alone as a complete story, This novel is a prequel and can be read first or last, it is the readers choice. It gives the moving story of where and how it all began: An Unbreakable Bond and Tomorrow Brings Sorrow are a sequel and the fourth book: Time Passes Time, again is a stand alone book if the reader wishes, but is a spin-off of The Breckton Trilogy


Set in 1876-1900 This is a moving story of love, passion, and betrayal. It tells of Megan’s grandmother Bridie O’Hara who, as a beautiful young girl, is torn away from her native Ireland by her father – a freedom fighter, turned traitor – when he has to flee the wrath of the Fenians.

Violated by those who should protect her and betrayed by the dashing gypsy Seamus Finney who befriended her as a child, and is the love of her life, she descends into drunkenness and prostitution when she meets Bruiser Armitage a brute of a man who seeks to control her.

One man tries to save her, Will Hadler, Megan’s Grandfather, a kind, hard-working miner, whose love for Bridie knows no bounds. His rescue of her brings her happiness, but the demons inside her never give her peace.

When Will takes Bridie to Breckton she meets the young Issy, and finds in her a true friend. But Issy suffers many heartaches of her own and it is these that are the shaping of her. 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.

Andrew Harvey, Father-in-law of Laura Harvey and master of Hensal Grange, contributes to the downfall of Bridie. Andrew is forced to marry a rich young frump of a woman he does not love for the sake of saving the mine that he owns. But despite everything, he does find love with her. It is his arrogance and need for more than she can give that leads him to seek pleasure wherever he can get it and to break hearts and lives along the way.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1262 KB
  • Print Length: 538 pages
  • Publisher: Mary Wood Books; 1 edition (8 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007E2V3YO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,064 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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So pleased to announce that I have been given a seven book deal by Pan Macmillan! My first title, 'Time Passes Time' was published in paperback and all other formats on May 22nd 2014. My latest: 'Proud of You' was published in all formats on Sept 25th 2014, and I was included in a compilation of short stories by some of Pan Macmillan's favourite saga authors, Fireside Christmas Stories, which was published on 6th Nove 2014. So a very busy year for me, but a wonderful one.

All of my titles are available on kindle and are listed below.

About me: I was born in Maidstone, Kent, in 1945, the thirteenth child of fifteen children. Repatriation after the war saw my family re-settled in Leicestershire where my family lived in an ex-Army hut, specially addapted to house displaced families. I slept in a double bed with three of my sisters, but gradually made it to a bed of my own as each sister left to get married.

I was educated at St Peter's RC School in Hinckley, where one particular teacher, when setting composition titles, used to say to me: 'Mary Olley (my nee name) I want one page and one page only, not a novel!' And yet, another teacher, of whom I have fond memories, Mr Tom Payne, encouraged me to write all I could and even remarked that he thought I would one day be an Author! It took a long time, but at last I have achieved this.

Becoming a wife and mother I held various posts - office work, cleaning, licence trade, party planning, everything and anything to fit in with bringing the kids up. And moved house several times ending up in the North West and eventually taking up a late career in the Probation Service where I served ten years until I retired.

My husband and I (oh dear, that sounds rather royal!)have just celebrated our Golden wedding anniversary and now have a large family of our own. Three of our four children have married and have given us eight grandchildren and four step-grandchildren, five of these grandchildren have children of their own and great grandchildren are ever expanding in number...wonderful!

Amidst all of this, I write. And I love it. I love the planning, the plotting, the character building, the research and that tingly feeling when it is all coming together. I set out with a dream many years ago, now I am seeing that realised. To all my readers, I hope I do you proud. Please come along to Facebook -my page is called - Books by Mary Wood - and press the like button then we will have contact with each other. And follow me on twitter my tweet name is @Authormary. Make yourself known to me, I look forward to meeting you. Much Love xxx

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars UNMISSABLE 4 Mar. 2012
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Anyone who has read "An Unbreakable Bond" will want to read this wonderful prequel to Bridie's story. I was captivated and totally enthralled, as chapter by chapter the tale unravelled. Certainly, a lot of questions were answered as to how Bridie's character was formed and her future pre-destined. I am now going to have to read An Unbreakable Bond again and cannot wait for the third book in the trilogy. I highly recommend this to lovers of a good story.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars well done mum 21 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Yet again you succeed in making me chomp at the bit for the ending whilst panic ensues at what to do when i get there!!! Already reaching for my copy of an unbreakable bond to read again and relive the story with a new eye. Eagerly awaiting the third book mum, you make me so proud and blush at the naughty scenes (mother!!!). Although you may,when reading this review ,consider me to be biased but l assure you this is not the case , just know a very good book when i read one. As an avid reader it just helps that my mother is a great writer . If you purchase i know you will enjoy and hopefully leave a review as well.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fan-tas-tic 6 Mar. 2012
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the second book in the trilogy, the first being AN UNBREAKABLE BOND.
TO CATCH A DREAM is as exciting as the first book. it is great that it gives an insight into all the characters ancestors in book on. bridie and her mother are happy, mother dies, her father takes her over to england in the boat and on the voyage he assaults her, she is put into a correction home run by nuns.
seamus the man she loves promises to take her away to america. he went without her
poor bridie suffers a terrible life till she meets will.
seamus comes back to england, now a terrible man.
this book is fantastic, answers questions from book one (but could be a stand alone book) i cant wait for book three coming out.
MARY WOOD is a brilliant writer. every page is filled with love, hate fear and has no padding to fill pages. i would now put MARY WOOD way above my other faves eg jo cox, rita bradshaw, kitty neale and anna jacobs.
congratulations MARY on another brilliant book. hope book three is coming soon x
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mary Wood 19 Jun. 2013
By MvonK
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Mum just loves this style book. She is 88yrs and reads nearly every day. She loves period stories. She read the complete TillyTrotter set and has now moved to Mary Wood I guess a natural progression
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read 29 Jun. 2013
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fantastic read all her books I have read in this saga are great If any one likes family sagas they will love Mary Wood
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab. 13 Jun. 2013
By Valann
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Now read all three of the Novels in the Breckton Trilogy and what a fantastic writer she is, put them on Kindle for a Cruise and could not put them down, now on the 4th book she has written and from the start looks like all the loose ends will be tied up...a very clever writer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STORY TO DREAM ON 28 Jan. 2013
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Excellent read, so full of life you could lose yourself in another age, the story is touching and compelling, will definitely READ MORE FROM THIS AUTHOR

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 12 Jun. 2012
By linda
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i found this book truly brilliant couldnt put it down and look forward to reading the next book to finish the trilogy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
All 3 book excellent
Published 1 month ago by Carole Hunter
5.0 out of 5 stars Just okay book
Okay read
Published 1 month ago by Mr Darcy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Its okay.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs Amanda Lemonius
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
a great read
Published 6 months ago by bellaboo
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
I have read all the breckton books and loved every one, they kept me reading all the way through. love these books
Published 8 months ago by gaye summers
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Read
This is part of a series that can be read individually. An excellent author with good storylines that are quite complex but enjoyable.
Published 9 months ago by zumba12
5.0 out of 5 stars Mary wood
This book is a must read. I couldn't put it down. Great story by a good writer, great read.can't wait for more.
Published 9 months ago by joseph gray
1.0 out of 5 stars Wouldnt bother reading
It was a depressing book. I know that some things in life are brought about by poverty and living conditions but this focuses on these too much. Read more
Published 10 months ago by M278
5.0 out of 5 stars To catch a dream
Wonderful book great read could not put it down. Mary wood is a great author. Well done to you Mary
Published 11 months ago by Angela brammer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
Another very good read from Mary Wood.Her historical fiction books are really excellent--you just don't want to put them down
Published 11 months ago by lillebet
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