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
TO CATCH A DREAM
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.