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The Dream Dancer

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Lady Bryce has a gift. She can enter dreams and persuade her will onto others. It has served her well, especially in eliminating unsatisfactory suitors of her father's choosing. But when she encounters Lord Rowland she wants him more than any-thing and decides to visit him in his sleep and make him desire her above all others. As a virgin, she has discovered a diary from a ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published February 2nd 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
The Dream Dancer by Leslie Hachtel is the story of Lady Bryce and Lord Rowland.

Bryce has a 'skill' that lets her enter peoples dreams. Bryce has used this skill for some of her father's suitors that he has in mind for her. Bryce has to be near them and then she would enter their sleep to talk them out of marrying her.

While in town she meets Rowland who is on his way to meet her father. Bryce is attracted to hi
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Joann Herley
Oct 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Dream Dancer is a lovely romance story with a bit of magic. Lady Bryce, as far as her father is concerned, is in need of a husband. Unfortunately, all those that he brings to visit Bryce are unappealing in every way. She has discovered a talent that enables her to visit someone's dreams and plants seeds in their minds that make them leave. When Lord Rowland visits her father she is immediately attracted to him and determined to make him her own. I loved the storyline of this book and it fit ...more
Wendy
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Wendy by: Goodreads
"The Dream Dancer" a romance with a dash of the paranormal is set in 1616 outside London when Lady Bryce lays eyes on the dashing womanizer Lord Rowland of Ashford in a market place not far from her home. Smitten for the first time after dismissing the disappointing suitors her father has traipsed across her path, Lady Bryce is determined to make Rowland's promise to wed her a reality especially after he inflames her senses the night before he returns to London.

Embellishing the truth of his prop
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Tammy
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lady Bryce has the ability to enter others dreams and persuade them to do what she wants and she is using that ability to persuade the man she chooses to marry her. She goes to Lord Rowland in his dreams and seduces him promising her that he will marry her. When Lady Bryce’s dream comes true will it turn into a nightmare if Lord Rowland finds out what she has done? I liked the paranormal addition to this historical read. The characters were excellent and the story held my interest throughout. Gr ...more
Tracy
This book is historical romance, set during the reign of King James, I wasn't aware of that when I started reading it. But I guess I should have known when the description of the book uses Lady Bryce and Lord Rowland. At first I really didn't like Bryce or Rowland. Bryce seemed like a spoiled brat used to getting what she wanted and Rowland seemed like a cocky womanizer used to getting who he wanted. However, after about 50% of the book I did start to like both of the characters and the story li ...more
Angel Hatfield
The Lady Bryce has a gift. She can enter dreams and persuade. It has served her well, especially in eliminating unsatisfactory suitors of her father's choosing. When she encounters Lord Rowland, she knows he is a man who likes women. Bryce decides to visit him in his sleep and make him desire her above all others. A virgin, she has discovered a diary from a leman who describes seduction in detail.
This book had an interesting premise so I decided to try it. The book itself is not bad. I really d
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Sharon
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very unusual premise that catches you and quickly draws you into a fast paced storyline with an entitled, spoiled lord and lady, both used to having "what they want, when they want it". Add a slimy villain, a thwarted, greedy neighbor and a superstitious king & queen to get a story you can't put down. ...more
Carrie Ann
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good twist on a magic love story. One where magic is good, as is the love shared. A good light read

Mature to mature young adults reccomended (possibly) as there are some not so explicit sex scenes, but still sex scenes
Lauren
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: giveaways
I never really finished I just can not read this anymore. The concept was really cool but the author's style is too teenage fanfiction-y to be taken seriously and enjoyed. ...more
Shani
I’m not always interested in historical romance books. There are times though that one captures my attention from the beginning. Ms. Hachtel stays true to the time period for this book. As I was reading I was delighted to see so many words that I did not know the meaning of. As odd as that may seem to some, I love learning new words. Since my kindle gives me the option of highlighting a word to find the definition, it becomes an added bonus. She stayed true to the story and the era with words su ...more
Kathy
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This novel was a very interesting and entertaining read. I found it different than the average romantic novels as it had the twist of Bryce and her unique power that intrigues readers to know more. I found the beginning a bit slow, but found that after I got going I really started to enjoy it more. This was definitely a novel that I found myself wanting to know more and it kept me reading right till the end. I know that if I lived during that time and had to endure what these women did, I certai ...more
Carleen
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This author had me flying through the pages! This is not my first book to have read by this author, and it certainly will Not be the last! This author's romance novels are so unique and imaginative. There is always an amazing story line to each of her novels and this book is no different! I love the premise of the generation that the novel takes place. The fact that the author was able to depict the times of kings and queens, how women had no choice in love and that they were to be betrothed to ...more
Alicia
Jun 18, 2016 rated it liked it
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 stars
Dream Weaver was a historical romance with paranormal elements. Think seduction in a castle where our female protagonist increases her odds by entering dreams and re-enacting scenes from a raunchy journal she’s uncovered.
It started out strong, with our rakish character perfectly introduced. Rowland and Alan’s friendship was perfect, and their interactions were my favourite part of the story.
Lady Bryce was a contradiction
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GrnEyed
Aug 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, historical
This book is rather formulaic but it is still a fun read. I enjoyed the language and the historical aspects to the book.

Lady Bryce is a young woman who is untouched by men. She is also a woman with a special gift. This gifts allows her to enter the dreams of others and get them to do her bidding. The concept of this possibility is fun and intriguing. The reasons that Lady Bryce uses her “gift” is completely understandable. Her father is trying to marry her off and she has no interest in the men
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Charlotte Lynn
May 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was presented to me as a historical story with a paranormal twist. The setting is a castle with a queen and king, ladies in waiting, and so much other historical things. I loved the descriptions of the rooms, the castles, and the travels. I could picture Bryce’s dog lying by the fire while Rowland and her father talked. The scene of Rowland riding through town on his horse and seeing Bryce for the first time stuck with me, the attraction was obvious from the first time their eyes met.

The r
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Melanie
Oct 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
I won this book free from the Goodreads giveaway.
Lady Bryce has an extraordinary power; she is able to enter the minds of men when they're dreaming and persuade them to do what ever she tells them.
So when she first sees the handsome Sir Rowland, she wants him, but only if he promises to marry her, thereby keeping her virtue until after they wed, despite Rowland wanting her otherwise. She wants control over the choice of which man she is to marry, but it is not easy especially when she isn't int
...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
The Dream Dancer by Leslie Hachtel is the story of Lady Bryce and Lord Rowland.

Bryce has a 'skill' that lets her enter peoples dreams. Bryce has used this skill for some of her father's suitors that he has in mind for her. Bryce has to be near them and then she would enter their sleep to talk them out of marrying her.

While in town she meets Rowland who is on his way to meet her father. Bryce is attracted to
...more
Katie
Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the Dream Dancer, Bryce, a young noblewoman, possesses the ability to influence others through dreams. So far she has just used the power to scare away old suitors that her nobleman father wants her to marry, but after she meets Rowland she means to use it to help get him to propose marriage. The story is set during the reign of King James, and fear of witches has lead to death for many people, complicating Bryce’s plans.

I really liked the quick banter between Bryce and Rowland during their
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Barbara
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Given to me for an honest review. This is an intriguing book well worth 6 stars, if I could give them. Rowland is just hanging around the market (1616, England) until he sees a beauty pass by. She is pretty, well dressed, and looks like she gets her way often. He asks her for a favor before he goes on a quest to kill a dragon. Since there are no dragons, the Beauty and her companions laugh at him. He gets a merchant to tell him about her. She's a daughter of Viscount Halstead and unmarried becau ...more
Alice
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
This book wasn't bad... It was written well and was very descriptive. But the story-line was lacking for me and I just didn't like the characters. Bryce believes she has met her husband after one brief encounter (literally less than a minute), and Rowland is perfectly portrayed as the typically regency man-whore (even calls his 'manhood' a dragon). I felt like Bryce was extremely childish as times, and had to remind myself that yes, she is only 17. Instead of trying to be with each other because ...more
Stormi (Bewitched Reader)
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Dream Dancer is a captivating historical romance. I immediately connected with Lady Bryce's character. Her witty replies and sass combined with her good heart just make her a lovable character. All of the characters in this book were well developed and easy to like or dislike. Even though this is a romance novel, there is still some mystery, danger, and action towards the end that adds to the plot and makes the story richer.

When the book ended and I realized the story continues in Emma's D
...more
Bridgett Brown
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Based outside of London in the 1616, Lady Bryce, has a very unique gift. She can dream walk. And her gift has served her well most of her life. She's been able to chase away any unwanted suitors. She's also used her gift to persuade others, like her father, to get what she wants. During a trip to the local village market, Lady Bryce encounters a handsome young man, a young man that ends up meeting with her father and staying at their keep. And this time Lady Bryce uses her gift to convince the ...more
Deborah Kilduff
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed Dream Dancer. This was a traditional story in the true regency romance genre, although with a bit more spice. I enjoyed the banter between the main characters and the attention to detail in the manners of the court. The author did a good job of building the sexual tension between the dashing Lord Rowland and the beautiful, but willful Lady Bryce. The story was paced well and frustrated me in a good way. I couldn’t wait for the lovers to recognize that they were truly in love ...more
Devyn
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
I received this book from Goodreads.

When it comes to romance books, I drop my expectations and standards considerably lower than I do for any other types of books I read. Despite doing this with The Dream Dancer, I still wasn't impressed.
This book wasn't terrible but it certainly wasn't good. It wasn't an eye sore to read but it will never make it on my favorites list- or my read again list. It was sooo corny and mediocre! The dialog, the plot, the writing, the characters, the everything.
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Bianca Eksteen
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Dream Dancer by Leslie Hatchel is a superb book! This book brings to life the story where you fall in love with the characters. The characters are very well developed and easy to follow. The story line is truly wonderful and leaves me wanting to read more. Rowland is easy to love and yet feel pity for; as he is outmaneuvered by witty Bryce! This is a wonderful romance filled with lords and ladies and aristocracy. Further in the book it brings on curiosity with all the twists and turns this b ...more
MeganTheNinja
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Highly recommend to all fans of a well written love story. Bryce, a.k.a Lady Bryce, and Rowland, a.k.a. Lord Rowland, has such an interesting and enthralling dynamic between them, its hard to take a break reading once you start!!
Heather
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as a giveaway through Goodreads.

I really enjoyed this book! I could not put it down except for the fact that I fell asleep because I was so tired. I thought the author wrote very well, which is why I could not put the book down. I would definitely read more from this author.
Susan
Apr 23, 2016 marked it as to-read
Received a sign copy from the author!! I couldn't put this book down!! Can't wait to read more from this author!! ...more
Heather Silvio
I enjoyed the idea behind this story - historical romance with supernatural flair. Unfortunately the execution could have been better. I'm not sure how to describe the writing except that it exactly fit the stereotype of a romance, with considerable repetition of manhood, bosoms, etc. I was able to suspend disbelief and follow the fast development of the romantic relationship, but I would have liked to have seen it done with more imagination. There were also quite a few typos, little things like ...more
Tracy Fritts
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaway, paperbacks
These is the first book I have read by Leslie Hachtel. I really enjoyed reading these story. Lady Bryce has the ability to enter other people dreams and influence them. These is a historical romance and the first book in the series.

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Leslie Hachtel was born in Ohio, raised in New York and has lived all over the country. Her various jobs, including licensed veterinary technician, caterer, horseback riding instructor for the disabled and advertising media buyer have given her a wealth of experiences.
However, it has been writing that has consistently been her passion.

Leslie lives in Florida with a fabulously supportive engineer
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  • Jester's Dance (Dance #3)
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