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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 aLady 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 leman who describes se-duction in detail. When she has driven Rowland to the edge of longing, she extracts a promise that he will marry her. As time passes, Bryce and Rowland fall in love. But will their love be able to conquer all once Bryce’s secret is revealed? Rowland must decide if he truly loves her or has been be witched.What is truly the extent of her power?Eventually, Bryce is freed and the lovers are reunited. However, another still seeks retribution and attacks them. They fight the enemies and are victorious.Finally, they are able to live happily ever after....

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The Dream Dancer Reviews

  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    2019-02-12 21:41

    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 him and Rowland to her. He tries to talk her into sleeping with him but she won't do so without a marriage ring. That is something Rowland doesn't really want. He leaves then next day for court to be near the King. Bryce Talks her father into taking her there saying that Rowland wants to marry her.Can Bryce get into Rowland dreams and change his mind? Witchcraft is something that is illegal and dangerous to do....can Bryce get away with doing her 'Dream Dancing" ?

  • Joann Herley
    2019-02-04 20:45

    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 well within the time period. It was clever and moments of suspense. This is the first book I have read from this author and look forward to reading Book 2 in the series.

  • Wendy
    2019-02-07 20:57

    "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 proposal her father takes her to London where he's determined to renew his allegiance to the king in the wake of the political machinations infecting the court. But Lady Bryce who has the power to enter and influence dreams has her own scheme for winning the man she desires. Having read "The Book" which in vivid detail describes the sexual escapades of a mistress Lady Bryce sets her plan in motion to seduce Rowland, tormenting him with longing until he makes her his own. Yet as they fall in love an enraged suitor from her past threatens her future when she and her friend Margaret are accused of witchcraft.Set in the past when women have no rights and could look forward to arranged and loveless marriages, Lady Bryce gifted with the power to influence dreams is determined not to fall into that trap. Well-structured and tantalizing the plot heats up when Lady Bryce concocts a plot to seduce Rowland a renown libertine who has no intentions of binding himself to any woman until he meets her. Sexually explicit in content Bryce begins the seduction of Rowland in his dreams, driving him to distraction and forcing him into marrying her. Yet with underlying subplots Leslie Hachtel lays the groundwork for threats against Bryce's happiness with King James' condemnation of witchcraft, the revenge of a disgruntled suitor and the greed of his uncle. All add to a romance that keeps you riveted from beginning to end. Breathing life into the story Leslie Hachtel has created complex, realistic and memorable characters who infuse it with depth, excitement and passion. Lady Bryce the adored daughter of wealthy Viscount Halstead is as beautiful as she is clever. Spirited, audacious and stubborn she's determined to make Lord Rowland her husband before she succumbs to his charm and loses her virginity. Rowland of Ashford whose father was a womanizer, neglecting his wife until she died resists commitment preferring meaningless affairs to assuage his sexual needs. A rich, educated nobleman who's close to the king, Rowland is arrogant, and impertinent hiding his caring, protective and honorable nature. Emma, Rowland's sister embittered and distrustful of men is a shrew, lonely, and antagonistic but loved by his kind, generous and compassionate friend Lord Alan Fallsworth. I liked "The Dream Dancer" and give it high marks for an imaginative plot set against an historical backdrop with intriguing characters not easily forgotten. I look forward to following Emma and Alan's rocky love story in the sequel.

  • Tammy
    2019-02-11 17:51

    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. Great Historical Read!

  • Lauren
    2019-02-11 14:43

    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.

  • Shani
    2019-02-15 14:09

    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 such as, “mayhap”, “troth”, “wench” and “naught”. Being true to the era, the characters, the surroundings and language is what makes a historical romance flow together without interruption.Lady Bryce is a strong willed woman who wishes to be seen as much as an equal as possible. Her father wishes to marry her off and many men have come to make their desires known. They wish to marry Bryce and to receive her large dowry. She detested each one and worked her gift to the advantage. She convinced them during their dreaming that they did not want her. She was able to put off any suitors from the time of 14 to 17. I honestly forget that during that time that marriage was something that happened so early on. In fact Lady Althea mentions she married “late in life” at the age of 21. When you think about it though, up until even 70 years ago, couples were married off early too. Thank heavens times have changed!Rowland is an often amusing character in this book. One of my favorite parts is when he claims to be a “dragon slayer” when he meets Bryce. She rebukes him but there is the obvious mutual attraction between them. They start down a path of give and take. He wants her virtue; she wants to play a game. She figured she would be able to end the game and block him. She didn’t think though of the damage that could happen if she didn’t follow through with her ploy. She convinces her father that Rowland has made promises to her and they follow him to court. It is there that things get out of hand. In the end they both get what they want. They surely did not expect it to be love.I love humor in a book and the bit of paranormal that happens. What we refer to as paranormal now was viewed as “the black arts”, or “witch craft” at that time. If you were known to dance with the devil so to speak then you were viewed, tried and executed as a witch of sorts. When Bryce is accused of this and her friend of murder is when the truth comes out. Rowlands sister shares the same gift as Bryce. I loved the description of how she used her gifts. It’s interesting how Emma and Bryce used their gifts in the opposite as well. As much as I loved the story, I would have loved to see the book extend with Emma and Alans story right there. It brought up some interesting questions that can spin into a really great story. I hope that Ms. Hachtel does in deed bring their story together in a sequel.I enjoyed this read over all. Like I said, I would have liked to see it be wrapped up all in one book. But then again, it’s a great way to hook a reader and have them looking for a sequel. This is a great book for anyone looking for a bit of love, paranormal and historical times.I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.http://chroniclesofanabibliophobiac.b...

  • Kathy
    2019-02-06 17:01

    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 certainly would be frustrated and scared. I like how Bryce was defiant and it helped keep things interesting. There were many things that a reader could speculate about, but I think I was quite surprised of what I thought of Emma was actually was totally different. Her part later in the story threw me for a loop and I could have quite easily pegged her for being a secret witch. I liked how the author threw in key characters that played specific roles in the story of Bryce and Rowland. They helped build the story and by the end, actually gave the author another route for a continuing novel.I can understand how Gilbert and Oliver could add to the twist in the story with their interactions with Bryce. However, I didn't care for the bit towards the end when Gilbert surprisingly attacked. Truthfully, I was waiting for him to take revenge and it wasn't so much of a surprise. I thought that there would be more of a backlash from his death, but it seemed to end with just that. I could be wrong and something may come out of it in a later novel.This novel was well written and I could only find a couple grammatical errors that didn't really take away from my experience reading. The cliffhanger ending does make you hope that there is a continuing novel after. I definitely would recommend this novel as a good read. I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

  • Carleen
    2019-01-29 14:56

    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 another with their dowry is an interesting concept for a romance novel. We are introduced to the Lady Bryce and her ability to "Dream Dance." It is intriguing to the reader to venture with Bryce as she encounters this gift and develops it along the way. Being able to enter in to someone else's dreams and cause manipulation did seem to be advantageous to Bryce at first. Later we see that it is not so advantageous and causes her to question whether or not her husband truly loves her. Knowing that she could cause this manipulation, she set her sights on Rowland, the King's good friend. These are the times when women were also burned at that stake for witch craft. Some reported that Bryce was one of these women. Not only does Bryce have to deal with learning how to be a Lady of the Court, but she also is a virgin. She wanted to entrap Rowland in his dreams and make him lust only for her instead of his many conquests. Bryce may be a virgin, but she happens upon a book that describes many sexual encounters and she studies it well. The meeting of Rowland's family is not the end to this exciting tale. I would recommend this book to the adult reader who loves a great romance novel with an amazing story line. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • Alicia
    2019-02-23 20:41

    I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.3.5 starsDream 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 in herself, though an enjoyable one. She’s a little naïve, spoiled, and very much determined to get her own way, but not afraid to stand up for those she cares about. I enjoyed the banter between characters, but at times found the dialogue to be stiff and unconvincing. It may have been a constraint of the time period it was set, but there were definitely moments it was just… dry. I would have enjoyed this book more had it been a little longer to properly flesh out ideas and characters after they leave the court. In the course of one conversation we have people completely about facing and changing their entire personality. The ending conflicts both felt particularly rushed as well. (view spoiler)[ (And not very realistic. Once accused of witchcraft, they weren’t really in the habit of changing their minds and letting people go. Especially when they had a physical mark believed to be associated with devil worship.) (hide spoiler)] The last chapter serves no purpose and doesn’t add anything to the story, which is a pity, because the book could have been a lot stronger if it had simply been omitted. Overall an enjoyable but somewhat predictable read.

  • GrnEyed
    2019-02-18 14:39

    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 he has chosen.Things change when Lady Bryce encounters Lord Rowland. He is a handsome man of breeding and wealth. Lady Bryce decides no matter what, he will be her husband, even if she has to use her gift to make that happen. The question is, once she gets what she wants through the use of her gift, does she want it after all? There is also the question of what will happen to her if the truth comes out regarding her gift. As this book takes place when witchcraft and the dark arts led many people to their death, could the same occur to Lady Bryce if anyone discovers her secret?This is a fun read that I completed rather quickly. There were some fun revelations and I found Lord Rowland’s many attempts to deny his interest in Lady Bryce amusing. The supporting characters, including Rowland’s friend Alan, his sister, Emma, Lady Bryce’s father, as well as other characters made the book well-rounded and written. If you are looking for a quick read that is amusing, romantic, and has a bit of historical flair to it, give this book a shot.

  • Charlotte Lynn
    2019-02-20 17:02

    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 real story is not the historical aspect but the Dream Dancing part. Bryce is a “normal” lady except that her father is trying to marry her off to some horrible people. Bryce wants to marry for love and attraction. She is able to persuade those suitors to walk away and not marry her. When she meets Rowland she decides he is the one. Now she just has to convince him that she is the one for him. I won’t give it away, you need to read it to find out what Dream Dancing refers to. This is my first book by Leslie Hachtel. I am excited to read more from her. She wove a web of a story that I could not put down. The pages turned, the words flew, and I was anxious to see what would happen next. There was humor, paranormal, history, and so much more found in this book.

  • Melanie
    2019-02-03 20:54

    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 interested in the men her father chooses. So Bryce enters Rowland's dreams to entice him and get him to marry her. Rowland finds himself becoming obsessed with her and he can't explain why, why Lady Bryce haunts his dreams at night.However after Rowland proposes, Bryce's conscience gets the better of her and she feels guilty for manipulating him, knowing what she did was wrong.I didn't realize this was an historical romance tale. Not a bad one at that, although I think Bryce and Rowland should've had more time to get to know each other because they fell in love as soon as they saw each other. At first I didn't like Rowland's character, he's a bit of a womanizer and is only interested in Bryce to get her into bed, but as the story went on his character began to grow on me. Overall it is an enjoyable read with some good twists; I would more than likely read more in this series.

  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    2019-02-12 13:59

    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 him and Rowland to her. He tries to talk her into sleeping with him but she won't do so without a marriage ring. That is something Rowland doesn't really want. He leaves then next day for court to be near the King. Bryce Talks her father into taking her there saying that Rowland wants to marry her. Can Bryce get into Rowland dreams and change his mind? Witchcraft is something that is illegal and dangerous to do....can Bryce get away with doing her 'Dream Dancing" ? Please follow more reviews at the below sites:http://sissymaereads.blogspot.com/https://www.facebook.com/sally.mae.39...http://booklikes.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/17091...

  • Katie
    2019-02-07 18:56

    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 first meetings, it helped bring lively fun to the building relationship. The looming threat of witch hunts and Bryce’s impetuousness both give the story higher stakes, as they threaten the new and heated relationship.I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Barbara
    2019-02-14 16:57

    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 because the men are afraid of her. The merchant says she has powers and she is lucky that her father is a favorite of the king. Bryce likes Rowland and tells her friends she could marry him. Her friends tell her that he isn't a one woman man. She has a plan. This plan is what makes this book so different from the others.

  • Alice
    2019-02-06 19:56

    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 they like each other, it turns more into an ego game - who can bend the other to their will first. The author writes really well and has done an excellent job with the regency era descriptions. It just wasn't for me.

  • Stormi (Bewitched Reader)
    2019-01-31 13:57

    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 Dance, I immediately added it to my TBR list, because I haven't had enough of these characters and their stories. **Just in case you are not into semi-explicit sex scenes, there are a few in this story. They are not 50 Shades of Grey explicit, but they are descriptive.**

  • Bridgett Brown
    2019-02-18 13:41

    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 handsome Lord Rowland that she should be his wife. Unfortunately, anything strange and unusual is considered witchcraft, and the fear of the devil runs rampant at court. Lady Bryce finds herself in the Tower awaiting execution for being in league with the devil.

  • Deborah Kilduff
    2019-02-03 14:56

    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, but enjoyed the twists and turns they encountered along the way. I would certainly recommend this to anyone who enjoys stories of the English royalty of the early 1800’s.

  • Bianca Eksteen
    2019-02-05 18:07

    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 book has to offer. This is a book I would love to read again, and Leslie is an Author I will be keeping my eye on for years to come.

  • Devyn
    2019-02-12 21:02

    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.Others may have loved this book but I couldn't get into it.To put it plain and simple: It is just one of those romance books. No explanation needed. You all know what I mean.

  • Heather
    2019-01-29 20:07

    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.

  • Megan
    2019-02-03 19:49

    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!!

  • Susan
    2019-02-05 17:50

    Received a sign copy from the author!! I couldn't put this book down!! Can't wait to read more from this author!!