The Hambledown Dream
Review by: Jennifer Bacile
Mayes did an excellent job of portraying the bittersweet ache of yearning felt by Andy as he realized he simply *must* seek out Sonya, as with the portrayal of Sonya’s grief and denial that Denny was gone from her life. It could be said that an undertone of premonition existed in the description of Sonya’s denial of her grief and her refusal to let herself feel the loss of Denny.
Overall, it was easy to identify with the characters and although the plot was predictable in its conclusion, it was also within the realm of possible, which makes the story much more endearing and much less fantasy-driven than other books within the genre. I would love to see this story on the big screen as a movie and have little doubt that Mayes has a promising future ahead as an author. A solid, worthwhile read.