Midsummer Dreams

Alison May

A modern retelling of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream.
Date Published :
March 2016
Publisher :
Choc Lit
Series :
21st Century Bard
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Four people. Four messy lives. One night that changes everything …
Emily is obsessed with ending her father’s new relationship – but is blind to the fact that her own is far from perfect.
Dominic has spent so long making other people happy that he’s hardly noticed he’s not happy himself.
Helen has loved the same man, unrequitedly, for ten years. Now she may have to face up to the fact that he will never be hers.
Alex has always played the field. But when he finally meets a girl he wants to commit to, she is just out of his reach.
At a midsummer wedding party, the bonds that tie the four friends together begin to unravel and show them that, sometimes, the sensible choice is not always the right one.

About The Author

Alison May was born and raised in North Yorkshire, but now lives in Worcester with one husband, no kids and no pets. There were goldfish once. That ended badly. Alison has studied History and Creative Writing, and has worked as a waitress, a shop assistant, a learning adviser, an advice centre manager, and a freelance trainer, before settling on 'making up stories' as an entirely acceptable grown-up career plan. Alison is a member of the Society of Authors and the Romantic Novelists' Association, and won the Elizabeth Goudge Trophy in 2012. Her novella, Cora's Christmas Kiss was shortlisted in the Love Stories Awards, 2015, and for the RoNA Rose, 2016. Alison writes contemporary romantic comedies, and short stories. Find out more about her at www.alison-may.co.uk


"I really enjoyed the changes that Alison May adopted for this story, particularly that of the relationships between the four lovers are, and how they play out throughout the course of the novel... This perfectly fits the category of Romantic Comedy, and I enjoyed every second of it. 5 Stars!"

- Sorcha O'Dowd, Old Victorian Quill

"What a delightful retelling of the Bard’s tale in a modern day setting... There is plenty to love in Midsummer Dreams so your next step should be to go read it for yourself and enjoy."

- Keeper Bookshelf

"This book was sheer enjoyment from the first page to the last... And as for the writing – it really sparkles, gentle humour, a little slapstick along the way, and the odd very unexpected tear in the eye. Wonderful stuff – don’t overlook this one whatever you do, you’ll be missing a few hours of unadulterated fun and enjoyment – I really loved it."

- Being Anne