a dreamer’s life

Do you dream of real freedom? Ever wondered what it would feel like to step into the world with only a suitcase and a passport? To quit your life and become completely free?

This book gives you a glimpse inside the mind of a woman on such a journey. A quest for self-discovery, one that weaves between intimate moments of despair, but also the mysterious joy that empowers us when we accept ourselves for who we really are.

This is the story of people, both real and imagined. From the small towns of South Africa, to the old streets of London, into the snowy Chicago winters.

A Dreamer’s Life is a beautifully honest work that ripples with passion, melancholy and gratitude.

get your copy here

amazon worldwide – paperback and ebook

Amazon UK

Amazon USA

united states – barnes and noble – paperback

A Dreamer’s Life: Finding Freedom

united kingdom – the london feminist library – paperback

A Dreamer’s Life is part of the historic Feminist Library collection in London and stocked in the bookshop.

south africa – exclusive books – paperback

A Dreamer’s Life: Finding Freedom

denmark – saxo – paperback

A Dreamer’s Life: Finding Freedom

direct from me – a signed copy – paperback

You can also buy a copy directly from me. Email me: laurika.bretherton@gmail.com

what they say about a dreamer’s life

“I must admit that I did not know what to expect – what genre or type of writing – so I just picked it up with no expectations and started reading.  Before I knew it the story was coming to an end. All I can say is WOW!!! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.”

“I read your book!!! It was like a fairytale.”


“A really enjoyable and interesting read of a journey of self discovery and understanding. I felt like I was right there, travelling around South Africa with the author and sharing the experiences.”


“I quite liked the short chapters and journey segments which helped the story move more quickly.”


“I just finished your book!!!! I wanted it to go on and on, it was so awesome and I felt like I was right there with you my friend, thank you for sharing your life, your writing painted a beautiful story of your journey, I loved it!!”