Dreamford: Add Value to the World, Live and Work with Purpose by Kinga Szumska Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

As a freeze hits a once prosperous village, two friends must learn to look at the past and find a way of moving forward together in the beloved parable from author Kinga Szumska, “Dreamford”.


The Synopsis

Have you ever hit trouble in your work or your life? Do you feel that you have lost your direction and the path you had mapped out for you is no longer available? Dreamford is a parable about two old friends who hit a life-changing ‘freeze’. When life threatens to derail them, they must look at their past, at the decisions they have made, and figure out how to ‘move forward’. Sometimes things go so well that we don’t even know how we have arrived there, but when something happens to challenge that, we have to build ourselves back up from scratch, from zero. Dreamford is about remembering that all you have worked on in the past will serve you. And most likely when you have worked with purpose, with joy and love for what you do, it will serve you in a positive way, just as Happ and Griid discover. “Dreamford was a beautiful prosperous village. The trees always grew high and the fruit always shone as if it was smiling at the sun. The people were kind to one another. It was a privilege to live in Dreamford. The animals trusted their farmers and the horses worked with an astounding effort. However, one spring, the freeze came late in the season—the buds had already started to grow and were ready to flower. The farmers did not expect the freeze and the field crops did not survive. The whole village was upset, as farming was their key industry. I will now tell you the story of the two biggest farmers in the village.”

The Review

This was a heartwarming and impactful parable. The author did an incredible job of crafting a narrative that allowed the themes and messages the author was trying to convey to shine through. The rich character dynamics between Happ and Griid were so engaging, as they both represented the ideals of business and yet showcased the power of cooperation and friendship in a unique light.

To me, the heart of the story resided in the themes the author explored. The idea that sudden changes or loss can disrupt our lives and make us question our direction is a natural part of life and the author’s story showcases the power of finding oneself and not only learning from the past but using it to rebuild and move forward in life. 

The Verdict

Memorable, heartfelt, and inspiring, author Kinga Szumska’s “Dreamford” is a must-read parable that readers won’t be able to put down. The emotional core of these characters and their driving force, along with the straightforward yet engaging narrative allowed the more dynamic themes to come alive and impact the reader. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10


About the Author

Kinga was born in Poland and now lives in London. She writes inspirational stories on personal and professional development, work, and travel on her blog: http://www.kinga.blog. Kinga is certified by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is a Qualified Performance Coach and talent hunter. Besides writing and creative living, Kinga is a keen traveller, speaker, painter, foodie, and social media junkie.

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