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Cali (Cali) - reviewed Dancer of Dreams (Hannah's Story, Bk 2) on
I loved it! =)
- Just the right amount of equality between the characters,
- a nicely 'who done it' plot,
- and the good old fashioned chemistry and attraction without the language and overly done graphic sex that so many authors are turning to.
Michele Verner is innocent, passionate and talented. But there's no place for an aspiring ballerina in colonial Virginia, so her well-to-do and loving mother spares no expense to send the red-haired beauty to Paris to study dance under the great Dempierre. Michele is well protected by her mother's old friend Andre, a retired dancer who is not the marrying kind. But when chance throws her in the path of Ian Macleven, a Scottish noble of dashing manners and tremendous charm, Michele has to choose between her art and her heart.
This is a romance novel, but it is really rewarding because it has a lot of modern elements. Michele's friend Andre is openly gay, yet he is a wonderful mentor and really almost a father to the young and passionate beauty. Michele's basic problem is that she has to choose between a life on the stage and a life as the lady of the castle. Ian wants a traditional wife, and though he is anything but domineering he is very stubborn about asking Michele to give up her career. How they resolve this problem is both touching and unexpected. This book is wonderful -- don't miss it!