I’m completely in awe of this story. The story had me dancing around with the character Ella Blythe. I know I won’t forget this one, with its air of mystery, it’s beautifully written scenes and the way the author wove biblical truth into this stunning story. I was hesitant at first to read a story about ballet. It was something different… something I haven’t really read about or knew about beyond my four-year-old ballet experience. But this, this story, made me feel as if I knew all about ballet and the steps. And I could see the dancers, even feel the dances myself. All from just words. Never have I finished a book and actually felt as if I had been an eyewitness to the entire story. It was beautiful and magnificent. I am ever so sad that I finished it so quickly. Joanna Davidson Politano has a way with words and scenes, unlike any author I’ve read. You don’t simply just read her stories, you feel them. If you haven’t read this book, please just go read it. Put it at the top of that “to be read” pile, in fact just skip that pile and pick up this book. The depth of the characters seemed so real as if they were more than words on a page, living and breathing, and dancing. The plot is one that kept me on the edge of my seat. I almost forgot to go to bed at one point, not wanting to put the book down. One of the best books I’ve read this year for sure.
*I was given a copy of this book by the publisher. All opinions are my own.