A Midnight Dance

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The best moments in dance are the unscripted ones

At their core, all theater romances are tragedies. Ella Blythe knows this. Still, she cannot help but hope her own story may turn out different than most--and certainly different than the tragic story of the Ghost of Craven Street Theater.

After a chance encounter with one of the ballet company's handsome dancers late one night, Ella is swept off her elegantly pointed toes. The dance they share and the promise he makes to her feel like a new beginning. Yet as she faces mounting challenges in the ever-shrinking ballet company, Ella cannot deny the uncanny feeling that her life is mirroring that of the ghostly ballerina.

Is she dancing ever closer to the edge of her own disastrous end? Or will the secrets that are about to come to light offer release from the unyielding grip of the past?


"An immersive read set in the glittering world of the Victorian ballet, where nothing is as it seems and even the familiar echoes with secrets. Politano has written a story that is at once deeply atmospheric, yet grounded in the universal ache to belong and be loved."--Kimberly Duffy, author of A Mosaic of Wings and A Tapestry of Light


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  1. Joanna Davidson Politano
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    Joanna Davidson Politano

    Joanna Davidson Politano is the award-winning author of Lady Jayne Disappears, A Rumored Fortune, Finding Lady Enderly, and The Love Note. She loves tales that capture the colorful, exquisite details in ordinary lives and is eager...

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