Thursday, October 7, 2021

"A Midnight Dance" by Joanna Davidson Politano -- Book Review

About the Book

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. Yet as she struggles to maintain her tenuous place in the ever-shrinking ballet company, win the attentions of principal dancer Philippe, and avoid company flirt Jack, Ella cannot deny the uncanny feeling that her life is mirroring that of the dead ballerina.

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

Mystery and romance make the perfect dance partners in this evocative story from fan-favorite Joanna Davidson Politano.

My Thoughts

While the back cover copy did not immediately grab my attention, I had read books by Joanna Davidson Politano before and enjoyed them, so I decided to read this book. I am so glad that I did as I loved the book! The book is told primarily in 1st person from Ella's perspective, but there are a few chapters in 3rd person from other people's points of view. There is a solid biblical faith thread woven through the story. There were many twists and surprises along the way as Ella discovers things about the Ghost of Craven Street Theater and the book went in a different direction than I had expected. The story was so full and rich and multifaceted and I couldn't put it down once I started reading. This book is definitely going on my pile to reread. I look forward to reading more books by Joanna Davidson Politano.

About the Author

Joanna Davidson Politano is the award-winning author of Lady Jayne DisappearsA Rumored FortuneFinding Lady Enderly, and The Love Note. She loves tales that capture the colorful, exquisite details in ordinary lives and is eager to hear anyone's story. She lives with her husband and their two kids in a house in the woods near Lake Michigan. You can find her at

"A Midnight Dance" is available in paperback:
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Revell (September 7, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 400 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0800736907
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0800736903
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 15.5 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches

and in Kindle edition:
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08XM1GTR2
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Revell (September 7, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 7, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 8198 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled

I got a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own and given voluntarily. No compensation was received for my review.

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