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Would you risk everything for love?
Stella Myles is suddenly impoverished through a family crisis and becomes forced to make ends meet by selling herself as a dance partner in a Piccadilly ballroom. Here she meets the enigmatic Montgomery, who orchestrates a job for her as governess for the wealthy Ainsworth family in Sussex. But nothing is as straightforward as it first seems.
In entering the mansion of Harp's End, Stella encounters a family with more secrets than most. She struggles to fit in above or below stairs - although nothing proves so challenging as restraining the illicit love that ignites between herself and the mysterious Douglas Ainsworth.
When Douglas announces that they are all to voyage aboard a cruise ship bound for Morocco, tensions reach new heights and finally bubble over. Stella finds herself caught up in a family at war and in a world on the edge of another. She is now the keeper of an incendiary document smuggled out of Berlin, one which must reach London at all costs.
From the rolling green hills of the Kentish Weald to the colourful alleys and bazaars of Morocco, this is a thrilling story of intrigue and danger - and a passion to risk dying for.
cover is a soft imation of the contents, light and fluffy
The era in which the story is set, is a choice that fits. The story is easy to read, after a busy schedule. I use such reading as a relaxant.....
her books are quite simular to each other. and predicable.
Loved this book a great read
Things that are great about it
Don't start if you have a busy week
Couldn't put it down
Read till sunrise one morning
THE LAST DANCE? I DON'T THINK SO!!!
This latest release from the golden pen of Australian Fiction is about a young lady (Stella Myles), who is down on her luck in more ways than one. The book opens with a funeral, and by the end of chapter two we know her story, her family and her background. You may just find yourself completely in love with the brave young woman. The events transcribed in this chapter may well shock you, and there is no doubt the rising young starlet has had a bad life, but with the Gods of Fate shining a little ray of sunshine onto the overcast day Ms Myles calls her life, the reader may well feel justified in thinking some aspects are soon to improve. And they are. She is offered a job as a Governess to a wealthy family in Sussex, England, but as sure as day follows night, we learn that nothing is what it seems and her life is about to change in ways she (and the reader) have not even dreamed of.
The writing is fast and fluid, and features chapter ending hooks which are guaranteed to make the reader not want to put the story down. Marathon reading sessions are almost guaranteed, but (obviously) these are not recommended if you are experiencing this fine tome on the daily commute to, and from, work. The chapter lengths, as Walt Disney would say, are "just right" - that is, not too long, and not too short. But packed full of just the right level of information, emotion, and as I have just said, cliff hanger endings that maximises readers' enjoyment levels.
It turns out that Stella and her new employers are soon (ish) off to Morocco and surrounds, and with personality clashes, love affairs and less than wholesome character motivations, things couldn't get any worse for our heroine.
But they do.
I won't reveal here what happens (it's not my place) but rest assured that your heart rate will rise just as surely and just as swiftly as the action does in the book.
This is yet another strong release from this world class writer. I hereby award THE LAST DANCE a very encouraging four stars.
The Last Dance
ISBN: 9781921901973 ISBN-10: 9781921901973 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 448 Published: 25th March 2015 Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.3
Weight (kg): 23.3
Edition Number: 1