Title: Long Dance Home
Author: Julie Mayerson Brown
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: December 12, 2017
Cece Camden has a plan—for work, for love, for life—and she believes she is right on track. But on her 29th birthday, her grand plan begins to unravel, and the disciplined, former ballerina’s life is turned upside down.
Newly unemployed and devastated to learn she and her boyfriend are not on the same page, Cece returns to Clearwater, her hometown in Northern California wine country, hoping to find comfort for her broken heart with her family. Being back in Clearwater only adds to her stress, however, when she reluctantly agrees to help rescue a small-town production of The Nutcracker.
Having once been the ballerina that would make Clearwater famous, Cece’s return attracts attention, inspires gossip, and forces her to examine a decision she made years before at the most vulnerable time of her life. As old wounds are opened and secrets revealed, long-held beliefs about Cece’s childhood are challenged, leading her to question everything she thought she knew about family, love, and herself.
As Cece struggles to accept the truth, she lets go of one dream and discovers a new one, opening her heart to a purpose and a future she had never imagined.
There is just one word to describe this book- COZY!
Long Dance Home is the type of book you’d read near a fire place with a warm cup of hot cocoa. It’s also the perfect book, with Christmas just around the corner.
There really isn’t anything bad to say about this one- It’s heartwarming, sweet and blissful with a dash of poignant contemplation (which we all have this time of the year hahaha).
Julie Mayerson Brown has written a book that’s the perfect example of what a hallmark movie would be, except in book form. With a storyline that has ballerinas, sticky hot buns, twinkling Christmas lights…what could go wrong, right? This is the type of book where if it were a movie, your elders would say “Honey, cover your eyes, they are going to kiss” hahaha.
Christmas is just a few weeks away and I am so glad I got to read this book, It’s blissfully heartwarming!