Wish List Wednesday

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 |

For nineteen-year-old Harriet Morton, life in 1912 Cambridge is as dry and dull as a biscuit. Her stuffy father and her opressive aunt Louisa allow her only one outlet: ballet. When a Russian ballet master comes to class searching for dancers to fill the corps of his ballet company before their South American tour, Harriet’s world changes. Defying her father’s wishes and narrowly escaping the clutches of the man who wishes to marry her, Harriet sneaks off to join the ballet on their journey to the Amazon. There, in the wild, lush jungle, they perform Swan Lake in grand opera houses for the wealthy and culture-deprived rubber barons, and Harriet meets Rom Verney, the handsome and mysterious British exile who owns the most ornate opera house. Utterly enchanted by both the exotic surroundings and by Rom’s affections, Harriet is swept away by her new life, completely unaware that her father and would-be finacĂ© have begun to track her down. . . .

I've always been a sucker for novels revolving around dancers, you? Yet another to add to my list! The cover is also beautiful. Are you interested in reading?

<3 Cate

6 comments ♥:

Rhiannon Hart said...

I love books about ballet! I will have to read it. The cover is beautiful.

Kirthi said...

I haven't read many ballet books, so this will be a new subject to read on. I agree with Rhiannon, the cover is gorgeous!

pirate penguin said...

This one's at my library! I want to read some other books by the same author.. of course none of the titles come to mind, lol. But each book has a really nice cover!

pirate penguin said...

I forgot to ask! How did you like The Song Reader? :)

Nina said...

This one sounds lovley, i like the cover. :)

Cate said...

Sandy- The Song Reader is still in progress! I've half-started a couple of books, and hope to get them all finished as soon as break comes begins! :)

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