The Theatre of Dreams
Musical theatre actress Tara is down on her luck and in desperate need of a job. When terminally-ill octogenarian Kitty invites her to take over the running of her former dance academy in the old-fashioned resort of Hookes Bay, Tara thinks she’s found her guardian angel. But it soon becomes very clear Kitty is being far from benevolent. Too late, Tara realises helping Kitty will signal the end of an already tarnished career, unless she can pull off the performance of a life-time…
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This book is a combination of a thriller, love story and a tale of new beginnings.
It is a fantastic read, with a fabulous balance of great characterisation and a story that keep me engaged right to the last page. Tara is wonderful, I felt sympathy for the situation she finds herself in and I cheered her on as she battled to secure a new life for he herself. Then around her is a rich cast of characters who give this novel a depth, which meant I didn’t want it to end.
For a thriller, it’s had a lightness of touch, which made it easy to read and very enjoyable throughout. That doesn’t mean it isn’t exciting because it is. The thriller element keeps me on the edge of my reading chair and I wondered throughout if Tara’s would escape the forces determined to destroy the Theatre of Dreams.
Why would I recommend this book? Because it’s a top quality read, written by an great writer. Most importantly it’s a fun, highly enjoyable read.
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About the author.
I like to write stories with a twist, a sprinkling of humour and a dash of tragedy. My aim is to entertain and raise a smile.
I’ve always had a very vivid imagination and my passion for writing began at a very early age. As a teenager I scribbled, then typed, numerous novels and short stories, none of which I was ever brave enough to show to anyone. My hobby was put on hold while mortgages, marriage, and motherhood took over. In fact, it stayed hidden for a good twenty or so years until I unexpectedly found myself with some spare time on my hands. In 2009 I left the UK to accompany my husband on an overseas work assignment to California. I started a blog about my life in the US, and from there everything mushroomed. I re-discovered my creative juices. I am a member of the Romantic Novelists Association New Writers Scheme and Hampshire Writers Society. I now live on the south coast of England with my husband and a very spoilt cat.
The Theatre of Dreams is my first novel.