An appealing, bitter-sweetly emotional tale about friendship and second chances. This is the second novel I’ve read by Beth Moran, she doesn't shy away from heartache or the ups and downs in life, consequently it’s easy to connect to the relationships within her stories. At 33, having hit rock bottom both emotionally and financially, Ruth is returning to her parent’s home. There are a lot of interesting and occasionally quirky characters within this story, with family, friends and villagers popping up to make an appearance. Amusing moments, twinkles of romance, and a particularly scary episode sit alongside the everyday yet stimulating reality of being part of a family. ‘I Hope You Dance’ is an engaging and affectionate story, ready to warmly welcome you to Ruth’s return to life while living in a small market town. ~ Liz Robinson
December 2015 Book of the Month.
My Mother always told me I had lousy timing. Of course, she was talking about the Viennese waltz, the Argentinian tango and the foxtrot. My current timing issue involved five Chinese businessmen and a psychological breakdown. All Ruth had ever wanted to do was marry David Carrington, the boy-next-door. They would spend their days counting frogs and live in the Big House with the wonky dog. Instead David broke Ruth's heart and she left Southwell, promising never to return. Fifteen years on Ruth has hit rock bottom. There is no way out. Except one...Ruth moves home to face her estranged father, whirlwind mother, and the boy-next-door. A quirky story of loss and hope, friendship and love, and daring to dance again.
Closing date: 03/07/2018
'Heart-warming, charming, and funny, I Hope You Dance offers the hope of second chances in both love and life. A lovely and satisfying book.' Katharine Swartz, author of The Lost Garden
Publication date: 18/09/2015
Publisher: Lion Fiction an imprint of Lion Hudson Plc
|Publication date:||18th September 2015|
|Publisher:||Lion Fiction an imprint of Lion Hudson Plc|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Beth Moran grew up in a Nottinghamshire before studying biochemistry at Leeds, working as a scientist in Liverpool, and then as an antenatal educator back in Nottinghamshire. Following some deep soul searching, Beth embarked on her next adventure. By the time she’d tapped out the first chapter she knew she’d found what she was born to do, and suddenly all those hours spent daydreaming made sense. When not writing novels, Beth works as a bid writer, and is part a church leadership team, running a youth club and the annual ladies’ night where she gets ...More About Beth Moran