Book Review - One More Dance - Valentine Cardinale | Miki's Hope

Book Review - One More Dance - Valentine Cardinale

Friday, August 23, 2013

The ending of this book made me so happy that I felt a tear in my eye. Yes, this is a mystery/thriller but it is also about family dynamics and love. It is not a very long book but chock full of action. I strongly suggest you read this book and as for me--well I think I will be going to find the other 2 books this author wrote--


About the Book: (from the back of the book)


At a wedding in Italy, Julian Case, a realtor and widower, meets Alegra Rossini. a university professor and single mom, and is struck by her beauty, grace and playfulness as they dance the night away. On the plane back to the States, he's already making plans to see her again. But when Julian enters his home in New Jersey, he discovers his son has been savagely attacked and left for dead. Fearing that whoever beat the young man into a coma will return to finish the job, Julian puts his life on hold to join the investigation. Can a father unlock the secret connection and find his son's attacker? Will Julian lose his chance at new love? And what about Alegra? Will she let this promising relationship slip away? Can they weather the storm and let love into their lives for one more dance?


This book can be purchased at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and independent bookstores and by contacting Outskirts Press (888-672-6657 or www.outskirtspress.com).

About the Author: (from the back of the book)


Valentine Cardinale, a graduate of Iona College and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, enjoyed a successful career as the editor of leading magazines in the advertising and pharmacy fields before writing fiction. One More Dance is his third novel, following The West Side Kid (2009) and The Terranovas: A War Family (2005). Val lives in New Jersey.

To learn lots more about this author and his books visit his website! And I seriously think you will enjoy what he has written there!!





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23 comments :

Corinne Schmitt said...

I am glad I read your review because if I had judged the book by its cover I would have assumed it was a romance and bypassed it. A mystery/thriller with a focus on family and perhaps a love story thrown in is something I would love to read. Thanks for sharing this.

Kim Croisant said...

Your review made this book even better!!! Love the mixture of a thriller and a love story....HOWEVER!!! You know me.

Love to support ya though!!!

Chubskulit Rose said...

The thrill of reading just the summary of it makes me want the book.

MzBaker said...

Sounds like a good edge of your seat type of book!

Jennifer said...

This sounds like my kind of book! I love the combination of mystery and romance. I'm putting this book on my list!

becca said...

i quit my reading list will never be finished

Melinda Dunne said...

I love a good mystery thriller and if the ending made you tear up I am sure I would love this book. I love books that are full of action I can usually read those pretty fast.

Loreina said...

Sounds like a great suspense novel! One of those situations where you have to put your child over love. Or will they both work out? I'm interested!!!

Nicole A. said...

Don't think I've ever read a thriller. Should try this one.

Taylor Rios said...

Like someone else said, I thought it was a romance by the cover. Good thing you reviewed it! I like mysteries and thrillers.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Same here, I thought it would be a romance novel. :)

April M. said...

the cover looks like it is a romance novel, I am surprised it is a thriller.

nova hedges said...

I love romance, gives me chills and giggles me while reading.

Marms said...

That's kinda thrilling. Suspense.

Foreclosure Help said...

My husband and I have the fantasy story. So I am a true believer that love that is meant to be, will happen. Very intriguing. I'll have to grab this just to find out if they did get together or not!

Christy Maurer said...

I love suspence/thrillers that have a little bit of a romantic side. Sounds like another great one you've found!

Lalia Frolick said...

This sounds interesting. I would never have thought twice about this book had I seen it in stores based off the cover. YES, I do just a book by its cover! The story sounds quite appealing, though! Thanks for sharing!

mail4rosey said...

There are some unique twists in the plot here that do make me want to read the book. THank you for sharing it!

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

Sounds like you really liked it --if your already hunting down the other books the author wrote!

Cindy Batchelor said...

Sounds like a wonderful read! Thank you so much for sharing! xo xo

Family Travels on a Budget said...

How do authors come up with such crazy twists and turns? I would love to swap brains with a fiction writer for just three days.

Of course, I don't want to give up travel writing forever... that's fun too!

Laura Grace Andry said...

Thanks for this review, I would have walked past it based on the cover - as it looks like a romance novel. I will have to check it out!

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Not an ordinary love story! The plot sounds exciting! :)

 
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