Book Review | A Midnight Dance

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A Midnight Dance by Joanna Davidson Politano.

Book Blurb

All theater romances are tragedies. Ella Blythe knows this. Still, she cannot help but hope her own story may turn out different than most–and certainly different than the tragic story of the Ghost of Craven Street Theater. Yet as she struggles to maintain her tenuous place in the ever-shrinking ballet company, win the attentions of principal dancer Philippe, and avoid company flirt Jack, Ella cannot deny the uncanny feeling that her life is mirroring that of the dead ballerina.

Is she dancing ever closer to the edge of her own tragic end? Or will the secrets that are about to come to light offer release from the past?

Mystery and romance make the perfect dance partners in this evocative story from fan-favorite Joanna Davidson Politano.

From Goodreads

Author Information

I’m a work-from-home mom of two fun and adventurous littles and we’ll soon be homeschooling. I married my hero Vince, who is my love and my polar opposite. I write, he tears it up with the red pen. I break cars and other mechanical things, he puts them back together. He’s nailed the “speak the truth” thing, and I bring the “in love” part. But the real spark to our marriage is that he does not like chocolate and I…  like it a normal amount. We love and live from our little house in the woods near Lake Michigan.

From Author Website

Danielle’s Review

A Midnight Dance is the first novel I’ve read by Joanna Davidson Politano. To say I thoroughly enjoyed it is an understatement. This was a marvelous historical romance that surrounds a London ballet company. Ella Blythe is the daughter of a dancer who supposedly died in a theater fire. When she joins the company as a ballet dancer on scholarship, she finds her life mirroring her mother’s and fears she’ll end up the same way.

This story is one you have to experience. It’s the type where I want to tell you all about it, but doing so would give too much away. This I can say: the writing was beautiful and the story full of surprising twists and turns. I absolutely loved the ending, which had the biggest twist of all. Now I want to reread it so I can catch all the subtle hints and see it with the end in mind.

With how much I loved this story, I’m excited to read other books by this author. Do you have a favorite? If you haven’t read A Midnight Dance yet, I highly recommend doing so. It’s one of my new favorite books.


I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review | A Midnight Dance

  1. It’s hard to pick a favorite by this author. They are all soooooo good! I have them all. You will enjoy each one, I’m sure!

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