Would you let your daughter go?
Steffie has always been proud of the decisions she’s made as a mother – even when she battled with her husband’s infidelity and resolved to raise their ten-year-old daughter, Jemima, alone. But when Jemima has the chance to leave home and train as a professional ballerina, Steffie finds herself faced with that most unbearable of parental decisions: should she keep her child safe, or give them the wings to fly?
She knows what’s right. And so does her husband. But when tragedy strikes, can Steffie ever forgive herself?
Especially given the devastating secret she’s kept hidden for so many years…
I found the start of this book a bit slow but it did get better, I like the fact that where the book was set in Dorset, Wimborne I know very well as I lived there for a time and my parents live in Dorset. The scary thing was that I have regularly been to the Royal Surrey Hospital too as that is where I am having treatment for endometriosis. I do like a book that has places you know of in it. I loved the bond mother and daughter have between them it is very poignant. Beautifully written.
I received an advanced reading copy of this book for an honest review.
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Weekly ballet classes are Harriet Morton’s only escape from her intolerably dull life. So when she is chosen to join a corps de ballet which is setting off on a tour of the Amazon, she leaps at the chance to run away for good.
Performing in the grand opera houses is everything Harriet dreamed of, and falling in love with an aristocratic exile makes her new life complete. Swept away by it all, she is unaware that her father and intended fiance have begun to track her down. . .
Thank you lovereading for sending me this book. If your a fan of the ballet this is the book for you. Even though I am not really, I still enjoyed this book but not as much as Eva Ibbotson’s other books. The story is all about a young girl called Harriet Morton who loves ballet and she gets a chance to run away and join a ballet tour so she decides to leave her incredibly dull life. I think this book would be great for the younger girl and the cover looks lovely too.
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