I wait with breathless anticipation for each of Joanna Davidson Politano’s new books. When “A Midnight Dance” released from Revell, I was so excited to curl up during a peaceful afternoon and dive into Ms. Politano’s captivating new world of ballet – and then chaos struck our family. I found myself instead reading this long-anticipated novel in the waiting room of a hospital – and perhaps this made the story even more poignant and thought-provoking. At first it was a little difficult to ‘get into’, probably because of all the distractions in my life at the time. But once I was ‘in’, oh my, it was hard to come back out!
“A Midnight Dance” is a hauntingly beautiful story that is uniquely atmospheric, rich in mystery and surprise, and features characters that will teach you so much – if only you’ll pause long enough to let them. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, is as it seems in this story, and just when I thought I had everything figured out I realized the exact opposite was true. The truths of life and love, and the hope of God’s children, are portrayed with such colour and light that I hope to soon go back and read it again more slowly. Why? Well, I think perhaps now that I know what will happen in the story itself, a second reading would allow me to more deeply digest the truths embedded in the foundations of the story.
I am so amazed at the talent of this gifted author, and yet I know that she points all her skill and mastery of writing her stories back to God. The results are truly nothing short of inspired – and with every page, you can tell exactly where Ms. Politano’s inspiration originates from.
**This book has been provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.