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After the Last Dance

Narrated by: Imogen Church
Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
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Kings Cross station, 1943: As the bombs fall, Rose loses her heart to a pilot but will lose so much more before the war has done its worst. Las Vegas, present day: A beautiful woman in a wedding dress walks into a seedy bar and asks the first man she sees to marry her.

So when Jane meets Rose, now a formidable older lady, there's no love lost between them. But with time running out, can Rose and Jane come together to make peace with the secrets that have haunted their lives?

©2015 Sarra Manning (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

After the Last Dance is an extraordinary story of two women, separated by time but connected by fate, that will make you believe in the redemptive power of unexpected love.
"Sarra Manning pulls you straight in with another fantastically addictive, beautifully written read." PAIGE TOON on It Felt Like a Kiss

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  • Roberta
  • 04-07-18

Fabulous Historical Novel

I really enjoyed this book and loved it once the two stories entwined. It is well constructed and beautifully read. I learnt much about WW2 London.

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  • lynn
  • 03-31-18

Evocative

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and would have given it a five star rating were it not for a couple graphic sex scenes which to me were wholly gratuitous and not really needed. I’m not a prude but couldn’t really see the point of them. Don’t let that put you off though as the story is well worth it.

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  • ~Cariad~
  • 04-06-17

Perfection

Truly the best audiobook that I've listened to. It's touched me on so many levels, I loved every word.

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  • Sigrin
  • 04-26-19

Rainbows end

I rather like a WW2 novel, and have read a few. This is splendid piece of writing and weaves two stories together present day and the war years.

Jane the bride who walks into the bar, who is not quite what she seems. However she unfolds slowly and lays herself bare.
Rose is the young child/woman arriving in London during the war because she does not want to be a landgirl. The book goes back and forth in time, however you never feel lost or confused in the grand scheme .

Imogen church beautifully narrates and her male and female voices as well as accents are faultless.

I would thoroughly recommend this book.

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  • April Axton
  • 11-07-18

Not very good

I couldn't warm to any of the characters. Personally I'm not keen on books that switch from past to future. This is London during the war, young impressionable girls and GI's I must say that Imogen Church did a good job with poor material

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  • Kindle Customer Brenda Powell
  • 04-29-19

After the last dance

I was pleasantly surprise that I really enjoyed this book. The portrayal of the 2nd World war in London was very well written, as were the characters.

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  • Lynne Burton
  • 10-13-18

Very enjoyable

I loved this book, the best one in a while, the characters were real and rounded - as the story unfolded slowly it was captivating.