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Publisher's Summary

A lifetime of dedication to dance left Lindsay Dunne little time for romance. That is until she meets brooding architect Seth Bannion, the guardian of a talented young ballerina in Lindsay's class. As Lindsay and Seth clash over their hopes for the girl's future, passions flare...and Lindsay receives a crash course in the art of love.
©2009 Nora Roberts (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Her stories have fueled the dreams of twenty-five million readers." ( Entertainment Weekly)
"Roberts is deservedly one of the best known and widely read of all romance writers." ( Library Journal)
"You can't bottle wish fulfillment, but Nora Roberts can certainly knows how to put it on the page." ( The New York Times)

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  • Tracy
  • Ithaca, NY, United States
  • 12-04-10

Not a bad novel, but not a good narrator

According to Nora Roberts website this book was first published in 1983, So it was written very early on in her career. I wish the first publishment dates were listed in Audible, it would make selecting books from some authors a little easier. Since this was one of her earlier novels it's not as strong as her later books like The Villa or her Gallaher series. Despite that, it stands up well next to most romance books by other authors. The character depelopment isn't as strong in this story - especially concerning the male love interest - and it didn't have as much humor as her later books. Still, it's a decent enough story. The narrator, however, makes this story an almost painful listen. She reads with a voice that seems to be geared to toddlers; stretching out words and exaggerating expressions. At the least it was distracting, but mostly it was aggravating. I doubt I will listen to this a second time and I don't think I'll buy the sequal book to this one. (I think the title for the next one is Dance of Dreams.)

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Vicki
  • Snohomish, WA, United States
  • 02-10-11

Good story destroyed by the narration

I am sure if I would have read this book that I would have enjoyed it... the narrator destroyed it... it made the charactors sound like complete nerds... her inflection was awful and her phrase stresses changed the intended meaning. It is sad.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Alison
  • American Fork, UT, USA
  • 10-25-09

All NR books are not created equal

I have loved NR for years and have enjoyed equally her early and more recent works. This book did not live up to the standards that I expect from a NR book, and the narrarator was terrible.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Voices for characters are difficult to listen to

The actual storyline was good. The narration was excellent. However; the character voices were parrot like or crackly old. They didn’t reflect the personality or age of the characters. At times the narrator would use the same crackly voice for different people in the same conversation making it hard to follow. The “seductress or coy” teasing voice was cringeworthy but if you can get past all that the actual story is a wonderful story.

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Recommended

I first read this story a very long time ago. It was so memorable that just seeing the name brought back the whole story. Now, having listened to it, I know why. It is just that good. The characters are likeable and easily related to. There are fun moments, poignant moments, angry and hurt moments, and then of course joyous and triumphant moments. This story is well worth experiencing.

I'm on to Ruth's story.

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Destroyed by narration

The narration was so bad I almost just turned it off. The voices of the young girls sounded like old women and the male voices were just atrocious

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book is gr8 but narration is terrible

I love all her books. But this narrator's is so bad I couldn't finish!!! its like nails on a chalkboard!!!

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Performance lacking

Didn't like the voice of the main character, she sounded like an old lady, very distracting to the enjoyment of this book.

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Too breathy for me!

Narrator ruined the story. Could not get over my irritation with the breathless and overly dramatic narration in order to finish this book.

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Boring and Predictable

What was most disappointing about Nora Roberts???s story?

The story line just went no where!

Which character ??? as performed by Ashley Adlon ??? was your favorite?

I didn't have one. All the characters were very boring.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.