In the mellow stone house of his childhood, Roly Carradine has found refuge from a broken marriage. Here he welcomes Kate, who has just lost her husband, and young Daisy Quin, a dancer recovering from a back injury. Roly’s son Nat lives not far away, and he must suffer visits of his unsympathetic mother Monica, Roly’s ex-wife. All seek peace and quiet, but the disclosure of a secret proves that life is not so simple. . . .Treating Marcia Willett’s ardent fans to a return visit with some of her most endearing characters from previous books, Echoes of the Dance is a gem of a story to be savored.
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Praise for Marcia Willett“Deservedly compared to Binchy and Pilcher, Willett is an equally gifted storyteller.”- Booklist on The Birdcage“With an agile mastery of multiple story lines and an uncanny knack for creating sympathetic characters, Willett winsomely creates congenial worlds that welcome loyal fans and new readers with ease.”- Booklist on Echoes of the Dance“Tender and moving, Willett’s tale expertly weaves a family’s past and present together to illustrate the strength of familial bonds . . . a memorable and emotional read to be savored.”- Romantic Times on The Children’s Hour
Born in Somerset, in the west country of England, Marcia Willett was the youngest of five girls. Echoes of the Dance is her seventh book to be published in the United States by Thomas Dunne Books; other titles include A Week in Winter, A Summer in the Country, The Children’s Hour, The Birdcage, First Friends, A Friend of the Family, The Courtyard, and Second Time Around.