The Last DanceBook - 2015
It all started with just one dance . . . Stella Myles is forced to make ends meet by selling herself as a dance partner in a Piccadilly ballroom. Here she meets the enigmatic Montgomery, who orchestrates a job for her as governess with the wealthy Ainsworth family at Harp's End, Sussex. But at Harp's End nothing is as straightforward as it first seems. Stella encounters a family with more secrets than most, and struggles to fit in above or below stairs - although nothing proves so challenging as restraining her emotions for the mysterious Douglas Ainsworth. When Douglas announces that they are all to voyage aboard a cruise ship bound for Morocco, tensions reach impossible new heights and Stella finds herself left holding an incendiary document that she must get to London at all costs. From the rolling green hills of the Kentish Weald to the colourful alleys and bazaars of Morocco, this is a heart-stopping novel of romance, intrigue and danger - and a passion to risk dying for. 'Fiona McIntosh's latest spellbinding romance captivated us from its compelling start . . . With its steady build-up of tension and suspense, The Last Dance had us greedily turning the pages . . . So slip under the covers with Fiona McIntosh's latest. You'll be so glad you did.' Cheryl Akle, Better Reading Praise for Fiona McIntosh 'Sure to appeal to lovers of period romantic dramas like Downton Abbey.' Woman's Day 'An exquisite story that just burst from the pages and leaps into your heart.' Write Note Reviews 'Fiona McIntosh is a superior writer in the genre, and if you enjoy popular romantic fiction, you'd be mad not to try her.' The Age
Publisher: Melbourne, Vic., Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Books,, 2015.
Characteristics: 416 pages ; 24 cm.