One More Dance





Genre: Mystery & Detective/Fiction

Source: Received for an honest review

  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (July 9, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478704969
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478704966


Just published, One More Dance is a powerful tale about two people looking for love, a family in crisis, and the search for a mysterious assailant. After Julian Case, a Manhattan realtor and widower, meets Alegra Rossini, a university professor and single mom, at a wedding in Italy, he’s confident he’s found new love. On the plane back to the States he’s already making plans to see her again. But when he enters his home in New Jersey, he discovers his son has been savagely attacked and left for dead. Fearing that whoever beat the young man into a coma will try to finish the job, Julian puts his life on hold to assist in the investigation to find the assailant. And so the mystery begins, taking the first of many telling twists and turns. Who did it? Is there a likely suspect? Will the attacker strike again? Can a father unlock the secret connection and find his son’s attacker before it’s too late? Will Julian lose his chance at new love as he throws himself into the chase? In Italy, Alegra, who feels as strongly about Julian as he feels about her, can only continue teaching, caring for her eight-year-old daughter, and hoping. Will she let real love slip away from her? Can she wait as Julian deals with a family crisis that may take months, or years, to resolve while she struggles to get on with her life? The quest to find new love after the death of a spouse is understandable and a universal concern. But when it conflicts with a grave family matter, does it have to take a back seat? Should Julian be denied the chance for one more dance in his life? One More Dance, published through Outskirts Press, Denver, is Valentine Cardinale’s third novel. His first two novels were The Terranovas: A War Family (2005), a family saga, and The West Side Kid (2009), a mystery, both of which were highly acclaimed by reviewers. Cardinale is a native New Yorker who currently lives in northern New Jersey. After graduating from Iona College and Columbia Graduate School of Journ



ONE MORE DANCE by Valentine Cardinale is an interesting Mystery & Detective/ Fiction. This is a compelling story of the death of a spouse, the love of a son, a family in crisis, finding new love, mystery,secrets, and finding an assailant before he or she can strict again. Meet Julian Case a widower and Manhattan realtor, Alegra Rossina, a single Mom, and University Professor, Julian’s son, Leo,who is savagely beaten and left for dead and Caprice, Alegra’s daughter. Can a family in crisis find the peace and happiness they are seeking before it is too late? “One More Dance” is complex and compelling.  Alegra and Julian meet in Italy at a wedding and the dance begins. But can they weather the storm that is brewing and find new love? An interesting story with a few twists and turns. Received for an honest review from the author.



REVIEWED BY : AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More