In 2014, I reviewed Australian author Alli Sinclair’s debut novel, Luna Tango. It was a book I absolutely adored and was one of those stories that has stayed with me, long after I finished the book. I was also given the opportunity to review Alli’s second book, Under the Spanish Stars, which became one of my recommended reads of 2016. Now it is time the shine the spotlight on Alli Sinclair’s brand new release, Beneath the Parisian Skies. I was invited to take part in a cover reveal personally by Alli, which was a great privilege – thank you Alli! Without further ado, here is a taster of what is to come via the book blurb:
“A sweeping saga about love, truth, grief and passion–and what it takes to fulfil a dream.
Ballerina Viktoriya Budian narrowly escapes Russia with her life. She arrives in Paris, determined to start fresh with the famed Ballets Russes but her newfound success is threatened when her past returns to haunt her. Forced to choose between love and fame, Viktoriya’s life spirals out of control and the decision she makes seriously affects the lives of many for years to come.
Paris, present day
Australian dancer Lily Johansson returns to Paris, the city that broke her heart and destroyed her ballet career, hoping to ease the guilt over her fiancé’s death and to make amends with her estranged sister Natalie, a ballerina with the Bohème Ballet.
Terrified of loving again, Lily nevertheless finds herself becoming entangled with talented composer Yves Rousseau. Lily has many reasons for keeping Yves at arm’s length but as he recounts the drama of the Ballets Russes in Paris, the magic of this Bohemian era ignites a spark within her.
Meanwhile, vying for the role honouring Ballets Russes dancer Viktoriya Budian, Lily’s sister Natalie develops an unhealthy obsession. Natalie’s behaviour becomes increasingly erratic, Lily fears for her sister’s safety and sanity. So when Natalie goes missing, she and Yves set out on a desperate quest across France to find her and, along the way, battle their own demons.
Could the search for her sister, lead Lily to realise that ballet—like love and life—should not be abandoned so easily?”
Have I whet you appetite for the third novel in the Dance Card Series? Well, here is the beautiful and very fitting cover the talented team over at Harlequin Books Australia have created for Beneath the Parisian Skies. Roll on July, it couldn’t come sooner!
Beneath the Parisian Skies by Alli Sinclair will be released by Harlequin Books Australia in July 2017. Details on how to order a copy can be found at the following links:
Amazon.com Kindle: http://amzn.to/2oFfJJ7
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2nFT7no