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A Dance in the Dark

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012


    I stumbled upon this author, and after reading the reviews on this book, I decided to give it a try. I really didn't think there could be much of a story line in the length of this book, but I was wrong! It's brilliant really, the length of time you feel has gone by when reading this, and it's under 100 pages.

    The characters have real depth and their story jumps off the page and literally seems to swirl around you as you read. The story stands on it's own, you are not left wanting to know more of the history or even of their future.

    I know that years from now, I will still remember this one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2012

    I loved this book!

    I have been reading a lot lately, and initially hesitated to start this book. I don't know why--maybe the description, maybe the cover. But wow, when I finally did get to it I was blown away. The characters and the dialog were drawn out so well. It was heartbreaking at times and ultimately so satisfying. It stayed with me for a long time after I finished reading it. I will undoubtedly return to it and read it again. Highly recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2011


    A DANCE IN THE DARK by Karen Ranney is a romantic novella set in Regency England.It is written with depth and details.The characters are warm,charming and enchanting.It has love,romance,being different,despair,loneliness,pain,and an ugly duckling meets the beast.Louisa, a heiress who is considered ugly but has a heart of gold,craves to be loved by someone not just for her money but for her intelligence,quick mind and wit.Douglas, a recluse with a dark secret (he is a vampire),and craves to be able to be with people without fear of hurting or killing them. This is a wonderful,sweet story of fairy tales can come true and have a happy ever after ending.This is a quick read and will leave you in wonder of the true power of love.I would highly recommend this book especially if you enjoy true love,happiness,and finding your soul mate.This book was received for the purpose of review from the author and details can be found at KRKS Books and My Book Addiction and More.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 24, 2011

    A Fairy Tale Romance You'll Want To Read Over And Over...

    I read this book ages ago, rated it 5 stars, and could never think of the words to give it the glowing review I wanted. Today I wanted to rectify that ommision.
    I loved this story. Indeed, once I started it, I didn't want to put it down. It was a charming, romantic retelling of the Beauty and The Beast story set in Regency England. Louisa, an heiress, was an ugly duckling who wanted someone to care for her, not her fortune. Her parents had passed and she was living with her grandfather who wanted her to be married. Douglas, a vampire with a conscience, was a loner in the extreme. He was living in a cave with no interaction with others besides what he physically needed to survive. He had his own inner demons to fight as he was guilt-ridden from an incident early in his life. The day Louisa stumbled upon Douglas' cave was a life-changing event for both of them. Karen skillfully used their interplay of words to develop their relationship. There were a few other characters and scenes interspersed in the story but most of the story took place in the cave. I enjoyed this book very much. I was very happy with the ending and actually came away from the book feeling as if I'd learned a valuable lesson from it. Bottomline: This is a feel good book that I'd highly recommend to anyone who loves romance and/or adult fairy tales.

    The highest praise I can think to bestow is that to this day (years later) I still occasionally think of the exceptionally well-developed characters and their story.

    This was actually the 1st book I ever read by Karen and it has certainly not been the last. When I see her name on a book, I know I'm in for a good read...

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    Posted January 23, 2012

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