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The Glass Ballet
     

The Glass Ballet

by Melissa Darnell
 

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Mistakes from the past return to haunt them...

When an unexpected tragedy in her family sends her mother into a deep depression, 17 year old Jane Aaron is forced to run the family dance studio on her own while struggling to keep her family from falling to pieces...and keep their family�s shameful secrets hidden. The last thing she needs is a difficult new

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Mistakes from the past return to haunt them...

When an unexpected tragedy in her family sends her mother into a deep depression, 17 year old Jane Aaron is forced to run the family dance studio on her own while struggling to keep her family from falling to pieces...and keep their family�s shameful secrets hidden. The last thing she needs is a difficult new student with a grudge against the world to make her life even harder. Especially now that her health seems to be falling to pieces right along with her family.

Secrets with the power to shatter everyone they love...

Carter Fairchild thought he had it all planned out until a terrible accident leaves him handicapped and threatens his entire future. Jane is the only one who can help him recover in time. But when their feelings for each other turn into love at the worst possible moment for both of them, will they allow their past mistakes and the dangerous secrets each of them hold destroy their chance at a future together? Or will the ghosts from both their pasts have the power to shatter everything...and everyone...they care about the most?


The Glass Ballet is a contemporary mature YA teen romance story inspired by the author's own personal 17 year journey through the roller coaster rider of developing and learning to live with lupus and fibromyalgia as a dancer...of battling depression, debilitating fatigue and chronic pain...and ultimately a story of finding and appreciating true love and the daily hope and strength that it gives. An inspiring novel for fans of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and anyone dealing with arthritis, muskuloskeletal and autoimmune system diseases, chronic fatigue or any other chronic pain illness. Includes a letter from the author separating her real life inspirational facts from the story's fiction along with a short list of recommended website links for further reading and online resources.

Editorial Reviews

In Julie's Opinion blog - Julia Witt
"As usual, the pacing of the story was spot on... I absolutely loved it and will definitely miss these characters whom I have grown to love and look forward to reading about." --Julia Witt, In Julie's Opinion review for The Clann Series #3: Consume by Melissa Darnell
Imagine a World blog - Farrah Sayyed
"Oh. My. Goodness. Amazing. Wonderful. There aren't enough words to say how much I adored this book. This book definitely didn't fall into predictability. And the emotions that were present as the characters faced death and danger were palpable. Loved it, loved it, absolutely adored it!" --Farrah Sayyed, Imagine a World review for The Clann Series #3: Consume by Melissa Darnell

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148900375
Publisher:
Netherfield House Press
Publication date:
11/22/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
357
Sales rank:
1,141,484
File size:
585 KB

Meet the Author

Melissa Darnell is the author of a growing list of fiction and nonfiction books including the witches vs. vampires forbidden romance Clann Series, the New Adult paranormal romance Midnight Girls Series, the New Adult dystopian dance romance Marked Ones Series, and The Glass Ballet, a YA contemporary romance based on Melissa's own trials and tribulations as a teenaged dancer struggling through developing lupus and fibromyalgia. Born in California, she grew up in Jacksonville, Texas where much of the Clann Series is set. She currently lives in Nebraska with her soul mate of a husband Tim and two awesome sons, Hunter and Alexander, where she enjoys watching Gold Rush (go Team Parker!), Game of Thrones, Defiance, Outlander, and Newsroom, and of course writing her latest book.

For information about her other books, please visit Melissa's website at www.melissadarnell.com where you can also sign up for her free newsletter to receive updates on her latest releases, exclusive discounts, giveaways and more.

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