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To Finish the Dance
     

To Finish the Dance

by Serena Casey
 
Ever since their first communication, written on a wad of paper he threw at her in the fourth grade, Joe Anton has loved Lucy Hawthorne. Though she feels the same, she is forced to end the relationship in college due to his alcoholism and unfounded jealousy. For the next two decades, he cannot bring himself to marry, despite his loneliness, because Lucy set the bar

Overview

Ever since their first communication, written on a wad of paper he threw at her in the fourth grade, Joe Anton has loved Lucy Hawthorne. Though she feels the same, she is forced to end the relationship in college due to his alcoholism and unfounded jealousy. For the next two decades, he cannot bring himself to marry, despite his loneliness, because Lucy set the bar too high.

Now forty-two, Joe returns to his hometown in Michigan to see her with every intention of finally finding a way to let go. He is surprised to find that not only has their bond survived twenty-one years of separation, but the winsome and funny Lucy is now a widow. He struggles to decide whether he can risk rejection again to pursue a reunion with the only woman he has ever loved.

Lucy’s heart tells her that the former rebel has overcome his addiction and matured. However, as they revive their friendly battle of wits and explore their new yet familiar relationship, a deceitful act convinces Joe that she is simply toying with his emotions. He severs his ties with Lucy, and she has no choice but to watch helplessly as a physical and emotional rift develops between them that seems too wide to bridge.

Set primarily in the wilderness of Upper Michigan on the shore of Lake Superior, the story takes place in today’s world but harks back to an era when love lasted a lifetime. It also affirms that the heady experience of loving and being loved is not only for the very young.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013218048
Publisher:
Serena Casey
Publication date:
09/29/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
697 KB

Meet the Author

Serena Casey grew up in the wild and beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the setting for “To Finish The Dance”—as well as the novel she's currently writing. She and her husband and their two lazy cats live just a bike ride away from the southern shore of beautiful Lake Superior. When it’s not frozen, you can find her there looking for cool rocks and beach glass.

Serena has been writing since she was old enough to put stubby pencil to lined paper, but she has only pursued it in a serious fashion for the last five years. She wrote “To Finish The Dance” in two weeks in 2006 and then spent the next several years revising it. She has finally decided it's time to let it leave the nest.

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