A Moment To Dance (A Whistle Stop Romance, #2)

A Moment To Dance (A Whistle Stop Romance, #2)

by Jennifer Faye

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BN ID: 2940152149067
Publisher: Lazy Dazy Press
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Series: A Whistle Stop Romance , #2
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 721,409
File size: 418 KB

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A Moment To Dance (A Whistle Stop Romance, #2) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
A Moment to Dance is a sweet contemporary romance, second in the Whistle Stop series. It was a pleasant diversion, though the main characters made me a little nutty at times. Both Tony (a firefighter! Definite check mark in the plus column) and grade-school teacher Ella had a tendency to be way too mamby-pamby about their relationship. While I'm all for letting things develop slowly and naturally, their back and forth, hot and cold, off and on attitude about their relationship--or lack thereof--went on way too long. Talk about mixed signals! Even their inner thoughts about each other couldn't decide which way to go. Just when I thought they were making headway, one of them would do a one-eighty in the other direction. And it definitely didn't help that most of their reasons for not being together could have been resolved with a conversation or two. I found Ella's obstacles in particular to be guilty of this--why on earth would she think the fire chief would 1) look down on her for having burn scars on her arms from trying to save her mother and brother from the fatal fire or 2) blame a child (her) for starting the fire in the first place? He of all people would understand the pain in her past, and of course would know that she wasn't to blame for either. Which he made clear, when she finally told him. But it could have all been fixed about 200 pages earlier. His issues too seemed a bit silly, and were easily resolved--once they had a conversation about it. Frustrating. The secondary characters were enjoyable--actually, there were times when I liked them better than the hero and heroine. Tony's nephew Johnny and his mother were two of my favorites. And then there's the puppy...you can't go wrong with a puppy ;) The heroines from the first book ( A Moment to Love ) and third and fourth ( A Moment on the Lips and A Moment to Cherish ) flitted in and out of the story; this one worked fine as a standalone though there's definitely a strong teaser here to try and tempt you to read book 3 at least. (And it just might work--I mean, the heroine owns a bakery...) So although the heroine and hero didn't quite do it for me in this one, it wasn't a bad read overall. I'd definitely give another book in the series--or another by the author--a chance in the future. Plenty of other people love this story without reservations, so this could just be a case of it's not you, story, it's me... Rating: 3 1/2 stars / C+ I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
blackcrys More than 1 year ago
I received this book in exchange for a honest review. I love Ella and Tony together. This book is about getting though your fears and working though your past. It about realizing that you should know that not all people will judge you but your past or your scars. I love the way Jennifer Faye writes. She made me feel like I know the characters and I can place myself in the book. I was happy when Tony, Ella, Johnny and Patch were altogether and becoming a family. I like the fact that they all worked together to get out of the fire and down the mountain safe. I love the fact that the community comes together to help. This a great book in a great series. I love Whistle Stop.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
Though this is part of a series, this book is a stand alone. Let me start by saying that it is a very touching story.. The main characters are Tony , Ella and Tony’s nephew Johnny. We also get introduced to other characters in this small town where everyone knows each other. Others will tell you about the gist of the story. I want to go a different direction. It is a story about heartbreaks, how we are affected not only by our past experiences and tragedies, but also, by those that surround us. About how cruel comments can destroy the self esteem of a young woman, how guilt can affect our decisions ,but also how love , compassion and understanding can heal us. I have not read the first book of the series, but trust me, after this very well written and real story, I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Thank you , Ms Faye.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
My return trip to trip to Whistle Stop, New Mexico was quite a pleasure! I enjoyed seeing Cord and Alexis again who we met in the first book in the series, and I just fell in love with Ella and Tony! I really enjoyed the first book, but I liked this one even more. There's just something about a couple of kindhearted people, who are both carrying huge burdens of guilt for things that have happened in the past, finding each other and together overcoming their heartaches to become even better people that gets you. Ella Morgan is new to town, and is in desperate need of a permanent job and a way to raise some money fast to pay the taxes on the cabin she inherited as well as fix the place up before it falls down around her! Tony Granger is sinking beneath all of his responsibilities and feeling like he's not making the cut in raising his nephew Johnny. He's trying his best to help him heal from the death of his parents, but he's going downhill fast at school, and Tony being approved to adopt him is at risk. Ella hears about a benefit the firefighters are having to raise money to revitalize the town, and wants to join the dance competition to try to win some of the money she needs for her cabin. Tony needs someone to tutor Johnny and is willing to trade her his services as a dance partner, for her help with Johnny. Will they each find the peace they need with each other to share their past regrets and be able to free themselves to have a future together? ** Received free in exchange for an honest review **
Cynthia181 More than 1 year ago
The 2nd Book of the Whistle Stop Romance series and another book that when you pick it up you don't want to put it down. As you read it make sure to have a few tissues close. Ella comes to Whistle Stop after the loss of her grandmother and only has the mountain cabin left because she had to sell everything else to pay off her grandmother's medical debt. She has no other family left due to losing her mother and little brother as a child from a house fire and so she is extra careful about the area around the cabin because of fires. She is working as a elementary school teacher but is trying to figure out she is going to pay the tax bill on the house. Along comes Tony, the volunteer fireman who is raising his nephew after he loss of his parents with his mother's help and he has to prove to the state he can do it for permanent adoption. They are having a dance contest to benefit the town and there is a prize award which would help Ella. So Tony and Ella help each other, she tutors his nephew and he pays for dance lessons to see if they can win. I love this whole story line. I can't wait to read #3.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Whistle Stop, New Mexico is perfect place for Ella Morgan to start over. She's alone and broken in spirit. Here no one will know her and she can be free of their gossip. If only life were that easy! Ella can't escape her memories of the fire that took her mother and younger brother. Her situation becomes more complicated when she rescues a young boy from injury and meets his grumpy uncle. Johnny is a handful and Tony Granger is overwhelmed. He doesn't need this beautiful stranger to distract him, but fate has other plans. He and Ella are thrown together constantly. Both of them are hurting. Guilt is their constant companion and they don't want to risk their hearts. I loved this story. It's an emotional journey filled with both heartbreak and joy. These characters captured my interest and I wanted them to find the happiness that they deserve. Whistle Stop may be just a dot on the map but I loved the generosity and kindness of the people who lived there. Jennifer Faye gave us characters that are beautifully written. They have a goodness that pulled me right into their story. The dialogue is touching and the storyline is filled with romance and emotional turmoil. There are some surprising twists that I didn't see coming. I love this series. These books are keepers.