Ana Brassfield has her path to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House all figured out until her first love, renowned German dancer Claus Gert, returns to Georgia to win her back. Despite a promising start toward her ballet career and pending marriage to landscape architect Peter Engberg, Ana wonders if her dreams of dancing at the Met are as impossible as her previous romantic relationship with Claus. Then an on-stage kiss between Ana and Claus changes everything.
Convinced the kiss is more than a one-time mistake, Peter breaks off their engagement. With an old dog crippled by arthritis and dreams deferred but not left behind, Ana moves to Germany to be with Claus. But the ghost of his late wife, Ana's own feelings for Peter, and the pressure of earning a spot in a large ballet company are a high price for a shot at success. Ana seems on the verge of having everything she ever dreamed of, but will it be enough?
"Readers who believe in second chances and a twist in the Happily Ever After will delight in this tale!" - New York Times Bestselling author Rachel Hauck
"Ah, how this brought back my seasons in the Nutcracker, dancing Juliet, and years of rigor at the barre. A Season to Dance is a story of grace in all forms, ultimate romance and finding spiritual center. Thank you, Patricia Beal!" - New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee
Written for the General Market (G) (I): Contains little or no; sexual dialogue or situations or strong language. May also contain content of an inspirational nature.
|Publisher:||Iron Stream Media|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)|
About the Author
Patricia is from Brazil and immigrated to the United States in 1992. She fell in love with the English language while washing dishes at McDonald's and learned enough to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). She put herself through college working at a BP gas station and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Cincinnati in 1998 with a B.A. in English Literature. She was the news editor of the university newspaper for two years.
After an internship at the Pentagon, Patricia began working as a public affairs professional for the U.S. Army and served as a spokesperson for five general officers, providing statements for television, radio and print.
She was in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, when the first Operation Enduring Freedom detainees arrived, and the stories she filed during the early days of the detention operation there gained national attention. Writing from Iraq in the first year of Operation Iraqi Freedom, she focused on feature stories for Army newspapers, and a feature on a day in the life of "Bad Luck Squad" won her a Keith L. Ware award in print journalism.
Patricia loves the arts and travel and includes both in her stories often. She has danced ballet since her childhood and has performed with pre-professional companies in South America, Europe and the United States. Her dance experience brings great flavor and authenticity to her ballerina novels.