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Dancing in the Moonlight

Christina Jones

Average Review Rating Average Rating 7/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : F A Thorpe

Published : 1999

Copyright : Christina Jones 1996

ISBN-10 : PB 0-7089-5529-0
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-7089-5529-1

Publisher's Write-Up

Rosa Brennan loved her work as a stable jockey at the Victoriana Grange Stables. After a confrontation with the arrogant Claudia Rochelle about her reckless driving, Rosa got to meet handsome Kit Pedersen, who kept a string of racehorses at the Victoriana. Rosa knew that Kit was no ordinary owner - he held the fate of the stables in his hands. But when Claudia sees the growing attraction between Rosa and Kit, she does her utmost to get Kit to move his horses elsewhere.

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Review by Chrissi (010802) Rating (7/10)

Review by Chrissi
Rating 7/10
We had to order this, as it now is only available in large print from Amazon. It was like revisiting old friends - we see Kit and Rosa who appear in later stories as single people, Kit is in a relationship with Claudia and has only just inherited his father's string of racing horses. Rosa is a rising young jockey, loving the horses and aware that if Kit sells the horses or sends them to another trainer, it will destroy the business of her employer and waste all of the work that they have done together to get the horse racing well.

Claudia is not a nice woman, spoilt and uninterested in Kit or the horses, she has plans for the horses which do not involve them staying in England or being ridden by Rosa. The issue of the horses staying in their home is not really resolved until the very end, with Kit having to play cloak and daggers with his business before he and Rosa can really get it together, even though they both know that they are in love.

It was really interesting to read this story, because it was one of Christina Jones earliest stories. I can see why she has kept writing - you can see that she likes her characters and it makes you like them, too.

Although this is only a short story, (198 pages in large print), it flows along just like the other novels. People get knocked back a bit and try again, not necessarily for themselves but nevertheless they try again. You get to see people at their best and at their worst. Maybe Christina had a bad experience with a French woman, or maybe a naff holiday, but she writes a really good bitchy woman in Claudia.
Chrissi (1st August 2002)

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