Monday, November 24, 2008
The Midnight Dancers by Regina Doman
Rachel Durham, 18, is tired of her father and stepmother’s staid morality and pristine prosperity. The summer of her senior year, she’s more than ready for a walk on the wild side, and the door opens - literally - when she and her eleven sisters and stepsisters discover a secret passageway out of their historic home on the Chesapeake Bay. At night, boys in boats and a forbidden island beckon from the shore, and Rachel and her sisters jump aboard. The night becomes Rachel’s true world, and her daytime life becomes a disposable mask. Her puzzled father tries to tow his daughters back into line by enlisting the help of Paul, a med student with a seasonal job juggling at the town festival. But Paul realizes that simply blocking the girls from their midnight parties isn’t going to solve the family’s problems. So he embarks on a risky balancing act to gain the girls’ trust – and to make Rachel see that splitting her life between night and light is a dangerous dance.
This new take on the Grimm’s tale, “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” centers on the unusual adventures of med student-cum-ninja Paul Fester, introduced in Waking Rose, and continues the Fairy Tale Novel series with a satisfying summer romance that will delight fans of the original books.
Buy it from the publisher.