20th century New York isn’t usually the type of historical fiction I go for, but I’ve always been intrigued with vaudeville so I decided to give this a chance (no pun intended).
It’s the story of Pepper who moved into the Chance Theatre when she was young and her mother became an employee – her mother has since passed, but Pepper stayed on because the people there were like family to her. She falls in love with the owner’s son, Robert DeGraff and when he comes back after a lengthy absence, she thinks he wants to marry her. His idea isn’t quote so noble. Who would take up with a performer in his father’s theatre? When the elder DeGraff passes away, Robert has ideas for the Chance – but things don’t always go as planned. And, I gotta say, I loved the ending. It wasn’t quite what I expected, which I guess is a good thing because who wants a predictable ending?
The story really took off for me about halfway through the book. That’s when I really noticed the blooming of the characters and the story line started to get exciting. At that point, I found it hard to put down. Dancing at the Chance a lovely escape for someone looking for a nice love story with some history blended into the mix.
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