Firstly I wish to thank Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers for inviting me on the Blog Tour for Moonlight Over Mayfair by Anton Du Beke
Prepare to be swept off your feet by the romantic and irresistible new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author and Strictly Come Dancing star Anton Du Beke
With a new king in place, tensions are rising in London and across Europe. Shaken by the Great Depression and with
talk of another war coming, the Buckingham Hotel is trying to regain some stability.
Upstairs, Vivienne Edgerton is desperate to do something worthwhile with her time and her stepfather’s money, rather than spending it on frivolity and debauchery – but will this land her in even more trouble?
And downstairs, chambermaid Nancy Nettleton is finally starting to feel more settled at the Buckingham, and hopes her brother will soon call London home, too. But she misses the man she loves, demonstration dancer Raymond de Guise, who is noticeably absent from the Grand Ballroom dance floor.
The staff and guests of the Buckingham soon discover that in a hotel full of secrets, there’s always someone listening . . .
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Oh my, ever since I finished this book I keep hearing the music in my mind and sighing at an era that I simply adore. Anton Du Beke brought every page to life in his wonderful characters.
This is the second book in this series but I must admit that it is my first. Loved the list of characters which gave them a familiar ring when they appeared in the story. Set in 1937 and staged around the Buckingham Hotel it was like watching a well-oiled clock, each character a cog in the successful running and service to the customers of the time, no matter how menial a task was.
The ballroom is very centre stage in the story and the dancers that put on a show that says everything is normal here, while outside the undercurrents of unrest in Europe is never far away. There are love stories and betrayals, once in a lifetime chances and people seeking redemption. I loved all the side stories that brought everyone together. The courage and the shocking outcomes that took my breath.
I so want to find out where these peoples lives lead to in the future. Just such a tremendous read. Loved it!
I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE. IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anton Du Beke – the King of Ballroom, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ royalty, and household name – is truly making his mark as one of this generation’s all-round entertainers. Hot on the heels of his debut album ‘From The Top’, Anton now realises his boyhood ambition and will be publishing his first novel, ‘One Enchanted Evening’, later this year.
The consummate storyteller, adept at captivating audiences will now captivate readers as he whisks them away to worlds of dance, intrigue, high society and scandal… bringing the golden age of dance to life, page by page.
As Strictly’s longest running professional dancer, achieving a remarkable decade in dance on tour with his professional partner Erin Boag, and as a much sought-after personality and presenter, Anton is the perfect author to lead the reader to the dancefloor as never before.