Dancing at the Chance by DeAnna Cameron

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The storyline does feel somewhat disconnected in places, but that doesn’t detract too much from what is a most entertaining read about a great era in Broadway history.
-Historical Novel Society

Synopsis

New York City in 1907 is a kingdom of endless possibilities for anyone who dares to dream. The Gilded Age has ended, and immigrants fill the bustling streets. The glamour of Broadway lures those who desire the limelight-but only a few are fortunate enough to thrive in the lights of a city that casts long, dark, and merciless shadows...

Pepper MacClair and her mother arrived penniless in New York thirteen years ago, and their fortune has not changed. A dancer of fluid grace and motion, Pepper is still only one chorus girl among many, struggling for an opportunity to prove herself worthy of something bigger.

For now, Pepper dances at The Chance, a rundown venue long past its prime. It is not only Pepper's workplace, where she has pushed her physical endurance to its limit, but also her home. And as the larger world changes around her and she is pulled into the intrigues of New York's elite, it is her last hope, not only to fulfill her dream, but to fulfill her heart.


 

About DeAnna Cameron

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DeAnna Cameron served as a writer and editor for a number of newspapers and magazines before turning to fiction. She lives in Southern California with her family.
 
Published April 3, 2012 by Berkley. 333 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Dancing at the Chance
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Historical Novel Society

Excellent
Reviewed by Blog

The storyline does feel somewhat disconnected in places, but that doesn’t detract too much from what is a most entertaining read about a great era in Broadway history.

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Unabridged Chick

Good
Reviewed by Blog on Apr 21 2012

For a summer afternoon, this is a fun treat; easy to dip in and out of as your weekend demands, but engrossing enough to make you forget yourself for a few hours

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Broken Teepee

Good
Reviewed by Blog on Mar 29 2012

Ms. Cameron has a magical way with the backstage world and as with most people in love with the theatre I thoroughly enjoyed my time with all of the players of The Chance.

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Romance Junkies

Good
Reviewed by Blog on Apr 14 2012

And it was a pure joy taking the journey with her as she struggles with growing up and trying to figure out the type of woman she really is and the life she truly wants for herself.

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Book Drunkard

Good
Reviewed by Sari on Apr 28 2012

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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Untouchable Treasure

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Reviewed by Blog on Mar 07 2012

The brilliant cast of characters, the exciting story line, and the historical setting all made for one heck of a show.

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