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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  52 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Art, science, love, and ambition collide as a dancer on the verge of achieving her dreams is devastated by an injury. After the abrupt ending of her career, Clare Eliason rushes into a marriage with Rob Chapin, but the marriage soon falters, propelling Clare and Rob on journeys of self-discovery. Rob, a scientist, joins an expedition to Peru. Clare's journey, which takes h ...more
Paperback, 255 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by Silky Stone Press (first published June 30th 2012)
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The author certainly has a way with words and dialogue. Her characters are well-developed but still capable of believable growth and change as they deal with life's trials and obstacles to their desires and needs. I found myself liking the book even though not liking the main character whom I found to be a self-absorbed witch. I kept hoping her husband would leave her and find somebody nice who was more worthy of him. It came as quite a pleasant surprise as the book progressed and life experienc ...more
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Clare Eliason’s dedication to ballet had finally paid off. She landed a position as the principal dancer with Danse Classique, in Boston, where her skills where being praised in the ballet community. Her new job allowed her to escape her former toxic dance partner and boyfriend, Zachary Showalter. To add icing on the cake she was in the running for the lead in Swan Lake, her dream role.

Not only was Clare’s career taking off, but a new town and new experiences opened the door for her to meet Rob
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Clare Eliason moves to Boston partly to further her ballet career, but also to escape a painful breakup with her ex-dancing partner. During an after-performance reception, she’s introduced to Rob Chapin, a science professor. Finding humor and many common points of interest, they begin to date and a beautiful relationship evolves between them. In a wonderful saga full of realistic ups and downs Counterpointe shadows them as their lives
I won this one on good reads giveaways. I liked it. a lot. Prima Ballerina Clare meets professor Rob when she moves to Boston to get over a broken heart and make a fresh start. One day, tragedy strikes her and she is no longer able to dance. She marries Rob to feel safe and doesn't know what else to do.... dancing was her only career. She slips into a deep depression and almost loses Rob. He goes to Peru for 6 months to give himself some distance from her. while he is gone, he almost dies, and h ...more
Enjoyed it and like its characters very much.
K Berthiaume
Got this free on amazon and became enmeshed in this story of an artist and scientist-a seemingly unlikely pair who find their way to...and back to...each other despite their different approaches to the world. Themes touch on people's career paths, personal journeys of discovery (when all seems lost), and how veils of personal (mis)perceptions lift when you open your heart to new realities. Well written and paced, I knew and cared about these characters and their relationship at this book's end.
I really enjoyed this book and looked forward to picking it up every chance I got until finishing! I have always been fascinated with the abilities of dancers to convey such a range of emotion with movement.
Watching a performance is only a glimpse though, of the life of a dancer.
Here is a story that provides insight into that world while drawing you into a lovely story of relationships and struggles with personal hardship. I recommend it highly.
This was a melancholic book, but so romantic, so beautifully written. Clare lost the career she loved and suffered other losses and spiraled down into a severe depression. Rob loved her with all his heart but when he couldn't help her, he had to leave. They were cruel to each other, but the love was strong underneath it all. It was a lovely story about loss and redemption.
If you have ever loved ballet and ballet dancers, this book is amazing and intense and beautifully written. Painful in some ways as it brings home reasons to give up and reasons to keep trying. But it was a good read, start to finish.
I loved this story, it was beautifully written and the characters were well developed and believable. Ms. Warner's words paint wonderful mind pictures of the joys of dancing as well as the beauty of nature. A delightful read
Juli Townsend
I loved this read. Apart from the intriguing insight into the world of ballet and Peruvian jungle medicine, I cried buckets over the tug-at-the-heart love story that captivated me. Highly recommended.
Good read about finding yourself after a major loss and learning how to live again.
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