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One Last Dance

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  140 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
For fans of Downton Abbey and MY LAST DUCHESS...

'Times change, and sometimes for the better...'

As the twentieth century draws to a close, Esme Reddaway knows that she must uncover the truth. A truth that began during the First World War when Devlin Reddaway fell passionately in love with Esme's elder sister, Camilla, and promised to rebuild his ancestral home, Rosindell, f
Kindle Edition, 512 pages
Published January 30th 2014 by Review (first published January 1st 2014)
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Cleo Bannister
Sep 20, 2014 Cleo Bannister rated it really liked it
I had forgotten how enjoyable a well-written saga can be, that feeling of enormous satisfaction of following a family through their ups and downs, or more usually, downs and further downs, spanning decades isn’t replicated in the same way in any other type of genre and in One Last Dance I felt I’d travelled on a journey with Esme starting at the time of World War I and continuing to the 1970’s.

In 1974 Esme decides she wants her 75 birthday party to be held at Rosindell a somewhat diminished gran
Mar 12, 2015 Elle rated it liked it
While an entertaining read, I'm going to cut to the chase and call this emotional pornography. I obviously read it to the end, and quite enjoyed it. However, I have major caveats about that. The book could be incredibly repetitive. One might argue that it's to show that humans repeat behavior, sometimes because our behaviour is learned from our parents and those others who influence us. Still, in a mere 500 pages (and had the font been normal, probably closer to about 300+) Lennox detailed the ...more
Emma Crowley
Oct 03, 2014 Emma Crowley rated it really liked it
One Last Dance is the gripping new novel from Judith Lennox. This is a family saga spanning three generations beginning during World War One and continuing right up until the early 1970’s. At over 500 pages this is quite a long book but it does give the author ample time to develop most of the characters and for the reader to follow the ups and downs of the family. I love historical fiction novels and this certainly did not disappoint. Judith Lennox writes really well and the story is full of ...more
Apr 03, 2014 Littlebookworm rated it really liked it
On leave during the First World War, Devlin Reddaway, in love with the beautiful Camilla Langdon, makes her an offer of marriage, and a promise that he will restore his ancient family home Rosindell to all its former glory for her. Thoughts of Camilla and their future together are what get Devlin through the war, yet when he returns home it is to find her engaged to another man. Distraught and finding himself in an awkward compromising position with Camilla's younger sister Esme, who has been in ...more
Melanie Harper
Sep 27, 2016 Melanie Harper rated it it was amazing
Eva Hechenberger
Mar 19, 2016 Eva Hechenberger rated it really liked it
Ich muss ehrlich sagen, ich dachte die ersten 100 Seiten, ich muss das Buch weglegen, weil es für mich sehr schwer war in diese Geschichte reinzukommen. Auf den ersten Seiten erfährt man vor allem die Geschichte von Devlin und Camilla und wie er in den Krieg geht. Leider funktioniert es nicht, da Devlin in den Krieg muss und Camilla sich anders entscheidet. Er findet aber Esme.
Allerdings braucht es aber bis zum 75. Geburtstag von Esme bis dise, die Tragödie beendet, die das Leben aller Familien

Ich muss hier wirklich aufpassen nicht zu viel zum Inhalt zu sagen, denn es passiert recht viel in diesem Buch. Und zugleich auch recht wenig ...
Meine komplette Rezension/Meinung lest ihr auf

Das Buch steigt in der Situation ein, die auf dem Buchrücken erwähnt ist. (s. Foto)
Esme möchte ihren 75. Geburtstag in dem Herrenhaus "Rosindell" feiern und ihre Familie dort vereinen. Aber was hat es mit Rosindell auf sich?
Dazu springen wir direkt von 1974 in das Jahr 1917.
Cora Lein
Eine Familiengeschichte über drei Generationen und das sagenumwobene England. Esme muss erst 75 Jahre alt werden um alles zu verstehen und dann kann sie sowie ihre Familie endlich Frieden schließen …

Ich habe ein Buch von Judith Lennox im Schrank und kann mich erinnern, dass ich es damals ganz gut gefunden habe – sonst hätte ich es nicht aufgehoben – also freute ich mich über neuen Stoff dieser Autorin. Leider bin ich mit “Ein letzter Tanz” nicht warm geworden. Ich weiß nicht ob es an
Pauline Chamberlain
Sep 17, 2016 Pauline Chamberlain rated it it was ok
couldnt get into this book set in ww 1
Oct 27, 2014 Ruth rated it really liked it
Book synopsis-As the twentieth century draws to a close, Esme Reddaway knows that she must uncover the truth. A truth that began during the First World War when Devlin Reddaway fell passionately in love with Esme's elder sister, Camilla, and promised to rebuild his ancestral home, Rosindell, for her.

But the war changes everything and Devlin returns to England to find that Camilla is engaged to someone else. Angry and vengeful, he marries Esme, who has been secretly in love with him for years. Es
Sarah Idle
Jul 17, 2016 Sarah Idle rated it liked it
This was exactly what I thought it would be. An easy to read book that features an entire cast of unlikeable characters and a twisting, long plot line of ridiculous interweaving, utterly unbelievable stories. It doesn't exactly show British people in the best possible light, in between the adultery, the unpleasant behaviour, the whining and the self pity. But regardless, a pleasant waste of a few days.
Oct 14, 2014 Diane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first book by Judith Lennox I have read and what an engaging and beautifully written storyline spanning such a long and varied time-span from towards the end of WW1 through to the mid- 1970's ....
Lisa Bergin
Mar 29, 2014 Lisa Bergin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-loan
Really enjoyed this family saga centred around a house Rosindell and two sisters. A long book at 505 pages read it in three sittings.
Sep 27, 2015 Joanna rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful story...saga ...I really enjoyed reading this book.Love ,hate ,jealousy and revenge between family through generations...Long book but it's definitely worth reading.
Oct 02, 2014 Chaisuang rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I seldom read books, and I am usually a slow reader. But I finished this book in 6 days. Because I simply cannot resist the temptation unfolding the story beneath another story.
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