Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Amazing Dance World Glimpse ~ Tour de Force by Elizabeth White ~ Review

“Tour de Force” is a magnificent glimpse into a world of tutus and frills and pointe shoes. It’s always a wide-eyed view of the human condition and how far someone will go to get what they want.

            If ever someone, who has no coordination and can’t be graceful if she tried, wanted to experiment in the world of ballet, this book would be the ticket. Detail, research and understanding of that world really brought it to life. I thought I might be in New York looking through the window of the high rise dance studio (though that sounds uncomfortable…)

            I will say in that great research, I got a bit lost in all the characters were trying to do to save their careers and dance studios. I think a better personal understanding of how the dance world works would have been helpful on my end.

            The love story is sweet, but I would have liked it to take a greater precedent. I felt it slipped into the background through the middle to two-thirds of the book.

            I would have liked to get to know Gilly better. I found her a bit closed off to the reader and I wanted to really dig into what made her tick as a character. I could say the same for Jacob too.

            But overall, it’s a good book and one I’m glad I tried on for size.

            This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers for my copy to review.

More about the novel...

Gillian Kincade is a rising New York ballet star. When Jacob Ferrar casts Gilly in his compelling ballet, it seems like a match made in heaven. But unexpected challenges and career conflicts soon have the couple questioning whether they're truly following God's direction.


  1. Oh, I loved this one! Actually, I'm a fan of all Elizabeth White's books. Looking forward to her next one.

    1. Which one is your favorite, Sara?


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