A Midnight Dance by Joanna Davidson Politano

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.6 Llamas


Ok! This book was sent to me by Baker Book House, and I LOVED IT! The action, suspense, romance and beauty of ballet was captivating! I was drawn in from the moment I saw that beautiful cover! (I actually finished in the day I got it… That’s how good it is people!!!!)

The book is about a young women who has always dreamed of being in the ballet business. One midnight dance seals her fate, and her love for the stage. But when she finally receives her dream of being in a real ballet, everything seams to go wrong all at once. From missing shoes, to a secret that may burn the stage down. Can Ella Bythe dance her dream or burn like the Ghost of Craven Street Theater once did long ago…

This book is sooooo good! Every word draws you in. The action, romance and suspense just keeps you wanting more and MORE! I could not put this book down. And there is a beautiful look of God in this book that makes me smile. I love a good Christian book, don’t you?

There is some violence. Death threats, mention of ladies on stage having no reputation, and mention of unwanted children and orphans. There is also lots of talk of the ballerinas being “supported” by different men. Like the only way they could stay in the ballet was to be with a man. (Nothing described only mentioned)

Over all, what an amazing read! This is a book I suggest to girls 14 and up.And to any young ladies looking for a romance to keep your heart sighing forever! I will most definitely be looking for more books by this author. Have a fantastic day! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • An amazing book for girls 14 and up!
  • Drama, action and romance!
  • A book that is soooo a new favorite!


  • Dramatic violence and stage drama!

All theater romances are tragedies. Ella Blythe knows this. Still, she cannot help but hope her own story may turn out different than most–and certainly different than the tragic story of the Ghost of Craven Street Theater. Yet as she struggles to maintain her tenuous place in the ever-shrinking ballet company, win the attentions of principal dancer Philippe, and avoid company flirt Jack, Ella cannot deny the uncanny feeling that her life is mirroring that of the dead ballerina.

Is she dancing ever closer to the edge of her own tragic end? Or will the secrets that are about to come to light offer release from the past?

Mystery and romance make the perfect dance partners in this evocative story from fan-favorite Joanna Davidson Politano.

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