A Dance with Bogie and Bacall (Timeless Desire)

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  1. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A book romance lovers shouldn’t miss!, October 30, 2011
    This review is from: A Dance with Bogie and Bacall (Timeless Desire) (Kindle Edition)

    Radio DJ Scott Kincaid isn’t particularly enamoured with his job, or the radio station he works for. It’s just a way to pay the bills for him. That is, until his first caller one evening is a lady who died forty-nine years ago. Of course, he doesn’t realise this at the time and inadvertently offends the woman in question’s granddaughter, who now seriously has it in for him.

    Things grow more complicated as it becomes clear to Scott that Maureen Johnson, a woman who died in a fire forty-nine years ago has an interest in him. He can’t figure out what the ghost wants with him. But as he starts to dig deeper into her story and the others involved in it, he uncovers a tragedy which, although on a local scale, makes it no less heartbreaking. Add in Maureen’s feisty granddaughter and you have a recipe for fireworks!

    I don’t want to say too much more because I don’t want to give away the plot, but what I will say is: wow. This book completely blew me away. Right from the very beginning I was intrigued. This is a truly beautiful and emotional love story which had me sniffling into a tissue on more than one occasion. Because of the characters and timescales involved, it could have been a complex book to follow, but it wasn’t. It flowed really well and I whizzed through it, desperate to reach the resolution and yet, at the same time, not wanting it to end!

    Well written, brilliantly put together and with a stunning plot, A Dance with Bogie and Bacall is a read any romance lover shouldn’t miss out on. Gorgeous.

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  2. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Enchanting love story, November 8, 2011
    By 
    Evanne Lorraine “Addicted Reader” (Seattle, WA United States) –
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    This review is from: A Dance with Bogie and Bacall (Timeless Desire) (Kindle Edition)

    A Dance with Bogie and Bacall starts out with a romantic evening that quickly turns steamy and the story only gets better…

    Treat yourself to a classic love story with charming details and KevaD’s brilliant twists. You won’t be sorry. :)

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  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    an exquisitely romantic story, May 8, 2012
    By 
    B. D. Whitney “BookWenches” (Seattle, WA) –
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    This review is from: A Dance with Bogie and Bacall (Timeless Desire) (Kindle Edition)

    Both on- and off-screen, the love story of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall embodies what we think of as romance. Just mentioning their names brings forth visions of black and white celluloid glamour. KevaD’s “A Dance with Bogie and Bacall” harnesses a bit of this nostalgia in an exquisitely romantic story about two loves that interconnect – one in the modern-world and one that exceeds the physical boundaries of life and time.

    A word of warning before you read this book: keep a box of tissues close by, because portions of this story are very touching indeed. Perhaps I am an overly soft touch (the perfect audience, in fact, for stories such as this), but I dare you not to shed a few tears as well over Frank and Maureen’s story. It is heart-breaking yet romantically fulfilling at the same time.

    Although Franci and Scott can be considered the main characters in “A Dance with Bogie and Bacall,” their romance seems secondary to that of Frank and Maureen. Mr. Kentner gives us a couple of chapters with Frank and Maureen at the beginning of the book, which ensures that we will take them into our hearts and be affected by their tragedy. Underscoring this feeling is a song that repeats throughout the story, and each time it plays, the sentiment hits you in square the heart.

    The characters in this book are down-to-earth and quite believable. They speak and react the way we would expect people to, and this makes the story come to life. Scott is a bit of an idealistic crusader, a do-right, and he sometimes barrels over others in his quest to do what he feels to be right. But regardless of his faults, he is impossible not to like. Franci, on the other hand, is a little more difficult to warm up to. If she weren’t so absolutely devoted to her grandfather, Franci would be hard to like because of her touchy attitude and her sometimes too-physical reactions. It takes a very determined ghost to bring these two together, because they would be either too blind or too stubborn to do this on their own.

    Maureen’s ghost is insubstantial most of the time – sometimes a voice, sometimes a scent, sometimes an almost mischievous kind of presence – but she makes a big impact both on Scott and Franci and indirectly on the community. Maureen’s actions are essentially a love song to her husband, and there are times that the distinction between Frank/Maureen and Scott/Franci becomes very thin. So thin, in fact that there were a couple of times that I wondered if history was going to repeat itself.

    Mr. Kentner has done a wonderful job with “A Dance with Bogie and Bacall.” This book may be poignant at times, but it is not maudlin, because Mr. Kentner writes with a subtle but realistic humor that is a pleasure to read. If you are a romance reader, I believe that you will enjoy this book, and if you’re a fan of the classical romances of Hollywood’s Golden Age, it will capture both your heart and your imagination.

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