Tuesday, 7 August 2018

The Theatre of Dreams by Rosie Travers - Blog Tour & Book Review

Today, I am very happy to be part of Rosie Travers' blog tour for her new book The Theatre of Dreams, thanks to Rachel's Random Resources

Genre:  Contemporary Womens' Fiction/Romantic Comedy
Publication Date:  1st August 2018
Publisher:  Crooked Cat Books
Standalone Novel

Musical theatre actress Tara is down on her luck and in desperate need of a job. 

When terminally-ill octogenarian Kitty invites her to take over the running of her former dance academy in the old-fashioned resort of Hookes Bay, Tara thinks she’s found her guardian angel. 

But it soon becomes very clear Kitty is being far from benevolent. 

Too late, Tara realises helping Kitty will signal the end of an already tarnished career, unless she can pull off the performance of a life-time...

The Theatre of Dreams is a debut novel by Rosie Travers and I was not sure quite what to expect from this story.

I found it so slow to begin with, I could not get my head round all the characters, or what Kitty wanted Tara to do for her, and the dates of certain events in the past weren't clear for me to get an overall picture, and I nearly gave up on it.

But I am so glad that I persevered as I was rewarded with one of the most wonderful and imaginative stories that I've read in a long time!

Actress Tara has made a huge mistake in London, and when she's invited to a small seaside town by ailing Kitty to run her dance school and help save the now derelict wreck of the Pavilions theatre, she feels she has nothing to lose.  But Kitty is not being totally honest with her ..... 

With just the right amount of romantic interest, drama, deception, blackmail and humour, The Theatre of Dreams had me guessing who was pulling the strings and who was genuine throughout, the character of Tara was passionate and bubbly and I warmed to her right away, love interest Dominic was a brusque Irishman and Kitty was a clever, feisty and endearing character.

With a writing style that flowed smoothly, I loved it and could easily picture the vintage grandeur of the Art Deco Pavilions theatre on the sea front.

I am eager to see what Rosie Travers imagination comes up with next!

Meet the Author

I like to  write stories with a twist, a sprinkling of humour and a dash of tragedy.  My aim is to entertain and raise a smile.
I’ve always had a very vivid imagination and my passion for writing began at a very early age.  As a teenager I scribbled, then typed, numerous novels and short stories, none of which I was ever brave enough to show to anyone. My hobby was put on hold while mortgages, marriage, and motherhood took over. In fact, it stayed hidden for a good twenty or so years until I unexpectedly found myself with some spare time on my hands. In 2009 I left the UK to accompany my husband on an overseas work assignment to California. I started a blog about my life in the US, and from there everything mushroomed. I re-discovered my creative juices.  I am a member of the Romantic Novelists Association New Writers Scheme and Hampshire Writers Society. I now live on the south coast of England with my husband and a very spoilt cat.
The Theatre of Dreams is my first novel
Social Media Links –  www.rosietravers.com   
Twitter: @RosieTravers  
Purchase from Amazon UK  - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CTMS9WS

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