I’m delighted to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for Moonlight Over Mayfair by Anton Du Beke. Thank you to Tracy Fenton and Zaffre Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this lovely book.
About the book:
Prepare to be swept off your feet by the romantic and irresistible new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author and Strictly Come Dancing star Anton Du Beke
With a new king in place, tensions are rising in London and across Europe. Shaken by the Great Depression and with talk of another war coming, the Buckingham Hotel is trying to regain some stability.
Upstairs, Vivienne Edgerton is desperate to do something worthwhile with her time and her stepfather’s money, rather than spending it on frivolity and debauchery – but will this land her in even more trouble?
And downstairs, chambermaid Nancy Nettleton is finally starting to feel more settled at the Buckingham, and hopes her brother will soon call London home, too. But she misses the man she loves, demonstration dancer Raymond de Guise, who is noticeably absent from the Grand Ballroom dance floor.
The staff and guests of the Buckingham soon discover that in a hotel full of secrets, there’s always someone listening . . .
About the author:
Anton Du Beke – the King of Ballroom, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ royalty, and household name – is truly making his mark as one of this generation’s all-round entertainers. Hot on the heels of his debut album ‘From The Top’, Anton realised his boyhood ambition by publishing his first novel, ‘One Enchanted Evening’, last year.
The consummate storyteller, adept at captivating audiences will now captivate readers as he whisks them away to worlds of dance, intrigue, high society and scandal… bringing the golden age of dance to life, page by page.
As Strictly’s longest running professional dancer, achieving a remarkable decade in dance on tour with his professional partner Erin Boag, and as a much sought-after personality and presenter, Anton is the perfect author to lead the reader to the dancefloor as never before.
Moonlight Over Mayfair is the second novel by the King of Ballroom himself, the always wonderful Anton Du Beke. I loved the first book in the series and I’m pleased to say this second installment did not disappoint. It was good to see the return of familiar faces along with some new ones, the story moving along at a steady pace, bringing the glitz, glamour and romance of the ballroom vividly to life.
Anton Du Beke has written an enchanting story that kept me enthralled from beginning to end. The perfect book to lose yourself in at the end of a long day, Moonlight Over Mayfair has everything you could possibly need from an historical romance. With memorable characters you can’t help but fall in love with, it’s a moving and uplifting read that once started you do not want to put down. The writing is delightful, transporting you instantly to the London of 1937, just as the country is on the cusp of another world war.
And if you’re a fan of TV shows such as Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs, this series of books could be exactly what you need to fill the gap. Dance, romance, glitz and glamour, Moonlight Over Mayfair has it all! But it also has a more serious side, with gentle, poignant moments that will make your heart ache as you move through the story. I loved every word of this enchanting story of life at the Buckingham Hotel and look forward to reading more of this series in the future.
A magical read that I would recommend.
Moonlight Over Mayfair by Anton Du Beke is available to buy now: Amazon UK
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