To Dance One More Day
From her early teens, ballet has been an integral part of Jillian Russell’s life. One by one, she loses her parents, grandparent, husband and child. If being alone in the world wasn’t bad enough, a medical diagnosis takes away her chance to become a prima ballerina. Knowing a part of her will die if she walks away from ballet, she changes her focus and builds a ballet company. This endeavor takes all her resources and leaves no time to build new relationships outside her world of dance. Jillian rationalizes if she doesn’t build relationships, she can’t be deserted. And she’s not sure she would survive another loss. Trauma surgeon, Alan Armstrong has relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina for a fresh start. Until a few years ago, he had always envisioned his future to include a wife and children. But after his father died in a plane crash from lack of medical attention, his focus for the future has shifted to equip himself professionally to set up a rural clinic. A supporter of the arts, Alan finds himself on the board of the North Carolina Ballet Company. He has always had a penchant for fixing things. Realizing Jillian’s professional life could use some help, it is not long before he realizes he is drawn to her romantically as well. They fall in love, but when Alan discovers Jillian has been misdiagnosed, he tells her she must decide between their love and a performance career in ballet.
About Rachel Jones (Atlanta, Georgia Author)
A registered nurse by night (for the past twenty-five years) and a writer by day sums up Rachel’s present life. She loves composing stories about strong women and sweet romance. Her books reflect her love of the performing arts, and her career in healthcare has influenced the threads of medical drama woven into her storylines. Taking A Chance On Love, Rachel’s second novel is a Rone Award finalist this year. Fingers crossed – winner announcement in October.
When she’s not working or writing, Rachel loves traveling, sewing and making music. After retirement (three years away) she plans to join a local orchestra and resume her clarinet playing on a semi-professional basis. Rachel lives in Kennesaw, Georgia with a spoiled Labrador retriever and her husband of thirty-eight years. They have three grown children.