Later this year, Alli Sinclair will be my guest at Stories on Stage at Koorliny Arts Centre. Given that she’s coming across the country to chat onstage with me, I could hardly refuse when she invited me to do a cover reveal for her next book, Beneath the Parisian Skies (love ya, Alli), which is what we’ll be talking about at our event.
Beneath the Parisian Skies … Isn’t it a great name? And what do you think of that gorgeous cover?
Here’s the blurb:
A sweeping saga about love, truth, grief and passion–and what it takes to fulfil a dream.
Ballerina Viktoriya Budian narrowly escapes Russia with her life. She arrives in Paris, determined to start fresh with the famed Ballets Russes but her newfound success is threatened when her past returns to haunt her. Forced to choose between love and fame, Viktoriya’s life spirals out of control and the decision she makes seriously affects the lives of many for years to come.
Paris, present day
Australian dancer Lily Johansson returns to Paris, the city that broke her heart and destroyed her ballet career, hoping to ease the guilt over her fiancé’s death and to make amends with her estranged sister Natalie, a ballerina with the Bohème Ballet.
Terrified of loving again, Lily nevertheless finds herself becoming entangled with talented composer Yves Rousseau. Lily has many reasons for keeping Yves at arm’s length but as he recounts the drama of the Ballets Russes in Paris, the magic of this Bohemian era ignites a spark within her.
Meanwhile, vying for the role honouring Ballets Russes dancer Viktoriya Budian, Lily’s sister Natalie develops an unhealthy obsession. Natalie’s behaviour becomes increasingly erratic, Lily fears for her sister’s safety and sanity. So when Natalie goes missing, she and Yves set out on a desperate quest across France to find her and, along the way, battle their own demons.
Could the search for her sister, lead Lily to realise that ballet—like love and life—should not be abandoned so easily?
I’ve loved all of Alli’s previous books, so I’m pretty confident that you’re going to love this release too. It’ll be out in July 2017 via Harlequin MIRA.