I’ve only gotten through the first chapter of Mardo Williams’ novel, One Last Dance: It’s Never Too Late to Fall in Love, but I’m captivated already. I have to restrain myself from flipping to the last few pages to see how it ends!
One Last Dance is a story that celebrates the importance of living life to its fullest and never giving up on finding love, no matter what your age. From the moment the main characters, 89-year-old Morgan and 79-year-old Dixie, set eyes on each other, you can tell that there’s definitely a spark.
It only took reading a few pages for me to fall in love with Williams’ writing style. It’s so descriptive and witty! Mardo Williams began writing this novel when he was 92 years old. He had been a journalist all his life, but wanted to write a novel to inspire older individuals, like himself, to not just sit in a corner, but to go full speed ahead, and yes, maybe even have a love affair. He must’ve been inspired by the events in his own life… just a few years before he started writing the novel he met a woman who became his live-in companion.
Sadly Mardo died in 2001 at the age of 95, just after completing the first draft of the book. His daughters, Kay and Jerri Williams, used his notes to put the finishing touches on it.
This book is a perfect gift for any time, but especially for Valentine’s Day! It’s won several awards, including the Independent Publisher Book Award. The novel and the story behind the story are inspiring readers (and book discussion groups) all over the country. You can find it on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Giveaway is closed!
I’m giving away two copies of One Last Dance. The winners can choose whether they’d prefer a hard cover or large print paperback. Please visit Calliope Press to read more about the novel, and leave a comment on this post telling me why you think you’d enjoy it!
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Visit www.calliopepress.com for more information about this and Mardo Williams’ other books.