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Lottie's School of Dance - Annette Hannah - Blog Tour

Today, it's my turn on the Blog Tour for Annette Hannah's delightful new novel, Lottie's School of Dance. Here is my review:

It’s not often that I read a book that makes me want to put on my dancing shoes, but Lottie’s School of Dance by Annette Hannah did just that!

As soon as I read the opening scene of this romantic novel – no spoilers, but the book begins with the heroine, Lottie, dancing towards the altar – I was hooked. The action soon moves from Canada to the English village of Bramblewood – the location of Annette Hannah’s previous novels – where, with the help of a handsome stranger, dancer Lottie rescues both a donkey and an old lady called Doris from injury. Lottie has always dreamed of running her own dance school, and in return for her company and helping out around the farm, Doris offers Lottie her disused barn in which to run dance classes. And then there are the auditions for a reality dance show, where Lottie and the handsome stranger are destined to meet again . . .

The author obviously knows her ballroom dancing, and I found the scenes where Lottie and her charismatic dance partner are rehearsing and performing their dances wonderfully described. But you don’t have to be a dance fan to enjoy this lovely book, for it also has a delightfully tantalising romance that will have every reader rooting for Lottie to move forward from the event in her past that caused her to leave Canada, and allow herself to fall in love. It is a stand-alone novel, but cameo appearances by characters from Annette Hannah’s previous novels are a welcome addition to the story, as are the senior citizens who take part in Lottie’s dance class and hope to find their own happy-ever-afters.

A warm-hearted, feel-good contemporary romance, that shows the importance of family and friendship, and depicts a real sense of community, as well as having an engaging heroine and gorgeous hero, Lottie’s School of Dance is highly recommended.

If you would like to read Lottie's School of Dance, you can purchase it here:

About Annette Hannah

Annette Hannah is a Liver Bird who relocated to leafy Hertfordshire in the 80's and now lives near a river with her husband, two of their three grown up children and a crazy black cocker spaniel. She writes Romantic comedies in settings inspired by the beautiful countryside around her and always with a nod to her hometown.

She worked in Marketing for many years as a qualified Marketeer which she loved as it tapped into her creative side.

As an avid reader, she began to review the books she read, became a book blogger and eventually plucked up the courage to fulfil her life long dream of writing a book.

For four years she was a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association's new writers' scheme, during which time she wrote a book a year.

After signing a two book deal with Orion Dash in 2020 she graduated to full member of the organisation and is also their Press Officer.

She loves long walks along the river, travelling to far flung places and spending time with her friends and family.

You can follow Annette on

twitter @annettehannah

Lottie's School of Dance is on tour 31st August to 9th September, calling in at these fabulous blogs:


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