Book Review: A Midnight Dance by Joanna Davidson Politano

Mystery and romance make the perfect dance partners in this evocative story from fan-favorite Joanna Davidson Politano.

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A Midnight Dance is another enthralling read from Joanna Davidson Politano.

Book Blurb

A Midnight Dance by Joanna Davison Politano book cover

All theater romances are tragedies. Ella Blythe knows this. Still, she cannot help but hope her own story may turn out different than most–and certainly different than the tragic story of the Ghost of Craven Street Theater. Yet as she struggles to maintain her tenuous place in the ever-shrinking ballet company, win the attentions of principal dancer Philippe, and avoid company flirt Jack, Ella cannot deny the uncanny feeling that her life is mirroring that of the dead ballerina.

Is she dancing ever closer to the edge of her own tragic end? Or will the secrets that are about to come to light offer release from the past?

Mystery and romance make the perfect dance partners in this evocative story from fan-favorite Joanna Davidson Politano.


My Review

I have loved Politano’s books ever since I discovered A Rumored Fortune on Kindle Unlimited. Her lyrical writing and gothic flair quickly made her a favorite. A Midnight Dance simply solidified her place in my must-read list.

Ella is a relatable character who immediately drew me into the story. I enjoyed watching her try to find her place in the company while holding tight to her convictions. For me, this made the spiritual thread highly relatable, especially since I too have become distracted by the world.

I also enjoyed trying to unravel the mystery alongside Ella. With plenty of twists and turns, the mystery had me riveted. And the romance had me falling in love alongside her. The ending was a surprise, although there was one plot twist I was quite proud of myself for figuring out. Don’t worry, I won’t spoil it for you.

Overall, A Midnight Dance is an enthralling read perfect for fans of gothic romance and historical fiction.


For more on Joanna Davidson Politano, visit her website.


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Jennifer Purcell is a Georgia native who loves to write about her faith and family. When she's not planted in front of her laptop or got her nose stuck in a book, she teaches children at an after school Bible club and at her church's Wednesday night youth program. You can check out her blog at