Cadence Lewis has been dancing since she could walk. Living in New York with her parents she has the chance to go to the best dance school in the country, but when her father does the unthinkable she’s forced to leave her dreams behind and move to a small southern town with her mom. Cadence is having a hard time adjusting to her new life when she meets Jade Carpenter. Jade starts to show Cadence that small-town life isn’t so bad, but when Cadence has a chance to go back to New York she is on the next flight and will do anything to get her old life back.
Chick and Brain Rating 4 out of 5
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Casey Peeler is an amazing blend of Country meets City. She writes the most amazing stories about the city girl who finds herself when she heads down south. As always Peeler is able to draw us into her stories from word one and writes characters that we cannot help but fall in love with. I for one am impatiently waiting for the next installment.
Tutu and Cowboy Boots: Part One is a story that focus on Cadence and how her world has been turned upside down by her father’s mistake. Cadence’s parents are now getting divorced, so she is being ripped away from everything that she has ever known. Cadence’s mother is moving the two of them back to her home town. To say Cadence is not happy would be an understatement, all she has ever wanted to do was dance and it seem like all her dreams were dashed when she was banished to this podunk farm town. Her grandmother, Jade and the farm hand Barrick, cut Cadence no slack forcing her to grow up and understand that the world does not revolve around her. Cadence suddenly discovers that everything is not always how it seems, the lights of New York do not seem so bright anymore and the silence in the country is more welcoming than she originally thought.
Peeler’s characters as the stereotypical country boy meet the stuck up city princess, but she find away to make the original and new for us. Cadence’s desire to dance is not only her need to express herself, but it is also a way for her to hold on to her life in New York. Barrick and Jane are the exact opposite of everything that Cadence has ever wanted in life, but they are all both exactly what she needs. Unfortunately for Cadence you do not realize what you are missing until you do not have it anymore. Hopefully she has not lost everything that she has worked so hard to gain in her new life, by desperately trying to hold tightly to the one she used to have in New York.
As always Peeler writes a story that you are instantly pulled into with characters that you can not help but love. I am sure the second installment will be anything less than amazing.
Until next time,