A wonderfully absorbing story that you utterly lose yourself in. I read it in two nights and only wish it had been longer
I finished After the Last Dance with a massive smile on my face (post tears, that is). It's thrilling. I just loved Rose - old and young - and Jane was the perfect spiky lead that you know you shouldn't like but do anyway.
After The Last Dance is an absolute beauty of a book. Stylish, atmospheric and utterly compelling, I couldn't put it down
I absolutely devoured After the Last Dance . . . Sarra has pulled off the almost impossible task of having two equally powerful strands with characters you're rooting for all the way . . . It works best of all as a love story. Two love stories really. And in that, it's just brilliant. For me, it had echoes of Me Before You
I was totally swept up in the world of Rainbow Corner - I didn't want to leave it - and equally was completely absorbed by Leo and Jane's story. Such a fantastic book, I feel very lucky to have read it
Evocative, poignant, beautiful. Long live Rainbow Corner
After the Last Dance has fascinating settings, a compelling storyline with a skilful interplay of light and shadow, and vividly-realised characters that you immediately take to your heart. Sarra Manning's beautifully assured writing pulls you in from the very first page.
Full of glamour, danger and more than a few swoon-some moments
Glorious, vivid and deeply seductive, with an ending that will make you weep for what once was
A deeply satisfying read on every level. It's spirited, unpredictable, evocative and engrossing. Impossible to put down. I loved it!
What a fascinating book. Such a gripping and unusual story of love and war - everyone needs a Rainbow Corner!
Highly absorbing and atmospheric
An absorbing, unconventional love story
A lavishly detailed sweeping romance, which expertly captures a country at war