Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Nadine by John Steinberg. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for my stop on the tour! Check out my review and let me know what you think in the comments.
London 1974 – and Peter Greenberg is riding high. Thanks to his magic touch, every play he puts on in Theatreland is a hit and the money is rolling in. The young man’s empire feels secure – but then everything changes. One evening, he calls in to see a rival’s musical and falls head over heels in love.
The beautiful Paris-born dancer who catches his eye is Nadine – a major star in the making. Like Greenberg, the young dancer too is in love – but with someone else. The eternal triangle is complicated by the birth of a child, and by tragic secrets that go back before World War Two; slowly, those secrets reveal themselves in a drama that out-performs anything on the West End stage or Broadway.
Nadine is a poignant story of unrequited love, a love that will one day be returned – and in a most unexpected way…
I chose to read this novel because I was captivated by the cover. I don’t always speak about the cover in my review, but there is just something brilliant about the simplicity of the cover.
Nadine was an interesting novel. I loved the setting. John Steinburg brings us to London, 1974 and really gives a sense of what life would have been like in that time and location. His writing of descriptions is wonderful and I really was drawn in by the settings.
The first half of the novel drags a little. I think it took a bit too long to set the story up, and I found myself struggling to get through it. But, when the second half hit, it picked up and I really enjoyed it! As the pace sped up, the intrigue and mystery of the story did too.
Nadine is worth a read and I’m glad I picked it up solely based on the cover. I think the descriptions are brilliant, the characters are well rounded and overall the plot was intriguing! I recommend checking this one out for sure!
3.5/5☆ (rounded to 4 on Amazon & Goodreads)
John Steinberg was born in 1952 and spent many years in business before becoming a writer in 2007. Since then, he has co-written and produced comedies for the stage and has created a series of books for children. Nadine is his third novel. He is married with three children and lives in North London.
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