Dance Away with Me: A Novel

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32 reviews

About this ebook

At long last, the legendary New York Times bestselling author returns with a heartfelt novel of womanhood, a wild heart, and the healing power of love.

Run, run, as fast as you can!

When life throws her one setback too many, midwife and young widow Tess Hartsong takes off for Runaway Mountain. In this small town high in the Tennessee mountains, surrounded by nature, she hopes to outrun her heartbreak and find the solace she needs to heal. 

But instead of peace and quiet, she encounters an enigmatic artist with a craving for solitude, a fairy-tale sprite with too many secrets, a helpless infant, a passel of curious teens, and a town suspicious of outsiders, especially one as headstrong as Tess. Just as headstrong is Ian North, a difficult, gifted man with a tortured soul—a man who makes Tess question everything. 

In running away to this new life, Tess wonders— Has she lost herself . . . or has she found her future? 

32 reviews
Catricia Magsayo
June 10, 2020
Could not put it down. Susan Elizabeth Phillips does not disappoint. Her writing is witty, funny, heartfelt, and allows you to be fully absorbed in the story and the characters. I loved every minute!
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Sue Galuska
July 30, 2020
Tess Hartsong is a thirty-five year old widow. It's been almost two years since she lost her husband, Travis but she still can't seem to get on with her life. Tess decides to move to Tempest, Tennessee on Runaway Mountain to get away from everything and try to heal. Living in a run down cabin on the mountain in the middle of no where, Tess is trying. While dancing outside in the cold in her pjs in the middle of the night, she is interrupted by a big, burly, mountain of a man. Turns out he is Ian Hamilton North IV, the renowned artist. Ian's "wife" quickly shows up too. Turns out she is Bianca Jensen, a former model and she is about eight months pregnant. Bianca quickly attaches herself to Tess. When Bianca goes into premature labor, they summon Tess, who is an experienced midwife. When things don't exactly as planned, Tess finds herself with a new job, taking care of newborn baby girl, Wren. As Tess and Ian spend more time together, she starts to realize that he is not the monster that she first thought him to be and she realizes that he has many demons from his past. Can these two emotionally broken individuals find a common ground because of a baby? Just when it looks like Ian and Tess may have found a new happiness, their worlds come crashing down around them. It will take a lot of soul searching on both of their parts to get past their internal demons so they can find their happy ever after, but they both eventually do it. I really enjoyed this story. The beginning was a little confusing, but once I got into the story I couldn't put it down. I really loved Tess. She was stuck in her life because the loss of her husband, but she did really try. I also really loved how Tess and Ian both just got each other. It was fun watching them go from acquaintances to something more. Overall, another great story from Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
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A Google user
Not a bad romance but I bogged down in the middle. I will try to finish it.

About the author

Susan Elizabeth Phillips is a New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author, known for her lighthearted, sparkling, and addictive contemporary romance novels which include the Chicago Stars series, the Wynette, Texas series, and multiple stand-alone books. She has published more than twenty books including It had to be You, First Star I See Tonight, and Dance Away with Me. Her novels have been published in more than 30 languages and appear on bestseller lists worldwide. Visit Susan’s website at

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