Dancing in the Rain

Published Date: March 7, 2014

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What if the responsibility for preventing a major disaster lay with you?

Jacob Weston has felt like he doesn’t belong for as long as he can remember and the strangely vivid dreams he experiences only serve to make him feel more alone …

But when his job in research science takes him thousands of miles away from what he thought of as home, Jacob finds the mystery of his past begin to unravel. A trip to the breathtaking Monument Valley and an extraordinary encounter with a Navajo guide seem to hold the key to who Jacob really is.

After meeting the beautiful Rosenya Neboyia, Jacob feels he may have found what he’d been searching for. But with this meeting is the discovery that his dreams come with a responsibility, and that responsibility is bigger and scarier than he could have ever imagined …

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Amanda James

Amanda JamesAmanda James was born in Sheffield and now lives in Cornwall with her husband and two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, singing and spending lots of time with her grandson. She also admits to spending far too much time chatting on Twitter and Facebook! Amanda recently left her teaching role (teaching history to sixth form pupils) to follow her ambition to live her life doing what she most enjoys—writing.

Amanda is a published author of short stories and her first novel with Choc Lit, A Stitch in Time was chosen as a Top Pick in RT Book Reviews magazine in the US in July 2013 and won a 2013 Reviewers’ Choice Award from Single Titles.

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Customer Reviews


  1. Glynis
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    After reading Amanda James’ time travel books I wondered how this completely different novel would pan out. I’m delighted to report that this author is not a one trick pony! The book had me waiting for bedtime every night until it was finished. I’ve now started on another of Amanda’s books – again very different and I’m already engrossed.

  2. Long & Short Reviews
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    Long & Short Reviews…There are a cast of characters all nicely drawn, and of course a romance that Jacob hints about early on in the story. The dialogue is natural sounding and at 157 pages the story moves nicely especially if you’re looking for something to read in two or three sittings.

    If you’re eager to find a book with a little suspense, enjoy books set in the Southwest and love learning about other cultures along with your fiction, this might be a good pick for you.

    Reviewed by Stephanotis for Long & Short Reviews

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  3. Robyn K

    Dancing in the rain is an immense drama that hooks you in from the very first line. It is so beautifully written, the pages fly by without blinking. It is truly a testament to Amanda James’ talent.

    The painstaking details of the Navajo nation has the intricate details that only an insider on the reservation would know. The Authors description of the locations are breath taking and that world comes to life on the page in vivid ochres and dessert sands.

    Amanda James is such a brilliant writer, she is able to invoke the tastes and the delicious scents of wild sage with ease. My mouth watered when Jacobs first Navajo meal was described; I could taste the sweetness of the butter-nut squash myself.

    In this epic saga, that spawns from WW2 to the Welsh valleys and concluding in the American South West-,Jacob follows his heart and goes on a vision quest. He discovers the family he never knew and his Navajo cousins- the Redbirds. That kind of Native American Mysticism is what makes Dancing in the Rain so magical.

    Jacob is a wonderful character who battles with what he was raised to believe and the truth of his real heritage. He tries to find his identity and place in the world, and ultimately himself along the way. Slowly he realises through Matthius Redbird that it was always his fate. A fate that includes his people’s salvation. Believe me that part of the story arc is fast paced and full of explosive action.

    When Jacob meets Roseyna you can feel feel the electricity of love at first site and it is a stunning description of two souls bonding. There is also so very steamy scenes between the both of them.

    Dancing in the rain is a triumph of the written word and another masterpiece by Amanda James. This is not just a book an experience!

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