Wednesday, November 30, 2016

First Chapter Review: Save the Last Dance by Eric Joseph & Eva Ungar

Title: Save The Last Dance
Author: Eric Joseph & Eva Ungar
Publisher: Hargrove Press
Pages: 360
Genre: Literary Fiction

Save The Last Dance is available at Amazon

Blurb: A tale of the power and peril of first love rediscovered.

Adam Wolf and Sarah Ross were teenage sweethearts who grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio in the late 50’s and early 60's. They set a wedding date when they turned fifteen. The day came and went. For most of their lives the two were out of contact.
With their 50th high school reunion approaching, Adam and Sarah reconnect. Email exchanges - after the first tentative "hi", then a deluge- five, ten- by the end of the week twenty emails a day. Soon Sarah admits, "All my life I've been looking for someone who loves me as much as you did".

Written entirely in email and texts, Save the Last Dance allows the reader to eavesdrop on Sarah and Adam's correspondence as their love reignites. It also permits the reader to witness the reactions of significant others, whose hum-drum lives are abruptly jolted by the sudden intrusion of long-dormant passion. Can Sarah and Adam's rekindled love withstand the pummeling they're in for?

Cover: I love the imagery - we have a birdcage, baby shoe and black birds flying off.  Definitely it makes me wonder what the book is going to be about. 
Title: Love the title!

First Chapter: Chapter One opens with email exchanges between Adam Wolf and Sarah Ross who are reestablishing their love.  Sarah is widowed and Adam has remarried but through these email exchanges, their romance is blossoming.  Man, there was a soul mate connection thing going on for sure. Just gave me good fuzzies if you know what I mean.  Sorta like You've Got Mail with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. 
Would I Keep Reading: They have a reunion coming up and would I continue reading the first chapter?  You bet your sweet bippy I would.  As soon as I'm finished reading the book, I'll post my full review on Amazon.
About the Authors

Eric Joseph and Eva Ungar (Grudin) were teenage sweethearts in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, who set a wedding date when they turned 15. The last time they saw each other they were 21 years old. Three years ago they reunited, around the time of the 50th high school reunion. Although their book is a work of fiction, it's about a couple like them, who fall in love again, almost instantly, via email.

Eric is in public health, a consultant/educator at hospitals and clinics, concentrating his career on Native American health services across the country. Eva is an art historian who taught at Williams College in Massachusetts for 40+ years. She specialized in African and African-American art; the history of European painting: also Holocaust Studies - memorials and museums; In addition, she has performed in and written Sounding to A, a multi-media work about inheriting the Holocaust. It premiered at the Ko Festival of Performance in 2004.

Learn more about Eva and Eric and their history together by visiting - At the website you'll find memories about their time together in the late 50s, early 60s, as well as interviews from today.

Their latest book is the literary fiction, Save The Last Dance.

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