The brand new novel from the much-loved Sarra Manning.
'Deeply satisfying and impossible to put down' Santa Montefiore 'Fascinating . . . a gripping story of love and war' Rachel Hore 'An absorbing, unconventional love story' Woman & Home 'Highly absorbing and atmospheric' Stylist After the Last Dance is an extraordinary and vivid story of two women, separated by time but connected by fate, that will make you believe in the redemptive power of unexpected love. Perfect for readers of Rachel Hore, Kathryn Hughes and Tasmina Perry. Kings Cross station, 1943. Rose arrives in London hoping to swap the drudgery of wartime for romance, glamour and jiving with GIs at Rainbow Corner, the famous dance hall in Piccadilly Circus. As the bombs fall, Rose loses her heart to a pilot but will lose so much more before the war has done its worst.
Las Vegas, present day. A beautiful woman in a wedding dress walks into a seedy bar and asks the first man she sees to marry her. When Leo slips the ring onto Jane's finger, he has no idea that his new wife will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
So when Jane meets Rose, now a formidable older lady, there's no love lost between them. But with time running out, can Rose and Jane come together to make peace with the tragic secrets that have always haunted their lives?
* SARRA'S NEXT NOVEL, THE HOUSE OF SECRETS, IS AVAILABLE IN EBOOK NOW. PRE-ORDER THE PAPERBACK - OUT AUGUST 10TH. *
A deeply satisfying read on every level. It's spirited, unpredictable, evocative and engrossing. Impossible to put down. I loved it! - Santa Montefiore
What a fascinating book. Such a gripping and unusual story of love and war - everyone needs a Rainbow Corner! - Rachel Hore, author of A Week in Paris
Sarra Manning is a teen queen extraordinaire. She spent five years
working on the legendary but now sadly defunct UK teen mag, J17, first
as a writer and then as Entertainment Editor. She then joined the
launch team of teen fashion bible Ellegirl UK, which she later went on
to edit and has consulted on a wide range of other youth titles
including Bliss, The Face and More.
Sarra was most recently editor of BBC's What To Wear magazine. She's
now advises a number of UK magazine publishers as well as writing
features and a monthly column for ELLE UK and is a regular contributor
to Grazia and Red magazines. Sarra has also contributed to The
Guardian, ES Magazine, Seventeen, Details and Heat and wrote the Shop
Bitch column for Time Out London. Sarra lives in North London with her
devoted dog, Dino, the mongrel she saved from an untimely death.