Stephanie Austin Edwards
Set in the turbulent, colorful 1970’s, What We Set In Motion finds the daughter of a prominent old South Carolina Lowcountry family fleeing to New York’s Greenwich Village in pursuit of a dance career. Cut off by her disapproving father and abandoned by her would-be fiancé, Nadine Carter Barnwell must strive on her own to beat the harrowing odds. Penniless and surrounded by the temptation of dubious money-making schemes and the bitter disappointment of seeing a friend fall prey to them, Nadine battles fiercely for her place in the ultra-competitive world of dance -- only to reluctantly step away to please a man. It takes the loving, mystical intervention of her beloved aunt back in South Carolina and an unexpected letter from a young girl to set Nadine’s chaotic life firmly on the path to fulfillment and the startling realization that every encounter and each choice is a milestone in the quest to forge her own destiny.
KirkusReviews.com: “Edwards writes superbly. A delightful and vivid, briskly-moving, satisfying read.”
Bibliotica.com: “The voice Edwards gave to her protagonist Nadine feels like a mix between Anne Rivers Siddons and Nora Ephron – feminine, intelligent, sassy, and definitely Southern. I was hooked from the first page.”
InsatiableReader.com: “Right from the start, I thought…this is a remarkable read. This is one of those books that you don't rush through the story...you savor it. Every word, every passage, every page takes you deeper into the tale as it unfolds and the characters as they develop into something more than you ever expected.”
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