When I picked up Cheryl Blaydon’s novel, Dancing at the Colony, published by North Country Press, and discovered it was all about a wedding, I wasn’t sure I would like it. But I did, and here’s why.
Cheryl’s characters are very real, both good and bad, and their stories quickly interested me, including the deep friendships and irritating relatives. My favorite characters were Ellis, planning her second wedding after divorcing her first husband, and her close friend and grandmother Hazel, who is terribly depressed by the death of her husband and something else I don’t want to give away.
I also loved that Cheryl puts her story in some of my favorite places in Maine, especially Boothbay Harbor, a place Linda and I loved and where we wrote travel columns about many inns and restaurants as well as the amazing Botanical Gardens. Cheryl’s description of the ocean puts you right there in the ocean spray.
I can’t give away the ending, but I do guarantee you will enjoy the trail that takes you there.