The Greatest Love on Earth
Mary Ellen Dennis
Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2011 (2011)
Reviewed by Wanda Plourde
he circus has come to town, but disaster strikes the big top when Calliope Kelley loses her mother in a fall. The beautiful Calliope continues on, taking care of her father and falling in love with Brian O'Connor.
hen accidents keep happening around the big top, she thinks an evil leprechaun is at the root of it. As disaster strikes once again Calliope loses everything she holds dear and all she has left is her dreams. Calliope builds a new life, with only memories to cling too.
ion tamer Brian O'Connor has the courage of ten men put together, but when the big top burns down he loses all faith, because his one love disappears, never to be seen again. So Brian locates his father to help him rescue the last of the circus performers. But destiny has its own plans.
t a spring ball, Calliope ends up dancing with a masked man who sets her blood on fire for the first time since the accident. Something about him is familiar, though she cannot fathom why. It turns out to be Brian under an alias, and he isn't dead after all. Once again they are together for a final act, which hopefully isn't death defying.
reat book, filled with true love and danger, with a twist of humor. It is fast paced with strong characters who blend well with one another. Some you will hate and some you will love. The dialogue is witty and the suspense keeps you reading right to the very end.
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