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A Dance with Tilly [Kindle Edition]

Daniel Kelley
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Jack Wharton witnessed something beautiful, and yet impossible. In pursuit of an explanation, he explores a terrain just outside his front door that he’s never quite noticed before… and discovers quite a bit about himself as well. A 5,000-word story set in elegant Marblehead, Massachusetts, A Dance with Tilly follows fourteen-year-old Jack as he moves briskly through the bewitching worlds of ghosts, grief, and that perennial hair-raiser, girls.

Product Details

  • File Size: 163 KB
  • Print Length: 18 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009SN1W7K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,237,880 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Left me wanting more! November 27, 2012
By Alyssa
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
'A Dance with Tilly' is a fun and quick read, loaded with interesting characters and subplots. I think that this story has a lot of potential for more (possibly a short story sequel or dare I suggest turning this into a novel?) but that's because I enjoyed the people in it so much that I want to know more about them! I will change this rating to 5 stars once my demands have been met!

Definitely an awesome story! And hey, why are you still reading my review?! You should be reading 'A Dance with Tilly' already!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tender October 26, 2012
By Kathryn
Format:Kindle Edition
This story perfectly captures that stage when a young boy is straddling the two worlds of childhood and adolescence. It was so realistic, I could almost feel my palms sweat with nervous innocence as Jack asked Tilly to the dance.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!! April 13, 2014
By Reader
Format:Kindle Edition
This is another great story by Daniel Kelly, who truly has mastered the art of writing. In this story, the reader meets Jack, who begins to understand the differences and meaning of reality as he knows it and the unspoken paranormal world. It is Jack’s tale of true love (his first), as well as that of his older neighbor. Together, the two tales bring us a better understanding and appreciation of both characters’ worlds. The story is set in Marblehead, MA, a well-known town close to and somewhat influenced by its more well-known neighbor, the town of Salem. Taking place in the autumn timeframe only brings home the Salem paranormal influence and underlying theme, for that town becomes a place for spooks of all types as Halloween approaches. As with his other stories, the author has definitely developed and pulled off another great story for readers of all ages and interests. Though a short story, the characters and the setting are very well developed and only leave the reader wanting for more. I can easily see this story growing into a longer novel, with some fleshing out by the author. I received this from Library Thing to read and review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Story July 31, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
LibraryThing Review

Jack Wharton is a very shy person. He stops for a candy bar nearly every day meeting an intriguing young woman named Tilly Spence. Jack gathers his courage to ask Tilly to a school dance after witnessing a remarkable scene. Will Tilly go to the dance? Your answers await you in A Dance with Tilly.

A sweet story about young romance and how to capture a heart. A Dance with Tilly really is a boy meets girl situation. Mr. Kelley's work draws you in with rich, bold words and descriptions as well as characters too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great short April 19, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was given this short story in exchange for an honest review.

Again Daniel Kelley has done an amazing job. I have read a few of his other short stories and this is one of my favorites. This is a short coming of age story - wish it could have been a little longer. The characters were relatable and the storyline was well developed. You begin reading but are quickly transported to Marblehead. I would definitely recommend this to others.
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More About the Author

Daniel Kelley is an author and a music arranger. His third novel, A Shiver of Wonder, was published in October 2014. Nearly 650,000 books of his compositions and arrangements have been sold worldwide, and over 25,000 of his e-books have captivated readers. With lyricist JoEllen Doering, he also composed the music to the classic holiday song, 'It's Christmas Time Again'.

Daniel creates erotic mosaics, bakes constantly, annoys practically everyone with puns, is a massive EDM fan, and loves playing games of almost any kind, though Hearts is his current fave. He and his wife Cynthia have three children and too many fish. Adair, Darcy and Adele are the names of the children.

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