Dancing at the Colony
Two women, two generations, two weddings. Dancing at the Colony takes the reader through the lives of strong Maine women, the bonds of deep friendship, DNA discoveries, and love with a twist.
"Cheryl Blaydonʹs prose crackles in this insightful tale of life, love, and secrets on the coast of Maine. Two women, from very different generations, plan a wedding. One is haunted by her past and what might have been, while the younger one seeks the promise of a new beginning. Dancing at the Colony is a wonderful read.ʺ
—BRUCE ROBERT COFFIN, Agatha Nominee and bestselling author of the Detective Byron Mysteries.
"Someone once said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, that person obviously never read Cheryl Blaydon’s Dancing at the Colony.
Hazel, the protagonist, Ellis, the main character and the ancillary characters are so well drawn they will come to life before your eyes and you will feel as if you’ve known them for years. You will share in their restless sea of emotions and undercurrents of life’s private indiscretions. A consummate wordsmith, Blaydon paints such rich, robust word pictures you will feel the ocean spray on your face and taste the salt in the breeze.
The story is steeped in nostalgia and the sense of urgency that comes with aging. The good thing about getting older is that you’ve seen it all, lived it all, felt it all—and now you can take a moment to share what you’ve learned".
—JAMES D.A. TERRY, Chasing the Wendigo