Book Details

Praise for his previous book • One More Dance is “a quick, enjoyable read for mystery lovers” – Kirkus • “Readers will close this book with a smile and a hope that Valentine Cardinale has a follow-up in the works” – The US Review of Books. • “It’s nice to see a family with imperfections for a change. A good read by a talented author” – Readers’ Favorite. • “I strongly suggest you read this book and as for me—well, I think I will be going to find the other two books this author wrote” – a Miki’s Hope post.

About Breakaway Father Richard Bianchi is looking for a little peace and quiet in a rented house in New Jersey. He needs time to reflect on his future. Should he continue his ministry as a parish priest or get married? Two days after moving in, he meets Dana Dvorak, a sixteen-year-old with at least half a dozen issues. She’s constantly quarreling with her dad and has little contact with her mom, who lives in Florida with her new family. The star of an all-boys hockey team, Dana is getting ready to play in a tournament that could change her life. Finally, there’s Eddie Dvorak, Dana’s dad. Deep down, he loves his daughter but doesn’t think much of hockey and girls playing it. A Navy veteran, he yearns to be at sea and takes pride in his country but he’s troubled by many of the actions of the government. The world comes crashing down on everyone one night when Eddie is mysteriously abducted from his home. At the center of a nail-biting drama that follows is Father Bianchi—Richie to his friends—now part of the investigative team.


About the Author

Valentine Cardinale

Valentine Cardinale enjoyed a successful career as the editor of leading magazines in the advertising and pharmacy fields after graduating from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and Iona College. He lives with his family in New Jersey, not far from the West Side area in New York City where he grew up.

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One More Dance