Tour De Force: A Love Story by Elizabeth White

About the Book:

41Iyu5PUaJL._SS500_.jpgGillian Kincade is a soloist with Ballet New York, a sought-after guest artist, and a committed Christian. Though she may be an anomaly in the world of dance, Gilly believes her devotion to God isn’t compromised by following her dreams. Then she meets Jacob Ferrar.

Jacob is the brilliant young artistic director of the Birmingham Ballet Theatre and a born-again Christian. When he offers Gillian the lead in his latest ballet she accepts, knowing it won’t necessarily further her career, but it will touch her soul.

On the chaotic road to opening night, Gilly and Jacob develop a deep professional respect for each other and begin to fall in love. Then their brilliant first performance is destroyed by a terrible accident, and suddenly both must face an uncertain future. Together, they dance the fine line between personal vision and God’s will, listening for the guidance of the Father’s heart.

About the Author:

whitee.jpg Elizabeth White ( is the author of

Controlling Interest, Off the Record, Fair Game, Fireworks,

and the Texas Gatekeepers series for Steeple Hill’s

Love Inspired Suspense line.

She lives in Mobile, Alabama.

My thoughts:

I have waiting for Elizabeth White’s new book for months.  First because I love her writing, and secondly because it involves ballet!  I have long been a fan of the ballet, the dancing, the music, and how it all comes together, beautiful.

Tour De Force features a character we have met before if you have read Elizabeth’s book Off the Record.  Laurel’s sister Gilly is the main character.  She is a fun spitfire character with a heart for the Lord.  We also get to meet Jacob, who is a handsome, Godly man who loves his family and the ballet.  We also get to meet some great characters such as Victoria and Dimitri.  The driving force behind this book is the characters.  We get to know each of the characters, where they are in life and where they are in their relationship, or lack thereof, with the Lord.  One of my favorite things about Elizabeth’s books is her development of her characters.  You get to know Gilly and Jacob, their struggles, their triumphs, and their growth.

Tour De Force takes place in Alabama and New York.  It was fun to see the differences in the culture between the two places, it is very distinctively different and Elizabeth does a fabulous job of showing the differences but keeping it realistic.  It was also fun to get to know Gilly and Jacob’s families and how they were important to them.

If you like character driven books full of romance, emotions, stumbles, and triumphs you will love Tour De Force!


2 Responses to “Tour De Force: A Love Story by Elizabeth White”

  1. 1 sugarandgrits May 30, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    YAY! Gilly’s story! I loved “Off the Record”. Elizabeth White is on of my fave authors (I have many!). I can’t wait to read this book.

    Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. 2 Beth White June 9, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks for the feature, Christy. Makes he happy that you enjoyed Tour de Force. And thanks for the good word, “sugarandgrits”–though I’ll have to tell you I never ate sugar with my grits in my life! Down here in Lower Alabama we like butter with them!


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