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‘Edge Of The Past’ by Jennifer Comeaux

February, 2003

Last practice before Grand Prix Final. No Mistakes!

I repeated that over and over in my mind as Chris pulled me into our pairs spin, our blades tracing tight circles on the ice. We whirled around, and I caught a glimpse of Sergei, our coach and my fiance, keenly observing us. In two days I’d be visiting his home country of Russia and meeting his parents for the first time. All the while trying to win one of the biggest competitions of the season. No Sweat!

I am already sensing some tension building here and wondering just who is going to be the one to suffer. Clearly the competition means so much to all three of our protagonists, however Chris is the one so obviously ‘out on a limb’ and it seems unfair of Sergei and Chris’s partner to be placing such great emphasis on their private lives at such an important time in all three of their respective careers. What’s the old saying about never mixing business and pleasure?

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    • Hi Vonnie,

      I have taken a special interest in the heat and raging fires, which have been so prolific this year, as I have realtives living in the area, although thankfully they have been unaffected so far.

      Here in the UK, we have also experienced our hottest summer for seven years and as I am more of a spring and autumn person, I am longong for it to start cooling down a little, although that doesn’t always make me very popular with sun-worshipping friends and family!

      My spacial awareness is pretty awful, so I don’t that that anything to do with blades and ice would be a good idea, unless you are planning on visiting me in intensive care!

      I used to be an avid fan of watching ice skating and ice dancing, however the coverage on television has diminished to almost zero over the years. Also, hubbie is not a great sports fan and as I see very little of the TV remote these days, following ice skating isn’t going to be high up his list of priorities.

      The author of this book, Jennifer Comeaux, is however, an avid fan, which shows all too clearly in her writing and storylines, also mirrored in her great website, where her two passions of writing and ice skating, sit nicely side by side.

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope that it cools down a little for you very soon.

    • Hi Jo,

      I read, reviewed and thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this skating trilogy ‘Life On The Edge’ and I am only sorry that it has taken this long for me to get ‘Edge Of The Past’ to the top of my review schedule. The last segment in the series ‘Fighting For The Edge’ is due for publication in November and I am hoping not to take so long in reading what sounds like a dramatic climax to the saga.

      Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate your comment.

    • Hi Lindsay,

      I think that much of the trouble stems from the fact that Sergei is Emily’s coach. Emily is still very young and unable to separate business from pleasure, although Sergei, being much the elder and more mature, should really know better.

      Mind you, who wouldn’t be a little wary of meeting their future in-laws for the first time, especially when they live in a foreign country and language is obviously going to be a barrier.

      Emily did mature quite quickly in the first book of the series ‘Life On The Edge’, so let’s hope that any setbacks are dealt with quickly and with thoughtfulness.

      Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy receiving your comments

    • Hi Laurel-Rain,

      It would seem that the tension is increasing, rather than decreasing, the deeper into this series we go.

      The author, Jennifer Comeaux, certainly knows her subject inside out and writes with the passion she feels when she watches the sport, which she does avidly.

      Jennifer is an excellent example of the school of thought which advocates that an author should always write about a subject he or she knows well.

      Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate the visit and your thoughtful comment.

    • Hi Jennifer,

      You are more than welcome, I am looking forward to ‘Edge Of The Past’ as my next book to read, although I see that ‘Fighting For The Edge’ is already scheduled for publication. The synopsis sounds intriguing and I can’t wait to discover just what it is that conspires to thwart the friends in achieving their dream.

      Both books in the series to date, have achieved some excellent ratings and reviews, which you should be proud of and I hope that you have new ideas bubbling away for more ‘skating stories’!

      Thank you for taking the time to participate in the conversation today, I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

    • Hi Naida,

      The last time I followed an ice skating competition, the field was still pretty much dominated by the Russian team, however that was some time ago, so I wonder if that still holds true today. We did have our own success stories in the shape of the great John Curry and Robin Cousins and of course, we once dominated the ice dancing arena, with the legendary Torvill and Dean.

      Jennifer Comeaux, the author of this lovely trilogy, is definitely an avid follower of the sport and certainly knows her stuff, which is great for the authenticity and attention to detail, she shows in her storylines, although I am sure that the concept of coaches and their dancers being anything except professional, holds as true today, as it did way back when. I think that Sergei and Emily are definitely going to be coming in for a hard time from other professional skaters, including Emily’s own partner Chris, as well as from Sergei’s family in Russia from the sounds of things.

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment and I hope that you have a great weekend.

    • Hi Nikki,

      Having read the first book in the series, I have some small inkling of where the storyline is heading, although I am still convinced that there is more going on than meets the eye, back in Russia!

      It would be nice to think that the books can be read as stand alones, for those readers who are just joining the series, but I shall have to wait and see on that one, as I really can’t tell from the synopsis.

      I hope that you are well and enjoying this late summer weekend.

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