Title: The Last Waltz
Author: GG Vandagriff
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Date: April 1, 2009
Size: 608 pages, 6×9, softcover
Genre: Romantic Suspense
In December 1913, the city of Vienna glitters with promises of the future for sought-after debutante Amalia Faulhaber. But life takes a dramatic turn when simmering political unrest escalates into the most deadly war the world has ever known.
Amalia is devastated when her fiance, Baron Eberhard von Waldburg, breaks off their engagement to return to his native Germany and obligatory military service. But she soon discovers that her passion for democracy in an increasingly fascist world has put everything she loves in danger. Her family torn apart and improvished by the war, Amalia must now choose between an idealistic young Polish doctor, who shares her political views, and the wealthy Baron von Schoenenburg, an Austrian Cabinet minister who promises to provide safety and security in a violent, tumultuous time.
Great story set in WWI. GG’s characters have so much depth I felt for them and their flaws.
I loved this book. The characters were realistic. They changed and grew over time. I'm assuming it's historically accurate—it seemed to be very well researched.
I thought the end was a tad abrupt and would have liked to go a little more into the future, but other than that, it was absolutely wonderful and kept me reading far into the night!
Totally deserves the Whitney.