Fighting for her future would be harder than starting all over again...Ella Sordy from humble Pit Street has become Ella Rosetti, star of Sadlers Wells, and her future as a brilliant ballerina seems assured. But without warning she is struck by a near fatal illness - and only a dash through the night to her bedside by Timothy can bring her out of a coma.The frail dancer isFighting for her future would be harder than starting all over again...Ella Sordy from humble Pit Street has become Ella Rosetti, star of Sadlers Wells, and her future as a brilliant ballerina seems assured. But without warning she is struck by a near fatal illness - and only a dash through the night to her bedside by Timothy can bring her out of a coma.The frail dancer is sent to Switzerland to recover. Believing she is still doomed, Ella vows she will never dance again. Until one day, amongst the magical mountains, someone special gives Ella back her will to live......
|Title||:||Return To The Wells|
|Number of Pages||:||176 Pages|
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Return To The Wells Reviews
To be fair, the 5 stars comes from my past - I don't think I'd rate this one that highly if I was to read it for the first time now, but the whole series meant so much to me when I was young that I can't bear to downgrade it, even though this story is rather melodramatic in parts. (It was never my favourite.)Timothy is another gorgeous Lorna Hill hero, though, and although she creates wonderfully capable men, here's what she says about the horrible Nigel Monkhouse:'One upon a time, Mariella would have been thrilled at these words. Nigel being masterful! But now she wasn't. Cavemen were all very well in books, but not in real life. Not to marry anyway.'
Disappointing. The first four books in this series are well-written and enjoyable, but this - the seventh - is a hotchpotch muddle with too many characters, a large number of author asides, and a confused plot. Would make almost no sense at all to someone who had not read at least some of the previous books.
Got a little silly and melodramatic in comparison to the rest of the series. There was very little ballet in this one, but I enjoyed revisiting the characters from earlier books and having the gaps in their stories filled.
Although principally continuing the story of Ella, 'Return to the Wells' definitely marks the widening of Lorna Hill's perimeters. Whereas the earlier books contrast the rural activities of Northumberland, the Border Country and Scotland with London, a greater European sensibility is now clearly discernible - the slightly exotic inclusion of post-war tourism to the ski slopes of Switzerland; the appearance of minor European royalty and the brief placement of the latter part of the novel in a Swiss finishing school.Although decidedly more escapist than its predecessors, 'Return' still retains the warmth and beauty of the earlier Wells books and there are more than enough old favourite characters throughout to satisfy the most ardent Lorna Hill fanatic. Five stars.
This is a very sweet and moving story. First, though, we go back about six months and follow Mariella through the days after Jane's wedding, and how she escapes from a tricky situation. Then we rejoin Ella, now known by her true name of Rosetti, who is finally settling in at Sadler's Wells and making excellent progress. But her health is an issue, and desperate measures are called for if she is first to recover, and then resume her training. Unfortunately, Ella misunderstands the situation, and thinks that she is "threatened" with tuberculosis. How she eventually learns the truth and returns to the Wells is an all together enchanting story. Highly recommended.