Dancing with Air

Dancing with Air

Dancing with Air

Dancing with Air by Uvi Poznansky

Lenny must not reveal his military mission to the girl who captured his heart, even at the risk of Natasha becoming suspicious of him.

The bogus reports he writes, which are designed to fall into the hands of the enemy and divert attention from the real invasion plans, are disguised as love letters to another woman. Will Natasha find out about these letters and if so, will she trust him again, even though as a soldier, he must keep his mission a secret? Will their love survive the test of war?

Come along with them for a ride on his Harley throughout England, from the White Cliffs of Dover to a village near an underground ammunition depot in Staffordshire. During the months leading up to D-Day, Lenny learns to appreciate her genius, as she is ready to take charge of the course of their story.

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About the author

Uvi Poznansky is a California-based author, poet and artist. “I paint with my pen,” she says, “and write with my paintbrush.” She received a Fellowship grant and a Teaching Assistantship from the Architecture department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she earned her M.A. in Architecture. Then, taking a sharp turn in her education, she earned her M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

Uvi writes across a variety of genres: My Own Voice, The White Piano, and Apart From Love (literary fiction), The Music of Us and Dancing with Air (romance), The David Chronicles, Rise to Power, A Peek at Bathsheba, and The Edge of Revolt ((historical fiction), A Favorite Son (biblical fiction), Home (poetry), Twisted (horror) Now I Am Paper and Jess and Wiggle (children’s book.)

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Reviews

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Love is the beautiful thread that weaves Lenny and Natasha lives together.

Dancing With Air is a lovely story set in a very unlovely era – WWII. Bad things are happening all around Lenny and Natasha and somehow their love finds a way to thrive in spite of it all. Bombs are falling, danger lurks around every corner and let’s not forget Natasha’s mother – someone very determined to keep them apart.

This book has a wonderful mixture of what Lenny and Natasha’s lives were like back when they were falling in love and the present time, as Lenny tries to deal with his wife’s frightening disease – Alzheimer’s. As the reader we want everything to be okay for both Lenny and Natasha
but know it probably won’t be.

Dancing With Air is a rollercoaster ride of joy and sorrow- such a beautiful experience.

 

By Skadi Winter on August 19, 2016

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Dancing with Air (Still Life with Memories Book 4)
Having read all the the reviews for this book, what can I add? ‘Dancing with Air’ – the title – the author’s filigrane, artistic poetry shining through, leading the reader to yet another story of enchantment turning into a boundless and ceaseless passionate involvement of Lenny and Natasha, the protagonists who fascinate and, at the same time, touch my heart so intensely it hurts. Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most frightening plagues of our time, the ‘black void that is gaping’. What will remain for those who are left out, who are left behind? The well researched historical background of the story was not what intrigued me; it was the most sensible insight into the souls and hearts of Lenny and Natasha, facing their amour, their romance, turning into boundless and ceaseless passionate involvement over time, such diminishing war, secret missions, a gifted concert pianist entertaining troops overseas, a combination of slaughter and annihilation called war, into a poignant story of “love is the only thing that prevails”. When, one day, Lenny wanted to tell his son about all the adventures of his life, the son answers rather brusque: ” Sounds like a long winded story!” Well, it is not. It is the story of “In a flash, fear tightened its grip on me, fear, that despite our love, despite everything we had gone through together, I might lose her”. War certainly is not a game, nor is love. I am an avid reader since my early childhood. Never has a writer touched me like Uvi Poznanski. Her books will last right in line with classic writers long gone. I am sure. I recommend her books wholeheartedly to anyone who appreciates fine art.

 

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The writing of this intense story of love and heartbreak is what makes it a classic. You’ll go through the wringer with this one, but you’ll never forget it.

“I ached for Natasha from the moment she entered my life,” Lenny reminisces. “We looked forward to growing old together.” Alas, after decades of a loving relationship starting with the terror, secret missions, and intelligence operations of World War II, Lenny now finds himself the broken-hearted caretaker of Natasha, once a gifted concert pianist who entertained the troops, and is now suffering from Alzheimer’s. Flashbacks to the war, when Lenny was serving in the UK before the Normandy invasion, are full of vivid detail, but what is most heart-wrenching is seeing Lenny now struggle daily with the ravages of Natasha’s disease. Author Uvi Poznansky’s writing is deeply poetic and spellbinding; every page runs the gamut of emotion.

“Dancing with Air” is the fourth volume of a family saga series titled “Still Life with Memories,” but it reads beautifully alone, and is unforgettable. Five stars!!

 

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The only way to describe this book is that it’s a ‘work of art’. The author painted an incredible picture with her words in this historical romance set in WWII. I absolutely loved Lenny and Natasha’s characters. Lenny’s loyalty to both Natasha and his country were exceptional. Natasha shared her gift of music with the troops to boost morale. She won me over on so many instances in this book but especially in one particular scene when she allowed her intuition to rule the moment and not her emotions. The author presented Lenny and Natasha with many situations that could’ve ended their relationship, but their love triumphed. Ms. Poznansky did an awesome job with this story.

 

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This is a powerful, passionate and poignant story of eternal love between Lenny and Natasha. It begins with memory problems that Natasha is having in 1970 and Lenny being her caregiver. Tests have been ordered to ascertain the depth of her problems. From there, the reader is invited into the intense times during WW II while Lenny was stationed in the UK – London as a military courier.

Natasha is a brilliant concert pianist and volunteers with the USO to entertain the troops in the UK. She, of course, wants to be as close to Lenny as possible. This book covers the gamut of emotions that young lovers face during the early times in a relationship. While in Britain, they travel together to the White Cliffs of Dover on a Harley-Davidson. From there, Lenny delivers some courier mail to the RAF base at Fauld barely escaping a horrific disaster.

The imagery in this book is incredible and outstanding. From the songs that are in nearly every chapter to the Harley ride along the British landscape, all of it is done with magnificent strokes of the author’s hand.

Anyone who has been involved in a passionate romance will be able to feel the power of the romance between these two lovers. ‘Good times and bad times, we’ll be there’ keeps filtering through my head. One scene near the end of the book is powerful when Lenny and Natasha go to the beach at Santa Monica. The ‘bluebirds’ evoke memories of a time long ago despite having a significant loss of memory. And, that is exactly how the human mind works in a sickness such as that which has inflicted Natasha. The sensuous nature of the love between Natasha and Lenny is intertwined throughout which, for me, intensified their relationship for many years.. ‘Power of our passion…such is hope


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