By Mary Ellen Dennis
About The Book:
Set against the exotic world of an 1875 circus and the high-society milieu of Denver, Colorado, Mary Ellen Dennis's THE GREATEST LOVE ON EARTH sweeps readers into a story of death-defying feats, dangerous rivalries, and a love that has all the thrills and romance of the greatest show on earth.
Bold, beautiful Calliope Kelley has two passions in life: her father's circus and Brian O'Connor, and she just may lose them both. For years she has singlehandedly struggled to keep the Sean Kelley Circus going. Then Brian O'Connor, the daredevil animal trainer Calliope has adored since childhood, returns to the circus, having found everything a man can want. . .except the right woman.
Soon their passion will explode under the Big Top. Soon a deadly enemy will begin sabotaging Calliope's beloved circus. As terror becomes the star attraction, it will take a woman's indomitable dreams and a man's enduring love to survive and triumph over the most impossible odds of all.
Review By Lynda: The storyline really intrigued me on this one. I love reading about the world of Circus and those who work and perform in them. And a good love story mixed into this promised a rewarding read. Author Mary Ellen Dennis delivers the rigors and excitement of the Circus with great settings and description. The unique characters she populated the Circus community with will keep you wondering about their lives long after you've finished the book. The only negative factor to me was the love story. While it was begun with great promise and romanticism, it soon dropped into the realm of gratuitous sex. I had been instantly drawn to both Calliope and Brian in the very beginning and I wish I could say the same was true when I'd finished. Actually, I ended up loving the secondary characters, the setting, and the superb writing style, but not the main characters.