The Last Dance

Welcome to Nottoway #4

by Candice Poarch

Self Published

Contemporary Romance

January 21, 2013



Available in: e-Book (reprint)

The Last Dance
by Candice Poarch

At the bachelor auction’s fundraising, Shari Jarrod’s sister shakes up her boring existence by bidding on and winning the bid for hot detective, Emmanuel Jones? But the last person Shari wants to spend a romantic weekend with is a commitment-phobic playboy. In the midst of solving a crime, will Emmanuel convince Shari there’s more to him then meets the eye? And is Emmanuel just the one to get Shari to open up and reveal the secret she has hidden from her family?

Originally published November 2001 by BET Books.

Candice Poarch's Bio

Candice Poarch takes pride in crafting believable stories featuring African-American heroes and heroines.  The characters in her books demonstrate a strong sense of community and family support.  She firmly believes that everyday life in America (whether small town or major metropolitan city) has its own rich rewards.  She also likes telling stories that will leave today’s busy reader feeling refreshed and hopeful—not always an easy task, she says, but well worth the challenge.

Her fourteenth book, BITTERSWEET, (Dafina, July, 2006) deals with the heart, family, extended family and community.  "I really enjoyed Bittersweet... romance, comedy, mystery and intrigue...I would definitely recommend Bittersweet as a book club selection."  —Karen Monroe, Woman2Woman Book Club member.  Candice Poarch’s fifteenth book, SWEET SOUTHERN COMFORT, will be published by Kimani Press in November, 2006.

A native of Stony Creek, a small town in Southern Virginia, Candice Poarch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Virginia State University.  Formerly a computer systems manager, writing is now her full-time career. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Multicultural Romance Writers, and Washington Romance Writers, where she  served as publicity coordinator for three years and worked on market news for two years. Investing is her favorite hobby. She  particularly wishes  to teach children the value of investing, feeling that children can use these skills to help provide them with financial security and confidence in their adult lives.

Ms. Poarch is married and has three children.  She currently lives in Springfield, Virginia.