“Gale Martin takes opera, and mayhem, to new heights in her laugh-out-loud, rollicking, confection of a novel. One part romance, one part mystery, Don Juan in Hankey, PA will sweep you off your feet.” — Nina Solomon, author of The Single Wife
“…seethes with wild jealousies, convoluted mysteries, wry comic turns, resident ghosts, mysterious assailants, bold intrigues, longing, love, lust, and – of course – plenty of opera.” — Lenore Hart, author of Becky and The Raven’s Bride
“A fast, fun read with wit, charm, and can-do optimism at its heart” — Kaylie Jones, author of Lies My Mother Never Told Me and A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries
“...a clever and enchanting story that sings from the first page to its last.” — Margo Candela, author of Good-bye to All That, Life Observed, and The Brenda Diaries
"Packed with comic misadventures, mystery, intrigue and opera lore, the book rollicks along to a satisfying conclusion....readers need not be opera buffs to enjoy this novel." -Kirkus Reviews
"Gale Martin is an opera fan who writes about opera for fun . . . [A] charming, intelligent and welcome first novel." --Curled Up with a Good Book
Peek beneath the surface of an extraordinary small-town opera company, and get to know a fabulous cast of characters: determined flirts, a lusty singing gaucho, ingenious manipulators, a bipolar ketchup heiress, devious lovers, and some very determined ghosts. Delve into high society in Hankey, Pennsylvania—a world of simmering seductions, convoluted mysteries and entertaining intrigues. You may laugh out loud. You may cheer for the gang of misfits trying to save their opera house from foreclosure by improbably staging a world-class production of Mozart’s masterpiece. You may feel a tug at your heartstrings as lonely lovers look for new romance. Don Juan in Hankey, PA will delight readers everywhere . . . opera lovers or not.