The Legend of L’Esprit
by Doris Greenberg and Pandre’ Shandley

The first of the Dance Legacy Series

“She deserves to die’ are the chilling words whispered in the dark that compel a young dancer to discover who haunts her studio—and why.

New to Chicago, 15-year-old Libby Nobleton stands outside the city’s premier studio, L’Esprit. Having studied French in school, she fluently pronounces the word ‘le spree” and knows it means “the spirit.” Instantly drawn to the century old landmark, Libby senses a kindred connection. A touch of the bronze plaque memorializing her ballet idol, Daniella Devereaux, sends shivers racing through her body. From the windows above, someone secretly watches. And in the studio’s forbidden basement, pleading whispers grow stronger.

While innocently pursuing her passion, unearthly events torment Libby. Lights flicker, eerie shadows glide, and the open door of the abandoned elevator menacingly beckons. Libby struggles between her love for her new studio and the fear that someone—or something—might be out to get her. When a legendary statue resembling Daniella mysteriously reappears, it opens a portal exposing Libby to L’Esprit’s timeless love story and turbulent past.

At last, relying on faith and courage, Libby witnesses the shocking yet inspirational truth about L’Esprit’s most tragic night, but who will believe her…

Read the first chapter of The Legend of L’Esprit.