Publisher: Greenwillow Books
You can read the Goodreads summary here.
Azalea and her eleven (!) sisters are devastated after the untimely death of their mother. As their family goes into the one year mourning period, the girls whose greatest joy in life is to dance, cannot. That is, until they find a magic portal in the fireplace in their bedroom to a place where they can dance, every night, under the watchful eye of the Keeper. But the Keeper isn't as nice as they all think he is.
Entwined was part fairy tale, part historical fiction, and all parts enchanting. I absolutely loved this book! The story was simply lovely, enhanced by the characters of the sisters who are in various stages of growing up. But despite their age differences, they all got along great - it was interesting to read about. What I enjoyed the most were the descriptions of the dancing, which were very detailed. The dances sounded beautiful. I can't help but wonder if they're all real; I'd like to look them up and see them in person.
The book had no adult themes at all, just a little kissing, so Entwined would be suitable for the youngest of YA readers, but that won't keep it from being enjoyable to adults! I definitely recommend it.