Review: The Dance
Title: The Dance
Author: Dan Walsh, Gary Smalley
Series: The Restoration Series #1
Genre: FICT, Contemporary Fiction
Short Book Description:
Love’s recovery starts with a single step . . .
After 27 years of marriage, Marilyn Anderson is tired of playing the role of perfect wife. Her husband Jim is a successful businessman who gives her everything she needs—a beautiful home in an upscale neighborhood, the financial freedom to be a stay-at-home mom, an enviable collection of stuff. Everything, that is, except what really matters: love.
After years of trying to connect with Jim, Marilyn has had enough. She longs to experience some measure of happiness before she’s too old to enjoy it. Needing some time to herself to sort things out, Marilyn leaves to start a new job and take dancing lessons—something she has wanted to do for as long as she can remember.
Shocked to find his wife gone, Jim Anderson must sort through the past to save his marriage. With a little help from an unexpected ally, he begins a campaign to win Marilyn back. What he doesn’t anticipate is how his actions will affect everyone around him—starting with himself.
When I first started to read this book I was kind of disappointed that it was taking so long to speed up. As the story takes place in just over a months’ period of time, it was slow. But in the end I was glad that it was.
The feeling that was put in words the characters said and felt was one of the things that I really enjoyed about this book. Like one of the reviews said, that if you like Karen Kingsbury books then it won’t be hard to love this one either. That was true.
When Marilyn leaves her husband, Jim, with no notice, Jim can’t figure out why. So when he finds out that she is taking dance lessons, he starts sitting out on the street watching her trying to figure out if she left him for someone else.
When Jim agrees to take private dance lessons with a former dance studio owner, he realizes some of the mistakes that he made in his marriage by listening to the advice of his teacher. Jim agrees to dance with his daughter on her wedding day for the daughter/father dance. That’s when he realizes the first mistake he ever made in his marriage was on his wedding day.
So I hope you read this book and feel inspired by it. There is some really good pointers in it for couples even though it just a fiction novel.
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