Monday, April 22, 2013


Story Description: 
Revell Publishing|April 1, 2013|Trade Paperback|ISBN: 978-0-8007-2148-0 
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.   
My Review: 
Marilyn Anderson and her husband, Jim are happily married on the surface.  However, Marilyn is truly unhappy and has reached the end of her rope.  She ends up leaving the marriage and moves out when her attempts at talking with him fall on deaf ears.  Jim is shocked into disbelief that Marilyn has actually gone and wants her back immediately. 
What Jim fails to realize is that his anger and lack of communication skills are what has driven, Marilyn away.  After he speaks with a woman who knows Marilyn through a dance studio, he begins to understand and comprehend that he needs to control his anger and take a serious look at why the marriage has failed. 
This was a beautiful story that shows how much both partners in this relationship change with some hard work and it was neat to watch them both grow and change.  But it was frustrating and aggravating waiting for Jim to change.  He is one of those people who needs a pile of bricks to fall on his head before he really ‘gets it.’ 
Overall, The Dance, was an excellent novel and one that I would recommend. 
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

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