After 27 years of marriage, Marilyn has had enough of feeling unloved and neglected. Read more...
After 27 years of marriage, Marilyn has had enough of feeling unloved and neglected. She wants to experience some measure of happiness before she's too old to enjoy it, even signing up for dance lessons, something Jim would never do. What will it take for Jim to finally become the man Marilyn needs him to be? Combining the literary talents of bestselling author Dan Walsh and the relationship expertise of bestselling author Gary Smalley, The Dance is the first novel in The Restoration Series. Readers will get caught up in these flawed but sincere members of the Anderson family as they rediscover genuine love and start a transformation that ultimately affects all of them.
- ISBN-13: 9780800721480
- ISBN-10: 0800721489
- Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
- Publish Date: April 2013
- Page Count: 344
- Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds
Series: Restoration (Flemming H. Revell)
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-02-25
- Reviewer: Staff
Readers will find a unique blend of Walsh’s signature storytelling (The Reunion) and Smalley’s marriage advice (The DNA of Relationships) in this first of the four-book Restoration Series. Marilyn Anderson, after 27 years of marriage, leaves her husband. “I’ve dropped hint after hint, clue after clue,” she says in her note. Jim, a successful businessman, is clueless, but, once over his anger, he begins soul-searching with help from his children and retired dance instructor Audrey Windsor. Marilyn, meanwhile, finds a job and a roommate and begins dance lessons. Throw in a well-meaning uncle, their daughter Michele’s wedding, their sons’ questions, a demanding church deacon, a dashing dance instructor, and a hurricane, and readers will definitely come away satisfied and shedding tears at the end. Mixing fiction’s emotion and nonfiction’s teaching works splendidly here. Supplemental interview material and discussion questions add depth. Walsh’s agent: Karen Solem, Spencerhill Associates. (Apr.)