Friday, April 12, 2013

The Dance by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley

About the Book:

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

Not really sure where to start. I will say though I have loved all the books I have read by Dan Walsh but this one just didn't do much for me. I think a lot of it had to do with the fact I really couldn't relate to the characters since I am not in a struggling marriage of any kind. I think this book would be great for those who minister to married couples as I find fiction often can be used as a way to understand something. I will say Dan Walsh's brilliant storytelling does shine through it was just more the story line of this book that was hard for me to thoroughly enjoy. I think I missed his Nicholas Sparks like romance stories that I have come to love and this was just so different. While I am not sure if I will read more of this series, I know I can't wait  for more books from Dan Walsh in the future. 

* I received this book from Revell for the purpose of this review. Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your honest review. I am so looking forward to reading this book!

    Judy B