Wednesday, April 3, 2013
THE DANCE by Dan Walsh & Gary Smalley
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. Based on the principles behind Smalley’s bestselling The DNA of Relationships, Walsh expertly weaves proven relationship advice to restore a marriage into this powerful novel.
Dan Walsh is such a talented writer, I've read all of his books and looked forward to this one with great anticipation. Being unfamiliar with Gary Smalley and not knowing how easy or difficult it is to co-write a book I wasn't quite sure what to expect but these two did not disappoint! This is a story that is being lived out in many couples marriages. Marilyn and Jim have been married for 27 years and after several years of Jim's first love being his work Marilyn decides to take a separation and moves to a nearby community leaving a note for Jim explaining why. He is shocked and doesn't understand, his first thought is to find her and bring her back.
God is at work though and puts other people in their paths to get His plan accomplished.
THE DANCE is an amazing story of restoration. A tale of how one hurtful thing can take root in your heart and fester until it consumes you, of how men and women see love and romance differently and how God can change heart's. Definitely a 5 star novel!
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. “Available April 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”