Author: Dan Walsh / Gary Smalley
Genre: Christian Fiction
Goodreads: Jim Anderson is a successful businessman, and his wife, Marilyn, is the perfect wife. And why wouldn’t she be? He gives her everything she needs. That’s why Jim never expected to come home one day and find Marilyn gone.
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.
Ope’s Opinion: Let me just say first that I really do enjoy Christian Fiction. This one was not very positive and a little bit too preachy for my taste. It was kind of sad too.
The ending came a little too easy, too fast and wrapped up too neatly. It didn’t really show the work that I think would be needed to repair this marriage. Since this is the first in a series, it will be interesting to see where the next book goes.