Karen Kingsbury's, A Time to Dance, is the emotional story of a couple having to come to terms with their failing marriage, the consequences of their choices, and their dying faith.
John and Abby are ready to call it quits. But is it ever too late to love?
They're the perfect couple—envied by their friends, cherished by their children, admired by their peers. But John and Abby Reynolds know they're just pretending to be happy. In fact, they're waiting for the right time to tell the kids they're going to divorce. But at the family meeting where they plan to tell their children, Nicole shares a surprise of her own: she's getting married. How can they spoil her joy with their announcement?
They can pretend a little longer—until after the wedding. But questions begin to haunt them as the date draws nearer. What happened to the love and commitment that held them together for so long? Is it still there somewhere under all the pain and misunderstanding? And is it still possible, alone in the moonlight on an old wooden pier, to once more find . . . a time to dance?
The first novel in Karen Kingsbury's celebrated series about the resiliency of love, the power of commitment, and the amazing faithfulness of God.
I have heard so much about Karen Kingsbury that I was excited to read one of her books. I was told that she is great at realistically capturing the emotions of individuals in real-life struggles. A Time to Dance didn't fail in this aspect. The story was realistic and really showed the couples struggle and pain. I think their emotional struggle is what kept me reading. I was rooting for the couple, gripped by their pain, and hurting for them.
Unfortunately, I was also skimming the story. The story was page after page of inner thoughts and flashbacks. What made it worse was that these thoughts and flashbacks echoed.
"I can make sure no one ever finds out...no one ever finds out...no one ever finds out."
I did finish the book and I loved the message. However, the way it was written made the storyline drag.