Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Book Review--A Time to Dance

I recently had the opportunity to review a book by one of my favorite authors--Karen Kingsbury. Karen Kingsbury is a New York Times Bestselling novelist, and writes mainly Christian fiction. Now, I love all kinds of books, from fiction to philosophy, but when I'm in the mood to just relax and enjoy some down time, I often turn to a Karen Kingsbury novel.

A Time to Dance is a Christian fiction novel (the first this series of books) about a long-time married couple who have gone from feeling like soul mates to feeling more like roommates. As their oldest child prepares to get married and leave the house, the characters in the book struggle with the dissolution of their marriage and all the feelings that come with facing divorce after so many years of living together.

Like all Karen Kingsbury novels, A Time to Dance is explicitly Christian in nature; you won't be able to read this book without understanding that Christ and relationship with him is the center of life, and that the quality of life greatly depends of how that relationship with God is going.

While I do not agree with everything she writes in her novels, I still love her books, because I love her stories. She is an exceptional story-teller. I love the way she develops plots and characters so fully in each and every book, and among series. She has a way of writing about characters that makes you feel that they are real and leaves you wondering about what what will happen to them next.

A Time to Dance touched my heart because it reminded me to be vigilant in my own marriage; to remember to consider my husband first before myself and to leave a legacy of love behind for my children to one day look to as they choose their own mates. I will definitely be reading the rest of the books in this series!

Please note: I recieved this product for free in exchange for my honest opinion. While I do get to keep the product, no other compensation was provided and all my reviews represent my true feelings on the product.

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