Item description for A Time to Dance (Women Of Faith Fiction) by Karen Kingsbury...
Overview John and Abby were the perfect couple. But after surviving 21 years of love, loss, and laughter, they make the sad decision to divorce. Before they can go through with it, they are haunted by questions. Is is possible to find joy, after all these years?
"They celebrated their love with a dance. But will it end in divorce?"
John and Abby Reynolds were the perfect couple, sharing a love born of childhood friendship and deep family ties. They are envied by their friends, cherished by their children, admired by their peers. But John and Abbey are about to lose it all. On the verge of having an affair, John is no more the man Abby married than she is the long-ago girl of his dreams. They are strangers whose days of dancing seem gone forever.
They gather their three children to announce their plans, but before they can speak, their daughter makes an announcement of her own; she's getting married in the summer.
Abby and John determine not to ruin their daughter's season of happiness, but as the wedding nears they are haunted by questions. Is the decision they've made irreversible? Are there times when marriage--even the marriage between two people of faith--is truly beyond repair? And is it possible, alone in the moonlight on an old wooden pier, to once more find...a time to dance?
Discover the resiliency of boundless love, the power of commitment, and the amazing faithfulness of God in "A Time to Dance."
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.95" Width: 4.2" Height: 1.11" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Series Women Of Faith Fiction
ISBN 159554187X ISBN13 9781595541871 UPC 020049131398
Availability 0 units.
More About Karen Kingsbury
Karen Kingsbury is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of over 60 works of fiction and nonfiction with nearly 25 million copies in print. Widely considered America's favorite inspirational novelist, she is best known for drawing unforgettable characters and stories which evoke a range of emotions. Karen reaches over 100,000 women annually through national speaking appearances. She and her husband, Don, currently reside in Nashville, TN.
Karen Kingsbury currently resides in Fairfax, in the state of Virginia. Karen Kingsbury was born in 1963.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Time To Dance?
"A Time to Dance" Aug 13, 2008
I really enjoyed this book! I would highly recommend this book to anyone who needs a reminder that a marriage is always a work in progress. I've been married to my husband for 17 years now and unfortunately, we had a "bump in the road" that caused us to stop, reexamine our marriage, and ultimately stop taking each other for granted. It made us stronger than ever. "A Time to Dance" makes you pull for the characters to find what brought them together in the beginning, and at the same time, it makes you do the same.
An inspiring story Jun 23, 2008
I love this book. One of Kingsbury's best. As you take this journey with the Reynolds family you feel like you have known them all your life. The thing I loved most about the book was the honest true to life struggles that Kingsbury gives to her characters. This story gives great hope that faith in God can get you through any obstacle that you may face in life. A great story of reconciliation that I would recommend to everyone.
An excellent read Apr 5, 2008
Not only is Karen Kingsbury my favorite author, but this is one of her best books yet!!! She will make you laugh and cry as you read it, but it is also a great inspiration and a heartfelt story that will touch you deeply, making this book no exception. I plan to purchase and keep her whole entire library of books and share them with many people. Karen has touched countless lives with her excellent well-written books, all of which touch her readers with her very realistic stories that could be the stories of anyone on the planet. This one will especially touch those who have or who are currently struggling in their marriages, and I guarantee it will help inspire you to love your spouse in ways you may not ever loved before!!! This one is a must-read for sure!
Another Kingsbury Masterpiece Sep 4, 2007
Karen Kingsbury has once again created a masterpiece. A Time to Dance was both troubling and encouraging. It showed the differences between slefish love and true love. The book focused around two contrasting couples, a husband (John) and wife (Abby) struggling in their marriage and deciding that divorce is the only answer, and their daughter (Nicole) and her boyfriend (Matt) who have found true love. Kingsbury's description of John and Abby's struggle makes you feel like you are going through it. Her characters and their situations feel so real to life. When you look at John and Abby you are reminded that love, no matter how strong, can be compromised by everyday life. As you get into your daily routine it is easy to forget the people you love. The most important message found in the book is this: With God's help, anything is possible. Love that has died can be rekindled when you put God in the center of your relationships, work hard to do your part, and be willing to forgive others. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an intense read, especially those struggling in their own marriages. A Time to Dance hits the heart of the matter and delivers the best solutions to a rocky relationship.
A Marriage That Is Stronger Than It Loos, Or Is It? Jul 18, 2007
Karen Kingsbury's A Time To Dance was a book I could not put down. I kept rooting for Abby and John Reynolds to stay together, for their love to survive. Abby thinks her husband John, the high school football coach may be having an affair with a new teacher at the school, who is very manipulative and would like to help this marriage fail.
The marriage is on shaky ground even before the arrival of the provocative new teacher. They've simply grown apart over the years, each interested in their own lives and careers. Abby is actually practically having an online romance with her book editor. They decide to announce they are getting a divorce at a family meeting but their daughter beats them to it announcing first that she's getting married. So as not to cast a pall over their daughter's wedding, the couple decides to put off telling their three children about the divorce until after the wedding ceremony.
Abby is forced to look at wedding gowns and get into scrapbooking with her daughter's overly chatty mother-in-law to be. The scrapbooking and other things the family does in preparation for the wedding make Abby feel things she doesn't want to feel, such as deep bitterness toward her husband, but it also makes her wonder if the marriage can be saved. John is also wondering if the marriage is truly doomed. But they're timing is always off and when one makes a gesture of reconciliation, the other rejects it. At time the book is gut wrenching, but it is a testimonial to the strength and courage of married love.