The Dance by Dan Walsh & Gary Smalley broke my heart. Not just because of the story, but because it will most likely not be read by the ones needing to read it: men.
It's the first in The Restoration Series, and it is very real.
Marilyn and Jim have been married for twenty-seven years and she surprises Jim by moving out. He says he never saw it coming. She says she's been leaving him clues for years.
While it's mostly about Jim's problems and how he's neglected his wife in favor of his business, the authors teach how he needs to respond to win her back. The problem is that this book looks like women's fiction. Women will flock to it and eat it up. The story has the power to change lives, but I doubt many men will crack it open-though they need to.
It's a great attempt. I wish that more thought would have gone into the cover. Maybe making it a little less feminine.
Written by men, about a man making marriage difficult for his wife...being marketed to women.
Overall, the book was incredible. Made my heart ache.
This book was provided for review by Revell.