The Dance: A Novel

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The Dance: A Novel

by Dan Walsh, Gary Smalley

Baker Publishing Group | April 1, 2013 | Trade Paperback |

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.39 in

Published: April 1, 2013

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0800721489

ISBN - 13: 9780800721480

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The Dance: A Novel

The Dance: A Novel

by Dan Walsh, Gary Smalley

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.39 in

Published: April 1, 2013

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0800721489

ISBN - 13: 9780800721480

About the Book

She's a woman tired of playing the role of the perfect wife; he's a successful businessman shocked to find she's left him. What will it take to restore their love?

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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.

From the Jacket

Love''s recovery starts with a single step . . .

After 27 years of marriage, Marilyn Anderson is tired of playing the role of perfect wife. Her husband Jim is a successful businessman who gives her everything she needs--a beautiful home in an upscale neighborhood, the financial freedom to be a stay-at-home mom, an enviable collection of stuff. Everything, that is, except what really matters: love.

After years of trying to connect with Jim, Marilyn has had enough. She longs to experience some measure of happiness before she''s too old to enjoy it. Needing some time to herself to sort things out, Marilyn leaves to start a new job and take dancing lessons--something she has wanted to do for as long as she can remember.

Shocked to find his wife gone, Jim Anderson must sort through the past to save his marriage. With a little help from an unexpected ally, he begins a campaign to win Marilyn back. What he doesn''t anticipate is how his actions will affect everyone around him--starting with himself.


"I believe every person who reads The Dance will be deeply touched and changed for the better. This book is worth your time!"--Jimmy Evans, founder and CEO of MarriageToday and author of Lifelong Love Affair

"This powerful and emotional story of healing and restoration is sure to grip your heart from the very first chapter. You won''t be able to put it down."--Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, authors of The Good Fight


Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of several books, including The Discovery and The Reunion. He has won three Carol Awards, and two of his novels were finalists for RT Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year for 2011 and 2012. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he''s busy researching and writing his next novel.

Gary Smalley is one of the country''s best-known authors and speakers on family relationships and has appeared on national television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, and TODAY, as well as numerous national radio programs. He is the bestselling and award-winning author or coauthor of many books, including the Baxter Family Redemption series with Karen Kingsbury. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 40 years and live in Missouri.

About the Author

Dan Walsh is the award-winning author of several books, including The Discovery and The Reunion. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he''s busy researching and writing his next novel.

Gary Smalley is one of the country''s best known authors and speakers on family relationships. He is the bestselling and award-winning author or coauthor of 16 books, along with several popular films and videos. He has spent over 30 years learning, teaching, and counseling, speaking to over 2 million people in live conferences. Smalley has appeared on national television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Extra, The Today Show, and The Sally Jessy Raphael Show, as well as numerous national radio programs. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 49 years and live in Branson, Missouri. They have three children and six grandchildren.
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