Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 352 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.39 in
Published: April 1, 2013
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
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?
From the Publisher
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
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
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.