The Dance, a Review

Smoothly written and easy to read, The Dance is a Women’s Fiction novel that every man should read.

With great wisdom and Christian principles, Walsh and Smalley tackle the household problem of invisible fixtures and doormats, otherwise known as “the wife.” It has been years since I’ve felt this way on a regular basis, but a marriage long ago and far away ended as most marriages end in the secular world when the wife is tired of being unnoticed, unappreciated, whisked into the public eye for the husband’s personal gain, then tucked back on her shelf.

It wasn’t supposed to be that way. God joined man and wife and instructed that man should leave his family and cleave to (cling to/be one with) his wife. Paul continued the instruction with the notions that man should love his wife like Christ loved the church and the wife should respect her husband.

But when love has been chipped away for so long, the lure of giving up—especially in this day of no-fault divorce—is far more appealing than fighting for something you no longer have the energy for. And that’s exactly what Walsh and Smalley portray: a woman who is on the brink of giving up.

From there, the authors put this primarily in the husband’s POV. They illustrate the why of it all from the woman’s perspective, then trace the husband’s reaction, from feeling victimized—“She has no right! I’ve given her everything!”—to realizing he just might lose the best thing that ever happened to him, to learning how to get her back. The road isn’t easy, and the authors illustrate that. But watching the fork in the road, where she goes one way and he another, return to a unified highway is far more fulfilling than reading yet another book of a victimized woman learning to hate and distrust all men.

Definitely a good one. The Dance, from “The Restoration Series.”


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About Linda W. Yezak

Author/Freelance Editor/Speaker (writing and editing topics).
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