The Dance is a book about love, family and friendship, and learning how to dance with life's constant spin.
Dog trainer Jacky Applebaum is focused on one thing - making up for a grave misunderstanding that damaged her relationship with her 15-year-old stepdaughter, Sophie. They are suffocating under the pressure of hurt and guilt. Old wounds begin to heal between them when a spirited beekeeper named Brooke Hastings contracts Jacky to train her overly-protective dog, Bee. A mutual affinity grows instantly between them, an affinity Jacky won't allow herself to embrace. But, the heart knows what it needs. Meanwhile, Brooke hires Sophie as her assistant in the bee apiary. A trust forms, and soon Sophie begins to feel alive again as she comes face-to-face with the many parallels between her and the honeybees she nurtures.
Just as they learn to open up and dance with life again, a hurtful truth reveals itself. Will this truth set them free, or unravel all they've come to learn about life?
©2016 Suzie Carr (P)2016 Suzie Carr
"Breathtakingly beautiful." (Curve Magazine)
a beautiful romance that follows the straggles and hardships of live. pointing out the beauty of nature and how taking a moment in time to stop and look around can be so freeing in yourself.
Beautiful, Joyful and Friendship
Just an awesome book which is a celebration of love, friendship and nature. I loved the way if was framed around honeybees and was really impressed by the amount of research that Suzie has obviously done to weave this element into a what is, for me, a touching, passionate and heart-warming story.
Just too many to count - right from the beginning it captures your heart and emotions
This is a such a beautiful story, so delicately written with a poignant message. You just can't help but fall in love with it I loved Clara's performance and emotion in telling book, it really drew me in and made me feel part of it and the characters story. Couldn't recommend it highly enough. A pure joy.
"I love how a story comes alive when read out loud"
The last audio book I have listened to was Fountainhead book on cassette, so my experience here is way out of date. The Dance is ranked the highest as it has reminded me how fun it is to have something read to me, especially a book I read and loved already.
Jackie, mainly because I love when character flaws and difficulties are presented and then I can watch how the character navigates through them. We all love the perfect characters for their perfections. I love the characters that teach me something, or validate things I have experienced myself.
This was a beautiful, thought provoking story. A deeper glimpse into the lives and thoughts of three people who had tragedy and fears and hopes of their own, individually and collectively working through these to makes sense of their lives. The thoughts nd fears of Sophie and they way she evolved throughout the story were deep and heart breaking. How she came to terms with all that happened was wonderful to see. Jacky and Brooke's relationship was fascinating and sweet to watch. Heart aching at times but genuine and sweet. This was an excellent story.
"The narrator deadens this story..."
I really enjoy reading Suzie Carr books. I can sit and have a terrific story unfold in the pages in front of me, but this narrator seeps the life from this story like the color draining from a photograph.I have listen to some bad narration in my time and have been able to withstand many of bad reading, but I got as far as 51minutes and 16 seconds before I said, "No more". I did nothing to justify taking that sort of punishment. This is the second time I have listen to this narrator slowly drone on in her narration of a Susie Carr book. I refuse to do it again.
Choose another narrator (and that doesn't mean she should read it herself, I've been through that hell too).
She detracted by reading it.
I am sure the story is fine. As a matter of fact I am going to Amazon.com and get a copy of the ebook.
Yes, audiobooks should add something wonderful and bring an author's book to life.
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