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From the bestselling author of Wish Me Home comes a heart-racing tale of resilience and hope.

When Sadie Harlan visits her daughter, Lauren, at her summer internship in Yosemite National Park, it seems like the perfect way to forget about her empty nest and failing marriage back home. But when the two women get lost on what’s meant to be a short hike, they suddenly find themselves fighting for their lives.

As they search for food, water, and civilization, they battle injury, exhaustion, and natural predators. Sadie, however, is assaulted by more than just the unforgiving elements. She lost her first child years earlier in a tragic accident, and in her sorrow, she’s pushed everyone away - including her husband. Now, Sadie must face her past through a journey of love, loss, and learning to forgive herself if she and Lauren are to stand a chance at getting out of Yosemite alive. Will a mother’s courage be enough to save them both?

©2018 Kay Bratt. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Anne Rightler
  • 09-04-20

Powerful story

Dancing with the Sun by Kay Bratt is powerful story of family relationships. A mother, who is dealing with empty-nest syndrome and her college-age daughter go on a short hike and end up lost in Yosemite National Park. Bratt does a great job of portraying the emotions and reactions of the women as they struggle to find their way. Dancing with the Sun is a story of forgiveness and second chances, a story of a family in desperate need of healing and restoration. I listened to a complimentary copy of the audiobook and Christine Williams did a great job narrating the book, which made for an interesting listening experience. I look forward to reading more from this author.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-03-20

Save yourself 11.5 hours

If I could have returned it, I would have, and I’m the type to always finish a book. This was awful. Literally could not care whether anyone lived or died, dated or stayed married, any bit of it. Even the way their feelings were written were so dull and emotionless, though at times I wondered if that was made worse by the terrible performance. Only character I liked was the husband who showed up a few seconds before the end and in the epilogue. Most important note: No one could be that dumb in the outdoors. It could more easily have passed for a comedy, if there were anything worth laughing at. And what is with the title? Please someone tell me what that has to do with the story. Sounds uplifting and this book falls somewhere between dead boring and dreadful.

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  • Jocelyn Wright
  • 03-05-20

Meh

Not for me at all.
Both the woman and her daughter were thoughtless and obnoxious. Selfc-centered.
Didn't like the reader either.

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  • Cathy Guinn
  • 11-04-19

ok

it was good just wasn't impressed with reader. to breathless. took away from story for me.

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  • Joann P. Marks
  • 17-08-19

A Novel Full of Heart

This was a great story of struggle, forgiveness, and understanding how pain can actually heal.

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  • SillySchoolCounselor
  • 14-02-19

loved it. couldn't stop listening to it!

loved this story. had an ending I wasn't expecting at all! beautiful. powerful story of loss, love, healing, commitment and family.

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  • Connie
  • 29-01-19

Loved it!

I have always loved the outdoors. What a wonderful story about a family healing and coming together.

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  • Lynda
  • 18-04-21

Pay attention to the details, A wonderful novel

At first it started off where I thought I missed some very important detail, but I didn't.
This is a heartwarming novel about not only surviving but healing. I highly recommend this novel and towards the end, Have your kleenex ready.

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  • Donna
  • 18-03-21

Great story of a mother and daughter

Loved the setting of this, and the overall experiences even though you may wonder how things went so bad if you haven't been to the park. Mother and daughter relationships maturing is a difficult process.

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  • Linda B. Edwards
  • 24-11-20

Don’t run from a bear!

A naturalist would know the first rule when you see a bear is DON’T RUN! I don’t think the author ever acknowledged that. Otherwise, good story.