Dance Me Home review by Linda Nance

Dance Me Home by author Carol Dabney
biography military love story

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Story I Will Never Forget, September 6, 2012
By Linda Nance (Arkansas) – See all my reviewsThis review is from: Dance Me Home (Paperback)

I was given this book as a gift that I will never forget. When I began reading this book I was swept into a story filled with the passions of life, told in such a beautiful and flowing manner allowing the author to share not only a story, but allow the reader to know and feel and see what things were like for so many people years ago. This book is much more than a simple memoir or biography. This is a book that does more than tell history of times and people, as it gives an in depth and intimate glimpse of life from different times in history and places near and far.

It is the story of her father and the times of his life and the lives around him. It is more than that, as it reveals the many issues, and not just the consequences good and bad, but the intense emotions as it exhibits insight to reveals heart and soul of the people and times. She does not tell the history as the story develops. She reveals it, and it too is part of the story as the times of our lives are a part of our own story of life.

The struggle a man faces with post traumatic stress and alcoholism becomes a challenge that could have destroyed his life and the family. His unending love for his wife and family give him the strength to find recovery and renewed enthusiasm sharing love and making memories with his family after his discovery of his Christian faith.

This story was such a delight to read as it not only holds the readers interest, it carries you to times and places and people sharing heart. This is a beautiful story told in an honest and sincere manner presenting not only the joys and successes experienced but also the difficult, painful, and hurtful times and how they did more than survive in life. They shared the love of family and grew together leaving behind something special to remember and share. It shows a love that did not end. Carol’s father fell in love with Wanda and wanted to dance and hold her in his arms. During the most difficult times in the war this young man dreamed of that dance and it was what helped to carry him through until he could go home… Dance Me Home. They had their dance in life and one day will dance together again. This is a book you will never forget.

review by author/illustrator Linda Nance NEA Writers Group Jonesboro Arkansas More Than Just A Story In A Book