Thursday, July 21, 2016

Review of "They Danced On" by Carre Armstrong Gardner

The third book in the Darling Family series, this installment focuses on Jane Darling and her husband Leander, in their valiant struggle against his diagnosis of ALS. Laura Darling also is featured prominently in this book, as she comes to grips with the real depth of her addictions. As before, the author bounces back and forth between the perspectives of multiple family members, yet still weaves the entire story together in a way that is both cohesive and beautiful.

One of Jane's biggest challenges is meshing her belief that God can and WILL heal her husband with his conviction that although he is sure that God can, he believes he won't....and he wants to move forward in faith, as best they can. Compounding Jane's life is her difficult relationship with her sister; the youngest child moves out and Jane feels at loose ends and without purpose; and, she has a long-held secret she must make some decisions about.

This entire series has been a bright spot in my fiction world, as the author is a wonderful storyteller. The characters seem real and people you would want to know and have as friends. I was delighted to be a part of their world for these three books. More, please.

I was given a copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

Cover: They Danced On

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