Happy Tuesday, Reader Friends!
Today I’m sharing a review of Dancing in the Rain instead of a Takeover Tuesday posting. In fact, I think the majority of this week is all about reviews. 🙂
Let’s get started!
About the Book
The Blurb: “Loni Parker, a music major struggling to find employment, seeks refuge at Camp Hope only to encounter the man who took her sight.
On the verge of college graduation, Loni Parker seeks employment as a music teacher, but no one will hire her since she’s blind. Or so she thinks. To take her mind off her troubles, her roommate invites her to spring retreat at Camp Hope in the gorgeous North Carolina mountains. Unbeknown to Loni, Michael Ackerman, the director, is an ex-con responsible for the accident that caused her blindness. When Loni warms up to camp and wants to return as a summer counselor, Michael opposes the idea, which only makes Loni want to prove herself all the more. Though she doesn’t expect to fall for the guy. Still, her need for independence and dream of teaching win out, taking her far away from her beloved Camp Hope . . . and a certain director.
Camp director Michael Ackerman recognizes Loni instantly and wants to avoid her at all costs. Yet, despite the guilt pushing him from her, a growing attraction draws him to the determined woman. She sees more with her heart than the average person does with his eyes. But her presence also dredges up a long-buried anger toward his alcoholic father that he’d just as soon keep hidden. When circumstances spin out of control, Michael is forced to face a past that may destroy his present.”
I enjoyed this sweet women’s fiction by Ms. Rife and Ms. Slattery. I loved that the heroine of the story was blind. It’s not something you see to often in fiction. I was able to connect with Loni’s character and live in her world. I also enjoyed Michael Ackerman’s story. So much heartache, anger, and shame in his background.
This was an easy read and one that could be read in a day or two. My only complaint was that Loni seemed extra stubborn, lol. I was fussing at her a time or two, but not so much where I would knock the review down a star.
All in all, this read provided me insight into the world of adversity and how we over come it.
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. This review is my own, honest opinion and was not required.
About the Authors
Eileen Rife is a multi-published author in both fiction and nonfiction. She leads women’s seminars, teaches creative writing, and runs Mission Manor, a respite for her missionary kids/grandkids while on furlough.
Jennifer Slattery is a writer and international speaker who’s addressed women’s groups, church groups, Bible studies, and other writers across the nation. She’s the author of six contemporary novels maintains a devotional blog found at http://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com. She has a passion for helping women discover, embrace, and live out who they are in Christ. As the founder of Wholly Loved Ministries, she and her team partner with churches to facilitate events designed to help women rest in their true worth and live with maximum impact. When not writing, reading, or editing, Jennifer loves going on mall dates with her adult daughter and coffee dates with her hilariously fun husband.