A Time To Dance by Karen Kingsbury is about a middle age couple, John and Abby. Their marriage was perfect, or so it seems to outsiders. They have everything that they could ever want. They have each other and beautiful children.
But somehow, along the way, things started to get rather rocky for them, and they fell out of love with each other.
The reason is very simple: spousal negligent where the husband took things for granted and the wife could no longer recognized the man whom she married and felt that the marriage is completely meaningless and mundane.
And as they both grew apart, John grow fonder to another woman and was on the verge of having an affair with the other woman. John seems to think that this other woman could fulfill the ‘void’ that Abby is no longer filling.
The couple, who thinks that they are no longer in love with each other then decided to divorce. But when they both finally find the time to announce their devastating news to their children, their eldest child, Nicole tells them that she’s getting married. Feeling guilty, Abby and John decided not to ruin Nicole’s good news and keep the news of their impending separation until after their daughter’s wedding.
This book depressed me though there’s a lot of revelation and messages from God as the story moves along.This book is something I can relate to. At some point, I wonder… why is it men always take things for granted after being married to the same woman for so long? Does being married means you do not have to maintain your relationship with your wife anymore and romance should be practically nonexistent? So, so men, a wife is just for cleaning, cooking and bearing your children, and not for you to cherish?
And so, when you decided that you’re bored and sick of seeing the same woman after living together for so long, you decided that the first woman who wears skimpy skirt and kinky hair is worth pursuing, all because she looks naive and sweet? And it doesn’t matter if the other woman wants nothing but a little fun and some pocket money?
If that is the case, men might as well get themselves a maid, not get married. Need a child? Adopt then. That would be a much better idea, isn’t it? Saves the attorney’s fees when one finally decided that the wife bores him! Saves the hurt too, I can assure you.
And another thing… homewreckers… why is it they always take advantage of married men when they know that the man is still married? It must be sheer fun for them to see the life of other’s crumble. Perhaps it’s fun. Well, I’ll never know, because I am definitely not a homewrecker, and I do not want to have anything to do with such adulterous creature! They are the product of abomination, dirty and disgusting and absolutely have no respect for the sanctity of marriage.
Anyway, this book is a very emotional book. I won’t exactly recommend this book to you if you are the emotional kind because it’s liable to make you cry.
This book is written in a few different point of view. If you’re not a fan of books that’s written from different perspectives, then this is not for you, cuz it can get rather confusing though the story is really absorbing.
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