The Dance is a book about love, family and friendship, and learning how to dance with life's constant spin.
Dog trainer Jacky Applebaum is focused on one thing - making up for a grave misunderstanding that damaged her relationship with her 15-year-old stepdaughter, Sophie. They are suffocating under the pressure of hurt and guilt. Old wounds begin to heal between them when a spirited beekeeper named Brooke Hastings contracts Jacky to train her overly-protective dog, Bee. A mutual affinity grows instantly between them, an affinity Jacky won't allow herself to embrace. But, the heart knows what it needs. Meanwhile, Brooke hires Sophie as her assistant in the bee apiary. A trust forms, and soon Sophie begins to feel alive again as she comes face-to-face with the many parallels between her and the honeybees she nurtures.
Just as they learn to open up and dance with life again, a hurtful truth reveals itself. Will this truth set them free, or unravel all they've come to learn about life?
©2016 Suzie Carr (P)2016 Suzie Carr
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"Breathtakingly beautiful." ( Curve Magazine)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Lisa on 21-08-16

beautifully written and freeing

a beautiful romance that follows the straggles and hardships of live. pointing out the beauty of nature and how taking a moment in time to stop and look around can be so freeing in yourself.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Joanna Darrell on 06-08-16

Beautiful Story, wonderfully performed a pure joy

If you could sum up The Dance in three words, what would they be?

Beautiful, Joyful and Friendship

What did you like best about this story?

Just an awesome book which is a celebration of love, friendship and nature. I loved the way if was framed around honeybees and was really impressed by the amount of research that Suzie has obviously done to weave this element into a what is, for me, a touching, passionate and heart-warming story.

Which character – as performed by Clara Nipper – was your favourite?

Brooke Hastings

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Just too many to count - right from the beginning it captures your heart and emotions

Any additional comments?

This is a such a beautiful story, so delicately written with a poignant message. You just can't help but fall in love with it I loved Clara's performance and emotion in telling book, it really drew me in and made me feel part of it and the characters story. Couldn't recommend it highly enough. A pure joy.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amy on 13-08-16

I love how a story comes alive when read out loud

Where does The Dance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The last audio book I have listened to was Fountainhead book on cassette, so my experience here is way out of date. The Dance is ranked the highest as it has reminded me how fun it is to have something read to me, especially a book I read and loved already.

If you could take any character from The Dance out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Jackie, mainly because I love when character flaws and difficulties are presented and then I can watch how the character navigates through them. We all love the perfect characters for their perfections. I love the characters that teach me something, or validate things I have experienced myself.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Swansong on 07-12-16

wonderful story terrible reader

The narrator was absolutely terrible, but I loved the story despite the preachy standpoint of the writer.

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