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It is a rare couple that has not experienced some aloneness or difficulties in their marriage. When you become housemates and just aren't connecting anymore it takes a lot of work and sensitivity to jump that life hurdle. I loved how this was developed and handled with a Christian spirit and love.
I don't care that he never slept with the woman. He kissed her, wanted to leave his wife for her at one point, lied about his time with her, spent more time with her than his wife, and wanted to sleep with her. That to me is cheating! He had an affair!
I wanted to love this book and for the most part I really did but Abby was a little too much. I wish she had taken a little more responsibility and been a little less cold. Indifference or even at peace with the situation, I know she was hurt and lost but she just came across so mean spirited. Regardless I plan to read the next book and will continue to read books by Karen Kingsbury.
I loved the story but more than the story, I loved the lessons I learned as I examined my own marriage and faced some major realities in my life. On the critical side, there was a huge number of errors in this Karen Kingsbury book. There were several incomplete sentences and the punctuation and spacing at the end of sentences was terrible at times. I have read many books but none with the number of obvious errors that were in this book. As good as the story line was, I was tempted to put the book down without finishing it because of my frustration with the errors. Was this book proofed and edited? I have to wonder. My rating of 4 stars was based solely on story content and life lessons learned with a plea to the author to rethink her editing and proofreading process.
I can't give the book a 5 star rating because the proofreading was so horribly done. There are a LOT of missing apostrophes, commas, spaces, etc. The actual story was very good. Sometimes the poor grammar got in the way. Karen Kingsbury is a wonderful writer and this story line was very good. The old adage "it takes two to tango" is relevant in this story because the issues with the marriage were not due to just one person. I highly recommend the story; maybe just a different version (the actual book).
Well written with good characters and, to me, a believable plot. I think the book is filled with OCF errors - not necessarily typos - and I find it hard to ignore them. To me, they stand out and give a jarring effect on my pleasant time reading. Apostrophes seem to have disappeared for the most part - cant, wont, wed, etc. etc. I was able to ignore some of them, but some, like wed, I had to mentally check to see which word was appropriate. For I'll - there was Ell or E11 very often. Too bad it wasn't cleaned up better.
I've read everything that Karen Kingsbury has written, including A Time to Dance in its earlier edition. It was good to read it again, but the experience was hampered by the many typos and incorrect punctuation and spacing that I'm assuming occurred when preparing text for Kindle. It was very distracting and I'm sure Karen is similarly disappointed. Is there any way that these errors can be fixed? Karen is one of my all time favorite authors and continues to write books that challenge, encourage, and inspire me.
"A Time to Dance" illustrated a family going through something that is all too common in our day with both husband and wife becoming all too busy in everyday affairs of life and the consequences of taking each other for granted and not paying attention to the concerns of the other. ...