07 July, 2016

{{Book Review}} They Danced On(The Darlings) Book 3

Nothing is more important to Jane Darling than her family. She’s dedicated her life to raising her children, and they all appear to be doing well. She can finally relax and enjoy life. But when her husband becomes seriously ill, Jane finds herself taking on the most difficult role of her life.

Laura Darling moved away to escape the expectations of her family. Ever since she went through rehab, they watch her like a hawk. Now she has a good job, new friends, and no one to criticize her or comment on everything she’s doing. But when everything begins to unravel, Laura’s heart turns toward home.

Follow the Darling family through triumph and tragedy as they struggle with an uncertain future.

*My Review*
When I chose to review this book I didn't realize it was the third in the series. This was also my first time reading anything by Carre Armstrong Gardner.

I will say this that even though this is the third book in the series it could easily be a stand alone. Since it is a series I would suggest that you purchase the other two books before reading this one. I have not done that yet, but plan on it and I can only imagine how amazing they are written.

Gardner's writing style is easy and captivating. As I read this book, I realized how Gardner's style is similar to Karen Kingsbury's style, in that the characters are so very well developed, the writing flows wonderfully, and the story is one that goes straight to the heart.

This book holds so much for the reader to think about long after reading that last page. We never expect the unexpected. But as we see with this family there is hope beyond our fears. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read! 

*About the Author*

Carre writes from the big small town of Portland, Maine, where she's the mom of 3 teenagers and 2 dogs she would rather not own. (Only the dogs, not the teenagers.) From 2007 to 2010, she and her family lived in Russia, studying the language and doing humanitarian work. 

Like most writers, Carre grew up with her a book always in her hand. The heroines she admired most were smart, creative, independent thinkers like Anne Shirley, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Nancy Drew, and Cherry Ames. Nancy proved that being a girl detective might just be the coolest career ever, but Cherry taught her that nursing was more practical. Carre compromised by becoming a nurse and marrying a sleuth.

Nearly every flat surface in Carre's home has books on it. The stories she loves most are those about the ordinary lives of ordinary people; she thinks of every life as a fascinating drama. Isn't each one of us the hero of our own story? She'd love for you to drop her a line and tell her yours!

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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