A Time To Dance Book Summary and Study Guide

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Everyone wants a marriage like John & Abby Reynolds. Everyone that is...but John & Abby. They've been married 21 years and gone through many things together...loss of an infant daughter to SIDS, loss of parents, stress at John's work. But over time they've grown distant. John has developed a friendship with Charlene Denton, a younger teacher who is physically attracted to him. He is close to having an affair. Abby is practically having an emotional affair with her editor that she frequently corresponds with.
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After deciding to divorce, John and Abby sit down to tell their three children. However, before they can make their announcement, their oldest daughter has an announcement of her own. Matt, her boyfriend has asked her to marry him and they are getting married on her parents' 22nd anniversary in just a few months.

Suddenly, John and Abby must postpone their plans and keep silent about their decision. They try to avoid each other as much as possible so that they won't fight in front of the children.

Every time they turn around though, they are reminded of memories of their life together in the past. Friends remind them of tales from their vacations. New acquaintances ask them how they made it through their past struggles together.

As both John & Abby face these memories, they find themself facing the following questions:

Can John let go of Charlene Denton and win Abby back?
Can Abby let go of her anger and forgive John?

This is the story of two people trying to decide whether or not they can put their marriage back together again.
The review of this Book prepared by Cheryl Flint

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   marriage/relationship going to pieces Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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