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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Dance Over Me - Candee Fick


My Rating

★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)

About the Book
Danielle Lefontaine, a fledgling actress raised to the lullaby of Broadway, searches for her long-lost brother and her place on the stage, but a jealous cast member and numerous fruitless leads threaten to drop the curtain on her dreams and shine a spotlight on her longing for a place to belong. Meanwhile, Alex Sheridan is living his dream except for someone to share it with. When Dani dances into his life, he hopes he’s found the missing piece to his heart but fears the bright lights of a bigger stage could steal her away.



Will the rhythm of dancing feet usher in their deepest desires or leave them stranded in the wings?


My Thoughts
Well, my first thought...is that I NEED to see 42nd Street!


As a lover of all things theatre, I can't believe that I haven't seen it yet. Speaking of theatre, I simply adored all the stage talk in this book! It has been so long since I have been on the stage, but I felt like I was right there with Dani. The pre-show nerves, the excitement and thrill of a live audience, the relief when the final curtain falls. But OH...Drama, drama, drama!!! Unfortunately, the theatre world can be brutal and harsh (thankfully not MY experience), and Candee did a wonderful job of portraying that, even if it did make me want to go out and purse whomp some people. (Thank you Reading is my SuperPower for the inspiration.) The romance is clean and oh, so sweet. Candee built the suspense perfectly, and Alex is such a gentleman! I too, am a dancer, and I found Dani's expression of her heart through dance bringing me to tears. It has been too long since I have danced, since I have truly expressed myself in the arts, and too long since I have let my Heavenly Father dance over me. (This is something that will hopefully be remedied before too long.) Dani's story is a good reminder to trust the Lord to fight our battles for us. While I do think we need to stand up for ourselves, it is not our place to fight for revenge. And through all of this, Dani was trying to kick down doors to find her brother, when all along the Lord was simply wanting her to trust Him to open the doors. You will just have to read the book to see if she walks through the doors He opens...Dance Over Me is written strictly from Dani's viewpoint, in third person. I found that it made the story very easy to follow and truly let me live inside Dani's brain. Dance Over Me  had me on the edge of my seat for the whole TWO days that it took me to read this book, it is THAT good. Beautifully written and a captivating storyline, you definitely do not want to miss this one. 

I received a free copy of Dance Over Me from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.









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About the Author

Candee Fick is the wife of a high school football coach and the mother of three children, including a daughter with a rare genetic syndrome. When not busy with her day job or writing, she can be found cheering on the home team at football, basketball, baseball, cross country, and Special Olympics games. In what little free time remains, she enjoys exploring the great Colorado outdoors, indulging in dark chocolate, and savoring happily-ever-after endings through a good book. 

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5 comments:

Meghan M. Gorecki said...

LOVE this review, Rachel! *grin* About to start this book today.

Candee Fick said...

I LOVE your review especially since it shows how the heart message of the novel touched your heart as well. I totally agree that a purse whomping is definitely in order for a certain someone in the book. And I really love your Austin-ish rating system. I'll have to carve out time to watch Sense and Sensibility again.

Rachel Dixon said...

Aww thanks Meghan! I love you!!! Hehe! Yay! Can't wait to see what you think of it!

Rachel Dixon said...

Thank you so much Candee. It was very dear to my heart that is for sure! I agree..It's about time to break out the Austen movies again. :)

Carrie said...

hahaha! Love the shout-out! If my only claim to fame ever is that I introduced people to the concept of purse-whomping, I will die happy ;)