Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sweet romance -- I Hope You Dance

I Hope You Dance is a sweet, fairy-tale type story that is Robin Lee Hatcher's contribution to the Year of Weddings novella collection.

Skye Foster, a dance instructor and lover of horses, spends a lot of time thinking about her dream wedding.  All that's missing is the groom.  Grant Nichols has had enough of his large family and isn't sure marriage -- and especially children -- are even in his future.  He has moved to Kings Meadow for a fresh start after giving up his former less-than-ideal lifestyle.  When the upcoming wedding of common friends in the small town of Kings Meadow brings the two together, well . . . romance just has to happen.

This story is quite predictable; after all, it is in a collection of wedding novellas.  But the quick read is a pleasant way to spend an hour or so.  Fans of Robin Lee Hatcher's writing will find familiar faces from Kings Meadow, Idaho.

Anyone interested in a delightful, quick-to-read romance should enjoy I Hope You Dance.  As I understand it, this novella is currently available only in ebook form but should be published in a collection in hard copy form a little later.

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers for providing a copy of this novella in exchange for my honest review.

About the Book:

Meet the people who make it all happen—the planners, the photographers, the musicians who have helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples—as they find their own happy endings in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.

Can two left feet lead to one perfect romance?

Grant Nichols is a genius in the kitchen and a klutz on the dance floor. But his friend’s wedding is shaping up to be a shindig the likes of which Kings Meadow has never seen—including dancing. Lots of dancing. Then he learns that a local dance teacher, Skye Foster, is offering dance lessons for the wedding party. The first lesson is free, so what does he have to lose?

A former rodeo queen, Skye Foster teaches children ballet and tap during the day, but with the popularity of ballroom dancing and her own love of Country Swing, she’s been teaching adults in the evenings.

Grant comes from a family of ten siblings. He was the second oldest and believes he's had his fill of little rug rats. He’s happy with his bachelor state, despite the fact that he’s given up his ladies’ man lifestyle. Even he admits to his wilder nature and has been trying to clean up his act, with God's help.

Skye, on the other hand, loves being around kids. She would love to find the right guy and settle down to have half a dozen children of her own.

Grant and Skye are no match on paper. But when they step onto the dance floor, they create a melody all their own.

About the Author:

Robin Lee Hatcher is the bestselling author of 70 books. Her numerous awards include the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award. Robin and her husband currently reside in Idaho. For more information, visit www.robinleehatcher.com.

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