Friday, July 13, 2012

Road to the Christys 2012 - Dancing on Glass by Pamela Binnings Ewen

Dancing on Glass by Pamela Binnings Ewen is a nominee in the Contemporary Series/Sequel/Novella category at this years Christy Awards. Stay tuned as the winners will be announced via live blog on Monday, July 16th.


In the steamy city of New Orleans in 1974, Amalise Catoir sees Phillip Sharp as a charming, magnetic artist, unlike any man she has known. A young lawyer herself, raised in a small town and on the brink of a career with a large firm, she is strong and successful, yet sometimes too trusting and whimsical. Ama's rash decision to marry Phillip proves to be a mistake as he becomes overly possessive, drawing his wife away from family, friends, and her faith. His insidious, dangerous behavior becomes her dark, inescapable secret.

In this lawyer's unraveling world, can grace survive Ama's fatal choice? What would you do when prayers seem to go unanswered, faith has slipped away, evil stalks, and you feel yourself forever dancing on shattered glass?

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I really enjoyed this engaging book set in the intriguing Crescent City. I find New Orleans and the bayou country a fascinating place to read about.

The author does a wonderful job giving depth to each of the the naive but trusting Amalise, the maniacal Phillip, and the loyal and balanced Jude. My emotions were warring with each other with the character Amalise...sometimes I just wanted to hug her and offer her comfort as she endures a volatile relationship with Phillip while at others times I wanted to wring her neck for her thinking she and her love could change the man whose irrational personality was making her life a prison.

This story sucked me in from the first page, and I stayed up two nights in a row to read this book (actually falling asleep with it in my hands one of those nights) because I just had to know would happen on each successive page. I'm not giving away anything of the ending but I will say that it left me more than satisfied. If you are looking for a book with a touch of romance, suspense, excellent characterization with a backdrop of the beautifully described Crescent City and Louisiana Bayou country, then don't let Dancing on Glass pass you by.

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