The Dance

The Dance

Suzie Carr / Dec 07, 2019

The Dance The Dance is a book about love family and friendship and learning how to dance with life s constant spin Dog trainer Jacky Applebaum is focused on one thing making up for a grave misunderstanding th

  • Title: The Dance
  • Author: Suzie Carr
  • ISBN: 9780986388149
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Dance is a book about love, family and friendship, and learning how to dance with life s constant spin.Dog trainer Jacky Applebaum is focused on one thing making up for a grave misunderstanding that damaged her relationship with her 15 year old stepdaughter Sophie They are suffocating under the pressure of hurt and guilt.Old wounds begin to heal between them when aThe Dance is a book about love, family and friendship, and learning how to dance with life s constant spin.Dog trainer Jacky Applebaum is focused on one thing making up for a grave misunderstanding that damaged her relationship with her 15 year old stepdaughter Sophie They are suffocating under the pressure of hurt and guilt.Old wounds begin to heal between them when a spirited beekeeper named Brooke Hastings contracts Jacky to train her overly protective dog, Bee A mutual affinity grows instantly between them, an affinity Jacky won t allow herself to embrace But, the heart knows what it needs Meanwhile, Brooke hires Sophie as her assistant in the bee apiary A trust forms, and soon Sophie begins to feel alive again as she comes face to face with the many parallels between her and the honeybees she nurtures.Just as they learn to open up and dance with life again, a hurtful truth reveals itself Will this truth set them free or unravel all they ve come to learn about life

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      • Suzie Carr

        Suzie Carr is a contemporary novelist, podcaster on the Lesbian Talk Show, avid blogger, and Director of Membership for the Golden Crown Literary Society When she s not writing, conducting hands on research, exercising, or blending a green smoothie concoction, she s likely snuggling with her beloved white Boxer, Bumblebee Whether it s writing fiction books about love and life, inspiring new authors, advocating for LGBT equality and animal welfare or blogging about community awareness, positive living, taking action and inspiration, Suzie remains passionate in her beliefs Suzie s love for the written word started back when she was a child She enjoyed visiting the library every Saturday to spend hours reading Books quickly became a constant companion to her and remained as such throughout her childhood.Always in the creative mindset, she dreamed of a life where she would work by day and write books by night Unfortunately, twelve hour work days left her no time or energy for learning how to craft a novel So, off to college she went to pursue her passion for writing.College fed her hunger for the written word and Suzie devoured anything and everything written on the subject of novel writing while pursuing her degree in communications at Rhode Island College.Soon after graduating, The Fiche Room, a coming of age novel about two women falling in love, was born Over the years The Fiche Room grew from its humble e book origins to an Kindle best seller receiving glowing reviews.Suzie s novel, Sandcastles, placed as a Runner Up in the 2015 Rainbow Book Awards for Best Contemporary Lesbian General Fiction and for Best Lesbian Book With eleven bestsellers on Kindle, Suzie continues to enjoy writing about the beauty of love and life In January 2018, I Bared My Chest 21 Unstoppable Women Get NAKED will be RELEASED to raise one million dollars for charity Suzie wrote Chapter Five Suzie Carr believes strongly in giving back to the community She donates a portion of book sale proceeds to the Hearts United for Animals.


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    1. “The Dance” was a very tender, realistic story of love, misunderstandings, miscommunication, heartbreak, acceptance, forgiveness and….whew, I’m running out of words!What if words said in anger are the last said between loved ones? Remember the line from Casablanca?They got a lucky break. Yesterday they were just two German clerks. Today they’re the “Honored Dead”What if after an exchange of hurtful words, a now-deceased flawed partner is the elephant in the room no one can acknowle [...]


    2. 4.5 stars rounded up to 5 starsI enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Most of synopsis of Carr's books haven't interested me, but I took a chance on this one because of friends positive reviews. Although I guessed right away why Jacky & Drew were having problems however the journey Jacky and Sophie took to heal was unique and interesting. What a mess they would have been if they never met Brooke, the beekeeper and her dog, Bee "The Beast". I could have done with a little less with the b [...]


    3. The book keeps yapping about how bees don't lie and have open communication and then the book ends with (view spoiler)[an adultery apologist "explaining" how it was not the fault of the cheater because she thrives on new experiences, her heart needed it. As if keeping the affair up for months and months at the cost of your family can be forgiven. In my eyes it can't, if it went on for at least half a year, she's sure to do it again in the future. Not to mention the complete loss of trust. How do [...]


    4. I was lucky enough to win this book on Facebook. Not only was I excited to win the book (because I never win anything), but now that I've read it what a prize. This was a beautiful story about people learning to come together and be honest with each other. I didn't know anything about honey bees other than they are in danger, so this was a wonderful way to learn about them. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a sweet romance. There are some surprises too (no spoilers) that you do [...]


    5. Well written and quite poetic. I felt the heavy heartbreak, hurt and guilt from these characters. However I wasn't drawn into the romance as much as I wanted to be. Perhaps it's my own frame of mind. I found the facts about bees quite interesting but then it became a bit poetic about the dance and I ended up skim reading parts. 3 stars from me.


    6. Philosophical and moving. Bees as a model for living life in the moment and with honesty, providing the necessary nourishment and services to the hive.


    7. Time simply stopped when I read this latest book by Suzie, literally stopped. The first clues I had as to how it had completely captured me was when I looked over to my right, at my cup of hot chocolate, stuffed with marshmallows, which had gone cold and solidified. To my left, there was a pile of used tissues from the impact of the sudden loss early in the book had made. It was a perfect Sunday.This is more than a book about coping or surviving with loss though. It's about moving on, letting go [...]



    8. Hello Everyone and a warm welcome to you all. Earlier this summer I finished Suzie Carr’s The Dance. This book is the talk of the town so stop on by to see why. “You can tell a lot about a person by the way she dances,” Brooke from ‘The Dance’Jacky is a dog whisperer who is very successful and loves her job. Her family relations are strong and family comes first. Jacky is sexually deprived which frustrates her. Although she tries, she has little success. She is quick to react and the t [...]



    9. Outstanding!Wow, this was a really really awesome book. In my opinion, maybe one of her best. This is an ode to nature, to the honeybees, to the dogs. The honeybees, as they are the keystone species, take a very special place in this story. It has inspired me to visit a bee apiary myself and really, I'm impressed with this little creatures. Suzie has done her research very well and you can see that from all the details. Her love for nature meanders through the whole story. Of course, it's not ju [...]


    10. I've read all of Suzie Carr's books because I enjoy how she creates wonderful characters that I fall in love with. This one is one of her best. I even highlighted a line (which I almost never do) that I wanted to remember. What I really loved about this book is that there was no angst about being a lesbian or a hint that there was anything less that normal about two moms. Thank goodness we are starting to see books that evolve with the times and deal with contemporary family issues that don't fo [...]


    11. OMG, she does it again. I have read all of Suzie's books and they never disapoint. When i say this next part i dont mean it in a negative way AT ALL! Her books are beautifly simple. I love that you can pick up her books and enjoy the stories around the simply complicated emotion of love and learning about the journeys of her charachters. This book took me to a world where nature wins. Hands down. The natural grieving process and the complex emotions that are tied to this. Its also take an indept [...]


    12. In the Dance Suzie Carr tackles mourning and it's a score.The characters are fully alive! I can't count how many times I've surprised myself smiling or on the verge of tears. Gosh I even wanted to go crash the car of a certain character but I won't say more details cause it would be a spoil ☺As usual I love her writing style and with some passages (guided meditation made by a character) it is truly poetic and brings your heart in the climax of joy and peacefulness. Definitely a 5 stars for me [...]


    13. Wow! I finished listening to the audio book of The Dance by Suzie Carr. This is a superb book, that packs an emotional punch with a gifted narrator whose voice is smooth and complements the poetic writing style. If you're looking for an emotional journey this is your book for the weekend.


    14. Quick read. Loved the relationship between the mother and daughter. The love story was nice. The bees stole the show!


    15. The loss of a loved one is never easy to overcome, Jacky and Sophie go through this ordeal and live in tearing, pain, suffering, guilt and resentment. The meeting with Brooke, Beekeeper, a beautiful and gentle woman and passionate about her work, is a blessing! it will soothe their pain by exploring the beauty and generosity of bees that live in harmony with nature. These two characters, mother and daughter, suffering, will communicate again, dispel their misconceptions, their discomfort and reg [...]


    16. I am filled with so many emotions after having just finished this book! My heart is filled with so much joy right now! It felt so good to read such a beautiful book that breathed life back into my soul and brought tears of happiness to my face! What I love most about this book is the message within and how I connected to the story and the characters! Plus it was light and funny, sensual and romantic but also very informative on a very important topic!!!! The way the words flowed so effortlessly [...]


    17. It was a 5 when I finished, but I sat on this review for a day and now feel a 4.Tons of praise for the whole book (if you're not educated about bees beforehand, you will be when done). Main complaints, can't stand when adult characters "giggle" and they do it sooooo much in this book. I meditate, and I felt the mediation stuff in here was a bit much, but honestly that's probably a me thing. Sometimes the character's flaws just rubbed me wrong, but that just made it real. That's mostly it. Oh, an [...]


    18. Jacky, a dog trainer, lost her wife in a car accident after they had an argument. She is now raising her 15 year old step daughter Sophie who is angry with her, by herself. Brooke is a bee keeper with a very out of control dog, which is how they meet. Jacky takes Sophie to see Brooke’s bees and Brooke hires her to help. Brooke helps both Jacky and Sophie to heal The parallel between the life of the bees and the characters lives was outstanding. I love a book where I learn. The bee community wa [...]


    19. PhenomenalThis book is amazing. It's well written and flows seamlessly. I could feel the emotions. I highly recommend it, especially if you have kindle unlimited, though I may end up purchasing a copy for myself just to keep! This was my first book that I've read by Carr, and I can hardly wait to pick up another! Here's to hoping for many more books of hers to read in the future!


    20. So goodI loved this! It was one of those stories that is hard to put down. I loved learning about the bees! The dance scene was so mesmerizing. I've read other works by Suzie Carr and I think this one is my favorite! Jacky is a very relatable character and Brooke is someone that you aspire to be like.


    21. Awesome read. Well drawn characters, a more than believable premise, and an in-depth lesson into honey bees. Suzie Carr definitely hits the mark with this one. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a sweet love story.


    22. I personally think this one is Suzie Carrs best, it's about letting go of a loved one and bees and a dog named Bee and so much more you just have to read it to find out what I mean, i learned a lot by the end off this book.




    23. I was given an arc of this novel by the author herself along with a lifetime supply of honey, chocolate, and a promise from Ms. Carr to put me in her next novel without killing me off in the first chapter.No, I got none of those things save the arc, and it was a welcome read. We have Jacky Applebaum-- dog whisperer-trainer par excellence--whose life spiraled out of control after the death of her wife in an accident. We have her stepdaughter, Sophie, a feisty young lady who hasn't forgiven her st [...]


    24. Fantastic Read!I don't know how to say how this story touched my soul. I wish I could give this book a higher rating than five stars because I would give it it a hundred stars. This story has touched my soul and I love when a book stirs me like this. Jacky and her daughter Sophie start to put their lives together after tragedy touches them. It's them discovering how to live happy again with Brooke and her bees and no secrets or regrets. I don't want to say more than that because I don't want to [...]


    25. 2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: The Dance by Suzie Carr1) Nicely written story. Learned a lot about bees. The characters were well developed and I liked them all. Would have liked Sophie better if she was a little less harsh with Jacky but she came around.2) I thought this was a lovely tale of moving on after a bereavement. I ached for Jacky and Sophie, caught in their web of grief, and loved it when Brooke managed to untangle the threads so that they could love again.


    26. The Dance tackles such difficult subjects and trips a little over trying to resolve them realistically. It creates such lovely characters that you only want to figure out how to communicate with each other. Also the political message that accompanies the family drama and romantic plot is handled very well.


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