Saturday, July 23, 2011

Dancing on Glass by Pamela Binnings Ewen

From the beginning chapter something is wrong, Amalise is injured badly, Phillip her husband is missing. The story is interspersed with a Mother's worry and feeling of something wrong with the man her daughter is seeing.

The author uses the glass metaphor throughout. The last name of Sharp and the use of carving and paint knives to build our sense of uneasiness. This story is gripping and suspense filled as we know damage has been done, but, how has it been done.

Amalise talks to her God, Abba, all her life and believes she is led by him to help the people she loves. She thinks she can change people with her strength of faith and her absorption of their hurts. She is manipulated through mental and finally physical abuse.

I enjoyed this story and would look for other stories by this same author.

Mary Edwards
Galesburg, IL

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