Dance Gladys, Dance by Cassie Stocks (117)

This is a wonderful story that grabbed my attention because of the title!  I love books that are about dance, be they metaphorical, as this one is or real.  It brings me back to younger days when I was a ballroom dancer.

This is a story about a 27-year-old Frieda Zweig. She is at an impasse in her life. Behind her is a string of railed relationships and half-forgotten ambitions of being a painter.

She is at the point where she has to find a real job and figure out what normal people do with their lives.

Then a classified ad in the local paper introduces Frieda to Gladys, an elderly woman who long ago gave up her dreams of being a dancer. Hmmm…I was wondering as I was reading this story.  Now what?  Is there a catch?

Well, there is alas!  Gladys is a ghost.

However, this ghost encourages Frieda to see her life in a new way. After this encounter, her life is anything but ordinary and normal.  My take on this book is that perhaps we never know when and who or what will cause us to see things in our life so very differently. And sometimes these chance encounters can reignite our lives with vitality and meaning.

I just love stories like this!  They are uplifting and inspiring!

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth


About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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