10 June 2015

I Hope You Dance by Robin Lee Hatcher

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.

While usually I am excited to read any new Year of Weddings novella, Robin Lee Hatcher’s romantic contribution, “I Hope You Dance,” had me especially excited, since it adds another story to her series of Kings Meadow romances. (Note: though it is part of a series, it can easily be read by itself.) I remembered Skye Foster and Grant Nichols from the preceding book, Whenever You Come Around, and I am very glad these two characters got a chance at romance in their own story. Skye and Grant initially cross paths when an upcoming wedding requires Grant to take dance lessons from Skye. Grant undeniably has very little skill for dancing, but equally undeniable is the attraction and connection between him and Skye. Their relationship develops easily and sweetly - though not without a natural problem or two - and provides an excellent addition to both A Year of Weddings and Kings Meadow Romances. Overall, “I Hope You Dance” is an excellent and quick romantic read and fans of either series won’t want to miss it.

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers, I received a copy of “I Hope You Dance” and the opportunity to honestly review it. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. (I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”)

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 her website.

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