A Reader's Opinion: THEN SHE DANCED by Janice Godin


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A READER'S OPINION

Captivating! Janice Godin is a new author for me, and her novel, Then She Danced is nicely written. Since I'm Canadian, I decided to read her book because it's set in rural Newfoundland, a maritime province on the eastern side of Canada. Then She Danced tells the story of Kathleen, a half French-Mi'kmaq, an Aboriginal people who are among the original inhabitants of the Atlantic provinces of Canada. The heroine in this intriguing story is a young divorcee in her thirties who accepts a job in order to forget her past and start a fresh new life. While she is organizing and sorting books in an old attic at the church, she discovers the journal of Emilie, a journal that tells of a tragic life. Kathleen is so intrigued by this woman that she goes on a mission to know what really happened to Emilie. Kathleen is not ready for love again, having being bruised in the past. However, a special man named Grant will enter her life to bring her peace, comfort, and love. But he also has a past of his own—with secrets. Together they will embark on a journey of discovery! Will Kathleen finally discover who she really is? This story is filled with emotions! I like the research done about the Mi'kmaq world and I will surely watch for Janice's next books!

Star Rating: 4 1/2 Stars | Content Rating: 3 Hearts | Reviewed by: Nicole Laverdure

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BOOK SYNOPSIS

Everyone in Kathleen's life thinks she's crazy when she decides to spend her well-earned summer working in a tiny, dusty attic sorting through old church papers, but the peace and quiet of working alone is exactly what she wants. She's back home again and happy, or as happy as anyone who's left behind a troubled past can be. She has amazing coworkers, a wonderful best friend, a supportive family, and not one single person in her life who knows what she's been through. So, when Kathleen stumbles across an old French diary written by a battered wife, she connects with the story and Emilie. Kathleen's life changes when she meets Grant, a gorgeous local man with a past of his own. Their connection is undeniable, even for her, and proves that second chances are possible, if she can just leave her past behind.

Print Length: 252 pages

Publisher: Guardian Publishing

Publication Date: November 9, 2016

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