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Dancing on Glass: A Novel

Dancing on Glass: A Novel

by Pamela Binnings Ewen
     
 

In the steamy city of New Orleans in 1974, Amalise Catoir sees Phillip Sharp as a charming, magnetic artist, unlike any man she has known. A young lawyer herself, raised in a small town and on the brink of a career with a large firm, she is strong and successful, yet sometimes too trusting and whimsical. Ama's rash decision to marry Phillip proves to be a

Overview

In the steamy city of New Orleans in 1974, Amalise Catoir sees Phillip Sharp as a charming, magnetic artist, unlike any man she has known. A young lawyer herself, raised in a small town and on the brink of a career with a large firm, she is strong and successful, yet sometimes too trusting and whimsical. Ama's rash decision to marry Phillip proves to be a mistake as he becomes overly possessive, drawing his wife away from family, friends, and her faith. His insidious, dangerous behavior becomes her dark, inescapable secret.

In this lawyer's unraveling world, can grace survive Ama's fatal choice? What would you do when prayers seem to go unanswered, faith has slipped away, evil stalks, and you feel yourself forever dancing on shattered glass?

Endorsements:

"With magnificent sense of place and impeccable timing, Pam Ewen crafts a chilling tale of manipulation and evil that's authentic and believable. Encourage your customers to write their names in this one . . . they'll want to pass it around."

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"A powerful, beautifully written story that left me breathless."

Ginny Yttrup, author of Words

"Dancing on Glass provides a unique perspective on predatory relationships and how bright accomplished women become entrapped in dangerous situations . . . Powerful . . . Gripping and thought provoking!"

Leanne Truehart, M.D., psychiatry

"If you want a book that alerts you to a very real danger of our present generation, a story that stirs you to your depths, and yes, maybe makes you a little uncomfortable, then Dancing on Glass is the next book you want to pick up."

The Suspense Zone

"Ewen's suspense-filled tale displays excellent character development as well as insight into the workings of a sadistic mind. New Orleans circa 1974 comes alive in her capable hands."

Library Journal

"A deftly written, haunting novel . . . if you enjoy romantic thrillers, storylines that tackle difficult topics like abuse, and don't insist on fairytale endings, you'll enjoy Dancing on Glass."

Home with Purpose

"The danger and suspense feels real and exciting. Readers may relate to the strain between the main character and her family. The author uses imagery skillfully, which makes Dancing on Glass a compelling, page-turning read."

RT Book Reviews

"Edgy, scary, riveting; Dancing on Glass by powerful Christian author Pamela Binnings Ewen compels the reader to keep turning the pages, hoping for a way out and answers to prayers."

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Editorial Reviews

Single Titles
DANCING ON GLASS is frightening because it is all too real. Talented Pamela Binnings Ewen chillingly describes character Phillip as an evil predator going from one unsuspecting woman to another, taking what he wants and making them feel that they are precious one moment and unworthy of love the next. His recent prey, Amalise, is trusting and innocent, a perfect target, but when he tires of her she may lose her life completely. Readers become actively engaged in Amalise’s struggles to regain her very existence outside the smothering confines of Phillip’s control. The simile comparing her life, like dancing on shattered glass, is perfectly appropriate. Edgy, scary, riveting; DANCING ON GLASS by powerful Christian author Pamela Binnigs Ewen, compels the reader to keep turning the pages, hoping for a way out and answers to prayers. --(Donna)
The Suspense Zone.com

"Dancing on Glass was one of the best books I've read this year…The plot thickened with every chapter…If you want a book that alerts you to a very real danger of our present generation, a story that stirs you to your depths…then Dancing on Glass is the next book you want to pick up."--(Carole Brown)
Goodreads
"This was such a well written book. I was invested in Amalise's character…the author was able to show how God can and will forgive our mistakes and give us a new life. "( 5 stars)
RT. Book Reviews
"The danger and suspense feels real and exciting…The author uses imagery skillfully, which makes Dancing on Glass a compelling, page-turning read."--(Angie Howatt, 4 stars)
Reviews.blogspot.com
"Set in the historic city of New Orleans in the 70's this story of love, obsession, attempted murder, betrayal and restoration keeps the readers on the edges of their seats."--(Abbie )
Library Thing.com
"From the back of the book, I summed it all up: "What would you do when prayers seem to go unanswered, faith has slipped away, evil stalks, and you find yourself forever dancing on shattered glass?" If you really like a good mystery and romance all in one, then this will be the book for you."
Mom's Bookshelf
"Dancing on Glass is a deftly written, haunting novel on a very difficult subject. I was absorbed despite myself. It's definitely not a lighthearted, uplifting story. Be prepared for frustration and tense moments. If you're looking for something relaxing, this isn't the book for you. But if you enjoy romantic thrillers, storylines that tackle difficult topics like abuse, and don't insist on fairytale endings, you'll enjoy "
--(Kara, Home with Purpose)
Library Journal
Amalise Catoir is a young lawyer on the brink of a promising career when she meets and falls in love with artist Phillip Sharp. Wedded bliss soon turns into a nightmare as Phillip becomes possessive and abusive. VERDICT Ewen's (Secret of the Shroud; The Moon in the Mango Tree) suspense-filled tale displays excellent character development as well as insight into the workings of a sadistic mind. New Orleans circa 1974 comes alive in her capable hands. Recommend it to fans of Sibella Giorello and Lynette Eason.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805464306
Publisher:
B&H Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,211,403
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

What People are saying about this

Ginny Yttrup
"A powerful, beautifully written story that left me breathless."
--(Ginny Yttrup, author of Words)
Leanne Truehart
"Dancing on Glass provides a unique perspective on predatory relationships and how bright
accomplished women become entrapped in dangerous situations…Powerful…Gripping and thought provoking!"--(Leanne Truehart, M.D., Psychiatry)

Meet the Author


Pamela Binnings Ewen practiced law for twenty-five years before following in the authorial footsteps of relatives James Lee Burke (The Glass Rainbow) and Andre Dubus III (The House of Sand and Fog) with novels like The Moon in the Mango Tree, winner of the Eudora Welty Memorial Award in the 2012 Biennial Letters competition. Her third work of fiction, Dancing on Glass, won the 2012 Single Titles Reviewers Choice Award and was a Christy Award finalist.

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