A Time to Dance was probably my favorite out of the series. The story continues on about Alex and Jane's relationship. They have children and find out that their eldest son has leukimia. In the middle of it all, Alex finds out that he has a half brother from his father's affair. So this book tackles the issues of
1. a sick child
2. Secrets of an illigitmate child
3. Judging others
6. Forgiveness and the Atonement
Ummm... this is a lot to handle with one book. However, Mrs. Stansfield wrote it very well and it all came together beautifully. My favorite scene in the whole book is the Family Home Evening with Wade (the half brother) and Alex. Wade is trying to pull his family together because they were angry with their mother to find out she had an affair and kept it a secret. Wade pulls the family together and talks about the adulterous woman that was thrown in front of Christ to cast judgement. Wade tells the story in such a profound way, that it gave me goose bumps. Again, I cried several times in this book and it was my favorite of the 3.
The 3rd book of the Timeless Waltz series dives into Wade's life and trying to become a doctor like Alex and loosing his wife 2 weeks after giving birth to their daughter. It is the journey of Wade coping with moving on, raising his daughter, finding love and depression. Lots of depression. I tried to be very empathetic for this character and his new love Laura, but there were parts that I got frustrated and had to skim over the pages. It ends well, and there is a 4th book that apparently tackles even more of the depression issues of Laura, but I am not sure I want to dive into that.
All 3 books were great reads. I like it when I can read a book and it comes natural and easy to me! Mrs. Stansfield is tackling a lot of HEAVY issues in these books, however they did give me a different perspective on life. Definately a new perspective on prayer.