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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dancing On Glass

Finding herself drawn to a collection of abstract paintings in a local gallery in town, Amalise finds herself connected to the women in the paintings. When the artist, Phillip, asks her for her honest opinion about them, she doesn't hold back which he finds refreshing. She finds herself not only haunted by the paintings themselves but also by Phillip as she sees him on campus at college where she is studying law, but also in her thoughts and dreams.

When Phillip shows up unexpectedly outside her job at the bar, she is both drawn to him and concerned by his appearance. At first he tells her that he was exiting a play at a theater that just closed but later learns that the theater wasn't even open that day by another local artist she refers to as Mouse!

What kind of power does Phillip hold over Amalise and just what is she willing to risk to have him in her life? It may just be that the power he holds will pose a danger that she didn't see coming!!

I received this book, Dancing on Glass compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review and was drawn by how much Amalise was willing to overlook her common sense for feelings of acceptance and love by Phillip. Too often many women find themselves in a similar situation but from this perspective, we can see how easy the lure is through Amalise's character in the novel. I would rate this book at 4.5 out of 5 stars! The beginning is a little slow but once you get through the first couple of chapters, it just takes off!

Here's even more great information about the book, the author and even a sneak peek into the first chapter below:

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Dancing on Glass
B&H Books (August 1, 2011)
Pamela Ewen


Until recently retiring to write full time, Pamela Binnings Ewen was a partner in the Houston office of the international law firm of BakerBotts, L.L.P., specializing in corporate finance. She now lives just outside New Orleans, Louisiana, with her husband, James Lott.

She has served on the Board of Directors of Inprint, Inc., a non-profit organization supporting the literary arts in Houston, Texas, as well as the Advisory Board for The New Orleans Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Tennessee Williams Festival in New Orleans; Pamela is a co-founder of the Northshore Literary Society in the Greater New Orleans area. She is also a member of the National League of American Pen Women.

Pamela’s first novel, Walk Back The Cat (Broadman & Holman. May, 2006) is the story of an embittered and powerful clergyman who learns an ancient secret, confronting him with truth and a choice that may destroy him.

She is also the best-selling author of the acclaimed non-fiction book Faith On Trial, published by Broadman & Holman in 1999, currently in its third printing.

Although it was written for non-lawyers, Faith On Trial was also chosen as a text for a course on law and religion at Yale Law School in the Spring of 2000, along with The Case For Christ by Lee Stroble. Continuing the apologetics begun in Faith On Trial, Pamela also appears with Gary Habermas, Josh McDowell, Darrell Bock, Lee Stroble, and others in the film Jesus: Fact or Fiction, a Campus Crusade for Christ production.

Pamela is the latest writer to emerge from a Louisiana family recognized for its statistically improbable number of successful authors. A cousin, James Lee Burke, who won the Edgar Award, wrote about the common ancestral grandfathers in his Civil War novel White Dove At Morning.

Among other writers in the family are Andre Dubus (Best Picture Oscar nomination for The Bedroom; his son, Andre Dubus III, author of The House of Sand and Fog, a Best Picture Oscar nomination and an Oprah pick; Elizabeth Nell Dubus (the Cajun trilogy); and Alafair Burke, just starting out with the well received Samantha Kincaid mystery series.


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?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Dancing on Glass, go HERE.

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