I Hope You Dance by Beth Moran

A wonderfully satisfying story by Beth Moran.  This is Beth’s second novel and, as with Making Marion, she takes us far away from the hustle and bustle of our lives and deep into another woman’s fascinating journey of self-discovery.

Ruth Henderson has moved back in with her parents – something she swore she would never do,

COV_IHopeYouDance_front[1]especially not at the age of thirty-three. But in the face of the mountain of debt left by her late-partner and the fact that her teenage daughter, Maggie, is expressing her grief through acts of delinquency, there was really only one option.

Returning to a house Ruth swore never to set foot in again is bad enough. Add to this an estranged father, whirlwind mother, and David – the boy next door who broke her heart – and it is little wonder Ruth can barely make it out of bed. But then, reunited with her old friend Lois, Ruth is persuaded to go along to a monthly girls’ night. Here she meets a bunch of incredible women and for the first time since leaving home at eighteen, Ruth begins to make some genuine friends. She also has her first ever date – with the charming Dr Carl Barker. However, after a disastrous dinner, and a fraught Maggie still struggling with her father’s death, Ruth promises her daughter she won’t go out with any other men. A promise she quickly regrets when David, the boy next door, asks her to dance.. 

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