Waters of the Dancing Sky
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Middle-aged Beth Calhoun is haunted by the drowning death of her young mother and the shame of having no father. Escaping from an abusive marriage, she retreats to her family's wilderness island home and delves into her mother's old diaries, which contain long-held secrets.
Paperback, 266 pages
Published September 21st 2009 by Llumina Press (first published 2009)
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Richelle
This was one of my typical book club books. It was good, but I found myself skimming through the book. The main character I thought repeated her complaints to much and found myself not liking all of her woah is me out look on life. Yes she had a reason to complain, but I still had a hard time connecting with Beth.
Janet Kay
Aug 19, 2010 Janet Kay rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author) Recommends it for: lovers of life everywhere
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"When one begins Author Janet Kay's WATER OF THE DANCING SKY, one expects a love story, but it is so much more; she knits and weaves a story of love and its many facets.

Broken and defeated in spirit, confused and rudderless from an abusive 20-year marriage, a call from a dying relative gives Beth Calhoun the courage to leave her husband. She retreats to a very special place, Rainy Lake - the place of her childhood and home to generations of her ancestors.

Beautiful Ra...more
Stacie
Waters of the Dancing Sky by Janet Kay is an inspiring story of love, forgiveness and second chances.

In an attempt to flee from her abusive husband, Beth returns to her family's island home on Rainy Lake. Beth hopes her grandmother, who raised her, will be able to shed light on her sketchy past, but when her grandmother passes away Beth is left with many unanswered questions. Alone she must unlock the mystery of her past to find out the identity of her father and discover what really happened to...more
Barb
I liked this book. I felt it was a really good story about the life of a woman with many different layers. It was nice to have a background on most of the characters, even going back in time with Nana, Papa, and Seth (his previous life). Because the book takes place in Minnesota, I paid special attention to all the places the author visited. I loved the simple life Beth left to live after her bad marriage, and I think she was always meant to be there. I will enjoy discussing this book, the topic...more
Laronda Atchison
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I found the book a bit slow in the beginning, and maybe the mysterious identity of Beth's father should have been a bit more obvious to her. However, overall, I found Janet Kay's descriptions of the area and the aurora borealis were incredible. They made me want to be there! I found the middle half to last third of the book very emotional (and I'll admit it - I blubbered for a majority of it (sigh). An added bonus was Kay's beautiful poetry. I'll be watch...more
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Janet Kay lives and writes on a lake in the woods of Northwest Wisconsin.

Drawn to nature since she was a child, she sees its wonders as a source of renewal, reflection, and connection with something greater than oneself.

She is also strongly drawn to the Victorian era. This is reflected in her writing.

Her lifelong passions include creative writing, travel, photography, and spending time with family...more
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