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Dance With Me

(Art of Love #1)

4.86  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Will a new partnership tear their worlds apart … or will it be the piece they never knew was missing?

In 1959, Arleen Thatcher and Neil Fox are fierce competitors on the dance floor, so they’re the least likely pair to enter a televised competition together. But when rivaling studio owners decide to team up, the two will find a partnership they never thought possible.
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Published April 8th 2019
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A. Harrison
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Review:

Genre: Historical, romance, Christian fiction.

My Rating: 5 stars.

My Recommendation: 13 up.

My Favorite Character/s: Neil, was sweet and strong. I’ve never read a book so focused on dancers and I loved getting to read his and Arleen’s story! I want to say more about them but … You need to read the book to find out more about them!

My Verse for both Niel and Arleen is Psalm 86:12

I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore. (King James Vers
Loretta Marchize
Five stars

Prose: 4/5
Romance: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Plot: 5/5


The story was told through two different characters, and in two different time periods. I enjoyed how Mrs. Heath carried out these sections and thought she did an excellent job.

One of my favorite parts! I love how it was a slow falling for character traits rather than a lust sort of relationship.

A very good point of the novel. One of Mrs. Heath’s strengths for sure. I fell in love with each of these characters and t
Alicia Ruggieri
Review to come.
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't say I have read every book by many authors but I have read every one of A.M. Heath's book and I am pleased that none has disappointed me. The thing that I absolutely love the most is that her boos have so much heart and soul poured into her stories. When reading her books, the reader knows that her faith is real and she wants her readers to know that and there is always one character that shows the Christian faith is the best way to live life.

"Dance with Me" is about dance competitions.
Kim Hampton
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read all of this author's books, and they just keep getting better and better! Her characters are so real, you feel like you could meet them for lunch and a chat. I also love the Gospel message that she weaves into her stories. Do yourself a favor and pick up a few copies of this book, because once you read it, you'll want to share it with your friends.
Linda Ellen
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my stars, I couldn’t put this book down! I was privileged to receive an ARC of "Dance with Me" from the author in exchange for a fair review, and I was totally blessed. This may be, quite literally, the best book I’ve read in years. A.M. Heath can write! I hadn’t read any of her books before this one, but I’m sure going to invest in them now. I can’t think of one negative thing to say, it was just totally wonderful.
The plot, about two ballroom dancers from competing dance studios who are aske
Becky Dempsey
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Dance With Me" is the first book in the Art of Love series, but each book is a stand alone novel and not necessary for the others. I really enjoyed reading "Dance With Me" and once I started, I didn't want to stop. I found the book to be well written and felt that it flowed well. I liked how even though most of the story was a flashback, we got to see the story unfold and not know the conclusion before the end of the book. I liked getting to know Arleen and Neil. I felt the faith thread was wov ...more
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I received a copy of Dance With Me from the author, A.M. Heath. All opinions expressed are my own.

Trigger warning: alcoholism, abusive parents

"The truth was, I knew better than to look twice at Arleen Thatcher. That gal was trouble if there ever was trouble."

1. The characters. In this story, two main characters take the stage, so to speak: Arleen and Neil. They're surrounded by a moderate amount of supporting cast characters (the two owners
Jana Tenbrook (Reviews from the Stacks)
I did not expect to love this book as much as I do. As in, this review is not just a casual endorsement of a book that is clean and tells a good story, but rather I loved this book!

Interestingly, the book starts in the present day, with Neil and Arleen recounting their story for a reporter. The story quickly jumps back in time to 1959, when the two were competitors instead of partners. From there we watch their relationship develop and change as they are thrown into the unusual situation of danc
Deana Dick
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Grace, beauty, nostalgia, memories, healing and God's love. Those are the first words I thought of after reading this wonderful story of two people who are not only dance partners but so much more. I loved reading about the dances and it reminded me of the show American Bandstand. I may be showing my age, but that show had couples sliding across the dance floor with moves that impressed everyone. The story takes us from present day back to the late 1950s where dancing was just starting to be the ...more
Karen Hadley
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've had the privilege to have read all of her books! I love the way she
can transform a story of a life lived in the past to a life that is led to the now.
I loved the era in which this story takes place. I'm like, how do you do that?
She truly is a gifted author. In her newest release "Dance with me", you'll met Neil and Arleen and you will be in their corner rooting them on as they dance together in competition as well as battle each othe
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was truly an “Art of Love”! I certainly can give this book an easy 5 stars. An emotional book that will touch your heart. The dance was so much more than just a dance as each partner had to find just what they needed by themselves and together. Heartbreak, love, faith, redemption and triumph as this story of Neil and Arleen unfolds. I have enjoyed this authors books all along but I think she outdid herself this time. I believe this couple’s story will stay in my mind for a long while. I rec ...more
A.M. Heath has done it again!! She has written another hard to put down book. I loved going back to 1959 and learning about Neil and Arleen and how they became who the are in 2010. While reading I felt like I had actually slipped into another world, a world of dance.
I could hear the music through the pages and their dances swept me away from one chapter to the next. The way Heath wrote the dances I could actually see them and I completely understood all those dance moves. The title is so perfec
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, romance, christian
Art of Love first book, Dance With Me, is one that will remain with this reader in days ahead. A.M. Heath has a way to create dimensional characters no matter the genre she’s writing. This time slip story of two dancers, Neil and Arlene, was inspired as they recalled their younger years of dancing with others until the time for a large competition that gave way to both dance studio owners suggesting Neil and Arlene partner together. Neil and Arlene’s lives were different but one never know what ...more
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a super sweet story of a couple of dancers learning about each other and learning to love each other. The Christian aspect was well done, not super preachy, super unrealistic, nor shallow.
Esther Filbrun
I’ve been on an unusual reading kick these past few months—a legal thriller (a genre I haven’t read from before!), a Study Bible, and now a book about ballroom dancing in the ‘60s! Apparently, either I’ve been feeling ambitious, or the books’ synopses were too intriguing!

Dance With Me was a fascinating book. Neil and Arleen work for competing dance studios, but when the competition opportunity of a lifetime comes up, they are asked to make an unusual collaboration to see if they can put their to
Linda Aldridge
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story! Loved it!
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-reads
I love dancing. Let me rephrase that; I love the idea of dancing and watching other talented people dance. ;) I have never been very skilled at it myself, but it is a joy to watch, and such a pleasure to read a book where the main characters were professional dancers. In the 50’s no less! I loved mentally picturing each scene as it unfolded. The writing style made that particularly easy to do. Written in first person, it felt like you were right there with the characters.
The story starts out in
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