the Dead don’t Dance by Charles Martin; 2006, $13; Kindle Edition; Thomas Nelson, Nashville, TN; 9781418566388; checked out from the Multnomah County Library, e book; 2/15/18-2/16/18

Why did I read this?  Because I have read one book by Charles Martin and was thoroughly moved, so I have decided to read his entire backlist.

Dylan and Maggie, fall in love and start a family.  That is where things started to go downhill. At the birth Maggie starts to hemorrhage and their son dies.  Maggie goes into a coma and Dylan doesn’t handle it well.   His friend and Deputy Amos helps him get an adjunct professor job at a local community college.  He connects with his students and he helps them and they help him regain some of his footing.  He begins to see that there is life to still and that the only constant is change.  There is a surprise that I really didn’t see coming.

Grade 10/10

What is with the title of the review?  Charles Martin is batting a thousand for getting me choked up as I read his books.  I have read two by him and I find myself tearing up as I read the books.