Since the Day We Danced


Author:Kerk Murray

  • Publisher: Magnolia Press
  • Publication Date: November 14, 2023
  • Number of Pages: 346

Since the Day We Danced by Kerk Murray is a heartwarming and emotionally resonant novel that explores themes of love, redemption, and second chances. With its compelling characters, picturesque setting, and heartfelt storytelling, this book is a beautiful journey of healing and new beginnings. The story follows Emma Wright, a woman in her forties who is starting her life over after an unexpected divorce. Emma's journey of self-discovery and resilience is relatable and inspiring. Readers will empathize with her as she navigates the challenges of rebuilding her life, finding her sense of self-worth, and learning to trust and love again.

Luke Grayson, a widowed father, is another central character in the story. His determination to repair his relationship with his teenage son, Jeremiah, is central in the story. Murray skillfully portrays the complex nature of the parent-child relationship, highlighting the challenges and rewards of family reconciliation. The setting in the picturesque coastal town of Hadley Cove, Georgia, is brilliantly depicted with details that excite the imagination of readers. Murray's vivid descriptions bring this charming town to life, making it feel like a character in itself. The small-town atmosphere adds warmth and authenticity to the story, creating a backdrop that enhances the sense of community and belonging.

The introduction of unexpected visitors and intertwining destinies builds intrigue and creates a strong sense of serendipity in the narrative. As Emma and Luke's paths cross in unforeseen ways, their lives are forever changed. The book explores the idea that sometimes, when we least expect it, love and redemption can find us, even in the most unlikely circumstances. Murray's writing is simply gorgeous and the descriptions are terrific. The alternating perspectives of the main characters allow us to connect with their thoughts, and emotions, and to better appreciate their perspectives. Since the Day We Danced is a sweet and heartwarming love story that also examines themes of healing and self-discovery. It reminds us that second chances are possible and that love has the power to mend even the most broken hearts. Kerk Murray's storytelling talent shines in this emotionally engaging novel, a wonderful treat for fans of feel-good romance. 

Reviewed By: Matthew Novak

Reviewed Date: November 27, 2023

Category: Romance