"For 272 pages I was a world-traveling ballerina. This book was not only a captivating story, but an impacting journey. I am changed. Bravo, Ms. Beal." -Christy finalist and Carol Award winner Nadine Brandes
"Ah, how this brought back my seasons in the Nutcracker, dancing Juliet, and years of rigor at the barre. A Season to Dance is a story of grace in all forms, ultimate romance and finding spiritual center. Thank you, Patricia Beal!" -New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee
"Beal's debut captures the drama and lyricism of the ballet - faith, life and love dance across the story, reaching a satisfying and sigh-worthy dénouement." -Katherine Reay, author of A Portrait of Emily Price
"Patricia Beal's first novel is a skillfully written tale of a woman's journey to faith and love. A Season to Dance will bless every reader." -Lorraine Beatty, author of the Home to Dover series from Love Inspired
"More than a romance, A Season to Dance is a layered love story that pulls at the heartstrings while taking you on a trip through dance around the world. I adored it." -Teri Wilson, author of Unleashing Mr. Darcy and His Ballerina Bride
"Patricia Beal has crafted a compelling debut about grace and redemption when life takes unexpected turns." -Kara Isaac, author of Close To You and Can't Help Falling
"A Season To Dance offers readers a beautiful message of redemption and second chances that will dance across the heart. An elegant and graceful journey across two continents as one woman seeks to fill the God-shaped hole in her heart and finally discovers her own season to dance." -Candee Fick, author of Dance Over Me and Catch of a Lifetime
"A tender romantic tale composed of grace and redemption. Patricia Beal's poignant novel gently touches our deepest emotional cords with a panoply of characters who remind us of our friends, family, and ourselves. As a Christian author with autism who has experienced my own battles decoding relationships and the repeated stings of shattered dreams, I could easily relate to Patricia's voice and Ana's struggles. A Season to Dance brims with the light of Christ' healing power to mend wounded relationships and make all things new. Patricia's graceful writing style is a joy to read and I highly recommend it." -Ron Sandison, founder of Spectrum Inclusion, author of A Parent's Guide to Autism: Practical Advice. Biblical Wisdom
From the Author
Self-gratification became the chief end of my existence, and I looked behind every door for happiness and satisfaction. I didn't find anything worth keeping though, and at the end of every new pursuit, I was still tired and lonely--and this time surrounded by a darkness and a hopelessness that was brand new and incredibly scary.
Then Jesus passed by, and where I saw the end, He saw the beginning. He fought for me, lifted me out of what had quickly become a murky and joyless existence, and brought me into His perfect light. I was born again in January of 2013, during the writing of this novel. This book, A Season to Dance, is the book that wrote me. I journeyed with Ana and now you can journey with us. Welcome to A Season to Dance.