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Dancing with the Sun

By: Kay Bratt
Narrated by: Christine Williams
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
4 out of 5 stars (111 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the bestselling author of Wish Me Home comes a heart-racing tale of resilience and hope.

When Sadie Harlan visits her daughter, Lauren, at her summer internship in Yosemite National Park, it seems like the perfect way to forget about her empty nest and failing marriage back home. But when the two women get lost on what’s meant to be a short hike, they suddenly find themselves fighting for their lives.

As they search for food, water, and civilization, they battle injury, exhaustion, and natural predators. Sadie, however, is assaulted by more than just the unforgiving elements. She lost her first child years earlier in a tragic accident, and in her sorrow, she’s pushed everyone away - including her husband. Now, Sadie must face her past through a journey of love, loss, and learning to forgive herself if she and Lauren are to stand a chance at getting out of Yosemite alive. Will a mother’s courage be enough to save them both?

©2018 Kay Bratt. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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ok

it was good just wasn't impressed with reader. to breathless. took away from story for me.

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loved it. couldn't stop listening to it!

loved this story. had an ending I wasn't expecting at all! beautiful. powerful story of loss, love, healing, commitment and family.

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Definitely did not feel like dancing in the sun with this one

While the premise for the story is good, I found the character of the mother to be so utterly unlikable, I could hardly finish. She is a true “Debbie Downer” Who complained, moped, and saw the worst in everyone and everything. Passive aggressive, murder, utterly annoying. While I felt for her with a tragic loss of her son, the fact that she had wasted the rest of her life was so self-indulgent, and completely oblivious to the needs of her loved ones.

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Snore fest

Another novel with utterly pathetic female characters. I actually wanted one of them to be eaten by the terrifying (lol eye roll) bear. If the author was trying for Into The Wild, she missed the mark totally.

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Loved it!

I have always loved the outdoors. What a wonderful story about a family healing and coming together.

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Not My favorite Kay Bratt book.

I’ve loved all of Kay Bratt’s book, this one was just not my favorite. It was too onesided about the mother that made the book drag on for me, it was like one long scene that you wished would just get moving. I liked the richness of her story telling in allllllllll of her other books but this one nothing other than the mother’s lamenting sticks...visually this book left my mind blank and i read to the end just because i had not finishing a book at the end i felt like i could have stopped in the middle and been ok. Sorry Mrs Bratt, but this one was just not my favorite of your books. : (

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Wasn't what I expected

My search query was survival fiction. Thumbing through the options available I came upon this book and decided to give it a try due to the reviews.
The book wasn't bad, it just wasn't what I expect. the Narrator was good and I feel like there was a good balance of detail but it kept moving.
This book is more about a mother's relationship within her family than it was about survival. I never really felt like they were real danger. Almost like they were just majorly inconvenienced.
The ending was great so it saved the book for me. I don't feel like it was a waste of time but I don't believe I'll be listening to it again.

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Dancing with the Sun was just okay

I read the description on ‘Dancing with the Sun’ and I was really excited to read it. When you’re a mom and don’t have the greatest relationship with your child, the best thing that can happen is being forced to be together..all alone. That happened in this story...*I don’t want to give away any spoilers* so let’s just say Sadie is the mom, Lauren the daughter who doesn’t have a great relationship with Sadie...and Sadie decides to visit with her. While at the same time Tom is Dad & hubby which Sadie believes is not going well.

So yes mom & daughter get together, but not all goes well..but it’s not what you think. It was a nice read but it wasn’t what I really expected..also a son is mentioned but not enough..and it had the usual ending as most books like this do..

Narrator was ok. She only had 2 voices to do..wasn’t bad, but okay. I would recommend it but it didn’t have the WOW factor I expected.

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Reader Comments

Kay Bratt has written an amazing story about recovery, positivity, and moving on. This book is recommended to everyone in search of a positive and uplifting message.