It is 1982, in Morrison Ridge, North Carolina, and Graham Arnette, his wife Nora, and their daughter Molly are just beginning to discover the limitations of Graham’s life with Multiple Sclerosis.
But Graham still dreams of dancing with Molly…and in this short prequel to Pretending to Dance: A Novel, we see how Graham finds a way to “feel the dance” with Molly via the zipline over the ridge.
The Dance Begins introduces the characters and draws the reader into their world. A poignant glimpse into what life was like for them before the later years, when the challenges would grow. 5 stars.