Dancing in Heaven receives glowing first international review


Those of you who regularly follow my blog will know that I recently sent a copy of Annie’s story dancing across the ocean to the small country of the Netherlands where my blogging friend Marion waited with open arms.

This morning I sat at my computer intent on posting a blog I had written yesterday about motherhood, but first I checked my email. That’s where I found out that Marion has finished Dancing in Heaven and written an absolutely heart-breaking review of the book. It continues to both surprise and validate me when readers are able to put into words what I had hoped to write. Marion has done this.

I hope you have a minute to stop over and read the conclusion to our ongoing series about Dancing in Heaven‘s trip to the Netherlands.

Dancing in Heaven

Posted on June 7, 2012 by Marion Driessen at Figments of a Dutchess

“As I turned the last page, tears were streaming down my face. Happy that sweet little Annie was finally able to dance in heaven, no longer hampered by the prison that her body had been for her sparkling and merry mind. Sad that her radiant smile was now only a memory.” Continue

Photo courtesy of Marion Driessen at Figments of a Dutchess June 7, 2012

This was a fun and rewarding adventure for me and Annie’s story. If you missed any of the posts you can find them below.

Thank you Marion. You’re a terrific writer and friend.

34 Comments on “Dancing in Heaven receives glowing first international review”

  1. A wonderful review. I hope the book becomes a best seller :)

  2. Beth Ann says:

    Ah…going to her blog to check it out!!! I am not surprised, Christine! You wrote a great book!

  3. Congrats Christine, a well-deserved and lovely review.

  4. She did a marvelous job of showcasing your book – a story of love and grace.

  5. Such a wonderful review; so glad you posted it.

  6. An incredible review! I left the following comment:

    Thank you for this beautiful review. I have read “Dancind in Heaven” and was deeply moved. My favorite like above is when you tell us that “Annie’s spirit has always been dancing.” That may be the bottom-line truth about Christine’s book. You have captured it beautifully.

  7. hilarymb says:

    Hi Christine .. how excellent that Marion has given you such a strong review – I’m sure you’ve written the most amazing book and I’m looking forward to reading it too … and learning masses about your situation – which must open ideas for us all .. congratulations on Marion’s post …. cheers Hilary

  8. Really love your blog and find it touching.

  9. Real proud of you sister ! Congratulations on the success of your work and the wonderful review. Thanks for all you are doing. Love you, Carol

  10. Christine, reading ,Dancing in Heaven each night, before I went to sleep, created a very special atmosphere. Your family came to life in my mind, and I am so very grateful that you wrote this tribute to Annie. A book that is also a tribute to your parents, your sister Carol, to Mark and to yourself. I loved reading Annie’s story and you deserve every single word.
    Five people are now waiting in line to borrow Dancing in Heaven, and that number will grow.
    Thank you for sending Annie dancing across the water…

    • CMSmith says:

      I’m so amazed. You are my best promoter. My goal all along has been to share Annue’s story. So bravo to you for sharing it with others, dear friend.

  11. This is wonderful Christine :)

  12. likeitiz says:


  13. A splendid review, Christine! Bravo!

  14. A wonderful and well deserved Review Christine.. Well done… xx

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  16. Ea Torrado says:

    I would definitely grab a copy of this book. Thank you Ms. Christine! I am a dancer and whether this book has dancing in it or not, I am very very interested in it. Thank you!


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