27-year-old Frieda Zweig is at an impasse. Behind her is a string of failed relationships and half-forgotten ambitions of being a painter; in front of her lies the dreary task of finding a real job and figuring out what “normal” people do with their lives. Then, a classified ad in the local paper introduces Frieda to Gladys, an elderly woman who long ago gave up on her dreams of being a dancer.
The catch? Gladys is a ghost.
In Dance, Gladys, Dance, Cassie Stocks tells the uplifting story of a woman whose uncanny connection with a kindred spirit causes her to see her life in a new way —as anything but ordinary. – Publishers Website
I have to say, what a quirky, funny, interesting read ! Not so much classic chic-lit in any way; it is certainly a book that makes you think about the instances that Frieda encounters throughout the book. Is Frieda’s life really such a mess?!? Is she really alone and untalented as she thinks she is?!? Does Frieda believe in herself?!? Why do others think of herself much more than she does? It seems to me she is going through some sort of crisis she brings upon herself; those negative messages she starts to believe from what other people have told her.
Don’t we all at one time or another fall into that trap. Depending on whether we are having a bad day, or just feeling down upon ourselves, Frieda finally through the help of Gladys, who is a ghost who is chasing her own mistakes she has made in life, while attempting to help from beyond the grave.
We, as women, or even men for that matter need to stop the negative back talk and regrets in our own lives or in other for that matter and start to believe in ourselves. This book is laugh out funny, deeply inspirational, and with characters’ quirkiness which, will have you glued to the pages wondering what will happen next. We need to stand up for one another as the characters did midway to the end of the book for what we believe in, maybe not as drastic as some of the members did with going with all out nudity, but we can make our presence known in other ways.
As part of this blog tour, please stop by these other blogs that are participating. Although, I don’t offer book giveaways, these other blogs may be holding one if you want to try your luck and try to win a copy. If you aren’t lucky, please support the author by going to your indie bookstore or chapters/indigo/kobo and buy your copy !
Tomorrow, I have the Q and A where I had a chance to ask Cassie some questions, stay tuned !
Dance, Gladys, Dance Blog Tour
June 26th and 27th: The Indextrious Reader
July 2nd and 3rd: Lavender Lines
July 13th and 19th: Koala Bear Writer
July 16th and 17th: The Book Chic Blog
July 19th and 20th: Serendipitous Readings – HERE
August 7th and 8th: Peeking Between the Pages
Unknown date – The Book Drunkard