In the steamy city of New Orleans in 1974, Amalise Catoir meets Phillip Sharp, a charming, magnetic artist, unlike any man she has known.
A young lawyer herself, raised in a small town and on the brink of a career with a large firm, she is strong and successful, yet sometimes too trusting and whimsical. Ama’s rash decision to marry Phillip proves to be a mistake as he becomes overly possessive, drawing his wife away from family, friends, and her faith.
His insidious, dangerous behavior becomes her dark, inescapable secret. In this lawyer’s unraveling world, can grace survive Ama’s fatal choice? What would you do when prayers seem to go unanswered, faith has slipped away, evil stalks, and you feel yourself forever dancing on shattered glass?
Dancing on Glass received the 2012 Single Titles Reviewer Choice Award, and is a finalist for the 2012 Christy Award.
“This was such a well written book. I was invested in Amalise’s character…the author was able to show how God can and will forgive our mistakes and give us a new life.” –Five Stars – Goodreads.com Reviewer
“From the back of the book, I summed it all up: ‘What would you do when prayers seem to go unanswered, faith has slipped away, evil stalks, and you find yourself forever dancing on shattered glass?’ If you really like a good mystery and romance all in one, then this will be the book for you.” –LibraryThing.com Reviewer
“A powerful, beautifully written story that left me breathless.” –Ginny Yttrup, author of Words
“Dancing on Glass provides a unique perspective on predatory relationships and how bright accomplished women become entrapped in dangerous situations…Powerful…Gripping and thought provoking!” –Leanne Truehart, M.D., Psychiatry
“Ewen’s suspense-filled tale displays excellent character development as well as insight into the workings of a sadistic mind. New Orleans circa 1974 comes alive in her capable hands.” —Library Journal
“The danger and suspense feels real and exciting. Readers may relate to the strain between the main character and her family. The author uses imagery skillfully, which makes Dancing on Glass a compelling, page-turning read.” –RT Book Reviews – Four star review
“Pamela Binnings Ewen has crafted another masterpiece that explores real-life drama spun deep inside historical fiction….The scenes are so real you hear the street side musicians, crave the coffee and beignets and smell the sweet olive in Jackson Square.” –Deb Burst, Fine Books Magazine
“One of the best books I’ve read this year…The plot thickened with every chapter…a book that alerts you to a very real danger of our present generation, a story that stirs you to your depths…” –The Suspense Zone
“Dancing on Glass was absolutely riveting. Ewen did such a masterful job of drawing me into the story that I simply couldn’t wait to see how it unfolded. Her writing is beautiful and evocative–I could almost feel the humidity in New Orleans, taste the beignets on Jackson Square, and feel the shattering blows Phillip delivered in his alcohol-laced rages. And the last several chapters? Honestly, I can’t remember when I physically felt the suspense the way I did in the last few chapters of Dancing on Glass! Rather than just empathetically observing Amalise’s terror, I felt it. People, that’s good writing.” –Cindy Swanson, Radio Personality & Book Reviewer
“This story of love, obsession, attempted murder, betrayal and restoration keeps the readers on the edges of their seats.” –Abbie Reviews
“Dancing on Glass is frightening because it is all too real…Edgy, scary, riveting; Dancing on Glass by powerful Christian author Pamela Binnings Ewen, compels the reader to keep turning the pages, hoping for a way out and answers to prayers.” –Single Titles Review
“Pamela Binnings Ewen has crafted another masterpiece that explores real-life dilemmas deep inside historical fiction…The scenes are so real you hear the street side musicians, crave the coffee and beignets and smell the sweet olive in Jackson Square…follow Amalise inside Cafe Pontalba (corner of St. Peter and Chartres) where she waited tables or step inside St. Louis Cathedral where she prayed for redemption.” –Louisiana Road Trips Magazine
“While Picture Perfect [by Jodie Picoult] definitely kept me turning the pages, Dancing on Glass was absolutely riveting. Ewen did such a masterful job of drawing me into the story that I simply couldn’t wait to see how it unfolded. Her writing is beautiful and evocative…” –CindysBookClub.blogspot.com