Set primarily in North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, Only to Dance is a contemporary fiction novel
that tells the story of Emilia Lawson. Emilia has foraged (odd use of that word) through life trying to feel as inspirational as everyone says she is. Though she keeps her chin up and manages to keep the general public in awe of her ability, Emilia’s brave exterior belies the inferiority she feels inside. She is an amputee whom has spent most of her life feeling untrusting of everyone from herself to friends and family. A divorce and new career prospects have given her a new lease on life – or so she thought. Once Emilia is on her own, however, insecurities return, and she begins a tumultuous journey through discovering the stuff from which she’s made. Though many tribulations, such as victimization at the hands of the “bad guys” and government cutbacks, make it seem as though the fates never planned for her to survive, each one eventually opens a window of opportunity and helps her grow into a realization about her self-worth. Finally, she meets newspaper editor Kevin Mason. At first, she keeps Kevin at a cautious distance despite his interest in her. She is skeptical that anyone can have a romantic interest in someone as imperfect as herself. Eventually, she decides to trust him. Their relationship has a rocky beginning, but through Kevin’s patience, she learns that she is worthy of being loved – and more.
She's an amputee? So what? People with odd numbers of appendages do amazing things like climb Mt Everest and play rugby.
She's beset by travails in life? So what. Who isn't?
She finds out people are mean nasty and horrid? Who hasn't?
You've got no plot and a character who sounds like Mrs. Joe Btfsplk