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Dancing Alone Without Music by Larry B. Gildersleeve

Dancing Alone Without Music

by Larry B. Gildersleeve

320 pages
Ben Taylor casts aside his Christian upbringing to achieve fame and fortune in the Chicago financial world. Then tragedy and fate cause him to lose everything in his personal and professional lives. He returns to his Southern roots, but rebuilding his life doesn’t happen without challenges and setbacks along the way.

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About the Book
“A wonderfully unique display of spirituality … a journey of love, despair, joy, laughter, and yes, a few tears. A book you’ll want to tell others about.” – Letetia (Tish) Henley Kirk, author, Taking Care of Elvis

Raised as a church-going Southern boy, Ben heads to Chicago to make a name for himself. And he does, though not all of the names are good ones.

He makes it big: Fame. Fortune. A beautiful pregnant wife. But along the way, he loses something.


And when tragedy and fate deliver a one-two punch, he loses everything he’d so carefully cultivated in his personal and professional lives.

Can he find his way back to a life of faith and hope with the help of two loyal friends?

After returning to his Southern roots, will Ben ever be able to live for something bigger than himself? Or will mistakes from his past block his way?

A powerful work of Christian fiction written in an engaging, page-turning style, Dancing Alone Without Music is an inspiring debut novel, with characters that stay with you long after the last page.

Reviewers agree.

“A brilliantly and vividly written story of human weakness, fall from grace and ultimately redemption.” Micha Kane, Honolulu “While Gildersleeve has written a sensitive novel of relationships, and of love on several levels, it is the manner in which the hero faces adversity that has relevance to all of us.” David Jacobs, Sydney, Australia

“Stories are the threads that weave our lives together and make us feel connected to one another. Gildersleeve encourages us to sustain our faith, to focus on our triumphs and blessings, and to never stop dancing to the music in our lives.” AmyK Hutchins, bestselling author, San Diego.

If you like the books of Nicholas Sparks and Mitch Albom, you’ll love Dancing Alone Without Music.


This is a book of great inspiration and hope that exemplifies the human spirit. The engaging and descriptive prose tells a captivating story of life, love, tragedy, courage and faith as it guides us through various trials and tribulations, and joys and sorrows.
- Dr. Donald L. Smith, President of the College Heights Foundation at Western Kentucky Universtiy
I was moved with elation and laughter at times, with despair and loss at other times, and with the beauty of deeper discoveries about life, relationships, career and the spirituality of personal faith. It's quite a personal read, and I highly recommend this splendid book!
- Rev. Joseph M. Freeman, Indianapolis
Stories are the threads that weave our lives together and make us feel connected to one another. Gildersleeve encourages us to sustain our faith, to focus on our triumphs and blessings, and to never stop dancing to the music in our own lives.
- AmyK Hutchins, Author and Speaker, San Diego


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About the Author
Larry B. Gildersleeve Larry earned a BA degree in journalism from Western Kentucky University and a MBA from Indiana Wesleyan. He is a retired international corporate executive, father of two and grandfather of four. Larry and his wife Kathleen live in Bowling Green, Kentucky.



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