Friday, March 14, 2014

Yay! Friday!

Hello all you lovelies! 
I'm sorry that I have neglected you. 
But don't think that I have not thought of you this week. 

A quick thank you everyone that participated in Fresh-Cut Friday!
We had some amazing participants. 
If you want to see, all the links are below. 
You won't be sorry!

I also wanted to do a quick book review.
 If you are looking for a good read... this might be a place to start.... 
I'm just saying.

From the back of the book: 
An unvarnished portrait of a marriage that is both ordinary and extraordinary, Dancing on Broken Glass takes readers on an unforgettable journey of the heart.

Lucy Houston and Mickey Chandler probably shouldn’t have fallen in love, let alone gotten married. They’re both plagued with faulty genes—he has bipolar disorder; she, a ravaging family history of breast cancer. But when their paths cross on the night of Lucy’s twenty-first birthday, sparks fly, and there’s no denying their chemistry.

Cautious every step of the way, they are determined to make their relationship work—and they put their commitment in writing. Mickey will take his medication. Lucy won’t blame him for what is beyond his control. He promises honesty. She promises patience. Like any marriage, there are good days and bad days—and some very bad days. In dealing with their unique challenges, they make the heartbreaking decision not to have children. But when Lucy shows up for a routine physical just shy of their eleventh anniversary, she gets an impossible surprise that changes everything. Everything. Suddenly, all their rules are thrown out the window, and the two of them must redefine what love really is.

My Take:  I loved the the book. I loved Lucy. I was totally in, until the end of the story. 
The last chapters actually made me SOB! I was so emotional drained by the time I 
reached the last 2 chapters that I think I just felt like I was done. The closing chapters
are all about Micky, and honestly I just felt that it was to far fetched and not really believable.

That aside, some of the writing is absolutly beautiful. The author also takes on some 
very heady real life issues in meaningful ways. It was food for some amazing conversation 
for book club. 

And that, my friends, is a good thing!

I'm off to have a great weekend. 
I hope you are too! 


Ricki Treleaven said...

Wow….this one sounds like a true tear-jerker. I don't know if I can handle it! I might could if I was guaranteed a happy ending. So you read this one for book club? One thing I love about book club is that your encouraged to read books outside of your comfort zone. This one sounds like it would provide lots of great discussion.

Thanks so much for linking-up to Literary Friday!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I heard about this book on TV. I would be tempted, but I don't need to sob....

Tales of Whimsy said...

Sounds painful but good. Great review. Lovely cover.