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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Book Review: Dancing on Broken Glass by Ka Hancock


Title: Dancing on Broken Glass

Author: Ka Hancock

Genre: Romance

About the book: 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, and she has 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 it all in writing.  Mickey promises to take his medication. Lucy promises not to blame him for what is beyond his control. He promises honesty. She promises patience. Like any marriage, they have 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. (From the book cover)

My Thoughts: What better than a romance book for the month of February?  This was much more than just a romance book though.  Lucy and Mickey have a very special relationship.  With his history of bipolar disorder and her family's breast cancer, it would seem like they have the odds stacked against them, but somehow they become a family.  Lucy provides Mickey with a solid place to strive towards when his bipolar wants to take control and Mickey loves Lucy like she has never been loved before. The story is told back and forth from both Mickey's and Lucy's POV.  The chapters start with journal entries that Mickey has written and then it evolves into Lucy's story.   It is a very good way to see where Mickey is at and how Lucy is reacting/handling his disorder. I liked this book very much and give it five stars.  Be sure to have kleenexes ready!

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