Dancing on Broken Glass review · E-book or Kindle E-pub

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Dancing on Broken GlassPara fazer o relacionamento dar certo Mickey promete tomar os remédios Lucy promete não culpá lo pelas coisas ue ele não pode controlar Mickey será sempre honesto Lucy será pacienteComo em ualuer relação eles têm dias bons e dias ruins alguns terríveis Depois ue Lucy uase perde uma batalha contra o câncer eles criam mais uma regra nunca terão filhos para não passar adiante sua herança genéticaPorém em seu °. Parts of this book were beautiful and deeply moving but I felt betrayed by the plot When I realized where it was headed about a third of the way through I stopped and skimmed the rest This book didn't need tragedy and melodrama to succeed The main characters were well developed and interesting though some of the minor characters were romanticized and unrealistic and the themes were universal This book would have been so much uniue if Lucy and Mickey were challenged to further develop and strengthen their relationship in order to parent together despite the constant anxiety about Lucy becoming sick again and despite Mickey's risk for relapse The joys and challenges of co parenting a child given their personalities and life circumstances would have made for a much compelling story I also found myself very annoyed that both Lucy and Mickey's medical providers Gleason and Charlotte were so unrealistically involved in their personal lives and so constantly available and that the care they received was so stellar In early 21st century America this is unfortunately a fantasy

Ka Hancock ´ 9 review

Lucy Houston e Mickey Chandler não deveriam se apaixonar Os dois sofrem de doenças genéticas Lucy tem um histórico familiar de câncer de mama muito agressivo e Mickey um grave transtorno Dancing on PDFEPUBbipolar No entanto uando seus caminhos se cruzam é impossível negar a atração entre elesContrariando toda a lógica ue indicava ue sua história não teria futuro eles se casam e firmam por escrito um compromisso. Lived up to my expectation Review to come note I listened to the audio Very well done with 2 narrators This book was a recommendation to me back in 2012 Oh why did I wait so long This is a love story For me though I felt it was a life story The love story is centered on Lucy and Mickey who despite the hurdles they face take the leap to love each other deciding that their love is stronger than anything that may come their way In the end tragedy has its day but it is the love that is strongest I felt the love story included love of family love of community The relationships and characters Hancock develops are wonderful I especially liked the sisters relationships and that of Mickey and his doctor I was pulled into the lives of these people They were real folks people I recognized The writing is beautiful Bipolar illness and cancer are main characters as well Having worked in psychiatry and lost loved ones to cancer I recognized them right away For readers who have not met them Hancock does an incredible job of showing their horrible traits She takes the reader on Lucy and Mickey's journey as they struggle with all the tragedy that comes to them You feel the fear the anger the sadness but in the end you are left with the feeling that no matter what the strength of love enduresWhen Mickey's psychiatrist talks to Lucy about marriage he talks about it being like a dance but goes on to explain that with a Bipolar it would often be dancing on broken glass Yet she chose to dance and this uote was great“Broken glass At the moment we were barefoot and dancing over a sea of it But as true as that was Mickey knew I would dance with him forever if I could bloody feet and all” Is this a sad story Most definitely so get the kleenex out and not just for the end But as I said I felt this was also a life story with lessons on how to love how to struggle how to lose how to come out on the other side Somehow as sad as this story was after turning the last page I felt content as if redeemed that life would be OK I have watched for other books by this wonderful writer and am still waiting If she does not publish again it would be the readers loss but this book alone would be her triumph Another uote I took away“I think the overriding message would be that love is serious business True down to the crap love is not for the shallow or faint of heart People are messy Marriage is messy You have to bring your best self to the game despite your limitations”

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Dancing on Broken Glass review · E-book, or Kindle E-pub ð [Read] ➬ Dancing on Broken Glass Author Ka Hancock – Gym-apparel.co.uk Lucy Houston e Mickey Chandler não deveriam se apaixonar Os dois sofrem de doenças genéticas Lucy tem um histórico familiar de câncer de mama muito agressivo e Mickey um grave trAniversário de casamento durante uma consulta de rotina Lucy é surpreendida com uma notícia extraordinária uase um milagre ue vai mudar tudo o ue ela e Mickey haviam planejado De uma hora para outra todas as regras são jogadas pela janela e eles terão ue redescobrir o verdadeiro significado do amor'Dançando sobre cacos de vidro' é a história de um amor inspirador ue supera todos os obstáculos para se tornar possív. I have written the first sentence multiple times and I'm still struggling how to begin I want to be careful so I don't give spoilers without warning so I might be vague There are so many facets of this book that I loved I'll start with the first thing that comes to my mindMickey and Lucy are complex and wonderful people We meet Lucy first as a child as she sees Death for the first time Death is not a verb but a noun Death is female and not frightening She is comforting and peaceful At the time her father explained to her that Death is not scary or painful Death is also not the end but a continuation Dying might hurt but Death does not A few days later Death took her father At the age of 17 Death also took her mother Lucy knew Death was near and felt peaceful but sadLucy is a package deal She comes with sass and two sisters Lily who is maternal in nature but childless and Priscilla who is career driven and has ice in her veins All of the sisters are loyal to one another but stay true to their characters Lucy is the youngest All live with the fear of cancer and death even though their father said Death is nothing to fear Their DNA dictates that cancer will come again to the Houston girlsMickey is 8 years older than Lucy and comes with another package He is funny a good business man charismatic and bipolar Here's what I loved at Mickey is than his diagnosis and makes that clear to Lucy He also makes it clear to Lucy that being with him will be heartbreaking He will crash and he will hurt her It is part of the illness He is also honest and genuine Their marriage is not a destination but part of the journey They accept each other and their flaws marry and continue on That's what I loved about their relationship They love each other and use that love to propel them forward Mickey hits his cycles He becomes manic self medicates hits psychosis he's hospitalized stabilizes and comes home Lucy greets him accepts him respects him and continues to love him Being bipolar is one part of who he is He's also much than thatAt the beginning of most chapters Mickey provides a journal entry It's usually short but clearly and concisely with raw honesty describes his mood disorder in a way that a textbook can't He provides a window for the reader to comprehend why his mood escalates to something uncontrollable and how he justifies adjusting his medication Bipolar becomes much than a diagnosis It has a face and personality Cancer is also a part of Lucy It doesn't define her but it is a part of her Again Hancock doesn't gloss over anything The doctor tells Lucy she has cancer and then we journey through her treatment with her One character provides a truth which applies to just about everything in life The only way through is going through it There are no shortcuts There are no shortcuts to a happy marriage There are no shortcuts through cancer treatment There are no shortcuts through depression There are no shortcuts through death or grief The only way through is getting up in the morning making it through the day going to bed Repeat Eventually you're at the other sideHancock tackles some tough issues that are not foreign to the reader Mental illness marital happiness or discontent commitment to marriage vows love illness loss grief death dying faith God peace Many of her ideas resonated for me I also enjoyed having a book that did not have offensive material in it Swearing is mild much like my own mouth Sex is included but within appropriate context Dialogue centers around the issues There is much much that I want to say about this but I'm afraid of spoiling itview spoilerMickey and Lucy go through hell together Mickey has his cycles and becomes psychotic or realizes he's spiraling out of control and gets the help he needs Lucy gets cancer and goes through chemo and radiation once Then she finds she has cancer again with the added complication of an unplanned pregnancy At this point they have to decide whether to continue the pregnancy and seek treatment that may or may not kill the cancer or do something else Remember that Mickey is mentally ill If Lucy dies Mickey may not be able to take care of the baby if the baby survives hide spoiler