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.
This book takes you through the depths of mental illness and shows what it is like to try deal with life and love.
Ka Hancock really did a marvelous job of creating characters with so many dimensions. You could see both the flaws and perfections within each of them.
There were many moments when I would ask myself what I would do in their situation. This book really causes you to stop and reevaluate what your life is like.
This is definitely a well-written book that requires more then just a box of tissues to read. Make sure to also have plenty of Hagen Daz in the house! Because trust me, you will be on the emotional roller coaster of a lifetime by reading this book!
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