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Dancing on Broken Glass Kindle Edition

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"Hancock’s debut is an authentic tearjerker—an intimate and touching story that will remain in readers’ hearts."
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A powerfully written novel offering an intimate look at a beautiful marriage and how bipolar disorder and cancer affect it, Dancing on Broken Glass by Ka Hancock perfectly illustrates the enduring power of love.

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.

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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2476 KB
  • Print Length: 418 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books; 1 edition (March 13 2012)
  • Sold by: Simon & Schuster Canada, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005GG0MGA
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #165,496 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Geraldine TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 7 2012
Format: Paperback
Initially, I didn't think this book would hold my interest. I'm not usually a person who reads books dealing with too much about illness, tragedy...but I'm glad I did, in this case.

This is one of the most beautiful love stories I have ever read. Romantic love, the love and support of families who pull together in a crisis, the love of a parent for a child...it's all here. I cried through several pages, I was so moved by this story. I couldn't put it down until I finished. And the writing was excellent. Loved Ka Hancock's style so much, I hope she has more books in the works.

I'm planning a full review to follow at: my real life reviews dot com in the next few weeks.

For now, I highly recommend reading this book. It will restore your faith in the power of love and miracles.

The reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5: I wasn't expecting the ending and felt there was another way this story could have been completed that might have been more effective and believable. But in spite of this, I'm so glad I read this book.
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Dancing on Broken Glass is life-affirming and unapologetically sentimental. It’s also a raw and realistic portrayal of people coping with life’s truly tough challenges. It’s about mental illness, up close and personal. And cancer, up close and personal. It’s about the genetic luck of the draw. It’s a story about community, about a tight fabric of people who’ve known each other their whole lives and who support and care for each other, in small ways and large. The characters are so richly observed, you can’t help but care about them. Be sure to keep the tissues handy. If you don’t shed at least a few tears reading this little gem, then you might want to check your heart still has a beat.
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One of the best books I have ever read. Such honesty when it comes to cancer, bipolar disorder, and marriage. The only book that has ever brought me to tears. Such a fabulous, meaningful read that was wonderfully written. I really hope this author writes more.
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Take out your tissues. Amazingly written, felt like I was there going through it with them.
It was sad but beautiful , loved the story. Would strongly recommend.
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This was a beautifully written story that draws you in. Although it was predictable, the story drew you in until the very end!
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