4 out of 4 stars
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In the book Dying Well: Our Journey Of Love And Lost, author Susan Ducharme Hoben inspires readers to take a deeper look at life and how we choose to live it. She takes readers on a spiritual ride as she tells the heartbreaking story of losing her loving husband of nearly forty years, Bruce. He was a well-respected man who in the end gave his family something most people never get a chance to have: A chance to say goodbye.
After already suffering through two cancer diagnoses herself, she and Bruce are now faced with another test from life: Bruce has cancer. As the mental and physical demands of chemo begin to show, Susan remains faithfully by Bruce's side, giving him the same devotion he has bestowed upon her. After enduring so much to survive, Bruce now has to decide if he wants to live knowing that his quality of life will never be the same.
The love and admiration the author expressed for her husband open the reader's minds to the fact that this is a love story. A love story so genuine that you can’t help but feel how great her loss was. While going through the toughest of times, they have supported each other immensely never thinking twice about it. I liked how their family and friends were there to give love and support when they needed them. Losing someone you love is hard, but the love and support from family and friends can go a long way.
This book deserves nothing less than 4 out of 4 stars. It was beautifully written as well as professionally edited. This inspiring true story shows what people can accomplish when they have the support of loved ones. Trying to focus on making everlasting memories instead of dreading the inevitable can be hard for anyone to do. It's a learning process for everyone involved.
I am undoubtedly recommending this book to anyone who likes to read real stories about real people. Because of the serious subject matter, this book will be better suited for adult audiences. A person in need of healing can find some form of solace within the pages of this book. This is a great read, period.
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