4 out of 4 stars
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For most people in this generation, love isn't about sacrifices or pain. Once loving someone begins to hurt or cause discomfort, it's most likely that they step back. Living in Color by Mike Murphy tells us the romance story of Mike and Margo as they stick together as a couple even when things go south.
Margot always told Mike that it was his love that had brought color into her life. Mike had fallen for Margot even while his wife and kids were still in the picture. He felt something different when he saw her. Margot was also married at the time, but they had both decided as adults to strive to be together. Margot is found to have cancer, and Mike is left distraught. The couple decided to stick together through thick and thin.
I was impressed by the romance that the author and his wife had. It was different from what we have today. The author's manner of expression was captivating. I had no difficulty in understanding or visualizing any event being described. The book is mainly about how the couple's love evolved and how they work together to beat Margot's cancer. I would say it was very beautiful to imagine how they could always run back to each other whenever they got low. The author never relented in showing his wife ultimate affection.
I liked how pictures that captured special moments were added to the book. The book stirred up emotions in me right from the beginning. Margot portrayed a very positive personality in the book. She was always willing to fight through whatever she was facing. Margot had supportive people around her. I think the author deserves an accolade simply because he was bold enough to put their story out for people who might need the encouragement.
The messages of love and positivity were very clear to me. I now understand how important it is to show affection. The unending love Mike and Margot had for each other gave Margot the encouragement she needed to stay happy. I also loved how Mike would always mention how Margot loved to do one thing or the other. How she loved to dive or how much she loved their dog.
There was nothing to dislike about this book. It was written well, and I found it to be exceptionally well-edited.
This book deserves a rating of four out of four stars. I liked everything about this book, and it was exceptionally well-edited. I would recommend this book to people battling cancer. It would serve as a form of encouragement for them.
Living in Color
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