Review of Living in Color

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Review of Living in Color

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Living in Color" by Mike Murphy.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Mike and Margot met under amusing circumstances. There was an instant chemistry and it was not long before they fell deeply in love with each other. They were both aware that these feelings were morally wrong seeing how they were both married. A few months after making the decision to be together, they would have to battle cancer. Margot chooses to live in color regardless of the physical pain she has to go through daily. She spends the next nine years of her life obtaining medical care. Margot does not give up on life. She lived through her pain each day. Living In Color is a tribute of love from her husband, Mike Murphy. The pages of this book contain the true-life story of their love, pain and faith.

In my opinion, the best part of this story is how Margot did not cower when it was her time to go. I liked the fact that the Author lets us in on her vulnerabilities, as trying to paint Margot as a superhero would have been misleading. I also enjoyed the way the Author captures the deep affection they shared. We were given a background of their love story and this left no room for confusion. It is commendable how he was able to merge the flashbacks and the present seamlessly. This is something not really easy to do.

I totally disagree with the way Mike and Margot's relationship was formed. No matter how in love they felt, it is not enough excuse to hurt your family for. Some pages later into the book, I realized what a beautiful soul Margot was. She seemed to always radiate love and light. My dislike for their relationship did not last long.

The Author kept a detailed logbook. This is evident in the dates provided at the beginning of every chapter as well as the pictures and text messages shown. The Author has a good sense of humor, and this is shown in several chapters of the book.

Finally, I rate Living in Color 4 out of 4 stars . In totality, it is a well written book. I found no errors while reading this book. It was a fast read that I would thoroughly recommend to people who enjoy romance. If you have a loved one suffering from a life threatening illness, you should read this book. Mike Murphy tackles "How to turn a tragic loss into a meaningful and beautiful transition."

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