4 out of 4 stars
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Living in Color of Mike Murphy is a love story about the author and his wife, Margot. The pair Mike and Margot had separate families before knowing each other, having their tale take us through the events that brought them together and inevitably fall in love. Throughout their journey, they had to deal with dilemmas related to each family back home. Unfortunately, when the story finally reaches a peaceful and joyful closure, the couple is forced to deal with the tragic news that Margot had a breast cancer diagnosis, followed by years of intense struggle. In the first chapter, the couple faces a decision: either Margo chooses to advance with aggressive treatment and might get half a year to live or refuses treatment and might not survive more than a month. Mike always stays by Margot's side through all the struggle while we, the readers, enjoy their pure and inspiring love story.
The way Mike describes the concerns and complications he and Margo went through in their battle with cancer was quite moving. There is an extensive description of every step and sentiment from his perspective, deeply enveloping the reader in the story. Furthermore, Margot is a character that abundantly presents love and care to everyone, so much that makes it heartbreaking to read about her disease and what she is forced to endure. Consequently, the efforts that Mike puts to bring closer to her every loved one, friend and anything that might please her and ease her pain, moved me to tears. It was such a tear-jerker that I could not stop reading it. Moreover, the inclusion of photographs from the couple, family and friends transcended a narrative into a personal story. As if a close friend was telling me how, besides all adversities that were thrown at the couple, Mike and Margot always faced them on and together. Finally, the author never tried to hide the positive or the negative, including the controversial beginning of both being committed to other people.
As far as I have identified, I have no objections to the story.
I label Living in Color of Mike Murphy a 4 out of 4 stars . It felt like an embracing romance as early as the first chapter. There were no grammar mistakes detected and the story was exceptionally well-edited.
If you enjoy authentic romances and you have a tissue box next to you, do yourself a favor and read this novel.
Living in Color
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