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I’m back with another book review!

You know those books that you just want to curl up with all day long and ignore your iphone notifications, your email, your significant other (kidding…sorta) and basically anything else that poses a distraction? For me, Dancing on Broken Glass was one of those books. I started it at about 7am on a foggy Saturday morning and finished it around 4:30 the same day. As I flipped the last page, I had practically gone through an entire box of tissues and was sobbing my eyes out.

Yep, one of those books.

In a nutshell, the book is about a marriage. It’s a love story between two people battling two very different {major} issues. Before they got married, everyone told Lucy and Mickey that it would never work out and that their relationship was destined to fail…but they loved each other and were determined to make it work. I loved how real and raw both the characters and the storyline were. This was definitely one of those books that made you both laugh and cry — my favorite kind. I finished this three weeks ago and am still thinking about it.

It’d be a great read for Valentine’s Day week…or anytime!

PS- today is World Nutella Day AND National Pancake Day. Are you celebrating?

 

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    De @ Cooking for the Other Half
    February 5, 2013 at 4:00 am

    This book looks awesome! I am on the hunt for a good book to read next…the last great one I read was Gone Girl and I’m almost tempted to re-read it, it was that good.

    And I had no idea that today was World Nutella Day, but now that I do know, I feel that it would be wrong not to celebrate.

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    February 5, 2013 at 4:33 am

    Curl up on the couch and ignore the world? Sign me up!! It’s been brutally cold here lately and reading all day sounds like total bliss. Thanks for letting us know about world Nutella day! A great reason to eat more of it than usual, right? 😉

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    Molly @ RDexposed
    February 5, 2013 at 5:11 am

    That title reminds me of the 90s song “Walking on Broken Glass” which is now stuck in my head. Thanks for the book tip.

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    Jenna
    February 5, 2013 at 5:23 am

    Ive been looking for a new book. This sounds great.

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    njmom
    February 5, 2013 at 5:42 am

    I am reading Brain on Fire.

    Today is National Pancake Day

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    joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    February 5, 2013 at 6:51 am

    I’ve heard of this book.. sounds intense!

    PS. Today is National Pancake Day — you could combine that AND nutella day. 🙂

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    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    February 5, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Oh no, I had no idea it was World Nutella Day or National Pancake Day. Nutella Pancakes for dinner? Sounds perfect!

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    sillygirl
    February 5, 2013 at 7:25 am

    I’m reading THE CHOCOLATE THIEF right now – if you read it you will need chocolate – make that GOOD chocolate – close at hand!

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    HilJo
    February 5, 2013 at 7:29 am

    I know I posted this before but you should so read “Kristin Lavransdatter”–it is an INCREDIBLE book. On marriage, children, faith, and making our own decisions and living with the consequences. It is a longish book too, so that is a bonus 🙂 A lot of people say it is hard to get into at the beginning but it becomes this incredible story. Read it. It won a nobel prize for a reason.

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    Anne Weber-Falk
    February 5, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Nutella…gross. A good read…fabulous!

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    Heather
    February 5, 2013 at 7:41 am

    I’m reading (yet another) Elizabeth Berg book and I just love her style of writing. I find her characters really easy to relate to and her stories always seem to touch on different levels of emotion with me. I read “Open House” last week, and now I’m working on “Pull of the Moon”. They’re such easy Sunday reads.

    Also, is there a section on here where I can find all your book recommendations in one spot that I’m missing? Please and thank you 🙂

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      Kim H.
      February 6, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      On the right hand side of this blog is a drop down box labeled categories. Choose the book categories and you will see all of Jenna’s book reviews.

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    Sydney
    February 5, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Thanks so much for the book suggestion! It’s been too long since I’ve read a really good book I can’t put down. I just ordered it on Amazon and I can hardly wait for my hubby to go out of town so I can cuddle up and read it uninterrupted!

    Thanks again!

    Syd

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    Laura
    February 5, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I didn’t know it was national pancake day but I already had them for breakfast! YUM!

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    Beth Sheridan
    February 5, 2013 at 8:58 am

    I was looking for another book to get in to…Maybe I’ll pick up that one! And any day that celebrates Pancakes is my kind of day! Flapjack!

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    Sarah @ Yogi in Action
    February 5, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Yay- saw above it’s also National Pancake Day- and I just had pancakes for breakfast.

    I’m currently reading “Committed” by Elizabeth Gilbert. It’s also all about marriage, and so far I’m really enjoying it.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks
    February 5, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I most am definitely celebrating World Nutella Day with a new recipe 🙂

    And I love your book posts – to get a glimpse into what you’re digging lately!

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    Jess.
    February 5, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I love your book suggestions. One of my 33 while 33 goals is to read 52 books & I immediately came to your site to start my list of books to look for. I have read several books you’ve reviewed & really enjoyed them. This one is going on the list too!

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    a farmer in the dell
    February 5, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I’m in need of another good book! This looks perfect!

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    Anna |Apron Hearts|
    February 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Intriguing title…thanks for your reading suggestion.
    Had no idea about Nutella Day…I remember when I was a kid I had Nutella Day every day 🙂

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    Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles
    February 5, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Ooh I love the laugh – cry books. Thanks for the recommendation.

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    jan
    February 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    That sounds great! Thanks for the recommendation. I love books that suck you in like that.

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    Caroline L.
    February 5, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Always love seeing your book recommendations! I think we like the same type of novels 🙂

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    Heather
    February 5, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I am actually reading that book right now. I’m glad I am not the only one who needs a box of Kleenex! It is fantastic so far but such a tear jerker.

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    Brandi m
    February 5, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Is it terrible that my son and I had pancakes at 8:00 at night just to celebrate national pancake day? And did I mention that we had already eaten dinner?!

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    Callie @ sMiles from Callie
    February 6, 2013 at 8:32 am

    I’m SO excited to read this!! I’ve already checked my library online to make sure it’s in stock 🙂 Love all of your recommendations!

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    Christine
    February 6, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Yay! Thanks so much for the recommendation, this sounds right up my alley! I’m off to read through all your book reviews…

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    Corey
    February 7, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    What did you think of Multiply?

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      jenna
      February 7, 2013 at 6:17 pm

      I’m still reading it! So far, I really love it!

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    Ashley
    February 7, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Welp 8 hours of my day today reading this. Absolutely Loved it but kind of want to erase it from my memory haha.

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    Alexis
    February 8, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Thanks for the book pick! It’s going to be my blizzard book this weekend!

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    ka hancock
    February 8, 2013 at 10:39 am

    You doll!! Thanks for the great review! Made my day!

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      Kelly
      February 12, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      Oh my goodness- KA HANCOCK…..you actually replied to this?

      I read your book in 24 hours based on this blog suggestion. I LOVED IT SO MUCH. I cried! I have suggested it to so many people today. I haven’t loved a book this much since THE HELP (and you KNOW that is saying a ton).

      GREAT JOB on the book. LOVED IT SO MUCH. PLEASE WRITE MORE. Your writing style is so fantastic. So vivid and beautiful.

      Kelly in Michigan.

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    Jennifer
    February 9, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I just finished Katherine Howe’s “The House of Velvet and Glass”, and I highly recommend it!

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    February Reading List
    February 12, 2013 at 9:28 am

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    BeccaJane
    February 13, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I just finished this book and really enjoyed it. It is pretty powerful and deals with some serious issues! The ending made me cry.

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    Colleen
    February 28, 2013 at 5:31 am

    Another great choice Jenna, I stayed up til 2:30 this morning reading finishing it and had to be out of the house by 6 so to say I am dragging is an understatement. Well worth it though, and looking forward to her next. And i just noticed she posted here, wow..

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    Laura
    April 3, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    I just finished this book in the train home from work and am bawling!! Such a great story. I LOVED it.

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    Valerie
    April 30, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    i’m so glad you write these reviews! i’ve read two of the books you’ve mentioned, and i’m excited for the next. you have excellent taste! my bank account dislikes you and the expensive ebooks 😉

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    Erin W.
    October 13, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Hi Jenna, I don’t know why I’m leaving a comment on this blog post when you don’t even officially have the blog going anymore. But…I have bookmarked your book reccommendations for years, and I finally just read ‘Dancing on Broken Glass’. I just finished it yesterday, and damn…it was so so so good! A lot of times while reading a sad book, I’ll feel sad but I won’t actually cry. Or maybe I’ll tear up, but I don’t actually cry. This book…at one point I just burst into tears. It really was such a great book. I just had to go back and read your book review again, and read all the comments (and I just noticed Ka Hancock left a comment…wow!!). I really miss your blog, and I realllllly miss your book reco’s. Do you think you could keep them up on Instagram or something?

    P.S. Thanks for keeping your blog live. I use so many of your recipes, and like today, I like to go back and read your book reviews.

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