Faced with challenges from an early age, Janica has learned to celebrate and enjoy every day as a gift. Her life-affirming attitude fascinates Thomas, a shy young man who begins to see the rich colors of life in a whole new light. As she reveals a world he never could have imagined for himself, Thomas falls head over heels for the strong young woman and becomes part of her quirky circle of friends and her loving family.
Their generosity of spirit draws Thomas out of his shell. He finds strength in their visits to the children’s hospital where Janica volunteers, captivating the kids’ attention with her imaginative stories. But all too soon fate deals them a harsh blow. Can their love survive life’s obstacles?
You, Me, and the Colors of Life is a moving, hopeful story about the power of love and the power of living a life filled with joy.
Chick-Lit isn’t typically a genre I read and enjoy, but You Me and the Colors of Life is an exception. This story is beautiful and moving and will definitely make you cry a few times. Janica and Thomas’s story will also make you appreciate the littlest of blessings in your life. They are characters who you can’t help but fall in love with and root for. I don’t think there was a single character in this story that I didn’t enjoy.
This book was almost a 5-Star read for me, but at times I felt like the story was too busy and focused on the lives of too many characters, but in the end I was able to see how each of them were important to the story. There were also times where I felt the characters’ inner monologues would ramble on and on. Even at 4-Stars, I will be adding this book to my list of favorites.
“With enough love and care, even the tiniest seed could grow into a strong tree. “
“Problems, pain, and suffering are all part of the human condition. Not only so we know what happiness is, but also because they build character, change us, teach us.”
“Time is precious. Every minute we give to another person is priceless, even if we’re not staring death in the face. “
“She taught him how to let go of little things, and yet marvel at the magnificence of every detail. And perhaps the most important thing: She taught him to pray. Openly and honestly, straight from the heart, without holding anything back, and with the deepest gratitude. “
“You showed me the colors of this world. I promise you I’ll always carry them in my heart.”
This book is my “Y” book for the #2018AtoZChallenge.
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