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A Vow to Cherish (A Vow to Cherish #1)
by Deborah Raney (Goodreads Author)
When his precious wife of thirty years received a devastating diagnosis, John Brighton's world fell apart. As his wife slipped from him day by day, his love was being tested as never before, and he found himself confronted by a weakness he never knew he had. He desperately needed a confidante in this dark time, and a young widow named Julia Sinclair seemed to understand hi...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
(first published 1996)
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I balled through the first half of the book as I am living a similar story with my mom who has Alzeheimers. I didn't think the book was particularly well crafted, but I really appreciated that the right/moral choice was made and that we see the benefit of that choice.
Wat een prachtig mooi emotioneel boek is dit zeg! Ik heb m in een kleine drie dagen uitgelezen dus dat zegt wel wat. De ziekte van Alzheimer word erg goed beschreven vind ik en je leeft helemaal mee met John wiens vrouw op nog geen 50-jarige leeftijd de diagnose Alzheimer krijgt. Dit is een prachtige christelijke roman maar de christelijke stukjes in het boek overheersen niet zoals bij sommige boeken van Karen Kingsbury wel het geval is. Het eind word vergeleken bij de rest van het boek wel wat...more
This book would be good for someone who has had a family member with Alzheimer's. The description of the disease and the strain it puts on a family were very accurate. The story line was somewhat dull for me. New characters were introduced in weird spots, and the transitions did not flow very well. The only good part was the insight into Alzheimer's disease and how a family might react to the diagnosis.
DEBORAH RANEY's first novel, A Vow to Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title. Her books have since won the RITA Award, ACFW Carol Award, HOLT Medallion, National Readers' Choice Award, Silver Angel, and have twice been Christy Award finalists. THE FACE OF THE EARTH released in May 2013 from Howard/Simon & Schuster, and SILVER BELLS released from Guideposts in October....moreMore about Deborah Raney...