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A MATTER OF ISSUE is a provocative contemporary tale of birthrights, inheritances and elder abuse.

Charles is elderly and recently widowed, and he’s starting to forget things, so his younger son, Kirk, steps in to help. But when Charles has a second chance at love, Kirk sees trouble on the horizon and takes grievous measures to divert it.

Meanwhile Bill, Charles's elder
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Paperback, new release, 306 pages
Published June 2016 by Pepperpot Publishing
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Marguerite Horn
Sep 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
The characters and storyline in A Matter of Issue were believable, almost familiar. I read this as I care for my elderly mother in my home and could relate to the challenges the characters of Charles and his family experienced. The dynamics are very compelling and messy just like in real life. I could hardly put the book down as the abuse surfaced and escalated in the Patriarch's disintegrating world. This story is a good reminder that seniors are so vulnerable and need our support and respect ...more
Grant Leishman
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A Matter of Issue by Carollyne Haynes takes a closer look at family relationships, elder abuse and the problems that can occur when children allow greed and avarice to cloud their judgment of their family, once money becomes involved. It asks the important questions when does caring, become controlling and what rights do the elderly often lose when they rely on their children for care? Charles has worked hard all his life and created a nice,
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Shannon
A Matter of Issue is a story about three generations of a family, each generation dealing with their own drama. Elder abuse is a main focus in the book and shows how it can start fair innocuously but cascade to the point that drastic measures must be taken. It also shows how well-meaning people, witnessing what is happening, must be willing to do more than voice their concerns. There was one main issue that bothered me with the book and is why I chose to give it a 3 star instead of a four. Abuse ...more
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Born in Devon, England, I have been playing with words in one form or another all my life. From editorial assistant on London's famous Fleet Street, to the publication of two full length novels, I continue to make music with my words.

At age 20 I emigrated to Canada and have made it my home ever since. During my years in Ottawa I worked as a Member's Assistant at the House of Commons and the
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