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Lean on Me

(Family Is Forever #1)

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First in an emotional, poignant romantic women's fiction series by acclaimed inspirational romance author Pat Simmons.

No caregiver should ever have to go it alone...


Tabitha Knicely loves her career as a pharmaceutical rep, but even her health care knowledge isn't much help with the daily challenges she now faces caring for her aunt with Alzheimer's. Her once organized
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Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: January 7th 2020 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Dianne
No caregiver should ever have to go it alone...pretty much sums up the most powerful emotional punch in Pat Simmons’s LEAN ON ME. There is also a wonderful growing romance that starts out on a very, VERY bad foot as well as a message to lean on one’s faith, as well as those around us. Being a caregiver under any circumstance is beyond difficult and on the surface, this book does address the toll it takes on everyone involved.

As a person who has been the sole caregiver for more than one family
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Ann
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book takes on a very difficult subject of caregivers and their loved ones. Tabitha's Aunt Tweet is getting lost in Alzheimer's. Tabitha and her sisters make a deal that they will be the caregiver for 6 months at a time. Tabitha finds her wandering Aunt on her neighbor's porch and he thinks she's doing a bad job of keeping Aunt Tweet out of trouble. Then he begins to help instead of criticize. This is a Christian romance that deals with family, love and illness in a very compassionate way. ...more
Sarah
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this book through NetGalley, When I began to read this book I did not realize it was a Christian romance but I continued to read it and really enjoyed it. The characters were wonderfully created with normal flaws that made them realistic. This story is heartbreaking for anybody, but especially for those that have dealt with a family member suffering through dementia or Alzheimer’s. It showed the true hardships that a caregiver experiences plus the love and appreciation that they also ...more
Laurie
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
A well depicted portrayal of a loved one with alzheimer's, definite caregiver stress and burnout.
I believe everyone knows or has heard of someone that has this dreaded illness. This novel hits a note with all of us.
Tabitha and her sisters share the care of their beloved Aunt Tweet, who is in her eighties and has had a wonderful full life.
Aunt Tweet tries to remain independent, but finds herself wandering many times, unable to read, unable to cook,, unable to live alone.
Her nieces each take her
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Pat Simmons is celebrating ten years as a published author with more than thirty titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth who is passionate about researching her ancestors and then casting them in starring roles in her novels, in the hope of tracking down any distant relatives who might happen to pick up her books.
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