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Here for You

(Family Is Forever #2)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  32 reviews
"Simmons balances the sadness of Alzheimer's with the heartwarming bonds of family and friendship, and the combination is sure to tug at readers' heartstrings." --Publishers Weekly

Second in the Family Is Forever series of emotional, poignant, romantic women's fiction from acclaimed author Pat Simmons.

Rachel Knicely has put her own life on hold for six months to take care o
Paperback, 288 pages
Expected publication: February 2nd 2021 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Here For You is the second installment in the Family is Forever series. Three Sisters has taken on the responsibility of taking care of their Aunt Tweet, each one is taking over the role as caregiver for six months at a time. In this story it is Rachel‘s turn and Aunt Tweets health is declining very rapidly and it is taking a toll on Rachel. Tabitha, Rachel’s sister puts a call in for Minister Nicholas Adams to visit her aunt and sister for prayer. When visiting the two he finds himself attracte ...more
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read by Pat Simmons. Sometimes in life, the caregiver needs to be taken care of and ministered to. Three sisters take turns taking care of their Aunt Tweet who was like a mother to them and who passes away from Alzheimer's. One of the sisters gives her life to the Lord as she's grieving the loss of her aunt. She later finds out she is sick. This story is well written and definitely a page-turner. ...more
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Pat Simmons is releasing her second novel in the Family is Forever Series, and I stayed up way too late last night to read the whole book in one sitting. It is just that engrossing and compelling to read. Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a man with a melodic voice to read scripture to you.

Aunt Tweet was introduced in the first book of this series, Lean on Me, as she was beginning her descent into dementia. In this book, her deterioration comes quickly, but not before Tabitha calls a church near Ra
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Here for You" by Pat Simmons is a story about love, faith, and resilience.

Successful career woman by day and fun-loving party girl by night, Rachel Knicely adores her beloved Aunt Tweet, but is challenged when Alzheimer's tightens its grip on the elderly woman. Being a caregiver exposes Rachel's insecurities but opens the door to a new relationship with God. Minister Nicholas Adams offers her godly guidance and friendship, but is it the wrong time for them to explore the possibility of a deepe
Barbara Schultz
This is second in the Family is Forever series.
Story starts out with fun loving-party girl Rachael Knicely putting her life on hold for 6 months as she Rachael and her sisters are taking turns as caregivers for their beloved great aunt, Aunt Tweet who has Alzheimer’s.
Rachael’s sister Tabitha turns to Minister Nicholas Adams for spiritual help.
Although Nick feels a connection to Rachel, he keeps a respectful distance.
Soon Rachel finds herself in the situation from being a caretaker to now need
Cassandra Haywood
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It is Rachel Knicely’s turn to watch Aunt Tweet who is suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia, after her two other sister’s Tabaitha and Kym turns. While working a full time job and being a caregiver for Aunt Tweet, Tabaitha contacts a church there in Nashville where a minister can go to see Aunt Tweet and pray for her. Nicholas Adams is the minister that is assigned for the home visit.
Upon meeting Rachel and Nicolas meeting you can see the mutual attraction between the two.
I love the charact
Shannan Harper
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In the second book to this series, Pat Simmons takes you on an emotional journey that will keep you wondering what will happen next all the way to the end. Aunt Tweet has been in the Knicley's girls lives since the beginning. The three of them decide to take care of their elderly aunt, who has been afflicted with Alzheimer's. Rachel is the baby of the family, and her turn is up. While she is trying to keep her mind from going crazy, she meets Nicholas Adams, a minister sent to pray for her and h ...more
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an early copy from NetGalley. This is the second book dealing with the kNicely Sisters. This time we dive more into Rachel KNicely. The KNicely sisters are revolving caretakers for their aunt tweet and now its Rachel's turn. Aunt Tweet suffers from dementia/Alzheimers. Aunt Tweet quickly detoriates in this book and feeling that her sister needs prayer Her sissy Tabitha calls on a local church to send someone to pray for her family. In walks Nicholas Adams. From meeting th ...more
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Aug 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Here For You brings us back with more of Aunt Tweet and Knicely sisters. This time the care rotation is with Racheal, the youngest of the Knicely clan.

Racheal made all the necessary arrangements to have both quality and quantity time with her aunt. Even best-laid plans are can be tested. When aunt Tweet's health deteriorates, the sisters try to brainstorm on what action to take. Tabitha and Kim can tell its time to bring in reinforcements. Help for Rachel comes in the form of a minister for a lo
Penny Leidecker
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I’ve read by Pat Simmons, but it definitely won’t be my last. Here for You is a clean, inspirational, Faith-based novel with many wonderful characters. I absolutely loved Nicholas as the hero. He is a devoted man that doesn’t give up, once he is all in for his relationship with Rachel. Rachel and Nicholas first meet when he comes to pray with her Aunt Tweet, Priscilla Brownlee. Rachel figures after Aunt Tweet passes, then Nicholas will no longer be around. I won’t leave an ...more
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Netgalley ❤️Rachel refuses to accept that gpher great aunt Priscilla is dying.priscilla is eighty five years old.she has Alzheimer's. She is very important to the sisters.i liked how Priscilla was cared for. Nicholas is a project manager and a minister. Nicholas is called to visit Priscilla. Rachel is a civil engineer which I liked. I loved the gain Nicholas had.Ithought Nicholas was a bit judgemental about Rachel's appearance while care was slow paced the connection between Rachel and ...more
Ann Readyoff
Jun 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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First read by this author but it will not be my last. The book opens with three sisters who are taking care of their Aunt Tweet who has Alzheimer's. It is Rachael's turn to care for her aunt. Rachel 's sister Tabitha calls the church and asks that a preacher visits her Aunt. Nick is the visiting preacher and makes a connection with Rachael . As time passes Nick is attracted to Rachael. After her aunt passes away Nick is still there for Rachael. As their relationship grows
Barbara James
Nov 17, 2020 rated it liked it
I was surprised that Aunt Tweet died so early in the book, because I was looking forward to seeing each of the sisters grow in faith and life through becoming her caretaker.

I realize that the series could have begun with the first caretaker, not the second. That would have meant the three sisters could have each experienced their own happily ever after in their own time throughout the series.

The book didn't really pick up until Rachel had her own health crisis after Aunt Tweet died. That is wher
Kathleen Gray
Aug 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rachel and her sisters are taking six months shifts caring for their much loved Great Aunt Tweet as she descends into Alzheimers. Her sister Tabby had the first round (and was the subject of the first book- but this is fine as a standalone) and while things were rough, they've gotten worse. Nicholas Adams, a minister who works with families and caregivers, brings light to Rachel, who's feeling quite overwhelmed. And then, Rachel finds a lump. Nicholas and a strong Christian faith carry her throu ...more
Janilyn Kocher
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Here's for You is a nice solid read. Three sisters rotate caring for their ailing elderly relative. Rachel, the youngest, feels she has been cheated the most since her great aunt has been very difficult. The care rotation shifts back to another sister in Nashville and Rachel meets a local minister, Nicholas. The romance between them is sweet and steady. Rachel faces a major life hurdle but prevails with Nicholas at her side. The themes of family, friends, faith, and hope are prevalent. Thanks to ...more
Aug 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rachel and his sisters have taken over caregiving responsibility for their beloved Aunt Tweet. They each take a 6 month rotation, and this novel centers on Rachel’s time. Caregiving is tough, and Rachel is struggling. Nicholas , a local pastor, comes to comfort Aunt Tweet, but feelings for Rachel begin to grow as well.

This is a thoughtful novel about love, family, caregiving and opening your heart despite adversity. Give it a try!

Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity
Eli Dhios
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley-2020
Here we have Rachel Knicely and minister Nicholas Adams's love story. I enjoyed the family dynamics and the few moments where there were actual romance, but all and all this was not for me. The writing felt too detailed and it seemed to never end, and also the overly christian parts had me rolling my eyes. I mean, we know they are christians and they read the bible and pray. But is it necessary to tell us they do this christian things every 2 lines?

I'm sure most people would enjoy this, just not
Sep 19, 2020 marked it as to-read
Here for You is the second book in the Family is Forever series, but I found it to be good as a stand-alone. The book was full of emotions and the characters seemed so real. One minute I was happy and the next I was crying. The book was beautifully written, and the author did a great job getting across the feelings that family members have when a loved one has Alzheimer’s or cancer. The Knicely’s friends and family gave Rachel so much love and support as she went through her chemo. It was a hear ...more
Nov 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is book 2 in the Family is Forever series. It is Christian fiction and an enjoyable read. This is Rachel's story as she and her sisters care for their elderly aunt who is stricken with Alzheimer's disease. Have you box of Kleenex ready. Nicholas is the pastor at Aunt Tweets church but realizes that Rachel is the one in need of help and comfort as caretaker. A good story of community and friendship. Looking forward to book 3. I received a copy of this ARC in exchange for a fair and honest re ...more
Kristin- Shabby Chic Reader
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2020
Loved this tender love story that starts when Rachel and Nicolas meet because Rachel's sister requested a Minister to pray with their Aunt Tweet who was dying of Dementia. I loved the heartwarming relationship Rachel had with her family, best friend, and Nicolas. The story was full of emotion and the ups and downs of going through life's trials. It was very uplifting and inspirational with the message that prayer helps endure the rough times in life. I also appreciated the way Nicolas cared for ...more
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Sheila Penwell
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is about dividing their time taking care of their Aunt Tweet. The each do it for 4 months. Now it is Rachel's turn. They are in Nashville. They have everything organized per her health care and regimen. Tweet is getting worse. This story starts out with the visit from a local pastor. Let the story begin as this is where everything starts. This is definitely A GOOD READ. ...more
Sep 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

There is nothing more satisfying than a book which will have you laughing in one scene, crying,cussing, and saying oh no in the next. Pat Simmons did all of this in Here for You. A profound story of Love, friendship, caring, understanding,, and faith. I am going to read book one ,as I wait for book in the Family Is Forever series.

Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Here For You is a Must Read!

As always, I enjoyed this story about caregiving and breast cancer. What I really like about Pat Simmons’s books is they are true Christian novels with clean romance. The characters are always well thought out and the storyline always make sense.

Thank you for honoring God, Pat Simmons!
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
This was a DNF for me at 25%. I enjoyed Rachel and how she is such a strong woman. I adore the relationships between Rachel and her family as well as Nicholas and his family. This book has heavy religious part and it was just a bit too preachy for me. I was expecting more romance.
Sep 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well worth the wait

I was excited to read the next story of these caregiving sisters but I wasn’t expecting all the emotions I would feel. This story was truly inspiring and encouraging. As always Mrs. Simmons made you feel like you are a part of the story.
Rosemary Ross
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wish I could give it 6stars!!

Ms Simmons has out done herself again. This is a must read. Loved the strong characters and the storyline. That's my review as I'm always afraid I'll say too much and give away the story😊 Definitely a must read. Looking forward to Kym's story.
Deirdre Davis
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Here for You

Nicholas and Rachel’s journey covered so many topics! It was especially pleasing to see it portions thru a male’s eyes. Aunt Tweet is forever the best Auntie! Pat Simmons always brings a little history, family and love in the stories she writes!
Sep 01, 2020 rated it liked it
It well written and I liked the characters but the story is slow and it didn't keep my attention.
Not my cup of tea.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Brenda McAdory
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

Captivating from the beginning. Once I started couldn't put it down. Characters seemed like my best friends. Very relatable rewarding.
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Pat Simmons is a multi-published Christian romance author with more than thirty-five titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth who is passionate about researching her ancestors, then casting them in starring roles in her novels. She is a three-time recipient of the Romance Slam Jam Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance. Pat’s first inspirational women’s fiction, Lean On Me, wit ...more

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