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Family is Forever
The Knicely sisters--Tabitha, Rachel and Kym embark on a journey as caregivers for their aging great aunt. When their role becomes overwhelming, they soon learn that every caregiver needs a caregiver.
Simmons charts an emotional course from horrible first impressions to budding romance in this poignant love story. Tabitha Knicely and her sisters agree to take turns caring for their elderly great-aunt Tweet, who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Tabitha, a Pasadena Hill, Mo., pharmaceutical sales rep, has just started her six-month rotation of housing Aunt Tweet when Tweet wanders off and ends up on neighbor Marcus Whittington’s porch. Marcus initially accuses Tabitha of elder neglect and threatens to call 911, but as they continue to run into each other, he comes to understand the depth of Tabitha’s love for her aunt and the difficulty of caring for a woman with Alzheimer’s. Marcus develops a friendship with the Knicely women, joining them for meals and church outings, and romance simmers between Tabitha and Marcus as he becomes the person she leans on when juggling her career and her role as a caregiver becomes overwhelming. 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.
Rachel Knicely has put her own life on hold for six months to take care of her great aunt, who has Alzheimer's. Putting her aunt first was an easy decision―accepting that Aunt Tweet is nearing the end of her battle is far more difficult.
Nicholas Adams' ministry is bringing comfort to those who are sick and homebound. He responds to a request for help for an ailing woman but when he meets Aunt Tweet, he realizes Rachel―overcome with grief―is the one who needs support the most. Nick is committed to helping Rachel, but more than that, he's charmed by and attracted to her. The timing couldn't be worse. Just when the moment seems perfect to profess his love, Rachel receives devastating news that brings both a crisis of faith and roadblocks to their budding relationship that neither could have anticipated.
This beautifully emotional and clean story contains a hero and heroine who are better at taking care of other people than themselves, a dark moment that shakes their faith, and a well-earned happily ever after.
When it comes to being a caregiver, Kym Knicely has been there, done that, and is ready to move on from that lifestyle. Then she meets Chaz Banks and soon learns that every caregiver situation is not one size fits all. Where she was the caregiver of her elderly aunt, Hamilton is years older and is a full-time caregiver of his seven-year-old autistic granddaughter.
Although Kym's attraction is strong, she has to decide whether love can conquer all her fears. At the same time, both Kym and Chaz are exploring the limits of their faith and their relationship with God. It's a journey with a different set of rules that Kym has to play by if she wants Chaz's heart. Can she create the Christian romance she wants with Chaz?
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