On caregivers, faith, family, and writing…

A very busy social calendar in addition to a very sick computer kept me away from the keyboard this weekend. Tonight I borrowed David’s computer in an attempt to catch up a bit. Yesterday’s blog tour stop was a guest post I wrote for Pamela Thorson’s blog. Pam is a licensed practical nurse, an author, and a family caregiver. She is one of the people I wrote about in the post titled “Caregivers and Heroes.”  Stop by for a read and a visit, and tell Pam I sent you.

Tomorrow we will stop by a sweet site called Being Sam for a review written by Leanne Vaughan.

To see the complete itinerary for the tour, CLICK HERE.

Pre-Order Links: B&N | Kobo | iTunes

Release Date: July 1, 2014

Blessings,

Linda

A Long and Winding RoadAbout the BookSometimes reality really bites. Alzheimer’s has wrapped Mom’s brain into knots, vascular dementia has attacked Dad, and, instead of carefree retirees, we have become caregivers. Regardless, dreams die hard, and we somehow stumbled into the purchase of a forty-foot motor home. That’s when all four of us set out on this seven-week trek across sixteen U.S. states. Now, Dad stopped-up the toilet again, Mom wet her last pair of clean jeans, and David just announced that he was hungry. My head is beginning to pound, and I know this isn’t going to be the easygoing retirement we’d imagined for ourselves.

Linda Brendle takes you on a roller-coaster ride of emotional and spiritual challenges that many families are facing right now. Co-dependency, mental breakdowns, and finding love after divorce are just a few of the issues weaved into this journey of caregiving. Whether you’re looking for an inspirational story to help teach you how to “let go and let God,” considering becoming the caregiver for one of your own parents, or are just looking for an entertaining travel book, this story is sure to strike a tender nerve.

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